Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Honouring our Heritage

 "Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help our nation." Nelson Mandela

One of the ways to promote student agency is taking learners out of the academic environment. Our enthusiastic learners of PYP 5, who are gearing up for their exhibition, got a chance to explore the natural beauty and heritage of places near Indore through a train trip in the newly launched ‘Heritage Train’
The special heritage train on the picturesque Patalpani-Kalakund section in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam district is an initiative of the Western Railways of India, and the 9.5-km route passed through several tunnels offering a spectacular view of waterfalls and lush green mountain ranges. The train had six stops at major tourist spots, including Patalpani waterfall, Tantya Bhil Mama Mandir, valley view point, check-dams, Choral river view at Kalakund and Hanuman temple. The learners were excited to see the scenic beauty at different stations which were no less than a visual treat and offered food for thought to our inquisitive minds, who are exploring their glorious past.
The trip will remain a memorable one for our students as travelling and learning about the past with peers is not something that happens everyday.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Amazing Young Athletes

“Sports build good habits, confidence, and discipline. They make players into community leaders and teach them how to strive for a goal, handle mistakes, and cherish growth opportunities.” -Julie Foudy.
The much awaited Sports Day was held for our Early Year learners on Wednesday 6th March 2019, with great zeal and excitement. This event gave our tiny learners a platform to showcase the talent and spirit of sportsmanship on the field. Sports at pre-primary level is not about competition. It is about having fun, being physically active, learning the basics of sports and building coordination and motor-skills, and all our  little learners  entered into the spirit of the occasion in a grand way.
The event was also held for learners of PYP 1 to 5 on Thursday, 7th March, 2019 and it  was a delight to see the excitement with which our young learners challenged themselves to attempt a variety of races such as simple race, obstacle race, hurdle race etc. Winners were awarded with  Gold, Silver and Bronze medals by the head of PYP, PYP and EYP coordinator as well as facilitators, and they were also encouraged by their friends with much cheer and applause. To sum up, the collective energy of the students and facilitators added up to an energetic and fun filled celebration.