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Excursion to Qutub Minar

Excursion to Qutub Minar

The Foundation School organised an excursion to the Qutub Minar for class II on 28th Dec 2016 Three teachers accompanied the children on the excursion. The students were overwhelmed to see such a towering monument and asked innumerable questions about it. Qutub Minar, the highest stone tower in India, stands at a height of 72.5 metres and was envisioned by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak as his tower of victory. Qutub-ud-Din completed the first storey while the rest were completed by his successor, Iltutmish. Besides the minar, a mosque, the tomb of Iltutmish and the Iron Pillar, were the other...

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A video conference with a Kazakh school

A video conference with a Kazakh school

The Foundation School is very conscious of the importance of introducing children to global issues and encouraging them to see the world through another’s eyes. In this light, a video conference was organised with The Nurorda International School in Astana, Khazakistan on 15th December 2016. Being an increasingly interconnected world, our young learners from class 3 and 4 were encouraged to engage in communication with the Khazak students of their own age. The excitement in the room was palpable as the students waited eagerly for Kazakh school to come online. As soon as this happened, the...

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Visit to Sacred Heart Cathedral for Christmas, Pre school

Visit to Sacred Heart Cathedral for Christmas, Pre school

The best learning is one where classroom learning is collated with the real world. On that note, the students of Preschool went on a visit to a cathedral on 21st December ’16 to observe Christmas celebrations. Located in the heart of Delhi, on the busy Gol Dak Khana circle, the Sacred Heart Cathedral stands tall as one of the oldest churches in Delhi. The little visitors were shown around the spacious church in quiet. They were intrigued to see the architecture, the murals and the statue of Infant Jesus of Prague. The large fresco behind the altar of the church depicted the Last Supper, and...

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Experiential learning in Pre School

Experiential learning in Pre School

All the sections of Pre School recently conducted a sock-matching (winter) activity in class, where each child was asked to bring in a pair of ‘colourful’ socks. The socks were then, all placed in a heap for the little ones to sort. Next, the teacher lined up one of each pair of socks, and put the rest in the pile. Students then picked out the matching socks and laid them out in pairs. The task of matching induces concentration and works on visual memory and categorisation. It provides the child an opportunity to think and reason, and helps him find order in...

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Pre-Primary Excursion to Deer Park

Pre-Primary Excursion to Deer Park

“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives” – Thomas Berry The children and teachers of Pre-Primary went on an excursion to the Deer Park on 15th December, 2016. The children were looking forward to the afternoon in the sun, amongst the trees. They ran about in glee and then happily sat together for a picnic bite. It was a delightful sight to see the children share their snacks and cheerfully amuse each other. Next, the children geared up to explore Deer Park with their teachers. The Park...

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