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Projects Spark Imagination at Shirley Hills

Projects Spark Imagination at  Shirley Hills

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December 11, 2019 — Up-and-coming scientists, artists, writers and researchers took center stage at the Shirley Hills Primary School Imagination Fair on Dec. 5. The annual event provides a wonderful opportunity for students to show creativity and imagination through the display of projects. A total of 19 projects were presented by students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Students who participated in the Imagination Fair got to choose their projects from five judged categories - natural science, fine arts, earth science, kits and collections, and imagination - based on their individual interests. The event also included a group project entitled “Books with No Words,” which was presented by GATES teacher Michelle Borowicz and her second-grade students.

“We had projects ranging from Magnetic Fields, Mystery Code Cracking, Rocks, Atoms, Forensic Science, Leonardo Di Vinci and Awesome Sharks, just to name a few,” said coordinator Tirish Dirks.

First-, second- and third-place honors were awarded at the Thursday evening event, which was open to families and friends. All students were able to tour the displays the next day.

Even though the number of children who entered the fair was smaller this year than last, they did an amazing job. “This was seriously one of the most hard-working and thorough groups of Imagination Fair kids,” Dirks added.