From 24th to 28th January 2022, Sam T, Ben K (12A), Jamie C and Finn G took part in the KVIS Invitational Science Fayre (KVIS-ISF). KVIS is hosted by Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Thailand. Schools from lots of countries came together to present and discuss research projects from this year. Participation at KVIS is part of CSIA’s international programme, but due to Covid-19, this has been held virtually over zoom.
First 2 days
Focused on learning about what school life is like at Kamnoetvidya Science Academy. Meeting other students taking part in the Fayre, followed by subject talks in maths, chemistry and biology, by researchers from the local universities.
“…the maths subject talk was on a topic that I had a basic knowledge on and it was great to develop my understanding of.”- Sam
CSMS Research Project
The theme was ‘Gen-z Advancing Global Sustainability,’ students were asked to complete and present a research project based on this. Our team conducted their project on ‘Comparison of sustainable heat storage to replace conventional heating’. Created as part of the CSMS co-curricular programme.
Presenting their findings on 26th January, with a Q&A from specialists in the material science field. Being awarded the ‘Best Social Inspiration’ prize for the material science category which was a fantastic achievement and honour.
“I really enjoyed the student presentations and some were really engaging hooked my interest”- Ben.
Escape Room Event
Students were placed in break out rooms for the Escape room challenge. Competing and working as a team, to solve various science and maths problems, to crack the code and be the first group out of the virtual rooms.
“…working with people from different areas as they had different specialisms was great…”- Finn
To round off KVIS, students watched cultural videos from the other participants, showcasing what school life is like in the different countries and learning about fundamental parts of each country’s culture.
KVIS has been a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience for the students “it was interesting to experience a science community and meet people our age from different cultures and communities”.
The event allowed our students to develop their presentation and communication skills, as well as making international links which our students will remember for a long time. We would like to thank Kamnoetvidya Science Academy for organising and hosting KVIS and hopefully students will be able to visit some of the countries soon when the international programme restarts after Covid-19.