Esperance Senior High School holds Science Fair

Three intensive weeks of work by teachers and Year 7 students at Esperance Senior High School culminated in a successful Science Fair.

The fair on August 16 saw students display the results of their investigations to Year 6 students from Nulsen, Castletown and Esperance Primary School.

Science head of department Paul Kruger said the fair was a team effort from the entire department.

"It is organised chaos. But it's working well," he said.

Mr Kruger said having primary school students explore the fair gave the Year 7s a sense of pride.

"It is also a good thing for the Year 6s to see this because next year, they are going to be standing there," he said.

"They get a good insight into the Science Fair and, over the last few years, the quality of the work has become better and better."

First prize in the fair went to Bree Boydell, Tiffany Blakely, Kaylee Allison and Phoebe Kindred for their project 'Lettuce Autography'.

The experiment examined the impacts of light on the colour of lettuces.

Mr Kruger said the group was 'exceptional' in its investigation skills.

Mr Kruger thanked Year 7 teacher Lauren Ford for coordinating the fair this year.

"She is a first year teacher and to tackle a job like this is marvelous," he said.