ISA Activities

British Council ISA Project

Activity – Role Play 

Indian Skit and Srilankan Dance Report 

Month : February 

 

The performing Arts plays a key role for our student’s personal development. To widen the horizon under the umbrella of ISA project of British Council a combination of social, cultural and historical presentation was designed with students of class IV and V. It contained a short Indian Skit based on Panchtantra story to reflect ethnic Indian traditions and culture followed by a mesmerizing dance performance “Avurudu New Year Celebration” which depicted classical dance form “Kandyan Dance” of Srilanka. With a short training for a week the splendid students staged a dance well in colourful Srilankan attire before class IV and V students as audience. Through this activity children learnt a new dance form and built the acceptance of diversity of the world and feeling of oneness and sense of respect towards Srilanka’s culture and traditions. The piece mainly focused on some good arts and dances. The dance moves helped to entertain the audience without uttering any message. For both ritualistic and aesthetic reasons, dance plays an important role in Srilanka’s culture.

 

Video of  Srilankan Dance 

British Council ISA ProjectActivity – Role PlayIndian Skit and Srilankan Dance ReportThe performing Arts plays a key role for our student’s personal development. To widen the horizon under the umbrella of ISA project of British Council a combination of social, cultural and historical presentation was designed with students of class IV and V. It contained a short Indian Skit based on Panchtantra story to reflect ethnic Indian traditions and culture followed by a mesmerizing dance performance “Avurudu New Year Celebration” which depicted classical dance form “Kandyan Dance” of Srilanka. With a short training for a week the splendid students staged a dance well in colourful Srilankan attire before class IV and V students as audience. Through this activity children learnt a new dance form and built the acceptance of diversity of the world and feeling of oneness and sense of respect towards Srilanka’s culture and traditions. The piece mainly focused on some good arts and dances. The dance moves helped to entertain the audience without uttering any message. For both ritualistic and aesthetic reasons, dance plays an important role in Srilanka’s culture.

Posted by Queens' College, Indore on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

 

 

ACTIVITY : SAVE PLANTET SAVE LIFE 

Activities Conducted in the Month of January

 

The ISA Project titled ‘Save Planet Save Life: A Global Issue’ initiated a series of activities with a motive to create awareness about Environment Degradation. A number of activities were planned and allocated among the young learners to take the project ahead.

 

1. Plantation Drive  

 

A Plantation drive was organised to sensitize students for saving trees. The students of grade VIII prepared the soil and then planted one hundred saplings in the school campus. The objective of the activity was to create awareness regarding maintaining balance in nature by planting more and more trees. Students created awareness through placards and taking a pledge to safeguard the saplings in future.

 

2. Students' Orientation 

 

The purpose of the activity was to make the students conscious of the falling state of environment and measures to hold further deterioration.

 

3. Workshop on three R's

 

A Workshop based on three R’s-Reduce, Reuse & Recycle was organized under the aegis of Sigma Chemicals. The speaker Dr.Sameer Joshi, a renowned environmentalist and recipient of Environment award effectively conveyed the need to streamline waste generation and use handy ways to manage waste at grass root level.

 

4. Science Exhibition 

 

The exhibition displayed innovative ideas of recycling the waste, working models to generate power. Class VIII students enumerated their thoughts in form of digital presentation. Students discussed and interviewed the US exchange students on environmental concern to widened their enhance information.

 

5. Talk Show on Waste Management 

 

An eminent environmentalist & recipient of Padama Shri Dr. Janak Palta Mc. Gilligan addressed the students on a globally relevant theme ‘Less is more’. She emphasized on the concept of sustainable development and the need to make judicious use of natural resources. Moderation in our life style today can go a long way in creating a better future ensuring sustainability.

 

6. Survey on Waste Management 

A survey on Waste Management was conducted by the students with the help of questionnaire in their neighbourhood. It helped in assimilation of relevant information to visualize  project  with a wider approach.  

 

7. Best  Out of Waste

 

As a practical approach to waste management the students were encouraged to create useful products using discarded household objects showing an innovative way of creating ‘Best out of Waste’.

 

8. Visit to the Pollution Control Board 

As a part of this project a selected group of students visited the Pollution Control Board office in Indore. The participants interviewed the officials and collected data on scaling the city pollution and in the country. The officials updated the students on the magnitude of this concern and discussed ways to combat the situation.

 

9. Display on Notice Board

 

The comparative study of waste management in different countries was followed by poster and chart making on this topic and then they were displayed to facilitate dissemination of important information on this.

 

10. Skype Session with Pakistan  & Afganistan

 

The students of Grade VIII discussed issues related to environment with the Education Minister of Pakistan and other authorities of the school. They also collected data and drew a comparison on the state of pollution in both the countries.

 

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Visit to dance studio

November 16, 2018

 

Class XI Students went to Tarun Boroke Dance Studio on 16th Nov, 2018.Students were given information regarding various dance styles and forms. They were made to perform easy dance steps.

Visit / Talkshow by eminent dance artist Mr. Ashish Pillai : 

November 20, 2018

 

Mr. Ashish Pillai is a renowned classical dancer of the city. He spoke to the students on 20th Nov, 2018. His talk mainly focused on the origin of dance, different national and international dance forms and folk dance.

Makup artist Mr. Rahul and his assistant were also invited . They showed the basic methods of makeup which is done for various dance forms . They did makeup of the students for dance.

Charts and PPT Presentations

November 30, 2018

 

Preparation of charts/PPT students of class XI showed great enthusiasm and interest in preparing informative charts on the folk dances of five countries namely – Canda , France, Hungary , India and Denmark. They also prepared power point presentations on the folk dances , music , culture , costume etc of these countries . This learning experience was an eye opner for the students into the rich culture of these countries.

 

Folklore presentation in assembly

November 30, 2018

 

On 30th Nov students presented famous folk lores of five countries emphasizing on their culture and tradition.