BENGALURU: The Bishop Cotton Boys’ High School Science and IT extravaganza began on a musical note with the school band playing the fest’s theme song. The fest closed on Tuesday.
IT Minister Priyank Kharge’s addressed the students at the opening. Recalling his childhood and his passion for science, the minister said he had participated in two science fests, but won in only one.
He said the students were fortunate to live in the age of the Internet.
Principal of Bishop Cotton Boys High School John K Zachariah said four new events were said action, and not in position, was the mark of a leader.
About 15 events had been organised, among them ‘Bloodwork’, where participants investigated a murder mystery. As forensic science experts, they examined samples given to them and looked for the clues around the campus and gather evidence to file a case in court.
Spark required students to turn NASA scientists in a simulated astronomy lab, examine the conditions of a planet and find the right place to erect a space settlement.
Other events included such as Quest (treasure hunt), Spectra (miniature hydraulic models), Neural Network (study of the brain), Clash of Titans (debate), Protium (chemistry competition), Show IT Off (an IT-based business game), Quad (console and PC gaming) and Robops (with futuristic humanoid machines moving around).
The events came with the students blogging about all these.