All the fun of the science fair

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A science and technology fair in Timaru next week will showcase the best scientific ideas from school pupils in the region.
The annual Sanford Science and Technology Fair (Central South Island) invites school pupils from Mid and South Canterbury to display original exhibits on scientific or technological themes.
Fair committee member Derek Vogel said the fair would culminate with an exhibition in the Caroline Bay Hall on Wednesday and Thursday next week.
‘‘We get up to 200 entries from as far north as Ashburton, south as far as Oamaru and west from Fairlie,’’ Mr Vogel said.
‘‘Students from years 7 through to year 13 have been working on their science or technology-based projects over the past few months, either individually or inpairs.
‘‘Most entries come from schools, but we also receive entries from homeschooling families.’’
Mr Vogel said most schools had an inschool exhibition before the fair, from which they selected what they considered the best projects.
‘‘This year, we are also inviting entries from senior students for a science-photo competition.’’
St Joseph’s School Timaru was in the final stages of project presentation when The Courier visited last week.
School principal Carmel Brosnahan-Pye said school pupils had focused on science this term.
Pupils and teachers had discussed various topics with deadlines set for project developments.
There had been a focus on sustainability this year, Mrs Brosnahan-Pye said.