CHAPEAU March 14, 2018
A group of students from Dr. Wilbert Keon School (DWKS) in Chapeau are looking for funds to represent their province in an international science competition.
Staff coordinator Russell Dennis explained that two teams from DWKS recently participating in a regional contest in Hull, as part of Destination Imagination, a program run through the school board that seeks to foster student interest in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), through creative expression.
“They had to present their solution to the open-ended problem: 'An Unlikely Attraction', in which teams must showcase a fairground attraction in an unlikely location,” he explained in an email. “The solution must include drama, science, technical know-how, and fine arts. It is presented in front of an audience and a panel of judges and it takes the form of an eight-minute skit.”
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