The Montessori De Sagrada Familia – Elementary Department highlighted the importance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during its celebration of the Science Week held virtually last November 12-25.
Adapting the theme, “Science and Technology: Panacea to the Challenges of Time”, the month-long event featured several platforms in raising awareness to the potential of science and technology in solving the local and global challenges now or in the future.
This began in classrooms as students were involved in various projects and activities that integrated the promotion of the SDGs. Grade 1 pupils crafted bookmarks to call for the conservation of species, particularly the polar bears in the Arctic. Grade 4 pupils created plant prototypes to emphasize the importance of plants, while Grade 5 pupils made various objects out of recycled materials to promote wise consumerism and production.
Contests held during the event also revolved around issues such as environmental protection, human impact to the environment, and sustainability. The Minecraft Design Challenge, in particular, challenged Sagradan students to virtually build an eco-friendly and sustainable community.
Among other contests that allowed students to showcase their talents include the essay writing, poster-making, and science quiz bee competitions. The winners in these events were recognized during the culminating event.
To view the full list of winners in the Science Week, click here.
Scientific Solutions to the Pandemic
Mrs. Maria Cristina Santos-Silamor, school principal, also addressed the need for science-based practices as the country begins to transition to the new normal.
In her closing remarks during the culminating event, Silamor expressed optimism in the ongoing vaccination efforts of various local government units (LGUs).
“I believe with the ongoing mass vaccination that is happening, we hope that through these efforts done by our government, we will be completely healed,” she said.
She urged the pupils to continue following health protocols to contribute to the faster recovery of the country from the pandemic.
“Healing comes with vaccination and also following health protocols. In order for us to completely heal our nation, we need to keep on following our health protocols,” Silamor said.