by Vasinatta Yama – EM TV, Port Moresby
Students from Port Moresby International Secondary school are able to make good finish products from disposal materials.
Some of their projects displayed at the 4th Science Fair, held recently at POMIS, are: bio-degradable plastic, recycling papers, water filtration and more. Students were told to work on their science projects in line with their school’s theme ‘Recycle, Reuse and Reduce’.
The shores of Port Moresby are places where you will find tonnes of disposal materials; mostly plastic bags, empty containers, bottles, cans and other junk.
The event at Port Moresby International encourages students to collect disposal materials and make them into something useful. Head of Science, Stiofán Hunter said the event is carried out every year to allow students to make use of recyclable materials and have a feel of their own environment.
Two East New Britain brothers in grades 7 and 11, Isidore and Joseph Tainole, presented their project, titled, ‘recycling papers’ and came second. They placed the recycled papers into a blender full of water and blended it.
After blending, they strained the excessive water that outlived the blended papers and formed the substance into shape. After the shape was formed, they removed it and placed between two cloths to dry.
After almost two to three days of drying, the finished product was used for arts and craftwork. The event saw their creative and innovative projects displayed to their teachers and parents.