Venue: Open to Sky Area.
“Admiration comes easy to a person who is endowed with the fine art of public speaking, who adorns common thoughts with the grace of, elocution, and the elegance of style.”
The famous words lingered on the mind of those who were lucky to witness the English Elocution Competition by the Primary Section, on the 25th of July’2019 in the open to sky Area.
The event was divided onto two groups. Group A- Classes I and II and Group 2- classes III to V respectively.
The panel of Judges included the guest Mrs. Suhasini Akshay, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty Principal of the school and Mrs. Shilpi Kumar the HOD English Department.
Some factors adjudged during the competition were Entry and exit of the students on the stage, voice modulation, clarity, expression, dressing sense and Co-Ordination.
All the children participated with great zeal and enthusiasm and it was a treat to hear them. The participants were praised by one and all present there.
Before the results were revealed all the judges came forward and spoke to the children praised them and guided them on how they can improve their performance in the upcoming events.
The results were declared by the Headmistress Mrs. Monica Taneja. The results were as follows In Group A -Class II A (Last Night We had Company for Dinner) won the first place. Second position was secured by class II B (My Teacher is a Football Fan) and third by class IA (Learning)respectively. On the other hand, in Group B- Class III B (Pimple Problems) secured first position, second place was bagged by class III A (Shaking Hands) and third place was bagged by class IV B (The Scarecrow) respectively.
The competition ended on a happy note and the discipline of the students was commendable.
“The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.”
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, organized an Inter-house Declamation Competition on 23 July, 2019, to hone the oratory skills among the students. Declamation is a rhetorical exercise or a set speech. The participants had to select a Ted Talk of a famous speaker and deliver an excerpt from the speech intwo minutes. The themes for declamation were- Unique Achievements, Education and Innovation.
The children were in high zest and zeal. The selected Ted talk ranged from Rita Pierson to Gitanjali Rao and Shashi Tharoor. The participants were divided into two categories-
- Category A – Class VI to Class VIII
- Category B- Class IX- Class X
In category ‘A’, the participants spoke with full enthusiasm. Among the speakers in this group Mihir Tandon from Ganga House stood First, Swasti Vardhan from Godavari House stood Second while Aryan Tripathi from Narmada House stood Third.
In category B,the bar rose extremely high for the competition, wherein, each participant could feel their pulse roaring as everyone was well prepared, spoke confidently with expressions and excellent diction. In category ‘B’ the winner was Ananya Tripathi from Ganga House, whereas Devanshi Mohan from Godavari House stood Second while Swastika from Krishna House bagged the Third position.
The Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, appreciated the efforts of all the participants and encouraged other students too to come forward and participate in such events.
“Art Expression is a unique way of linking imagination and creativity with the shades and tints of colors and paints.”
On 18th July 2019, an Inter House Collage Making Competition for the primary section was held in the school library. Eight students from each house participated in the competition. The themes for the competition were, Lucknow: The City of Nawabs, Current Fashion and Trends, Say no to plastic and Threatened Flora and Fauna.
All the participants spent the next hour using brought newspapers, magazines, scissors and other raw materials to create interesting displays as per their theme. The final collages were then judged and the results were as follows –
Ist – Godavari
2nd – Narmada
3rd – Krishna
4th – Ganga
On 20th July, 2019 the boarders went to Cinepolis Mall to watch an inspirational movie ‘Super 30’ directed by Vikas Bahl.
The film is based on the life of Anand Kumar a Mathematics genius from Bihar, who went from being a passionate teacher of mathematics, to initiating the Super 30 programme, where he coached underprivileged students for IIT-JEE and all 30 enrolled students qualified. ‘Super 30’ drives home the message that education is not the privilege of those who have access to economic resources alone. Every aspiring student, regardless of his economic financial or social background, deserves an opportunity to study.
The movie greatly inspired the children and drove home the message that persistence, determination and hard work can help anyone to overcome challenges and attain success.
The students were escorted by the hostel administrator Mr. Amitesh Ghildiyal, hostel wardens Mr. Sachin Gurung and Mr. Nawed Beg.
A Visit to the Indian Meteorological Centre at the Lucknow Airport
Experiential learning is the best kind of learning. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, strongly endorses this. On 19th July the students of standard IX and X visited the Indian Meteorological Centre to study about the weather monitoring, forecasting, and the use of Doppler radar at Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Amausi, Lucknow.
With the help of Mr. Rajendra Kumar, Meteorologist and Md. Sahriq Jason, Scientific Assistant, the students observed and monitored the weather conditions with the use of instruments like Stevenson Screen-the wet and dry bulb thermometer, both manual and automatic, rain gauge, sunshine monitor etc. The hot and humid weather condition outside did not deter the enthusiastic learners.
Md. Danish, Scientist-C then enhanced their knowledge about how forecasting is done using different tools and coding at different levels in the atmosphere and how the symbols are decoded by the Central Meteorological department located at Delhi. He also explained, the time to record minimum and maximum temperature of the day and the interpretation of the collected data with the help of data sharing by various neighbouring countries.
The students were then taken to the Doppler radar located at a distance. The technical officer, Mr. Sanjay Singh, assisted the students with the help of his staff members. The functioning of the radar using the radio waves and interpretation of different atmospheric conditions in upper air was something which the students found quite interesting.
The presence of Mr. J.P. Gupta, the Director, made the learning environment more interesting as he explained about the sixteen different colours being used to interpret different types of clouds. He also shared information about weather balloons being used twice a day to monitor the lower tropospheric conditions. It is essential to use these balloons to know about the atmospheric conditions. The recording done by the balloons is transmitted at the weather stations. Mr. Gupta patiently answered all the queries of the teachers and the students. It was a joy to learn from an expert like him.
Above all, the support and mentoring by our Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, is the guiding line behind this concerted effort.
On 13th July,2019, the boarders of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School went to watch a theatre performance organised by Study Hall Educational Foundation. Every year, they organize this programme to promote youth talent. It was a wonderful experience to watch their plays and songs which were based on women empowerment. All the plays were very powerful and mesmerising.
Dr. Urvashi Sahani, the founder of Study Hall addressed the gathering, and her words were extremely motivating. One of the most powerful plays performed by Prerna Girls School was apt and gave a very strong message to the audience. “Sara Ka Sara Asman” was based on the humiliation and suffering faced by the women even in the 21st century. Some of the present day issues like dowry system, triple talak etc were also highlighted in the play.
I am very thankful to the Principal, the Hostel Admin and the Wardens for organizing such a wonderful programme for all of us.
GCED-2nd International Integrated Global Citizenship Education Workshop for Educators- 11th to 13th July
A three days workshop by GCED was organized at Ahlcon International School and attended by Poonam Kochitty(Principal), Priyanka Khanna and Sangeeta Batra teachers of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow. The workshop aimed to build the capacity of dynamic educators and school leaders to help develop attitudes and behaviors to contextualize, design, develop, embed and advance global citizenship into the school culture and curriculum. Whilst the world may have shrunk and become more interconnected, human rights violations, inequality and poverty still threaten the peace and sustainability.
GCED is UNESCO’s response to these challenges. The various eminent speakers from diverse fields spoke about the importance of Global Citizenship and the role of educators in shaping creative, responsible and global citizens.
To be Glocal is the message each participant carried with themselves after three days of engaging and empowering sessions.
Achieving Greater Feats – Seth Anandram Jaipuria Lucknow earns A Guinness Book World Record
It was a proud moment today when the students of Seth Anandram Jaipuria became the proud recipients of the Guinness World Record. Late last year,the students of our School became a part of a historical event at the India International Science Festival organized in the city of Lucknow from 5th to 8th of October 2018 at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan. The event was to create a Guinness Book of World Records by attending a First Aid Training Lecture of ninety minutes duration. It was attended by 3540 students from 15 schools of Lucknow along with teachers, doctors and some delegates. Earlier the largest first aid lesson consisted of 2,582 participants and had been achieved by Directorate of Emergency and Public Safety of Abu Dhabi Police (UAE), at the national theatre, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on April 18, 2018. In this event, with the efforts of the students of Lucknow, including our students a new world record was set. The workshop was conducted by Ms Shweta and her team from the Indian Red Cross Society. It was based on training the students about the actions that should be taken immediately in case of any emergency or accident, especially how to immobilize the patient in case of any bone injuries. The initial part of this training was conducted in the school itself on 3rd October 2018 which was concluded in the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan on 7th October2018. The program at IGP was Co-ordinated by Ms Aprajita Mehra and Mr Gopinath. Representatives of the Guinness World Record team from U.K. judged this event. The main objective behind the exercise was to ensure that maximum number of students were given first aid lessons so that the knowledge can reach far and wide and many more lives can be saved. The whole auditorium was buzzing with excitement, yet the 90 minutes training was observed with complete discipline as it was strictly monitored by volunteers and all the teachers who were appointed as stewards for the event. After the training was over, Mr Gopinath and his team awarded the Guinness World Record certificate to Dr Harshwardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology. The program concluded with a speech by Dr Harshwardhan in which he encouraged the students to be a part of Green Good Deeds Campaign which aims towards the conservation of the Environment and the Energy resources. It was indeed a proud moment for Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow to have been a part of this historical achievement that put India on the world map !!!
The Pre-primary wing of Seth Anandram Jaipuria school made healthy “summer coolers” as a part of their “Super Chef” activity on 15th of July 2019.
Pre-Nursery opted for “Mango shake” and the children with their tiny hands worked hard while preparing the drink.
Nursery students made “Tangy Lemonade”. They squeezed lemons, crushed mint leaves and stirred in sugar and salt for a perfect taste of sweet, salty and tangy lemonade.
The KG students preferred “Mojito” and were encouraged to work in a team and prepare this drink. They learnt words like pouring, mixing, blending, squeezing, sieve, delicious, tangy, sweet and also improved their fine motor skills.
On 10th and 11th July four of the teachers from Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow– Mr. Pankaj Rathore (Headmaster & TGT Science), Mrs Reetu Pandey (IT Head), Mr. Anubhav Singh (Music teacher) and Mr. Yogesh Pandey (P.E.T) participated in the Adobe Spark Pan-India Contest. Earlier the participants had to create a web page, a video or a presentation on-
- Creativity & Innovation
- Creativity & Diversity
- Creativity & Communication
- Creativity & Collaboration
All four had qualified for the finals. In all 150 finalists competed in the Finals at Adobe office, Greater Noida & only 50 winners would be declared.
It was a proud moment when all four teachers were declared winners in the finals. They won “Adobe Creative Ambassador” Certificates, mementos and prizes in the Adobe School Leaders Summit and Awards 2019.