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BNM students give an impressive performance

Children of the William Joseph International Academy.

Children of the William Joseph International Academy.  

The students of BNM High School who participated in the drama, Shakuntala and Dushyant.

The students of BNM High School who participated in the drama, Shakuntala and Dushyant.  

IT WAS all about dance and drama at the BNM High School at Banashankari. About 50 children accoutred in vibrant colours gave an impressive performance at the staging of the drama Shakuntala and Dushyant.

This proved to be a platform for the tiny-tots to come out of their shells and present themselves in front of an astounded gathering. Their speech had clarity and they turned out to be perfect actors. Their garments were appropriate and suited the roles well.

FOR ABOUT 60 students of the William Joseph International Academy, it was momentous day when they lent their voices to the international band, AO's tracks. AO musicians, Ricky Gannaway and Jay Oliver, who teamed up with Bangalore's own, Sandeep Chowta, were in town working on a CD to be released this year. They are also working on the theme music for the Beijing Olympics 2008.

While Bangalore-based musicians, Richard and Ashley William Joseph, trained the children here, AO, as a group, has been working with the children for sometime now.

The gifted voices of these children have been included in their tracks.

The children will be singing our compositions called, "Om Jaya" and "O'Bayo".

BLOSSOMS 2004, the interschool cultural and literary festival of Acharya Patasala Public School, which saw the participation of about 100 children, was held recently.

The events for the seniors included drama, dumb charades, flash movie creation, jewellery designing, creative writing, poster making and dance.

The other contests the students had to vie in were designing a book cover, radio jockeying, poetry composition, hairstyle, make-up, modelling and recitation.

And for the juniors, craftwork (wealth from waste), pick and speak, poetry recitation, power point presentation, costume designing and bookmark making were the ones in store.

The Chairman of the Legislative Council, Sudharshan, and the Vice-Chairman of Indian Red Cross Society, Nanjundappa, gave away the prizes. National Public School bagged the overall shield.

The highlight of the event was the Veena concert by Veena Varuni.

GOODYEAR ENGLISH School, Hennur, organised a science and environment exhibition on its campus recently. Students from LKG to Standard X came out with interesting exhibits at the two-day exhibition.

There were models including the one showing the process of generating hydel power and another explaining the science of volcanoes.

The solar system model was commendable and the visitors were amazed by the creativity of the children.

The environment-related exhibits displayed by the tiny-tots were lauded.

By Vidyashree Amaresh

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