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Photo Collage of Ivor Walters Primary Students at the Ross University Science Fair, (Photo Credit – Shevonne Lowe).

By: T. Chapman

Two young students Nevroy Manners, (Grade 6) and Lyhte Browne, (Grade 5) of the Ivor Walters Primary School gained recongition at the Ross University Lab Week 2019 Science Fair held yesterday, (Wednesday 24th April). Their project, Geothermal Energy under the Theme: Light Your World With Geothermal won in the Renewable Energy Category.

Photo Caption: Lyhte and Nevroy engages other Students, (Photo Credit- Shevonne Lowe)

The 3rd annual Science Fair featured primary schools in the Federation. As the lone entrant from Nevis, the Ivor Walters Primary School placed 1st in the Renewable Energy Category (SDG#7 of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development).

They also placed first, (1st) overall beating all the schools present.

Photo Caption: Lyhte and Nevroy after arrival in St. Kitts, (Photo Credit: Shevonne Lowe).

According to a social media post penned by Guidance Counsellor, Shevonne Lowe, the students objective- was to:

promote geothermal energy as a socially relevant, energy efficient, renewable, clean, green, affordable and reliable energy.

The project which started during the vacation, took approximately two weeks.

A collaborative effort between teachers, parents and students paid dividends. The school was graced with the presence of top Education officials this morning which included Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Kevin Barrett.

He gave brief remarks and the students, Nevroy and Lyhte presented and demonstrated how their project works.

The students were presented with tokens by Education official, Mrs. Elliott while Principal of the Ivor Walters Primary School presented Nevroy and Lyhte with their cash prizes of $325.00EC. The school won US600.00 for placing 1st.

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