YOUTH CIRCLE DIALOGUE ON PEACE AND SPACE EXPLORATION
Global Citizens of Mount Abu Public school attended the event held at the American Center New Delhi, in collaboration with GPF India. It was an engaging and thought-provoking event, titled "Youth Circle Dialogue on Peace and Space Exploration," aimed to bring together young individuals from various backgrounds to delve into the intersection of peace and space exploration. The event also sought to create a platform for meaningful discussions, promote active listening, encourage collaborative efforts, and raise awareness about the multifaceted factors that influence social harmony. Dr. Markandey Rai, Chairperson of GPF India and Senior Advisor to the UN Habitat and Ms. Sanghamitra Dutta, Program Executive at NASA enlightened everyone on the topics, the role of space exploration in promoting peace, the collaborative potential of international efforts in space, and how advancements in space technology can contribute to global harmony. It was a significant step towards fostering a generation that is well-informed, collaborative, and actively involved in creating a more peaceful and harmonious world.
SOLAR AMBASSADOR WORKSHOP
This workshop, held on Gandhi Jayanti, showcased a collaboration between Mount Abu School and the Energy Swaraj Foundation (ESF). The event centered around solar energy education, aiming to ignite a passion for sustainable energy sources among students. Participants learned to assemble solar lamps, gaining practical knowledge about renewable energy. Prof Chetan Singh Solanki, the founder of ESF, played a pivotal role, sharing his expertise and the mission of promoting solar energy and climate action. Additionally, students had the unique opportunity to explore Prof Solanki's solar-powered bus, further enhancing their understanding of solar technology.
WORKSHOP ON MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING
The Learning Community of Mount Abu School joined the global community in observance of World Mental Health Day on October 6, 2023. We marked this significant occasion with a meaningful "Talk Session on Mental Health," featuring the esteemed Psychologist, Ms. Tanuja Sharma. This event served as a unifying platform for learners from 50 schools across Delhi, including our Global Citizens. Together, we acknowledged the profound truth that "Mental health is a universal human right." This collective effort underscores our commitment to promoting mental well-being and reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues within our educational ecosystem and beyond. We look forward to further initiatives to support mental health awareness and care in the future.
VEERGATHA PROJECT 3.0
The Veer Gatha initiative featured Colonel Vijayant (Retd.), who likely shared inspiring stories and narratives of courage and sacrifice with the students. His visit aimed to instill a sense of patriotism, selflessness, and respect for the armed forces among the students. Principal Ms. Jyoti Arora encouraged students to reflect on their roles as responsible citizens, emphasizing the importance of courage, discipline, and integrity. This interaction deepened the students' understanding and appreciation for the sacrifices made by soldiers
TITANS OF TOMORROW
The school hosted an engaging session with immersing IB PYP learners in the world of cartoons on 20 September 2023. This event included interactive games, creative character portrayals, and captivating cartoon videos. The central theme, likely emphasized leadership, discipline, and teamwork, aligning with Cartoon Network's values and shows. The event aimed to impart valuable moral lessons to IB PYP learners, leaving a lasting impact on their educational journey
The mention of the Recorder Programme suggests that IB PYP Explorers at Mount Abu School are embarking on a musical journey with the recorder instrument. While specific details are not provided, it hints at a musical education initiative that promises to bring harmony and exploration into the students' learning experiences.
SESSION ON STORY TELLING AND CREATIVE WRITING
"Good stories surprise us. They make us think and feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that a PowerPoint crammed with bar graphs never can." In order to inscribe this thought into our middle school learner's minds National Book Trust organized storytelling and creative writing workshops for the learners. Ms. Swati Sinha engaged the learner with a mesmerizing tale on how to adapt ourselves in every situation and circumstance. The session further proceeded by a quiz based on the story in which the learners participated with full zeal and enthusiasm.
WORKSHOP ON IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC
"There's music in every child. Our job is just to find and nurture it"
PYP learners from grades III to V got the opportunity to attend a captivating musical extravaganza, skillfully orchestrated by Yamaha on August 17, 2023. The event was spearheaded by Mr. Anshul Dawar, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and music producer based in Mumbai, alongside Mr. Dipanjan Chatterjee, a Yamaha Keyboard Instructor with more than two decades of live performance experience. The workshop provided learners with a comprehensive insight into diverse musical instruments, complemented by interactive, hands-on learning opportunities. The learners took centre stage themselves, immersing in the delightful experience of playing instruments in an engaging and intuitive manner. The musical journey included not only grooving to popular Western tunes but also enjoying the beats of Punjabi music. The students' enthusiasm was palpable as they radiated energy and joy throughout the event.
INSPIRING SESSION WITH THE GALLANTRY AWARD WINNER
In order to disseminate the details of acts of bravery and the life stories of the brave hearts among the students, Union Ministries of Education & Defence have organised Veer Gatha Project in the honour of Gallantry Award Winners. In order to pay homage to these Gallantry Award winners and to instill patriotism and love for the country, we were honoured to have Major General N. K. Bhatia, as the KeyNote Speaker in our school premises to share his life experiences in the army to our Global Citizens and share the stories of the gallantry award brave hearts. It was an enriching and motivating session and young learners pledged to work for the betterment of the nation and to respect the soldiers.
WORKSHOP ON WELCOMING CHEETAHS BACK TO INDIA
Gratitude to Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Affairs, Govt of India, Indian Oil and Natural History Museum for conducting an enriching session on Project Cheetah this morning. Cheetahs - brought from Namibia - are being introduced in India under Project Cheetah, which is world's first inter-continental large wild carnivore translocation project. Bringing Cheetahs back to India will help in the restoration of open forest and grassland ecosystems and also lead to enhanced livelihood opportunities for the local community.
CONSULTATION WORKSHOP ON NATIONAL CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK
The Learning Community of Mount Abu School was invited to be a part of Implementing NationalEducationPolicy2020 in One Day Consultation Workshop on National Curriculum Framework organised by Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU in collaboration with National Council of Education Research & Training
LIFE SKILL SESSION ON GIFT WRAPPING
“ Success is Fickle but creativity is a gift.”
A great initiative is taken by Mount Abu Public School’s Principal Jyoti Arora ma’am and the Senior Coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak ma’am by organizing the ‘Gift Wrapping' for the students of classes XI-XII on 30 July 2022 which was presented by the students of class 11 A. Session commenced with briefing of the day and host cited that gift wrapping serves as a garnish to your already wonderful gift. It adds an element of surprise to your present and makes the receiver feel even more special. Anchor of the day further highlighted that just a little more effort from your side, your present will be superior to every other present they will possibly be receiving. As festive season is round the corner , this ninth session of our Life Skill . Children showcased live performance of different and creative styles of gift wrapping. Besides, an enthusiasm participation was witnessed. Session was enriching and full of creativity.
LIFE SKILL SESSION ON BLOOD AND ORGAN DONATION
“ Blood and Organ Donors are unsung heroes of the nation ”
A great initiative was taken by Mount Abu Public School’s Principal Jyoti Arora ma’am and the Senior Coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak ma’am by organizing the ‘Blood and Organ Donation Session' for the students of classes XI-XII on 23rd July 2022 which was presented by the students of class 11th D. People fear donating blood and organs just because of some myths in their mind. The session started with a conversation about Blood and Organ Donation that why it is important and beneficial. It acquainted the students about the myths regarding blood and organ donation that is an obstacle for the people of a country to become a life saver. The participants even showcased two informative videos which helped the audience to understand the need of donating blood. They even organised a quiz for Blood Donation and another for organ donation in which active participation was shown by the audience. At last, the organisers of the session requested everyone to consider blood donation in their life. Certainly, it was a very informative session for everyone.
SESSION ON WASTE SEGREGATION
The School takes any opportunity that adds to the holistic development of the children. Keeping in mind the enhancement of their knowledge and skills in order for them to be global Citizens the school invited Mr. Rashid Mehmood and his team to acquaint our students around the topic "Waste Segregation" that needs to be addressed following the SDG goals on 5th July 2022. The event was opened by our erudite coordinator madam Rannu Pathak who welcomed the guests by acquainting the students of the man himself who is a passionate global Citizen leaving his corporate job behind to add value to his occupation as the head of the NGO, having extensive experience in programmers at NGO on social development and service delivery in humanitarian and development contexts. The event reflected on the ways to segregate waste by acquainting the students of different ways to do it and further encouraging them to take initiative and motivate people around them to contribute towards the sustainable development of the society. The event was very informative that acquainted the students with many things.
LIFE SKILL SESSION ON KITCHEN GARDENING
“ Gardens add years to your life and life to your years ”
A great initiative was taken by Mount Abu Public School’s Principal Jyoti Arora ma’am and the Senior Coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak ma’am by organizing the 'Kitchen Gardening Session' for the students of classes XI-XII on 2nd July 2022 which was presented by the students of class 12th . Consuming polished and adulterated fruits and vegetables ruins our health. Incorporating the skill taught in this session will help students eat healthier and live better. The session began with an interactive quiz in which active participation was seen by the teachers and students. In the session, students were acquainted with the knowledge of how to grow various vegetables and fruits at home like lemon ,garlic ginger, tomatoes, and beetroot. The presenters also shared DIYs about how to protect plants, make fertilizer at home, recycle a plastic bottle into a beautiful flowerpot and make our own cemented pots at home. The session surely enhanced the knowledge of the participants and broadened their perspective towards gardening. Having a kitchen garden is a lifesaver indeed, as it assures us about the quality and source of what we consume to nourish our body. Certainly, it was a very informative session for everyone.
WORKSHOP ON FIRE SAFETY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Failing to plan, is planning to fail! Disasters can occur at any time and this is not the time to test anyone’s plan.
To equip the students with Fire Safety & Disaster Management, an essential life skill that everyone must be equipped with, A Workshop on Fire Safety and Disaster Management was conducted in Mount Abu Public School ,sector-5 ,Rohini on 19 April 2022 . The workshop was a highly-involving one and offered a platform to the students to experience the actual learning by using fire extinguishers, fire hazards and fire preventions. It also helped in training them as to how to deal with these events in a composed manner rather than with total mass confusion and chaos.
LIFE SKILL SESSION ON FLAMELESS COOKING
Orange, white and green are colours that not only bring a sense of pride within us but they also equally bring vibrance to our lives. Similarly, the flavours and their fragrance of delicious food have a delicious aroma that we get lost in. To take cooking to a new limelight, the learners of Grade 2, went deep into the patriotism of the upcoming National festival Republic Day and tried to light up and mend our patriotic definitions by cooking in a healthy and tricolor way on 22nd January 2022. The learners made the world renowned monument of India Gate using items such as bread, carrot, cucumber, mayonnaise, peas etc. The learners were allowed to go by their creativity in order to have them realize their capabilities touching new horizons. The teacher and students had a great time likewise.
HEALTH TALK ON VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN
Mount Abu Public School in collaboration with Indrapastha Apollo Hospitals organised a health talk to address concerns and queries regarding vaccination on 29th December 2021. Dr. Viny Kantroo (Respiratory & Critical Care Expert at Apollo Hospitals, Delhi) conducted a special talk on Vaccinating the Kids aged 15-18 years old and their families motivating them to get vaccinated and stay safe from the virus.
LIFE SKILL SESSION ON FINANCIAL LITERACY
An eminent initiative taken by Mount Abu Public School’s Principal Ms. Jyoti Arora and the Senior Coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak for organizing the skill development program on ‘Financial Literacy’ for the students of classes XI-XII on 4th December 2021 . Financial literacy is not an end in itself, but a step-by-step process. It begins in childhood and continues throughout a person’s life all the way to retirement ‘’ Financial literacy is the ability to manage one’s money. The goal of financial literacy is to help in understanding financial concepts that will help them to manage their money better. It is a life skill that one must grasp for good financial wellbeing. It includes budgeting, investing, insurance, and loans and interest. In this article, we have covered the importance of financial literacy and how can one improve their financial literacy skills. The key takeaways discussed in this session were – understanding financial literacy, Strategies to improve your financial literacy skills, How to invest in future, Examples, why is financial literacy important, How to become financially literate how to become, Summarized videos This session helped all the teachers and students present there to gain knowledge about such an essential topic of their life because being financially literate is very important for one being.
LIFE SKILL SESSION ON WASTE MANAGEMENT
“Waste is not waste until we waste it”
A great initiative was taken by Mount Abu Public School’s Principal Jyoti Arora ma’am and the Senior Coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak Ma’am by organizing the 'Waste Management Session' for the students of classes XI-XII on 28th August 2021 which was presented by the students of class 11th. The session began with learning about some statistics regarding the waste produced which made the participants understand how serious the problem of waste management really is. The presenters explained how waste possess a threat to humankind and the hazards caused by it’s poor management. The presenters then shared about the case study of South Delhi Municipal corporation has created this park using 80 tonnes of waste which was truly fascinating. Towards the end of the session two best out of waste activities were demonstrated namely bookmark making and cd coasters. Waste management surely is essential in today’s society. Due to an increase in population, the generation of waste is getting doubled day by day. Moreover, the increase in waste is affecting the lives of many people which has been looked upon as a global issue. The session surely enhanced the knowledge of the participants and educated them about various ways through which they can make smarter and sustainable choices in daily life for the better. Certainly, it was a very informative session for everyone.
STORY TELLING SESSION
Those who tell the stories rule the world
Our Primary School students enjoyed a Virtual Story Telling Session on “The Legend Roro Jonggrang - An Indonesian Folk Lore” performed by Story Teller Ms. Hida from High Scope Schools, Indonesia on 31st July 2021. Mr. Muhammad Rizki Safary (Hon’ble Charges D’Affairs, Embassy of Indonesia in India), Ms Lestyani Yuniarsih (Hon’ble Education Attache, Embassy of Indonesia in India), Ms Antarina (CEO, High Scope Schools Indonesia) and Ms Jyoti Arora (Principal, Mount Abu Public School Delhi) joined the ground-breaking ceremony. The session helped students to broaden their horizon of learning and explore beyond the boundaries
LIFE SKILL SESSION ON KITCHEN GARDENING
“ Gardens add years to your life and life to your years ”A great initiative was taken by Mount Abu Public School’s Principal Jyoti Arora ma’am and the Senior Coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak ma’am by organizing the 'Kitchen Gardening Session' for the students of Classes XI-XII on 31st July 2021 which was presented by the students of class 11th. Consuming polished and adulterated fruits and vegetables ruins our health. Incorporating the skill taught in this session will help students eat healthier and live better. The session began with an interactive quiz in which active participation was seen by the teachers and students. In the session, students were acquainted with the knowledge of how to grow various vegetables and fruits at home like lemon, ginger, cherry tomatoes, and beetroot. The presenters also shared DIYs about how to protect plants, make fertilizer at home, recycle a plastic bottle into a beautiful flowerpot and make our own cemented pots at home. The session surely enhanced the knowledge of the participants and broadened their perspective towards gardening. Having a kitchen garden is a lifesaver indeed, as it assures us about the quality and source of what we consume to nourish our body. Certainly, it was a very informative session for everyone.
LIFE SKILL SESSION ON VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
“Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.”
A great initiative was taken by Mount Abu Public School‘s Principal Jyoti Arora ma’am and the Senior Coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak ma’am by organizing the 'Vehicle maintenance webinar' for the students of classes XI-XII on 23rd July 2021 which was presented by the students of class XI and XII. The participants of the session got to know the fundamentals of vehicle maintenance and how they can help themselves in case of an emergency (if a tire gets punctured, or keys get stuck inside the car). The speakers also demonstrated methods by which everyone can take proper care of the vehicles they own and minimize the damage caused to them by daily errands. The expertise gained by the students from the session will surely help them take better care of their vehicles and will help them act smarter in future emergencies. Active participation was also observed by the students in the interactive quiz which took place towards the end of the session. It was an interesting session as many teachers shared their experiences with vehicles towards the end of the session. Indeed, it was a very didactic session for all the students as they will be driving their vehicles soon.
LIFE SKILL SESSION ON HOW TO PACK A LIGHT TRAVEL BAG
" He who would travel happily MUST travel light. "
A great initiative was taken by Mount Abu Public School‘s Principal Jyoti Arora ma’am and the Senior Coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak ma’am by organizing the 'How to pack a light travel bag awareness webinar' for the students of classes XI-XII on 17th July 2021 Students packaging skills were polished through this session which will help them pack smarter during future travels. In the session, students were acquainted with the knowledge of how to pack luggage lightly, wisely, smartly, how to plan a tour, what to carry on the tour, what not to carry on the tour, and how to keep the travel bag light without compromising on all the required stuff. The resource person imbibed his knowledge about travel packing on the basis of his experiences. A live demonstration of smart packing skills was demonstrated also demonstrated by the resource person. The expertise gained by the students from the session will surely help them act smart next time they travel. Active participation was also observed as students who shared their traveling experiences towards the end of the session. Packing luggage for the tour itself is a skill indeed. Certainly, it was a very informative session for everyone who tends to overpack and carry the heavy backpack all throughout the travel.
LIFE SKILLS SESSION ON FOOD ADULTERATION AWARENESS
“Pure food should be a right, not a privilege”
A great initiative was taken by Mount Abu Public School‘s Principal Jyoti Arora ma’am and the Senior Coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak ma’am for organizing the ‘food adulteration awareness webinar' for the students of classes XI-XII on 10th July 2021. The webinar was presented by the student of grades 11th and 12th, who threw some light on the topic of food adulteration. In the session, students were given acquainted with information regarding what exactly is adulteration, how it is harmful to humankind, how and why adulteration is done and how can they distinguish between adulterated and non-adulterated food items but conducting some simple tests. The speakers demonstrated how we can check if the food we are consuming daily is pure or adulterated. The knowledge gained by the participants of the session will help them act smart next time they buy another food item by checking if it is adulterated beforehand, which can save them and their loved ones from falling sick. Active participation was also observed by the students in the interactive quiz which took place towards the end of the session. At the end of the session, the senior coordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak ma’am enlightened the student with her words of wisdom. Indeed, it was a very informative session for everyone as food adulteration is a fatal problem, it should not be continued for a long time and the only solution to this deep-rooted problem is awareness.
SESSION ON SELF – DEFENCE
“Self-defence is Nature’s oldest law.”
A great initiative taken by Mount Abu Public School‘s Principal Madam Jyoti Arora and by the Senior Co-ordinator Ms. Rannu Pathak by organizing the "Self Defence Program” for the students on 26th June 2021.The session was conducted by Ms. Chhavi Khurana, an international level martial artist, wherein the students were guided about the basics of self-defence, its practice in our daily lives and its significance. The program helped the students in getting to know various self-defence techniques. Active participation was observed by the students towards this appreciable initiative as they got to know that imbibing this skill will not only make them self-confident and mentally agile but also ready to counter an unexpected situation anytime. This session added up a level to the sports curriculum of the school and towards the physical and mental health of the students. It was concluded with a vote of thanks by the senior co-ordinator. Indeed it was an informative and useful session for everyone in today's world.
SESSION ON CRITICAL THINKING
Mount Abu Public School in association with IBM Open P-Tech organised a session on Critical Thinking for Classes XI-XII on 12th June 2021. The resource person Ms. Ritika Sethi discussed about the key aspects of Critical Thinking. She guided on how one can become a Critical Thinker and provided a demonstration on e-course on Open P-Tech to achieve an online certification. The hands- on -session felicitated students with the virtual certificates and equipped them to analyze situations for taking correct decisions .
WEBINAR ON HOW PARENTS CAN HELP STUDENTS UTILISE TIME AT HOME TO BUILD UP ON SKILLS AND PROFILE
Career and Guidance Counselling Centre of Mount Abu School organised a special webinar for parents on the topic How parents can help students utilise time at home to build up on skills and profile on 11th of May 2021 for parents of class IX-XII. The resource person was Mr. Jitin Chawla , the renowned career counsellor having experience of more than 20 years in the field. Mr. Jitin Chawla innumerate various tips and suggestions to keep children busy in different ways at home keeping the boredom at bay. Mr. Chawla also emphasized the need of profile building right from class nine in order to engage in enhancing skills and at the same time making up their minds with regard to future careers. Various interesting suggestions were put forward which included visiting various websites , exploring movies with a purpose and visiting career websites, online courses, Summer programmes to name a few in order to keep learning, relearning and upskilling while being at home. Overall the session was highly informative and students ,teachers and parents gained a completely new perspective with regard to off beat careers.
WEBINAR ON OFF BEAT CAREERS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETING
With an aim to provide the right knowledge and direction regarding various new subjects added in the curriculum, Mount Abu Public School organized the Career Webinar on New Age Careers for the students of grade IX to XII on 6 May 2021. The objective of the Webinar was to help aspiring students to acquire a challenging career in life and enable them to take informed decision based on reason. The workshop focused on off – beat careers in Artificial Intelligence, Technology and Marketing. The session was interactive and the students gained knowledge about various off beat careers through relevant real life based examples and Case Studies. The Resource Person, Mr. Vaibhav Sharma conferred upon the career prospects and enlisted numerous options based on the students’ choices and interests. The recent times of pandemic have drawn the attention of the world to the need for a shift in our lifestyle, approach to life and management skills. It has highlighted the need to rethink about skill building for professional competence. The underlying idea of the mind boggling session was to open the minds of students, to help them get a clarity and lucidity into the domain of Commerce, Sciences, Technology and Economics. Overall the session was interesting, interactive and informative. It was an opportunity to learn about the changing dynamics of the industry and the expertise required to be prepared for the same.
WORKSHOP ON ARISE
The workshop on ARISE by RAMAKRISHNA MISSION was an interactive session with parents and students that was based on the ideology of Swami Vivekananda signifying that each child has the innate power to reach the peak of success. It was an extremely enriching and empowering workshop that focused on positive parenting and how as a parent one needs to accept that every child is unique and one may have different perspectives. The session began with the divine words of Swami Shantamananda, a senior monk at Ramakrishna mission and a spiritual mentor. The session laid emphasis on the fact that the children are not our extensions and choosing to accept is the need of the hour. The eminent resource persons from Ramakrishna mission also highlighted on how one needs to reflect upon the feelings of the child and to be the role model and that one must respond positively and not react immediately. The session also focussed on involving students by giving them space and time and being compassionate with them and to allow students to engage with children. Importance was laid on building self-esteem of the students by generating curiosity and learning from mistakes. The session beautifully highlighted that choices must be based on discovery of acceptance and reflections. The session laid utmost importance on empathizing with children through non-judgmental dialogues and standing with child during his ups and downs thereby building a loving and trusting bond. The workshop was extremely useful in empowering for the parents in bringing out the best in each child. The school Principal, Madam Jyoti Arora expressed her gratitude for the session and wished for happiness for everyone with positive thoughts and compassionate hearts.
SESSION ON HOW TO CREATE AN APP
"Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination".
Since the COVID -19 pandemic has disrupted the normal lifestyle of people across the globe, the virtual world has come to the rescue. Technology has been considered central to the reform of school education and has gained unprecedented momentum during this pandemic. It is being perceived as a panacea to combat all the education/schooling related issues. Keeping in mind such progressive thought, Mount Abu Public School, Sector 5 conducted a mind boggling workshop for students of class XII on 'How to Create an App' on 17 April, 2021.The most striking feature of the session was that the Resource Persons were Nischay Agarwal, S.Vishwa and K.Vinay , the diligent students of Mount Abu Public School. The workshop aimed to impart technical and practical knowledge to students and future engineers. It was an interactive workshop with students and teachers. The session began with the Current trends of Android development and its advantages and disadvantages. Also, the young minds explained the benefits and changes it will bring to day-to-day activities and how it can benefit them irrespective of their branch. They discussed the importance, usefulness and impact of apps in today’s digital world and briefed the students about the types of validation, basic hardware and software requirements for android development. The impressionable minds provided insights about Android development and explained the app architecture, app components and app resources. They not only explained it analytically but also demonstrated by creating an app with the students. Even the students got a chance to experiment with their coding skills on Android Studio. The students and teachers got insights about how apps will disrupt the digital world, how can it be useful to them and how it will bring the change in industry. Everyone participated enthusiastically and experienced future technology through hands-on experience.
ONLINE WORKSHOP ON CODING, ROBOTICS AND AI
With an objective to make young students the tech leaders of tomorrow, Mount Abu Public School collaborated with eDC IIT Delhi for a two day workshop on Coding, Robotics and AI on 15th and 16th April 2021.The young minds had an enriching hands on practice with Arduino and TINKERCAD. Everyone participated enthusiastically and experienced future technology through hands-on experience. The session fostered a spirit of learning for future and equipped the students with foundational future of technology.
WORKSHOP ON EXCELLENCE IN STEM
To equip young learners with the scientific temperament and ignite curiosity and inquisitiveness among them ,a learning experience on Stem was organised by the school in association with SAAR to develop in Students the core skills in modern science, technology, education and mathematics, a base on which strong future would be established. Mr. Kanishk Bhardwaj, the resource person of the day conducted various hands on activities during the online session for grade I to VIII providing them the scientific reasons to explore their wings of imagination. The session kindled a love for learning among students.
SESSION ON NUTRITIOUS FOOD
Peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting our children to eat well an uphill struggle. Factor lies in our own hectic schedule and it’s no wonder so many kids’ diets are built around convenience and takeout food. But switching to a healthy diet can have a profound effect on a child’s health, helping them to maintain a healthy weight, stabilize their moods, sharpen their minds, and avoid a variety of health problems. A healthy diet can also have a profound effect on your child’s sense of mental and emotional wellbeing, helping to prevent conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and ADHD. In order to inculcate healthy eating habits in young children and to raise awareness about the importance of eating Right, Mount Abu Public School, Sector 5, Rohini celebrated World Health Day on 8 April 2021. A Workshop by Nutrition Advisor, Dr. Shilpa Nijhawan was conducted to mark the occasion wherein the students of classes IX to XII were informed about the advantages of healthy eating, balanced diet, food pyramid and the various nutrients found in the food items. Through focused lectures and audio visual media the children were informed about the dangers of junk food and packaged fast foods. The importance of exercise for physical and mental well being was also emphasized. The session was conducted in an interactive and fun-filled manner.The goal of the program, being implemented under the slogan “Eat Right", is the promotion of health and healthy habits among school children. Thus, the session emphasized on a wider approach to education so that children adopt healthy lifestyle habits both at home and in school, because a classroom is a place where positive behavior of children is nurtured and developed.
SESSION ON HEALTHY DIET
A session on Nutritious Food was organised in Mount Abu Public School on 8th April 2021 for classes VI to VIII . The resource person, Ms. Shilpa Nijhawan, a renowned dietician, guided the students about nutrients, importance of drinking water ,balanced diet, Juvenile diabetes and child obesity .The main attraction of the session was the tips to make eating a balanced diet fun for the children. The session was quite interactive and informative one making the children understand the value of healthy and balanced diet for energy, proper growth, body maintenance and functioning.
MOUNT ABU VIRTUAL DEMOCRATIC MUN
The School organized first edition of Mount Abu Virtual Democratic MUN, MUN4HUMANITY on 13 and 14 June 2020 wherein about more than 450 delegates from across India and abroad participated to show their excellent oratory skills in debates and deliberations. The conference was inaugurated by Hon'ble Lok Sabha Speaker, Shri Om Birla who addressed the delegates and educators with inspiring words and highlighted as to how the valuable ideas of the Youth play a very significant role for the development of the nation. The event witnessed a series of debates and exchange of ideas on various global issues in ten different committees namely SDG, AIPPM, UN WOMEN, AIM TO INNOVATE, UNHRC, CCOS, MONEY HEIST, IP, UNOCD and WHO. All the delegates showed extensive research on their respective portfolios. The event finally concluded with a closing ceremony wherein the Chief Guest, Honorable Member of Parliament Shri Hans Raj Hans showed his benign presence and appreciated the zeal with which the delegates participated and blessed them for all such endeavours. He also appreciated the school for contributing to Humanity which is the most noble task. After two days of continuous debating, the result was finally declared by the Organizing Committee members. The Principal, Mrs. Jyoti Arora congratulated all the winners and showed her highest form of gratitude to all the participants for showing excellent skills. She also thanked them for coming forward on virtual platform and facing the challenging times with all their strength and optimism
WEBINAR BY INDIA TV ANCHOR
Mount Abu School organized a webinar with Surbhi Sharma, Anchor, Sr. Executive Producer, India TV where in she advised every child to know his worth and potential. She addressed the students about the need to have a passion in life that drives everyone to proceed with zeal. She also interacted with the students to know their outlook in life and how they work hard to achieve what they want. She also emphasized that, to be satisfied in life, one needs to be directed towards the goal with complete dedication.
WEBINAR WITH DR. SHAWNA PANDYA
One more breakthrough for Mount Abians- A Talk with Dr. Shawna Pandya. On Friday, 8th May, 2020, students of Mount Abu School got a golden opportunity to talk to Dr Shawna Pandya who is a Citizen Scientist Astronaut, Aquanaut, Physician, Martial Artist, Sky Diver, Motivational Speaker and was also an intern in NASA. Dr. Shawna Pandya shared her experience and lessons which she has learnt in her career . She explained that there is no limit for dreams and dreams will become reality only when they are chased. She emphasized that aptitude, passion, discipline and solid work ethics are critical for success. Each and every line which she spoke was very motivational and she built an understanding of the collaborative nature of doing science in the mind of students. She is real inspiring figure for the youth and students got inspired of her vibrant personality
WEBINAR WITH DR. JANI RADEBAUGH
The school organized a webinar with Dr. Jani Radebaugh on 7th May 2020 wherein students from class 3rd to 12th along with all the teachers attended the session and got the opportunity to talk to one of the prominent planetary scientist in the world. She is also a professor at Brigham Young University and an expert contributor to the Science/Discovery program “How the Universe Works”. She discovered Vid Flumina, a liquid methane river on Saturn's moon Titan over 320 km (200 mi) long and resembling the Nile river. She shared her photographs and memories when she had been to Antarctica. She provided opportunities to clarify thoughts, generate conclusions, develop theories, and ask new questions. It linked the students directly to space scientists and provided unique, authentic experiences to enhance student learning, performance, and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
WEBINAR ON MENTAL WELL BEING -OUR PRIORITY
The school organised a webinar on “Mental Well Being in Pandemic” by Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, renowned expert in Mental Well ness. He gave the community useful tips on utilizing the lockdown time with calm mind and positive attitude. His insights on leading active lifestyle were extremely useful to enjoy the time at home with family members
SESSION ON STORY TELLING: AN INNOVATIVE METHODOLOGY TO LEARN AND EXCEL
"Good Stories surprise us. They make us think and feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts” Mount Abu Public School , Sector -5 , Rohini hosted a session on Story Telling by RJ Vipul from Radio Mirchi, Lucknow on 18th February 2020. The exciting and enriching session guided the students on how to make challenging concepts easy through the art of storytelling. The young students of the school interacted enthusiastically and shared the stories that they have read and composed themselves. The young learners also participated actively in "Weave a Tale" activity and created interesting twists and turns. The session was fun filled with great learning of utilizing storytelling for better retention and enhancing the creative skills.
WEBINAR ON HOW TO BEAT EXAMINATION STRESS
"Nothing causes anxiety as much as an exam"
Putting in tons of hours each week can be a daunting task and it can undeniably give students enough reasons to quit and stray from the track. To beat the examination stress , MAPS conducted a webinar on "HOW TO BEAT EXAMINATION STRESS" for IX class students by Mr. Alok Bansal, Head of the MAPS Career and Guidance Centre . As exams approach, most of students become nervous and develop cold feet . For most of the students examinations offer reasons to be frustrated and overwhelmed with different emotions. They are indeed inextricably intertwined with 'stress' that often leads to sweaty palms increased heart palpitations and the inability to sit and concentrate. A little stress around exam time can undoubtedly be a good thing as it acts like a motivational push but if anxiety seems to be strangulating students and getting in the way of progress rather than helping, then students certainly need to look for an escape. However, the students were also given the opportunity of interacting and asking the questions related to how to deal with the poignant emotions that wreck their academic performance. The session ended with the exchange of wide spectrum of techniques that aim at controlling chronic stress and improving the overall performance.
SESSION BY 92.7 BIG FM ON CAR POOL
The students of Mount Abu Public School Sector-5, Rohini had a memorable time today as they interacted with the renowned Radio Jockey Nitin from 92.7 BIG FM. The children wrote letters for their favourite celebrity expressing concern about the increasing pollution and requested them to take action to safeguard the wonderful environment. The thoughts and ideas of young learners on curbing pollution were highly appreciated by RJ Nitin who was amazed and delighted to know about students' understanding on such a vital topic. Everyone agreed that it is the cumulative responsibility of each individual to put efforts for safeguarding our bountiful nature. The session concluded with the slogan of 92.7 BIG FM that Car pool is really cool and we must not hide our face behind a mask instead we must plant more trees and take appropriate action to curb pollution
SESSION ON ADOLESCENCE RELATED ISSUES OF GIRLS
To make the girls more informed, Active and Stronger to face the changes that constantly occur in life, UNICHARM INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED conducted a session for the teen age girls from class VI to VIII on 27 November 2019 wherein the resource person, Gummaluri Anuradha gave valuable tips to confront the physiological and emotional changes that occur during the process of Menstruation. She advised the girls to be strong enough to handle this important phase of life and take it happily as it comes .She briefed the children about what all symptoms indicate the commencement of the cycle and how it effects the body ,both physically and emotionally and what precautions one must take during those days .She also talked about the major issue of maintaining hygiene during those days which is very important to pay attention to as any careless move can lead to serious problems later on. She gave an eye opener talk on how various myths are related to this stage of life and how one must get rid of such myths .She interacted with the girls well wherein girls got their queries solved and felt happy to gain knowledge about everything associated with their life. In all, the session was very fruitful as the girls could get the chance to come out of their self made shells of hesitation and talked freely about their feelings and attached fears.
GO ECO FRIENDLY
To sensitise the students about the after effects of Global Warming a workshop was conducted at Mount Abu Public School, Sector 5, Rohini on 23rd November for classes V to VIII by Sharp NGO wherein the resource person, Smriti Jagran urged the students to go digital and save trees to promote sustainability. The students participated in quiz , slogan writing and poster making. The winners were awarded with portronic pads and certificates. The students promised to practically be a part of solution rather than debate or discussion for saving paper and safeguarding environment.
SESSION ON ZERO PLASTIC TOLERANCE
Mount Abu school organized a session on zero plastic tolerance wherein the speaker Dr Judi Lowe Renowned marine conservationist from Australia, made the students aware about the UNDP PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT CAMPAIGN .She showed a presentation on how plastic waste is being consumed by animals on land as well as oceans and causing a great threat to the lives and spoiling the environment .She guided children to preserve the sanctity of rivers and oceans by not littering them with plastic and stop using the items made out of single use plastic as they are not biodegradable and release toxic gases in the environment and makes it unfit for survival .Even the air that we breathe is polluted due to the careless attitude of we humans ,who ideally should be the protectors of nature .She along with her colleague , Mr. Nimish , a representative of UNDP ,encouraged the children to adopt the ways to segregate the waste into dry and wet at home so that the waste could be easily decomposed without any danger of toxins being released and each student to feel concerned for the cause as little effort by each will produce drastic change in the mindset of many
SESSION ON CONSERVE MY PLANET
The third session of CONSERVE MY PLANET by SHARP NGO was conducted in Mount Abu Public School on 20th of November 2019. The Green ambassadors were made to participate in the poster making competition on the topic 'Human Energy and Environment ' and came out with many creative and innovative ideas. They were made to take round of the school to conserve @ campus in order to see whether any electrical instrument is wasting the electricity and paste the sticker with a message ' Power Detectives are watching you' on the equipment in the room and give everybody a warning . The participants loved to become the power detectives and promised to get maximum signature on green passport spreading awareness on energy conservation in their community.
PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT FOR CLASS XII
MAPS Career and Guidance Center conducted Psychometric Assessment for class XII to aid the students to choose a suitable career path. The assessment took place online for 45 minutes on five dimensions: Style, Interest, personality, aptitude and emotional quotient. Students were provided with personalized report. Resource Person Ms. Gurpreet from UPES Dehradun helped them understand their strengths and areas of interest for higher education.
WORKSHOP ON BIRD NEST MAKING
An interactive workshop on 'Bird Nest Making' was organised in Mount Abu Public School on 16th of December 2019. The resource person, Mr. Rakesh Khatri, the founder and director of Eco Roots Foundation- an organisation which works for the conservation of environment, taught the students how to build nest for the birds using eco friendly materials. The session was really an informative one as it provided the students an opportunity to connect with nature and being more sensitive to animals and birds around them. They also felt proud to meet the 'Sparrow Man of India' and felt inspired to be on his footprints by creating more nests and thus attracting and providing shelter to a number of birds.
WORKSHOP ON DRAMA AND THEATRE
A workshop on Drama and Theatre was organized in Mount Abu School on 1st November 2019. For students of Classes VII And VIII. The resource person Mr. Rohan Sharma, the acting coach and film maker made students aware of different skills needed to be a good performer. It covered different aspects of acting, movement, voice, improvisation, stage knowledge and listening. Students were called on stage to have first hand experience of working in a team with new people. Workshop was really a great learning for students. They were given creative freedom to improvise and come up with their own stories in their own style.
The School had organized the session on Microscale Chemistry conducted by a renowned personality Mr. Hari Om Gupta, developer and innovator of micro labs. Such labs minimize the wastage of chemicals thereby reducing its cost and environmental pollution through run off chemicals. The students of class X had hands on learning experience about all the experiments including types of reactions such as displacement, decomposition reactions, and precipitation reactions. Importance of using microscale apparatus and precautions needed to be taken care were discussed with the students. Students appreciated the use of such innovative techniques and had great learning experience.
WORKSHOP ON CREATING FIRST IMPRESSION
A workshop on Creating First Impression was conducted for the students of class XII in association with Hindustan Times on 14th October 2019.The session emphasized the importance of communication skills, body language, personal hygiene, self confidence,enhancing inter personal skills to create lasting impression. The session was overall interactive and enriching .
WORKSHOP ON CAREERS IN HOSPITALITY
On 11th October a workshop on Careers in Hospitality was organised in association with EDUTV for the students of class XI ,XII which saw the participation of 13 schools and 126 students from various reputed schools. The session aimed at clarifying various doubts and myths related to the profession. The students were also briefed about the nuances of plating a dish. They got a chance to interact with the national awardee for cooking Mr. Priyanshu Malik and took tips for healthy and tasty cooking. The session was a wonderful experience for all including the teachers.
WORKSHOP ON E-WASTE, CLEAN TO GREEN
"Put it off before it puts you off"
A workshop on e-waste "Clean to Green" was conducted in Mount Abu Public School on behalf of MIETY - Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, on 10th of October 2019. The workshop aimed at highlighting the global and national concerns, associated with strategies to address the problem and provide an overview of proper management of e-waste . The objective was to enhance awareness amongst students on the issues related to improper disposal of e-waste and the measures that can be adopted for collection and proper disposal of such wastes . The workshop also included activities like poster making and extempore and winners were provided with the certificates. The workshop was really an enriching one as it provided a learning opportunity to the students and made them understand how to respond responsibly to the rising challenge of e-waste and emerge as the champions of environmental protection.
On 3rd October University Fair was organised for the students of class XII on the topic New age careers in association with EduTV. The resource person was Mr. Krishanu Singh from Atria University, Bangaluru. He emphasized the importance of keeping oneself updated on various new Career options emerging in the today's scenario. The students were apprised of various new careers like Digital Transformation, Interactive Technologies etc. The students interacted with great enthusiasm and found the session an eye opener.
SESSION ON MICROCHEMISTRY
To sensitize the students for the conservation of environment and inculcating principles of Green Chemistry through the use of microscale laboratory, our school had organized the session on Microscale Chemistry conducted by a renowned personality Mr. Hari Om Gupta, developer and innovator of micro labs. Students of class XII had hands on learning experience about all the experiments including qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, electrochemical cell emphasizing on the importance of using microscale apparatus and precautions needed to be taken care of. Students had great learning experience.
SESSION ON ASTRONOMY
To create the awareness and to motivate the students in the field of astronomy, Mount Abu Public School conducted a session on astronomy on 27th August, 2019 for classes I – VIII. The session was conducted by Mr. Tarun Sharma, Training Incharge, SPACE Organisation primarily to attract the students for Astronomy and space research. Mr. Tarun started the session by quiz to reciprocate the facts of space science. The information about the workshops which are to be conducted in future were shared with the students. The session was interactive and found to be very interesting for the students and students are looking forward for more such sessions.
SESSION ON CONSERVE MY PLANET
CONSERVE MY PLANET is a
participative, Educational training programme to build the communities
sensitive to energy conservation, a initiative by Schneider Electric
India foundation for the students of classes 5th to 7th standard. A Green
Assembly was organized by SHARP NGO on 26th of August 2019 in
Mount Abu Public School under Conserve My Planet programme. The Project
Coordinator, Ms. Ateeba Humaayun, along with her team members addressed
the participants and made them aware of the different phases of the
programme and it's aim to educate the young minds about energy saving, energy
efficiency , green energy e recyclable sources and renewable sources of energy.
The participants were also provided with caps, t-shirts and a
brochure and were addressed as the Green Ambassadors .The programme
concluded with the Power Pledge , a unity anthem which spread the
message, that everyone has the power to save energy and environment.The
students felt very proud of being the part of this programme and promised to
change themselves and help others change their life through access to Energy.
WORKSHOP BY NATIONAL ACTIVITIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Team from National Activities Championship conducted session on indoor games on 8th August 2019. Students were guided well about indoor physical games. Different balancing activities were demonstrated to the students. They were guided how to become active participant by shooting their own videos & uploading on YouTube
SESSION ON EXAMINATION STRESS
Session on Examination Stress was conducted for classes VII -VIII on 7th July 2019. Resource person guided students about different methods to tackle stress during exam. She also guided about the importance of handwriting during examination. Students at the end were well equipped with information how to manage stress during examination.
WORKSHOP ON DOODLE ACTIVITY
"Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises ."A creative workshop on Doodle Activity was organised by Pahal Design an NGO for the students of classes 8th and 9th in Mount Abu Public School on 30th July 2019. The students participated vigorously as they got an opportunity to express themselves about how they view the things around and got a platform to give new shapes to their ideas and imagination. The workshop was really an enriching one and gave wings to their creativity as it imparted knowledge on doodling with hands-on learning and converting alphabets into shapes and objects which we see and come across daily.
AEROBICS SESSION BY TIMES OF INDIA
The students of class VI, VII and VIII attended a workshop that was conducted by team of The Times Of India. Mr. Gautam Kishan trained the students by performing a bunch of easy exercises that can be practiced at home as well. He emphasized on the importance of exercising on a regular basis and involved movement of each body part. Groovy music added the touch of fun and hence, the students enjoyed the session thoroughly.
SESSION ON SHARING
‘You do not become poor by giving, you only get rich in happiness’
Ms. Gloria Paul from Smile foundation conducted a session with students of Class XI -XII on the importance of giving and sharing. She emphasized on cultivating of culture of giving among poor and less privileged to show our social commitments.
SESSION ON ETHICAL VALUES
A Session on Ethical Value of Truthfulness was organized on 9th May 2019 for students of Classes VI to VIII. The resource person highlighted the consequences of telling a lie and also how one can be stressed and fearful by speaking lie. Through a moral story of “ A Seed of Truth” the students wee made aware about how honesty and integrity is a virtue of a successful human being.
SESSION ON FUN SPORTS
A session on Fun Sports was conducted on 30th April 2019 by Sara Hussain wherein she along with her team introduced various activities to the students of class VI -VIII. They learnt various games based on freestyle football. The games learnt would help them indulge themselves in their free time at an individual level. The session became a complete success when 100% participation in some form or the other was observed.
WEBINAR ON ANTI BULLYING
As a part of 100 day BULLY TO BUDDY, the new anti bullying squad had a webinar session with Dr. Sameer Parikh on 26th April about bullying wherein they were brief about its types and components. An in-depth discussion was done about bullying's effect on the victims mental and physical health and the immense contribution of bystanders effect and negligence which empowers the strength of the bully was discussed. Students were made aware of the campaign curriculum along with relevant activities. It ended with a healthy question answer session wherein the school participated well
WORKSHOP ON POCSO ACT
The School organized a workshop for students on “POCSO ACT”, sponsored by Hindustan Times on 8 February 2019 wherein the resource person Mr. Lucky Puchhrat guided the children all about intricacies of the POCSO ACT and as to how they can protect themselves from abuses .He also spoke about good touch and bad touch and guided them the ways as to how to raise their voice against any kind of violence to maintain their self esteem and lead a better life.
INITIATIVE TO ERADICATE ILLITERACY
An awareness session on drawbacks of illiteracy and steps how to eradicate it was taken by Ms. Ritu Verma, Vice Coordinator, Delhi School Literacy Project on 16th January 2019. The resource person urged the youth to step forward and contribute in increasing the literacy rate to help the nation to prosper. The students were inspired to participate in ‘Each One Teach One’ project by guiding their helpers at school and home to become literate. They were also provided with the learners book to teach others.
WORKSHOP ON STORY TELLING
Story telling is a universal and traditional art form that has featured strongly in Indian culture as an effective communication tool. It is used as a medium to ingrain values improve reading and listening and imagination. A workshop on Story telling was organised for Class 2 by Ms Nidhi Kundra on 18.12.18. The session was indeed valuable and distinct. Students found it really interested and engrossed in the story as she told them with creative gestures and used facial expressions and also involved the students as the characters of the story. Overall the session helped the young souls to enhance creative thinking.
IMPARTING GREEN VALUES TO STUDENTS
The workshop on Imparting Green Values to the students was organized by IIM Lucknow for the classes V & VI on 29th November 2018. It aimed at sensitizing students towards growing level of pollution and motivated the students to be the changemakers and discussed ways to curb pollution through discussions and enriching worksheets
Workshop on BE POLITE
Mount Abu Public School organised a workshop for students of Classes VI and VII on the Topic “Be Polite” on Friday 2nd November 2018. It was conducted by Ms. Neera Kohli, a senior educator with over 33 years of experience in teaching. Kids today are bombarded with information but are not taught values and ways to use it. They are taught to chase success, but not happiness. The main focus of the workshop was to inculcate and incorporate the importance of being polite. Children enjoyed the workshop very much.
Workshop on Etiquettes and Good Manners
Poster Making Competition on Anti Bullying
The Poster Making Competition was conducted for classes 6 to 11 on fight against bully under Bully-to-Buddy Campaign by Fortis Hospital. Mrs. Chitwan supervised it for successful completion. Winners were awarded with Certificates. It proved to be an energetic event with immense creativity levels of children
Workshop on How to excel in Board Examinations
The school organized a session for the students of classes XI, XII on the topic How to excel in Board Examinations by HT Study Mate They were given tips to avoid the common mistakes by giving examples from various subjects. They were guided how to balance the Boards with the entrance examination which the students found very useful. The session ended with a positive note that meticulous and intelligent planning is the key for staying ahead in this highly competitive world.
WORKSHOP ON SOLAR URJA LAMP
Mount Abu Public school oraganised a workshop on solar lamps in collaboratrion with IIT Bombay on 2nd October. The event began with welcoming of the guest trainers. They introduced themselves to the students. The trainers then introduced students to the concept of solar energy and its usefulness. An interactive theory session was conducted where the students interacted with the mentors and clarified their doubts. The session proceeded with a detailed explanation of the various components involved in the solar lamp kit. Thereafter the students moved to their workstations and started assembling the solar lamps under the step by step guided instructions from the mentors. The mentors made sure that every student is successfully able to assemble the solar lamp. The hands on part was very interesting and engaging for the students which was reflected in their active participation. The event certainly proved to be a successful one and all the students were filled with a sense of achievement and satisfaction on having made a solar lamp of their own. Even the scorching sun could not stop the students from learning as they went out to keep their panels to charge their battery. The event ended with happy faces delighted to see their self made lamps glowing. The school extends a heartful thanks to SoULS and IIT Bombay for taking this initiative of raising sensitization towards solar energy and providing our students a platform to learn and get involved in assembling of their self made solar lamps. We look forward to have more such learning opportunities in future as well
WORKSHOP ON ASTRONOMY
The School organized a session on Astronomy on 20th September 2018 which aimed at sharing the knowledge and experience in the field of astronomy. The young astronomer Mr. Aryan Mishra shared his experiences of life which brought him to such a high profile level. He also talked about the challenges he faced and how he put his best to overcome those hurdles. He wanted to open the eyes of teens to the beautiful and amazing world of cosmos. He emphasized on the famous lines of Thomas Edison that “The greatest weakness lies in giving up..” He motivated the students to go for their passion as their career as that will give contentment. The workshop was highly motivating and instilled interest towards astronomy
How to Achieve Success
On 24th August 2018, Thursday, a workshop on “How to Achieve Success” was conducted by Ms. Anjali Sachdeva from ‘Times of India’ for classes VII and VIII. The workshop started with presentation of an anecdote of a young girl Lluchi Migushi who was very poor but had a great interest in writing poetry. She felt inferior due to the rich people but somehow managed and won first prize in poem writing. She told that students should be happy with the things they have and not to make their parents unhappy. She highlighted the need of making a timetable for managing time and being discipline which will lead to success. She laid stress on sacrificing as a major thing to be a successful person. The resource person had an interaction with students. The workshop ended on an optimistic note where, she asked the students to have faith in themselves and do their best.
Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene
The School organised a workshop for girls students of classes XI and XII on the topic "Menstrual Hygiene" on 21st August 2018. A renowned Gynecologist Dr. Ashima spoke in detail about the do's and don'ts of the personal hygiene to be maintained during this time. It was an interactive session where students enquired about certain myths related to menstruation which were taken satisfactorily by the doctor. The workshop ended with students discussing their personal personal problem with the doctor.
WORKSHOP ON SAFETY MEASURES AWARENESS
“Prevention is better than cure”. A workshop was conducted by TPDDL at Mount Abu Public School, which taught the value of preventing any mishappenings while “Flying Kite” on the upcoming event of Independence Day. The session was conducted by two resource person who addressed the students can remain safe. A presentation on safety measures was shown to the students which taught them basic safety measures like – not to fly kites near electrical wires; Not to keep down galleries, fences, roof tops or terrace borders and not to catch kites. The session was interactive as several questions were put up for the students, they answered them correctly and received many gifts in return. It helped the students to take keen interest. Hence forth, it helped the students to gain an insightful learning.
The school organised Mine craft session for the students of classes 6 & 7 on 11th August '18. It was a wonderful session as the students learnt to design various games on their own. They learnt about different elements, blocks and controls. Students participated whole heartily and enjoyed the session .
Career Counseling Session
A Career Counseling Session on LAW AS A CAREER was organised for students of Class XII Commerce and Humanities stream. Mr. Karan Mishra, Regional Head Delhi NCR from CLAT possible briefed students about the preparation strategies to crack CLAT , placements by National Law University.It was an enlightening session for students which ended with one to one discussion of the students with the guest speaker.
A Career Workshop was organised for Class XII Science Stream for Merchant Navy as a career.Mr.S.P.S Oberoi, Consultant -HR conducted the workshop. Students gathered information regarding Merchant Navy as a rewarding career.The resource person took individual queries of interested students.
WORKSHOP ON BEAT THE PLASTIC
The School conducted a workshop on Beat The Plastic, organized by KSHITTI ORGANIZATION – The Earth And Environment. Dr. Neha Mishra addressed the students about the harmful effects of plastic. She also discussed various alternatives. For example – use of glass bowls instead of plastic bowls, increase the use of earthen pots, more usage of cloth bags. Various activities were also conducted by her team members such as Paper bag designing, students were encouraged to make flower pot and pen stand, they even planted a sapling. It was overall an enriching experience for the students and teachers.
Dance is a conversation between the body and the soul.Keeping this essence alive the western dance workshop was conducted by The Hindustan Times on 7 July,18 for the children of classes ll and lll. The children learnt various western dance forms and grooved their bodies on Hip hop beats. It was indeed a cheerful experience for the little Mapians as they danced not only with their feet but also with hearts.
Workshop on Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine
To sensitize the importance of cleanliness, waste management . sanitation , hygiene and healthy practice among children, MAPS organised a workshop on Sanitary napkin vending machine on 5th July ,2018 in co-ordination with Elan organisation for girls of class 6th to 12th where they were guided about the way to operate the sanitary napkin vending machine,about the mechanism with which it works and the things to be taken care of while operating the machinery .Through this workshop students were guided not only to keep themselves healthy but also make the surroundings clean .
Edvour Space Program
On 3rd July 2018 a workshop by Edvour Space was conducted for a visit to Space Centre for the students of classes VI to VIII. The workshop provided a program guide on an educational and cultural tour to USA for students. It is an opportunity for the young talented and budding students to work together, gain and share knowledge, get a first hand experience in world’s best possible facilities under supervision of eminent scientists.
LECTURE ON WATER CONSERVATION
The School organized a lecture on WATER CONSERVATION for class IX by Sh. Dinesh Kumar Pandey, Advocate, DLSA (North). The resource person generated awareness on the prime issue, water conservation which has become the need of the hour. The young students were sensitized to take initiative and contribute as saviors of the environment. The future stakeholders, the students also assured to work for the cause by taking conservative steps and inspiring others to follow.
LECTURE ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
The School organized a lecture on CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, an issue of prime concern by Mr. Dhirendra Rana, Secretary, DLSA(North) to raise awareness and sensitize the students on the growing existence of child sexual abuse. The resource person briefed students of class X on how trauma effects the cognitive and behavioural pattern of the victim and could result in lack of trust, despair, sense of helplessness and deep feeling of guilt and shame. Visuals were also shown highlighting the ways of helping children tackle such sensitive issues. The Principal of the School, Madam Jyoti Arora thanked the officials from DLSA for counselling the young minds to be extra vigilant to prevent mishappenings.
Workshop on Anti Bullying
The Workshop on Anti Bullying was conducted by Ms. Pragya Vijh for Classes 9th and 10th on 5th April 2018. Initially QUIZ was conducted including students as the participants to gain their knowledge about bullying. The children were informed regarding bullying, its types, characteristics and effects of bullying. Two children shared their experiences and views regarding bullying. Certain questions were also posed by children related to bullying in school. Children proved as a very participative audience and giving their inputs. It ended with a healthy discussion with students
United Nation Young Changemaker Conclave 2018
Students of Mount Abu Public School got a golden opportunity to participate in United Nation Young Changemaker Conclave 2018 on February 24th, 2018 to honour Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Young Changemaker Conclave enlightened the students with accomplishment of Sustainable Goals. They highlighted the fact that change is personal, it starts with you, so start now. You must denounce and raise your voice whenever you see something wrong happening around you. The event focused on women empowerment, values and productivity of human life, which in turn leads to unity and togetherness.
WORKSHOP ON POCSO
The School organized a workshop on the topic “Protection of Children from Sexual offences (POCSO) for the children between the age group 14 to 18 years. The Resource Person from Delhi State Legal Services Authority, Mr. Vipin Singh, Mr. Mohit Yadav, Ms. Dilpreet Kaur, Mr. Mirgendra Singh Baghel and Ms. Aakriti Gupta delivered a very informative lecture on the topic thus guiding the children about the good and bad touch and briefed them as to how they should respond to such incidents. They also talked about the provisions of juvenile justice and policies for the offenders. A movie ‘Komal Movie on POCSO’ was shown to the children highlighting the importance of causing awareness about the incidents of sexual offences happening so frequently and how the children should leave the hesitation and must report the cases to the concerned authorities. The workshop was quite enriching for the children who generally are not able to see the seriousness of the issue.
A SESSION ON FOLDSCOPE
A session on “Foldscope” was organised at Maharaja Agrasen Model School. The resource persons Mr. Ronak Jogeshwar, Expert AIM, Niti Ayog and Mr. Jim Cyberlski, President & CEO , Foldscope displayed the technique of making microscope with paper. The students tried many samples and were amazed to see the results.
Workshop on Safe and Nutritious Food Drive
The workshop on “Safe and Nutritious Food Drive” was conducted in the school by FSSAI on 23rd January 2018. The students of class VI and VII were guided about the need to include healthy and nutritious food in the diet. The resource person also highlighted the effects of Deficiency Essentials Fortification (DEF) and informed the students to check the fortification logo on the packed food to avoid food with micro nutrient deficiency. The session emphasized on having enriching food for enriching lives.
Workshop on The Astronomy World
The workshop on “The Astronomy World” was conducted by Mr. Sarvesh Bhardwaj from SDRO for the class VIII Students on 19th January 2018. The resource person highlighted the fascinating features of the universe and gave an insight into the interesting facts of space.
Workshop on How to Score well in Board Examination
A workshop on the theme “How to score well in Board Exams” was organized in the School for the students of Classes X and XII on 18th January 2018 with an aim to make the students realize the essential worth of time and help them overcome all anxieties related to board examination. The resource person Mr. Lucky Puccharat from Hindustan Times focused on value of prior planning and developing habit of consistent practice for three hours. The session inspired the students to strengthen their belief in themselves and to be positive in their approach towards success.
Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene
Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene was organized by SHARP organization on 27th December 2017. The young girls of Classes VI - VIII were guided about he remedies to reduce the menstrual cramps and the eating habits to be followed during menstruation. They were also informed about the menstrual cycle and the need to maintain hygiene during that time.
TATA ENERGY CONSERVATION
The School organised TATA ENERGY CONSERVATION WORKSHOP on 23.12.17 for the students of Classes VI- VIII. the main motive of the workshop was to sensitize the students about energy conservation as well as conservation of natural resources. The energy club of TATA POWER introduced various ways through which the children can be the volunteers and help society to overcome the paucity of energy. Different competitions were also introduced through a PowerPoint presentation for the students so that they can participate and be the energy champions. Overall , it was a very fruitful workshop for the both students and teachers.
Workshop on First Aid and CPR
workshop on ‘CPR’ was conducted by Mr. Yogesh from Heart Care Foundation ,
India on November 25, 2017. The workshop imparted
knowledge of commonly occurring situations in our day to day life. The main aim
of the workshop was how to maintain hygiene and apply the best sanitation
practice in our daily life. It was explained to the students as to how one
should remain calm and give basic medical aid i.e. CPR to the person in need. The
main focus of the workshop can be summarized in 3 key points:
2. Minimize Health damage
3. Prevent further harm
CAREER ORIENTATION FIESTA
Every student faces a question “What Next” and “Which Course” after class XI and XII. There are many career options available and it is very difficult to choose the right one. Taking all these into account Mount Abu Public School organized a Career Orientation Fiesta on 25th November, 2017 for classes IX to XII. Seven Institutions and Universities participated in the Fair. Students were given the opportunity to view and access a whole range of opportunities open to them for higher education. The speakers presented a plethora of options to the students in all the streams – Science, Commerce & Humanities. A lot of insight was given about the various courses available in various colleges. The students were enabled to clarify their doubts and queries about various career options. The sessions proved beneficial and were appreciated by all.
Workshop on CHILD ABUSE
The School organised a workshop conducted by Mr. Lucky Prichhrat on 22nd November 2017. The objective of the workshop was a very sensitive topic called “Child Abuse ”. He stated that Abuse in exploitation caused by the near ones as they know our weakness so we should learn saying the magical word “NO”. We should not accept any kind of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and we should always ask for help. He related with the students by sharing his real life experience, solved the problems of students and shared an inspiring video of a girl named Khushi. It was an immense pleasure to have him in our school
Globe Protocol Training
To Provide opportunity to the students to participate in Data collection of Scientific process & contribute meaningfully to understand the earth system & global environment, students of the Classes VII, VIII & X attended the workshop on Globe Protocol Training conducted by Dr. Desh Bandhu at DAV Pushpanjali Enclave on 18th November 2017. Students were demonstrated how to measure atmospheric temperature, water, surface temperature, types of clouds using scientific instruments for Globe.
Dance is a conversation between the body and the soul. Keeping this essence alive the western dance workshop was conducted by the resource person by The Hindustan Times on 3 Nov,2017 for the children of Classes ll and lll. The children learnt various western dance forms and grooved their bodies on Hip hop beats. It was indeed a cheerful experience for the little Mapians as they danced not only with their feet but also with hearts.
Workshop on “CHILD ABUSE”
The School organized a Workshop on child abuse for Classes IV & V on 24th October 2017. the session was conducted by Hindustan Times. The Resource Person, Ms. Jaishree- The eminent Psychologist & Director student at excellence Educo. Pvt. Ltd. guided the students about comfortable and uncomfortable touch. A movie on “Dealing with Child Abuse” was played for the students that made them aware about the need to safeguard their bodies and understand the good and bad touch. The students were made aware about the strategies to safeguard themselves from any untoward incident that can harm them. They were also informed about the child helpline number 1098.
WORKSHOP ON OZONE LAYER DEPLETION
With increasing concern of Ozone Layer depletion and its prevention, the School organized a Workshop on ‘Ozone Layer Balance’ on 7th Sep 2017 in collaboration with HT pace. The workshop was an interactive session in which the resource person brought out the importance of Ozone Layer, its elements interesting facts related to ozone layer. The students could actually realize the significance of ozone layer and need for its preservation. The workshop ended with ways to prevent ozone layer depletion.
Memory Training Session
The School organized a workshop on Career Options that Humanities and Commerce students can pursue after Class XII. Mr. Satnam Singh from Singh Study Circle guided the students regarding the different ways through which they can grab the best colleges of Delhi University. He also highlighted the foreign educational system and how we can be a part of it. The session came to an end with an interactive session in which the students got the opportunity to gather knowledge about the variegated career options that are available. The workshop was indeed a motivational and enlightening session for the students
Workshop with Cartoon Network Channel
Cartoon always fascinate children and to bring some fun in their life, school organized a Workshop with Cartoon Network Channel for class III students. The workshop was based on their favourite cartoon shows i.e. Oggy ,cockroaches and Krish Roll No. 21. Students took part in different types of quiz related to the above mentioned shows. Workshop also touched the sensitive issues such as road safety, personal hygiene and healthy eating. Winners were awarded by the channel and they also provided sample gifts to other students as well like sample of toothpaste , Dettol sanitizers , dukes waffy etc. It was an enriching workshop for the students
Workshop on Food and Nutrition
The School conducted a workshop on “Food and Nutrition" for students of Class V. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Gitanjali from Pearson. The interactive workshop focused upon building healthy eating habits among the young children. The workshop guided the students about the balanced diet and the fluids and food that the young students should have to keep them fit and healthy. The resource person focused on eating dry fruits and fruits for keeping us active. The students enjoyed the engaging activities conducted during the workshop and realized the need to reflect upon their eating habits and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Interactive Session with Author Vaijayanti Saant Tonpe
The School hosted an interactive session on 28th April 2017 with Ms. Vaijayanti Savant Tonpe who has authored many Children’s books. The session highlighted the importance of reading and writing for children in order to hone their communications skill. The author also stressed on the role of language which is essential for every sphere of life. The session for classes ended with Ms. Tonpe reading out an excerpt from her latest story, ‘Daddy’s Girl’.
workshop on Educational Opportunities in United States of America
Mr. Ricardo Castro Salazar from Pima Country Community College, Arizona and Ms. Jetza Torres from Rancho Santiago Community College , California
Adolescent Peer Educator
STOP THE CLOCK
Memory Retention session was organised for Classes IX - X by Mr. Mohammad Faisal on 7th October 2016
MindSmart 2016 for Classes IX - X was organised by Ms. Aparna Singh & Ms. Aprajita Dixit of Expressions India on 5th October 2016
Career Counselling Session
Career Counselling Session for Class XII was organised by Mr. Vikram Tomar of O.P. Jindal University on 19th September 2016
Mobile Classroom Van
Workshop on Mobile Classroom Van organised by National Science Centre and Expressions India on 7th September 20-16
Expression - Understanding Emotions
Expression - Understanding Emotions for Class IX at National Science Centre on 19th August 2016
Life Skills & Values
Life Skills & Values at National Science Centre on 19th August 2016
Slam Poetry for Class XI at Springdales School, Pusa Road
Guideline for NTSE and JSTS
Guideline for NTSE and JSTS for Classes IX - X by Narayana Institute, Punjabi Bagh
Life Skills & Values
Life Skills & Values at National Science Centre on 29th July 2016
Tiger Walk for Class VIII organised by WWF India & Wildlife Trust of India on 29th July 2016
Chemistry Popularization for Classes X - XI by Forum of Public Schools & Association of Chemistry Teachers Mahavira Model Sr. Sec. School
Antroid App Design
Self Defense for Girls
Self Defense for Girls for Classes VI - VIII
Classes VI - X