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Arya Central School, Thiruvananthapuram

Arya Expo 2003 was held at Arya Central School, Thiruvananthapuram recently.

"The expo, an annual event, was a means to showcase the talent of students.

The exhibits that the students have put up are relevant to what they learn in school," says V.K. Nair, vice-principal, Arya Central School.

Besides science stalls, there were the craft stalls where handicrafts by the students were exhibited. There was an English section and a fairy tale section also. In the `Shakespeare's Corner' was a scene from Romeo and Juliet. Vikram Seth's poem, `The Frog and the Nightingale' also found expression in the form of a model, all complete with a frog and a nightingale on a tree.

`Maths is an art' was the theme for Mathematics.

The section, `Communication and Transportation' was devoted to the progress made in transport and communication over the years right from the days of the pigeon mail to the present era of internet and satellite phones. The advances in modes of travel from walking to rockets were depicted with models.

The chemistry section made visitors familiar with elements found in the sea, that are useful.

`Sabda 2003' was the theme for Physics. In the section devoted exclusively to musical instruments, students demonstrated how the music made by instruments such as the mridangam, veena, jalatharangam, guitar and drums was ruled by physics. `Nanathwathil Aikyatha' was the theme for the Indian languages section.

The biology section had models of the pond ecosystem, complete with the pond and the vegetation usually found around it. A play-station and a show of the latest Matrix movie were the entertainment of the IT section. Besides these, there were presentations and slide shows on UFO's, Dinosaurs, the Seven Wonders of the World and the process of mummification complete with a dummy mummy.

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