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April 11: Rainbow students take part in Math, Science and Technology Olympics

Grade 7 and 8 students in Rainbow Schools will participate in the Math, Science and Technology Olympics on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Science North in Sudbury. Over 140 students will be taking part in this event, which has become an annual tradition for the Board.

“We are fortunate to have Science North in our community,” says Norm Blaseg, Director of Education for Rainbow District School Board. “Students have access to leading edge learning right here in our own backyard.”

Students begin the competition with questions that test their knowledge and skills in math, science and technology. Students obtain a score based on their responses. At the end of the day, scores are tallied to identify the winners.

In the early afternoon, students gather in the cavern for a technological design challenge, prepared and evaluated by the staff at Science North. Students are tasked to build a structure using simple materials including straws, tape and popsicle sticks. The structure is then used to accomplish a pre-determined task set by Science North staff.

The event will end with an awards ceremony that parents/guardians and members of the public are welcome to attend. The awards ceremony will begin at 2:30 pm in the Vale Cavern.

“All students participating in this event receive a t-shirt with the Math, Science, and Technology Olympics logo,” says Kerry-Lynn Martel, Program Coordinator for Math, Business, Health & Physical Education. “T-shirts are given to students in advance, so they can personalize them with tie-dye colours or school logos in a show of team spirit.”

She adds: “As you walk around the cavern, you can’t help but notice the smiling faces and light-hearted chatter as they join together in the spirit of friendly competition. It is a great day for everyone!”

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Media Contact:

Kerry-Lynn Martel,
Program Coordinator for Math, Business, Health & Physical Education,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-523-3308, ext. 8210.