Our 6th standard children had a small program to observe The International Day of Sign Languages. Children came prepared with simple sign language symbols and showed the audience what they meant. The school celebrated this day to help the children learn more about this medium of communication. The United Nations says ‘The International Day of Sign Languages is an unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users.’
We held a virtual Independence Day celebration over our digital platform. Children sang patriotic songs, gave speeches and some gave an instrumental performances. As the Tokyo Olympics were going on, children spoke about sportsmen and athletes who brought laurels to our country in previous Olympic Games.
The Dharwad Regional Science Centre located on the campus of Karnatak University organised a drawing competition to celebrate World Ozone Day on 22nd September 2021. Five students attended the competition to participate from our school. More than 20 local schools took part in the competition. Vaibhavi Kotalli, studying in 10th std, won the second place at the event. Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni was the chief guest and he awarded the prizes.
Our 9th standard children were exposed to the world of electronics by using breadboards with various sensors, programming Arduino boards, 3D printing, and basic robotic kits. They rigged up circuits and learnt the fundamentals of programming a chip. It was good fun for the children which kindled the spirit of curiosity in them.
Learning to code teaches children how to think. Computer programming isn’t just about teaching how to type lines of code. It is more about teaching children how to think differently. Children learn not only logical thinking skills but visualization techniques. Along with these two important skills, coding requires that a child develops holistic thinking before conceptualizing a code.
Inauguration of our “Creative Coding Class” .
Mr. Milind Kabbur and Miss. Shreyasi Patil conducted a four day workshop for a selected few children from 9th and 10th std to start the ‘Maathu – Kathe’ Language club at our school. The main aim of the club is to help the children improve not only in the way they communicate but also their critical thinking skills. This club is run by the children themselves based on their interests and initiative.
It is a tradition at our school to celebrate international literacy day. On this day, in association with Pratham Books (https://prathambooks.org/blog/one-day-one-story-returns-for-a-10th-season/) we conduct read alouds and story sessions. Children of various classes were given this years stories “Satya, Watch Out!, ” and Puchku Seeks a Song, to enact or read out. Some teachers also conducted read alouds with the children. This event has been motivating many children to get into a reading habit and enjoy stories simply for the pleasure of it.
It was time to bid farewell to the outgoing batch of 2021. The school held a small event so that all the outgoing children and teachers could get together for one last time. Many children reminisced about the wonderful days spent in the classroom, on the fields, on excursions and above amongst themselves.
Anjali Dixit spoke about how the school gave her an opportunity to participate in many events and instilled the value of participation more than winning prizes. Anushka Mahendrakar, Rohit Guddin, Sumit Sankoji, Veeresh Kavalur, Pannaghashayana Kulkarni and Yash Patil all spoke from their hearts. There was a small musical program to bring a lighter touch to the event. Lingaraj Ayatti and Maitri Joshi sang two beautiful songs. Vaibhavi Hiremath gave a solo Tabla performance. The teachers too gave some advice to the children. The program concluded with the chief guest Shree Manjunath Hugar giving his remarks. He emphasized that each of the outgoing children should make their parents proud and strive to work hard.
The evening concluded with all the children and teachers spending time and taking pics with each other. The school wishes this lot the best as they strive to reach their goals in the future.
For the tiny tots physical activity and fitness is the first step before they start playing sports and games. In order to inculcate the spirit of being fit and enjoying physical activities, the school organized a week long event in which children from 1 st STD to 5th STD were tested for their physical fitness. The teachers had simple events which made the children exhibit their ability to through, jump, skip, dribble with both hands etc. the children had a gala time participating and winning certificates.