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Two Paul Roos learners excel internationally in the field of science

Congratulations to Matthew Crouch who has been awarded a gold medal at the International Science Technology and Engineering Competition in Bali. Matthew Crouch, a Grade 10 pupil, exhibited his research project, “The use of UV Light to delay ripening and prevent decay of plums”.

His research aims to address a major problem in South Africa, that of food wastage. To counteract this problem, Matthew sought to delay the ripening process using Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) treatment, which extends the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables.

Matthew Crouch

Enzo Blignaut travelled to Dallas (Texas) to represent South Africa in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. Enzo was chosen for this opportunity based on his Expo project, “The impact of land-use type and distance downstream on the general river health and water quality in the Eerste River, Western Cape, South Africa”.

Enzo Blignaut

We are proud of these two learners who are working to make a difference through science.