The idea of a science fair brings me memories from my school,the exhibits, the creativity, the fun filled learning and lots more!!!! Kudos to the Sahayans for giving this experience to the less privileged children and i am happy and privileged to be a part of it :)
Though i was partially involved in the science fair held in other schools, it was in ZPGHS, Narsapur i contributed to the best of my capability. Unfortunately i wasn't able to make it to the introductory session of the Science Fair in the school. My peers gave an introduction about the fair to the children and made it easy for us in the following sessions.
In the next session i along with my friends reached the school in the morning. It was my first visit to the school. The school was simple and its hard for one visiting for the first time to believe it accommodates three mediums English, Urdu and Telugu. The students were waiting eagerly for us to start of their work and the teachers were cooperative and encouraging.
Being my first session in the school it took a while for me to accustom to it and to understand the current status of work as the work had already begun in the previous session. I along with my friends started working on the model of a school. Later we went to the Urdu medium girls to tell about the fair and we were happy to see their response and oozing enthusiasm. We tried to accommodate as many ideas as possible. After that session we had few more sessions before we were finally ready for the D-day I.e 4th of march.
On the day of the Science fair all the volunteers reached the school by 10:00 am. We started of by arranging the classrooms to displays the exhibits. We had around 80-90 exhibits including the charts, working models paintings and art exhibits, each exhibit competing with every other exhibit. The two rooms where the exhibits were kept were vibrant and colorful with the display of models. There were charts of digestive system, eyes, kidneys, Petroleum production, vitamins, life cycle of a frog and many more covering different subjects. Models included the demonstration of Volcano, vermi compost, egg in water ,
Flow of current etc… There were some beautiful paintings, embroidery, colourful flowers made of soap, a beautifully woven mat of cigar packets and lots more in the arts section which were a feast to the eyes of the art lovers. And finally when the teachers came to see, the students proudly displayed their exhibits and confidently explained their work. Later we gave a small tea party to the teachers for all their support and encouragement without which it would not have been possible for us to conduct the fair successfully. The following day we gave away the participation certificates to all the participants and the Winners.
And like always it was an indelible experience working with Sahaya, the sessions filled with fun geared up with a noble motive, new friends, the enthusiastic children, obviously the work and not the forget the Sheer Kurma served to us in school, Lunch in Maharaja Dhaba beside the sugar factory(all those who were there tht day wud totally comply with me :D and the Samosa and chai in Gummadidala J…. memories I would cherish all my life.. :)