There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond the reach of the students of Bhavans Indian Education School, Kuwait as the school is renowned for paving new pathways for aspiring learners and promising prodigies with varied learning experiences. In its initiative to promote participatory and hands-on learning, the school organized, QUEST 2022: Science and Math Exhibition on December 15, 2022.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. N.K Ramachandran Menon, the honourable Chairman of Bhavans Middle East in the presence of Mr. T. Premkumar, the Principal, Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar and Mr. Binoy Mathew, the vice principals, Mrs. Muneera Mammikutty, the Headmistress, faculty heads, members of the staff, and students.
Quest 2022 witnessed active participation of more than 600 students from grades 1-11. It was truly an innovative and experimental day providing the students a common platform to give shape to their scientific temperament and learn from each other’s experiences. The objectives of the exhibition was to provide a medium for popularizing Scientific temperament and increase awareness among students about the close relationship between Science, Technology and Society.
The event not only gave wings to the curious minds of the students but also the teachers, parents and visitors seemed to enjoy the display of plethora of scientific advances presented by the students through their innovative working / non-working models, projects and presentations supported by reports, displays and research findings. Forensic room, with a murder scene, the working model of an ATM machine, the Planetarium and the Bharatanatyam performance relating mudras and postures to angles in Math, were obviously the not-to-be missed high lights of the exhibition.
Inspired, encouraged and motivated by the teachers and the parents, the budding scientists of the primary section displayed different models and experiments related to EVS, Math and Science with great enthusiasm and excitement. Choral recitation on revival of nature, action song on shapes, character portrayal of Indian Mathematicians were a few of the other attractions from the primary section. The young enthusiasts proved their mettle living up to the theme of the exhibition-‘Sustainable Development’ by making a desert ecosystem portraying ‘Greening Kuwait’, in line with the Kuwait National Development Plan envisioned by the late Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, for achieving a sustainable living environment in Kuwait by 2035. It was heartening to notice that the students had been inspired to conceptualize and initiate their personal scientific journey through self-motivation and with a concern for sustainability and inclusivity.
The one-day exhibition was open to the students and teachers of the neighbouring schools and the parents of IES. Teachers and students from United Indian School, Integrated Indian School, Kuwait Indian School, and Smart Indian School visited the exhibition stalls, and were highly appreciative of the efforts of the students.
The eventful day came to a close with the principal’s message appreciating the initiative undertaken by the Science and Math departments and hailing the effort, perseverance, and untiring zeal of all the students.