ANGUILLA PARTICIPATES IN SAGICOR SCIENCE CHALLENGE

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By anguillian April 12, 2013 08:36

ANGUILLA PARTICIPATES IN SAGICOR SCIENCE CHALLENGE

 

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Science challenge exhibits by students of the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School

Science challenge exhibits by students of the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School

Students at the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School have designed a number of impressive projects in a Caribbean-wide competition staged by Sagicor Life Inc. (to which a number of policies of British American Insurance Company Ltd. have now been transferred).

The Comprehensive School’s science projects were exhibited at the Teachers’ Resource Centre on Friday last week.

Anguilla’s Education Officer for Science, Winston Duncan, spoke to The Anguillian about the event. “This is the first Sagicor Science Challenge which is designed for the entire Caribbean region for students to address problems within the region – whether it is an energy or environmental issue,” he explained.

“The projects include science technology, engineering and mathematics. The science challenge has been going on in other Caribbean islands so Anguilla is the last one participating in the competition. The winner will be going to Barbados for the regional challenge.

“We have a total of seven projects: one addresses solar energy to generate electricity; one uses both solar and wind energy but also splits water so that the hydrogen can be used to generate electricity; then another project shows water-activated energy – using waves to turn a propeller which in turn operates a generator causing electricity to be generated. We also have a project for the use of solar energy to desalinate water.

“The participants in the science challenge are one sixth former; two fifth formers; some forth and first formers. Most of these projects came from the school’s science fair which was sponsored by NCDS earlier. We are grateful to NCDS for sponsoring the fair initially and for encouraging the ideas we now have here in this science competition.”

The results of the competition are published elsewhere in this edition of The Anguillian.

anguillian
By anguillian April 12, 2013 08:36

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