An innovative concept of ‘Balloon Day’ was used by Vani English Medium High School to impart knowledge about the air and environment to the students.

Kindergarten students decorated their respective classes with colourful ribbons and balloons and recited various rhymes to celebrate the occasion.

At the same time, they were told about the air used to fill balloons, importance and benefits of oxygen and environment through this programme. Kindergarten teachers,

Principal Dhanalakshmi and parents of little toddlers participated in this programme.

Chess tourney

Students of V.P.S. Public School excelled in the recently held South Zone Chess Tournament at Silicon City Academy, Bangalore.

The V.P.S. girls’ chess team secured the seventh place out of the 30 teams. The most coveted first place was secured by B. Keerthi of class six.

Other players that received the accolades were K. Sanjana and V. Jytri of class eight, G.V.N. Sanhita of class seven, and G. Sanjana of class six.

School convener Parvathaneni Prabhas and Principal Col. C.V. Ramanaiah congratulated the students and their coach for the excellent performance.

Investiture ceremony

It was a stupendous opportunity for the students of Madina Public School, CBSE to be elected as leaders. The school celebrated the investiture ceremony recently with great fervour and enthusiasm.

The programme was a big success which was a result of three teachers, Ameeruddin, Shaik Basha and Zeba.

The day started with the march past of the four houses – Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby and Topaz, lead by their captains. The cabinet was then presented with their badges and sashes and the oath was administered.Clean-up programme

A group of 550 students of ETASI Timpany School took part in a rally from YMCA to Kali Temple on Beach Road, promoting clean-up programme.

As part of the International Coastal Beach Cleanup Programme and PEAS (Programme for Environmental Awareness in Schools), the students involved themselves in picking up discards and clearing the mess on the beach.

They carried placards displaying themes ‘plant a tree and get air for free’, ‘think green grow green’, ‘save nature it saves you’, ‘each one plant one’ among many others.

One of the students, Likitha, said that nature’s beauty needs to be preserved by all means.

“It is nice to participate in such an activity as it makes you more responsible when you throw waste next time,” she said.

Placing the plastic covers carefully in a jute bag, another student Nandita said that every individual should feel responsible towards maintaining clean environs and be pollution-free.

While few other students explained that at times, we tend to take advantage of certain things. They said that the programme not only mended their ways but also helped them in being accountable towards conserving nature.