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See the giant machines driving mining in WA

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will come to life for two days in June, showcasing the amazing technology that is driving the mining, resources, defence and space industries in WA, and we are inviting WA schools to be a part of this unique opportunity by booking a FREE excursion.

Students will get up close to some of the world’s smartest mining machines and experience a behind-the-scenes look at the technology transforming the resources sector, and also be able to interact with the latest tech including world-class virtual reality, drones, robots and all of the extraordinary innovation that is being developed and used across Western Australia.

Students can immerse themselves in the technology that is shaping the jobs of tomorrow and ask questions directly to senior business leaders about the resources industry’s challenges and successes.

Plus, there’ll be school displays providing a first-hand look at what other WA schools are doing in the technology and innovation space.

This FREE excursion brings STEM to life and supports the WA Curriculum: Science, Technologies and HASS. For further information and bookings, please visit rtsperth.com/schools

 


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When
  • 21-22 June 2021
Where
  • Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Suitable For
  • Year 3-12. This excursion supports the WA Curriculum: Science, Technologies and HASS.
Other
  • Find out more about the Resources Technology Showcase 2021 here.
  • To find out more about what you can see and do during your visit, click here
  • To see a floorplan of RTS2021, click here
  • To see a list of seminars click here (top half)
  • To find out about the machinery exhibits at Elizabeth Quay, click here (bottom half)
  • Please contact Seven West Media Education for any cancellations, amendments or further enquiries.
  • Please read the Excursion Management Plan thoroughly.
  • RTS 2021 teacher notes and student activities can be found here.
  • To see information for your transport bus company/driver, click here.
  • Bookings are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Groups will be able to make bookings in half-hour increments throughout each day, with the first session being at 9am.
  • The excursion duration within the exhibition space is 2 hours. To assist us with managing venue capacity, please arrive on time and leave promptly at the conclusion of your two hour visit.

CAPACITY

  • This is a high capacity event. Venue capacity will be monitored in line with COVID-19 restrictions.
  • School groups will be limited to 200 students plus 20 adult helpers.
    • Please contact Media Education if your group size exceeds the maximum allowed. If there is capacity available, your existing booking may be able to be amended.
  • There may be an opportunity to increase capacity and make additional bookings available at a later date – this will be determined by any COVID guidelines that we have to work within.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Please note the two options below, enabling arrivals and departures from within PCEC, or from other locations. Please make your transport arrangements accordingly.

You may use a combination of these options.

OPTION 1: Arrival and/or departure within PCEC (private bus/coach only)

School arrivals and/or departures by bus can be via a secure area inside PCEC within a 15 minute window either side of their booking time.

Any arrivals / departures outside of this timeframe must be located elsewhere and arranged by the school (see Option 2 below).

To see information for your transport bus company/driver, click here.

ARRIVAL:

  • Groups must follow the instructions of the transport coordinators at all times.
  • Please direct your bus to the LOADING DOCK behind PCEC. See Appendix B of the Excursion Management Plan for map.
    • Access to this area is restricted and is under control of security.
    • If your bus cannot access the driveway due to excessive traffic or security/police instructions, you may be directed to drive around the block so as to not block the entrance/roadway.
  • On arrival, please report to the security check point/ boom gate.
    • The lead teacher must confirm the identity of the school, number of participants and may be asked to show identification.
  • The bus will be directed to a drop-off point INSIDE PAVILION 3.
  • Once the students are safely unloaded, the bus will be directed to exit.
    • Bus parking is not permitted inside PCEC. Reserved parking bays are available on Mill St (after 9am) or Spring St (after 9am-4.15pm) on Monday to Friday. Your bus company should contact City of Perth Parking Services to make arrangements.
  • Teachers must direct their group through the nominated exit for school groups at PCEC.
    • For safety reasons, school groups must stay on the OUTSIDE of barriers around the perimeter of the arrival Pavilion. Buses will have exclusive access to the space inside the barriers.

DEPARTURE:

  • Groups must follow the instructions of the Transport Coordinators at all times.
  • Please gather your entire group within the area marked ‘SCHOOL MEETING POINT’ inside the exhibition space in time for your scheduled departure.
    • Once your group is ready, PCEC staff will guide you to meet your bus.
    • Pick-ups will be from Pavilion 3, where you will also be dropped off.
  • Your bus should enter via the LOADING DOCK behind PCEC.
    • Buses will only be allowed access to Pavilion 3 once your group is in positon to board.
      • Holding bays for buses are available on Mounts Bay Road as per the map (Appendix B – Excursion Management Plan)
    • Please liaise with the Transport Coordinators in regards to notifying your bus company that you are ready to be picked up.
  • Your bus will be directed to exit once your group is safely on board.
  • Please notify staff if you have made other transport arrangements for leaving RTS 2021 when you arrive.

OPTION 2: Arrival and/or departure external to PCEC (public transport/private bus/other means)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Schools arriving by public transport must use the single entry/exit point into PCEC, located at the Riverside Theatre / Elizabeth Quay side.

PRIVATE BUS/COACH

Schools groups arriving/departing by private coach/bus must use the single entry/exit point into PCEC, located at the Riverside Theatre / Elizabeth Quay side.

  • Under no circumstances will drop-offs or pick-ups be allowed from the PCEC concourse.
  • For drop-offs and/or pick ups, alternative locations may be used, such as:
    • in and around Elizabeth Quay
    • the vehicle holding area under the freeway bridges on Mounts Bay Road (see below and Appendix 2) which can be used for drop-offs and pick-ups only. No parking is allowed.
      • this location includes crossing one traffic light-controlled crossing and one crosswalk under the direction of your school’s supervisory team. You may need to have your children cross in small groups.
    • reserved parking bays either on Mill St  (after 9am) or Spring St (after 9am-4.15pm) on Monday to Friday. Your bus company should contact City of Perth Parking Services to make arrangements.
    • other locations as selected by the school supervisory team.

OTHER MEANS

Schools groups arriving/departing by other means must use the single entry/exit point into PCEC, located at the Riverside Theatre / Elizabeth Quay side.

  • Please check in with staff on arrival and await further instructions.
  • Please enter the pavilions as a single group.
  • Schools will arrive at staggered times throughout the day, in half hour increments. To assist us with managing venue capacity, please arrive on time and leave promptly at the conclusion of your two hour visit.
  • Please remind students and supervisors that the duration of your visit inside the exhibition space is TWO hours only.
  • Please communicate a meeting time and location prior to entering the pavilions.
  • Schools will arrive at staggered times throughout the day, in half hour increments. To assist us with managing venue capacity, please arrive on time and leave promptly at the conclusion of your two hour visit.

TRANSPORT COORDINATOR

  • TBC

 

MEDIA EDUCATION

  • 9482 3717 (between 8am-3pm only)

FREE CLASSROOM RESOURCES!

Discover how innovations and technologies are transforming WA’s booming resources sector

Click here for more information and to order.

RTS 2021 – Homeschool Open House

Tuesday June 22, 1:30-3:30pm.

Avoid the school crowds and join us for a special Homeschool Open House!

(and don’t forget to make time to see the giant truck at Elizabeth Quay)

Click here to book your free tickets.

RTS 2021 teacher notes and student activities can be found here.

What's Included

STEM in action

See incredible robotics in action, immerse yourself in jaw-dropping augmented reality, be part of amazing remote operations systems and fly cutting-edge drones – showcasing the amazing technology that is driving the mining, resources, defence and space industries in WA, and bringing STEM to life in a way that Perth has never seen.

Centre Court

Free TED-talk style seminars on the hour, every hour, within PCEC, will bring you inside the world’s most sophisticated robotics and VR programs. See and hear first-hand the extraordinary innovations that are making WA’s resources, space and defence industries the envy of the world.

Careers

Australia’s resources industry is the backbone of this country’s economy and a massive employer. The Showcase is a window into the careers of future. Students will be encouraged to immerse themselves in the technology that will be critical to the jobs they take after they leave school – and ask questions directly to senior business leaders about the resources industry’s challenges and successes.

In addition to the Showcase, students will have the opportunity to witness how the media industry works – viewing national and international live news and story coverages, journalists preparing and posting live stories and also having the opportunity to be on the front page of The West Australian newspaper.

Giant mining machines

Perth’s Elizabeth Quay will once again be a major attraction for families in June, showcasing some of the large-scale mining equipment that is usually only seen at active mining operations, courtesy of RTS 2021 partner Westrac.

School displays

With displays from WA schools, interact with the students and teachers from each and get a first-hand look at what WA schools are doing in the technology and innovation space.

Additional Resources


FREE CLASSROOM RESOURCES!

Discover how innovations and technologies are transforming WA’s booming resources sector

Click here for more information and to order.


 

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