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.