Scifest a hit with home schoolers

KITCHEN SCIENCE: Scientist Dr Steven Ashworth, based at the University of East Anglia in England, uses simple, everyday household items to woo pupils to the wonders of chemistry at Scifest Africa. Picture: DAVID MACGREGOR
KITCHEN SCIENCE: Scientist Dr Steven Ashworth, based at the University of East Anglia in England, uses simple, everyday household items to woo pupils to the wonders of chemistry at Scifest Africa. Picture: DAVID MACGREGOR

SCIFEST Africa is proving to be a big hit among budding young scientists who are being home schooled across the Eastern Cape.

Dressed in civvies, the home schoolers are easy to spot among the gaggle of eager youngsters from traditional schools who flock to Africa’s biggest science extravaganza in freshly ironed school uniforms, blazers and ties.

Eastern Cape Home Schooling Association chairwoman Lindy Greaves yesterday said Scifest was a highlight for many children – and their parents – who had opted for a less mainstream education. – David Macgregor

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