Six Awards At NIWA Science Fair For The Middle College!

August 26, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Following on from the College Science Fair, six Year 7 students who represented Saint Kentigern at the NIWA Manukau Science Fair received awards for their efforts.

Lucy Waters placed first overall in the Environmental Science / Planet Earth and Beyond Category for her project ‘Road Kill.’ Lucy looked at the effects that roadside pollutants have on plant life. Hannah Anderson placed third in the same category for her project ‘Protecting our Wai.’ Hannahtested the effectiveness of washing dishes with less soap and chemicals.

Greer Gilhooly submitted her project ‘Organic? Non-Organic?’ into the Intermediate Consumer Science Category which won her third place. Greer tested the lifespan of organic fruit in comparison to non-organic fruit.

Chris Revell Devlin and Reilly Richardson both entered their projects into the Environmental Science / Planet Earth and Beyond Category and received Highly Commended Awards. Chris was curious to find out whether paper straws are that much better than plastic straws in his project ‘The Final Straw’ and Reilly tested different wind turbine rotors and their effectiveness in his project ‘Catch the Breeze’.

Ava Galloway also received a Highly Commended Award for her ‘Fizzer or Not’ project. Ava placed her project in the Physical and Material World category and looked at the fizz duration of a ‘normal’ bath bomb mixture in comparison to a mixture containing double the amount of corn starch.

Well done to all of the students who submitted their projects, you have done yourselves and teachers proud!



Lucy Waters


Hannah Anderson


Greer Gilhooly

Highly Commended

Chris Revell Devlin

Highly Commended

Reilly Richardson

Highly Commended

Ava Galloway

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