SCHOOL ROUND UP
Vidya Mandir Public School, Faridabad
In an attempt to make a `Green India’ and to instil a sense of responsibility towards the planet among students, the school celebrated Earth Day on April 22. To mark the occasion, a myriad of educational and fun activities were organised, with an effort to create awareness about environmental safety. Children took out a procession and staged a play in which they emphasised measures to protect the ecosystem. Students were informed about the causes and effects of global warming and the ways to protect the environment from these harmful changes. The students were shown a presentation which highlighted the importance of nature; it stressed on recycling of discarded material. Different activities were conducted in the classroom where students made paper bags and discussed issues regarding disposal problems. Anand Gupta, principal, motivated the students to follow the path of making `A Clean India.’
The Waulden School, Niti Bagh
The school celebrated Earth Day on April 22. School chairman, teachers and students wore the designated colours of earth -green and blue. The students expressed their views, on the deteriorating environmental condition on the planet. An action song including colourful props was sung to leave an impact on the young minds to make the earth litter and pollution-free. Students made and wore lapels and badges depicting the importance of Earth Day, with a message: `Save ozone layer to save earth’. Chairman Ajit Singh urged the students to discourage the use of hazardous things to preserve the gifts of the earth for generations to come.School principal Anju Narang gave tips to the students to help preserve the planet’s natural beauty.
The junior wing of DLDAV Model School, Pitampura
The school organised Chrysalis, a plethora of activities to showcase projects pursued in the school. These included Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, moral values, dadima ka chimta, life skills, peace and harmony, yoga and meditation, fitness fiesta and national integration. Teachers presented different teaching strategies through PowerPoint presentations, activities and had interactive sessions with students. School chairman Shrideep Omchery visited every classroom and observed children’s performance. School principal Anita Wadehra congratulated the staff members for their co-ordination and display of activities in the school.
Amity International School, Vasundhara
The school organised various activities such as kahani lekhan, diary lekhan, natya manchan, vigyapan prastuti and nukkad natak. The activities organised throughout the year aimed at creating awareness and sensitising students and reviving the spirit of the mother tongue. These activities enhanced students’ writing, creative and theatrical skills besides testing subject and grammatical knowledge. The year-long celebrations culminated with Matribhasha Week during which various awards were given to the students by school principal Valambal Balachandran.
- D.Goenka World School, Gurgaon
For the celebration of “Chill with Mr. Will” an introductory learning program of William Shakespeare, was held on 8th April 2015. 5th & 8th graders had an enthusiastic and interesting Skype session with Ms. Larisa Villar Hauser, children author from United Kingdom in the assembly hall. During her talk she discussed about various plays and characters of great William Shakespeare. Her talk gave immense pleasure to pupils and they showed their interest in reading Shakespeare’s plays. At the very early age of 10yrs and 13 yrs pupils have got inspiration of reading after author’s talk. Session ended with questions included “reading like a writer”, “learning to identify” and “analyze decisions authors make and why they make them as well” and on the life of Shakespeare and Globe theatre.
Presidium School, Gurgaon
The Sh.Dwarka Dass Parnami Memorial Gurgaon District Chess Championship (junior) was organised by the Gurgaon District Chess Association (GDCA) for different categories (U-07 to U-19). Around 60 players across Gurgaon participated in the U-09 category. Doorva Garg from the Presidium school won the first prize. Shubhvi Yadav and Japnoor Kaur stood fifth and eighth, respectively, in the same category. The winners were given prizes by Naresh Sharma, secretary, Haryana Chess Association; Rajpal Chauhan, secretary, GDCA and Sarla Dabas, head, department of sports, American Montessori Public School. Alka Singh, vice-principal of the school, congratulated the budding champions and their coach.
DAV Public School, Pushpanjali Enclave
This school has been awarded the Business Development Prize in Stage 3 of the Commonwealth School Enterprise Challenge 2014, winning $2,000. The award, given by education charity Teach A Man To Fish, recognises the school enterprise `Stand Tall’ as exceptional for its contribution in developing business and practical skills among young people in India.
Blue Bells Model School, Sector 4, Gurgaon
It organised a workshop on `Adolescence’ for the teachers. Alka Saxena, assistant director, health and wellness department, Blue Bells Group of Schools, spoke to the participants about the problems faced by adolescents. She guided the teachers in how to handle adolescents. Through various playful activities, role-play for situations based on teacher-student interaction and demonstrations, she emphasised the fact that teachers have to be patient, polite and communicate accordingly to address their problem.The activity based on `conflict resolution’ conveyed the message that an impossible task can easily be solved through mutual agreement and conformity.
SUMMERFIELDS SCHOOL, DELHI
Sports Day is one of the important events celebrated in every school. It helps in developing a spirit of sportsmanship among the children. The school’s Pre- Primary Wing celebrated their Sports Day on 13th March, 2015. It was held in the Skating Rink. The Principal welcomed the parents. She emphasized that teachers are the role models for children. They are affected more by what they do than by what they say. The programme commenced with a melodious song presented by the children. They also showcased their multifaceted talents by participating in Flat Races and Activity Races like Kangaroo Race, Swachh Bharat Mission, Charlie Chaplin Race and Ali Baba Race. Children also presented spectacular performances in Aerobics, Taekwondo and March Past.