Children’s University School Holiday Program

Rovers group

The Children’s University School Holiday programs have been an outstanding success. We would like to acknowledge the amazing work of Mr Miles Davies from the Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources for delivering on-campus experiences and Dr Georgina Sylvia from the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing for hosting three scientific workshops across the Riverland.

During the April School Holiday program, the Children’s University Adelaide team hosted three spaced themed experience days on-campus, which were attended by students from three schools. The program featured an Amazing Astronomy lecture experience, a campus tour, a build your own Rover workshop, and the standout experience of seeing a real-life rover in action thanks to Mr Miles Davies. These experiences were supported by the generosity of our Passport to Volunteering students from Roma Mitchell Secondary College who dedicated time during their holidays to support younger students from their communities. The students had a blast exploring our stunning campus and engaging in unforgettable activities. One of the teachers from Lake Windemere Primary School exclaimed, “the best program we have been a part of!”.

Dr Georgina Sylvia also hosted three hands-on DNA workshops across various locations in the Riverland where Children's University (CU) students were thrilled to extract DNA from strawberries, all under the expert guidance of a Riverland native. Seven additional workshops were held across the Clare Valley and the Spencer Gulf, where CU members had the opportunity to learn about the galaxy and even make their own comic books.

If you would like to be involved in any upcoming school holiday activities, we would love to hear from you at

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