The short film – 'Barber gives a free haircut to homeless', was screened online for the students of Grades VI to VIII on 26.02.2022 by Mrs. Nirmala. After watching the clippings, the students were engaged in a discussion. The following points were discussed by the students.
'Barber gives a free haircut to homeless'
Students understanding of the short film
Few questions were asked to test the understanding of the students. The thoughtful answers given by the students
The Junior Art Club was conducted on 24/02/2022 from 12:00 pm. to 12:40pm. for Grades 5 & 4 under the topic 'Making sock Puppet'.
The session began with the introduction of the Objectives of the day's activity and the ways to make a 'Sock Puppet'. A Video was shared on making a sock puppet and teachers demonstrated the making of the same. The creativity in the usage of the puppets and skills acquired through puppet show was explained. A video showing various other ways to make a sock puppet was screened.
"Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person. "
Kids to kids collection was organized on 21.02.2022(Monday) at our school campus. The contributions of Raw rice-55 KG, Idli rice – 21 kg, Toor dal – 23 kg, Urad dal-19 kg, Bengal gram – 12 kg, Moong dal – 15 kg, Peas and chenna – 3 kg were donated to Sri Sankara Veda Patasala, Ambattur.
Students generously contributed with love. They have learnt the joy of happiness is caught by helping others.
"When the children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with open windows."
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a complex array of challenges which had mental health repercussions for everyone, including children and adolescents. Uncertainty, social isolation, increased screen time, and parental fatigue have negatively affected the mental health of children.
These circumstances eventuated to the organization of the cycling activity on 4th of February 2022, in the kinder garden playground. The students of grade one had the privilege to participate in the activity.
On a bike, you can leave the stress behind and pedal your way into the carefree world. The rationale behind this activity was to rejuvenate and engage the children in activities beyond their academics. The school had received 5 cycles from TI Cycles of India. The students were divided into groups of 5 members who enjoyed cycling while the rest were entertained in the play area. "A pure soul seeks wishes in nature's wild". The students relished in letting their innocent, fearless hearts set free.
The senior student council members acquired the opportunity to interact with the children and enlighten them about their surroundings. The students acquainted themselves with their environment. During the session, they were also familiarized with the trees and butterflies around the campus alongside the vermicompost and the butterfly garden. Moreover, the kids were encouraged to communicate in English all through.
Summing it all, it would suffice to say that the activity refreshed the minds and hearts of the children, and rekindled their wild hearts. Well, nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
"Keep your child wild. Don't make them grow up too fast."
Life can be different when you see it from someone else's perspective. Kindness and empathy are all that help us stay humane in a world full of difficulties. The normal life you live can be a luxury for someone else. It is necessary to share little moments of kindness and empathy with your fellow human beings. If there is something you can give or share with other people, never hesitate to do that. These little things you do can lighten someone's life. The short film 'Umbrella', stressed these qualities every human should possess. This short film was screened for classes VI, VII & VIII on the 12th of February, 2022.
The students shared their thoughts after watching the film. Some of the points put forth by the students were:
"Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another." - Plato
With this quote in mind, The Junior Astronomy Club conducted the Quiz Time and Video Screening for Grades 4 and 5 students on 02.02.2022 between 3.00 pmand3.40. Few students were part of the quiz and the remaining students were the audience to the show. The quiz empowered listening skills in addition to the impromptu answering and the spirit of inquiry in students.
The video screening included clippings of the Black Hole and the Depletion of the Ozone layer. Students were oriented from time to time during the screening of the videos on scientific terms. The alarming rise in the pollution that caused the depletion was oriented briefly to sensitize students on the urgent need to protect our environment.