CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATION, 2021

November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day every year in India. The special day is celebrated in remembrance of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Lal Nehru, born on November 14, 1889. This day marks Nehru’s devotion to education, student welfare and development of children and young people – the future of the country.

To make this day memorable for our little ones, Cultural Department and English Department of Vidyadaan School organized Children’s Day with great enthusiasm on 15 November 2021 in the school premises. The program was conducted in the Lunch Hall which was decorated with the art & crafts made by students during the competitions held for this occasion. The program was also live streamed on YouTube for the primary classes.

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The day started with a welcome speech by our principal, Anu ma’am, who emphasized on the importance of planning for their future. Going forward, the students were shown a wonderful video compiled by Chetan Sir which included a small skit by our school teachers and wishes from higher officials which brought a smile to their faces.

The tiny tots of our school – students of LKG, presented a fancy dress show and a rhyme narration. Their enthusiasm and their cute outfits spread cheer across the hall among students and teachers alike. This was their first in-school event after the pandemic and the efforts put in by the Kindergarten teachers was commendable.

A fun guess game was organized for the students where they were shown childhood pictures of teachers and were asked to recognize them. This game brought a lot of excitement among the students as they were trying hard to identify their teachers which kept them standing and screaming throughout the session.

The next part of the event was a surprise for the students from the teachers – a group dance. The energetic teachers of our school put up a mind-blowing dance performance that included various regional dance forms such as Bhangra, Garbha, Kolata, classical and south Indian mass beats. The students were thrilled to watch their teachers dance and kept encouraging them throughout the performance with their claps and cheers. 

The final act for the day was a dance performance cum workshop by professional Hip-Hop artists Raju Sir & Nanditha Ma’am. This performance/workshop was conducted in the basketball court as students would get more space to dance. Post their energetic dance performance, the dancers taught our students some basic hip-hop moves which each child learnt with complete concentration. The highlight of this workshop was that, some of the teachers also joined in to shake a leg with the students. The excitement and happiness of the students was beyond words.

The day ended with lunch for the students and teachers and the students were sent off with a snack box each as a token of love from their teachers. It was completely a fun filled day for the children. 

  • Cultural & English Department

WORLD SPACE WEEK CELEBRATION, 2021

Vidyadaan celebrated World Space Week, a first of it kind initiative. World Space Week is a UN-declared celebration of space held annually, every October 4 to 10. It is the largest space event on Earth, with over 8,000 events reported in 2019 and held in 96 countries.

These events are organized by thousands of organizations, including space agencies, aerospace companies, astronomy clubs and museums.

The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events: October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

The celebration consists of space education and outreach events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs around the world in a common timeframe. World Space Week celebration aim to; Provide unique leverage in space outreach and education, Educate people around the world about the benefits that they receive from space, Encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development, Demonstrate public support for space programs
and Excite young people about STEM fields.

In 2021, World Space Week is dedicated to the theme of “Women in Space”. The theme is selected to promote women participation in space science. Vidyadaan is proud to be a part of the world celebration of space.

Winners:

Painting competition winners

Class 1

  1. Veeresh
  2. Pratheeksha

Class 2

  1. Ayisha
  2. Chiranth K S

Class 3

  1. Sowjanya
  2. Nanditha

Essay Competition Winners

  1. Sakshi M
  2. Arthi S
  3. Ganga Bhagirathi N

Story writing Competition Winners 1. Arfaanjum A 2. Deekshitha M 3. Kushal V and Megha S

Quiz competition winners 1. Shravan S 2. Arthi S

Valedictory Function on 7th OCTOBER 2021, Programme List:

    1. Welcome Speech by Roopa S, Science Department
    2. Introduction About World Space Week by Saniya, Class 9
    3. Deepthi Krishna as kalpana Chawla, Class 3
    4. Video streaming : “ women in space”
    5. Sumanth, Solar System Model explanation, UKG
    6. Jeevitha as Abdul Kalam, Class 3
    7. Space Career : Conversation by Bhagirathi and team
    8. Speech by Meghana, Class 2,  Moon 
    9. Speech by Shalini, Class 1, Day and Night
    10. Shravanth as Astronaut, Class 2
    11. Planet Song by Haradana, UKG
    12. Speech by Saanvika, LKG
    13. Story narration  by Yashwitha LKG
    14. Speech By Girish, ISRO, Class 4
    15. Prize Distribution 
    16. Vote of thanks by Anupama Pradeepan, Academic Advisor

ANUPAMA PRADEEPAN

FOOD FOR SOCIAL CHANGE!

We have conducted an amazing session on Food Literacy as part of extended science activities for our class 4th and 5th kids. The activity was led by Lingala Naresh Reddy, founder at ‘Tharunam’, a non-governmental organization working on a mission ‘to use food as a medium for social change and make it universally available and affordable’.

Food Literacy should be a must sought skill by all generations. Healthy food production and consumption impact the socio-economic status of every family and thereby every nation. Attaining food literacy at an earlier stage will help kids to understand their nutrition requirements and approach food and agriculture with more conscience.

– Anupama





LATERAL THINKING

Lateral thinking is an underrated skill in school curriculum. Teachers also rarely promote Out of the box thinking due to various curriculum constraints such as syllabus completion.

A good brainstorming session can enable students to come up with innovative ideas and helps to grow their imagination power.

Seen above is a small lateral thinking activity “Experimenting with shadows”, conducted as part of a classroom activity while teaching the poem “Shadows”. Students were asked to create drawings with shadows and explore different ideas. This allows the kids to think and get creative and develop lateral thinking long with understanding the poem better.

In the above picture, the student try to form a shadow of glasses with wire and then drew the face with arrogant expression.

Student name- Manish, class 5
Teacher Name and subject – Farzana/English