Galaxy International School holds science fair

real pixGalaxy International School, last Saturday, held its 11th annual science fair at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Pupils of the school between the ages of three and 16 show-cased various science experiments in physics, chemistry, biology, social sciences and the arts at the fair.

The one-day fair attracted about 3,000 participants, including teachers, parents, guardians, members of the diplomatic community and students from 20 schools in Accra.

Opening the fair, the Deputy Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Dr. Bernice Heloo urged the budding scientists to build on existing scientific innovations and ideas, stressing that “science is an everyday practice which must be improved upon frequently”.

She urged Galaxy International School to extend its science facilities to less-privileged schools in the country to help improve science education.

The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Dr. Heloo said, the fair was encouraging the study and promotion of science education in the country and urged teachers and students at avail themselves of the immense opportunities offered by science education.

Mr. Suleyman Kaplan, the Head of the Science Department of the school said the fair was also to help the pupils to memorise and apply the numerous formulas and approaches to the study of science.

“It was also to make them get familiar with the history of some great scientists and motivate them to come up with their own innovations,” he said.

A co-educational day and boarding institution, Galaxy International School hosts over 500 students from over 50 countries.

The school is basically science-oriented with the state-of-the art teaching and learning facilities.

By Times Reporter

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