Techno India Group Public schools
Students of Techno India Group Public schools’ Mankundu and Konnagar branches went on an excursion to the Sunderbans on May 14. A group of 45 children visited Jharkhali, the home to the largest contiguous mangrove forest. They got out on the field after their prolonged home-bound lives. The tour was planned keeping in mind the multi-dimensional approach of their curriculum and aimed at the children’s holistic development. The students also interacted with local people to study the demographic profile and the socio-economic structure of the area, weather conditions, biodiversity and ecosystem.
They showcased their singing and dancing skills in some cultural activities and took part in events such as memory games and quiz. There was a baul performance arranged for them. “The objective of this educational excursion was to unveil the exotic attributes of our environment. It not only enhanced the knowledge of the young learners, but also helped them broaden their outlook and form a new perspective about the outside world,” said Paromita Banerjee, principal of the school’s Mankundu branch.
Angel House School
Twenty pre-school children of Angel House School got together to celebrate Rabindra Jayanti. For many kids, it was the first time that they sang and danced to Rabindrasangeet in front of their parents, teachers and guardians.
The event began with a floral tribute to the bard. The children began the programme with their rendition of Hey nutan. They went to sing many more songs and dance to eternal favourites such as Poush toder daak diyechhe and Phule Phule. “After two years of staying indoors, our little angels were looking forward to this programme. They took part with a lot of enthusiasm leaving the audience enchanted,” said principal Diksha Das.
Shri Shikshayatan School
Class XII students of Shri Shikshayatan School presented a seven-minute special assembly on Earth Day on April 26. The aim was to spread awareness on what is ailing the earth. The event started with a lecture on climate changes and pollution and how the concept of Earth Day was born.
Several countries throughout the years have introduced various methods to celebrate Earth Day in their own ways, with the overall theme of creating awareness and educating people about preserving resources. The students also spoke of harmful accidents that our planet had faced.
The assembly culminated with a recitation of the poem, Last Breath, which vocalised the thoughts of Mother Earth. The audience was urged to love the planet the way they love themselves and be the change they wish to see. “It is important to teach the younger generation about sustainable development. The earth they live in is not a safe place any more, and the kids have to work hard to preserve it,” said principal Sangeeta Tandon.
Vivekananda Mission School
The Vivekananda Mission School Alumni Association introduced the very first season of their “Super League”. Many former students came together to celebrate the joy of cricket from March 11 to 13. The air was charged with energy and euphoria as many matches had a nail-biting finish. An exhibition match was played between the teachers and the staff members.
The tournament ended with team Backbenchers taking home the trophy. The focus, perseverance and team spirit helped them clinch it. Teacher Ayan Goswami was declared the man of the match. The cheers of the audience, the little fights on the ground, the sportsmanship of the players; it all added to the feel-good spirit.
The event also provided an occasion for the old students to bond. Students from different batches showed that despite the differences on field, their bonding will always remain strong.
“It was a spectacular event with flawless arrangement and an amicable atmosphere. As the ex-students reunited with the teachers and staff members, it felt like being on a time machine. Watching everyone share the same platform created a symbol of harmony,” said principal Sarmistha Banerjee.
Ruby Park Public School
Students of Ruby Park Public School celebrated Rabindra Jayanti with a cultural programme. The Pre-primary children immersed themselves in craft-making photo frames, colouring pictures of Rabindranath Tagore and playing with sticking cotton. Through simple games the kids got introduced to the bard and his magical world of poetry, short stories and music.
“Celebrating the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore is a proud moment for all of us. He is the first Nobel laureate of our nation and his volumes of work transcends all the language barriers and brings the connoisseurs of art and literature together. Our children loved the experience of knowing the bard a little better,” said principal Jhuma Majumder.