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Mauritius: Keats & Mayflower students woo InnovEd jury with innovative ideas

Mauritius: Keats & Mayflower students woo InnovEd jury with innovative ideas

InnovEd 2015, an NPCC initiative that is sponsored by the MCB, brought out the creativity in secondary school students on environment-friendly projects, where it was the Keats and Mayflower Colleges that secured first position under separate categories, courtesy their students’ brilliant innovative ideas.

Keats and Mayflower Colleges distinguished themselves during the 2015 edition of InnovEd, sponsored by the MCB Group. This event was organised by the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) for secondary level students with the aim of promoting innovative ideas amidst students at the secondary level.

Mayflower College, situated at Brisée-Verdière, secured the title of best performer in the lower secondary category, with the students fashioning a sofa set out of a material made of worn out tires that the students collected from the school’s vicinity.

The jury was impressed by the brilliant idea, where the students piled up tires of various sizes, covered them with the remains of old mattresses, and, finally, covered it with morocco leather. The result of this idea was a sofa set placed in a ‘relaxation corner’ not far from the college canteen.

The sofa set, costing only Rs 250, gave a new lease on life to about fifteen worn out tires, which otherwise posed a potential threat to the environment and people’s health besides.

As for Keats College, which is situated at Chemin Grenier, the students bagged first place in the upper secondary category.

The team members of the winning team designed an integrated bag for a laptop which includes a table. This bag is more practical for laptop users, and this idea came to the students by identifying people’s need to use their laptops on the move.

Every year, InnovEd invites secondary school students to demonstrate their creativity and innovative skills.

For this purpose, the students first identify a problem in their environment and then innovate a solution thereto.

Accordingly, 450 students of 52 colleges presented their projects for the 2015 edition. These cover the most diverse domains, going from recycling of used objects to the implementation of a wireless irrigation system.

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