EDEX 2017 successfully provides platform for creativity and innovation


Saudi Gazette

— The two days Educational Exhibition (EDEX) organized by International Indian School Jeddah Girls Section was lauded as a success, not only for exhibiting an imaginative fare to the community but for also providing an exceptional platform to students to display their innovative, intellectual and oratory skills.

Chairman Managing committee Mohammad Asif Ramiz Dawoodi expressed his delight at the staging of the two-day event that was not only educative but also enthralling in its scope and presentation.

“The event has excelled our expectations because of the hard work of students and teachers,” Dawoodi said, adding, “Our committee has always extended all of its support to things which can explore hidden talent of students.”

He appreciated the Indian Consul General, School Observer Shahid Alam for their constant support and the students particularly for putting in such extensive efforts to make this event successful. He asked for an extended support from the community in staging such events. “Increased participation from parents on academic levels will benefit the school and students,” he said.

School Principal Syed Masood Ahmed too lauded the efforts of the students and his staff. He said, “They made it happen,” adding, “This is a platform where we expose talents, innovation, creativity and enthusiasm to go for new things. And the result is there for all to see.”

Vice Principal of host school, Farhadunnisa heaped praise on the students for their motivation and innovation. “It is their day, it was their efforts that all made it happen. We, teachers and staff, were there just to guide,” she said, adding, “It is an event where maximum number of students participate and showcase their interest, skills and talents.”

“Students were excited and they participated with a lot of enthusiasm. Teachers guided them very well and parents encouraged their kids to participate and helped in making models with them. This is one of the reasons why this event is successful.”

She appreciated the team of girls’ section, the teachers and non-teaching staff, the managing committee for their support. “Special thanks to our principal Syed Masood Ahmed, who is the pillar of strength for all us. He has been guiding and supporting us throughout.” Farhadunnisa remarked.

The event displayed models and live presentation in around 30 classrooms and auditorium with over 500 students participating in the fair.

The exhibits by the senior and junior girls displayed on different branches of science included Under Water Fire Work, Dragon, Hydrogen Bomb, Golden Rain, working models of latest technology, Water Dam, Nuclear Power Plant, Electrical House, Smart Phone Projector, Energy used in the Stone Age, Utilities made of used material, Human System and sense organs.

Among the highlight of the exhibits was “Operation Theatre” under the supervision of Nishat Javed displaying two major operations — Brain Hemorrhage and Cosmetic surgery of nose. “Our students are from grade 12, and they all want to be surgeons,” she said.

Children and parents were in awe to see the models regarding the functioning of stock market, various forms of business organization in private sector, pros and cons of demonetization and GST by Commerce and Economics Department. The Mathematics department displayed models on Miracles of Mathematics and History of numbers.

The scintillating world of Poetry by tiny tots was enacted on two poems Lord Ullin’s Daughter and Bazaar of Hyderabad. English drama Macbeth was beautifully depicted by the girls of grade 6-8.

The spectators were transported to sixteenth century, Sajimon P. Mathew, a father of one of the student in grade 6, said, “It is an amazing event where every student is learning.”

The Tamil students explained in detail about the process of agriculture from plowing till it reaches retail shop. Malayalam students displayed models depicting entire Kerala. Other languages like Urdu, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada displayed models of their history.

In Islamic Studies the students conveyed the “Message of Islam” and letter Daad, which is not used in other languages and the spectators were electrified by the models displayed to depict Saudi Arabian Culture.

The exhibits attracted appreciation and esteem from the audience. “With an endeavor to promote creativity and scientific attitude of the young students, this Exhibition was one of its kind,” said one parent savoring the delights of the exhibition.