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Schools Science Fair On

Image: These youngsters from St. Mary’s College explore the business potential that lies in converting Sargassum (seaweed) into biodiesel [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

Image: These youngsters from St. Mary’s College explore the business potential that lies in converting Sargassum (seaweed) into biodiesel [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
These youngsters from St. Mary’s College explore the business potential that lies in converting Sargassum (seaweed) into biodiesel [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
FIFTY-ONE scientific projects are now on showcase at the Derek Walcott Square at this year’s National Schools’ Science and Technology Fair.

The fair, which adopts the theme, “Science and Technology: An Infinite Journey of Exploration, Discoveries and Inventions”, opened yesterday and runs until tomorrow.

The exhibition will be opens from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and features a wide array of the practical aspects of science, including soap making, recycling, flood mitigation, vector control, to name a few.

The projects were shortlisted from science fairs held in the island’s eight educational districts over the past few weeks and the organizers’ aim is to expose school children to the limitless potential that exists in science.

Acting Curriculum Officer (National Sciences and Technology) in the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, Giannetti George, told The VOICE yesterday that participation in this year’s national science fair increased over last year’s 45 projects.

A new category was added this year and highlights the many products that can be made from coconuts, George said.

Entrants in the science fair as classified in categories of the public school system, namely infant, primary, lower secondary, upper secondary and tertiary levels.

Two special education schools from Soufriere are also participating in the fair as guests, George said.

(For more coverage of this year’s National Science & Technology Fair, see this Weekend’s VOICE)

Stan Bishop began his career in journalism in March 2008 writing freelance for The VOICE newspaper for six weeks before being hired as a part-time journalist there when one of the company’s journalists was overseas on assignment.

Although he was initially told that the job would last only two weeks, he was able to demonstrate such high quality work that the company offered him a permanent job before that fortnight was over. Read full bio...

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