THERE ARE SOME budding, young scientists at St
Stephen's Nursery School and their zeal for the topic has won them
a top prize at this year's Sci-Tech/ Green Expo exhibition
The work of various children was pulled together
in one exhibition entitled What's In The Air. Principal
Shelley Boyce said they began working on the project in September,
dealing with various things found in the air and utilising air.
.The project also won the prize of Best Overall Primary
School at the exhibition, which was held last weekend at Sherbourne
Conference Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael. Boyce said the school
had been entering the competition since 1998 and the project helped
to sharpen the children's scientific skills in the areas of investigation
The students, aged three to five, worked along with
teachers Maureen Cadogan-Ward, Tashaia Burnett, and Shelly Leacock
to put together the project which examined living things in the air
such as birds and insects, with live ones on display; air transportation
with a blimp, aeroplanes and helicopters; as well as fun things with
air such as kites, inflatable chairs and water flotation devices.
The harmful effects of air were also depicted with
hurricanes as angry air and air pollution. The three-day Sci-Tech/Green
Expo exhibition was jointly sponsored by the Greening Barbados Committee,
and the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), a division
of the Ministry of Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Business Development.