STEAM Fairs setting the stage to further develop Guyana …says Region Three REdO
(March 8, 2018) – The Department of Education Region Three held its 2018 Regional Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Fair today at the Leonora Secondary School.
Prior to the exhibits being viewed, the day’s activities began with an opening ceremony that was chaired by a teacher, Mr. Julian Cambridge. Delivering the feature address and declaring the Fair open was Regional Education Officer (REdO), Ms. Annesta Douglas.
According to Ms. Douglas, the hosting of the STEAM Fair is setting the stage to further develop Guyana. She said that the children’s participation in the event exposes them to a number of scientific methods.
The REdO encouraged the students to be explorers whereby they are always looking for new and innovative ways to solve the problems that exist in society.
Further, she said that children stand to benefit tremendously through their participation. Among the many benefits are that children will gain additional knowledge, improve their speaking and writing skills which will enhance their self-confidence.
Ms. Douglas highlighted that much has changed over the years whereby technology has evolved. She said that these changes are an indication as to how the world is moving. She urged the students from the nursery, primary and secondary levels to think outside the box when attempting to solve society’s problems.
This year, all STEAM Fairs are being held under the theme: “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics paving the way for a sustainable society.”
Some of the exhibits addressed the issue of recycling, using renewable energy to produce electricity and woodwork.