Rotary donation helps kids beyond the classroom at Ss Peter and Paul's

Students from Ss Peter and Paul School take their portable microscopes outsideBy Andrew Rogers, Manningham Leader 

New technology is taking Ss Peter and Paul's School kids out of the science classroom and helping them explore the world beyond.

The Doncaster East school has 25 new magnifying microscopes that children can take outside to continue their studies.

They've taken delivery of the equipment thanks to a Rotary Australia program that saw thousands of the devices delivered to schools across Australia.

Their portable, user-friendly design will allow students to look at things inside and out.

School deputy principal Anita Kelliher said the microscopes were 'very new technology'.

'They are different from traditional microscopes and they're much more user-friendly,' she said.

'They can be taken out in the field and that'll even help kids in their exploration of art in nature. Schools cry out of this sort of thing.'

Ms Kelliher thanked the school's 'proactive' parents and friends committee, in particular parent Sharon Tarulli.

This article was originally published in the Manningham Leader on 17 February 2017.