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IDS CULMINATION REPORT- CLASS IV & V
Saturday, January 23, 2021

“Creativity and Innovations are the centre stones of learning”

The students of class IV and V of K. R. Mangalam World School, GK-2 enthusiastically presented the very first virtual “ IDS Culmination Presentation ”- Think Blue, Bust Life Blues. The solemn presentation began with the seeking of the invincible Almighty and also with the auspicious Diya Lighting ceremony. The students performed a melodious rendition and an exuberant dance performance. This was followed with the Welcome address by the Principal, Dr. Sangeeta Arora and was further followed by the “Journey of school” which encompassed and highlighted all memorable memories and hard work done by the students and teachers. Dr. Jyoti Gupta, The Director encouraged us with her words of wisdom. The function was presided over by the chief guest Dr. Bharati Dave, Associate Professor in Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi. Chairman, Mr. Yash Dev Gupta and Vice Chairman, Dr. Jai Dev Gupta, member of management, K.R.M Group of Schools.

The students presented their marvellous work describing about groundwater depletion, topography, natural beauty and cultural diversity of India, South Africa, and China. It started with a brief introduction about Yamuna water and other significant facts of the three countries, followed by an elaborate explanation of pollution in river Yamuna and Teesta and the steps taken by the government to curb the same. Further, the students talked and spotlighted few facts about the groundwater levels in different states of India and the reason of its depletion. Clean water scarcity is the prime and the utmost issue that the world is facing today, keeping that in mind the students showcased how we can make a simple water filter at home. They also apprised us with Bamboo bottles being used in Sikkim in order to reduce the usage of plastic bottles, that pose a serious hazard.

Furthermore, the risks of increasing pollution levels in River Oliphant (South Africa) and River Yangtze (China) were well researched upon and very well presented by our young minds. They talked about a plethora of water conservation methods used in these countries, especially in South Africa, where the Capital of Cape Town faced the fate of “Day Zero”.At last, the students gave a detailed comparative analysis of all the three countries of study on the basis of indicators such as, groundwater levels, surface water levels, rainfall and population.It ended with the Vote of Thanks by Ms. Bharti Mathur, Middle School In-charge.

The entire programme stimulated the curiosity of students about the natural habitat and their concern for water and its resources. It was a feast to eyes to watch our beloved kids expressing their concerns and information. It was indeed an enthralling culmination which not only ignited their mind, but also helped in acquiring proficiency about water concern of various countries and left an everlasting memory in the minds of audience with their astounding display of work and powerful execution.

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IDS Culmination for Class IX and XI December 2020

“Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie all our problems today”, said Jacques Vyes, and rightly so. 

Urbanisation, has led to many new unbelievable feats that have been achieved by humans, but these successes have come a very high cost. Development and technical advancements at neck break speeds has led to unbalanced economic growth, has adversely affected people’s well-being, and resulted in environmental degradation. Sensing the immediate need of the hour, to create awareness and instil a sense of responsibility in the future generation, K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II organised an informative and eye opening presentation on the challenges of Sustainable Development, titled ‘Use Of Alternate Sources of Energy Across Countries’ on December 24, 2020. This virtual presentation was part of the school’s IDS ( International Dimension in Schools) Programme organised by The British Council. It aims at embedding international dimension in school curriculums. 

K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II has been a proud recipient of the prestigious IDS accreditation for three consecutive years. This year, the school adopted seven different projects. The main project was a collaborative one with France on, ‘Clean and Green Resources’. In this particular stream of project, the students studied and researched about the methods and initiatives taken by India, France and Indonesia to switch over to cleaner and healthier sources of energy eg, solar, wind etc. 

The presentation began with the welcome of the Chief Guest Professor RB Singh, Guest of Honor Mr. Fredrick Rouselle and the lighting

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The Dancing Hues- IDS CULMINATION FOR CLASS KG AND CLASS I
“Dancing surely is the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression.”- Lyall Watson

The students of Class KG and Class I of K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-2 enthusiastically presented the very first virtual IDS culmination. The presentation began with the auspicious Diya lighting ceremony.The students melodiously sang a welcome song which was followed by the welcome address given by the Principal, Dr Sangeeta Arora . Memorable moments and hard work done by the students and teachers was shared in the Journey so far. The students also presented an enthralling Ganesh Vandana where in each movement expressed volumes.The function was presided over by the Chief Guest Ms Kiran Segal , a famous Indian classical dancer and a Padma Shri awardee. The presentation was attended by Mrs Neha Gupta and Mr Sachin Gupta, members of management K.R.M Group of schools.

Our tiny narrators of Class KG and Class 1 presented and spoke wonderfully about their allocated countries- Spain, Germany and India. The Dancing Hues started off with the students giving a brief introduction about the location, culture, tradition, costumes,accessories, dance and native food of the given countries. The students also explained the different dance forms of these countries. Our young presenters left no stone unturned in dances as well. They tapped their feet on “Flamenco” and “Pasodoble” ,the most famous Spanish dances,and “Waltz” and “Schuhplattler “ ,famous German dances.The participants dressed in colourful costumes and gave an enthralling performance on the dances of India — the very popular Bhangra dance from Punjab, Ghoomar dance from Rajasthan, Dandiya dance from Gujarat, Kathak dance from Uttar Pradesh, Odissi dance from Odisha and Bharatnatyam dance from Tamil Nadu .

The Dancing Hues ended with a peek behind the presentation with Glimpses where in all the students showcased their work on the allocated countries.The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms Sanya Gupta,the Pre Primary Incharge . It was a morning of pride to watch our young students narrating, acting, dancing , presenting and explaining like fountainheads of knowledge . The entire program was very joyful, vibrant and colourful and proved vital for the students in understanding the cultural diversity of different countries. It was indeed an enthralling culmination which not only ignited the student’s mind but also helped them to acquire proficiency about different dance forms of various countries.

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To see the entire show, click on the YouTube link below:

 

 

THE PALATE FEST- ISA CULMINATION FOR CLASSES II & III

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 “To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”  George Santayana

The students of class II & III of K.R. Mangalam World School, GK-2 enthusiastically presented the very first virtual ‘ISA Culmination’the solemn presentation began with the seeking of the invincible Almighty and also with the auspicious Diya lighting ceremony.  The students sang a Welcome song melodiously which was indeed extremely mesmerizing. This was followed with the Welcome address bythe Principal, Dr. Sangeeta Arora and was further followed by “Journey of school” which encompassed and highlighted all memorable memories and hard work done by the students and teachers. The students also presented an enthralling Ganesh Vandana Dance where in each movement expressed a word. The function was presided over by the chief guest Mr. Romit Manchanda who is a senior head chef at Hilton, Istanbul. Mr. Abhishek Gupta and Mrs. Puja Gupta, member of management, K.R.M Group of Schools.

Our tiny narrators of class II and III presented and spoke such wonderfully about their allocated countries. The first country was Mexico, second Japan and third India. The fiesta started off with the students giving a brief introduction about the location, culture, cuisine, traditions, clothes worn, geographical area covered, dance and native food. The students also explained the nutritive value, calorific value and also presented show n tell. The young angels coordinated with everything so charmingly via our virtual mode. Our young presenters left no stone unturned through dance as well. For Mexico they tapped their feet on “Maria Pitache”, for Japan it was the world famous “Japanese Fan Dance” and for India it was the very popular “Ghoomar” that was presented exquisitely during the presentation.

The GRAND FINALE comprised of the Master Chef-Festival De Comida, wherein the students updated everyone withthe dishes that had been appreciated by one and all. It started off with Mexican starter followed by Indian main course and concluded at Japanese desert. The fiesta ended by the Vote of Thanks by Ms. Sanya Gupta, Pre-Primary Incharge and was followed by Glimpses and a Grand finale song.

It was a feast to eyes to watch our beloved budding kids acting and presenting like fountainheads of knowledge expounding about various cuisines even at this difficult scenario. The entire program stimulated their imagination and proved vital for the students in understanding cultural diversity of the different cuisines. It was indeed an enthralling culmination which not only ignited their mind, but also helped in acquiring proficiency about famous cuisines of various countries.

Please find attached the below YouTube link to watch the entire program.

An Interactive Session with St. Emmeram(Germany)

As the world becomes increasingly connected, so should our schools. Global learning helps students make sense of the increasingly complex and rapidly changing world in which they live. A holistic approach to global learning equips young people with the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions that will enable them to realise their potential and make a positive contribution to our world.
With the view to collaborate on a Sustainable Development Goal based ISA Project, ‘Plastic- An Unnecessary Evil’, K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II organized a video conferencing session with a renowned school in Germany, St. Emmeram Realschuleon July 10, 2020. This interactive session brought together the Heads of the Institutions, Dr. Sangeeta Arora and Ms. Gabriele Frohbergand their respective team of teachers together for kick-starting a richly collaborative educational experience. Our Principal, Dr.Sangeeta Arora commenced the session by welcoming our counterparts in Germany and introducing the team of teachers. She also briefed them on the project to describe the possible requirements and to ensure a concept design based on mutual agreement. This led to a constructive discussion amongst all,ascertaining that the expectations would be reasonable and goals will be attainable for the students of both the countries. The session came to a close with the intent to conduct many more such conferences with the students of both countries to further the execution of the project.

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Dance is believed to be a social manifestation that represents characteristic aspects of a society. It is aimed at enhancing the students’ knowledge in multicultural awareness and building strong values among them through various interesting activities.The students of classes KG and 1 participated in the ‘Show N Tell’ activity as part of ISA project, ‘Dancing Hues’. This project is aimed at makingthe students understand the dance forms of different countries like India, Spain and Germany, showcasing their culture, tradition and costumes and instilling passion for dance in young students.

The students of Classes KG-A, KG-B and KG-Clearnt about the folk dances of India and the children of classes KG-D, KG-E and KG-F learnt about the classical dance forms of India. Students were given information about the various dance forms of India through PPTs and videos. After giving relevant information, students were asked to show a picture of their chosen dance form and speak a few lines about the same. Students of sections A, B, C spoke about the folk dances of Indian states like Punjab, Maharashtra and Rajasthan while sections D, E and F spoke about the classical dances of Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur and Odisha.
Classes 1A, 1B and 1C were allocated the dances of Spain and the sections 1D, 1E and 1F were allocated the dances of Germany. Students were given information about the relevant countries through PPTs, videos and colouring sheets. Thereafter, students were asked to show a picture of the given dance form and speak a few lines about the same. Students of sections A, B and C spoke about the dances of Spain like Flamenco, Fandango and Paso Doble etc while sections D, E and F spoke about the dances of Germany like Waltz, Schuhplattler and Zwiefacher etc. It was an exciting learning experience for them and it was a delight to see that all the students had taken keen interest in all the activities. The students were given an opportunity to exhibit their confidence and speaking skills. It was quite appreciable to see that even in the current scenario of lockdown, a few parents managed to dress up their wards according to the given theme.
All our budding artists and young explorers of classes KG and I enthusiastically participated in these joyful activities which enhanced their international awareness.

International School Awards (ISA) is a prestigious award conferred by the British Council, aiming at adding a global dimension to students’ learning experience. In pursuit of the same, an introductory session was conducted to explain the ISA Project–‘Think Blue, Bust Life Blues’ assigned for classes IV & V of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II. The project involves the three major rivers –riverYamuna in India, river Yangtze in China and river Olifants in South Africa.

Interesting class discussions were held for all the students to reiterate the importance of water in our daily lives and to reinforce that we should take ownership for the conservation of this indispensable resource. In Social Studies, the students of class IV were shown a PPT that touched upon the various causes and effects of water pollution. Further, the students were informed about the rivers flowing through the northern plains thereby making the soil fertile and fit for cultivation. The students of class V were not only introduced to the concept of importance of clean water but they were also shown the distribution of freshwater across the world through a world map depicting the regions deprived of the same.

In Science, the students of class IV were informed about the various pollutants present in water followed by discussion on the different ways of conserving water.The students of class V were made aware of the factors causing water pollution like sewage, industrial waste, oil spills etc. The teacher through videos demonstratedthe various steps involved in the purification of water.They also enjoyed making a simple water filter at home. Students also learnt how to do rainwater harvesting to conserve water. All this was covered under the Sciencechapter, ‘Keeping Water Clean’.
Research work provides the perfect opportunity to keep students engaged and stimulated. Therefore, their holiday homework has been planned in such a way that it will help them to explore more about the project.

“It’s not enough to prepare our children for the future; we must prepare the future for our children.”
K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II believes it is a universal responsibility to pass a healthy earth to future generations that ensures environmental quality and good public health. Leading the young learners towards global education, the teachers conducted an onlinesession and introduced the ISA Project, ‘Plastic-An Unnecessary Evil’ to the students of Class VII on May 27, 2020.

The project is an instructional methodology that aims at encouraging students to learn about the harms caused by plastics to the biosphere and apply the knowledge to make countries ‘Plastic Free Zones’. The countries of study chosen for this project are Germany and Bangladesh, apart from India. The objective of the introductory session was to explain the students the various types of plastics and how they affect environment. It also emphasized on the fact that although plastic may seem useful but with time it will harm the natural resources. The students also came to know about the income bracket and how it wasinfluencing the purchase of plastic. They also discussedabout how plastic was affecting animals and variouswater bodies.

The students were then informed about the survey ofeach income group – high, middle and low, regarding the use of plastic items. They were told to collect information by conducting surveys so that it would help them to arrive at a solution to substitute single-useplastics with an environment friendly material in daily lives. The students were apprised that after doing the survey, they would be able to comprehend the environmental hazards and damage caused by plasticsto the natural resources. This would further help themto generate awareness, thereby reducing plastic usage.

Loaded with all the information, they were all set to participate enthusiastically in the upcoming activities related to the project. It was an interactive and informative session for the students.

The International School Award (ISA) aims at embedding international work into the curriculum, thereby, making the students aware about the global issues. As part of the ISA action plan, a virtual meet was planned and executed for the students of class VI.

The times have changed and we no longer stay confined within the four walls of our thinking and reckoning. In an effort to give our students an international exposure and make them aware of the diverse cultures that are prevalent outside the border of their own country, we undertook this meeting. The students were apprised about the project given to class VI –‘Climate at Stake’ in which they will be studying about the Changing Climatic conditions of India, Greenland and Brazil. Various factors that have affected the climate in the past thirty years were discussed. They were briefed about how the factors like population growth, pollution and industrialization causing variation in temperature, precipitation and humidity is an indicator of climate change across the globe. Information about endangered species was discussed to create awareness among the students about how climate is not only affecting human beings but it is a threat to animals as well.

The students of class VI were also enlightened about the various activities they will be undertaking under ISA plan in different subjects like English, Math, Science, Social Science among others.
The meeting was aimed at adding a global dimension to students’ learning experience and foster skills of teambuilding, innovation and leadership.
It was an interactive session and all the queries of our dear students were attended to.

The International School Award (ISA) recognizes and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools. K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II prides itself for being able to incorporate international dimension in its curriculum and giving global exposure to its students.

In light of the same, the students of class VIII were comprehensively explained the meaning of the term ‘indigenous’ and were introduced to the concept of ‘Indigenous Games’ through a Power point Presentation as part of ISA project on 28 May, 2020. They were also informed about the three countries of study-India, Canada and Brazil for the project. The teacher explained how indigenous games arerecreational activities that originated from a particular cultural group, community or people. These games help people to take pride in their indigenous background and feel identified with their culture and history. They aim at promoting native sports, these games are different from the mainstream sports, which are regulated by international federations, and have fixed rules. The teacher also explained how these games were different from the common league games.

The fact that playing indigenous games not only improves physical development and brain stimulation, but also polishes their social skills was reiterated amongst them. Through these games children learn to play to win and also understand how to accept defeat gracefully.

As a part of the project, each section of class VIII has been given a country and a game to research about. Each section of students was explained the game under their study and how the students will be conductingtheir research based on the links to be provided by the teacher.

Students were also briefed about the making of the scrap book which would reflect their creative skills and innovation under the current lock down conditions due to the pandemic.

The session was welcomed enthusiastically by the students and received a lot of admiration.