Australian Embassy Spotlights Zim Science Students

Two Zimbabwean students flew the Zimbabwean flag high outshining other African students at a competition held under the inaugural Africa Science Buskers Festival.  

The competition held at the Australian Embassy in Harare yesterday saw a Queen Elizabeth student Carol van Rooyen get the grand prize of $500 cash prizes handed to her school for her nanofertilizer project.

By Kudakwashe Pembere

She was tailed by Innocent Ndambanguwa from St Anthony’s High School in Masvingo with his hydraulic gate opener with the third prize going to a South African student Jan Willem Verhoef who learns at Garsfontein High School in Pretoria who had a magic plant project.

The grand prize winner was awarded $500 which went to her school, a shield and a certificate while the second and third prize winners walked away with award certificates.

A student presenting her project at the competition

“The event went perfectly well. There were 12 schools from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia had students in the top 25 finalists. Then 28 schools from around Zim came as observers,” he said.

According to Chikundi, the Africa Science Buskers Festival is the continent’s most prestigious junior and high school science communication competition.

“The Africa Science Buskers Festival is the first and only science communication competition for junior and high school students in Africa,” he added.

The Inaugural African Science Buskers Festoval

The festival encompasses the idea of developing African students’ communication skills through expressions of science in creative manners.

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