Students of Ruby Park Public School recently celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti through an online presentation honouring his life and contribution to the Indian Constitution. Teachers told the students about Ambedkar’s early life, his milestones, political life and achievements during online classes. Students from classes VI to IX expressed themselves through writings and art and craft activities, while a few even drew sketches of him. Students also made charts on the life events of Ambedkar along with pictorial depictions of various situations when he had raised his voice against injustice and inequality. The contributions of the students were put together in a video and uploaded on the school’s Facebook page.
“We pay respects to all the national leaders and celebrate the special calendar days. We try to inculcate a strong sense of awareness among the children. They should be aware of the history and what personalities like B.R. Ambedkar have done for the nation. They read about the constitution in the civics books, but they need to know what has gone into it and the man behind it. It is not only the theory that we ask our children to read but through various activities urge them to learn beyond the textbooks,” said principal Joyita Majumder.
Birla High School, Mukundapur
Teachers of Birla High School, Mukundapur, have started using emoticons to make students understand various kinds of sentences such as assertive, imperative, exclamatory and interrogative.
Digital expression of all sorts of emotions became prominent after the introduction of emoticons. The kids enjoyed this method of learning as each time the teachers called out a sentence, the students showed the associated emoticon in the virtual class. “When teachers use activities that make learning engaging and fun, students are more willing to take part. Having fun while learning also helps students retain information better because the process is enjoyable and memorable,” said principal Minnie Sengupta.Hindmotor High School
Students of Hindmotor High School celebrated the essence of Poila Boisakh virtually with cultural performances reflecting the traditions. Children of pre-primary section presented various shows, while a compilation video of students from classes I to XII performing recitation, dance and songs was posted on the school’s Facebook page. Art and craft activities were also conducted for the students where they drew pictures of the Bengali culture and tradition of Poila Boisakh.
“When the world is distressed by a fatal pandemic situation, we can overcome it at least mentally by our indomitable willpower which can precisely be invoked on the very advent of Bengali New Year. I wish our students to be safe and healthy and also wish we would see a new day to come very soon without much stress,” said principal Nitu Chattopadhyay.
Asian International School
Asian International School recently organised an awareness programme to celebrate Earth Day virtually. The programme aimed to create consciousness in the young minds on ways to protect the environment. It started with a self-composed verse by Class V student Arnesh Dhara. It speaks about issues such as pollution, global warming, extinction of flora and fauna, deforestation and so on. The poem invited kids to save the planet. Then the teachers presented a dance performance and a skit. The skit took the students to the future when the Earth would be finally healing. The programme ended with a pledge taken by the students to plant more trees and minimise usage of non-biodegradable materials.
“This year, the commemoration revolved around creating awareness and emphasising on five important points — recycle, reduce, reuse, reinforce and restore. The best part was the skit prepared by the teachers where they marched forward to 2080 and spoke about the current scenario. This was again to reiterate the importance of conservation of essential resources,” said principal Vijaylaxmi Kumar.