INCULCATING A PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE: Inventure Academy is ranked among the Top Co-ed Day Schools in India in the EducationWorld - C fore survey 2019, the most extensive schools evaluation survey worldwide. In 2019-20, we are ranked #3 in India (up from #4 2018-19 and up from #9 in 2017-18), and #2 in Karnataka and Bangalore (up from #3 in 2017-18).

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The use of Language

Words inked onto my monthly issue of National Geographic remained just that - words. I learnt from them, looked at pictures and lost myself in a wilder, untamed side of the world. My reality and that of the grassland - or exotic wilds - were both present, but distinctly separate in their existences. We acknowledged each other, and interacted on the plane of paper, but no more. Today, the gap was bridged. The minute whispers that fill the voids between reader and material finally had light shed upon them, with Mr. Prashant Rao lighting that torch. The global editor for The Atlantic moved beyond just the material we see on articles and tabloids, delving deeper into the microcosms of editing, filtering perspectives and absolute fairness in published opinion.
Deliberation, fairness, evaluation and fairness are all interlinked when publishing.
With an immediate introduction to the fundamental aspects of any powerful piece of media, the deeper balance that is needed to walk the tightrope between bias and artificiality was discussed. Concepts of proofreading and editing were elevated to literary fairness and linguistic precision - practices that take weeks to refine and distill into a single article. Multiple perspectives are taken in panel discussions - from legal to cultural concerns - to screen and filter media for potentially aggravating biases. Even the vocabulary is rigorously revised to ensure only the most accurate details are conveyed (and as Mr. Rao was recounting, political labels are especially screened). Judgement is still taken further with the concepts of metered argument. One often sees articles as biased, yet an underlying truth must be made explicit. A fair evaluation may not entail a balanced set of perspectives; some arguments don’t have the required factual nor anecdotal data to validate the claim. Fundamentally, we were walked through how the news and mass media attempts to provide maximum, impartial information so we remain maximally informed and can make our own assertions. But most were left baffled. How come there was no sensationalism? Where were the stereotypical claims of media bias and linear arguments? Why was this such a complete, mediated picture of the world and why didn’t we see journalism like this? Fortunately, our time for questions left us in peace. Mr. Rao (whether intended or not) had closed fantastically on the concepts of sensitivity, lacking demographic bases and the idea of ‘declared interest’ when writing pieces. The talk ended on a strong note of critical evaluation and elimination of author-based bias, leaving us to - ironically - introspect on what media meant to us and what we found in one of today’s most competitive occupations. His time with us, however, was far from over. I had the privilege of listening to a student-run interview with him, combing over a niche set of questions. Here, a whole new world unfolded like a diorama in a shoebox - opening my eyes to a new landscape of writing. Topics were touched on that brought out the necessity of critical thinking, reading other literature, accepting criticism and the deep competition that submerges the vastly unseen icebergs of journalism. Although the concept of journalism being a very experience-based and effort-intense profession was often returned to, much of the interview did highlight the true meaning of active writing and how to use the internet to its greatest degree. I also liked how Mr. Rao described the current gap between the reader and article that forms due to a limited demographic pool - again returning to the warped reality that world news is gradually bridging. And thus my experience with an author, editor, interviewer and proofreader ended. My time was short with a journalist that touched the corners of continents, who felt the whispers of conflict in Iraq up close. However, under no circumstances could it be called unproductive - I would have used a more informative word in my article after this talk either way. - Aditya Kolisetti

Inventure Sports Fest 2020 Cricket Results

Inventure Academy’s cricketers put up a splendid display of determination and grit to win the trophy at the ISF 2020. The road to the finals was paved with much enthusiasm and brilliant team work. Having won the Quarter finals against Oakridge by 10 runs the team went on to defeat Indus by 8 wickets to qualify for the finals. With a nail biting finish Inventure Team A defeated reigning champions DPS East by 6 wickets and carried home the trophy. Esa Akib was declared Player of the Match in the Quarter finals, Sameer Vir- Player of the Match in the Semi finals and Ishaan Nikhil Yathiraj Player of the Match in the finals. Congratulations to the winners! Results in detail – Click Here [gallery columns="3"]

InvHack2020 – Inventure’s first Hackat...

In the words of our school captain Sahil Kuchlous: “InvHack 2020 saw over 40 students from schools all over Bangalore and Ooty participating in the event. It was great to see our work come together in such an amazing way. It was also incredible to see the spirit of collaboration throughout the event - teams were always open to helping each other out. Students from grades 9-12 were creating innovative solutions to various problems throughout the 24-hour span. The winning team from Inventure, 405 Found made an app which identified and provided information on plants and animals in nature just by taking a picture. This idea was very novel, and more importantly, had a lot of potential impact on education for low-income students. And this was just one of the amazing ideas that the teams came up with. The other winners were 2nd place: aMAISing kids from Mallya Aditi, where the 3rd place was a tie between Etwas from Oakridge High School and Commucodaz from Greenwood High. We, the organizing team, also learnt a lot from this experience. We helped students throughout the night with their problems and guided and mentored them in different aspects. We also learned how to organize events on this scale, and how to handle the various aspects that go into such events, such as logistics and publicity. Our biggest takeaway from this event was the power that the youth have in today's day and age. We are a generation that is willing to put our skills to use, tackling the most urgent issues the world has to offer. To us, InvHack 2020 was clear evidence of that. We hope that the teams who came to the event take their ideas forward, and plan to continue organizing events like these in the future.”

Aditya Kolisetti Grade 12 penned a warm, sensitive...

As defined, Teaching is the process of tending to people’s needs, choosing to intervene so that they learn new things, so that one is driven to yearn for success, and go beyond the given. And like the oaks of a forest, they stand straight against the breeze to help these fragile saplings bloom into the canopy. But these seedlings too are mighty, and will soon also toil for the next generation of those beneath the soil. And as we grow into the ground, as our leaves greet shades of green we may also provide support for another to try and lean upon the sturdy frame that we have built to hold strong upon loose sand and silt. Regardless of person, purpose or plight, each one can extend their arms to add verdant might to the umbrella of emerald that forms a safe space for new growth out of the ignorant wastes. So if each one of us can help, then we all may be teachers of our own, part of these tall great trees that hold the shade of shelter for all those beneath and truly attend to all we see.

Inventure hosts Southern Regional finals F1 in Sch...

On Sunday 3 March 2019 Inventure Academy Campus witnessed over 200 students coming in to participate in the Southern Regional Finals F1 in Schools™ Challenge. We were the venue partners of the World’s Largest STEM Based Technology Challenge where school students aged between 9-19 years design miniature F1 in Schools™ cars using CAD/CAM tools followed by manufacturing their designs on a CNC machine. Out of 45 teams that registered, the top 10 teams qualified for the Nationals. Six of the top 10 teams are Inventure Academy teams. We also bagged the following awards: Team Sponsorship & Marketing Award- Crimson Trail Blazers Best Scrutineering - Firebolts Chair of Judge- Special Mention - Flaming Nightingales Fastest Car - Flaming Nightingales Team Identity Award- Fusion 1 Pit Display - Tornado of Souls Knockout Winners- The Vision 2nd Runners Up - Vision 1st Runner Up - Frictionless The Nationals will take place in Delhi in April '


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Inventure Academy declared ‘Best School’ at K...

On 11 January 2019, Kidovators hosted the biggest Unconference in the field of K-12 Education in India -the Future of Learning Unconference 2019. Over 80 educationists from the world of education came together in Bangalore to discuss, debate and deliberate on the best practices of 21st century education for schools, principals, teachers and, most importantly, students. As part of the Unconference, the Kidovators Olympiads Grand Finale was hosted where top performing students of the Kidovators Creativity & Critical Thinking Olympiads competed for the top honors. Inventure Academy was presented the ‘Best School Award 2018’ along with a cash prize of INR 1 lakh. A total of 348 schools and 32,000+ students participated in the Olympiads, with 104 students making it to the finals. Here is a list of our outstanding performers:  
Names Class Category Rank
Sonali Senthil 8 Creativity 1
Aditya Narayan 6 Critical Thinking 1
Manas Singh Bhati 9 Creativity 1
Aseem Singru 9 Critical Thinking 1
Manas Singh Bhati 8 Critical Thinking 2
Kavin Shanmugan 8 Critical Thinking 2
Aseem Singru 9 Creativity 2
Eshwaran Krishnan 9 Creativity 2
Eshwaran Krishnan 9 Critical Thinking 3
Mudit Verma 8 Creativity 3
Dishita Bajaj 5 Critical Thinking 4
Abhinav Aman Vallur 7 Critical Thinking 4
Arjun Partha 7 Creativity 4
Students who ranked #1 rank were awarded scholarships worth INR 11, 000; those ranked #2 were awarded INR 6,000; and those that ranked #3 were awarded INR 3000.  

Inventure Academy: Graduation Ceremony for Class o...

Inventure Academy: Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2019 & Moving Up Ceremony for Grade 10 The Graduation Ceremony for Inventure’s Class of 2019 was tinged with nostalgia as we celebrated their years at Inventure. The evening also included celebrating our Grade 10 students Moving Up Ceremony into their senior most years at Inventure. Our Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Sumer Singh, alumnus of Doon School and St Stephen’s College. He has headed some of India’s leading schools, including Daly College, Daly College Business School Indore, and Lawrence School Sanawar; and also served as Founder Director of the Asian School. Dr Singh was effusive in his praise of what Inventure has accomplished and is continuing to do in the field of education, and pronounced it the number one school in preparing and equipping its students for the 21st century. Our special guests for the evening included Mr Irfan Razack, Chairman of Inventure and Chairman & Managing Director of the Prestige Group, and Inventure Trustees, Mrs Nafees Fazal and Mr Hassan Fazal. Parent speakers Mr. Vihari Komarigiri, Mr. Deepak Kandwal, Ms. Preet Aaron Benjamin and Inventure Trustee Mrs. Nafees Fazal were engaging and insightful, encouraging our graduates to step into the wider world as confident change makers, while Ananya Parthasarathy and Roshni Ganesh from the graduating class took us down memory lane. We also had lively performances from our school choir and band, and dances by students of Grades 4 & 5. The ceremony closed with a song performed by our graduates and a video encapsulating their years at Inventure. We wish our graduates the very best for college and beyond! [gallery columns="3"][gallery columns="4"]

Inventure Academy wins ‘Best School Award’ at ...

Inventure Academy was presented the 'Best School Award’ at the Kidovators Creativity & Critical Thinking Olympiad 2018-19. We were also awarded a cash prize of INR 1,00,000. Here is how our students fared at the All India Level:  
Names Grade Category Rank
Dishita Bajaj 5 Critical Thinking 4
Aditya Narayan 6 Critical Thinking 1
Abhinav Aman Vallur 7 Critical Thinking 4
Arjun Paartha 7 Creativity 4
Mudit Verma 8 Creativity 3
Kavin Shanmugan 8 Critical Thinking 2
Sonali Senthil 8 Creativity 1
Manas Singh Bhati 9 Creativity 1
Manas Singh Bhati 9 Critical Thinking 2
Assem Singru 9 Creativity 2
Aseem Singru 9 Critical Thinking 1
Eshwaran Krishnan 9 Creativity 2
Eshwaran Krishnan 9 Critical Thinking 3
 

Thrilling achievements at the Annual Athletics Mee...

The atmosphere has been electric at the Sports field today with lots of wins - individual and Houses! Nurturers top the table with 358 points, Venturers, a close second, with 352 points, Inventors with 274 points and Adventurers with 203 points. Congratulations to the winners!   HOUSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Place House Points
1 Nurturers 358
2 Venturers 352
3 Inventors 274
4 Adventurers 203
  INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Division Boys/Girls Name House Points
1 Boys Musa Akhib Syed Inventors 8
1 Girls Niesha Shetty Inventors 16
2 Boys Arnav Dinesh Adventurers 15
2 Girls Mrinaalini Ramya Mohan Nurturers 20
3 Boys Satvik Sridhar Nurturers 11
3 Girls Tara Srinivasan Venturers 18
4 Boys Siddharth Kondur Menon Inventors 13
4 Girls Stuthi Kaveriamma Venturers 19
5 Boys Abhinav Aman Vallur Venturers 16
5 Girls Shenell Maria D'Souza Nurturers 15
6 Boys Nicholas Daniel Whabi Venturers 18
6 Girls Advaita Dubey Nurturers 28
7 Boys Adi Agarwal Venturers 16
7 Girls Armani Vikram Nurturers 26
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Art Exhibition

The field trip was really an eye-opener for me. The curator was really engaging and was really interesting to talk to and hear from. He spoke about how he selected the works for the exhibit and about sales of artwork and valuation. Those topics really interested me, as I was not very well informed in the business aspect of art. The exhibit itself was very interesting. We spent a lot of time on the first floor, where the sculptures and the more abstract art was present. I learned a lot about abstract expressionism and developed even more respect for the style and artists. The third floor, with the more traditional pieces, was jaw-dropping. Although there was more traditional art, the concepts and the art itself seemed abstract to me. For example, this piece by Ashu Gupta which really amazed me – While traditional, the concept itself seems abstract. I realised the importance of a concept. A meaningful concept makes the artwork even more appealing and rich. All in all, the most important thing I learnt in this field trip is that art has to have a subtle, honest meaning. If that's absent, no matter how technically perfect the artist is, the art will never be historical or world changing. That's what separates good art from great art. By Anjali Mallmpooty (10 ICSE)