News: Schoolchildren use innovative method to produce lettuce
Children of the Ho International School have carried out a stunning agricultural research work from which they produced lettuce from a collection of sand in a fortnight.
Known as the Regent Model, the children used split PVC pipes, which they hung on a stand with four levels on each side to grow the plant using organic manure.
The lettuce was also placed in fragmented water bottles filled with sand.
The schoolchildren displayed the project prior to the school’s fifth graduation ceremony.
They also created a charcoal cooler that could preserve the harvested lettuce for seven days.
The project topic was “Innovating ways of solving global food crisis – Maximising space for vegetable cultivation at home”.
Conducting the Junior Graphic round the stand, Cynthia Nunyuie, 11, a grade six pupil, said the project was meant to help people without compounds in their homes to produce the crop with ease.
“One does not need a compound at home to grow lettuce because maximum use can be made of the little space available for great results as you can see here,” she said.
The Headmaster of the school, Lewis Enyonam Amedorme, said such projects were in line with the school’s stance to give practical and hands-on training to the children, in addition to quality academic work to make them marketable in the contemporary global community.
Meanwhile, the children have also designed an electronic learning board using simple and available materials to solve basic problems in Mathematics and other subject areas.