Global Concern (2013-2014)
British Council Ambassador School Activity
As British Council Ambassador School, BBPSGR continues to mentor other schools in their endeavour to inculcate international dimension in the curriculum. As local facilitator, Vice Principal, Ms Geeta Gangwani conducted a briefing session on 22 February 2014 at Hotel Shangri-La, Connaught Place for 19 schools from Delhi and neighbouring cities. The session focused on international learning, introduction to International School Award, ISA, 2015-18 and action planning for the same.
Principals' visit to Hongkong
Principal, Mr. L V Sehgal along with five principals of different units of BBPS went on a six day trip to Hong Kong and Macau, from 7 to 12 February 2014.
German Indian Classroom Project
Under the German Indian Classroom Programme, the students are working enthusiastically towards the successful completion of the project "Who We are and Who We Want to Be". Working on the project theme the students researched on how their German counterparts spend their free time by interviewing them via Skype. They also exchanged their views on friendship. In order to make participating students aware of their latent personality traits, three standardized personality tests were conducted on them. The partners shared the interesting outcomes of the tests with each other.
The 14 member Indian delegation from BBPSGR is gearing up for its visit to Germany in May 2014. Having submitted their visa applications, they await the arrival of their visas.
Under the aegis of EUmIND project, 20 students from Middle Department interacted with students of Lyceum Oudehoven, Gorinchem, South Holland via a Video Conference session. The VC was held in the Middle Department Computer Lab from 1:00-1:50 p.m. on 4 February 2014 under the theme Arts 4.The students introduced themselves, described the Indian artists that inspired them and shared their experience of listening to Indian and Dutch songs. International Coordinator of the project, Ms Julia Morrien, also asked students to elaborate upon their respective choice of colours used in the art work that had been uploaded on the Eumind portal. The session ended with a 'Sing a song and say goodbye' segment where students of our school sang a song depicting the Indian culture with great joy.
In another VC under EUmIND project, 40 students from class III interacted with students of 3rd Intercultural Primary School of Education- Greece, Pirkkala Primary School- Finland and Borni School- Manipur on 14 February 2014. The theme for the video conference was 'My School' and 'Customs'. During the VC, students from each group introduced themselves and familiarised each other with their school environment, culture and traditional values. Students from Finland sang a Finnish song on friendship and Greek students presented a folk dance. Students of BBPSGR reciprocated by singing 'Hum Honge Kamyaab' and 'Sare Jahan Se Achha' and presenting of folk dance.
Model Inclusive Common Wealth Games
BBPS, GR had the privilege to participate in the Model Inclusive Common Wealth Games – a one day sporting extravaganza organized by British Council, in association with Special Olympics Bharat on October 11, 2013 at Chatrasal Stadium. The sporting event was a curtain raiser to the 20th Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014 and marked the starting of the Queen's Baton Relay with the baton coming to India on the same day. The event as the name suggests, was modeled after the common wealth games. 71 countries participate in the Commonwealth Games and so 71 schools participated in this event.
Schools from all over Delhi and NCR were invited to register and after a rigorous screening 71 schools were shortlisted. Each participating school was allotted a country it represented at the event. The 17 member team from our school competed under the flag of England. Students participated in athletic events, visual collage competition and the opening and closing ceremonies.
The highlight of the event was that athletes with intellectual disabilities belonging to the organization Special Olympics Bharat competed with the main stream participants. The event, thus celebrated sportsman spirit in its true sense.
British Council Ambassador School Activity
As British Council Ambassador School, BBPSGR continues to mentor other schools in their endeavour to inculcate International dimension in the curriculum. As local facilitator, Vice Principal, Ms Geeta Gangwani conducted a briefing session on 23 September 2013 at St. Paul Secondary School, Indore for 18 Sahodya Schools. The session focussed on International Programmes and professional development courses available, for head teachers, teachers and students, on Connecting Classrooms, a British Council Online Programme. Schools were also apprised of the International school award 2014-2017.
EUmIND, Europe Meets India is a platform for networking between schools in India and Europe. EUMIND schools run internet based e-Journal projects and work towards creating a global interaction and understanding of each other's beliefs.
Groups of 20 students each under the guidance of deputed faculty members - Ms Reetu Dawar, Ms Arpita Katyal, Ms Ruchi Sethi, Ms Soma Ganguly, Mr Swapan Karmakar and Ms Ruchika Agarwal- are working on two projects namely Values and Arts. Students involved in the Values project, have worked on topics like Weddings and Marriages, Celebrations and Festivals, Members of the Family and Grandparents. Students involved in the Arts project have started their first assignment which required them to make sketches & drawings after listening to the Indian and Dutch Musical renditions.
ROBERT BOSCH PROJECT
Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg, New Delhi is proud to be associated with the 'German-Indian Classroom Programme' – initiated by Robert Bosch Stiftung and Max Muller Bhavan, New Delhi- for the second consecutive year. The project topic for this year is "Growing up in German and Indian Household". The students started with sending e-mails to their German partners and also shot videos in order to introduce their family to their respective partner. A questionnaire was prepared by the project coordinators which included questions based on Indian family structure. The students were asked to interview different people and record their response to the questions asked. After recording the views of general public on joint and nuclear family structure a research was done by the students on the Indian and German family structure and life and newsletters were prepared regarding the same. Based on the research the students also prepared a collage highlighting the difference between the family life and structure of the two countries. Currently the students are conducting a research on the topic – School Life in Germany and India. The students have started making videos depicting the Indian school life and the student-teacher relationship in India. To showcase the German school life the students are reading various magazines and watching a set of prescribed DVDs to substantiate their research. The students have uploaded their videos, questionnaires, newsletters and collages on the PASCH Net moodle platform- which is a common platform for the Indian and German schools to upload their work and also view the work done by the partner school.
BRITISH COUNCIL AMBASSADOR MEET 2013
Vice Principal, Ms Geeta Gangwani attended the Annual BCSA Meet 2013 held in Chandigarh on 23 & 24 August 2013. The highlights of the programme included an insight into successful British Council projects in the session 2012-13, sharing of BCSA success stories, discussion on CBSE curriculum mapping for ISA and reviewing opportunities & fixing plans for the session 2013-14. In addition the BCSAs were involved in series of innovative activities and role-plays. Ms Gangwani was one of the 10 BCSAs who were felicitated for their outstanding contributions in promoting Connecting Classroom programmes under the aegis of British Council.
World Vegetarian Day
The Pusa Road Campus celebrated the ''World Vegetarian Day'' on 30th September, as part of the ISA (International School Award) activity. A special morning Assembly was organised for the students of Classes I, II and III. The participants shared with the audience ,the origin and significance of celebrating the World Vegetarian Day all over the world on 1st October. They discussed the inhuman act of killing animals for food and urged everyone to take a pledge and follow vegetarian diet in their lives.
British Council Ambassador School Activity
As British Council Ambassador School, BBPSGR continues to mentor other schools in their endeavour to inculcate International dimension in the curriculum. As local facilitator, Vice Principal, Ms Geeta Gangwani conducted a briefing session on 11 July 2013 at Chiranjeev Bharati School, Palam Vihar for 19 schools of Gurgaon. The session focussed on International Programme and professional development courses available, for head teachers, teachers and students, on Connecting Classrooms, a British Council Online Programme.
Visit of Australian Delegates
A three member delegation from Alkira Secondary School, Victoria, Australia visited BBPS, GR on Monday, 8 July 2013.Mr Ian Mckenzie, Foundation principal - Kembrya Secondary School and Alkira Senior Secondary School was accompanied by his wife, Ms Annie Mckenzie and Mr John Shaw, Vice Principal, Alkira Senior Secondary School. The guests were received and welcomed in the school auditorium with a short cultural programme. They were given an insight into the innovative practices and international collaborations of the school through a PowerPoint Presentation by the Vice Principal. They were then taken round the PR campus to see the Montessori system of the school. The prefectorial board of the school had an opportunity to interact with the guests. The visitors also took a tour of the GR campus and witnessed the normal functioning of the school. Mr Mckenzie in his address to the students appreciated the ideologies of BBPSGR and expressed his desire to form a collaboration with the school.
TRIP TO NASA
28 students accompanied by Ms Mamta Malik, Headmistress and Ms Rita Seth, PGT Physical Education went for an eleven day trip to USA-NASA from 7 June to 17 June 2013. The group had a 2 day camp at the Kennedy Space Station, NASA, Orlando. They visited 'Saturn V' centre, the house for the largest rocket ever built by NASA, witnessed a shuttle launch at the International Space Centre and interacted with former Space Shuttle Astrounaut 'John Blaha'. The students also enjoyed Disney World, Universal Studio, tour to Washington DC and New York.
EUMIND: Journey so far
Bal Bharati Public School, participated in the workshop and training sessions organized by EUMIND (Europe meets India), an organization which caters to international interaction between the students of India, Denmark and Finland. Ms Reetu Dawar and Ms Arpita Katyal attended the inaugural session in the month of April 2013. 40 students of the Middle Department were trained to pen down and upload their introductory articles, pictures and videos on the EUMIND website. The students will now be working to publish e-journals on 'Art' and 'Values'.
Students worked on the same during summer break. The project was further segregated into two parts, namely Arts and Values12. Each project has four teams of five each working on it. In July 2013 teams of Values12 project entered into the next leg and will research, write and upload articles on a series of topics provided through August 2013.
Indo German Class-room Project Robert Bosch
The second phase of the year long Robert Bosch Project culminated with a 16 member delegation from BBPS, GR visiting Cologne, Germany in May 2013. The students and teachers were hosted by their counterparts from Genoveva Gymnasium. The fortnight in Cologne was power packed with collaborative project work, attending classes, sightseeing and bonding with host families. The delegation attended school and some of the classes with their partners. They also took Music, Dance and theatre lessons. As part of the project work, they went to the market place near the school and collected people's view on migration. Collective project work was showcased on the final day in school where the local press and media were also invited. Indian students presented a folk dance in colourful attire. German and Indian students presented a Nukkad Natak and a Role play highlighting migration and making people aware about its pros and cons. A documentary 'With or Without' was presented by students depicting India and Germany with and without migration. The visit was an enriching experience for the Indian delegates.
BBC News School Report Project
The British Council in collaboration with BBC has offered our school, a year long project under which students get exciting opportunities to make their own news stories and share them with their partner-school in the UK. The project aims to engage young people with news and international current affairs, hear young people's voices and stories and encourage them to think about the ethics of news-making.
MILESTONE - 1
The young reporters from our school go online with their first reporting assignment – Modern Maladies - a newsletter on community issues, on 23 December, 2011. Reporters from the partner school do the same at their end.
MILESTONE - 2
Student reporters reach the second milestone - Practice News Day with a news report on Child Labour. We go online on 8 February, 2012
Young Reporters at Work...
Video Report-CHILD LABOUR
Alchemy Festival 2013
Recording of Play - Gift of Love (MP3 file)
Word Document (Script of the Play)
Photograph of the students
Please note : The voices in the play are of Grade Two students age group 8-9 years.
BBPS MODEL UN CONFERENCE 2013
Rules of Procedure (ROP)