Through the 2016 Bright Future Grants program, 33 schools and kindergartens near the Mobil Altona Refinery and the Mobil Yarraville Terminal have each received grants of up to $4,000 for maths and science resources and projects.
“Scientists and engineers are critical for addressing the challenges of 21st century life. That’s why we invest in education programs that focus on inspiring kids to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Andrew Warrell, Altona Refinery Manager.
“From medicine to energy development to computing and engineering, we are supporting the development of a passionate and highly skilled workforce that will help solve problems and create new opportunities into the future.”
The grants will enable local kindergartens, primary and secondary schools to bolster their maths and science programs and resources; from purchasing new technology such as iPads, smartboard software and robotics kits, to funding outdoor programs to teach students about sustainability, such as a pedal-powered charging station and sustainable garden.
Mobil has a long history of supporting local schools and kindergartens. Since the Bright Future Grants program began in 2009, Mobil has provided over $580,000 to local schools and kindergartens to support maths and science education.