The PEI Science Fair was held April 8, 2015 and we are happy to announce the winners of the PEI Home and School Federation Special Prizes, awarded to projects that "focus on the total well-being of children, including health, safety and learning."
Jack Compton from Stonepark Intermediate School was awarded a prize for his project that contrasted how adults and youth play video games. Using his father as a test subject, Jack made more than 23 hours of observations, taking careful notes as to how his father's playing behaviour evolved, and how it contrasted with his own experience playing the same game. He was a confident presenter, and his focus on the dynamics of gameplay and the contrasts between child and parent play style was not only interesting in its own right, but also provided a model for how parents/guardians and their children can cooperate in the digital realm.
Amahri Young from East Wiltshire Intermediate School was awarded a prize for her project on the relationship between bullying and depression. Amarhri made a thorough review of relevant literature and her report provides insights into the complex relationship between the bullying and the bullied, and how depression can be both a cause and an effect of depression. Her presentation was clear, and her deep engagement with the subject matter was evident.
Both Jack and Amahri are examples of how youth can use science as a tool to examine aspects of their everyday lives, and for that the PEI Home and School Federation wishes to shine light on their work.
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