By TBHS | Posted: Friday September 29, 2017
The Science Fair, held annually, is an event where school students from Mid and South Canterbury are invited to display original exhibits on scientific or technological themes.
These exhibits are judged by a panel of volunteer judges from the community and prizes are awarded on merit.
This year Timaru Boys’ were extremely well represented with 28 boys from Years 9-12 who came away with some great prizes.
In the Individual Year 9 and 10 section, George Mulder and Abraham Hix received Silver Awards while William Rawlins and Peter Rawlins were awarded a well-deserved Gold Awards. ARA Institute of Canterbury generously awarded the following boys a day out learning Aerodynamics: George Squire, Hamish Stayt, Jack Blakemore, Peter Rawlins and George Mulder.
In the Individual Senior section, Ryan Greenslade was awarded Bronze for his project on Maximum Kale Growth. Flynn Parker and Neil Paver were awarded Silver in the Canterbury University- Emerging Scientist category.
Ethan Bowmar’s project called Dirty Dairying (pictured left) which looked at the water quality of the Pareora River, achieved exceptionally high honours. Ethan was awarded Gold in the Individual Senior section, NIWA award, Otago University Hands on Science Award and Second Overall in the Fair.
The Science Department is very proud of the effort and skill all these boys have shown in producing their projects. They all have a bright future in the Science field if they choose.