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Thursday, 28 February 2019

National Science Day


“Science for the people and The people for science”- This is the 2019 theme of National Science Day celebrated all over India today.  It encourages us to make science an integral part of people’s lives.
Every year we celebrate this day by introducing the Eureka Idea Box, but this year due to your exams starting early, we have already done that.  So if all of you have put your creative ideas into the box, you have done your bit to expand your mind.
Cultivate your curiosity because curiosity gives rise to questions, questions give rise to ideas, ideas help form theories, theories are proved or disproved by experiments and these experiments give rise to scientific discoveries and inventions.
All of you know that National Science Day was celebrated to commemorate this day in 1930 when the Nobel Prize was awarded to our Dr.Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman for discovery of the Raman Effect.  But do you know how he discovered it?  It is said that while returning from England aboard a ship, Dr. Raman was standing on the deck contemplating the blueness of the Mediterranean Sea, when an entirely new explanation for the phenomenon struck him..  This was his “Eureka” moment and he discovered the Raman Effect.
I wish to take this time for highlighting the  various ideas and projects that have won acclaim for the school in the field of Science.  A Smart Gas leakage detector made it to the National Round of CBSE Science Exhibition while and unusual combination of farming techniques called Tratek Farming made it to the Nationals of the Children’s Science Congress (NCSC).  An idea on modernization of Age Old Techniques to suit today’s world won us an award at DRDE while the idea of an app based smart dustbin and a multipurpose ladder won us national acclaim at the Inspire Awards.
So keep your mind open, let the ideas flow freely. Be curious, be hungry for ideas, seek explanations and in all keep the scientific spirit alive.

Happy National Science Day!!!

Chitra Viswanathan

Monday, 31 December 2018

Collaborative activity between students of Gwalior Glory High School and Afghanistan


A spectacular activity to reconnect with the various indigenous sports was conducted for the students of class VIII with an aim to make the learners study the indigenous sports from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Afghanistan. Students researched about history, evolution and tradition of various indigenous sports from these countries and motor skills used in the respective sports.

Under the activity, Gwalior Glory High School collaborated with Youlmarab High School in Afghanistan to give opportunity to students to Rediscover, Reconnect And Revere The Indigenous Sports from both the  countries. Information about Indian indigenous sports -   Kho-Kho, Kabaddi , Gatka and Thang Ta were shared with the partner school.  Session on Kabaddi and Kho – Kho were conducted in which the Glorians participated themselves. Students visited LNIPE and also interviewed experts about various aspects related to the traditional sports covered under the activity.
The partner school also shared details about the indigenous sport from their country (martial art form -Wrestling , sport popular among the  competitive enthusiasts - Buzkashi  and  sports based on focus and aim –Sling Shot and Swat Shooting) .


Students watching demonstration of Wrestling - video shared by partner school in Afghanistan

Comparative study on how the sports from India and Afghanistan help in physical, mental and emotional upliftment , gave a comprehensive insight to the students. The collaborative project concluded very effectively.
Silat from Malaysia and Angampora from Sri Lanka are the indigenous sports that were also studied under the activity.
Learners also drew conclusion on why practices that have originated from India like Yoga and meditation have become an  important part of lifestyle of people nowadays. An exhibition was also conducted in which 3D models and charts related to various sports studied under the activity were displayed.
Overall this activity gave an insight into the indigenous sports and helped the students to appreciate the need of disciplined regime and focus that each and every sport emphasizes on for holistic development.
Such collaborative approach helps to learn in a better way..... do post your views ….

Monday, 10 December 2018

Students of Gwalior Glory High School interact with the students of Russia through SKYPE


To share the study of varieties of fruits found in India and Russia highlighting the effect of climatic conditions on their growth, the nutrients found in them, a skype session was conducted in Gwalior Glory High School with Buturlinovskaya Secondary School 4 in Buturlinovka town, Russia. Students from both the countries displayed bowls of tempting fruit salad made with fruits found in their country. During the session, students of Gwalior Glory High School introduced the students of Russia with the importance of Ayurveda and Yoga through the characters  portrayed of Charaka, Patanjali  and Sushruta.




The students of classes III and IV have studied about fruits from various countries (India, Russia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Japan) under an activity titled- ‘My Fruit Bag … Health with Taste’.  Apart from the Skype Session , under the project a visit to an orchard was also organized that gave opportunity to the learners to know how fruits are grown, observed trees of different fruits and learnt steps of cultivating them. 



Students also discussed about factors that have led to the pollution of the natural resources and its effect on the productivity in the soil. In another exciting activity students had dressed up as fruits from the countries included in the study and participated in fruit parade.

Do share your inputs about such initiatives in which learners can collaborate to exchange knowledge….

Saturday, 8 December 2018

‘Exploring Numismatics- Money Matters’


An activity titled ‘Exploring Numismatics- Money Matters was conducted for the students of classes VI and VII .The activity aimed to make the students aware about the history and evolution of currencies used in India, China, Japan, USA and UK and its role in economic growth of the nations. Various activities like – Wall Magazine display, PPT and Report Presentation, Discussion etc  were carried out. Students were also taught about ‘FOREX’, ‘Banking System’, interest rates and various services the banks provide to the citizens to add worth to their money. 

Decisions taken by nations on the economic front and its impact on the international realm were also discussed. Under a sub activity conducted, students had to make a list of items that can be purchased using 100 units of currencies used in different countries, this helped the learners to understand the difference in the value of money in various countries. 



Such activities develop a perspective about the economic structure of various countries and build an analytical approach in the learners  towards the happenings around...Do share your comments on what more new activities can be done in this direction.......




Wednesday, 3 October 2018

‘Folk Tales : Journey to our Granny’s Land’


An activity ‘Folk Tales : Journey to our Granny’s Land’  for tiny tots of classes I and II took the learners to the realm of folk tales of India, Japan , Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and China that inculcated moral values emphasizing on peace and justice. Educators narrated folk tales making it even more enjoyable by using puppets, screening videos on folk tales, character build up chart , comic strips and songs. The students were able to appreciate the cultural differences between their country and other countries through the activity with the learning that every culture propagates love, peace , kindness and harmony.

Stories open doors to imagination . How can story telling be used as an effective medium for teaching various subjects? Do share your opinion......



Monday, 1 October 2018

‘Visionaries-The Go Getters’


An activity titled  ‘Visionaries-The Go Getters’ was conducted for the students of class XI  that celebrated the innovative spirit of the visionaries from USA, Japan, UK , Germany , India, Russia and China who gave a new direction to the generations.

Students studied life sketch of the visionaries and through PPT Presentations shared their research about the contribution of the personalities in the field of Maths, Science, Commerce and Humanities. The students added a novel feature to the already existing concept to make it usable in a smarter way according to the need of today’s time. Talks in assembly also extended the reach of the project.
Such projects encourage the youngsters to shoulder the responsibility to imbibe the innovative spirit of the visionaries, be problem solvers and with ignited mind connect the world through novel approach and benefit all.......Do share your comments on what more new activities can be done in this direction.


Friday, 21 September 2018

Patriotism – Learning to Give


A project on ‘Patriotism’ was conducted for class IX  in which students studied about the personalities from Bangladesh, South Africa and India that associated the concept of patriotism in context to the freedom of the country from ill practices and beliefs, laws and ideologies that acted as obstacles in the path of progress of any segment of the society besides freedom from foreign rule.
Students had done research about various factors that contributed  to the identity of the patriots . They studied closely the journey of the patriots who contributed in bringing social change for women empowerment, upliftment of backward classes, child rights, access to education. The  learning was further shared through  various creative mediums.
The students closely studied the struggle and patience of the patriotic leaders. Various aspects pertaining to patriotism were discussed through which students highlighted between constructive and blind patriotism.
 SKYPE Session was also organized with a partner school in Bangladesh – CIDER International  under the collaborative project in which students interacted about the contribution of great patriots from India and Bangladesh and also exchanged views about various aspects of patriotism in present scenario. The initiative linked the students of India and Bangladesh through technology giving a connect to interact and know more about the culture, patriotic philosophy and views of the students in the international collaborative project.

Such programmes help to inculcate the feeling of patriotism in the students beyond the border of their country. Do share your inputs about it. 

Monday, 9 July 2018

‘Houses- A Beautiful Investment, A Colourful Place to Live And Play’



To develop the feeling that love and care in the family turns a house into a home, a peaceful place and to make the students understand the need for a home and gain the knowledge of different geographical diversities of the nation as well as Bangladesh, Japan , South Africa and America, an activity  named ‘ Houses – A beautiful investment, a colourful place to live and play’ was organized for the students at Gwalior Glory High School. Students of Class V participated in different activities. They collected information regarding building material used in making house in various regions according to the climatic condition and disaster resistant houses besides understanding the basics of Art and Architecture involved in designing a house. Students understood the practical aspects of building house as they visited actual construction site. Groups of students also participated in survey to find the measures adopted by people in maintaining cleanliness and sanitation facilities available in area where underprivileged people reside. Students showed their creativity by making models of different kinds of houses of different countries and the intellectual activities were stirred by the brainstorming worksheets, discussions and role plays.

Such activities develop analytical and problem solving attitude....Do share your inputs about it...