The annual Science Fair is a wonderful opportunity for some collaborative learning. Middle school students, inspired by their studies, and keen to keep their grey matter in top form, ready for the exams, prepared a wonderful afternoon of learning for the whole school, parents and teachers included.
Science Fair is a whole school event. The Middle School pupils engage the Elementary kids in experiments, demonstrations as well as poster and multi-media displays. They have to work hard to keep their explanations clear and simple for the younger children to understand and keep them involved as much as possible.
Then, after explaining their project to the younger children, the Middle School then have to explain their project to visiting parents and teachers. Of course they have to adjust their style and language for this more demanding audience. Often explanations are delivered in English and in Italian, and the switching between languages phases no one.
The creativity at Castelli International is not found in short measure. The hard work of the students shone through. I would imagine you’ve inspired some future scientists in the Elementary School.
The Science Fair is one of the many end of year activities Castelli International puts on. Our community is strengthened by the many social, cultural, sporting and educative activities that the staff, parent’s and pupils enjoy so much, and put lots of work into. So a big thank you to the organisers, a huge round of applause to the students and a note to all parents, you’ve got children to be proud of!