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Global Youth Science and Technology Bowl

Grade 11 leaners Marko Kriek and Petrus du Toit recently participated in the Global Youth Science and Technology Bowl 2020 on Saturday 3rd of August 2020 and were placed third for their project at the event!

Their journey started in Grade 9 as their Life Orientation project where they aimed to donate all the fixed cricket bats to under privileged communities. Their project is titled “Repair of fatigue cracking in wood”.  They invented a machine to fix and repair cracked cricket bats so that the bats could be used once again. In grade 10, they entered their project in the 2019 Eskom Science Expo for Young Scientists and performed exceptionally well in both the Regional and National rounds.  As a result they were invited to participate in the International Expo held in Boksburg during June 2019. Here they were awarded a Gold medal and were invited to interview for the Global Youth Science and Technology Bowl.

The Global Youth Science and Technology Bowl (GYSTB) is an international student science competition in biology, chemistry, physics and engineering in Hong Kong. It is organized by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. The competition is a showcase of global youth scientific achievement and innovation, which aims to promote science and technology, provide a platform for global youth to develop their creativity and scientific mindsets, and facilitate the exchange of scientific ideas, interests and abilities among young scientists all over the world. Science talents all over the world will compete for the grand prizes with their research reports and prototypes. This year, the competition was online due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.

Voting for the most popular project are still open – please vote for them (team IAPE12) to receive the Visitors’ Favourite Award by 16 August: Click here to vote