DEAR Day– ‘Drop Everything and Read Day’ was celebrated to reinforce the importance of reading to children. At Inspire, it is our constant endeavour to create avid readers as we believe that reading helps children to acquire essential skills like imagination, critical thinking, perception-building and creativity. On the occasion of DEAR Day, students participated in reading and discussion of news-reports. Children chose stories to create book-jackets and made information-reports on their favourite authors. Working in groups, children created their ‘Element of story’ wands and discussed their favourite characters from different stories. It was a day dedicated to learning through the world of compelling books and reads! What an Eventful Day!
Dusshera Celebration: 30 September
The festival of Dusshera was celebrated with zest and enthusiasm at Inspire on 30 September . The celebration started with the auspicious lighting of the lamp which narrators taking charge of the stage, initiating the celebration with a performance by second and third graders who presented ‘Who is Ram!’ through yoga asanas. A soulful musical performance was presented by students of grade 4 singing ‘Ram-bhajan’, immersing everyone in sacred fervour. A dance depicting the nine aspects of ‘Ma Durga’ described the significance of navratras followed by feet-tapping dandiya performance by students of grade 5. An enactment of the story of Ramayana from birth of Lord Rama to ravana-vadh was depicted through dances and skit. Students of grade 1 brought forth the naughty side of ‘bal-hanumana’ and how he is adored by children and adults alike. Invited parents appreciated the performances of students and expressed their gratitude towards the school for making childrenstay rooted and aware of their traditions. It was a blissful day for parents, teachers and children.
31 August, at Inspire students were all set to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha, on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi. A story-telling session was organized by the teachers in their classes related to Lord Ganesha and circle-time discussions were conducted on how Lord Ganesha is associated with auspicious beginnings. Craft activities were conducted by the art department in all classes where children created a huge colourful paper-Ganesha, Ganesha face-masks, 3 D Ganesha, leaf-Ganeshas. Students of prep and grade 5 tried hands on making modak under fireless cooking which was offered as prasad to all.
In attempt to help children understand the magnificence of Hindi as a language, 14 September ‘Hindi Diwas’ was observed at Inspire. Grade 5 presented a special assembly on the splendour of the language and how it occupies a special place in our country and on the world stage at the same time. Children in a vivid manner presented Hindi poetry on stage as ‘Kavita-ras’ and teachers helped them to create ‘shabd-seedi’, ‘dinoke naam’, ‘hindi bhasha keswaroop’,’ hamarerashtriyaprateek’and ‘pustakaavaran’. This not only helped children use their creative minds but also helped them enhance their overall liking towards the subject. Hindi Diwas encourages each child to inculcate respect for the language and helps them understand how languages contribute to civilized societies. Salutations to our mother-tongue!
Independence Day Celebration:
Immersed in patriotic fervour, students at Inspire International Pre-Primary School put forth zestful performances as a part of the Independence Day Celebration on 10 August. Wearing vibrant shades of the tri-colour, the children set the stage ablaze with feet-tapping dances and musical tributes. Students from Grade Nursery and Prep robbed away the hearts of the audience taking charge as little soldiers, dancing to the tunes of ‘Nanah-MunahRahinhoon’, while first and second graders swayed in tandem using tri-coloured balls proclaiming the message of unity aloud. Students from grade 3 paid a tribute to their motherland by singing in tandem to the tunes of ‘We are Indians,’ engaging the audience in the patriotic spirit. Fourth graders presented a glimpse of the training in self-defense with tactics learnt in Taekwondo, a presentation of agility and balance. Students from grade 5 presented a heart-warming enactment depicting the new face of modern India with a mix of classical and contemporary dance performances. With school celebrations as these, we intend to help children blossom through a holistic approach in education, where they stay grounded to their roots and culture, inculcate unity and patriotism and attain a sense of achievement at the same time, learning all the way!
At Inspire, ‘Mango-Licious Mango Day’was celebrated with utmost zeal and zest on 22 July as the school compound glowed in golden shades of yellow. Celebrating the ‘king of fruits’, the day brought forth sheer exuberance and joy on the faces of children as they indulged in a convivial learning environment. A special set-up was made by teachers to educate children about the variety of the fruit, using realia. First and second graders co-created collages and a special mike-activity was conducted for the students in which confident orators put forth facts related to the scrumptious fruit. Children relished yummy mangoes during the fruit-break and sipped refreshing mango drinks served by the school. Fun craft worksheets were done by the children to celebrate the magnificence of the fruit. At Inspire, we endeavour to bring about palpable learning for children each day as this helps children acquire and build upon skills following an integrated approach. Amazing day coz’ it’s raining mangoes!
International day of peace:
At Inspire, it is our constant endeavour to help our children understand the need of a peaceful world. International day of peace was observed on 21 September at school, engaging children in a talk about how the day is propagated by United Nations to promote world
peace. Children made an awareness wall on this important
day in school for all visiting the area. ‘ Pegion’, a symbol of peace was created by the children through craft, to capture the essence of the day. In a time where the world is inflicted with wars, the day helped children to value peace and take responsibility as peace ambassadors to make the world a better place.
World Chocolate Day:
Scrumptious Chocolates light-up anyone’s day and so on 7 July, the school compound bustled with energetic chirpy voices of excited children who were celebrating the World Chocolate Day.’ The day was marked with a plethora of activities under ‘Fireless cooking.’ Students of Grade Nursery and Prep had super fun with baking a chocolate-cake and chocolate apple doughnuts during which children learnt vocabulary around baking and finally tasting mouth-watering treats. Children of grade 1 tried their hands on making Choco-balls which were garnished with colourful sprinklers. No Fire cooking activities helped the children to discover the joy around cooking and helped them identify utensils, ingredients and methods involved in a fun way. The second graders explored the process of manufacturing chocolate and prepared an informative wall-collage for the same.
National Sports Day:
Sports being an integral part of the school curriculum, On the occasion of National Sports Day, students at Inspire International Pre-Primary School dedicated an entire week from August 22- August 28 to the field of ‘Sports.’ It was a week full of fun and learning as children were engaged in a plethora of activities around Sports. Circle-time discussions comprised of talks about national and international sports-personalities who have made a mark in their respective sport and the qualities that helped them do the same. Students, through a special assembly shared their research done about specific sports and presented it on stage in a vivid manner. The week was divided amongst different age groups of children for fun-races comprising of sack-races, balance the ball, lemon-spoon, obstacle course, races on skates, hurdle and relay races. Children also exhibited taekwondo tactics, conveying the idea of intelligent self-defense. Fourth and fifth graders showcased ‘mindful-yoga’ and explored the power of fit mind in a flexible body. Children enjoyed rounds of table-tennis, chess and air-hockey as indoor sports. The overall aim of the sports week was to reinforce the importance of fitness, agility and body-control, simultaneously helping children learn life-skills of self-discipline, team-spirit and resilience along with a sense of achievement. Cheers to Sports!
Teacher’s Day: September 5
September 5, was made memorable by the students as they expressed their love and gratitude for their teachers on the occasion of Teacher’s Day at Inspire. The day started with a special assembly where students and staff paid tribute to the school’s Founder Chairman Sir, Hon’ble Dr. V.K Bhatnagar and to the founder Principal & Director, Mrs. Mamta V. Bhatnagar, under whose vision and mentorship, the school has blossomed to its core. Expressing their gratitude, students and staff paid floral tribute to them and created hand-made cards for them. It was a heart-warming sight to see children present cards and thank-you messages to their dear teachers, thanking them for the innumerable ways in which they guide children. Fun-games were played in classrooms and children enjoyed watching 3D theatre. A day as this helps children to understand the role of teachers as pivotal in the making of human character, starting from a tender age to adulthood. It encourages children to value the student-teacher relationship as the core of the education process.