Schoolchildren showcase innovations at science fest

Students showcase projects at the Phytovita, a science fest, hosted by The Study school recently. Special Arrangement

Students showcase projects at the Phytovita, a science fest, hosted by The Study school recently. Special Arrangement   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Event held as part of Science Week celebrations

The Study-L’école Internationale School at Kalapet recently celebrated Phytovita 2019, a science fest, as a part of their Science Week celebrations.

The school, run by Dr. K. M. Cherian Educational Society, set up a mega science lab during the fest, which featured week-long activities and competitions.

Students from various classes presented research papers and posters on several topics.

Students of Class 12 fabricated an eco-friendly plastic tile made from recycled plastics, sand and cement. Projects on green technology, water conservation, organic farming, robotics, fun with science were created, and students of Class 11 constructed a battery-operated ‘campus rider' with indigenous technology. Seventh graders created a working model of a smart city.

Mini farms comprising herbal plants, fruits, vegetables and other trees, were also set up by students. A venture into entrepreneurship by children featured organic and aromatic handmade soaps, oils and candles, which was popular with visitors.

A sensory garden, magnifying the presence of different sensory stimuli in nature was also appreciated for its uniqueness. So was the ‘Zodiac garden’ with its geometrically laid out with plants based on different zodiac signs. The centre piece was the Navagraha Vatika.

K. M. Cherian, founder-chairman, The Study, said the science fest promoted the school’s philosophy of nurturing scientific temper in young minds.

Alice Abraham Chacko, Principal and S. Periandy, Associate Professor, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies, chief guest participated.

Dr. Periandy stressed the importance of such fests in creating future researchers and scientists.

Students from several private and government schools also visited the science fest to witness the exhibits. Children from Anandarangapillai Government Special School for Visually Handicapped & Hearing Impaired, Pillaichavady, were the special invitees for the day.

Prizes were awarded to the best projects and presentations in each category.

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