Marymount pupils demonstrate skill at science fair
Marymount School, Lekki, recently held its yearly Science Fair with a plea to parents to give their wards necessary support for success in the field.
The event, which is the third edition, was aimed at making their Nigerian and Indian pupils work on simple science experiments and exhibit these to parents and teachers. It also focused on boosting their proficiency in speaking. The programme equally exposes pupils to basic science knowledge.
Regardless of grade levels, each pupil had something to show, as their teachers and parents asked questions on various practical science presentations, models, as well as charts showcased at the fair.
Speaking at the occasion, the principal of Marymount School, Mrs. Sulagna Majundar said the fair was organised to enable pupils access first-hand knowledge of science topics, which they have been taught in class, as this would engrain the knowledge in their memory, as they grow older.
She said: “We came up with this programme to make the children more confident in speaking about scientific facts. Not only do they now have that confidence, but they also have the choice to decide which particular topics they can bring out in the form of practicals.
“From the various experiments they worked on, they now have a practical and more permanent knowledge of these things because they racked their brain to think outside the box.”
On how they were able to sustain the children’s interest, Sulagna said it was a challenge at first for, but teachers had to go through their books, understand how much of science they know and then correlate them to the level suitable for them and not beyond their capacity.
Among pupils that exhibited works at the event was Daniel Ijezie, a Grade 4 pupil, who gave a wonderful illustration of how the human lungs work.
Saksham Devivedi, a Grade 2 pupil, presented a work on the importance of storing rainwater. According to her, rainwater can be put to many uses, including watering of farmlands, feeding of animals, washing of clothes and other functions.
Another Nigerian pupil, Nadia Ighedo in Grade 4 gave a good illustration of how a vacuum sucker works, as he demonstrated the way it is made and its functions.
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