EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO PARLE-G FACTORY
Selected students from each section of VI-VIII ( 63 out of 75 selected students) were taken to Parle-G factory, Sec-63, Noida on 18-01-19 with the Class coordinators, Ms Jyoti Agarwal and Ms. Vasundhara Kaushik.
The programme coordinator of Parle –G, Mr. Mahesh Agarwal , showed a slide show in the factory auditorium on Healthy Habits and Healthy Food wherein the students were made aware that food should not be wasted and the Do’s and Don’ts of handling food and combating adulteration. A very informative and impressive video film on the theme THINK , DUMP AND GO was shown which taught the children not to litter and how to recycle waste. How we should dispose Bio-degradable and Non-Bio degradable waste.
Next was a video film on how Parle-G factory started by Narottam Chauhan came into being and how the different varieties of biscuits and various candies are made. The students were then taken to the plant for the live demonstration of the making of candies and wrapping process. This was an enriching and educational experience for students. Students asked relevant questions to Mr. Agarwal which were answered satisfactorily.
The students were brought back to the auditorium and biscuits and candies were distributed to them. In the end Mr. Agarwal gave motivational lecture to the students on hard work and how one should keep trying and improving to make oneself better.
A TRIP TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
The students of Cambridge School, Noida of classes 8th, 9th and 11th were taken on a trip to the National Gallery of Modern Art, on 19 January, 2019. The group of students was guided by Mr. Arghya Ganguly, Asst. Curator, N. G. M. A. The children were told about the various steps required in order to preserve and display the paintings and artworks.
The gallery started with a display of The Dandi March by Gandhi in the gallery (A). There was a beautiful display of salt. In a room, they had showcased overflowing salt and animated people seemed to walk on it. The students enjoyed watching them. The exhibition also included portraits and sketches of Gandhi speaking and doing various activities by his followers. There were also two sculptures of Gandhi, one by Ramkinkar Baij, and the other one was by Ram V. Suttar.
They were next taken to the first floor where they witnessed beautiful canvas paintings by famous artists around the world. The curator also explained the feelings and thoughts that the artists have tried to display through their paintings. There was a painting which was based on a temple in Banaras. The students were really mesmerized to see the painting as the painter had made beautiful details of the temple near a river, where he didn’t just show the beauty of the temple but also tried to showcase the life and activities of the people. They also saw paintings of many Indian painters including Amrita Shergill and Jamini Roy. They were specially attracted by the paintings and life of Amrita Shergill after knowing at which age she had made those paintings and how she had died at such an early age.
The students were very interested in knowing about Binod Bihari Mukherji who was blind and had still managed to make paintings of different sculptures and human figures just by feeling them.
After taking a whole round a look at all the paintings at the gallery, the students were taken to the sculpture museum. There the students were encouraged to use their creativity in imagining different stories behind every sculpture.
TRIP TO KASHMIRI GATE AND ELECTION MUSEUM
A trip to Kashmiri Gate and Election Museum was organized by ITIHAS GROUP on 14th Nov 2018 from 10am to 1pm at Kashmiri Gate. A total of 175 students of Class VIII visited the place along with the teachers – Ms Kamaljit Sandhu, Ms Seema , Mr Zubair, Mr Angad, Ms Richa Sharma who accompanied the students for the trip.
The trip enlightened the students with the history of Revolt of 1857 and the role of Kashmere Gate in it. The students were given the opportunity to learn about the process of elections at the Election Museum. A quiz was also conducted at the venue for engaging the students.
HISTORICAL WALK OF CHANDNI CHOWK
Historical walk of Chandni Chowk was organised by ITIHAAS on 3/11/2018 from 8:00 a.m to 2:00 pm for class 10 students with their class teachers to Chandni Chowk, as a part of inculcating Secularism among students. Also visited the religious places of Chandni Chowk like Jama Masjid, Naya Jain Mandir and Sheesh Ganj Gurudwara
EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO RED FORT
An Educational Trip to Red Fort was organised by ITIHAAS (Indian Traditions and Heritage Society) on Children’s Day, November 14, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM for 170 students of all sections of Class VII accompanied by their respective Class Teachers.
The students were taken on a tour of the fort guided by Shivani and Indira Ganesh of ITIHAAS, along with their team. They explained the historical and architectural significance of the fort in great detail and shared many interesting facts with the students.
The students enjoyed an absorbing experience, learning about heritage and culture, as they walked around the iconic monument. Away from the classroom, this was a great opportunity for them to bond as a community.
VISIT TO OKHLA BIRD SANCTUARY, NOIDA
Environment Club students of classes VI – VIII of Cambridge School, Noida visited Okhla Bird Sanctuary on 6 th October, 2018 on the occasion of Wild Life Week celebration.
An interactive session with the Environmentalist and Limca Book of Winner Mr. Rakesh Khatri washeld in which he discussed about conservation of birds as many species were at the verge of extinction. He also discussed about the water management in the some villages of Rajasthan.They asked about his motivation to work in the field of sparrow conservation, various awards received for his achievements.Students got an enthralling experience of nature walk. They got the opportunity to watch species of birds like Kingfisher, Stonehead etc.
Harshita Singhal of class VII D won First prize, Jiya Wadhwa of VII B won second prize and Deepansh Malhan of VII D won third prize for the speech on Wildlife conservation. The visit was educative and also entertaining. Students were contented with their visit to the Okhla Bird Sanctuary
VISIT TO IIT DELHI “OPEN HOUSE -2018”
Few students of classes X and students from the science stream of XI and XII of Cambridge School, Noida along with two teachers, Dr Hemant Kumar Singh and Ms. Mamta Rishi, visited IIT Delhi on 21stApril, 2018 for the fourteenth Open House 2018, a one day event where engineering students from all over India showcased their working and static models.
Open House 2018 was a one day event dedicated to provide an insight into path-breaking research work, student projects and the numerous advanced facilities and laboratories available in IIT Delhi. To prevent burning of crop residue which results in air pollution in Delhi, an eco-friendly technology was developed to convert the agro-waste into pulp at lower scales unlike industries that require heavy machinery.
The Society for the Advancement of Education (SAE) organized a four day workshop on Taking Social Science Out of the Classroom from 22ndMay, 2018 to 25thMay,2018 at Gazaar. Resource person for the workshop was Mr HarendraChakhaiyar, Principal, Cambridge School, Indirapuram. There were about 20 teachers from Cambridge School fraternity who attended the workshop. Four teachers viz. Ms. Puneet Kaur, Ms. Rachna Arora, Ms. Bindu and Mr. Zubair Ahmed, represented Cambridge School, Noida. The objective of the training programme was to make Social Science Curriculum interesting for middle and senior school by providing experience related to real life situations. The training programme was designed to encourage Field Survey Method as a teaching methodology.
TREKKING IN MUSSOORIE
27 students of Cambridge School, Noida accompanied by three teachers Ms. AnikiniDhall, Ms. SeemaDimri and Mr. Karan Dhawan went for a trek to Dhobighat, Mussoorie, in Uttrakhand for two days, 25th and 26thMay, 2018. Students thoroughly enjoyed their stay in tents located in the lap of the Himalayas.The students learnt about “Green Trek”, conservation of nature and how to recycle the non-biodegradable wastes of nature, most importantly, the conservation of water.
MASHOBRA GREENS, SHIMLA TRIP
Cambridge School, Noida, organized a trip toMashobra Greens, Shimla for 70 students of class XII ( 37 boys and 33 girls) and 4 teachers, Mr. Akhilesh, Mr. Mangeram, Mr. Rohit Dhingra , Ms. Madhumita Ray, Ms. Jyoti Joshi and Ms. Arpita Paul from 28th May, 2018 till 1st June, 2018. The overall trip was very enjoyable and made the trip successful.
TRIP TO MOTHER DAIRY
102 students from Classes IX B, C and D along with their Class Teachers and Biology teacher Ms. Kiran Sibal visited the Mother Dairy plant at Patparganj, New Delhi on 17th May, 2018. The children were addressed by an officer who shared details about the products which are processed and marketed by Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Private Limited.
The students were shown around the plant which consisted of automated machines for standardisation, clarification, homogenisation, fortification and pasteurisation. The children were treated to unlimited glasses of chilled Vanilla milk and large scoops of chocolate ice-cream. The trip to the plant was indeed a very satisfying and enriching experience for the children.
World Yoga Day was held on 21st June, 2018 and 14 NCC cadets from Cambridge School, Noida participated in the event.37 NCC BN Ghaziabad CO, Col DheerajChandola, JCOs, NCOs, and NCC officers as well as the Principal of GIC Noida were present at the event.
EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO OJAS ART GALLERY
On 31st August, 2018, 30 students of Cambridge School, Noida went on an educational trip to Ojas Art gallery, QutabMinar, New Delhi. Mr. BappiSingha and Mr. S.K. Bisht escorted the group. Ms. Urmila Banu, curator of the show titled Satrangi,an exhibition of Bengal Patachitra guided the students through the entire show at the gallery. She explained to them the history of Patachitra from its early beginnings to the contemporary period.
TRIP TO QUTUB MINAR
Cambridge School, Noida organized a trip to Qutub Minar for class VII students on 5th August, 2017. “Qutub Minar is regarded as one of the tallest minarets and has received a lot of attention from historians, Antiquarians and tourists”. The students learnt how Qutub Minar went through the process of construction during the reign of three different rulers. They were enlightened by a new concept known as Quwwat-al- Islam which was built by Alauddin Khalji using red sandstone and marble. The students also saw the Jain and Hindu pillars with their distinctive symbolisms. It was a great learning experience for the students who were accompanied by their social studies teachers and their class teachers.
TRIP TO VIGYAN BHAWAN
An educational trip for the students of Class VIII to Vigyan Bhawan was organised on 29th July, 2017 to attend a programme on the occasion of Global Tiger Day organised by the Ministry of Forest Environment and Climate change. The students were made aware about the importance of saving Tigers, before they become extinct through songs, Nukkad Natak and speeches by various ministers, famous singer and music director Abhishek Ray and actor Randeep Hooda. A jingle on ‘Saving Tigers’ was also released. The chief guest was Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Forest, Environment and Climate Change. It was attended by the Forest and wildlife ministers of various states which have Tiger reserves. Students were provided with refreshments and T Shirts. The program was very informative and educative.
TRIP TO GAZAAR
Forty one children from the various sections of classes XI and XII went for a three days and four nights‘ trip to Gazaar from May 24 to May 27,2017. Four teachers accompanied the enthusiastic group of children. Various outdoor activities were planned for children including visit to Jageshwar temple and Nainital, along with trekkingandlocal sightseeing. It was indeed a fun filled excursion.
A VISIT TO IARI
An inter-disciplinary trip was organized for all students of class IX and Geography students of class XII to Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa Road, Delhi on May 9, 2017. The students visited the Vegetable Greenhouse- a greenhouse maintained by using cooling pads, large exhaust fans, thermal insulation sheets and net roofing, with tall red, yellow and green capsicums and cherry tomato plants. The next stop was a hydroponic set-up followed by floriculture in a fully automated green house. They also saw various machines and equipment used in farming anddrip irrigation techniques. Then they visited National agricultural Science Museumwhich showcased the evolution of agriculture since its origin till the present times followed byvertical gardens, used for urban horticulture.
They also saw a 15 minute movie based on farmers‘ lives in India.