Gradually the curious adults and school pupils arrived at the stand to ask what exactly ‘Thieves Oil’ was and why was it worthy of a project. Throughout the day the three five- pupils team looked after the stand for an hour at a time Parents and teachers should be rightly proud of the manner with which pupils in turn engaged with explained the details of the project to the many visitors. Such was the demand for the Thieves Oil’ recipe that email addresses were taken from those unable to get one the 100 copies of the recipe available on the day.
While each team was busy, the other pupils were freed up to visit the other stands and take in some of the vast array of projects on view. At various times pupils were able to attend workshops on variety of topics from dinosaurs to marine life.
While the Science Fair itself is non-competitive the judge’s comments are worth reading.
‘ Congratulations on a fascinating and informative project. I have a strong interest in history but had never heard of Thieves Oil’ before. You set about answering your investigations in a very thorough way. You took great care to ensure fair testing. You clearly showed the benefits of this product from an environmental point of view….I really enjoyed chatting to you today. You did a great job presenting your project. Well done to all involved. PS Thanks for the recipe!’
A special word of thanks must go to Dee & Tina who gave up their Saturday to supervise and support the pupils’ participation