Launceston Church Grammar School is an active participant in future-focused community initiatives and we would like to invite your child to be a part of them as well. We are offering three distinct educational taster programmes, each free-to-attend, and run over two weeks in Term 2 as per the below schedule.

Buzz Club

Session 1: Bee biology
Learn what makes up a bee hive, what are the jobs of drones, workers and the queen, how do they make wax and how are they different? Develop your knowledge of the anatomy of bees and go home with your own model bee.
Session 2: Bees and pollination
How do plants reproduce and how do bees help with this? Where do seeds come from? How do bees make honey? Watch a flower dissection, play the pollination game and learn more about the importance of bees in food production.

Who: For children aged between 10 and 12 years (maximum 20 participants)
Where: Senior Campus Science Laboratories
When: 22 May, 4pm to 5.30pm
29 May, 4pm to 5.30pm 

Flight Club

Participants will build and fly their own glider, and for more advanced students, experiment and modify the design. 

Your child will also engage with the School’s Aviation Programme, the first in Tasmania which features practical aeronautical engineering as well as flight theory. Launceston Grammar students are building a full-size RV12 plane, a kit aircraft from USA’s Vans Aircraft through this highly specialised Aviation Programme. As part of the Club, participants will help build the RV12.

Who: For children aged between 10 and 15 years (maximum 15 participants)
Where:  Senior Campus Technology Centre
When: 5 June, 4pm to 5.30pm
12 June, 4pm to 5.30pm

Mini Shredders Club

A specialised programme which provides participants with the techniques and skills to develop basic bike handling skills using approved games and techniques in a safe environment. Participants will be able to experience our purpose-built 2 kilometre intermediate mountain bike track so that they can apply their skills and learn the basics of trail riding. The bike track was built by well-respected trail designer and builder, Rob Potter, with volunteer support.

The Club will be coordinated by Mountain Bike Australia accredited skills instructors. Participants are asked to bring a mountain bike, bike helmet  and gloves as minimum safety equipment. Parents are welcome to participate.

Who: For children aged between 10 and 12 years old with a skill level of beginner to intermediate (maximum 16 participants)
Where: Senior Campus Grade 7 Oval and Mountain Bike Track
When: 19 June, 3.50pm to 5.00pm
3 July, 3.50pm to 5.00pm