AN EVENING RENDEZVOUS WITH SKY
Day/Date – Thursday, 14th March 2019
Venue – Stilted Area, Cambridge School, NOIDA
Time -5:30 pm- 8:15 pm
SPACE Explorers Workshop is a collection of four one day programs designed to give students a remarkable opportunity to participate, interact and experiment to find answers behind the mysteries of universe. It focuses on teaching Space Science and Astronomy to students through practical hands-on experience, with an objective to help them develop their knowledge base as well as life skills.
A total of 48 students from classes VI to IX had enrolled for the workshops. The night sky gazing session was conducted in the school as a part of the culmination of SPACE activities this year.
The first session of this workshop was conducted in the class for the astronomy club students. In this session, students learnt about the working of different telescopes using two major properties of light, namely- refraction and reflection. Students analyzed the difference between a refractor and a reflector telescope through demonstrations and observations.
The session offered an opportunity to learn planning an evening observation through a planetarium software known as Stellarium or Sky Gaze- an excellent tool to view past, present and future sky.
It was indeed an exhilarating experience to observe the positions of stars and planets in the sky using this software.
The second session of the evening was conducted in the school ground. As the parents and students of classes VI and VII (who are not a part of the club) were also invited to participate in the event, diverse activities centered around the concepts of Astronomy were conducted as under –
|Weigh yourself on different planets||Participants to weigh themselves on weighing scales calibrated according to acceleration due to gravity of different planets||Participants learnt the concept of mass and weight and how gravity of Earth is different from other planets|
|Locating the constellations in the sky||Participants picked up a chit and with the help of clue written on it, identified the constellation and tried to locate it in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere sky maps||Participants learnt the features of the constellations and their location in the night sky|
|Train like an Astronaut||Activities were designed to test the balance, lung capacity of the participants, essential requirements for astronauts||Participants learnt the importance of the hand eye coordination and physical fitness for astronauts.|
|Making a constellations||Participants had to make the constellations using dart pins and string referring to the data given||Participants learnt that many stars make a constellation although we can only see a few bright stars in each of them|
|Launching of Hydro Rockets||Rockets using water as fuel, were launched (after every 15 minutes)||Participants learnt about parts of rockets and Newton’s third law|
|Evening sky gazing||With the help of telescopes the participants viewed the moon and Mars||Participants could see the craters on the moon clearly, the red planet and also some constellations in the sky.|
All the participants including the parents and our young students actively participated in the fun activities and games. The session also provided the Astronomy Club members, who have now become budding astronomers to handle the telescope and focus it on the celestial objects.
The workshop was designed on an interdisciplinary approach thereby re enforcing many concepts of science, social science and mathematics.
The event was also graced by the presence of Dr Kalyani Roy for some time which was very encouraging for all.
The effort, enthusiasm & energy of the participants were highly infectious, and all expressed the desire to conducts such events more often in the school.
In view of encouraging response to the above & many sessions on Astronomy this year, we are working on series of initiatives to cover diverse aspects of Astronomy,
NCC ‘A’ CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION
NCC ‘A’ certificate examination for 37UPBNNCC battalion was held on March 3, 2019 at Cambridge School Noida from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
A 3 hour exam was conducted by NCC officials present. One JCO and 3 Hawaladars were present with First Officers S.P. Sharma and Balwant Singh. Students from Rajkiya Intercollege Noida, Amity International School Noida and Cambridge School Noida were present. Earlier in August an Annual camp was conducted in which 10 students of our school attended. Students who attended this camp were allowed to sit for examination. All other students were denied this right.
The exam finished successfully. Faces of students who sat in the exams were draped in a curtain of relief but they were still nervous. After the written exam the students were escorted for their practicals. Map setting and other practicals were taken by the officials.
The NCC ‘A’ certificate exams concluded on a positive note and ended at 12:30 pm in Cambridge School Noida.
PRESENTATION ON THE ART OF WAR
A presentation on the Art of war was organized in the school on 22 Jan’2019. It was conducted by Wg Cdr (Dr) Gora Pathak, Orthopedic surgeon of the Royal Air force, who had worked at Fitzwilliam Hospital in Peterborough. He was a senior consultant in Her Majesty’s Royal Air Force and has returned after 23 years of service. He is also a war artist known as “Doctor who paints”.
His demonstration and lecture included his experiences during the war along with display of slides vividly captured with images of war. Between operations he painted dozens of these watercolor scenes from his deployment areas.
The presentation was attended by Dr. Kalyani Roy, Secretary of SAE, Mr Vikram Roy, Ms. Anu Roy, members of the Management Committee, Principal, Vice Principal, teachers and students.
SCHOOL QUIZ LEAGUE – PRATIBHA KI KHOJ
It is India’s biggest school knowledge initiative by Edu Ace in collaboration with Lovely Professional University. It provides a platform where young quiz enthusiasts fight it out for the glorious top position in a general knowledge/ current affairs based quiz competition.
The event is held at three levels, School round, City round and Nationals.
The details of each of the rounds is as follows-
|Date||Venue||Name of Competition||Category||Name of students||Class||Position|
|12-11-18||CSN|| School Quiz League|
| Juniors- (classes VI to VIII)|
Seniors (classes IX to XII)
|All students present||–||–|
|16-01-19||Raghav Global School, NOIDA|| School Quiz League|
|Juniors- (classes VI to VIII)||Team 1- Dhruv Verma|
Team 2- Devansh Bajpai Chehel Sharma
Team3- Yashaswi Jain
|16-01-19||Raghav Global School, NOIDA|| School Quiz League|
|Seniors (classes IX to XII)||Team 1- Shreyank Gaur|
Team 2- Ashish Kumar Jha
Team 3- Aayush Barmola
|19-01-19||Lovely Professional University, Phagwara||Grand Finale||Seniors (classes IX to XII)|| Aayush Barmola|
MUSICAL CONCERT – WINTER HARVEST
A Musical Concert was conducted by the students of Junior and Senior wing of Cambridge School Noida on 15th Jan 2019. The theme was to welcome the season of harvest and rejoice the occasion with dance and musical renditions.
The highlight of the event was a fusion performance by students of Senior wing which included melodious Bandish of Raag Jog with Kathak Dance performance along with accompaniments like pakhawaj, guitar, tabla and synthesizer etc
The members of the management committee along with students of Junior and Senior wing witnessed this dynamic collage of performances by teachers and students.
PRESENTATION ON “ KERELA MARTIAL ART- KALARIPAYATTU
The School had organised a presentation on “ Kerela Martial Art- Kalaripayattu”, conducted on 16th January 2019 in the Roma Deb Auditorium by the artists from Nitya Chaitanya Kalari. A group of 11 artists performed this art before the students of classes V to VIII. The students were told about Kalaripayattu and the types of schools which are distinguished by their attacking and defensive patterns. Various combination of steps and postures were shown and the techniques which varied from one style to another. It was a delightful experience watching the artists perform the act using various weapons. The students also participated and learnt different steps and posters shown to them.
Overall it was an interesting and engaging experience not only for the students but also the teachers to witness such an old and scientific martial art form.
QUIZ “GLIMPSES OF 2018”
The students of Quiz Club of classes IX and X organized a quiz on current affairs and important events of 2018 for the students of classes VI & VII on Friday, December 28, 2018, at – Roma Deb Auditorium, Cambridge School, NOIDA.
Two students from each section were chosen to participate in the preliminary round. The 8 highest scorers were chosen for the stage round conducted in the Auditorium.
The stage round comprised of 4 rounds. The Quiz was conducted by K Abhimanyu Nair and Shaswat Mehrotra of class X.
The quiz was a conceptualized by members of the quiz club.
The winners were- Ritwik Shriram of class VII D and Aryan of class VII C.
The quiz was very informative and was enjoyed and appreciated by all the teachers and students.
Project Paridhi was organized by SPACE India on 22nd December 2018 from 9:00 AM till 1:30 PM at the Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi.Five students from Class VI- Vatsal Agarwal, Varsha, Shohini Roy, Naman Dhawan and Mridul Kanti Paul participated in the event accompanied by Ms Rachna Arora
‘Project Paridhi’ is a flagship project of SPACE and is conducted 4 times a year on days of Solstices and Equinoxes. On 22nd December 2018 (the day of the winter solstice), the students participated in the event to replicate the experiment performed by Greek Astronomer Eratosthenes, the first person who measured the size of the Earth about 3000 years ago. During the hands-on activity, participants measured the shadow cast by the Sun, and using trigonometry formula they calculated the circumference of the Earth.
The event was also streamed live on the facebook page of SPACE India. The event was a great success.
“NO IDLING CAMPAIGN”
Lung Care Foundation , an NGO committed for ”care and cure of 2.6 billion lungs in the country” along with Bal Bharati Public School had organized a “No Idling Campaign” on 19 December 2018 to spread awareness amongst the parents and drivers of private/public vehicles on the ill effects of idling around the schools.
To support the cause, students of IX-X of the Interact Club of Cambridge School, Noida positioned themselves outside the school and climbed buses of different routes creating awareness and requesting the drivers to keep the ignition off when not required in order to reduce the emissions from the vehicles.
LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY ‘BHASHA SANGAM’
A celebration of Linguistic Diversity ‘BhashaSangam’ initiated by the Department of School Education and Literacy was conducted at Cambridge School, Noida from 20th November to 21st December, 2018. Under this programme which marks the appreciation of the unique symphony of languages of our country; some activities were conducted in the school. Senior students were deputed to go to various classes and read out fivecommonly used simple sentences in English and their equivalent in 22 languages. In another activity students also made posters depicting various states highlighting the diverse culture and languages spoken in those states.
Teachers conversed with the students in various languages known to them. Students were encouraged to share these sentences with their families at home. Students participated enthusiastically in learning new sentences of different languages and they were encouraged to translate them in their own mother tongue.
It was indeed an innovative way of familiarising students with some basic and frequently used sentences in different languages. This simple exercise may help students to converse with people while visiting other states.
On 19th December 2018, students of classes IX and XI interacted with students from Egypt via videoconferencing on faith and community.
Image – A festival of Inter School Competitions was held on 28th and 29th November 2018.
Cambridge School, Noida under the aegis of SPIC MACAY, hosted a repertoire of Indian Classical Vocal Music by the renowned vocalist Ms. Sunada Sharma on 19th November, 2018 in the Roma Deb Auditorium. Ms Sharma was accompanied by Pandit Vinod Lele on the Tablaand UstadZamir Khan on the Harmonium. The programme commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by Ms. Sunanda Sharma and her accompanying artists,Principal, Ms. Dipannita Mondal and members of the management committee.It was attended by Staff and Students of Cambridge School, Noida and sister schools.
Ms. Sunanda Sharma whose forte lies in Khayal, Tappa, Thumri, Dadra Chaiti brought to the fore the depth and beauty of her renditions through her mellifluous voice. Herunique style of being able to connect and build a rapport with the audience made the session a grand success. This was followed by an interactive session with the students.
The event was graced by Dr Kalyani Roy, Secretary SAE, Col Dev Dutt Choudhury, Chairman ERC, Principal, Ms. Dipannita Mondal and distinguished Members of the Management Committee.
Children’s day was celebrated on 14th November 2018. All the students and staff members were distributed Chocolates.
The following activities were planned for celebrating this day .
Class VI painting competition on the Topic ‘Childhood’. 2 best entries from each section were chosen and were given prizes.
Class IX poster making and slogan writing competition on the topic ‘Children and the World’ was held. 3 best entries were given prizes
Class X Newspaper making competition was organised on the topic ‘World of my dreams’. 3 best entries were given prizes.
Class XI Tug of war and flat race were conducted. The winners were given prizes.
3 classes (VI, VIII and XII) had gone for educational trip, their activities were planned there and the winners were awarded.
All students were also gifted with Reynolds ball point pens.
An IT based Inter School festival TECHNOLYMPICS was held on 31st October, 2018. About 30 schools from NCR and Delhi participated in this Mega event. The Chief Guest was Ms. Komal Desai, Senior Product Manager, ADOBE NOIDA (INDIA). All the events were adjudged by an eminent panel of judges from the IT Sector. The overall trophy was bagged by Delhi Public School
A Philately workshop was organised at Cambridge School, Noida on October 29, 2018 in the Roma Deb Auditorium from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30a.m. by the Department of Post , Government of India. The workshop was attended by the students of classes VI and VII who are interested in Philately as a hobby. The Principal,Ms. Dipannita Mondal welcomed the guests and addressed the students saying that they are indeed lucky to have such workshops in their school which enhances their knowledge and gives an insight to various hobbies.
The list of Officers who were present for the event were:
- Shri Ram Naresh Sikaria (IPS) Senior Superintendent of Post Offices GZB.
- Kumar Biswas , Energetic Philatelist.
- Surender Singh , Post Master NOIDA HPO.
- Rakesh Raima, Public Relations Officer.
- Anil Kumar, Incharge philately.
Students were told about the history of stamps and ‘see yourself on a postage stamp’ which was the main attraction. A presentation on stamps depicting the first Indian Stamp on a Khadi cloth with a picture of Mahatama Gandhi and his teachings was shown . The first stamp’s name was Penny Black having a picture of Queen ElizabethII. The presentation also showed how to begin with philately, collection of two different types of philately (thematic and topical). The students were also told about the first printing press of India in Antarctica .
The workshop ended with a short quiz on philately with instant prizes for the winners. The workshop was an enriching experience for the students. Surely philately is‘King of Hobbies and Hobby of Kings.’
History Society lecture
The History Society organized a seminar on “Nationalism and Democracy” on October 26, 2018 in the Romadeb Auditorium for which the resource person was Dr. Keshav Tiwari of Ramjas college, Delhi University. It was attended by students from sister schools and Cambridge school, Noida as well along with their teacher.
The resource person traced the trajectory of nationalism from the French Revolution and liberal outlook. He unequivocally emphasized that the rise of majoritarian nationalism is threat to democracy and liberal values of Indian constitution.
A series of questions were asked by the students of Cambridge School, Noida and another school as well but those questions were not answered with academic rigour and from the perspective of political theory.
MOCK EVACUATION DRILL
“Being prepared” to ensure the safety and security of all the stake holders in school is of prime importance.
In continuation to the school’s vigorous and ongoing endeavour to create awareness among the students, a mock evacuation drill involving the student and staff members was conducted on 26th October 2018. This drill was to check the agility and preparedness of movement among the students , staff and all present in the premises of the school, for a quick evacuation in any exigency.
As soon as the siren was sounded, the students rushed out of their respective classes escorted by their teachers to the school ground and assembled in files according to their classes. The time span of evacuation was monitored and a feedback of the areas to improve were noted for future requirement. Necessary guidelines to improve were shared with the students and teachers and the session ended with the Principal addressing the students and advising them not to panic in case of any disaster.
Believing in the holistic approach towards the education of a child, Cambridge school Noida has taken the initiative to start Aerobic Gymnastic classes by ‘FITYOUTH’. It is the only organization affiliated to “The Association of National Aerobic Championships” (ANAC India).
The students from class VI-VIII are a part of the programme which has commenced from September 5, 2018. The programme is specially aimed to engage students with regular workshop on gymnastics, aerobics, creative dance movements and aero dance to target and improve the students flexibility and fitness level. This engaging activity has become very popular with the students.
Cambridge School, Noida celebrated its Annual Day on 29th August, 2018. The chief guest for the evening was Dr. Mukesh Chaturvedi, distinguished Professor & Dean, School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Greater Noida.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest amidst chanting of shlokas, followed by an inaugural song by the school choir.
The School Principal, Ms. Dipannita Mondal presented the annual report highlighting the school’s achievements during the academic session 2017-18. The highlight of the evening was In Pursuit Of Happiness, a dance drama which depicted the contrast between the life of a city child and a child from the countryside. This play was followed by the prize distribution where the meritorious students were awarded prizes for excellence in academics and co-curricular activities. The presentation by the school choir won many hearts.
Dr. Mukesh Chaturvedi addressed the gathering and complimented students for their excellent performance. The programme was also attended by Dr. Kalyani Roy, Secretary, Society for Advanced Education and Manager, Cambridge School, Noida and other members of the School Managing Committee, Principals from the sister schools and parents.
The head boy, Harshpreet proposed the vote of thanks and the programme ended with the national anthem.
SCHOLAR BATCH CEREMONY
To honour and recognize the efforts of the students for their academic performance in the session 2017-18, Scholar Badge Ceremony was held in the school during assembly hour on Monday, 20th August 2018 (Classes VI –VII) and on Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Classes VIII to XI). 120 students of classes VI –X and class XI having secured above 91% and above 81% respectively in their final term of session 2017-2018 were felicitated with a scholar badge and a certificate.
The Principal Ms. Dipannita Mondal and Vice Principals Mr. AK Bakshi and Ms. N Sinha Roy handed over the certificates and badges. The Principal congratulated the recipients on their excellent achievement while encouraging the others for a better performance.
TREE PLANTATION RALLY
A conscious effort undertaken towards creating a greener environment and providing unstinted support to the August 15th initiative of the UP government to plant 9 crore trees, students of Cambridge School, Noida undertook a tree plantation rally on August, 14th, 2018. The Principal Ms. Dipannita Mondal flagged off the rally with students shouting slogans like ‘We want Green Earth’, and many more. The 2 km rally which started from the campus of Cambridge School, Noida proceeded towards the office of the District Magistrate, Noida, via Sector 26 and ended at Cambridge School, Noida.
Around 100 children from Classes VII to XI participated whole-heartedly and enthusiastically in the rally. The Divisional Forest Officer, Mr. Kitab Singh also accompanied the rally with his team. Children carried colorful posters and shouted slogans to create awareness about the environment. On reaching the school, children were addressed by the Divisional Forest Officer, Noida, who appreciated the students for their initiative.
The sixth edition of CSNMUN 2018-19 was held on 10th and 11th August, 2018 at Cambridge School, Noida. It was organised by the students of Classes X, XI and XII. The opening ceremony began with an inspiring speech by the Principal, Ms. Dipannita MondaI, followed by a musical performance by the school choir.
Active participation of 251 delegates was observed from various schools across Delhi-NCR. Keeping in mind the current as well as past global concerns, the students participated in five committees with riveting agendas such as –‘Formulating Feasible Global Counter-Terrorism Policy’ for United Nations General Assembly, ‘Situation in Guatemala’ for United Nations Security Council (Historic), ‘Deliberations on the Rights of LGBTQ+ Community with Special Emphasis on Transgender Rights’ for United Nations Human Rights Council, ‘Formulating the Roadmap to the 2020 Presidential Elections’ for Democratic National Committee, and ‘Solving Internal Party Conflicts and Protecting it Against Split in Near Future’ for Communist Party of India (Historic). In addition, students took on the various roles of an active international press, including reporters, photographers and cartoonists.
The students debated, deliberated and discussed the above mentioned agenda, as well as showcased their creative abilities in various spheres.
On 31st July 2018, the Investiture Ceremony at School, saw 75 students of the newly formed student council taking a solemn oath in taking up charge in various capacities of leadership. The chief guest for the occasion was Lt Col Tushar Mathur, an alumnus of Cambridge School, Noida. Lt Col Mathur commissioned in the elite Gorkha Regiment and presently flying helicopters in the Aviation Wing of the Army along the Indo-China border in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The occasion was graced by eminent members of the School Managing Committee.
Meal Planning Activity : 21st July 2018
The students of the Meal Planning, Class-7th put up food stall on the P.T.M, Saturday, 21.07.2018. Two groups of students of the Meal Planning Work experience from different sections of class VII had taken up the task to showcase their culinary skills learned during the weekly Work Ex. period to all the parents and other students.
The students put up the stalls, as well as managed them with great enthusiasm and gusto offering Veg. Chowmein, Lemon Mojito and Bhelpuri to all. They welcomed each and every guest very warmly and had received an overwhelming response from both parents and teachers.
The food was enjoyed by each and all, and the students’ efforts were well appreciated. The students had collected an amount of 2,170 in all. This amount would be used for some noble social cause only. It has been a great experience for the students as well.
Story telling Session for Class VII : 11 July 2018
A story – telling session was conducted by Ms. Indira Mukherjee , a story teller for almost twenty five years who has been travelling in the rural and urban areas of India and parts of the USA, telling and retelling different genres of tales to listeners in the age group 3-8 years belonging to different classes and communities.
Four sessions of story telling were conducted by Ms. Indira Mukherjee , on 10 thand 11 th of July for the students of class VII wherein she mesmerised the students with short stories on the rich cultural heritage of Adivasis like Gonds
and Bhils of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Environment Club of Cambridge School, Noida observed Vanmahotsava on 6th July, 2018 by organizing a tree plantation programme. The Principal, Ms. Dipannita Mondal, Vice Principal (Administration) Mr. AK Bakshi, Vice Principal (Academics) Ms. Nandita Sinha Roy participated in the plantation drive along with teachers and students of Environment Club. On the occasion students recited a poem on the importance of plants and also delivered a talk on the relevance of plantation.
Various ornamental and medicinal plants were planted. The Principal addressed the students and urged them to explore, love and take care of nature. Students took part enthusiastically in the plantation drive.
BOOK WEEK 2018 : 1st May 2018- 5th May 2018
To foster reading habit amongst the students and to enhance and develop language/ literary skills, Cambridge School, Noida celebrated the annual Book Week from 1st May, 2018 to 5th May, 2018. The school hosted numerous In House and Intra Class activities and events. The school buzzed with activities and competitions like Script Writing in English for Class VII, Book Cover Designing for Class VIII, Sanskrit Shloka Chanting for Class VIII, Hindi Kavi Sammelan for Class IX, Hindi Poetry Recitation for Class VI, Poster Making for Class IX and a Quiz on Current Affairs for Class XI and XII. A Book Review on Mitch Albom’s book Tuesdays with Morrie was presented by the
students of Class X.
The event called DEAR (Drop Everything and Read’) was held for the whole school where all read a book or a newspaper for 20 minutes. A Book Exhibition was held by Krishna Publishers and students were seen flocking the stall and browsing through books with great interest.
The celebrations culminated with the Valedictory Function which commenced with the auspicious lighting of the lamp amidst chanting of Shlokas. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Sandhya Rani Sahu, Professor English, NCERT. The function was graced by Dr. Kalyani Roy Secretary SAE, Principal Ms. Dipannita Mondal, Vice Principal (Administration) Mr. AK Bakshi, Vice Principal (Academics) Ms. Nandita Sinha Roy and members of the Management Committee
Shakespeare Day : 23 April 2018
To pay tribute to the great bard of Avon, Shakespeare Day was celebrated with zeal and fervour at Cambridge School, Noida on 23rd April, 2018 in the Roma Deb Auditorium. A host of competitions were organised for the students of Classes VII to X by the English Department to commemorate the works of William Shakespeare. Enactment of Female Characters in Shakespeare‟s Plays.
Inter section competitions were organised for various classes
- Comic Characters from Shakespeare’s Plays for Class VII
- Enactment of Female Characters in Shakespeare’s plays for class VIII
- Soliloquies from Shakespearean Plays for Class IX
- Sonnet Recitation for class X
Earth Day Celebration : 20th April 2018
Cambridge School, NOIDA, celebrated Earth Day on 20th April, 2018 by organizing a number of competitions for the students of classes VI to XII like Best out of Waste, Newsletter Making, Poster Making, Photography and Quiz. The students exhibited creativity and participated in the activities with great zeal and enthusiasm. Dr Yogendra K Saxena, EHS, CSR, Biodiversity and Sustainability Auditor to TUV Rheinland graced the occasion as the chief guest.