On 24th February 2018, the students of African Science Academy had the honour of attending the Science Fair at Tema International School. When we got to the fair, we split up into groups and my group was given a tour by one of the students; Nanaya. There were so many booths and we didn’t know which to visit first. As students who study Physics, most of us were fascinated by the mini LED (light-emitting diode) traffic lights which work on the principle of electromagnetism.
The booth I loved the most was the recycling booth. They made items like pencil cases, trash cans and other household materials from recycled materials and decorated them with African cloth. There were different designs, each one more beautiful than the other.
After seeing what the different booths had to offer, Iman, Claris and I went to the field where the horses were. This was my first time riding a horse and I must say, I was terrified. However, with my friends cheering me on I forgot I was scared and started posing for pictures.
My favorite part of the day was meeting another Sierra Leonean who comes from the same region as me! I was so happy because I had not met any other Sierra Leonean in Ghana apart from my family. The day was well spent and I came back to school extremely happy that we were able to attend the fair.
Blog post written by our student Melvina Conton