B&R sponsord practical instruction
Active learning is extremely important at the elementary school in Eggelsberg. For this reason, we wanted to do our part by making a donation in cooperation with the "education highway" initiative sponsored by Upper Austria. Our donation made it possible to provide the school with a "Technikbox", a collection of hundreds of chemistry and physical science experiments that presented new classroom learning opportunities for the children – something that makes principal Annemarie Stegbuchner very happy. With the "Technikbox", students can develop and carry out their own experiments while collecting valuable technical experience along the way. "Kids at this age in particular are extremely hungry for new knowledge and are very open to new ideas," said Stegbuchner. "The experiments included in the 'Technikbox' provide us with another avenue for underpinning learning by demonstrating the practicality of the acquired knowledge."
It's not just the teachers who benefit from the extra support in the classroom; the experiments themselves are fun, which adds to the students' enjoyment. "It is very important to arouse the child's interest in things like natural science and chemistry at an early age," said Franz Enhuber, director of the B&R Automation Academy. "We made this donation because we want to help children discover their own talents for understanding technical interrelationships."