Past pupils help the present at Samoa College

31 May 2018, 12:00AM

The Science Students of Samoa College will be the direct beneficiaries of another Class Project donated by former pupils of the College from the Class of 1991-1994.

The Class of 91-94 has undertaken to refurbish one of the three science labs, which is indeed a step forward in assisting learning and teaching of Science at the College.

The Science subject is an area of great importance that the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture as well as the Government continues to push for schools and teachers alike.

After yesterday when the project was officially handed over, Samoa College Science teachers are now able to take their students through hands on experiments and practical in addition to the theory being taught.

The Science Lab Refurbishment cost the Class a little over $19,790.00.

The cost includes the re-routing of the main water supply and refurbishing internal plumbing, changing electrical plugs and ensuring all worked, replacement of faulty faucets, new ceramic tiling of the damaged flooring and elevating the student experiment benches which have worn and torn over the years. 

Twelve new gas burners have been fitted into the Lab inclusive of the teacher resource room which piping had to be tidied where the cylinders are and to ensure blocked connection to the other unused Labs. 

Both cylinders outside the three labs were out of test (expired May 2000) therefore to ensure student safety, the old cylinders had to be removed and decant to a 45kg cylinder for this purpose.

Flexi hoses which connect the cylinders to the regulators were also replaced as the ones that were in the lab were old and brittle.

The Samoa College Class of 91-94 have always been active in their drive to support the School through their various fundraising activities.

As College celebrates its 65th Anniversary, the hand-over of the refurbished Science Lab marks yet another addition to the many completed projects by the Class.

31 May 2018, 12:00AM
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