NEWS MAKERS MEET 2018-2019
Rimjhim Sharma and MahikaNautial of class VIII E along with MsShamolyGhose, attended ‘News Makers Meet 2018-2019’, organized by Times NIE, at Shri Sathya Sai International Centre, PragatiVihar, Delhi.
AUTHOR INTERACTION (LORD JEFFREY ARCHER)
30 students along with 3 teachers went to meet the legendary Author, Lord Jeffrey Archer at Pathways School on 28th January 2019 at 9:30 a.m. One of our students Saksham of Class XI got the opportunity to interact directly with the author. All the students and Teachers got an autograph from the author on his latest book, Heads you Win. The whole experience was very enriching and mesmerizing for students and teachers who attended the event.
AWARENESS ON ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS OF E-WASTE WORKSHOP
A workshop on “Awareness on environmental hazards of e-waste “was conducted for classes VI to VIII on 25th January, 2019 at Roma Deb Auditorium by Mr. Rohit Kumar Singh, Associate Secretary General, CEAMA ( Consumer Electronics and Appliances manufacturers Association) and Mr. Rakesh Khatri who is an Environmentalist and a Limca Book Record Holder for Theatre on Climate Change. The workshop started by interacting with students about the e-waste generated at homes. A power point presentation with the information on types of e-wastes, its disposal, harmful effects of metals present in these wastes on human body and the environment was shown. Minimal use of electronic items and also discarding the e-wastes only to the Certified E-waste recycler was emphasised.
The workshop was educative, enlightening and informative.
SPACE EXPLORERS WORKSHOP
The third session of the Astronomy workshops was conducted in the school on 23rd January 2019 on the topic – Fingerprints of the Universe
In this workshop, students investigated light as a messenger in the universe. They discovered how the light spectrum can be used to identify the materials that are emitting or reflecting light. They also observed and analyzed spectrum of various light sources and concluded that each spectrum is different because of different elemental composition. They were introduced to complex science concepts associated with star spectroscopy in the most interesting manner. They found spectroscopy as a scientific measurement technique important to space exploration. Within the spectra, astronomers can study spectral which are the fingerprints of atoms and molecules. The students were explained the three types of spectra which an object can emit: continuous, emission and absorption spectra. They also observed and studied the spectra produced by different types of light using a spectroscope.
Learning Outcomes of the workshop:
- Students explored that white light is combination of many colours.
- Students learned new facts about spectrum and realized the need to study it.
- Students learned about spectroscopy and instruments supporting it.
The workshop was completely hands-on and the students performed many activities successfully that tested their understanding of the concepts of spectroscopy.
The session was very informative and interesting.
SCRAP OUT SCRAP WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT LAUNCH WORKSHOP
A workshop on “Scrap Out Scrap Waste Management ” was organised by TERI School of Advanced Studies in collaboration with Coca Cola India on 22nd January, 2019 from 9.30 a.m to 12,30 p.m at Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Abhishek Gumber, Ishika Pandey, Manheer Kaur of class IX and Rimjim of class VIII attended the workshop. Ms. Kiran Sibal and Ms. Bindu Muralidharan accompanied the students for the workshop.
The waste management project launch workshop was addressed by Professor Shree Prakash. He discussed about the change in the type of wastes generated over the years and the difficulty in disposing it as most of these wastes were non- biodegradable which was one of the main environmental issues to be dealt with. Mr. Rajesh Ayapilla, General Manager, QSE technical at Coca Cola India company also enlightened the students with the information on waste management. An interaction session was held with students in which they were asked to identify the type of waste by showing the pictures in slides and also to catorgorise them as biodegradable or non biodegradable. The workshop was concluded by Ms. Ranjana Saikia, Independent Consultant, Youth Outreach and Programmes, TERI School of Advanced Studies. The initial stage of the project launch included poster making competition by students.
SPACE Explorers Workshop is a collection of four one day programs designed to provide the students with a unique learning experience promoting STEM education and focusing on hands-on activities to understand the basic concepts of astronomy.
WORKSHOP OF SERIES –GNOMON- THE MAGIC WAND OF ASTRONOMERS
A workshop was conducted in the school on 16th January 2019. In this workshop, students learnt how length and position of shadows of vertical objects such as a gnomon can help to calculate time, determine directions and also make complex measurements like measuring the circumference of Earth. The importance of gnomon in astronomy was explained by the educator with the help of powerpoint presentation.
The workshop was designed on an interdisciplinary approach thereby re enforcing many concepts of science, social science and mathematics.
The highlight of the session was a fun activity in the school ground where children measured the shadows periodically to determine the circumference of the earth.
The students enjoyed the workshop and found it very interesting and educative.
WORKSHOP ON DIABETES AWARENESS AND PREVENTION
A workshop on “diabetes awareness and prevention education among school students “was conducted by HRIDAY( Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth) for classes VI and VII on 14th January, 2019 at Roma Deb Auditorium by Ms. Deepika and Mr. Abdul Shabbir. The workshop started by interaction with students in which physical, mental and social well being of students were emphasised. Ms. Deepika discussed about different types of diabetes namely Type 1 diabetes, Type II diabetes and Gestation period. Also, not to be influenced by peer group and keep away from smoking and drinking which was one of the causes for diabetes. Other risk factors, symptoms, prevention of diabetes were discussed. Mr.Shabbir also discussed about some activities to be conducted in the class to have a better understanding of healthy lifestyle. The workshop was educative and informative.
PEAK PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
A “Peak Performance Workshop” was conducted by Dr. Vikas Vijay on 20/12/18 from 830a.m. to 11a.m. in the seminar room for Commerce students of classes XII A and XIIB.
The main focus of the workshop was
- To complete the paper on time.
- To enhance the performance of the students.
- To avoid mistakes.
- To increase the memory of the students.
The workshop was attended by Ms. Sumathy and Ms.Preeti Sharma and approximately 40 students from classes XII A and B. The students found the workshop very informative and interesting.
On Monday, 20th December, 2018, our school hosted an interactive French learning Workshop for class VIII (A &B) by Ms. Babusha Verma, a French language expert, who’s also a PhD in French and has over 8 years of experience in academics. She is currently working as the French faculty at the St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and Bhartiya Vidhya Bhawan. She has studied, worked and travelled to Canada, France, and Belgium, Mauritius and many European and Asian countries.
The workshop began by a French song prepared by the VIII std students followed by a ‘code of conduct’ welcoming of the guest ‘Ms. Babusha Verma’. Later the resource person, Ms. Verma was called upon the stage to apprise the students for choosing French as a 5th subject in class IX.
She began the session with the benefits of the language followed by the career it offers, she also highlighted the Francophone areas (the French speaking nations) while mentioning the scope of French as a third language.
The students not only learnt about the usage of the language but also had an interaction with each other in French (in the form of French dialogues).
Ms Verma planned the verb game where the children had to decipher the verbs. Apart from this there were many activities, such as constructing sentences with the help of a ‘bag of words and phrases’ and also a quiz which helped to develop the culture and civilization of France.
Her interactive session kept the audience engaged throughout.
As Charlemagne once said, “To know a foreign language is to possess a second soul”. Such events certainly help us to learn a lot more about new cultures and languages. I sincerely hope that the school will continue to organize enriching events such as this and encourage children who are the young citizens of the world, to extend a hand of friendship with other countries and to make the world a better one.
It was a very interesting and enjoyable experience and we look forward to many more such events in the near future.
WORKSHOP GERMAN LANGUAGE
In today’s world, knowledge of a foreign language is always an asset. But at the same time not many are fully aware about its scope and advantages. In order to apprise the knowledge about the same, a workshop was conducted by Ms. Preeti Shah,Manager Educational Services, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, and her associate Ms. Acheena Kalra, for the German Language learners of standard VIII of our school on Tuesday,18.12.2018.
WORKSHOP – ‘SCIENCE IN MY LIFE’
The event forms a part of a series of nationwide programs under the co-ordinatorship of Dr H C Verma, renowned professor-IIT Kanpur and under the aegis of The National Academy of Sciences, India. The workshop was hosted by Shiv Nadar School, Noida on 6th December 2018. Ten students, five each from classes IX and XI participated in the event., Ayush Sengar, Ashish Kumar Jha, Lakshya Kumar, Sabyasachi Priyanshu Krishnan Nad, Anshu Gupta represented Class IX and Shitij Gaur, Sayed Mikayel, Adersh Varshney, Abhinav Chauhan and Mridul Latheshfrom Class XI along with Ms Rachna Arora
The program explored the beauty of laws of physics hidden in common day to day observations through videos and live demonstrations by the resource person Dr Pragya.The students found the experience very educative and informative which reiterated the fact that keen observation is the foremost requirement for the understanding of science.
WORKSHOP ON ‘HOW CYBER CRIMES AFFECT MENTAL HEALTH’
The School organized a Seminar for students of class VIII on ‘How Cyber Crimes affect Mental Health’ on 13thDec 2018 in the Roma Deb Auditorium.
The Resource person was Mr. Sourayan Bhattacharya, an ex Cambridgite ,who is the Head of Centre for Specialization in Cyber Law studies in Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. He has organized capsule courses on Cyber Law and workshops on ‘Privacy and the Law’ for students.
Mr. Sourayan briefed the students about the various common cyber crimes like Cyber Stalking and Cyber Bullying which includes-
- Verbal Roast
- Body Shaming
- Hate and Threat Messages
- Forcing to watch obscene content
- Forcing to give personal information
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME GLOBAL CONNECT
The students of classes X, XI and XII interacted with students from Ukraine, and Palestine via video conferencing.
DENTAL HYGIENE AWARENESS
A dental hygiene awareness workshop was conducted by Dr. Seema Bhayana and Dr. Ravi Bhayana on December 4, 2018 at 10.30 a.m. in the school auditorium. Approximately 500 students of classes VI to VIII attended the workshop.
VISIT TO NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
Mr. Bappi Singha and Mr. S.K. Bisht from Art department, took 50 of class VI students for a visit to National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi on 15th November, 2018.
VISIT TO THE ACBR LABORATORY , NORTH CAMPUS , DELHI UNIVERSITY
A visit was organized on 15th November 15, 2018 from 10 am to 1pm to the ACBR laboratory , North Campus , Delhi University which was attended by 12 Biology students of class XII D along with Ms. SusmitaDey (PGT Biology).
Student had hands on experience of many Biotechnological experiments such as Gel Electrophoresis, PCR and ELISA. They were also shown Florescent Microscope and centrifuge machine.
It was a wonderful and highly enriching experience for the students.
WORKSHOP ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CAREER COUNSELING WORKSHOP
ARI, Government approaved Merchant Navy Institute conducted a career counseling session for PCM stream, class XI and XII on 22nd October 2018. Captain Nitin BEHEL conducted the session.
WORKSHOP ON UNIFORM CIVIL CODE- MISCONCEPTIONS AND REALITY
On 15 October 2018 Monday, the Legal Studies teacher Ms. Kirti Sasan of Cambridge School, Noida organized a seminar on the topic of Uniform Civil Code- Misconceptions and Realities in Roma Deb Auditorium of the school. It was attended by Ms. Nalin Anju, both the Vice-Principals, 60 students from sister schools and CSN and teachers Social Science Department.
The objective of the seminar was to understand the meaning of Uniform Civil Code, Essentials of Uniform Civil Code, demand of Article 44 of the Indian Constitution, possibility of implementation of Uniform Civil Code in Indian Scenario etc. We reached to the conclusion that in the present scenario of legal system, constitutional provisions and socio-political conditions, it is not possible to move towards uniform civil code. It is also against the tenets of diversity and democracy.
During question answer session, students of Cambridge School, Noida, Greater Noida and Srinivaspuri asked variety of questions associated with the topic.
APP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
22 Students from Classes 7th to 11th of our school attended the four days National Level Technical Training programme in association with BeCon Fest organised by – IIT Delhi on “App Development” at Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri from 3rd October to 6th October 2016 .The training programme was conducted by Mr. Chaman Panchal, an OCP, Java SE 6 Programmer and ATC certified Android Application Developer. Students from around 6 schools participated. Nipun Mittal of class X-E qualified for the Final round to be held at IIT Delhi in January 2019.
Renowned Cyber Security Expert and Consultant Mr. Rakshit Tandon conducted two sessions on ‘Safe Surfing’ for parents, teachers and students on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Mr. Tandon talked about the prevalent Cyber crimes such as Cyber bullying, online sexual abuse, online games, attacks, frauds, and online enticement. The workshop was an eye opener for one and all.
CHARTING YOUR CAREER IN GRADE XII
On 16th May, 2018, the students of Class XII accompanied by Ms. Sunetra Banerjee, Head f Department of Psychology attended an Enrichment Programme Charting your Career in Grade XII at Kothari International School, Noida. The programme was divided into four sessions and it included topics such as Studying Abroad and How to Score well in 2019 Boards.
Eminent personalities such as Mr. Jitin Chawla, a renowned Career Counsellor and Dr. Aruna Broota, a well-known Psychologist and Hypnotherapist, interacted with the students. Mr. Chawla stated that to make a judicious career choice, one should consider the interest, ability and aptitude of the child. He informed the students about making a career as an Entrepreneur in Pet Care Services, Personal Greeting Card making, etc. He discussed emerging Science-based careers in Food Technology, Dairy Science, Agriculture Science, Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, etc. He talked about other emerging careers such as Wedding Choreography, Apparel Designing and Merchandising, Fashion columnist, etc. He informed the students about the best colleges, universities for Science, Commerce and Humanities.
Dr. Broota mesmerized the audience with her informative lecture where she emphasized the importance of time management and hard work during the vacation and reiterated that there are no shortcuts to success.
WORKSHOP ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
A workshop on Inclusive Education was conducted by Ms. Roomki Mitra (Special Educator & Child Psychologist) on 19th April, 2018 in Cambridge School, Noida at the Roma Deb Auditorium. It was attended by Dr Roy and members of the Management Committee, Special Educators and Counsellors of sister schools of Cambridge, few teachers of Cambridge School, Noida and students of classes XI and XII
It was a seminar to understand the process of inclusion in all its aspects and to understand the strategies and best practices for inclusion of children with special needs. It focused on exploring ways to enable different stakeholders with skills and resources, thereby reframing inclusive education as a shared responsibility.
WORKSHOP ON ANGER MANAGEMENT
On 17th April 2018, four students of class XII attended a workshop on Anger Management at Fortis Hospital, Noida. The coordinator of the program was Ms. Chitwan who began the workshop with an introduction about anger and aggression. She then enumerated the consequences aggression may have and how to control it. She also discussed different types of aggression, triggers for aggression; channelizing one‟s thoughts and how one can become assertive in life. One main therapy or technique that Ms. Chitwan taught was „the broken record therapy‟ in which one becomes assertive and tries not to show aggression. The workshop was very informative interspersed with activities that could be related to real life.
TALK ON MALDIVES RELATIONS WITH CHINA AND INDIA
An extension lecture was held at Cambridge School, Noida on the topic “Maldives relations with China and India” on 11th April, 2018. The guest speaker was Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar. All Cambridge schools were invited and a total of 90 students and 7 teachers attended the lecture at the Roma Deb Auditorium, Cambridge School, Noida. Ambassador Sajjanhar informed the students about the significant geographical location of Maldives, the historical timeline, the period of colonial rule, the first President and the current President of Maldives. His lecture also included Maldives linkages with Pakistan which is a major issue of concern for India, the recent crisis and developments in Maldives.
INTERACTIVE FRENCH LEARNING WORKSHOP
On 9th April 2018, Cambridge School, Noida hosted an Interactive French learning Workshop for classes VI & VII by Ms. Babusha Verma, a French language expert, who is currently working as the French faculty at St Stephen‟s College, Delhi University and Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan.
LECTURE ON DARK MATTER
A lecture on “Dark Matter” by Dr. Amitabh Mukherjee, a renowned educationist and Head of the Department, Physics and Astrophysics, Delhi University was organized in the Roma Deb Auditorium of Cambridge School, Noida on 6th April, 2018. Dr. Amitabh Mukherjee has also rendered his expertise to the Centre for Science and Environment for popularizing Science education in the country.
Dr. Mukherjee started his lecture by explaining the difference between Dark and Bright matter, then elucidated in a very simple language how dark matter has been detected and why its existence cannot be disputed. He also shared with the audience the line of ongoing research in this field.