School notes

Annual inter-school science exhibition

The two-day Inter-school Science Exhibition, Expiscor 2013, was hosted by Lady Ratanbai and Sir Mathuradas Vissanji Academy withe Nehru Science Centre on 29th & 30th November at their campus. The event saw young participants from ICSE schools of Mumbai putting up over 50 exhibits, comprising innovative working models and investigation based projects.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the trustees Hemant Vissanji and Arati Vissanji, Dr Arnab Bhattacharya (Associate Professor TIFR) and Principal Neeru Nayyer. Shrikant Pathak, curator of Nehru Science Centre who inaugurated the exhibition was impressed by the presentations and congratulated the participants. The projects were judged by Dr Arnab Bhattacharya and his team of 17 scientists from R & D institutes.

Shrikant Pathak demonstrated experiments that left the audience speechless. Shivprasad Khened , Director of Nehru Science Centre, who was the Chief Guest on the second day, made references to our first PM Jawaharlal Nehru who termed building of dams as 'building of temples of Modern India'. He also cited Dr Chandrashekhar's contribution to science.

The winning participants were presented with student membership of Nehru Science Centre, cash award, gift vouchers of DIY kit, merit certificates and trophies. The participants' contributions were acknowledged with certificates, student membership of Nehru Science Centre and mementos.

St Francis observes World AIDS Day

Students of St Francis High School conducted a special assembly on World Aids Day, on 1st December. It was dedicated to raising awareness of the pandemic.

The students wore a red ribbon on their school uniform. Many gave information about aids and spoke against discrimination.

Field trip to Meherallyy

Grade IX students of Ryan International School, Chembur, visited Yusuf Meherally, the rural development centre at Panvel as part of their SUPW project. They saw cottage industries being run by the organization for the development of the rural people, like soap factory, oil factory, bakery, etc. They also got the opportunity to try their hands at pottery.

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