|Science Fair reveals promise for future|
|Thursday, 17 March 2011 12:20|
On March 9 and 10, high school students showcased their innovative and creative skills at the 2011 Science Fair hosted by the Department of Education and sponsored by PPC Ltd. and FirstCaribbean International Bank.
The two successful days of the fair displayed future hope in science and technology, with Clement Howell High School claiming the “Best Project Display” award by offering an alternative source of construction material through the use of conch.
Clement Howell’s experiment with conch shell and its careful study of other cement and hollow block components earned the admiration of judges and audience alike. They even had businessmen looking into actually producing them for consumer use.
According to education officials, the project also best exemplified this year’s theme, “Caring for the TCI Environment is Our Responsibility: sustain, preserve, enhance.”
Other participants included the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, the National Trust, FirstCaribbean and PPC.
“This avenue is certainly one way to heighten an interest in science and create a public awareness of the importance of the scientific method as a viable approach to solving some of our perplexing environmental and social problems,” said Director of Education Edgar Howell.
“I would also like to extend commendations to all teachers who committed themselves to assisting these students as they prepared for the 2011 Science Fair,” he said.
Among the other winners in the Investigative Project Display category were Seaweeds for Insulation by Raymond Gardiner High school students and alcohol as alternative source of fuel by New Age Academy students.
For the Quiz Bee, Clement Howell students also emerged champions, with 49 points to H.J. Robinson’s 30 points. In third place was the trio from British West Indies Collegiate.
Other areas of competition include Photography and Creative Arts Poster.
The science fair was not just a challenge for the students. Howell said. “I am challenging each resident to join us as we all work together to sustain, preserve and enhance the TCI environment.”
Creative Arts Poster
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