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In a first, a group of Bermuda High School students got to spend the few days before summer break tackling science projects at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

The trip was part of the school's second annual Steam week, for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.

The programme was broadened this year to embrace its entire secondary department. The UOIT's mandate includes encouraging more girls to study Steam topics, according to a statement from the university, which said that BHS “stood out”.

Such initiatives are an increasing priority for the school, according to Catherine Hollingsworth, deputy principal. BHS has been the first school outside Canada to be invited to the institute, with 16 female students learning in “a lab setting, a crime-scene house and one of the largest climatic wind tunnels in the world”, according to Catherine McMahon, the ICT head for BHS.

BHS students with Dr Alex Amat at BAMZ learning about sustainable living and preserving the ocean (Photograph supplied)
Sam Mello of BHS IB1 shows off a naturally tie-dyed shirt as part of Steam week (Photograph supplied)
BHS preparing materials for their scrap heap challenge, to make an oven from recycled materials as part of Steam week (Photograph supplied)
BHS IB1 students Lauryn Burgess and Ella Burt inspect a specimen they have gathered with National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager (Photograph supplied)
Lillian Griffiths and Aine Smith, IB1 students at BHS, working on a crime scene investigation scenario at UOIT (Photograph supplied)

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Published June 27, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 27, 2016 at 1:28 pm)

Students tackle science projects in Ontario

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