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ESNC February Newsletter

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“SPARK REKINDLED“ Time to Catch Up! February Newsletter with Group CEO Special Edition Mr. Prajodh Rajan EuroSchool North Campus

01 Editorial 06 Classroom Buzz Table of Contents 02 Principal’s Desk 07 Student Corner 03 Group CEO’s Visit 08 Student Editorial 04 Achievements 09 Club Activities 05 Special Events 10 Art Gallery

Editorial The school is an incarnation of self-respect, love, affection, sensibility; responsibility and compassion which puts the students into a “State of flow” and makes them genuinely want to learn. We at Euro School North Campus recognize, appreciate, applaud and foster the fine blend of sensibilities in a child changing outlook from drab and demoralized to bright and expectant. This school attains its eminence in the first place through the achievements of children. The Newsletter also espouses the school spirit which is built up within the school through the collective actions, thoughts and aspirations. All these, we believe would spur higher growth and enterprise in children. It gives us immense pleasure to ensure that this Newsletter has successfully accomplished its objective. The reflection of the students’ creativity and achievements is the epitome of the magazine. Students have put forth their ideas and thoughts that are too deep to be expressed and too strong to be suppressed. Dear readers, with this newsletter, we hope to delight you as you flip through the pages which reveal the most happening events at school this month. - The Editorial Team

Principal’s Desk

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go higher than what you think.” - Benjamin Disraeli Our endeavour at Euro School North Campus is to encourage children to realise their latent Portfoliotalents, ascertain areas of their interest, hone individual skills and to thereby develop idiosyncrasies that will make them future leaders. We work with the core belief that wisdom Presentationcan be cultivated gradually amongst all individuals. Progressing with a vision of “Education that inspires success” and a mission to “Deliver the Designedjoy of learning to every Child”, through determined beliefs, Tireless efforts and high commitment, EuroSchool North Campus has traversed ten glorious years. Looking back to this journey of a decade is quite enriching, rewarding and gratifying. It also motivates us to be a better version of ourselves and empower our students to shoulder onus and make wise choices. The journey of education in this pandemic has been arduous yet worthwhile as we ensured that innovative pedagogical techniques made the virtual classrooms interesting and learning never stopped. Now that we have resumed physical schooling, there is a sense of relief as well as the thrill of seeing our campus bustling with the energy and enthusiasm of the students and teachers alike. The visit from our Group CEO, Mr. Prajodh Rajan was a real shot in the arm for the team. As we come to the end of another extraordinary academic year filled with both challenges and achievements in equal measure,we look forward to another year of self-discovery and self- actualization. I would like to end with the words of Albert Einstein: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.” Dr. Vandana Gupta Principal, EuroSchool North Campus

Time to Catch Up!

Candid conversation with GROUP CEO Mr. Prajodh Rajan Watch this video as the students express their views on how it feels to be back in school after a long time. groups/666824904317453/permalink/7074 53030254640/ After Euro School North Campus resumed physical schooling, students are ecstatic to be among their friends and classmates after a long time. In a tete a tete with our Group CEO, Mr. Prajodh Rajan, they expressed their delight on being back to school. Reminiscing school before COVID times, they agreed that learning in a physical setup is definitely a plus. They are also enjoying the physical activities like outdoor sports, yoga as well as fun times like having lunch with their friends.


CED School Excellence Award We are very happy to share that EuroSchool North Campus has been felicitated as The Best School in the category -Academic Excellence Innovation Award by CED Foundation. The event was held under the aegis of Sahodaya School Complex Bangalore. As we wrap up the year with yet another award, we will continue to strive for excellence and more success.

Dr. Anushkaa – The youngest doctorate holder ANUSHKAA IS CONFERRED WITH AN HONORARY DOCTORATE BY NALANDA UNIVERSITY! Anushkaa KS of Grade 7 from EuroSchool North Campus, aged 12 years, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Social Work for upskilling accomplishments in the field of Digital Education from Nalanda University, for teaching free coding to more than 400 kids. She also made a website for children to learn coding with her step-by-step video tutorials and she also has a YouTube channel named ‘The future code’ with the motto of ‘Tech Education for All’. Anushkaa KS has also been given the title of ‘Marvellous Online Instructor’ for her selfless service and efforts in conducting free online coding course through WORLD ARYA VYSYA MAHASABHA. With the aim of 'Fusion of Indian Culture and Technology', students learnt both coding and Indian slokas through this attempt. For the same, Anushkaa (as a Tutor) and her students set a record in 'Wonder Book of Records International'. Its awe inspiring to know that she is just 12 years old. Being able to code and teach coding at such a young age and achieve such great heights is quite a feat.

Karnataka State Level Taekwon-do (ITF) Championship 2021 Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else. - Vince Lombardi Harsh Joshi of Grade III won the SILVER medal Haveesh Alanki of Grade III won the BRONZE in Group Pattern and individual Pattern. Akshaj Subramanian of Grade IV won the BRONZE medal in the Individual Sparring category. Zara Anjum of Grade VII won the GOLD medal Aditya P Raju of Grade VIII won the GOLD medal in Pattern and Sparring. Tamanna S of Grade IX won the Gold medal in Gold Pattern, the SILVER in Individual sparring and the BRONZE in individual pattern. Yashas P Raju of Grade X won the Gold in Pattern and Sparring, the SILVER in Group Sparring and the BRONZE in Group Self Defence

National Taekwondo Championship ‘The right of self-defence never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.’ - James Monroe Sahaana bags a BRONZE at the NATIONAL TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP. We are extremely elated to share that Sahaana Bharadwaj, a student of Grade 9, has won a Bronze Medal at the 24th National Taekwondo (AITA) Championship held in Hyderabad. She has won this medal in the 13-18 years - Blue Belt - 57 kgs weight category. Many congratulations to Sahaana. We wish her greater success in the future.

The Badminton Tournament Prisha Ghatnekar, grade 7 student of EuroSchool North Campus, secures top spot in the under 13 girls category in badminton tournament held at White peacock badminton academy. We are delighted to share that Prisha Ghatnekar of Grade 7 participated in Badminton Tournament held at White Peacock Badminton Academy in Sahakar Nagar on 26th January 2022. She secured First Place in the Under-13 Girls category. She has worked hard in her training sessions held at Karnataka Badminton Association to achieve this title.

Orange Ball Tournament “There may be people more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do” - Derek Jeter Abhay, a fourth-grader, is off to a Flying Start at the Orange Ball tournament! We are extremely delighted to share that Abhay Basanth, a student of Grade 4, participated in the Orange Ball tournament @ Tennis Arena in association with Tennis Temple held at Tennis temple, Rajajinagar on 12th December 2021. Abhay has won all five matches in the group stages. Many congratulations to Abhay. We wish him all the best for the next round.

WhiteHat Jr Award “Everyone should know how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think!” - Steve Jobs Advay Avinash excels in the WhitHat Jr Coding Program. We are extremely elated to share that Advay Avinash, a student of Grade 5, has been awarded by WhiteHat Jr with a plaque of Achievement. This is awarded only to top 1% of the student base who design and build original games, art apps and websites. Many congratulations to Advay! We wish him greater success in the future.

The Global Speakers Pratyush Vishal, an 11th grader has qualified into the Top 20 from a total of 2500 participants who appeared for the FLSP 2021. He makes it to the top 20 in FLSP 2021, India’s most stimulating stem and ENTREPRENEURIAL challenge, is offered 25% scholarship on STEM BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS IN TOP 1% universities across the world. upGrad Abroad’s flagship event – The Future Leaders Scholarship Program was conducted as the maiden edition in October 2021 for high schools across India Lavanya Panwar, grade10 student from EuroSchool North Campus, grabs a huge opportunity to be featured on ZENIKTALKS.COM and is contesting for the Global speaker of the month award. We are elated to share that Lavanya Panwar of Grade 10 from EuroSchool North Campus grabs a huge opportunity to be featured in the prestigious platform and is contesting for the Global Speaker of the Month Award

The Inter School Singing Competition We are extremely delighted to share that EuroSchool North Campus was presented the title of ‘Pitch Perfect’ at Omaggio. The Inter School Carol Singing Competition, Omaggio, is organized by EuroSchool Whitefield every year. The cheer of Christmas was celebrated with vigour and zeal by students of all schools under the aegis of Lighthouse. Carol singing at Christmas time is a wonderful way to spread the festive cheer and sense of togetherness. Students of EuroSchool North Campus Compete for the top spot and win it big at E-CENTUNES 2021-2022. We are extremely elated to share that Adhrita Bijesh and Savannah Sabu made us proud by winning the Third Prize in both the English Solo and English Duet competitions at the e-Centunes 2021-2022. In the musical extravaganza featuring budding talents in Indian and Western vocals, our students competed for the top spots among hundreds in the Grand Finale and won it big.

CENMUN Senior - The Best Delegate Award We are extremely elated to share that the students of EuroSchool North Campus participated in CENMUN SENIOR, the Model United Nations conference held online on the 15th and 16th of January, 2022 for Classes 8-12 by Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar. Our students, Anika Sinha and Geetika Livesh Babu of Grade 8, Avani Bhat, Dhruva N, Sathvik Sagi of Grade 9 and Lavanya Panwar of Grade 10 participated with great enthusiasm and rigorous preparation for the week. Dhruva N and Sathvik Sagi of Grade 9 were also awarded with the ‘Best Delegate’ title and gift vouchers. CENMUN SENIOR accommodated 10 committees which revolved around the theme- Social Egality: The Pressing Priority. It is a reflection of changing times and the necessary reformations due in a post-COVID world with special emphasis on social justice and equality in a dynamic society.

Special Events

Grey Day GREY DAY CELEBRATION BY OUR TINY TOTS OF PRE- PRIMARY GRADES Grey is the colour of dreariness. It symbolizes the lack of spirit and life. However, our enthusiastic little ones turned the dreariness of the colour into cuteness when Grey Day was celebrated at EuroSchool North Campus, Bangalore on Friday, 4th February 2022. Our tiny tots of Pre -Primary were all dressed in “Racoon costumes” They described their attire in a few sentences. The activity for the day was ‘Hippo Craft ’. This activity helped to enhance the presentation and fine motor skills respectively. The children were very enthusiastic to give answers during the activity time and discuss the different shades of grey which they have seen. It was indeed a fabulous day with our little ones.

Pre-Primary Graduation Day “As you cherish the fruits of hard work.. We wish that success keeps following you in everything you do.. Today and always! Congratulations! Happy Graduation!” Pre-Primary Graduation is an exciting milestone for the children as it's their first step towards a future full of hopes and possibilities. It marks a new beginning that adds new dimensions to their school life and the journey they begin towards knowledge and education. ‘Graduation Day’ event was conducted on Saturday, 19th March 2022, at EuroSchool North Campus. Euro Seniors were all dressed in school uniforms with their graduation caps on. The teachers hosted the event, by welcoming Euro Seniors and their parents with a melodious song; another heart-warming performance was the graduation song by Senior students. It was indeed a joyous and memorable day for not only the little ones but also a proud moment for the parents and the mentors as they witnessed their children receiving their Kindergarten Graduation certificates. May God bless these tiny ‘graduates’ as they continue their education in the mainstream of the school.

Christmas Celebration ‘To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.’ - Calvin Coolidge EUROSCHOOL NORTH CAMPUS SPREADS CHRISTMAS CHEER AND POSITIVE VIBES Christmas is not a season, it’s a feeling! Keeping this feeling alive, a skit was presented by the entire team of EuroSchool North Campus right from the admin to the teaching staff that filled the air with festive spirit!. Children made Christmas tree and other craft activity related to Christmas and enjoyed.

National Youth Day Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work - Swami Vivekananda. To commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, maker of Modern India, National Youth Day is celebrated with great joy, enthusiasm every year in India on 12th January. The online program started with the school anthem, followed by Welcome Address by the Discipline Captain Ashwin. Couple of parents shared their thoughts on the day through video messages. A melodious song by ESNC Choir and a significant skit by the teachers and students that gave a vivid picture about the life of Swami Vivekananda completed the celebration.

Vaccination Drive At EuroSchool North Campus, health of our students is of utmost priority. It has been almost two years since the pandemic began and everyone is aware that vaccination is the only resort to be immune to the deadly virus. With an initiative to vaccinate each and every student, a vaccination drive was planned and conducted at our campus on Saturday, 15th January 2022, for the students of the age group 15-18 yrs. The drive was conducted smoothly following all the protocols of the Covid-19. Parents supported actively to make this drive a huge success. We are slowly moving a step closer to coming back to normalcy, and would continue to conduct such drives for our students as and when the vaccinations are available.

Indian Army Day EuroSchool North Campus celebrated 74th Indian Army Day on 15th January, 2022. It was celebrated with pride for the service rendered to the nation by our fearless and selfless warriors. The day is celebrated on January 15 to commemorate the day when Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over General Sir Francis Butcher as the Commander-in-Chief of India on January, 1949. Various events were organized for Junior and Senior groups. The event started with the School Anthem, followed by an inspiring video tribute to Gen. Bipin Singh Rawat who served as the first Chief of Defense Staff of the Indian Armed Forces. Grades 1-5 had a Fancy Dress Competition where all the tiny tots dressed up as a distinguished army personality. Grades 6-11 had Collage/Poster Making on the theme ‘War and its impact’.

Republic Day Celebration PATRIOTIC FERVOUR AND GAITY MARKS THE REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION AT EUROSCHOOL NORTH CAMPUS EuroSchool North Campus celebrated the 73rd Republic Day of our country through a flag unfurling ceremony held on campus and a virtual celebration thereafter. Principal, Dr. Vandana Gupta unfurled the tricolour at the school campus in the presence of the Core Team, CCA Teachers, Admin Staff and Support Staff. Dr. Gupta in her address stressed on the need for benevolence and generosity in these testing times. She emphasized that with EuroSchool’s stress on tradition and technology, we will lay the foundation of a new India which emerges as the knowledge hub on the international stage

ESNC Carnival: Celebrating A Decade Of Excellence As EuroSchool North Campus completed a decade of excellence, a vibrant and fun-filled Carnival was organized on Saturday, 19th March 2022. The Carnival showcased our Gallery of Excellence featuring the school’s achievement over the decade. Fun and frolic pulsated through the arena as children indulged in the activity and game stalls. The musical extravaganza by our faculty and students rocked the arena and the melodies reverberated through the air.

ESNC Carnival: Celebrating A Decade Of Excellence The highlights of the event were our curriculum, announcement of COE and STEM stalls where our astute and talented students took on the mantle of a perspicuous orators to showcase our school’s vision and initiatives. The Eat For Charity stall accentuated EuroSchool’s ideology of share and care where the proceeds were donated to a charity. This well-planned escapade in its entirety was a huge success with the parents, students and teachers having a gala.

Classroom Buzz

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao If we look at the demographics, India is one of the most populated countries. However, the rate of girl education is quite low in the country. It is quite troubling to see the figures in a country where women are given the status of goddesses. The figures have significantly improved to an extent but there’s still a long way to go. Women were not allowed to even step out of their houses in ancient India , but times are changing. Along with changing times, people’s thinking is also changing. They wish to educate their girls and see them succeed in life. However, this is not the case in rural India which makes for more than 60% of the population. We need to identify the factors responsible for such low rates of girl education to find some solutions. With this view a Poster Making Activity on the topic “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” was organised for Grade 10. Children made creative posters, enlightend themselves and took a pledge that they will encourage their family members, neighbours, friends, and relatives to save them and make other people aware of it.

Multiplication There should be no such thing as boring mathematics. –Edsger Dijkstra Math activity was conducted for grade 2 Students as a reinforcement of the Topic “Multiplication”. The teacher demonstrated the steps to do the Multiplication Fact activity in a creative way by drawing flower . children were able to understand and follow the steps perfectly. They started the activity by drawing the center of a flower and wrote any number 1–6 in the middle. Next, draw 10 petals around the center, labeling them 1–10. Last, draw another 10 petals and write the product of the center number and the petal adjacent to the new petal.children were able to understand the concept of multiplication fact, It was very energetic and fruitful.

Skip counting Students of grade 2 were asked to prepare a grid with numbers up to 50. Each student was given a skip counting pattern to be followed. Skip count in 2s,3s,4s,5s,6s,and 10 was taught through the activity by colouring the correct boxes. Students thoroughly enjoyed the activity and learnt the concept of skip counting

ह दंि ी गतिविधि- रंिगों का कार्कय लाप शीर्कय - नन् ें ाथों की छपाई नन् ंे ाथों की छपाई मारे जीिन मंे रंिगों का ब ुि अधिक म त्ि ोिा ै क्र्ोंकक र् रंिग ी ोिे ै जो में ककसी भी िस्िु के ललए उत्तजे जि करिे ै,रंिगों की अपनी एक अलग प्रकृ ति ोिी ै। में अपने दैतनक जीिन मंे रंिगों के म त्त्ि को समझना ब ुि जरुरी ै, अगर म इस िरफ ध्र्ान न ीिं देिे िो मारा जीिन रिंग ीन ो जाएगा। इस गतिविधि में बच्चे रचनात्मक िरीके से रंिगों के नामों को जानने के ललए जागरूकिा प्रकट की ै। तनष्कर्य - इस गतिविधि से बच्चे प्रमखु रिंगों के नामों के साथ - साथ उस रिंग से ोने िाले िस्िु से पररधचि ुए। इसके साथ - साथ उनमंे अन्र् रंिगों के नामों के शब्दकोश मंे िदृ ्धि ुई।

जंिगे आजादी जंिगे कलम हम भारतवासी इस बात पर अधिक बल देते हैं की भारत को आज़ाद कराने में क्ांाततकाररयों का बहुत बड़ा हाथ था परन्तु इस तथ्य को भी नकारा नह ंा जा सकता कक भारत को आजाद करवाने में पत्रकाररता का भी महत्वपरू ्ण योगदान था। इस पत्रकाररता के द्वारा ह जन - जन तक स्वततां ्रता की लहर को पहुँचाया गया। इसकी एक झलक कक्षा आठ के ववद्याधथयण ों ने अपने अभभनय कला के द्वारा प्रस्तुत ककया। जिगं े आजादी जंगि े कलम कु छ जाँबु ाज़ पत्रकार जजन्होंने अपना सम्पूर्ण जीवन के वल पत्रकाररता मंे नह ंा ददया बजकक उनका मानना था की आजाद का एक महत्वपूर्ण हधथयार कलम के रूप मंे भी हो सकता है।

Waste Management Waste is looked upon as a global issue .The three R’s of Waste Management, i.e., Reduce, Reuse and Recycle should be followed at every place. These methods of Waste Management are mostly economic and environment friendly. Students prepared their own creative items using the principles of waste management. They made different items like pen stands, decorative show pieces, plant pots, bags, wall hangings etc using waste materials generated in their house like paper, plastic cardboards, rags, clothes etc. The activity reinforced the understanding and learning of the concepts.

Food with layers Students prepared this delicious activity that uses food with layers to bring about learning. It demonstrates the different layers of soil and encourages discussion on soil’s vital role in sustaining plant and animal life on our planet. The Soil Profile is a vertical section of the soil that depicts all of its distinct layers or horizons. The layers differ in feel (texture) of soil particles, colour , depth and chemical composition. Students made their own creative layers using different food items like whole cookies, chocolate, butterscotch chips,gems, pudding,icecream , crushed Oreos, gummy worms, green colour shredded coconut, dried methi etc . Students also made healthier version using ragi dosa , crushed roti etc. Overall Grade 7 thoroughly enjoyed making and eating their DIY edible soil profile.

Comic strip activity A comic strip or comic book is a story told through a combination of pictures and text. A lot of comic books are printed in installments - a story started in one will continue in the next. They often appear in newspapers and would be an added incentive to buy the next volume. Students of Grade 10 created comic strips or a caricature that would fit into their narrative writing to add suspense, action, or overall story development. They picked a theme or a story or a case study from their Social Science textbooks

Student Corner

Naturally There are things on my mind, But we also don’t realize that it’s not too late, When I sit down under a tree, To calm and pacify nature’s hate. Some selfish, some kind, We can still do our part, As I take in the breeze that’s free. by removing the unnecessary plastic from our Then I realize how blind humans are, shopping cart, As they can’t realize that nature is getting at par, As we think that we can get away, by reducing the amount of chemicals we use, That when we cut a tree, nature is not gonna make us pay. because of which both nature and our skins are But what we don’t realize, Is that there is a high price. under constant abuse, We assume that when we injure a tree with a thud, and hope that one day, people realize that actually, all beautiful things come naturally. Nature is not gonna make us say “Oh, Crud\". -Harshitha Ravi Shankar, Grade 10A

The mental health and the pandemic. The Covid pandemic has damaged vastly different aspects of life. Sectors such as work, healthcare, transport and more. One such aspect that has arguably taken the worst blow is mental health; mental health of children in particular. A sudden stop in socialising has a huge negative impact on teens and pre-teens. A closed of social life has caused many children to be increasingly stand-offish and withdrawn. According to the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, nation-wide lockdowns have induced child depression, acute panic, anxiety, paranoia and post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD for short) in the long run. With the rise of online schooling, there are many cases of children lacking attention and being apathetic to it. All these issues have a much more disastrous effect on children with pre-existing mental conditions. Additionally, suicide attempts among children has also skyrocketed. All of this sounds incredibly depressing, but there are ways to adapt and overcome these endeavours. First of all, parents need to make an effort to make their child a part of social interaction especially when it’s online. Helping them to be a part of class and helping them to interact with classmates will help tremendously to improve social health; supporting digital technology will give them new opportunities for learning and social interconnectedness. Helping them to be more optimistic and encouraging activities such as meditation will greatly improve stress relief. Above all having a proper conversation with a child who is struggling will help the child to develop resilience to such trying times as these. Hopefully, once the pandemic is over, the mental health of children would be better than when it began. -Adit D , Grade 7C

Today’s Moments are tomorrow’s Memories Often we wonder what could be a ‘perfect’ gift to give someone. Maybe, a costly watch or a nice ceramic mug. Even better a one-time 1000 rupee voucher for a restaurant. To all my readers, a question. What would you choose? All these things that you would imagine giving as a gift are materialistic. One on the other day they will perish. Is there really any use to gift someone such things? I don’t think so. As time went by I started to understand things better. I soon realized that there will ultimately be no value for a materialistic ‘gift’ that will perish as time passes on. Can there be anything else to gift or to give someone that will leave behind an impact? Will there be anything that will last? Memories; A simple word to define isn’t it? Something that you remember from the past. How often do we realize that memories don’t ‘perish’; they don’t die with time? They stay, lingering in one corner of our mind, flashing back in front of our eyes. And even though they get old, they will never leave you. If we have to really make someone feel special on an occasion or any other normal day, give them a memory. Give them a good one which will make that person look back at time and say ‘This day was the best gift I got’. Giving them your time is like giving them a portion of your life that will never be back again. That’s why the right way spell love is T-I-M-E. Giving them a good time at the present will become a treasured memory in the future that a person will never forget. A picture maybe worth a thousand words but a memory given is priceless. The next time you are ever stuck deciding what do you want to gift your friend or anyone, just remember that “Things end but memories last forever”. “Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry and the smiles fade, but memories last forever” -Anonymous (quote) - Pahal S.K, Grade 8B

A Day in my Life (Bow Bow Bow Bow) It was a day in my life when I was dreaming about food. As the craving for food increases right after the dream. Um…, I need the food, no!!!!!!!! Oh, just a dream, I was running for food. Hmm... I am hungry. What’s the time? Oh, it’s 6 am. Right time to wake up my dad. Dad! Dad…..wake up,I need food, Ah ! he woke up no wonder as my barks are loud. Come on, come on fast.. I need food. Ah! Breakfast served, ugh… here comes…! Well, let it be. Yay, the food was amazing. Oh, I am feeling sleepy, (snoring). (Waking up) Ah... Oh, it’s 12: 40, yay that means my sister is ready to play!! But how did I miss the breakfast. Oh, let it be. Sis, sis, come let’s play. Sister: Hi, who’s the goodboy? Oh… I love when she pampers me. Sister: It’s lunch time. Oh, she’s bringing the food, ahh!! Pls, Pls, Pls can you give me what you’re having? Ugh she isn’t giving me anything. I feel sleepy again. (snoring). (Waking up) Oh, Oh, it’s already 5, that means it’s time to go out. Oh! sis is taking the leash. Fast, fast let’s go!! While on the way to the park I sniffed something interesting on a bike. I ran to it forgetting that my sister was holding me. She suddenly dropped the leash as I ran, and I was free. I was roaming around the bike sniffing and smelling. As I was smelling my sister was trying to take the leash and drag me, but I couldn’t stop. And my sister got hurt while doing that. When she finally got my leash, she dragged me so hard that I couldn’t go near the bike but then I heard a sound, and it came behind a car. I was looking at that car and my sister was dragging me hardly to Dolly’s lift. Because she had enough of me and didn’t want to go to the park. Dolly is the one who injured my sister many times.. But my sister was frightened about the incident as she reminisced the time when wished to fight with Dolly and unfortunately, Dolly wasn’t outside. Ugh, I wanted to fight with her. When we reached home my sister was crying while briefing the incident to my dad. I was so sad that I made her cry. But after that she went down to play and she was fine. I had my dinner and slept. Then it was dinner time for my parents and my sister. My father is the only one who gives me food but rarely he eats his dinner. Then my father took me out for a walk, then everybody told goodnight and slept. -Vibha Ajeesh, Grade 5C

Student Editorial Corner

When life said no, I said yes It was dark as all eyes saw but she saw a spark or was it just her Long worn hair eyes, the fire flies no one dared but she came up with no say She wanted a change but all she ever received were excuses so, she came with an exchange of fear with strength of love Not just her now they all fought this cleared all fear Life was good, because of her Indeed there was darkness but she brought in the light she brought up all the brightness for which everyone now calls her, I -Hamsa .G .Mahesh, Grade 9D

The Lethal, Loathsome Mosquito What's the worst bug on the planet? Some might vote for the horsefly or perhaps the wasp, but for many people, the worst offender is by far the mosquito. The buzzing, the biting, the itching, the mosquito is one of the most commonly disliked pests in the world. However, this scourge that is the mosquito isn't new. Mosquitoes have been around for over a hundred million years and over that time have coevolved with all sorts of species, including humans. There are thousands of species of mosquitoes around the world, but they all share one insidious quality: they suck blood, and they're really good at it. Here's how they do it: After landing, a mosquito will slather some saliva onto the victim's skin, which works like an antiseptic, numbing the spot so we don't notice their attack. This is also what causes the itchy red bumps. Then, the bug will use its serrated mandibles to pierce through your skin, allowing it to probe around, searching for a blood vessel. When it hits one, the lucky parasite can suck two to three times its weight in blood. Turns we don't really like that too much. In fact, humans hate mosquitoes so much that we spend billions of dollars worldwide to keep them away from us- from mosquito zappers to bug sprays to heavy duty agricultural pesticides. But it's not just that mosquitoes are annoying, they're also deadly. Mosquitoes can transmit many diseases from malaria to yellow fever to dengue. Over a million people worldwide die from mosquito borne diseases, and that's just people. Horses, dogs, cats, they can all get diseases from mosquitoes too. So if these bugs are so dastardly, why don't we just get rid of them? We are humans after all, and we're pretty good at getting rid of species. Well, It's not that simple. Getting rid of the mosquito removes a food source for frogs, fish, birds and other organisms. Without them, plants would lose a pollinator. But some scientists say that mosquitoes aren't really that important. If we got rid of them, they argue, another species would simply take their place and we'd probably have far fewer deaths from malaria. The problem is nobody knows what would happen if we killed off all the mosquitoes. Something better might take their spot, or perhaps something even worse. The question is, are we willing to take that risk? -Avani Bhat, Grade 9D

Dreams of Pursuit -Dhruva N, Grade 9B Is a dream only a shackle of limitation or an intricacy of freedom? Wandering the endless green, I noticed a fairy of dreams draped in satin, of glowing skin, glistening as a pear she pranced across the icy mist, leaving me in a twirl enchanted, I pursued and we took off she ran over the silky snow and over the valley of melting gold she soared along the birds in tryst and skipped upon the floating clouds she ran the endless seas of cream fluttering and dancing along the way she flowed in joy as a river of milk and wore the ornaments of the night sky In a flashing speed a lifetime lapsed she turned to finally look at me for a moment, wishing an eternity drenched in rain, I stood, immersed in her

The union budget 2022 -Lavanya Panwar The title may sound dull, monotonous or exciting; it all depends on how one perceives things as it is a matter of personal opinion. However dull a financial topic can sound, the budget remains a crucial part of our lives, budgeting allows you to create a spending plan for your money. How does one go about doing his daily life tasks without having a plan or a rough sketch in their minds. Drawing a plan, makes us decide clearly and concretely on what we want to achieve. The budget released every year is nothing but a plan on how money is to be allotted through various sectors of the economy. I often relate February with the coming of the budget, and spend some time watching the highlights of the FM’s speech. Nirmala Sitharaman has given four budgets so far and it is enriching to hear her astounding ability to be succinct with the country’s financial matters Key points of budget. PROGATI GETS SPENDING BOOSTER With the economy largely vaccinated and out of the isolation ward, India’s now ready for the road of 75 to 100. Cryptic on crypto? FM proposed 30%tax on gains made from “virtual digital asset” , says call on legal status pending. Underlining that only the central bank (RBI) will come up with a digital currency based on the block chain technology. No deduction of loss allowed except acquisition of the asset.Eye on future, govt pushes e-volution, goes clean and green- syncing the Budget proposals with PM Modi’s promise at the UN climate conference(COP26), govt aggressively pushed on “energy transition and climate action” as one of its leading priorities. Education- To bridge the digital divide, particularly in rural areas due to online school, the government will expand the PM e-vidya TV channel to 200 TV stations to provide supplementary education to classes 1 and 12.Bangalore gets a big role in Centre’s health project. Two premier institutes of Bangalore will play a key role in the rollout of national tele-mental health programme. With the Covid-19 triggering an exponential rise of mental health issues among the vulnerable population, 23 mental health centres of excellence with Bengaluru’s Nimphans as nodal centre and the IIT Blore providing technical support. These are just some of the key objectives, the Union Budget continues to be a vast topic. -Lavanya Panwar, Grade 10 A

Search with me Search with me as I look for the stars Search with me as I float up to Mars Search with me for I seek capability Search with me for I seek versatility I have searched and searched for perfection I have searched and searched with no progression I have searched the eternal seas I have searched with no guarantee Maybe searching starts from the top of your head All the way down to the tips of your toes Past all those crevices and corners Past the shield you hold to protect yourself Maybe searching starts from the beginning -Abigail Anthony, Grade 9D

Academic Club Activities

Quiz Club “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” -Arthur Ashe Quizzes appeal to those who love to test their knowledge and intellect. On 22nd December 2021, Grades 1 and 2 took part in the quiz club. The club aims to generate a passion for quizzes amongst the students along with helping them to gain knowledge as well as share it. The quiz started with a activity where the children had to “form the words”. After that children had a quiz round based on Christmas and Food. The quiz ended with an activity where children had to draw and decorate the snowman with cotton. The students enjoyed the Club with full enthusiasm.

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