GEORGE TOWN: Four SJK (T) Ladang Prye Primary Six pupils who used orange peel and coconut shell to make water filters, teeth whitener and odour remover sachets, have won their first international gold medal at the International Science and Invention Fair (ISIF) 2019.
The fair is being held in Bali, Indonesia, from June 21 to 26.
The pupils touched down at the Penang International Airport this morning to be greeted by their teachers and families, who welcomed them with bouquets and flower garlands.
One of the pupils, Harrish Raj Shanker, said they were inspired by disposed mandarin orange peel during Chinese New Year and coconut shell.
He said the project revolved around reducing environmental waste and focused on 3R — reduce, reuse and recycle.
“It took us a month to come up with the projects, and we had our teachers to help us out and even the school cleaners,” he said.
Harrish also expressed his gratitude to his teammates, Harchana Changaiah, Siti Zumaidah Abdul Rahman and Theva Tharsini Seekan.
Their science teacher, N. Pugeneswari, said the students also submitted their school projects for the third edition of the Sirim Invention and Technology Expo (Si2TE), which was held in April this year in Kedah.
She said the teeth whitener and odour remover sachet projects had won them the gold award at the Si2TE.
“It was only until ISIF that the students developed the water filtration system,” she added. - Bernama