Body positivity refers to the assertion that all people deserve to have a positive body image, regardless of how society and popular culture view ideal shape, size, and appearance. Feelings, thoughts, and behaviours related to body image can have a major impact on one’s mental health. Keeping this thought in mind, life skills sessions on ‘Body Positivity’ were conducted for the students of classes VI-VIII of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II . The aim of the session was to encourage an acceptance of self and others with regard to body size and appearance.
The session began with a video on different body shapes and sizes. The meaning of body image was explained to them. A worksheet was also shown to them with few statements that helped them to understand their attitudes, thoughts and feelings about their body. Students praised their body and they also spoke about the things they were grateful for.
The video and worksheet made the students understand that worrying about body image is a natural part of growing up but no matter what the shape or size of the body is, everyone is unique and beautiful.
MENSTRUAL HYGIENE WORKSHOP
Menstruation is a natural part of the reproductive cycle. However, in most parts of the world, it remains a taboo and is rarely talked about. Cultural practices and taboos around menstruation negatively impact the lives of women and girls, and reinforce gender inequities and exclusion. Moreover, studies have proved a direct link between poor menstrual hygiene and urinary or reproductive tract infections and other illnesses.
Keeping this in mind, K.R. Mangalam World School, GK II organized a virtual workshop on 17th and 18th December, 2020 on Menstrual Hygiene of girls in collaboration with Global Hunt Foundation. Ms Ankita, the resource person, conducted the workshop and the same was attended by over 140 girls of classes IV-VIII. Discussions veered on orienting the health educators and school girls on good menstrual hygienic practices such as use of sanitary napkins; washing and cleaning; proper disposal of sanitary napkins, followed by precautions to be taken during the period and dietary habits, so, as to enable them to lead a healthy reproductive life in future.
It was a well-organized and well conducted workshop. After the workshop, Q/A session was conducted and each and every doubt of the girls on menstrual hygiene was cleared. The girls of classes IV to VIII were very happy and content after attending the workshop and mentioned that they will be more conscious about maintaining hygiene in future.
REPORT: LIFE SKILLS
“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience”- Jon Kabat Zinn
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional and physical processes. It helps us put some space between ourselves and our reactions, breaking down our conditioned responses. Research has shown that helping students learn how to self-regulate their behaviours through mindfulness has a pronounced positive effect in terms of reduced conflict, controlling impulsivity and focus. Keeping this thought in mind, life skills sessions on mindfulness were conducted for the students of classes VI-VIII.
The session began with a mindful check where students narrowed attention to their breath and expanded their awareness. After expanding awareness, the activity was conducted. Students were shown a video and even asked what they understood by being present. A discussion took place and students shared their different perspectives. Then, different breathing techniques were taught to them. The session ended with a mindful check out.
In the next week, the session began with mindful check in. Students were explained the importance of thoughts and how understanding ones thoughts leads to mindfulness of an individual. They were shown a video explaining thoughts and how different types of thoughts have an effect on an individual. The students took part in a discussion on different kinds of thoughts. They enthusiastically participated in the activity.
Fevicryl Workshop – Class XI students with certificates from Pidilite Industries Limited
Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.
The Series of 8 workshops were being organised by Atlantis Research as a part of 17th Asian Regional (ARSSDC) and 4th Indian National Space Settlement Design Competition (INSSDC) which will serve as key building blocks for the final (ISSDC) organized at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. Twelve students of classes X and XI along with two teachers from K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K- II attended the workshops. The sessions were really interesting and informative as they introduced us to the concepts of rocket equation, how escape velocity is calculated, gave the basic idea of artificial gravity and many more things. These workshops filled the heads of the participants with a bag full of information.
Workshop to Develop Memory Skills for Class XI Students
An online workshop for the students of class XI was organized on 9 May, 2020, on ‘How to develop memory skills- and e-motivational session’ by K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K II for the students of class XI. The workshop was taken by Mr. Gagandeep Arora, a well-qualified and experienced speaker with more than 16 years of experience in the field of conducting motivational classes.
He conducted various memory tests for the students who participated with full zeal. Mr. Arora emphasized on the need of visualisation and how it plays an important role in humans. He gave various techniques in order to make memorization simpler for the students. Students enthusiastically participated in the brain games conducted by Mr. Arora. He gave examples from geography and explained how to memorize difficult terminologies by relating it to a story. His technique can be used by the students in order to memorize difficult things in a chronological order.
An important take away of this session was that human beings remember bizarre things and that is why it becomes necessary to relate things to whatever one visualises and web a story. Mr. Arora explained the DEV (dramatic exaggerated visualisation) theory by citing real life examples. Brain Games build three main competencies, which the students can utilise in order to excel in studies and their life.
It was an interesting and enriching workshop with the objective of facilitating the student’s learning abilities.
Webinar Attended by Teacher
In the present times students have become more diverse in their learning situations. The internet has become a space to satiate their interests and energies for learning new things. It has provided them with a platform where they can have rapid interaction and almost instantaneous knowledge building.
Quality online learning programs are high-input operations as they help to prepare the students to meet global challenges of the future with courage and conviction. Keeping up with this thought, K. R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II organised a Webinar on April 14, 2020 for the students of Class XII. The one and half hour session was conducted by Mr. Jitin Chawla, an eminent career counsellor, Centre for Career Development. The session focussed on how the students can
utilise their time at home in the best possible way, to make the teaching-learning process fun and more engaging.
The resource person shared with the students various innovative, interesting and important courses which they could take up in this time of lockdown and learn something new, differently. He apprised the students with innovative career options which they could explore in the country and the world. He emphasized upon the fact that there are many interesting careeroptions which they could opt for, in all the spheres of vocations. Also, he guided them to think out of the box and understand how to choose the right career option as per one’s capacity and attitude.The thought-provoking session was quite interactive and informative. The enthusiastic students put forward a number of queries regarding their areas of interest. The seminar ended on an optimistic note and definitely gave some food for thought to the students.
Online Webinar for students of Class X
Investing in personality development is by far the most befitting investment that could be made by an individual, because this development, will not only make that individual a better person, but will also benefit the society on the whole.
Keeping this in mind, K.R.Mangalam World School, G.K-II, held its first ever Online Webinar on April 25, 2020, presided over by the eminent speaker Mr. Gagandeep Arora, a renowned Personality Transformation Coach and Career Guidance expert, from IIM Ahmedabad with a sound background of 22 years. The session was conducted at two levels, from 11.30am to 1.45 pm.
Mr. Gagandeep spoke about the skills required in the present challenging times to keep oneself abreast with the drastically and ever altering necessity of the hour. Class X is the signature statement of one’s career, the first milestone of the resume. Prudence demands that we are skilled to chase success and meet the testing trials like technological disruption, automation,globalization and nationalism. To embark on theirjourney of triumph, pupils have to be good at the VICTOR Scales, which are visualization, creativity, and excellent oratory skills which, in turn can be achieved through being vigilant, versatile, adaptive, nimble and dynamic. These behavioral personalities can be honed by acquiring technical prowess and the winning edge persona. Being tactful, being able to convince or influence, having new generation ideas, public speaking, discipline and persistence are just the few expertise required to make it big in the world. Here, parents play a pivotal role and modern parenting has two basic mantras- the ‘ u r able’ network and ‘Do-Not-Dare; Deal-With-care’ chant which decrypts as being- understanding, respectful, appreciative parents, continuously boosting the skills of their children byleaving negativity and embracing positivity.
The parents were able to understand that they have to best friend, advisor and facilitator for their kids. They quizzed Mr. Gagandeep with teenage problems of their kids overindulging in games, being disrespectful and disobedient, to which, he advised to not be afraid but give students the comfort of being approachable and friendly.
Mr. Gagandeep concluded the session with his favorite quote, “Your persona is not only your greatest gift for life, its your ONLY gift, so let’s make it better.”
German Workshop Go to Goethe- Festlichkeit
In the wake of Covid -19, when most of us are staying, working and studying from home, Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan organized an enriching online German Workshop Go to Goethe- Festlichkeit im Coronazeit for five German language learners on April 24, 2020 from 3:30 pm to 5 pm.
The session was interesting, informative and familiarized the students with festivals celebrated in Germany. The workshop involved various exercises and activities. It was a great learning experience for the students and they enjoyed it a
Workshop for Class XI Students on ‘University Admissions and Counselling
An online workshop for the students of class XI of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II was organized on 25 April 2020, on ‘University Admissions and Counselling’. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Soumyo Dutta Gupta, a well-qualified and experienced speaker with more than 16 years of experience in the field. Mr. Soumyo Dutta Gupta is the CEO of Jamboree education which is a renowned institution.
As the grade eleven is an important class in a student life, and is the foundation of future options, therefore, it is the opportune time where students can invest in carrying out their research about exams like SAT, IELTS, ACT and also about courses available in DU and other universities abroad. The interactions gave everyone a clear perspective for the long run. All the factors affecting the choice of the students were addressed; the myths and superstitions regarding the choices were removed. He also discussed the benefits of scholarships and how it affects the admission criteria. Mr. Gupta highlighted the various benefits of ACT and SAT.
Mr Gupta also shared information regarding leading universities and various courses available and urged the students not to make decisions based on family expectations and peer pressure. He guided the students to identify their interests and what they are good at and also advised them to plan multiple activities during their vacations to hone their skills. Various extracurricular activities also help the students for their admissions in the universities. Students were given an insight into various universities of Canada, Michigan, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and their benefits. According to the score in ACT and SAT the students will be able to join a particular university.
It was a very informative and interactive session for the students of K.R. Mangalam World School GK-II.
REPORT OF WEBINAR ON ‘CYBER -SECURITY
Internet has become an integral part of today’s generation. It has provided a wide array of learning opportunities but there are risks too. The increasing use of the internet and social media has made cyber-security very important. Growing cyber threats such as data theft, phishing scams and other cyber vulnerabilities demand that students should remain vigilant about protecting data. It is essential for them to understand the varied type of risks and vulnerabilities that exists in the internet world.
Keeping this in mind, a webinar was organised by K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II for the students of classes VI and VII on April 25, 2020. The topic of the webinar was ‘Cyber- Security’. The webinar was conducted by Commander Kaushal K. Chaudhary, CEO, Data Resolve Technologies and Founder of WeSeSo. It was done in collaboration with uskill, a UK based cyber security company. The webinar primarily focussed on the basics of cyber –security. Students learnt how they can handle mobile and social networking sites with safety. The resource person shared information about electronic harassment, e- stalking, cyber bullying and fraud with the help of stories. He also discussed various victim hunting tools in social media. He emphasised that one should keep his/her social media presence to minimum. He actively addressed specific issues and questions that were raised. The webinar was quite informative and interactive.
|K.R.MANGALAM WORLD SCHOOL,G.K-II|
|WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS(2019-20)|
|1||23-Apr-19||CAREER COUNSELLING(STREAM SELECTION)||Ms. NEHA WAHI||X & XI|
|2||30-Apr-19||COUNSELLING SESSION( HUMANITIES,SCIENCE & COMMERCE)||Mr. JITIN CHAWLA||XII|
|3||30-Apr-19||PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT||Mr. GAGANDEEP||VIII & IX|
|4||14-Jul-19||INTERACTIVE SESSION||Mr. GAGANDEEP||XII|
|5||16-Jul-19||CAREER COUNSELLING (DESIGN)||Ms. MEENAKSHI(TRENDZ ACADEMY)||XI (HUMANITIES)|
|6||16-Jul-19||CAREER COUNSELLING (STREAM SELECTION)||Ms. RUBY SAURAHKIA(RAYS CAREER)||X|
|7||18-Jul-19||NTSE WORKSHOP||Mr. DEEPAK SINGH(ntsescholars.com)||X|
|8||23-Jul-29||WASTE MANAGEMENT||CHINTAN GROUP||IX|
|9||24-Jul-19||COUNSELLING SESSION||SCHOOL COUNSELLOR &HEAD GIRL||VIII – XI|
|10||23-Aug-19||SELF DEFENCE||Mr. AJAY||VI – XI (GIRLS)|
|11||01-Oct-19||MENSTRUAL HYGIENE||Ms.MEHAK KAUSHIK(UNI CHARM INDIA)||V-VII & VIII,IX,XI (GIRLS)|
|12||09-Oct-19||SAY NO TO DRUGS||Dr. SAMEER MALHOTRA(MAX HEALTHCARE)||VIII,IX & XI|
|13||11-Oct-19||SELF DEFENCE||Mr. DEEPAK VERMA (IUKMF)||VI-X (GIRLS)|
|14||15-Oct-19||CAREER COUNSELLING (SAT,TOEFL)||Mr. RAJEEV LAKRA (JAMBOREE)||X-XI|
|15||02-Dec-19||CYBER CRIME||DELHI POLICE||VI-VIII|
|16||10-Dec-19||TECHNIQUES & METHODOLOGIES TO ENHANCE MEMORY||Mr. GAGANDEEP||IX|
|17||21-Jan-20||USAGE OF STEPapp||Mr. AVINASH SHROFF(PACE ACADEMY)||VI & VII|
|18||22-Jan-20||STREAM SELECTION WORKSHOP & ORIENTATION||Mr. ALOK BANSAL(RAYS CAREER)||X|
|WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS (2019-20)|
|1||04-Jul-19||PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||SISTER RAMA(BRAHMA KUMARIES RAJYOGA CENTRE)||SENIOR SCHOOL & JUNIOR SCHOOL|
|2||13-Jul-19||PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||SISTER SANGEETA(BRAHMA KUMARIES RAJYOGA CENTRE)||SENIOR SCHOOL & JUNIOR SCHOOL|
|3||19-Sep-19||MET LIFE INSURANCE||SENIOR SCHOOL & JUNIOR SCHOOL|
|4||27-Sep-19||ULTIMATE KNOWLEDGE||VARSHI PANDEY||SENIOR SCHOOL & JUNIOR SCHOOL|
|5||09-Nov-19||MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS||Ms.JASPREET KAUR||SENIOR SCHOOL & JUNIOR SCHOOL|