Macfair International is organized every alternate year by City Montessori School, Mahanagar Campus, Lucknow, India, with the objective of providing a platform for students to display and match their talents, skills and wits and to imbibe values of tolerance, co-existence and world citizenship through cross cultural interaction. We have always incorporated "burning issues" in Macfair to enhance the awareness of our students. Over the years, Macfair evolved and developed from national to international level and has acquired its present shape by creative inputs of all those who have been associated with the Macfair Family.
CMS strives to make every student the light of the world. By challenging their intellect through problems in mathematics and computers at international competitions, students are made aware of their mental development in mathematics, computers, science and other fields.
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them” Since the time we were ape-like, we human beings, have been compelled to find answers to the mysteries of the universe. Driven by human curiosity, we have relied on our reasoning, observation and intelligence to fashion solutions to problems- simple and complex alike.
In the process, we began to realise that nature has its encoded laws which works in a systematic and logical manner. These laws and process, once understood, can be helpful in understanding more and more of our magical planet and the universe. Popularly called ‘science’, it encompasses within itself the magic of nature, the rationality of life, the beauty of beings, the wonder of natural phenomena, growth, death and evolution.
Overtime as human beings continued to dig deeper, science found its branches dedicated to the beauty of particular systems:- Mathematics- the understanding of numbers, Biology- dedicated to life forms etc.
You won’t even imagine how mathematics is deeply embedded in our surroundings. Do you know that leaves often follow a Fibonacci pattern, or that the length- width ratio of veins of a leaf is perfect ratios?
Deriving from the logical laws of math and science, technology came into force as a tool.
Technology was the stethoscope to the doctor’s science, the sewing machine to a seamstress’, the pen for an author. Through technology, humans continued to apply their understanding in real life to get things done. What was wheel in ancient times, the computer is today- highest pinnacle of a man’s scientific thought at a particular time.
Today; we can’t possibly imagine a world without computers, and yet we must continue to explore inventions and discoveries, that go beyond.
Our youth must be motivated and trained to be scientific at all times. Dear children, you must develop skills of planning, information gathering, problem solving and drawing correct conclusions. This is imperative to become a responsible and productive citizen of the human race.
Go forth and search for truth, for rationality, for knowledge, doubt, test, questions, hypothesize and create.
The world is waiting for yours discoveries and inventions. It is this spirit of scientific enquiry that we are celebrating here at Macfair. Macfair International- a popular international festival of Maths, Science and Computer organised by City Montessori School, Mahanagar campus provides a global platform to young children to interact and develop scientific literacy. In this context, if the mind of today’s youngsters is like a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Macfair strives to discover and reveal those treasures of intellect.
We have always incorporated 'burning issues' in Macfair to enhance the awareness of the students. By challenging their intellect through problems in mathematics, science and computer at international competitions, students are made aware of their mental development in computer science, mathematics and other fields. It aims at creating and nurturing world leaders capable of adopting and adapting to the change I hope in the next three days you enjoy the competitive pleasures of contesting scientific minds- of the vigor and joy of pure sciences, of the thrill of numbers and the spirit of competition!!
Amongst the greatest of all the great services that can be possibly rendered by man to the Almighty, is the education of children, building their character and inculcating in their tender hearts the love of God.
With the glorious legacy of fifty Seven years in education, City Montessori School has successfully contributed in the multi-dimensional development of students with a clear focus on positive thinking and self-confidence to cope with the transformation, challenge and qualms of life.
I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind. Universal responsibility is the real key to human survival.
Acquisition of knowledge along with radical approach is supreme. Every small step towards a big dream brings you closer towards glory and fame and adds more value to it. MACFAIR which started as a nascent dream in the year 1995 has today become a cradle for creating and nurturing world leaders capable of adopting and adapting to the change.
Implication of Science and Technology to mans' use is as old as 2500 B.C or much earlier when the people, of Indus Valley Civilization came to know first time about the fire and the wheel. Majority of the discoveries that occurred in the ancient years were mostly the result of serendipity. But, these chance discoveries sowed the seed of the art of science in the minds of our ancestors. Since then, man's curiosity and meticulous efforts have helped him to make new inventions and discoveries.
Mathematics is a field that many people shy away from, but there are some who had a passion for numbers and making discoveries regarding equations, measurements, and other numerical solutions in history. They looked for ways to understand the world as it relates to numbers and their contributions have been very important for their generation and beyond.
10:00 am – 01:00 pm:- Registration of Local teams
10:00 am – 12:30 pm:- Registration of Outstation teams
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm:- Lunch
01:30 pm - 2:30 pm:- Group Photograph and Press Conference
02.30 pm – 4.00 pm:- Debate (Senior) / Model United Nations (Prelims) Senior
03.30 pm – 4.30 pm:- Prelims Science Quiz (Senior)
04:00 pm - Tea
05:30 pm – 09.00 pm :- Inaugural Function
09:00 pm - Dinner
7.30 am – 8.30 am:- Breakfast
8.45 am – 9.00 am :- Prayer Assembly
9.00 am – 10.00 am:- Talk On Spiritual Education
10.30 am – 1.30 pm:- Science Quiz (Senior) Final
1.30 pm – 2.00 pm:- Lunch
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm:- Scientist Character Speak (Senior)
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm:- Speech (Junior)
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm:- Power-point presentation: Mac Tutor (Selection Round)
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm:- Prelims Maths Quiz (Junior)
07:30 am – 08:30 am:- Breakfast
08:45 am – 09:00 am:- Prayer Assembly
09:00 am – 10:00 am:- Talk On Spiritual Education
10.30 am – 12.30 pm:- Mathematics Quiz (Junior) Final
10.30 am – 1.30pm:- Olympiads (Senior)
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm:- Jingles (Junior)
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm:- Lunch
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm:- Model United Nations (Senior)
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm:- Power-point presentation: Mac Tutor (Senior+ Junior) Final Round
07:30 am – 08:30 am:- Breakfast
8.30 am – 11.00 am:- Feedback Session
11.00 am – 1.30 pm:- Science Drama (Team event)
1.30 pm – 2.00 pm:- Lunch
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm:- Debate (Senior)
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm:- Prize Distribution Ceremony
6.00 pm - Tea
Teams/Participants will be awarded points as follows
The teams scoring the maximum points shall win the Champions Trophy.
Individual Trophies: Individual trophies and certificates will be awarded to all winners in individual events.
Participation Certificate: The participation certificates shall be awarded to all the participants.
Final Decision: All Judges will be experts in their fields and will in no way be connected with the HOST. The decision of the Judges will be final and binding.