R. KRISHNAMOORTHI

An interschool contest which was a show of talent.

The fact that schools have come to realise the importance of extra-curricular activities for overall development of the student community was reflected well at the Vailankanni Raj Matriculation School, the venue of the Lolly Pop Kids Fest held recently.The Renga Nagar campus was teeming with enthusiastic children all day long. Teachers and parents vied with one another to prepare the children for the various competitions ranging from fancy dress, dance, and painting to elocution, quiz and science project presentations. There were over 600 children from 22 schools trying their luck in a total of 12 events.

Keen preparation

The organisers were delighted to play host for the talented children for the fourth year in succession. Teachers had prepared their children for the competitions for a week. The R.S.K. Higher Secondary School lifted the overall shield by securing 390 points. Among the highlights of the achievements by the students of this school was the working model of a "Track Finder" presented by S. Sushmitha Shree, a Std. V student, and Lalitha, a Std. IV student. The working model with electronic components and devices, a pair of D.C. motors and sensors was explained to have applications in mine, conveyer systems and medical field. The Campion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School and Akilandeshwari Vidyalaya bagged the second and third places respectively. The school correspondent B.K.K. Pillai honoured the prize-winners in the presence of the school administrative officer Antony.