Collaborative Science Project Focused on Sustainable Development

Students Embrace Interdisciplinary Learning to Address Global Challenges

The Collaborative Science Project, a cornerstone of the Grade 11 curriculum, unfolded on Wednesday, 7 February, igniting a dynamic exchange of ideas and solutions among students in Sciences, Design Technology and Computer Science.

This year's theme was Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 - "Life on Land." Under the guidance of dedicated faculty members, student participants embarked on a journey to explore innovative approaches to tackle pressing environmental issues.

The event commenced as Professor Bano Mehti-Schultz, a distinguished expert in nature-based solutions in agriculture and VIS Alumni, held the introductory presentation at the event, by emphasising the significance of sustainable practices in preserving biodiversity and mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change.

Following the initial presentation, students seamlessly transitioned into interdisciplinary groups, fostering collaboration and synergy across diverse fields of study. Teams delved into comprehensive research, investigating topics of global relevance with a keen focus on proposing viable local solutions. One of the highlights of the day was the interactive sessions where Grade 11 students showcased their ingenuity by designing engaging presentations and activities tailored for their younger peers in Grade 4 and 5. The collaborative spirit and collective efforts culminated in a fruitful exchange of ideas, fostering a deeper understanding of the intricate connections between scientific principles and real-world applications.

Congratulations to the Grade 11 students for their remarkable achievements. This Collaborative Science Project enriched their academic pursuits and also nurtured a sense of responsibility towards global sustainability.