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11 September 2016

[The Star] Nurturing young scientists

(from left) Thevi, SJK (T) RRI Sungai Buloh vice principal M. Kuppamah and SEGi University science fair advisor and programme coordinator Elis Johannes during the launch of the event.

(from left) Thevi, SJK (T) RRI Sungai Buloh vice principal M. Kuppamah and SEGi University science fair advisor and programme coordinator Elis Johannes during the launch of the event.

 

A group of 32 students from SEGi University who are pursuing the Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme, organised a Science Fair for pupils at SJK (T) RRI Sungai Buloh, Selangor to maximise their learning abilities.

A total of 126 kindergarten and Year One pupils had the opportunity to take part in 26 types of science-related activities, which included learning the concept of solid and liquid forms, magnetic fields, recycling and how to care for animals.

The children were engaged in activities that allowed them to explore, experiment, solve problems and also have fun playing games related to science. Most importantly, this event was to help spur their interest in science and motivate them to learn.

SJK (T) RRI Sungai Buloh student affairs supervisor Thevi Subramaniam said the fair enabled the pupils to be exposed to science.

“Based on the feedback from the pupils, the SEGi students were excellent teachers,” she said.

Initiated by Prof Mogana Dhamotharan from SEGi University, the science fair is an example of a collaboration between a private institution and a primary school.

This project is also a part of an assignment for the Diploma students who are undertaking the “Science for Young Children” course this semester.

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