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Pageant News 22 December 2004

Our visit to Sinchu Baliya [MAP] began with a presentation by the now flourishing Science Club. Several individual children gave us short, spoken passages on each of the five senses and then a group sang us a delightful song on the same subject. We presented prizes and certificates for the 'Fascinated by Birds' competition that had been run in co-operation with Schools Across the World (SAW) earlier in the year. None of the Gambian children who entered had won the SAW prizes, but we thought that their standard was worthy of Pageant awards. As well as the children's individual prizes we presented a pair of binoculars to Omar Janneh, the Science Club Co-ordinator, for use by the whole club. These were to be called the 'Malick Barry' binoculars in recognition of the exceptional entry by the winner of the younger age group (12 and under).

Pippa presents a prize and ceritificate to a winner

drawing of a termite as seen under a microscope

Pippa presenting Malick with his certificate &  prize

drawing of a termite

Many of the children had completed competition entries for drawing leaves, termites and parts of a cockroach as seen through their microscopes. We brought these home with us for judging at our leisure, as there were too many of them to be assessed properly while we were at the school. Certificates and prizes for the winners will be presented in February - one of the winning entries is shown above.


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