Celebrated on November 10th, World Science Day for Peace and Development, highlights the significant role of science in our society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.
An Assembly for World Science Day, was held in school on the 19th of November and conducted by the students of Years 11-12.
The Assembly commenced with a speech in Arabic by Fizzah Zaidi (Year 10). After this, Purvi Harwani and Rameen Aslam of Year 11, addressed the audience and spoke to them about World Science Day, its objectives and the 2017 theme: Science for Global Understanding.
Following this, a brief video was shown on the history of World Science Day- which was first proclaimed by UNESCO in 2001and celebrated worldwide for the first time in 2002.
The Year 11 students then listed the strengths and limitations of scientific developments and the infinite and exciting possibilities that robotics has created.
Finally, in keeping with the Assembly’s theme of science and innovation, the winners of the DGPS Science Fair 2017, held on October 31st, were awarded for their creative exhibitions!
The Assembly, as well as the World Science Day Poster-making Challenge, was successful in spreading UNESCO’s idea that science, peace and development are both, interlinked and sustainable.
Vedika Manghnani and Shubha Kamath- Year 10