I was amazed to note how much the children have developed in the last year. They presented the learnings of the election process so well and related it to their personal experiences. They were also comfortable being spontaneous and funny. The debate was also very well done, with the children speaking so coherently on such an advanced subject. Topics such as Demonetization, GST, secular nation all seemed to flow effortlessly from them. Truly remarkable!
I also noted how all the children seemed so comfortable with Radhika ma’am. She was in the background gently encouraging each child and they all seemed to draw their strength from her reassuring presence. The children also related so well to Vernon Sir and listened to him.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a shy child like Abhishek speak so confidently in class. The school has helped him find his voice and self-confidence.
This year, Primary school students have been exploring ‘Patterns’ in their Theme Based Learning classes. The students shared their learning with parents and peers during COL through debates, displays, music, dances, and student-led sessions.
Students of Grades 1 – 3 chose to create portfolios on topics like ‘Patterns’ in the body to sense the world around us’ and ‘Animals in the Desert’.
Grades 4 & 5 focused on ‘Patterns in the Universe and the Solar System’ and ‘Patterns of Plants and Animals’ and debated on Demonetization, GST, and a secular nation.
Some classes used portfolios they had created to take their parents through the learning, while some classes chose skits, dances, and music to showcase their learning; others chose to take their parents through guided instruction. They demonstrated experiments and tested their parents understanding by getting them to apply their learning and complete the lab activity.
The students’ efforts were clearly apparent as parents who attended the event were truly appreciative and delighted by what they saw!