7th July – ‘Talent Hunt’ competition was held for the students where in maximum number of students ( nearly 500+ ) participated and have shown their talents. It was decided with our partner school in U.K. to have the Talent Hunt on the same day and then the works of the students were exchanged. The event was also covered in the NIE paper as it was a roaring success in both the schools. It was a great experience for the students as well as for teachers There were six activities
a) Salad Making Competition
b) Face Painting.
c) Best out of waste
d) Collage work.
e) Craft Competition.
f) Greeting Card Making.
g) Paper quilling
h) Glass painting
Inter Anjuman Poster Competition:
8 students participated in this Competition on 8th July held at Anjuman, CST. The topics were: Say no to Smoking and Global Warming. Results yet to be declared.
6th Dec – Our students participated in the Band Competition organized by the Education Department at the E/F south Ward and we won the First Prize at the Ward level.
10th Dec - Drawing & Collage work competition was organized by NIE ,Times of India at Sobo Central Mall on topics ‘Health & Thank you’. respectively. And one of our student Ansari Uzma Niyaz Ahmed got 2nd consolation prize
Jamiatul Muslemeen Mahim Bombay , Secular Education Society and Women Welfare Trust; rewarded our clerk Mrs. Shamim Bano with Certificate of Appreciation and our student Miss Ambreen Patrawala won the Educational Contest Prize.
Inter-School Brass Band Competition :
Our School band ( Winner of the First Prize at the ward level ) participated in the Inter-School
BrassBand Competition held at Essel world on 24th January and we qualified for the semi-final round.
Inter-School Tiger Fest :
Theme: How green is your life? Through this project the students tried to show how we should adjust our lifestyle to reduce our carbon footprint. The project/model wasdisplayed throughout the fest on the desk provided in each stall. Only reused, recycled and biodegradable material was used for the project. Projects were assessed based on the innovative ideas used to depict the theme, presentation and materials used. Amongst some of the topmost schools of Mumbai we won the third prize for the same.
UK- Students Visit to our School :
A group of about 20 UK students (18-22 years University Students) had visited India this month under the Study India Programme, led by HR College along with the British Council , to experience life and work in India. One of the aspects of this visit was also to gain an overview of the school system in India. Our school had been selected by the British Council for this visit on 30th August from 9:30 to 1 o’clock. The visit mainly involved a quick tour of the school, interaction with Head, teachers as well as the students, apart from observation of a class/an activity taking place as a part of the normal timetable.
The main purpose of this visit was to gain an insight in the education system of India, our school set-up, educational process , life skill education , and education in 21st century. The visit was a great success as both the students as well as teachers received an enriching experience about global perspective in education. They were truly inspired by the good tone of the students, their discipline and mannerisms, the school’s environment, activities and the efforts taken by the teachers towards the 21st Century Education.
Schools Across India Join Hands to save the environment:
Over 300 schools from across India have registered for the new British Council initiative on environment and sustainability. The Grand Banyan project in collaboration with the NGO I Love My Mother Earth (ILMME) Foundation, has invited all schools to take part in one of the biggest paper recycling projects and contribute towards saving the environment and helping a huge number of less advantaged children with notebooks made from recycled paper.
Our school joined this national movement to demonstrate significant impact and…every little helps! This project basically involves two stages:
1. A Million Notebooks Challenge
· One month’s newspaper weighs about 3 kilos
· A school with 1000 children can collect 3000 kilos of newspaper a month
· 3000 kilos of newspaper can result in over 1000 free notebooks for the disadvantaged
Add to that all other forms of waste paper, old magazines, etc….
This year we have planned to make our school a part of this biggest paper recycling project and contribute towards saving the environment and helping a huge number of less advantaged children with notebooks made from recycled paper. We have to contribute paper waste from 01 Aug - 28 Oct 2011. Our modest estimate is that our school can contribute 2000-3000 kilos of paper waste during this period. Paper waste can include full sheets of paper/ torn or shredded paper/ circulars/ used envelopes/ used or discarded books & notebooks/ cardboard boxes/ paper cups/ old newspapers/ magazines
2. Cleanest Day Drive
As a second initiative under the project, our school would participate in the Cleanest Day Drive on 23 September 2011.
We have to make this cleanliness drive a unique experience by choosing a particularly significant part of our neighbourhood/ community/ city and making it spic and span through the combined efforts of students and other fellow citizens. Our school will have to upload the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos along with brief description of our campaign on the project space provided on the British Council’s website .We have also extended this invitation to our partner school in U.K. They can participate in this activity by either implementing a cleanliness drive on the same day OR by sharing their ‘Before’ and ‘After’ story of a similar activity conducted previously.To read more about Cleanest Day initiative click here.