Pupils ready for social sciences fair

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Windsor North School Year 5 pupil Megan Wheeler (10, left), alongside her project Uluru: A Legendary Place, which was inspired after her family visited there, and Year 6 pupil Harri Pickett (10) with her project on William Shakespeare, which she completed as she was "a big fan of his, and was into writing and reading'', as part of this year's Southland Social Science Fair. Photo: Janette Gellatly

SOUTHLAND Social Science Fair chairman Lloyd Esler is looking forward to this year’s fair.

Being held at the Invercargill Workingmen’s Club upper convention rooms, the fair will open on Wednesday, at 9am.

“School children from throughout Southland are working on around 200 exhibits, which will be on display for several days, with the fair closing on Saturday afternoon.”

Social sciences includes topics such as local history, genealogy, biography, current events, sports, farming, hobbies, disasters, historic buildings, conservation and health, he said.

Aimed at Year 5-13 pupils, Mr Esler said he was pleased with the enthusiasm around the schools, but only a third of schools took part.

“There are prizes in lots of categories. Any student with a social science project can enter
independent of their school, if the school was not participating,” he said.

For more information, contact Lloyd Esler on 213 0404 or esler@southnet.co.nz
Southland Social Science Fair, Wednesday, June 28, and Thursday, June 29, 9am-5pm; Friday, June 30, 9am-8pm, and Saturday, July 1, 9am-3pm. Entry, free.

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