Island Pacific School students find success at regional science fair

In the first week of April, eight Island Pacific School students attended the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair at UBC.

Over the course of three days they presented their projects to the judges, fellow participants, visiting students and the public. They met with other students to learn about their projects, attended a science show and participated in UBC science department tours and workshops.

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For the students it was an incredible experience being part of the more than 300 participants from greater Vancouver who took part in the event.

“All of the judges were very friendly and they gave us feedback on our experiments so that we could improve,” said one student.

“They treated us as fellow scientists and didn’t treat us like we were just kids.

“It felt like we were all gathered together as scientists to share our experiments and it wasn’t a big competition.”

All of the IPS students were successful and had a great time.

Special recognition goes to Danae J. who received an honorable mention, Beck M. who received a bronze medal, Wylie S. who received a silver medal and Ethan R. who received the UBC School of Population and Public Health Award.

Island Pacific Grade 8 student Wylie S. received a silver medal at the science fair. photo supplied Pam Matthews

I am very proud of all the students who participated. They conducted themselves with grace in front of the judges and the audience. They were energetic, enthusiastic, positive and focused over the entire three days.

Praise goes to: Wylie S., Ethan R., Rosalee H., Gavin B., Beck M., Trevor H., Hunter T. and Danae J.

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