Galaxy International School celebrates science fair

Accra Galaxy International School celebrated its 15th Annual Science and Makers’ Fair, with the aim of encouraging the study of science and scientific innovation among students to make the school a leading science school.

The event was on the theme: Imagine, Invent and inspire, brought together students from public and private schools, parents, diplomats and educationists to see appreciate scientific innovations of the students of the Galaxy International School.

There were over one hundred exhibits displaying various projects by the students in the course of the year.

Among the projects showcased were robots built with water bottles, the application of Pythagoras theorem, model cars, jet fighters, using small space technology to grow vegetables, a 3D printer, hologram and robotic arm.

Mr Cafer Tepeli, the Principal of the School, said the science and makers’ fair was a special way of encouraging the study of science and bridging the gaps between the school and other schools.

This is why students of other schools were not only to observe the scientific display of their Galaxy counterparts but also to present their own projects for display, he said.

He said the fair was targeted at creating a country where the people become aware of science and the application of technology to enable the nation to develop more speedily.

Mr Michael Nsowah, who delivered a speech on behalf of the Minister of Education, praised the school for the role it continued to play in the educational environment of the schools in the country.

He said the study of science was at the heart of the new Ghana Education Service curriculum and commended the Galaxy International School for taking the lead in that direction, while expressing happiness as the school had over the years made teaching more practical than theory.

Mrs Kate Adjei of the Adenta Municipal Education Directorate said the Galaxy School was a model of excellence and that the students were the hope for the future.

She called on the school authorities to place emphasis on vocational and technical education.

Source: Ghana News Agency