Van Mahotasava Week:
An entire week from July1-July 7 was dedicated in educating children about the significance of growing and planting trees. As champions of change, children were sensitised about how the green cover of the planet is reducing and it is time to act now. Students from Grade Nursery and Prep tied friendship bands to trees, befriending them. First and second graders were encouraged to hug trees and adopt a plant, nurturing it with each passing day. While children from Grade 3 prepared leaves with paper-folding and wrote little messages as ‘leafy good reads’, the fourth graders tried hands on dry leaf art with messages for the readers. Children from Grade 5 created an awareness wall on ‘Chipko movement’ with slogans and pictures. As India celebrated the Van Mahotsava week, our wonderous children from Inspire pledged to carry the cause forward through thought and action. Awesome Learning!
Honouring the special bond between brothers and sisters, on 12 August, a special assembly was conducted for rakshabandhan by students of grade 3. Fun craft-activities were conducted for the students and a rakhi-making competition was organized for grades 3 to 5 and winners were awarded certificates. The purpose of the activity was to help children value the traditions deep-rooted in our culture and also trigger imagination and creativity of each child. Children were encouraged to use their hand-made rakhis on the festival by the teachers.
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.
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.
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.