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YOUNG METRO | A host of city schools recently witnessed a flurry of virtual events and activities
Students of Sushila Birla Girls’ School recently celebrated the World Soil Day to emphasise the importance of healthy soil
Students of Sushila Birla Girls’ School recently celebrated the World Soil Day to emphasise the importance of healthy soil
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Arundhati Bhattacharya , Neha Singh   |   Calcutta   |   Published 09.03.21, 04:07 AM

Sushila Birla Girls’ School

Students of Sushila Birla Girls’ School recently celebrated the World Soil Day to emphasise the importance of healthy soil. This year’s theme was “keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”.

The students of Class V worked towards spreading awareness about the importance of healthy soil and the need to minimise loss of soil biodiversity. The young minds focused on the workers below ground, that is, from tiny bacteria to agile millipedes and slimy earthworms — all of which contribute to processes that are indispensable to life on Earth.

Special assembly, role-plays and poster-making activities were conducted to advocate sustainability of this resource. The programme was conducted under the guidance of the students’ class teachers. “Kids should be sensitised in terms of soil conservation. There were various activities related to soil conservation, which the kids enjoyed,” said headmistress Vidisha Panja.

Birla High School junior section

Birla High School junior section recently celebrated the International Dot Day. It is a celebration of creativity inspired by The Dot, a book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds to encourage students to reach their potential. Keeping Nature as the theme, Nursery students enjoyed playing with paint and drew things of nature using various techniques such as ear bud painting and cotton dabbing. Kindergarten tots made new words with dots using play dough. As wonder chefs they discovered their cooking skills and made traffic signals using biscuits and dots out of candies.

Students of Class I displayed many things connected to dots and enjoyed a fun-filled math activity using a dice. Class II kids decorated round biscuits and cookies with chocolate sauce, jam and colourful gems in keeping with the EVS lesson Think Food First. Students of Class III created mandalas in their English class and did a multiplication dot activity in their mathematics class related to the theme Every Dot Matters. Class IV students drew eyes depicting various emotions after success or failure. They wrote about their goals and aspirations and spread the message of hope and love while writing on the topic The Dots That Speak. The basic concept of decimals was introduced to the students of Class V through a video. They made colourful posters.

“Celebrating the International Dot Day gave students the chance to build on their idea of the dot. The students showed interest and they projected ideas that showed awareness. We must make our children aware of the present situations, so that they can learn to explore what is going to help them in the long run,” said headmistress Farida Singh.

Young Horizons School

Students of Class V from Young Horizons School recently conducted a special assembly, welcoming the spring season. Dressed in yellow, around 17 students performed in the virtual event. The kids spoke at length about the beauty of nature and a new life that spring brings with it through songs, poem recitations and dance performances.

The participants performed live. “When we had started off with our online classes last year, children were excited. But it died off soon. They were missing their school and that was when we started our morning assembly. Every class would be given time to think and come up with special assemblies that we have once a week. They focus on positive things and those they love to do for the assemblies,” said principal Sarmistha Sen.

Calcutta Business School

Calcutta Business School, a unit of the Shikshayatan Foundation, celebrated Saraswati Puja both on its premises and digital platform. The puja was organised in the school, while the cultural programme was showed online. Students presented songs, dance and recitation that won critical accolades. “I am happy with the manner in which students managed to put up Saraswati Puja. The puja was performed, keeping the festive spirit intact. This is what they are being taught — how to manage things even in adverse situations. Moreover, without creativity there is no art, science, literature, innovation and no solution to a problem. Creativity, thus, is very important in a business school,” said the foundation’s secretary-general Bratati Bhattacharyya.

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