The Ghana National Commission for UNESCO and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board observed the second celebration of the International Day of Light, on Thursday, 16th May 2019 at the Museum of Science and Technology, Adabraka.
The theme for the celebration was “Stimulating Young Minds in Ghana, particularly women, to study Science and Engineering through the Light Sciences”.
This year’s celebration was in a form of a Science Picnic which afforded students the opportunity to undertake several hands-on activities on light science.
The Science Picnic aimed at providing a focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture, art, education, sustainable development and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications and energy.
The participants were as follows:
Nii Amugi Avenue School 44 pupils
Gray Memorial Basic School 31 pupils
Calvary Methodist 1 Basic School 30 pupils
Calvary Methodist 2 Basic School 30 pupils
Rev. Lartey Adotey Memorial School 30 pupils
St. John’s Preparatory and JHS School 36 pupils
Each pupil had the opportunity to undertake a project in the following areas: