The Malaysian team stunned the world at the German innovation event | So Good News
KUALA LUMPUR: A team of students from SMK Agama Kuala Selangor beat 490 teams from 250 schools worldwide in the competition for the International Trade Fair, Ideas, Inventions and New Products (Iena) 2022 held in Nuremberg, Germany.
The Malaysian team won gold and a special award for the best overall innovative product in the Young Inventors category of the Nuremberg City Award at the three-day competition, which ended on Saturday.
The winning team included 17-year-old Athirah Ahmad Hishamuddin and Raja Dhia Nazneen Insira Raja Mohd Aman Shah, Noor Damiya Bisiyara Muhammad Imran and Sara Ardini Khairul Faizi, all 16 years old.
Led by teachers Mohd Ridzuan Mohammad and Mohd Zulhelmi Mansor, the team replicated the success of the seniors, winning gold and best innovative product awards at the Iena 2019 event.
Iena is the world’s longest established innovation exhibition for more than 70 years, showcasing the world’s greatest new inventions and innovations.
Zulhelmi said the team’s unique innovation, the Educational Card Set (ECS) World History Exploration Challenge, is mainly designed to increase the interest of teenagers in learning general knowledge related to the history of world civilizations.
He said that the idea of ECS was inspired by the game of Monopoly and pointed out the interesting heritage sites of the world civilization.
“The concept of taking pictures and writing fun stories is highlighted in the board game to allow two-way interaction and encourage discussion among students playing ECS,” he added.
He hoped that ECS would be used in joint academic competitions between schools and would be available to families for leisure activities as well as creating a generation of ‘global citizens’. In a Facebook post, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yakob congratulated the students and wished them success. inspire other students. – Bernama