St Aidan’s Students Get Scientific and Sustainable

St Aidan’s, in Brisbane, has a ‘Marie Curie Club’. The club meets at lunchtimes and focuses on engaging with science, named after the famous scientist Marie Curie who died almost a century ago.

This photo shows students in the club recentlt preparing fermented tea. This is a 2 week process using a growth called a scoby, and the result is kombucha.

The Marie Curie Club students made their own flavour and then cultured the scoby into large flat sheets. After drying, the result is scoby leather, which the students made this into coin purses. This material is a sustainable alternative to normal leather.

Photo credits: St Aidan’ AGS Facebook