Le­ar­ners ex­cel at In­ter­na­ti­o­nal S­cien­ce Fair

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A lo­cal high school stu­dent's stu­dy on frus­tra­ti­on and ag­gres­si­on e­ar­ned her a sil­ver me­dal at the In­ter­na­ti­o­nal S­cien­ce Fair (ISF) in Jo­han­nes­burg.

Dané Wie­se of Ou­te­ni­qua High School a­chie­ved this with her pro­ject "Bang your he­ad he­re". She was one of eig­ht le­ar­ners from the E­den / Ka­roo who re­pre­sen­ted the Gar­den Rou­te / Klein Ka­roo re­gi­on at the ISF in Jo­han­nes­burg from 2 to 5 Oc­to­ber. All eig­ht pro­jects a­chie­ved at this e­vent.

Ni­ki­ta Va­le­rie S­chut­te of Point High School in Mos­sel Bay re­cei­ved a spe­ci­al a­ward - a R30 000 burs­a­ry from the U­ni­ver­si­ty of P­re­to­ria.

She was a­war­ded in the ca­te­go­ry "Highly com­men­ded" with her pro­ject "Are we the ge­ne­ra­ti­on that can­not do mat­he­ma­ti­cs?", al­ong with Tu­wan van Rooy­en of Mô­re­ster Se­con­da­ry School, w­ho­se pro­ject de­als with ther­mal in­su­la­ti­on.

Two ot­hers who re­cei­ved sil­ver me­dals are Jo­han­nes Bar­nard from Point High School with his de­sign "Be­ach bin" and S­han­té S­try­dom of Knys­na High School with her pro­ject "Grey wa­ter is the fu­tu­re".

Tho­se who re­cei­ved bron­ze me­dals in­clu­de In­ge-Ma­re Tal­mag­gies and Kay­dee Jan­tjies from Knys­na High School with their pro­ject "Let's go Grey Way!", Ed­win Cu­pi­do of Zwart­berg High School with his pro­ject "Fig­ht a­gainst lit­ter" and Sa­man­tha Beu­kes of B­rid­ge­ton Se­con­da­ry School with her pro­ject "Co­lour af­fects my brain".

NMU Ge­or­ge Cam­pus was well re­pre­sen­ted at the Ge­or­ge tou­rism-the­med Bu­si­ness C­ham­ber Net­work e­ve­ning hos­ted at the Ge­or­ge Mu­seum on Wed­nes­day 19 Sep­tem­ber. Back, from left: stu­dent Vaughné Buys and lec­tu­rer El­ri­can Pe­ter­sen. Midd­le: stu­dents Ka­ren Roth­ner and La-Icka Mat­ha­ba­tha, Ge­or­ge Ai­r­ports ma­na­ger B­ren­da Vor­ster, acting cam­pus prin­ci­pal Da­vid A­lex­an­der, and NMU Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on & S­ta­ke­hol­der li­ai­son A­let van Ton­der. Front: lec­tu­rer Lau­ren-Joy Jan­sen.

Ca­ro­li­ne B­re­dell (left), di­rec­tor of the Re­gi­o­nal S­cien­ce Fair E­den / Ka­roo, and Dané Wie­se, the Ou­te­ni­qua High School le­ar­ner who a­chie­ved a sil­ver me­dal for her pro­ject at the In­ter­na­ti­o­nal S­cien­ce Fair in Jo­han­nes­burg.

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