Lions Calcutta Greater Vidya Mandir lies in the cradle of nature providing a congenial atmosphere for learning. Established in 2002, it is affiliated to the CISCE for ISC and ICSE. The school is run under the aegis of Lions Club of Calcutta Greater, with the astute philanthropic goal of providing quality education at an affordable price for the people of Chowhati, on Southern Bypass.
How are the teachers at Lions Calcutta Greater Vidya Mandir adapting to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Gone are the days of “chalk and talk” method of teaching. With the pandemic ushering in blended and hybrid learning, LCGVM has partnered with Microsoft Education to bring about a more effective modern classroom. All 70 classrooms in the school are equipped with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen smart boards.
Teachers create assignments and quizzes, collaborate virtually in real-time, do grading and provide personalised feedback. To ensure that no child misses out, lessons are also recorded and made available online. Animated videos and interactive simulations precede any laboratory work to reduce instruction time and increase hands-on practice duration. The school is also using Cloud computing software powered by Entab® Campus Care to usher in a new age of learning in close partnership with parents.
How does Lions Calcutta Greater Vidya Mandir prepare their students for the future?
LCGVM has introduced Artificial Intelligence classes with a fully equipped STEM & Robotics Lab. Coupled with three vast computer laboratories, the school ensures digital literacy for every student keeping in mind the needs of the Global markets even ten years down the line.
LCGVM is registered as a Cambridge Early Years Centre and a research based preschool Early Childhood Education ECE curriculum is followed that uses exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Keeping the NEP 2020 in mind, LCGVM strives to inculcate confidence, creativity and lifelong critical thinking skills which are paramount for formative education.
A school must also look after the emotional needs of a child. How does LCGVM help?
LCGVM provides regular counselling to students in need. Career counseling is also provided by bringing in industrial experts or eminent professionals for guidance. Psychometric tests to help gauge a child’s aptitude are provided to enable the students and parents to better plan for their future.
What are some of the facilities provided by the school?
Communication and feedback are the foundation of any parent and teacher relationships. The school utilises modern Enterprise Resource Planning, powered by Entab Campus Care, to not only provide a safe and secure platform for Online Fees payment but allow for class-wise broadcast of important notices and regular performance Report Card, available at the tip of the parents fingers.
The school has enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cards for digital automatic attendance of every child and staff. Keeping in mind the security of the students, the school campus is covered by 160 CCTV cameras. These are monitored by trained security staff who are present in the campus 24x7. Sanitisers, thermal guns and extra masks are available at every entry point keeping COVID-19 guidelines in place. Automatic Sprinklers, advanced smoke detection systems, efficient public address systems coupled with regular Fire Drills and Diasater management training workshops, ensure that LCGVM is keenly prepared for all safety hazards.
The school also boasts of very well-equipped Chemistry, Biology, Computer, Home Science and Geography labs providing the apt foundation for learning.
LCGVM offers a spacious sports field, where cricket and football teams practice regularly. The school produce winners in National CISCE sports every year. Even this year students brought home six Gold medals in karate, Rifle shooting, Table tennis and Gymnastics.
The school is equipped with a robust music room and dance studio to grow students’ appreciation for melody. A state of art gymnastics arena and a dedicated Arts and Crafts room provides ample scope for nurturing various other talents.
The school boasts of a 70% green open space with a large playground of over 2 acres and it is also a Green school powered by Solar energy and practices rainwater harvesting, certified by The Ambuja Neotia Award for excellence in Maintenance and Eco friendly initiatives. The school is the proud recipient of the Gurukul Award for “the School that cares”.
Source: Lions Calcutta Greater Vidya Mandir
They say results speak for themselves. How has the performance of students in their board examinations been?
Over the past decade, the average topper percentage has been 96%, with Prashansa Mondal getting 98.5% and making a place among the top 1% all India. Students of LCGVM have made their mark in JEE, NEET, AIMMS and other leading competitive examinations as well as in professions like Merchant Navy, Police, Law, CA etc.
This article has been produced by ABP Digital Brand Studio in association with Lions Calcutta Greater Vidya Mandir