Distribution of packets made from old newspapers at the Lucknow Zoo to support the spirit of SDG 11 and 15. This action project has been carried out over the period of 3 years.
The students of class 5, 6, 7 & 8 of Jopling Road Campus visited the Regional Science Centre. It was a fun-filled learning experience. Close to nature and equipped with interactive science learning techniques, the Centre educated students about scientific facts in simple ways. Students enjoyed self help activities, observed simple machines and were able to appreciate nature. Not only were the students curious about the scientific process but they enjoyed some quality time sitting under the trees with friends. The trip enriched and relaxed them thoroughly.
Earth Day was celebrated by taking a pledge in the assembly by holding the earth day flags. A signature campaign was also carried out, the theme being 'End Plastic Pollution'. Students of class Junior Section planted summer resistant plants in used plastic bottles. The concept of vertical gardening was introduced to them. The pre-primary were dressed in blue and green symbolising earth. They also coloured art sheets on the topic 'earth day'. The primary took part in calligraphy, hand-printing, recited poems and played educative games on earth day. It was a great day to showcase environmental education, highlight efforts to green the school and engage everyone in making a difference.
Chosen by the UN as it is both the birth and death date of William Shakespeare, the 23rd of April is World English Language Day. The celebrations of language are aimed to raise awareness and knowledge, and to create respect for the history and cultures linked to a particular language. Our Primary students celebrated by giving a presentation on 'Parts of Speech' which was followed by inter-house quiz on opposites, homophones, correction of sentences etc. Peace house came first with 45 points followed by Unity-35 and Love-30.
Our school participated in the marathon "Run for Safety" beginning from the Chief Minister's Official Residence, organised by the Transport Deptt, U.P. as a part of the 29th Road Safety Week. Unsafe driving is a serious problem and the CM urged everyone to follow traffic rules and sought co-operation of all sections of society in making roads safe. It was a meaningful participation because as a student they can implement innovative ideas regarding road safety and thus constitute a right direction for a better and safe future. Each participant was awarded a medal.
Our children eagerly participated in the poster making contest organised by U.P. Transport's Deptt. On the occasion of "Road Safety Week". The first,second and third prize winners were suitably awarded. The OSD to the Transport Minister Mr. Umang Modi gave a talk the students to sensitize them about road accidents and educated them about the rules on wearing seat-belts and helmets. Children learnt a lot as to how to walk safely on the road. The winners are- Sarah Rihab-1st, Zakia Jamal Atta-2nd, Sadaf Imtiaz-3rd.
Students celebrated World Penguin Day which aims to raise awareness of the plight of these endangered species and highlight the importance of protecting the Antarctica's marine environment. They made paper penguins and learnt interesting facts on these cute, adorable flightless birds, how they live and what we can learn from them. They also shared slogans to raise awareness--"Be Nice-Save Ice'. Penguins are on thin ice: stop global warming.
One of the most towering personalities of Islam, Hazrat Ali Birthday was celebrated. His teachings and his knowledge were shared in the assembly by our teacher, Ms. Mohsina Khan. To quote a few-Knowledge gives life to the soul, To respect the learned is to respect God, Honesty is Divine language, The wise aim at perfection and many more were beautifully explained to the student. The teachings help everyone to be a better person by following the righteous path. A team from Good Shepherd Church visited our campus on the occasion of Good Friday and Easter celebrations. One of them explained the significance of resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through a few action songs they taught the children to be and innocent in all times. The children learned to celebrate the spirit of togetherness.
On the occasion of World Health Day, a workshop was conducted by Mr. Jaideep Dhondiyal and Ms. Bindhu Anu from the HOPE FOUNDATION in the Junior and Primary assembly. They informed the students about the importance of Healthy hand washing and demonstrated the 7 steps by using soap and water. The students repeated the steps 7 times for re-enforcement. They were informed that soap and water should be used to create lather for 20 secs and then followed by the steps. This should be done 5 times a day. 70 percent of diseases such as diarrohoea, influenza, can be avoided if we adopt healthy lifestyle. A pledge on the World Health day was also taken to be committed to healthy habits. The students were also asked to share their knowledge with family and friends.
Children in the age group 1-15 were administered the vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis (JE), a mosquito borne disease with high fatality. This is a one time vaccination which is intended to give life time immunity to the children against the disease. The drive was a part of the Govt. sponsored mass vaccination programme being carried out in the city. The Chief Medical Officer appealed to the school authorities to co-operate with the conduct of the programme.
Mr and Mrs. Diana Schaffter, author of a children's story-book "The Amazing Animal Race" visited Jopling Road campus to give a talk to the children. They motivated the children to bring passion in whatever task they decide to do. With passion comes purity in every work you undertake. They also encouraged the children to be life-long learners and be open to new ideas and not hesitate to share good ideas with others. The children learnt immensely in this motivating session.
Students of Jopling Road Campus celebrated Baisakhi, Ambedkar Jayanti by sharing the significance of these festivals in the assembly. During Vaisakhi the farmers’ rejoice. The beauty of this festival also lies in where the great Guru Gobind Singh established the Khalsa Panth. Students shared the contribution of Dr. Ambedkar for our constitution. 13th April also reminds us of the massive blood-shed at the Jallianwala Bagh where hundreds of innocent people were killed.
Festivals of lights-Diwali was celebrated at jopling Road campus by organizing various inter-house contests- Thali decoration, Rangoli, Bandhanwar and lantern -making. Every house displayed their items in an innovative way. In the assembly students talked about the significance of the festival- how good always conquered the evil. Besides sensitizing the students to the ill-effects of the crackers, they also shared guidelines on being safe while burning them. The celebration concluded with Principal Ma'am giving away the message of peaceful and bright diwali.
The most admired TV Channels by the kids, The Discovery organized a written quizzing event called "Curiosity Contest" for classes 6-8. It was aimed to connect with the students directly and help them gain from the wide pool of knowledge accumulated by Discovery over the years. A six member Discovery team motivated the students to watch Animal Planet, Discovery Science, Discovery Kids and Discovery channel. A questionnaire on these particular channels was provided to them and the following students emerged as winners.
The FSSAI (Food and Safety and Standards Authority of India) conducted a campaign on Safe and Nutritious food under "FSSAI at school" initiative on 12th October 2017. Students from classes 3-8 participated in this session where they learnt about the importance of vitamins and minerals in daily life through an interesting and entertaining skit presented by the SNF and the Mascot team. The health mascots, Master and Miss Sehat, enthralled the students with their costumes and get-up and valuable tips.They advised to purchase milk in tetra packs with the fortification logo(sampoorn jeevan swasth jeevan). They also briefed about the significance of consuming fortified food, various deficiencies and how take precautions against any kind of disease. The children were also asked questions and the winners were given attractive prizes. It was indeed a visual treat for all and was followed by photo sessions with principal, teachers and students.
The efforts of the students of our campus who joined the Literacy Campaign –"Each one reach and Teach At Least one". were acknowledged by being awarded "Leader of Change" certificates at the 10th Ed Leadership International Round Table which was attended by eminent educationists and personalities- Mr. G.B. Patnaik, Chairperson. Indian Literacy Board, Dr. Sunita Gandhi, Lead, Facilitator. Worker, Global Dream.
Mridul Rathi and Sameer Saxena of class VIII, Shatakshi awasthi of classVII, Riya Saxena, Khushi Kaushal, Anshima Shukla and Gargi Kumar of class VI, Vishrut Arya, Aanjaneya Singh, Anandini Gupta of classV were awarded to make Lucknow more literate.
A Yoga session for classes VI-VIII was organised in our campus on 25th September by the Times Group. A team from Times Centre for Learning Ltd. conducted the workshop imparting yoga awareness and training.
Students of Jopling Road Campus took part in a highly innovative tool-kit to promote literacy-The Global Dream Project. It is used as the curriculum to teach illiterate and under-privileged people to read. Our students gladly became a part of the "Each one reach and teach atleast one campaign. After successfully teaching their learners during summer vacations each volunteer got their learner to the campus for a Basic Literacy Examination conducted by Ms Mala Mishra (co-ordinator)and Mr. Jonathan(Teacher-Programmer) from the Global Dream. An interactive session motivated the children to do even better in their future endeavours.
The Camlin Group conducted a Creative Writing Competition for classes 5, 6 and 7 in Jopling Road Campus. Students had to write a short essay of not more than 40 words on the topic "Saving Rivers:India's Lifelines". They were given Camlin Mechanical Pencils which save the environment.The contest aimed to sensitize the students about the rivers of our country facing a grave crisis. By participating the students became a part of a movement that pledges to save our dying rivers. The following students won first prizes.
An astronomy workshop zero session was conducted in the school on Thursday, August 31, 2017 by Ms. Garima Malik and Mr. Raj Jaiswal from Labrynthe Pvt Ltd., New Delhi. In this session the students learnt interesting things about Astronomy and space science. The attraction for the event was the mighty water – powered rocket launched by the school principal, Mrs. Manju Nautiyal. Seeing the rocket soar high in the sky, crossing the school field was a great fascination for one and all.
The students of Jopling Road campus expressed the feeling of unity and secularism as they participated in the 71st Independence Day celebrations. Unfurling of the National Flag by the Principal followed by National Anthem, Vande Matram and "sare jahan se accha' songs reverberated in the school premises. Investiture ceremony was conducted and the office bearers pledged to deliver their duties to the best of their abilities and honour the trust bestowed upon them. A plethora of contests and activities were planned for the primary and junior children. They participated in Hindi Elocution, Great speeches and Greeting card contests.
The Pre-primary students presented an action song-"nanha munna rahi hoon" and spoke brilliantly on national symbols-Montessori, national flag-Nursery and national leaders-K.G. Students of class 1 presented a patriotic poem- mere bharat mahan.
Principal Ma'am appreciated each and every child's effort and in her speech reminded the students of their responsibilities towards their country. The children were distributed sweets.
Students of Jopling Road Campus participated in the Bhartiya Raksha Parv organized by Dainik Jagran newspaper. The students joyfully and generously prepared the Rakhis for the soldiers at the borders who keep us safe and protected. The rakhis prepared by our students will be sent to Siliguri, Assam. Further the children also went to tie rakhis to the soldiers in a camp arranged by the Indian Army which was also organized by Dainik Jagran
The Roza Iftar party held at the campus was attended by people of all religions. They displayed a spirit of togetherness while sharing a variety of dishes.
Our students of classes 6-8 visited La Martiniere College, to witness an Exhibition “Seeds of Hope: Visions of Sustainability”organized by an NGO Bharat Soka Gakkai International on Earth Day. They also performed a Street Play “Dal roti Khao, Prabhu ke Guun Gao” in the La Martiniere Premises. The play highlights the health, nutrition and sustainability benefits of pulses. it also aims to sensitise the students towards the consumption of junk food and health hazards thereof. Pulses are also climate smart crops.
A workshop was organised by HOPE foundation conducted by Mr Jaideep Dhondiyal and Ms Arti Mishra. Children learnt tips for a healthy lifestyle. There were warm up exercises for children on World Health Day and demonstration of hand washing tips by Hope Foundation.
A Nukkad Natak titled “Dal roti Khao, Prabhu ke Guun Gao” was performed by our students at various strategic locations in the city like CMS, Gomtinagar I and City Mall.
Our campus celebrated International Year of Pulses-2016 as a part of the 11th International Innovation day. Our campus had organized many activities for the students to promote the awareness of pulses.
The eco-club members of our school very excitedly and carefully planted seeds of Urad dal sabut under the supervision of our school gardener and teachers who imparted them the required knowledge for the activity.
The Principal, staff and all the students took the pledge holding the flags of International Year of Pulses with its logo by Food and Agriculture Organisation.
The students also prepared a display board highlighting the IYP Key messages and giving information on different kinds of pulses defined by FAO and attributes of pulses.
The children further recited a very interesting poem on the importance of pulses "Pulses, The Magic Wand In Your Hand!".
Our Principal wanted the parents of the children to be a part of IYP. Hence a letter was forwarded to them enclosing some valuable information on pulses and also requesting them to donate pulses for the poor and the needy. Our parents generously donated for this noble cause.
The studentsof Jopling Road campus observed Hiroshima Day to mark the 71st anniversary of the devastation of Hiroshima due to the deadly attack by America during World War II and joined hands with millions of people of the world in this prayer to make a nuclear free world. Our Respected Principal Ma’am, teachers, support staff and the students came together to fold 1000 cranes in memory of the Japanese girl. The students further took this opportunity to raise awareness about the threat of nuclear weapons by reading the “Hiroshima Appeal” launched in Hiroshima Japan in 1985.
On 27th July our campus observed the 1st death anniversary of Dr. A. P. J. Kalam. Teachers and students paid floral tributes to the great leader. Students of class 5, 6, 7 & 8 spoke brilliantly on Kalamji. Sarah of class VI beautifully shared a brief life sketch of the Scientist. The children further spoke on our Annual Event IID. They shared a few snippets bringing out the personality of this great visionary. His passion for books, His faith and love for the youth, His love and respect for his parents and teacher/mentors were highlighted by the children. The tribute finally culminated with a powerful poem "Song of the Youth" delivered by class VIII. Bhavini Bahuguna administered the OATH OF THE YOUTH to every one present on the occasion.