Traffic is a matter of grave concern right now with frequent road blocks and accidents occurring due to people not following traffic rules. During school peak hours there is heavy traffic on the roads outside due to non-adherence of rules. When the children of Junior KG were taken to a Traffic Park to explain the real traffic signals and rules, they were very excited. They were given instructions on rules to follow and needless to say not a single child made a mistake or broke a rule. They enjoyed the outing and came back with enhanced awareness about the need to follow traffic rules in earnest. We can take lessons from these young ones in everyday life including their behaviour inside the traffic park.
Akanksha Bhan, student of class XI-E, recently participated in an International Level Grade-3 lawn tennis tournament in Zimbabwe, from August 8-20,2016. In partnership with a girl from Thailand, Akansha achieved the runner-up position in doubles in ITF South Africa 18 & under circuit 2016 tournament held in the Harare Sport Club, Zimbabwe. Akansha will now focus on her next high level tournament, that is, Grade 2, in Egypt from 29th August onwards. She is currently ranked in top 200 in the world Under 18 girls’ category.
The students of Primary Section arranged a special program to express their love for their teachers. They prepared songs and speeches. Class 1 students thanked each teacher by calling them on stage with a quote and given a card and a rose. Students of Class 5 had a special assembly and moved their teachers with beautifully presented speeches and songs. Several students were involved in a card making activity and their creativity is worth praising.
Such a wonderful way of expressing their affection tugged at the hearts of teachers and made their day.
Sanskrit became the ' lingua franca ' for the students of classes 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of Udgam School For Children when they celebrated Sanskrit Divas on 1st September with great gusto and fervor.
The highlight of the day was the Shloka Competition held in two categories between the students of classes 6th , 7th and 8th , 9th. The entire auditorium reverberated with the flawless chanting of shlokas from the scriptures like Vishnusahasranam, Bhagwad Gita, Ganesh Pancharatan to name only a few. The audience was left spellbound by the marvelous rendition of our students. Some students also narrated moralistic stories in Sanskrit much to the delight of the others.
The programme was presided over by Mr. B.K Yagnik an eminent scholar in Sanskrit and English. A Sahitya Acharya in Sanskrit and a post graduate in English Literature, he has 34 years of extensive teaching experience in both the languages. He not only judged the show but also addressed the students in chaste Sanskrit. The programme culminated with the announcement of the winners in both the categories.
Vidhi Hitesh Ruparel of VII H, Krisha Rakesh Shastri of VI F and Ramya Rammohan of VII G were adjudged first, second and third in the first category whereas the top three positions were bagged by Harshal Oza of IXG, Satya Aditya Chittavarjula of IX G and Chaitanya Vinay Patel of VIII F in the second category. The programme culminated amidst great applause and cheering.
Today students of Class 4 had a Gujarati Recitation Competition in the School Auditorium. They recited a variety of poems ranging from traditional to contemporary. The genre was also wide ranging and covered a variety of topics. As usual the judges didn’t have an easy task deciding the winners. The children who were a shade better than the others are-
1. BHAVIK S PEDALANKA – IV F (FIRST POSITION) 2. NITYA N SONI – IV E (SECOND POSITION) 3. MURLEE D SHAH – IV E (SECOND POSITION) 4. MAHEK P SHAH – IV C (THIRD POSITION) 5. ISHANI B KAPADIA – IV G (THIRD POSITION)
The amount of pleasure received when we work for charity is unaccountable. Yuva Members of Class IX of Udgam School for children went to Thaltej Muncipal School for donating notebooks , erasers , pencils and other stationary items . The experience was very gratifying and the reward was the pleasure on the innocent faces. Udgam is always striving to mould its students into good social beings and to be helpful to the society. After all, isn’t that the goal of education?
Languages can be taught and remembered well to younger children when taught through music. The students of Class 3 presented “Bhawai on Swar Mala”. Bhawai is a traditional form of folk dance. Through this activity, the children learnt about the old folk tradition and as well as the “Swar Mala” in Gujarati.
This is a unique way of learning which children enjoy and retain.