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DSG excellence at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

AUGUST 1, 2016
DSG excellence at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

The following from The Diocesan School for Girls are to be congratulated on their excellent achievements at the Regional Eskom Expo for Young Scientists held at Rhodes University over the weekend.

Lauren Carmichael’s project showed that for Grade 8 and 10 girls, the colour yellow is best to use for memorising study notes, while the colour orange is best for enhancing memory for Grade 12 girls. She won a silver award for her project, as well as a cash prize for being placed second overall in the Grade 9 category.

Lauren Poole received a silver award for her project that compared using beetroot and synthetic dye for dyeing cloth.

Hannah Loggie and Diana Dixie were awarded a silver for their project which showed that powder detergents are not only better for the environment but are also often better for stain removal than liquid detergents.

Saffron Gifford and Sarah Stevenson presented a project that showed that recycled milk bottles can be used effectively for retaining moisture in soil. They received a bronze award and a cash prize sponsored by Carara Agro Processing.

Hlumela Kondile and Cleo Nthuthu received a bronze award for their project that investigated how the South African taxi system can be improved.

Lucia Opperman received a merit award for her project that showed how household materials can be used to enhance soil for plant growth.    

These girls spent many hours on these projects and they are to be commended for their hard work and for the confident and exemplary manner in which they carried themselves throughout the rigorous judging process. Many thanks also to Dr Ingrid Foster, Dr Petra Gentz and Mr Walter Eksteen who were the mentors for these projects.

From left (back): Hlumela Kondile, Lucia Opperman, Sarah Stevenson, Diana Dixie, Hannah Loggie, Saffron Gifford (front) Cleo Nthuthu, Lauren Carmichael, Lauren Poole