Home / Youth / Careers / Higher Education/ Spark ’18 kicks off, highlighting Royal College talent

Spark ’18 kicks off, highlighting Royal College talent


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00


By Divya Thotawatte 

Spark ’18, an innovation and invention exhibition organised by Royal College, kick-started yesterday, giving space for the students of the school to display their creative makings.  

The exhibition which was inaugurated by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, is being held from 25 to 28 September at the Royal College premises. 

With over 700 innovations on display, Spark ’18 which is called the ‘largest innovation exhibition to take place in Sri Lanka’ will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on all exhibition days. 

Royal College Principal B. A. Abeyrathna stated, “This is an effort that we have taken to open the gates for students who are limited to the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to help them expand their innovative minds. Everything that is taught in the classroom is related to the syllabus, so at the end of the day we can’t be satisfied with the education. We need to have a very dynamic set of citizens in Sri Lanka and we need to produce creative people for the betterment of our country’s future.” 

Abeyrathna said that the exhibition would not only showcase the inventions of the students of Royal College, but also the creations of over 500 representing schools. Moreover, educational sessions will be held for the students with the partnership of the sponsors for the exhibition. 

Dialog Axiata PLC, the Principal Sponsor powering Spark ’18, will host a Future Pavilion at the exhibition, featuring the latest innovations and trends in the ICT arena, and will give visitors an opportunity to engage with new technology. 

The exhibition’s Technological Partner Microsoft Sri Lanka will also conduct a series of seminars for students on innovative technologies as well as present some of its breakthrough technologies.

Spark ’18 is endorsed by the Presidential Secretariat, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training and the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.

Pix by Lasantha Kumara

 


Share This Article


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Xi Jinping: China’s story of Moses

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Xi Jinping’s story resembles the story of Moses in many ways. Moses (Prophet Musa as known to Muslims) though an Israeli, was adopted by the Egyptian Pharaoh. Moses was known as the Prince of Egypt, until he fell out of favour with the Pharaoh and


We don’t want an executive presidency

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The executive presidency was established in 1978. Since then there has never been as much hope for its abolishment as there is right now. It however still requires many actors to come together to work towards its abolishment. The 20th as brought to


What is next for middle-income Asia and Sri Lanka?

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Decades of sustained economic growth have left the Asia Pacific with few lower-income countries. Absolute poverty levels are and will continue to keep falling. This is cause for celebration. But it also requires a new partnership between countries an


Why didn’t they tell the President?

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The President appears to believe that he still possesses the full executive powers he derived from the Constitution when he was elected to his office in January 2015. Three months later, he sat during a tumultuous session in Parliament, and witnessed


Columnists More