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UNESCO teacher workshop on Sustainability and Climate Change

UNESCO teacher workshop on Sustainability and Climate Change

On 17th February 2017, UNESCO along with The Climate Reality Project India, conducted a Principals’ Conclave, “Teaching Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Education” on its premises. The Climate Reality Project was founded by former U.S Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore, in 2006. His mission is to educate the common public about the harmful effects of climate change and to work toward solutions at a grassroots’ level, worldwide. The aim of the workshop was to sensitise heads of educational institutions about the relevance of teaching SDGs and climate change....

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Special Assembly on Holi by PS Magpie & PP Canary

Special Assembly on Holi by PS Magpie & PP Canary

Celebrating Holi was given an eco-friendly and peaceful mélange with herbal colours at The Foundation School, at a special assembly by PS Magpie and PP Canary on 9th March’17. The programme commenced with a lively song “Aayi holi aayi…”from the students. It was followed by two short skits presented by the little ones. The first skit apprised the students of the right way to play Holi by not using toxic chemical and wet colours which are harmful for the skin and overall health and also important for natural coexistence. Our tiny tots talked about the importance of playing dry Holi...

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Extempore Speaking in the School Library

Extempore Speaking in the School Library

Words can do wonderful things. They can urge, they can wheedle, whip or whine .They can forge a fiery army out of a hundred languid men.” Gwendolyn Brooks. During the last week of the academic year before the exams, an ‘Extempore’ activity was held in the library. Classes III, IV and V participated enthusiastically. The activity was conducted to boost the confidence level and hone the public speaking skills of the children. They were expected to express their views on a book they had read and/ or a distinctive topic. The time limit was 2-3 minutes. The topics...

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Excursion to the Mughal Gardens

Excursion to the Mughal Gardens

Every outing from School is an experience which leaves students pondering and implores them to think. The students of class 1 were taken to the Mughal Gardens on 9th March, 2017. The Mughal Gardens on the President’s Estate, are a cluster of gardens designed keeping in mind the culturally-rich country, Persia. Located in the Rashtrapati Bhawan, these are open for the public during the months of February and March when their diverse flora are in full bloom. As the students walked about the spice garden they observed the different varieties of herbs and spices....

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Workshop for teachers on ‘Designing an Engaging Classroom for Learners.

Workshop for teachers on ‘Designing an Engaging Classroom for Learners.

‘The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”’ – Maria Montessori. The faculty members of The Foundation School attended a workshop on learning objectives by Ms. Shweta Talwar on Saturday, 4th March 2017. Ms. Talwar has wide experience as a teacher, a trainer and an English language facilitator for ESL. The workshop aimed at designing lessons with outcome-based objectives that can make teaching more engaging. The teachers sat in groups of 4 for effective interaction. We started with an ice breaker story-based...

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