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Global Concern (2012-2013)


As we guide our learners through the world of knowledge, we also endeavour to provide them with opportunities to become global citizens of tomorrow. A rich mosaic of activities/events with an international perspective are organized regularly to enable them to develop an understanding of the people , culture and traditions of the world. The British Council International School Award(ISA) is an accreditation scheme that recognizes the contribution of schools in adding an international dimension to education. The scheme was piloted by British Council India with an aim to recognize the international work in schools including partnerships with schools in the UK. ISA offers a structured approach to international work and involves 3 main stages- formulation of an action plan, implementation of the approved plan and compilation of a dossier of evidence to be assessed by a panel of experts.

The award consists of a certificate and the use of the ISA logo for a period of 3 years. We undertook ISA during the 2007-2008 session and received the award in 2008. The same was undertaken in the session 2010-2011 and we have bagged the award in 2012 again.

Indo German Exchange

INTERNATIONAL GERMAN YOUTH CAMP IN JAPAN

PASCH (Schools - partner of the future) in collaboration with Goethe Institut organized an International German Youth Camp from 26 March to 31 March 2012. Karan Kapoor and Disha Chaddha of class X were among the 90 students from India, china, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan who participated in this camp. The main objective of the camp was to create a positive learning environment for students and enable them to develop cross cultural skills.

VISIT TO GERMANY

Pallavi Gupta of X H was one of the eight students from India to have won a PAD scholarship from Goethe Institute. She had an opportunity to visit Germany for an entire month.

PRINCIPAL'S CONFERENCE - South and South East Asia

Vice Principal, Ms Geeta Gangwani attended the conference in Bangkok, Thailand from 17 January to 20 January 2013. The two day conference focused on 'Shaping the Future with Vocational Education: Opportunities and Challenges'.

PRINCIPAL'S VISIT TO UK

Mr L V Sehgal visited UK to attend a study tour organized by the British Council from 27 January to 2 February 2013. The tour was designed to focus on policy level engagement in the areas of Science and Mathematics education and Information & Communication Technology.

EUROPE meets INDIA (EUMIND) Organisation

The school has initiated collaborative learning projects with schools in Europe on common areas of interest under the EUmIND project. Selected students from our school shall be working in groups to prepare an e-journal on the topic, Art, which will be shared with partner schools in Europe.

BCSA Meet

BBPS Ganga Ram Marg has been nominated as the British Council Ambassador school in recognition for the exemplary work done by the school in adding international dimensions to its curriculum. Ms Geeta Gangwani, Vice Principal, was nominated as British Council School Ambassador (BCSA) in December 2011. She attended the BCSA meet held in Hyderabad on 6th and 7 August 2012. The meet was attended by 65 members from across the country. This meet provided a platform for sharing experiences and challenges confronted by BCSA members and setting new objectives for the next session. BCSAs were familiarized with the new programmes initiated by British Council for schools in India. A felicitation ceremony was also held in recognition of the exemplary efforts made by selected BCSAs. Ms Gangwani was one of the seven BCSAs felicitated from North India Region.

Principal's Visit to London

Principal, Mr L V Sehgal attended a Principal’s Leadership Programme at London from 24 June to 29 June 2012. The programme was organised by Creative Education and Mr Mark Baterip, Project Leader (Asia) was the Resource Person. The Principals were trained on school improvement plan. In all 17 Principals attended the workshop.

Visit to Germany

Sameera Malik, Ayushi Suneja and Akshay Gupta of Class X attended a three week camp organized by PASCH, Goethe Institut in Sankt Peter Ording, Germany from 6 May to 26 May 2012.The students got an opportunity to interact with Mr Bahlsmeier, the Mayor of Sant Peter Ording and Ms Martina Koeppen, member of Social Democratic Party. The students visited places like Hamburg, Flensburg, Tönning, Museums of Germany and the church of Sankt Peter Ording. The students got a chance to be familiar with the culture & lifestyle of the people of Germany.

Interactive Session for French Students

Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg organized an interactive session with Mr Romain Bonnaud for French students of class IX & X on 15 May 2012 in the senior library. Mr. Bonnaud, who has been living in Delhi since November 2010, is a Project Manager with Eurocopter India. The students welcomed the guest with a French song, a small brief on the importance of French in today’s world and Indo-French relations in today’s epoch. The two-hour session revolved around France, French people and their culture. With the help of a presentation, Mr. BONNAUD acquainted the students with France giving information on important historical dates, geography of the place, gastronomy, fashion, presidential elections, social graces, etc. This was followed by an interactive session in which all queries by students were answered by Mr Bonnaud.

Robert Bosch Exchange Programme

The year long project based on ‘Immigration and Emigration’ was initiated in April 2012 when a selected group of students from class IX shared videos introducing themselves, their families and their city with students of Genoveva Gymnasium, Cologne. The German counterparts reciprocated by sending their introductory videos. Both groups, quite enthusiastically look forward to work jointly on the week wise plan for an entire year.

International German Youth Camp in Japan

Under the action plan for ISA, the middle department organised an ‘Enactment of International Folk Tales Competition’ on 18 October 2011 in the school auditorium. From the steaming jungles of Africa to the splendours of Bangladesh, from the greek mythology to the Burmese wisdom, the young actors sauntered the audience through a delightful flight of fantasy with their high voltage performances, scintillating visual effects and colourful props. The magical moments were also captured in vibrant storyboards which were used as a visual stimuli to develop stories in the classrooms.

Folk Tales

Under the action plan for ISA, the middle department organised an ‘Enactment of International Folk Tales Competition’ on 18 October 2011 in the school auditorium. From the steaming jungles of Africa to the splendours of Bangladesh, from the greek mythology to the Burmese wisdom, the young actors sauntered the audience through a delightful flight of fantasy with their high voltage performances, scintillating visual effects and colourful props. The magical moments were also captured in vibrant storyboards which were used as a visual stimuli to develop stories in the classrooms.

World Food Day

The Economics Club of Bal Bharati Public School, GR Campus observed the World Food Day on 19 October 2011 in order to create awareness regarding the problem of global food crisis in context of the theme of World Food Day this year, ‘From Crisis to Stability’. Dr (Mrs) Poonam Sethi, Associate Professor, Hindu College, Delhi University graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The issue of food security was highlighted through two impressive Powerpoint Presentations focusing on the global scenario and the Indian situation, each. This was followed by a dance sequence that concluded with a pledge in which all present, vowed to value food and never to waste it. A collage depicting different aspects of food crisis and hunger worldwide was also put up on the occasion.

Paint a Mask

As part of the ISA action plan, Inter House Paint a Mask Competition was held on 11 November 2011 in the Senior Department. Participants from each house researched and selected a mask used in the country allocated to them. On the appointed day, contestants painted the masks on T-shirts and gave short presentations. The judges for the day, Ms Zina Mangat, a versatile artist associated with NIE and Ms Shilpi Poddar Das, an art faculty member of the school, lauded the students’ efforts and school’s initiative in organizing such competitions with global dimensions.

Scientist's Unravelled

The members of literary club of class V under the aegis of ISA activities prepared decorative folders and sketches of eminent Indian and International Mathematicians and Scientists on 11 November 2011. The folders highlighted important inventions and other important facts of the lives of these legends. The in-depth study and research done by the students was appreciable.

International Potluck Competition

An Inter House International Pot Luck Competition was organised on 30 November 2011 in the Meal Planning room. Eight houses represented eight countries namely Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Japan, Italy, Australia etc and participated in making a quick healthy break-fast meal. The students described the recipes and nutritive value of the meal prepared. The judges were Ms Ragini Khandelwal, Dietician, Nutritionist and Alumnus of the school and Ms Rita Sachdeva, Home Science Specialist, PR Campus. The judges relished the cuisines of both Continental and Asian countries.

International Folk Dance Competition

The Middle Department organised an Inter House International Folk Dance Competition on 22 December 2011. The event was a colourful portrayal of varied folk dances from countries such as Italy, Thailand, Mexico, China, El Salvador, Spain and Brazil. Each dance performance was heralded by a power point presentation prepared on the team’s chosen country. Ms Papiha Desai, Director Indian Revival Group and Ms Renu Sharma, from the Primary Department adjudged the dancers and power points respectively. The Chief Guest, Mr Gopal Krishan Nair, a stalwart of Kathakali dance form was the chief guest. Pranshu Sharma of VII F was adjudged the Best Dancer.

Talk Show Competition

Under the aegis of ISA, the secondary department organized an Inter House Talk Show competition, based on the theme ‘Women of Substance’ on 28 December 2011. Each participating team prepared a Powerpoint presentation and a 10 minutes talk show on a woman personality allotted to them. The show presented an insight into the lives of internationally acclaimed names like Indira Gandhi, J.K. Rowling, Helen Keller, Benazir Bhutto, to name a few.

Global School Partnership Project

Students of BBPS, GR Campus jointly worked with students of CWRT Sart School, our partner school in Wales, UK on the project – ‘Festivals- Celebrating Together’ wherein information on religion, culture and traditions of respective countries was exchanged in the months of October-November, 2011. Indian students mailed information on Diwali and sent Diwali gifts. Students from the partner school reciprocated by sharing information on St David’s Day.

Greening with Goethe

Schools Partner of Future (PASCH) had initiated an environmental project, Greening with Goethe, to be carried out in India and beyond for PASCH students. Our theme for the same was Waste Management. Selected students from class X worked on different aspects of waste management like spreading awareness, conducting surveys, vermi composting, working with different NGOs and with Nokia for E waste management. The two month long project culminated with a workshop in Bangaluru from 3 to 5 December 2011, where our students presented their work and attended workshops conducted by German scientists.

 

Quanta

The 17th Annual International Competition for Science, Mathematics, Mental Ability, and Electronics was organized by City Montessori School, Chowk, Lucknow from 18 November to 22 November 2011. Over 500 students from different countries exhibited their outstanding talents and skills. Our school team was adjudged the first runners up among the 68 teams that participated. Pragya Chawla & Pragya Tiwari secured first position in Science & Astronomy Quiz. Pranay Handa & Akshay Kumar Gupta brought laurels to the school by winning second prize in Aqua Race. Shubham Sinha & Raghav Agarwala also performed excellently in Act a Mathematica.

Australia India Exchange

A felicitation ceremony was organised for the members of Australia – India School Leaders’ Exchange Programme at Australian High Commission on 12 December 2011. Vice Principal, Ms Geeta Gangwani who visited Australia under this programme was felicitated by Mr Peter Varghese, Commissioner of Australia to India. The delegation gave a Powerpoint Presentation focussing on the key learning outcomes of their visit. The recommendations by the group included greater emphasis in Indian Schools on inclusive learning.