Students shine during What Matters Conference

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  • Keynote speaker: Arabella Parker on “Our plastic ocean”

    Keynote speaker: Arabella Parker on “Our plastic ocean”

  • Addressing animal cruelty in Bermuda: Sienna Dill and Chloe Fagundo

    Addressing animal cruelty in Bermuda: Sienna Dill and Chloe Fagundo

  • Keynote Speaker: Arabella Parker presenting her project

    Keynote Speaker: Arabella Parker presenting her project "Our Plastic Ocean" to her peers at the conference


Somersfield Academy was buzzing with activity at their annual What Matters Conference.

The What Matters Conference is a culmination of the P6 students’ interdisciplinary studies.

Each student is tasked with coming up with a well-researched project about a topic that means much to them and which takes them out of the classroom and into the community.

This year’s subjects included:

1. Sienna Dill and Chloe Fagundo — Addressing animal cruelty in Bermuda

2. Zander Rafferty — Why Bermuda needs a skateboard park

3. Evi Robb — Elephant poaching in Africa

4. Ryann and Carina — How gardening helps your body

5 Jonathan Gasaatura and Javion Laws — Artificial intelligence and robotics

6. Rajun Hart — The importance of a healthy diet

7. Stephanie Hardy and Taylor Smith — Finding a solution for diabetes

8. Imojen Judd — The importance of mindfulness and how it can affect our society

9. Luc Campbell — The problems and benefits of video games

10. Nile Bean — Why soccer matters, healthy eating and getting involved

11. Magnus Marsh — The importance of water

12. Arabella Parker — Our plastic ocean

13. James Cooper — The future of drones

14. Hudson Dragon — Aviation pollution

15. Eli Carpol — Why teachers should get paid higher wages

16. Kennedy Kowalski — Climate change

17. Thomas Cechini — Energy-efficient cars in Bermuda

18. Hanna Taylor — Dyslexia and The Reading Clinic

19. Jake Wixted — Why coding matters

20. Aydin Fahy — Are cars safe enough

21. Ben Crofton — Environmental impact of aviation

22. Cece Robinson — Recycling in Bermuda

23. Dana Hawitt — Diabetes in Bermuda

24. Joshua Mildenhall — Sargassum Seaweed

25. Robin-Valan Pearman and Taliah Wade — Effects of smoking

26. Matias Drew — Technology today

27. J’yindae Preece — The effect of social media on body image

28. Cole Kimberley — E-waste (computers, mobile-phone and plastic electronic waste)

29. Sam McCallum — Why coding is important

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Published Jun 7, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 7, 2018 at 2:04 am)

Students shine during What Matters Conference

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