Students of Little Flower School at the science fest in Kyoto. Telegraph picture
Jamshedpur, Nov. 2: Back from their Japan visit, students of Little Flower School are a confident lot.
Not only did they participate at the International Students’ Science Fest, they also won the first runner-up trophy in the two contests they took part.
The 4th International Students’ Science Fest was organised by Ritsumeikan High School in Kyoto that began on October 26. This was the second time that Little Flower School participated in the international fest.
Mohit Kumar, Tushar Chauhan, Abhi Pandey, Varun Jaiswal and Zeshant Laique Ali were the five students who represented the school at the fest. They were accompanied by their physics teacher, Sangeeta Chatrath.
The students were declared first runner-up for Image zone and IT zone events were they competed with 40 schools from 23 countries.
“The children have done well for themselves. Over there we realised that our students are equal with their international counterparts. They participated in two events and they won prizes in both. I am proud of them. I wish they could have participated in the other four competitions as well. Next time we would participate in all the events,” said Sangeeta Chatrath.
The Image Zone allowed the participants to choose an issue and present it how its status will be in 2030. The students of Little Flower School had taken up environment as their topic and presented the dreadful condition of the world in 2030.
They also suggested measures of combating the environmental problems and to save planet earth.
The other contest IT Zone was a completely different contest. The students had to develop an user-friendly interface with least errors possible. The activity was performed under the guidance of Eric Cooper, a professor at Ritsumeikan University in Japan.
Little Flower students also designed posters on the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel, which was appreciated by all the other schools that took part in the fest.
The science fest was not only about competitions but about accumulation of knowledge also.
The students were taken for industrial visits. They visited Dome, the formula one car manufacturer in Japan, where they were given a free demonstration of the manufacturing process.
“The fest was not just about competition but fun also. Apart from winning the trophies, the best moments had been the experience to see a formula one car being manufactured. This exposure has helped us in knowing where we stand in respect to other schools of the world. We know we are much better than some of the countries,” said a confident Varun Jaiswal.