“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
The staff of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, enjoyed a fun filled and memorable lunch on 23rd May,2019.The lunch was aimed at relaxation, team building and generally allowing everyone to let their hair down after a grueling session . Both male and lady staff, rolled up their sleeves and entered the kitchen to cook for themselves and the support staff.
Together, the teachers chopped vegetables, cut salad, cooked chole and made parathas with dripping ghee! The menu was delectable and full of flavours of love. There was chole, paratha, pulao, raita, salad and sweets. Lunch was served to the support staff to show appreciation for these silent workers.
Music set the tone for the lunch party. Teachers broke loose and sang foot tapping numbers together. Mr. Amit, the dance teacher, gave a tandav dance performance. Ms. Preeti sang a soulful ghazal. Mr. Sunny and Mr. Anubhav enthralled everyone with their melodious numbers. Mr. Yogesh transported the audience to the mountains by singing a few Garhwali songs. Ms. Surbhi gave a nostalgic feel with her song ‘Pal’. Ms. Shikha entertained by translating Hindi songs to Sanskrit and asked the audience to guess the song. Ms. Anuradha showed her talent of mimicry by imitating popular bollywood celebrities. Ms. Niti gave goosebumps with her song ‘My Heart Will Go On’.
Ms. Poonam Kochitty, Principal, appreciated the efforts and the team spirit. The memories of the lunch party will enable the staff to work together with the spirit of oneness.The teachers went home with happy faces and a big smile. This was a perfect way to sign off for the summer vacations. Hakuna Matata!
Summer Camp: Session 2019-20
Date: 16th May – 21st May
“The tan will fade but the memories will last forever”
To beat the heat and make learning fun, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School organised a summer camp in the school campus from May 16 to May 21, 2019.Summers are always associated with holidays, travel, fun and relaxation. But it is also a time to engage in different activities. A summer camp offers a structured opportunity for children to grow. Children learn new skills, spend time on nurturing their hobbies and in the process learn to become independent and self-confident. They socialize, make new friends and spend their free time constructively.
Pre-primary students enjoyed their summer camp, where a lot of learning happened through play.They participated in many activities such as Science is Fun, Cooking without Fire, Dance, Skating, Art &Creativity and many more.They enjoyed each day with great zeal. The Little Jaipurians experienced many things which they could transfer to their real life.
In the Primary Wing several interesting activities were taken up like Zumba, Retro Dance, Painting, Cooking, IT/Robotics and Skating. The students were also introduced to the ‘Hospitality’ sector through‘Beyond the Classroom’ session. The students enjoyed a lot while they danced their hearts out to the tunes of several foot tapping songs. The students also learnt the art of cooking and creative presentation of dishes. They played with colours to create wonderful, and that gave wings to their creativity and imagination. Lastly, they were introduced to the art of coding through an IT session where they learnt Minecraft. Some of the students pursued their interests in the field of Robotics and had fun while doing the given project.
There were various activities in the senior group that the students opted for i.e. Keyboard, Cooking, Robotics, Football, Film-making, Dance, Volleyball and Taekwondo. The children were excited to learn new things. They made various dishes in cooking like eggless cake, a variety of shortbread biscuits (Nankhatai), aampana, and bread pizza. In volleyball they were trained to do under arm pass, rotation and positioning during the game. In football they enjoyed learning push pass, dribbling with ball, positioning of the player, goal keeping and high drive. In Taekwondo students not only learnt the benefits but also learnt head defense, double punch front kick, round house kick, combination drills with front kick and with round house kick. In Film making the students acquired knowledge about the 3 stages of Film making. They also learnt to operate a professional DSLR camera and all the functions in details and how to make a short film and click professional pictures. The activity of dance saw the students tapping their foots on Indian and Western music. The students were also taught about the history of waacking and the new style of dancing. In robotics the students were enabled to make home automation theatre called smart home/smart house. They also learnt to make controlled robot using NODEMCU and ESP8266.
Our mentor and motivator, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, Principal, appreciated the enthusiasm and zeal with which students and teachers were involved in all the activities.
Until next summers- Au revoir!
20th May’19, was a Red Letter Day for the students of SAJS Lucknow and the hot and dry summer morning did not in any way dampen the enthusiasm of the participants who went to The Regional Science Centre to participate in various competitions and enriching sessions. As part of the ‘Biodiversity Festival’ from 17th to 20th May’19, children from various schools of the city participated in a plethora of competitions. The Regional Science Centre is the first stepping stone for bringing the enjoyment of interactive science learning to the city of Lucknow.
Dr. Neelima, who was invited as a guest lecturer from Lucknow University explained the term biodiversity and told the children about the importance of medicinal plants. She emphasized on having a balanced diet and said that we should not only include all the food groups in our meal but should also take care of the nutrient requirement as well.
The Chief Guest Dr.Padma, an entomologist, informed the children about the role of honey bees as significant pollinators. She encouraged the children to take up kitchen gardening as a hobby for the summer break. She brought to the notice of the audience that not only animals but even plants are getting extinct and gave examples of Pine Nuts, Mulberry etc.
Students of classes 4th to 10th also attended a session on Robotics and 3D Printing organized by the Innovation Hub at the Regional Science Centre. The basics were discussed and the children of class 4th to 6th were given Lego kits to make a car. The senior children were informed about the “Sketchup software” which is used to create models on the 3D printer.
The themes for the competition were-
Poster Making-Agricultural Biodiversity, Rangoli Making– Economically important plants and animals in daily life, Power Point Presentation-Biodiversity for food and health.
Our students stole the show and walked away with most of the prizes. The prizes won by them in various categories are as follows-
|Devansh Agarwal||X A||3rd in poster making|
|Dhruv Dhasmana||VII A||Consolation prize in poster making( Group A).|
|Amjad Haider||XB||Consolation prize in poster making( Group B)|
|Harshita Singh||IX A||3rd in Rangoli Making|
|Devaansh Agarwal||VII A||1st in quiz( Group A)|
|Krishna Tulsyan||XB||1st in quiz( Group B)|
|Sarthak Verma||VII B||1st prize in Power Point Presentation (Group B)|
|Prashansa Tandon||VIII B||2nd prize in Power Point Presentation (Group B)|
|Ansh Yadav||VIII A||3rd in Power Point Presentation (Group B)|
Fire Safety Drill
To educate and train the students for an unforeseen emergency situation like fire, a demonstration on fire safety was conducted by Mr Sohail, the manager at Universal Enterprises for the boarders at the school premises on 5th May, 2019. The objective of the exercise was to create awareness among the students and the staff about fire fighting techniques and the ways to respond swiftly in times of such emergency situations
Mock safety drills and safety procedures to be adopted were explained to the students and staff members. A mock drill was also conducted on the use of fire extinguishers by Mr Sohail.
YOGA AND MEDITATION SESSION WITH BOARDERS
A yoga session was held on 14th April 2019 in the assembly hall for the boarders. The session was conducted by Mr Jay Tripathi,the founder of Moksha Yoga and wellness centre, Ansal Plaza, Lucknow.
The boarders learnt the deeper aspects of Yoga, Mudras, Pranayama and meditation.Mr Jay Tripathi described the ways in which one should practice Yoga starting from physical posture involving the control of the sense organs to the mental equipoise to be attained.
In the first half of the session, the students learnt the meditation techniques. In the second half of the session the students performed various techniques of Asanas .Moreover the students explored the ways to relieve stress and the importance of Yoga in their day to day life.
The Yoga session had indelible and enduring impacts on the minds of the students.
To engage mothers with the school, a fancy-dress competition was organised on 14th May 2019 on Mother’s Day.
The mothers had to be creative and dress up as anyone or anything. They had to take to the stage and introduce themselves in one minute.
The programme started with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, Coordinator Mr. Pankaj Rathore and the Headmistress Mrs. Monika Taneja. Later a beautiful rendition on mothers was presented by the music teachers of the school.
The mothers were dressed according to the categories-c Creative Outfit, Funniest Outfit, Scariest Outfit, Best Dressed and Best Idea. All the mothers were judged on the basis of selection of character, creativity of the costume, dialogue delivery and expression, and overall presentation.
The winners for the best dressed category:
- The first position was bagged by Major Soumita Ganguly, mother of Shreya Ganguly of II A who was dressed as the “Nawab ki begum”
- Second position was bagged by Mrs Vandana Singh, mother of Virika Singh, a student of IV B was dressed as a Queen. She felt that every woman, mother, wife, sister and daughter want to be treated as a queen.
The winner for the Scariest Outfit was Mrs. Kanika Lamba, mother of Advik Choudhary of I A was dressed as a spider lady.
The winner of the Funniest Outfit was Mrs. Upma Singh, mother of Adhip of V B and Ahan III A was dressed as a Santa Claus.
The winner of the most Creative Outfit was Mrs. Shubhangi, mother of Spandan Srivastava of I AWho in acted the role of a Wicked Witch
The winner of the Best Innovative Idea was Mrs. Savita Sharma, mother of Aryan Sharma of I A who was dressed the Ganga River
My dear one Waniya Ayah Khan of Class Nursery really enjoys coming to school, the reason being several activities organized by the school. Activities like “Catch for the day” help students to learn about new things in a fun way. This activity was a creative way of letting students and their mothers spend quality time together on a hot summer day. The school really puts in the efforts to organize events which make the parenting bond stronger and brings students as well as their parents out of their shell. I personally have never experienced this in any other school before. The school team encourages mothers to participate in such events, which brings back their childhood. I being anintrovert never opened up in public or discovered my hidden talent of dancing. After becoming a mother we almost forget our inner self. We start living for others and fulfilling our responsibilities. We don’t have time for ourselves to enjoy with our kids. These are some memories created by the School which will be with me forever. I as a mother, really thank the school for such a beautiful morning.
M/o Waniya Ayah Khan
CATCH FOR THE DAY CELEBRATION (PRE-PRIMARY)
Saturday 11th May saw one of the most exciting activities we have ever had with the Pre-Primary. We at Jaipuria believe in experiential learning as well as in parental engagement. An innovative activity “Catch for the day” was organized to create some fun and excitement for both the kids and mothers. Summer season means happy times and holidays to different locations. We chose to give the kids a taste of coastal India. “Fisherman and Fisherwoman of different coastal areas” was the theme. The day started with the mothers and pre-primary children being welcomed by their class teachers. They were then formally welcomed by the Headmistress Mrs.Monika and Principal Mrs.PoonamKochitty. The children looked adorable in their creative costumes. A Garland Making Competition was held in which mothers with their little ones had to make a garland with Marigold flowers, Ashoka leaves & Daisy flowers within a time limit. Next activity was “Catching the fish” using magnetic fishing rods. Coconut water, Bhelpuri and ice-cream stalls were also set up to re-create the beach side. The children got tattoos of coastal animals painted on their hands along with their mothers. The mothers danced with their little ones to the tunes of Maharashtrian and other Folk music and walked the ramp.
Finally they posed for selfies at the selfie corner comprising of the ocean, a boat and fishing nets as props to enhance the effect. The children learnt about coastal regions and fishing as an occupation, the dress that fishermen and women wear. The participating mothers also had a blast. They expressed their delight and gratitude to the school for giving them such a joyful fun-filled morning with the kids.
All India Exhibition Bus Campaign
‘Mera Bharat Swarnim Bharat’ bus yatra which started in the year 2017, took a halt at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School on 11th May’ 19. The aim of this campaign is to ignite the youth to achieve a glorious India through seminars and lectures in schools and colleges and mobile exhibitions and road rallies for the general public.
In association with a team from the ‘Brahma Kumaris’ the session organised in the school was for the students of classes 8th to 10th . The resource person Mr. Vibhor encouraged the children to discover the Hero within themselves and put forth three strategies for the same-Cleanliness, Positivity and Meditation. He said that since our mind is like an ocean and thoughts keep coming in likes the waves, therefore we should only focus on positive thoughts. He emphasised on the power of visualization and said that the dreams that we see with open eyes always come true.
He stated that we should happily accept the role given to us by the almighty and not complain of the situations and circumstances that we face in our real-life.
The children took a pledge of being truthful and respectful towards women. They also promised to keep the nation clean and work for strengthening the unity and integrity of the nation.
We convey our sincere thanks to the mother of Tanmay Srivastava, Ms. Rakhi Srivastava for all her efforts in arranging this informative session.