Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2017

Young Spring Dalean’s entry makes it to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2017
 
In a development that speaks volumes about the expert scientific education imparted at Spring Dale Senior School, a project prepared by Satyam Wahi, a potential scientist from class X of Spring Dales, is among the entries being considered by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF), India, for the award of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2017.
 
Giving details, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the project titled ‘Insulating marble polish to prevent from electric shock in house’, has been accepted by the NIF, an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
 
He added that Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2017 was a competition held annually to invoke the scientific and creative abilities of students till class XII or up to the age of 17, for those out of school. Stating that children are the focus of this competition, Mr Sharma said that this is because creativity is inherent in children, though in varying degrees, but their curiosity and the will to explore, learn and create often gets mitigated with time in this age of tough competition.
 
Mr Sharma further said that the contest aimed at prodding students to invoke their imaginative, creative and scientific abilities to seek solutions to the everyday problems being faced by them, their families, neighbours and the under-privileged members of the society.
 
Stating that due attention was paid to the teaching of science in the school, Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, President, Spring Dale Educational Society, said thatthe school has a science park, which is an innovative concept of teaching Science in an experiential way. 
 
“Besides this, we have a trend setting Robotics lab to enable the students to learn the Science of Robotics at an early age, encouraging them to explore the scope of design and innovation,” they said. They added that the students were exposed to the learning of science through innovative methods at an early age, which helped them grasp the basics properly.
  
 
Spring Dale Senior School