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Inventure Academy wins two categories in the Healt...

Inventure Academy VP, Ramesh Hariharan The Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which has an aggregate enrollment of 1,600 children in its four free-of-charge schools in Bangalore and over the past 12 years has enabled 146 slum children to enter university and placed 52 alumni in well-paid jobs, instituted its annual Health Awards for schools in Bangalore this year. “Over the past 11 years that we have been running our schools, we have learnt that good health is an important prerequisite of children’s achievement in academics, sports and social spheres. Schools need to give it adequate attention,” stated Shukla Bose, founder-CEO of PHF. The Parikrma Address School Health Awards conferred 12 awards to schools at a well-attended awards ceremony on February 7, 2015 at the Le Méridien Hotel in Bangalore. The awards were given to schools who displayed excellence through an active program for counseling and mental health; an innovative health education curriculum; ‘physical activity for healthy living’ program; encouraging good nutrition and personal hygiene practices; substance abuse, tobacco and alcohol use prevention; innovative child safety program; timely health check-ups; health and sanitation community programs, promoting the health of staff; innovating to deliver in-school health services; and fostering a healthy school environment. Almost 70 schools participated in the event and had submitted extensive application portfolios, along with pictorial evidence. Shortlisted schools were called for an interview and questioned by a jury of eminent doctors and educationists. Inventure Academy Vice Principal, Ramesh Hariharan and Psychology teacher / Personal Counselor Venmal Elango, represented the school at the interview. Inventure Academy bagged top honors in the following categories: * Best School for Innovative Child Safety Program * Best school for Counseling & Mental Health Program

Social Responsibility comes naturally to Inventure...

[gallery columns="4" ids="4482,4483,4484,4485,4486,4487,4488,4489,4490,4491,4492,4493,4494,4495,4496,4497,4498,4499"] Inventure’s six core values- Nurturing Teamwork and Individuality, Providing Maximum Exposure, Inculcating a Passion for Excellence, Instilling Integrity, Encouraging Sensitivity and Fostering Dynamism, are merely a collective pie in the sky if not translated into action through acts of social responsibility. On Saturday February 7, 2015, Inventure Academy students, faculty and students literally ‘walked their talk.’ Inspired by the civic group ‘Whitefield Rising’ (which has many Inventure parents as key members), around 75 Inventure Academy students, faculty and staff, gathered at Vathur Circle to stage a peaceful protest / awareness rally to ban heavy vehicles from plying on the Whitefield Sarjapur Road during peak traffic hours (see letter from Whitefield Rising below). Spurred on by Nooraine Fazal, CEO and Managing Trustee of Inventure, several schools on the Whitefield – Sarjapur Road joined in on the protest in an attempt to reduce the oppressive commuting time and horrible traffic conditions that children are currently subjected to. Social Responsibility comes naturally to Inventure students… Not content with merely standing at Varthur Circle in muted silence, the Inventurers took it upon themselves to galvanize the crowd and composed witty slogans and chants to lend relevance and credence to the peaceful protest. It was indeed heartening to witness children ignoring the merciless onslaught of the heat, glaring sunlight, dust, noise, exhaust fumes and grime to make a point. The enthusiasm and resolve of the students was infectious, even as the traffic police overtly began helping the students in their cause by lending the protesters a portable PA system and megaphone and suggesting where the protesters should stand to have maximum visibility to the motorists. The students, faculty, parents and staff of Inventure Academy learned an important fact about themselves last Saturday: they learned that they can make a difference and having the courage of one’s conviction is truly the Inventure way. Carpe diem! “Be the change you want to see in the world” - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Participating Inventure Students include: Aahika, Ahaan, Anika, Arjun, Aryaman, Ashwin, Ashwin, Dhruv, Divyanshi, Diya, Druti, Eesha, Gokul , Mahima, Milan, Neha Nikhileshwar, Nikhita, Parthiv, Paul, Rohit, Roshni, Sahil, Sannah, Sara, Shivjeet, Srusthi, Sudhir, Tanish, Teghveer, Tehmina Tejesh, Teresa, Varun, Varun, Vihaan, Vishwanatha, and Vyshnavi And Inventure Faculty: Nooraine Fazal, Ramesh Hariharan, Varsha Saxena, Anasuya Sirca, Anita Pant, Anappa, C. Stalin, Prabhu, Charmaine Alexander, Dinesh SY, Ekta Bhasin, Jason Basker, Lavanya Vimla, Neetika Khurana, Saiqua Zaki, Shampa Goswami Swapnil Chikte, V. Lakshmi Narayan, Veerabhadrappa Read more about Inventurers making a difference, in the Press: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/Students-want-trucks-off-the-road/articleshow/46160520.cms http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/stuck-in-traffic-jams-give-way/article6870070.ece?ref=tpnews http://www.bangaloremirror.com/bangalore/others/Solution-right-there-but-no-one-cares/articleshow/46159887.cms http://www.iamin.in/en/bangalore-north/news/ban-entry-heavy-vehicles-city-demand-whitefield-residents-52669 http://www.deccanherald.com/content/458399/residents-demand-curbs-heavy-trucks.html    

Our Deepest Condolences

Anne Warrior Dear Members of the Inventure Academy Community, On January 30, 2015, we lost Anne Warrior, a close friend, mentor, guide and source of inspiration to many of us at Inventure Academy. We have all been enriched in various ways through our relationship with Mrs. Warrior and she will be sorely missed. Ms. Warrior was one of Bangalore’s most respected educationists and her sphere of influence and connections in the world of education, extended far beyond the confines of this city. Mrs. Warrior was born in England and studied at the University of London. She was a well-known educator in India and served as a member of the Standing Committee on Examinations for the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. She was Co-Founder and Founding Principal of Mallya Aditi International School. She also served as Principal and educationist in other schools in Bangalore. Anne Warrior was Chairperson of Ujwal Trust and Co-founder of the renowned Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. The Srishti School of Art and Design, currently trains 38 of Inventure Academy’s teachers through the CERTAD PPDE program (http://www.inventureacademy.com/trip-srirangapatna/). Nooraine Fazal, Co-founder and Managing Trustee of Inventure Academy recalls, “She was one of the first people I met in K-12 education, shortly after I returned to India, about eleven years ago. She encouraged and supported me tremendously. Every conversation we had was meaningful.” Please read more about her by visiting the following links: http://epaper.deccanchronicle.com/articledetailpage.aspx?id=2013376 http://gulfnews.com/opinions/offthecuff/remembering-a-great-warrior-1.1450341 http://epaper.deccanchronicle.com/articledetailpage.aspx?id=2020072 Mrs. Warrior’s funeral service was held on Monday, 2 February, at the Hebbal Crematorium. A memorial service has been scheduled for Wednesday, 4 February at 6:00 p.m. at Mallya Aditi School. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” ―Aristotle Inventure Academy

Class Outbound Trip Updates

[caption id="attachment_3943" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Inventure Academy Outbound Trips Grade 11 Inventurers at Naagtiba[/caption] Outbound Trip Updates from INME- 17th October What a wonderful day today in all the camps.... Grade 4- Coorg Today is a non-physical day at the camp. Everyone will be inside the campus and doing different learning initiatives together. The kids will be divided into teams today and they will build their own mini campus out of the natural material available all around. They will also have a fun activity called Natural Outdoor Art where we let their creativity run wild with art supplies present at the camp. It's a cloudy and cool day at the camp perfect for all these activities. Lunch will be provided with fresh fruits for them to relish. Post lunch begins HELTER SKELTER!! The Inme Olympics, The kids will be divided into teams and the teams will compete over a series of activities to win the Helter Skelter. Grade 5- Yercaud Today is a non-physical day for the campers. Everyone at the campus will indulge in activities that will take place inside the camp. Slight showers in the morning have cooled the campus, the kids enjoyed their morning hot milk and tea even more. They are having their learning initiatives now. and are making learning charts. In different creative ways they are putting down their learnings from the camp. Post lunch is the time for HELTER SKELTER. The Inme Olympics, The group will be divided into teams which will compete with each other in different physical and mental games to win the Helter Skelter. Grade 6- Uroli A great participation by kids in the learning initiatives last evening. After an enjoyable dancing session in the evening after soup time, they had a great star gazing session with the campus chief. They observed constellations like Orion and Taurus and were awestruck by the beauty of the night sky. Many of them had never seen so many stars and did not wish to sleep. Morning weather is amazing today the sun is shining bright and the temperature is just right for all the activities. Kaareena's birthday today at the camp, an she is thoroughly enjoying the camp experience. Double O Seven and Fearless Phantoms have left for their WOW activities after a hearty breakfast of aloo parathas and bananas. Everyone is extremely happy and are enjoying the experience. Grade 7- Rishikesh Wonderful weather at the campus today. Group A left for their night out sometime back. They are carrying everything with them that they will need for the night. Tents, food supply, and everything required is being carried by them on this trek. All the group members were very excited to be a part of this night out. Group B is on its way back to the camp and should reach anytime now. They had a lot of fun last night sleeping under the stars. Today morning they cooked their own breakfast, tea and coffee. They were all surprised to see how well they could all cook when they work as a team. Once they return they will have 'river time' where they will cool off in the serene waters of river Ganga. After lunch they will indulge in 'Your Own Time' and learning initiatives. Grade 8- Tons The group woke up to the sounds of birds chirping and the Tons River flowing right next to the camp. They had their first taste of the Power-Up. They were all warmed up for today's activities after the exercise. The group was divided into two teams. Team A has left for rappelling, they are enjoying this activity thoroughly. They will return before lunch. Team B has started preparing and planning for today's night out. They will leave the camp after lunch. They are carrying everything they need during the night out with them. They simply cannot wait to reach their campsite and enjoy the nature while they are at it. Grade 9- Kedarkantha Today the group begins its hike to the Kedarkantha Base Camp. They woke up in the morning and planned the entire leg of this trek. They will be taking all decisions independently, the instructors will be overlooking the entire trek as the children lead from the front. They will gain an altitude of 12,500 ft. Once they reach the base camp they will setup their camp and prepare meals. There are no signs of fatigue among the participants. They woke up early in the morning to plan and start their trek. The weather is cool and clear. The sun is shining brightly over the participants. Grade 11- Naagtiba Today the children begin the longer and more demanding leg of the trek. They are now acclimatised and are ready for the challenge ahead. The group will gain altitude today and is very excited to climb the height. Yesterday evening and today in the morning the group planned for their trek ahead and are doing a wonderful job. The instructors are continuously guiding them. As the do the trek they are encountering the beautiful views of the lower Himalayas. They also prepared a very tasty breakfast in the morning which was enjoyed by all the participants. (Parents make sure you make them cook some food when they reach back home. They are really good at it!) Photo albums & updates are being posted daily on the Inventure Facebook page, visit us here: https://www.facebook.com/InventureAcademy

Class Outbound Trip Updates

[caption id="attachment_3916" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Inventure Academy Grade 4 - Coorg Inventure Academy Grade 4 - Coorg[/caption] Outbound Trip updates: Grade 4 - The children reached the campsite yesterday evening. Their activities have begun today with an air of excitement! Grade 5 - The children reached the campsite, late afternoon. It rained a bit in the afternoon, but the evening saw clear skies paving way for a great time. Grade 6 - The children have reached the camp. Grade 7 - The children have reached Rishikesh. All is well. Grade 8 - The children are at the airport and ready to board their flight. Grade 9 - The children have reached Dehradun and their campsite. Grade 11 - The children have reached Dehradun and have reached the campsite. We are excited for our Inventurers as they embark on yet another journey of self-discovery!

Kashmir Relief Fundraiser a SUCCESS

Today Inventure Academy sent the demand drafts worth Rs 2,24,000/- (Two lakh twenty four thousand) from the fundraiser conducted at Inventure Academy for Kashmir Relief. Inventure Academy believes in encouraging sensitivity in its student community so that they can make a difference in the world they live in. The entire Inventure Academy community – students, parents, faculty and management – have proactively contributed towards this cause. We sincerely hope this enables AMAN Trust to further the great work they are doing in Kashmir. It is heartening to see how the volunteers of AMAN Trust are helping the flood affected people of Kashmir rebuild their lives. We appreciate the dedication and commitment of the people of this organization who are helping those affected in the floods. It’s wonderful to know that the funds received are being utilized for medical camps, community kitchens, quilts, hygiene kits and basic necessities of the people suffering. We wish AMAN Trust all the best in all their future undertakings. http://www.amanpanchayat.org/

Inventure Academy ranked one of India’s top ...

Inventure's journey from a concept to one of India's top 10 schools for the 2nd year in a row, all within a span of nine years, has been a very rewarding and fulfilling one. The key to this has been our ability and desire to approach education with a "beginner’s mind set" and to put our learning community's well-being at the top and centre of all that we do. Please do have a look at the most encouraging results of the C-Fore Survey published in the latest (September 2014) edition of the Education World magazine. Thank you for the proactive role you all have played in endorsing our program at Inventure Academy and for believing in us and supporting us, always. - Nooraine Fazal, Managing Trustee & CEO http://educationworldonline.net/index.php/page-article-choice-more-id-4214

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Duruvan Saravanan achieves Top in Country, 2014- A...

Inventure Academy 7Inventure Academy takes great pride in congratulating Duruvan Saravanan, who has achieved the outstanding results in A Level Biology - Top in Country, June 2014. Duruvan has also topped India at AS Levels. We wish you all the best in your bright future! Congratulations also to Duruvan's dedicated teacher, Ananthalakshmi (Aditi). Well done!

Inventure Academy students featured in Going To Sc...

Inventure Scrappy News 6 Recently two of our Inventure students, Shivjeet, Grade 9 and Driti, Grade 11 were chosen as part of the first round of young journalists to launch Going To School’s “Children’s Scrappy News” series in Karnataka, for a segment called “Meet Hero Entrepreneur”. Going to School is a creative not-for-profit education trust working to reach children in India for 11 years. They create role models for children, stories to inspire children to learn entrepreneurial skills at school, and provide support for under-privileged young people to start businesses that solve local social problems. As an extension to this program, Going to School seeks out student journalists & correspondents, from schools throughout India, to interview entrepreneur heroes & role models for their news series called “Children’s Scrappy News”.  This weekly 7 minute news program airs on YouTube for a global children’s audience. Inventure Scrappy News 4 Our Inventure student correspondents, Shivjeet & Driti learned about social business ideas that solve problems for entire communities, and had the opportunity to spend a whole day with real life young entrepreneurs and learn new skills, as well as take a fast-track training course in journalism. Their work was based in Tumkur, but their news coverage took them on location for 2 days in Gubbi and 2 days in Kunigal.  They and their parent chaperones were taken aback with the professionalism of the shoot, and found the experience quite exciting.  The Go To School team thought they were "an amazing bunch of kids!" Now read about Shivjeet & Driti’s experiences in their own words: My Discovery Of The Real India Life in the cities is so much different from life in the villages. The villagers face so many hardships and many of the things we take for granted, are gifts to them. Over the course of these four days, my eyes have been opened and my attitude towards life has changed. The purpose of the trip was to make documentaries on our rural heroes- Entrepreneurs who have changed life in their villages.  The agenda for the first two days was to go to a small village just on the outskirts of Tumkur. There we met a man who is considered the Water God of the village. Sripal, an engineer, fixes borewells and  brings water to people’s farms, solving their problems during a drought. He doesn’t know English, he doesn’t use computers and yet he is considered a hero by the farmers. The second two days were the real fun days. We got an inside look at the growth of the vegetables we eat for our meals. Bhanuprakash, a man who runs a greenhouse, told us why he creates saplings and about his passion for his job. He says that by giving farmers saplings it reduces the time it takes for them to grow crops from scratch. They are able to get their produce much faster. By the end of this four day period, I learnt how a borewell works, how it is dug and repaired, how to plant seeds and how to manage a greenhouse. More importantly, we got an insight into how hard and strenuous life in the village is. But, that is the villager’s life and that’s how they like it. This is the Real India to me. By Shivjeet Parthasarathy, Grade 9 Inventure Scrappy News 1 My Experience with Scrappy News!! Scrappy News, as the name suggests, was just as scrappy and fun as it could be. It was a wonderful experience for me as I want to pursue journalism. My days with Scrappy News team at Gubbi and Kunigal were filled with cameras, mike, action, fun, retakes, scrappy dances, extra shots, hunger, speaking, crowd and what not. Scrappy News is basically a platform to showcase how a farmer or a person who fixes a borewell can become an entrepreneur, a HERO to his fellow mates and the people in his village or town. It was a program shot in Kannada particularly. We interviewed a man named Sripal who repairs borewells and helped farmers and another man called Banu Prakash, who set up a nursery (green house) to grow plants which needs a certain temperature to promote growth. For example, chillies, egg plant, pumpkins etc. This was an opportunity that helped me understand 3 different kinds of professions: an engineer (Mr.Sripal), a farmer (Mr.Banu Prakash) and a news reporter, that was me (Driti Prasad), Shivjeet and four other students from a school called Parikrma. During the process I learned that there would be small disputes among each other, maybe for roles or stating opinions or for various other things, but what matters is how you work through it to make your video the best - ‘UNITY IN DIVERSITY‘.  It also taught me how it would be to stand there in the hot sun or in the rain, however your setting is, and do your best to finish it in one shot as the more time you take the longer you have to stay out there in the open. For example, in one of the scenes we had to go to a market and interview the vegetable sellers, and as we know markets have many people and too much noise, so we had to finish it as fast as possible so we could leave the place because there were many people standing around us, and the roads were not empty so we had to clear them as they were getting supplies. In the end, I learned to live together, work together, have fun together and give it your BEST!! It was a remarkable experience as there were so many new things to learn and explore. It has made a big difference in my life as it helped me decide my career and helped me understand this field of news reporting thoroughly. Lastly, I would like to thank our Principal, Mallika Ma’am and Nooraine Ma’am for creating  this wonderful opportunity, Lavanya Ma’am for helping me throughout the process, Shivjeet for being my companion from Inventure, my mother for supporting me and coming to the place with me, and lastly the entire crew of SCRAPPY NEWS (director, cameraman, sound check, translators, organizers and the other student reporters). By Driti Prasad, Grade 11

Vir Menon, Grade 11- Pursuing Excellence

[caption id="attachment_3769" align="aligncenter" width="515"]Vir Menon, Grade 11 at Inventure Academy, Vir Menon, Grade 11 at Inventure Academy, wins Laser 4.7 Championship[/caption]

Vir Menon, Grade 11 at Inventure Academy, is a National Sailing Champion! Vir recently set a record by winning all 12 races required to complete the Laser 4.7 Championship in Hyderabad. This is his third consecutive win in this class, also a record.  Vir also sailed in the open category - competing with tough army & navy adults - in the Laser Radial boat & won the Gold in the Under 19 category.  He also won the Gold: Laser 4.7 Overall and Gold: Laser 4.7 Boys.

Vir has won almost every race in the category and is India's most promising talent on the circuit. He began sailing at age 6 and took part in his first championship at age 8.  Inventure Academy supports Vir all the way, working with him in school so he is able to pursue his talent and passion outside of school.

Congratulations Vir!