Over 46 schools participating in STEAM Fair
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Students from forty-six (46) schools will be presenting over one hundred and twenty (120) projects and vie for honours at this year’s biennial Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Fair.
The two-day fair began on Monday, March 5 and concludes on Tuesday, March 6.
The first day of the STEAM Fair saw participation from various Nursery, Primary and Secondary School across Region Four, who showcased their talent, innovation, and creative minds.
Scores of students, parents, and teachers were in attendance at the Diamond Secondary School, where the event is being hosted under the theme “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics paving the way for a green and sustainable society.”
Young Nikita Bridgelall, a student of the Diamond Secondary School, spoke to the Department of Public Information (DPI) about her project that focused on food security.
‘‘We have herbs that you can get leaves and fruits and dry them. We have jams, pickles, we also have wines that you can make and today our main attraction is quail eggs.”
She further explained the nutritional value and benefits derived from quail eggs and the importance of food preservation. “Quail eggs have three times the nutrients of chicken eggs even though [they are much smaller], …quail eggs include iron, potassium, vitamins, minerals, niacin.”
Kacy Persaud, from Helena Primary School, explained that her school’s project which involves the promotion of recycling in the classrooms and uses materials persons would discard.
Natalie George, of Hope Secondary School, articulated about the use of hydrogen as an alternative source of energy to produce fuel for vehicles because it doesn’t create harmful effects on the environment.
“We chose this project because we realised that fossil fuels cause a dangerous effect in our environment for example [pollution], global warming… hydrogen won’t cause all those things,” said George.
Students representing Soesdyke Secondary School’s “from pollution to food” initiative said using disposable diapers (commonly known as pampers) to hold nutrients and moisture within the soil when planting, creates a better produce.
An 11-year old Mahaica Primary School student, who dressed as a mango flower, noted that her school’s ‘Mango Explosion’ presentation was based on all the products that can be created from the fruit including foods and medicines.
The fair is being organised and executed by the Department of Education, Region Four in collaboration with the Regional Democratic Council, Region Four.
By: Nateshia Isaacs