The Modern School organized COGNITO 2010 – The 22nd Annual Projects Fair on December 25th, 2010 with great fervor and enthusiasm . The programme was organized in the school grounds where the students from pre-primary to Class XII demonstrated their scientific temperament and creativity. It was a fusion of science, arts and culture with over 65 projects.
Present were Dr. Nityanand, Former Director CDRI and former Chairman of the school’s Advisory Council. The event was presided over by Honorable Justice DK Trivedi (Retd), senior most Judge of Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, and current Chairman of the school’s Advisory Council. And also present was the founder of the school, Shri Rakesh Kapoor, the quality pioneer and creator of KQES curriculum. They were all enthralled by the passion and creativity of the students.
The special guest to the event was Mr. Ritik Malhotra, undergraduate student at University of California Berkely in USA and two time second place winner at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. He observed that the students are much smarter than students of the same age in the USA, and that The Modern School is one of very few schools in India taking a step in the right direction by hosting a projects fair like Cognito (and that too for the 22nd time!) and developing creativity of students and facilitating in-depth scientific experimentation.
Also Ms. Meena Kane, Principal, welcomed the chief guest and other guests. She talked about the newly introduced International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) system of education, brought to the city of Lucknow for the first time by The Modern School, Aliganj. IB PYP is headquartered at Geneva and has more than 3000 schools across 139 countries have implemented this curriculum. IB PYP classes are child centered unlike traditional classrooms which are teacher and book centered. An IB PYP teacher facilitates the curiosities, questions and research and inquiry strands of children.
Ms. Meena Kane also announced the opening of the Day Boarding facility at the school premises which parents would be able to avail from the new session next year.
The students demonstrated projects like the production of electricity through water, robotic hand, a car for which water was used as fuel, bio generator using bio diesel made from waste vegetable oil the waste products of which were used to make soap, probability, genetic engineering, Rain Water Harvesting, Working of satellite, Optical illusion, Commerce gallery etc.
Primary children were not behind from their senior counterparts with projects like Motorized boat, DJ lights, Chipko Movement and Dadi Ma ke Nuskhe.
The tiny tots of pre primary displayed the varied and rich culture of India through setups aout the various festivals and traditions in India.