BURNS Creek Adventist Primary School (BAPS) on Wednesday staged its first ever annual science fair competition.
The competition, which eventuated after a lot of consultation and planning, saw a total of 466 participants from early childhood education (ECE) to grade six compete for the three top prizes.
Students were required to design, create and demonstrate various scientific projects in their groups with emphasis on creativity, thoroughness, skill and clarity.
Speaking to the Solomon Star, head mistress Nastassia Hilton said that this was the first ever science fair to be organized by the school.
“This is the first of its kind science Ffair to be organized by the school, which aims to help develop the scientific skills of students from all classes (grades) at the school.
“The science fair will be an annual event for the school,” she said.
Ms Hilton added that judges include various high school science teachers, workers and consultants.
“We have invited science teachers from Betikama, Burns Creek Adventist high schools, Palm Drive, education experts and also private consultants for their expertise in judging the various projects put on display by the students.
“Judging will be done according to the various criteria’s including; student’s curiosity, creativity, originality in their projects, thoroughness, their understanding, the level of skill, time and effort put into a particular project and also the grade level of students involved in particular projects,” Ms Hilton said.
Prizes for the best innovative project received prizes.
One of the staff members said the science fair had allowed the students to think smart and innovative in creating something that can be useful in life.
BAPS meanwhile wished to thank the sponsors of the science fair including; Frangipani Ice, Solbrew, Ausmart and Tropical Marketing Agency for supporting the school’s initiative in hosting the first ever annual science fair.
By JEREMY INIFIRI