25 June, 2013
ST ANDREW’S School emerged as the second runner up in the Princess Rashidah Young Nature Scientist Award (PRYNSA) during the PRYNSA prize presentation on April 22 at The Empire Hotel and Country Club.
St Andrew’s School was chosen as one of five finalists in 2012, with their project entitled ‘Soil seed bank analysis of different vegetation types to study the extent of Acacia invasion’.
For the past year, students have been conducting research, which includes collecting soil samples from different areas and analysing their seed content, writing up a report and preparing for their presentation to the judges.
This marks the second time St Andrew’s has been selected as a finalist in the 15 years since PRYNSA’s inception, and the first time making it into the top three position.
For their efforts and hard work, the students and supervising teachers received trophies, certificates, book vouchers, a laptop and a cash prize of $2,000.