With the advent of NEP 2020, experiential learning has become more important than ever. Students in the 21st century should now innovate and implement what they learn in the classroom.
To encourage learning and fuel this natural curiosity in children, Billabong High International School (BHIS) recently hosted their Annual Science Exhibition, MatriX 2022 on the 4th and 5th of February virtually.
The theme for the event was “Life on Land and Underwater- Harnessing the power of nature to heal” , laying emphasis on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 14 and 15 which highlight Life Below Water and on Land respectively.
The objective for this year was to develop problem-solving skills and critical thinking in students while making them future-ready. MatriX 2022 further aimed at inculcating a sense of responsibility in children towards nature while promoting a just and empathetic society where plants, animals, and humans coexist harmoniously.
Students participated wholeheartedly in the event with utmost zeal and enthusiasm. From research projects, new innovative ideas, and unique creations, students focused on finding sustainable solutions to environmental problems. Projects ranged from waste management to novel ideas for creating Green Spaces through DIYs.
The ardent learners further participated in this celebration of Mother Earth through art, music, dance, and drama. Ms Sharmila Chatterjee, principal of BHIS, further motivated and inspired students of different clubs to come up with various games, activities, presentations, models, skits, and much more, focused on various contemporary issues and advancements.
MatriX 2022 was a grand success among the students. It gave them a platform to express their creativity and come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems. Students learned the importance of sustainable development and gained lifelong skills in the process.