Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Creativity on display at Educational District Two annual science fair

The importance of science in education and the development of a nation was highlighted Tuesday, February 18, 2020, as Educational District Two hosted its annual science fair.

The annual science fair is where students present their science project results in the form of a report, display board, and models, all researched and created by themselves.

This year’s event featured students from the infant level through to the secondary school level.

“At the infant level, students projects included looking at the recycling of wrappers to make clothing, we have a school that made a battery with materials lying around, we have a school which carried out testing on how hair dye seeps into the skin, one secondary school is looking at testing the strengthening of hair strands, so it is quite varied and very interesting,” Princess Khodra, District Two Science Coordinator told Loop News.

Princess Khodra

According to Khodra, the activity is important, as it contributes to the social development of students.

“It is one thing to teach a child the academics, to teach them the content in the classroom; it is another thing to give them an opportunity to explore the content, and to apply what it is that they have learnt. It is also a great way to show off their creative skills, their presentations skills and oral skills as well,” said Khodra.

Today’s activity is the first round of science competition, with the other districts to follow.

Tuesday’s activity was held at Sir George William Mallet Serenity Park and forms part of independence activities.

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