River X – Science on a mission.
19th November 2018: The students of Riverside had embarked on an expedition through Science and turned all their classroom lessons into a trail of exhibits on various levels. The Day was marked as Riverside X and all the students had finally found their spot to display their novice innovations ideas and interests, in the best possible way. This did take a fortnight of preparation, planning, not to mention creativity.
Our Chief Guests Bro Navin, Principal of St Josephs College, Conoor and Mr Gary Evert, Principal of Laidlaw School, Ketti, were overwhelmed at the variety and versatility the students portrayed. Being a man of Science himself, Bro. Navin with his keen eye was consumed by the attention to detail and the organised presentation of exhibits.
The classrooms were packed with the likes of Archimedes, Pascals law, Boyles law, Darwins law Avogadros hypothesis and all sorts of scientific structures. Chemistry and Physics didnt seem insurmountable anymore. Biology had spread its roots to higher grounds and the little scientists were engaged with innovations like never before.
The event as a whole, had one big purpose, and that was to bring together the other schools of the Nilgiris under one roof to develop science. The aim behind it was to share knowledge and throw light on the young growing mind of each and every child. Ma
Many Government schools had also been invited to be a part of this mega science show, which erased all biases, prejudices, indifferences, social stigmas and instead saluted all children with the respect and attention they deserve. This clearly indicates that intelligence is not confined to a school or class. It is attributed to the intricate working and topography of a nimble mind, and this is something that needs to be exposed. Riverside, has always viewed education as a spectrum though which education is but a catalyst to the far flung corners of knowledge.
The schools that were part of this exhibition were:
The Panchayat Municipal School- Odaikadu, Panchayat Union Middle Bagyanagar, Government Higher Secondary School ooty, International Community School, Nazareth High School, Unique Public School, Government High School- Ooty and Crescent- Ooty. These children had showcased brilliant models and were awarded with prizes only to motivate them and to nudge them in the right direction.
The Science Exhibition had rewarded the efforts and interests of all the participants with cash prizes to the tune of Rupees one lakh, and accentuated the fact that with freedom comes responsibility and with responsibility comes acknowledgement.
The prize winners of the three categories are as follows:
Physics: Grades 6, 7, 8
|1st Prize||Aaryan||Rps||Metal Detector|
|3rd Prize||Padma Priya||Panchayat Union Middle School||Women Protecting System|
Chemistry: Grades 6, 7, 8
|1st Prize||Harjith||Rps||Bio Plastic|
|2nd Prize||Aarthi||Rps||Food Adulteration|
|3rd Prize||Hamsika||Rps||Smokeless Crackers|
Biology: Grades 6, 7, 8
|1st Prize||Harun Rasied||Govt. Hr.Sec School, Ooty||Beggar Free India.|
|2nd Prize||Sharmitha N R||RPS||Soil Erosion|
|3rd Prize||Havishkaa||Rps||Bio Gas|
Physics Grades 9, 10
|1st Prize||Vrishab.V||Crescent School||Hydraulic Bridge|
|2nd Prize||Jai Akash||Rps||Wireless Garbage|
|3rd Prize||Sonika K.S||Nazareth||Earthquake Detector|
Chemistry: Grades 9, 10
|1st Prize||Ashwin||Rps||Alcohol Detector|
|2nd Prize||Dhanya Shree||Nazareth High School||Recycling of Plastic|
|3rd Prize||Dhanush R
|Unique Public School||Conservation of Energy|
Biology: Grades 9, 10
|1st Prize||Laksha||Rps||Rain Water Harvesting|
|2nd Prize||Swetha||Nazareth High School||Impacts of Pollution|
|3rd Prize||Rithika||Nazareth High School||DNA|
Physics: Grades 11, 12
|1st Prize||Bill Gates||Rps||Bore well Drone|
|2nd Prize||Shivaram||Rps||Thermo Cutter|
|3rs Prize||M.Sherin||Nazareth High School||Sewage Controller|
Chemistry: Grades 11, 12
|1st Prize||Vinayak||Rps||Water Pollution Controller|
|2nd Prize||M.Gokul||Govt.Hr.Sec.Sch||Water Body Robotics|
|3rd Prize||Ashwin||Rps||Bio Diesel|
Biology: Grades 11 , 12
|1st Prize||Naveen||Rps||Tissue Culture|
|R. Thirumoothy||Govt.Higher, Sec, School||Extraordinary Project|
First Prize: Rs. 6000/-
Second Prize: Rs. 3000/-
Third Prize: Rs. 1500/-