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Students from France on exchange visit

DPS, Rohini, welcomed a team of 15 students and two teachers as a part of the French Exchange Programme 2013-14 which continued from April 11 till April 23.

The French students and teachers along with their Indian counterparts visited the Qutub Minar, Iskcon Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Akshardham Temple and other places of tourist interest. They also attended sessions on yoga, art, dance and Indian heritage.

The visiting students gave a remarkable Odissi performance guided by DPS, Rohini, teachers.

Another group of French students left everybody awe-struck with their sitar recital.

Ashok Chandra, Chairman DPS Society, Shovana Narayan, Chairperson, Managing Committee, DPS, Rohini, Herbert Traxl, former Austrian Ambassador to India, and Renu Mital, Director, DPS Society, were present on the occasion.

The French teachers thanked the Principal, Rita Sen, for the hospitality and rich cultural experience provided by the school and the partner families.

Learning maths, the fun way

Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, hosted National Conference on “Learning Mathematics; Concerns and Future Directions” on April 25 and 26. The welcome address was delivered by S.K. Bhattacharya, Chairman BBPS Training Centre, who said the aim of the conference was to enlighten and empower the teachers with viable solutions to children’s problems such as ‘maths phobia’. Workshops were conducted for the parents and students to correlate Maths with daily life.

Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University, released a comprehensive manual ‘An Insight into Learning: Through children’s Errors in Mathematics at Elementary stage’ compiled by A. K Rajput and Prof. Dharam Prakash. Leena Pushkarna, TGT, Mathematics, BBPS, Pitampura, presented an innovative mathematical Tambola for reinforcement of basic mathematical skills and joyful learning. She was awarded for the best innovation at the function.

Making the world a greener place

St. Thomas’ School organised a special assembly on April 26 to celebrate Earth Day. The event was organised to spread awareness among the students about the environmental issues that are threatening our own existence. A street play was prepared to depict today’s grim reality about how human greed and insensitivity is gradually destroying the Mother Earth.

A fashion show was also put up by the students of Class IX and X to promote eco-friendly products. The members of I-Dream team applauded the efforts of St. Thomas’ girls for realising their role as good stewards of the planet by reducing carbon footprints and following the 3R’s -- Reuse, Reduce and Recycle in their daily lives. 150 students were awarded for their efforts. The chief guest, Shailendra Awale, a social activist working with the tribes of the Andaman Islands, emphasised the need to make such co-curricular activities a part of their daily lives. The Principal, A. Amos, asked everyone present to their bit to make the world a greener place.


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