Cannons achieves at Eskom Science Expo

Congratulations to Cannons Creek Independent School Grade 9 pupils who participated in this year’s Cape Town Regional Eskom Science Expo. Seven projects were entered, and nine awards were achieved. The Science Expo is a platform in which young scientists can showcase their investigative projects. The annual event was held this year at Herzlia High School on 11 August, with Prizegiving taking place on 12 August. There were 158 projects entered, from 26 schools. Herzlia High School Principal (and host school of the event), Marc Falconer, stated “Developing a curiosity is what proper education is about. Thank you to the educators for allowing inquiry and enrichment.”

The categories that the school participated in ranged from Computer and Software Development to Biomedical Sciences to Engineering to Social Sciences and Plant Sciences. Bronze medals were awarded to Nu’maan Omar, Talya Davids, Mbali Mbulawa, Ahmad Khan, Juhyuk Kim, and Isabella Baker. A Silver medal was awarded to Michael Sparks. Furthermore, the following prizes were awarded: the SANBI Special Award for the Plant Science category – Juhyuk Kim; and the Popular Mechanics Special Award for the Best Junior in the Computer Sciences & Software Development category – Mbali Mbulawa.”Although the pupils were nervous at first, the judges put them at ease and they had a lot of fun! This experience will stay with them forever. We are very proud of each and every one of them for working so hard and being so brave in putting their ideas out there in the public.” – Mrs Monika Brandt (High School Physical Sciences Teacher).

During the Prizegiving Ceremony, Shaheem Ebrahim (Eskom representative), commented “Eskom is a proud sponsor of this event…. It is good that we have some inquisitive minds that can apply themselves to these challenges [faced by Eskom]. The promotion of STEM subjects needs to be taken seriously.”

Read more about Academics at Cannons Creek, here. Read more about the Science Expo, here.