Two young students from Carmel Girls Higher Secondary School in the city will participate in the National Children’s Science Congress, Varanasi, and the Indian Science Congress, Kolkata.

Their project, a ‘preliminary study on the domestic utilisation of energy by different income groups in Thiruvananthapuram city’, is one among the 16 projects from Kerala that will find a place in the 20th edition of the National Children’s Science Congress to be held at Varanasi from December 27 to 31.

These projects were presented at the recently concluded Kerala Children’s Science Congress here.

The Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) is the coordinating agency of the Children’s Science Congress (CSC) in the State, being organised with the support of the Department of Science and Technology.

The project was jointly done by X standard students G.S. Athulya, Erin Elsa Ehapen, Lakshmi Hareendran and XI standard students J.S.Aishwarya and B.S.Smrithi under the guidance of Tissy Mary John.

Leader of the team J.S.Aishwarya said the project helped them to get a better understanding of energy conservation in their own city.

“Many are not aware of the energy conservation methods and through this survey we could create awareness about the need for taking up alternative sources of energy,” she said.

Ms. Aishwarya will represent the team at the National Children’s Science Congress.

In the senior category, team member, B.S.Smrithi will represent Kerala at the Indian Science Congress.