Junior School Science Fair 2022

Our School gymnasium was transformed into an amazing gallery of science presentation boards on Thursday, February 17, as the annual Junior School Science Fair got underway. It was hard to believe that the process that began with proposal ideas back in September reached its fruition today as every student in the Junior School presented a project and responded to the questions posed by the Grade 11 student judges. I couldn’t help but notice that most of the Grade 11 volunteers were on the other side of the clipboard just a few years ago as they shared their scientific research with the then-Senior School judges. The range of interests on display today was impressive, with topics from A (aerodynamics) to Z (zoology) and lots of creative ideas in between. What a great experience it was for every student to pursue their own scientific interest, to become knowledgeable in their chosen area of study, and to share their findings with others. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to the students about their projects and learning so much from them! I was impressed by the pride the students had in their work and the confidence and poise that they displayed. I extend heartfelt congratulations to every student from Grades 6 to 9 on their scientific success and offer sincere thanks to our dedicated Grade 11 judges and our Junior School science teachers, Mrs. Michelle Belliveau and Mr. Eric Kershaw. Everyone can look forward to hearing the results of the Science Fair judging at our next assembly when the awards will be presented, and the regional Science Fair participants will be announced. Grade 6 student Nadine Saleh summed up her experience best when she said to me at the end of the day, “I was a little nervous at first, but the judges were nice, and I really enjoyed presenting my project to everyone. It was a lot of fun.”

Taya Shields
Junior School Director

King’s-Edgehill School is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.