Rockin Reactions Roma
4 November 2020

Students rockin’ it out in Roma

It will be just like a journey to the centre of the earth when Roma State College students learn how rocks are formed today in a hands-on event hosted by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).

Industry experts from Senex Energy will be in the classroom to mentor students undertaking a crystal making experiment and conducting investigations into the rock cycle using limestone and heat.

“Our staff are looking forward to teaching students about the different types of exploration drilling and talking about the great careers available in the resources sector,” Senex community relations manager, Trevor Robertson, said today.

Roma State College Principal Guy Hendriks said having industry people involved helps students understand the connections between their schoolwork and how it can be applied in the real world.

“It’s also very helpful for our students to learn firsthand about the related careers, and how to step onto those career pathways,” Mr Hendriks said.

“It really gives them a head-start in thinking about their subjects for senior school.”

The QMEA currently engages with 80 schools throughout Queensland and is a partnership between the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and the State Government under its Gateway to Industry Schools program.   


The QRC is Queensland’s peak representative body for coal, metal and gas explorers, producers and suppliers across the resources sector. It contributes one in every five dollars to the Queensland economy, sustains one in six Queensland jobs and supports more than 15,000 businesses and more than 1200 community organisations across the state - all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass. 


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