'Buchanan Atal Tinkering Lab' is launched on 8th February 2019 at Buchanan Institution Girls High School Pallom. It was officially declared open for the use of the students by Rev. Thomas Paikad, the Treasurer of the Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) and switched on by Mr. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, MLA, Kottayam. Mrs. Mary Mani M, Headmistress of the School, presided over the function.
Atal Tinkering Labs are dedicated works spaces where students (Class 6th to class 10th) learn innovation skills and develop ideas that will go on to transform India. The labs are powered to acquaint students with stateoftheart equipment such as 3D printers, robotics & electronics development tools, IoT & sensors etc. The vision is to “Cultivate 1 Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators (Neoteric means a person who advocates new ideas). ATL is under the guidance of Atal Innovation ?Mission, NITI Ayog Central Government of India.
Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The lab activities are designed to spur the spark of creativity, and go beyond regular curriculum and text book learning. The labs will let students explore skills of future such as design and computational thinking, adaptive learning and artificial intelligence.
“Tinkering” is an interesting way to understand the world and its problems before finding potential solutions. As children, we tinker with things – pulling them apart to see how they work or putting things together to see what happens.
The Headmistress of the School would supervise the overall functioning of ATL along with Mrs. Jolly Mary, the Accounts Officer and Mrs. Bindhu P. Chacko, ATL In-Charge, would communicate and coordinate with Faculty/Vendor for the necessary requirement and maintenance.Read More