Continuing with the British Council activities and embedding internationalism into curriculum, the middle wing organized the activity ‘Water : Soul of the Earth’ in collaboration with its partner school Imaad School, Nekki, Nigeria to exchange knowledge and views on the global issues like water pollution, floods and droughts. The activity was commenced with ‘An Expert’s Lecture’wherein the students were familiarized with the concept of water, its importance & uses,water pollution, water cycle, rain gauge, water treatment ,flood and drought both in India &Nigeria. BCMites were also showcased the PPT shared by our partner school.Thereafter,the students enthusiastically depicted their knowledge through scrapbooks and water cycle diagrams and the same were exchanged with the partner school to put our efforts collaboratively for this global concern.
Taking another leap towards global education, young BCMites of primary wing participated in another international activity, collaborating with our partner school (Imaad Schools, Lagos, Lekki) in Nigeria. Through PPT and Display Boards students learnt about five ‘R’s of Waste Management, and their implication in India and other countries. Students of Eco Club gathered Pictures and information on the topic and prepared beautiful scrap books depicting the gained knowledge. Both the schools exchanged the gathered information, thus mutually benefiting each other and expanding the horizon of learning.
Continuing with the British Council International activities, the kindergarten wing of the school organized varied activities to incorporate the multicultural aspect in the school curriculum.The tiny tots of LKG and UKG were acquainted with the ‘National Symbols of India & Canada’ through power point presentation & display boards. The kids depicted their learning through fun filled worksheets.Oozing with confidence and joy , the kids of UKG also participated in the activity ‘Let’s Tweet’ wherein the students not only displayed their knowledgeof the national symbols of the countries under study but also left the audience spell bound with their oratory skills.The tiny tots were really enthusiastic to exchange the activity with their peers in Canada.The activity was a grand success as it widened the global horizons of the tiny tots.
BCM School believes that the future is green energy, sustainability and renewable energy that includes environmental quality, public health improvement, and inexhaustible energy. It is a universal responsibility to pass a healthy earth on to future generations. Leading the young learners to the path of encouraging sustainable energy, British Council International activity ’Sustainable Energy Sources ‘ was conducted for the students of classes VII and VIII during the month of October. The students got the inclusive knowledge about different energy sources and ways of generating power in the countries like India, America and Nigeria through ‘PPT Show’ by the Expert. After getting equipped with the knowledge of the topic understudy the students prepared models of solar cookers, windmills and solar panels exhibiting their creativity and global concern. All the efficient efforts of the young BCMites put forth under this activity were exhibited in the middle block which were highly appreciated by the Principal, teachers, parents and their peers.
Crossing the International boundaries, BCM School, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana had a Skype meeting with its partner school Start Right Schools, Nigeria on 16 November 2018. The students of grade 7 & 8 interacted with their peers in Nigeria about ‘Culture & Festivals’ of India as well as Nigeria. They came to know about different languages, food, dance, music and life style of each other’s countries . They also exchanged facts related to the main festivals celebrated with great fervour. BCMites felt enthralled after this meeting as they have made new friends and enriched their global knowledge.
To enrich the students with first-hand information about sustainable energy sources and ways of generating power, the school organized a ‘Visit to Energy Cell’ for the students of Grade 7 & 8 on 21 November 2018. A team of 20 students accompanied by Ms. Sunita Arora (TGT, Science) visited an energy cell and got an opportunity to witness solar products and equipment like Solar Panels, Solar Inverters, Solar Water Heaters, Solar Cookers, Solar Dishes and Solar Dryers. The resource persons, Mr. Gaurav Baluja and Mr. Jitesh, informed the students about the function and usage of solar equipment. This visit equipped the young learners with practical knowledge of green and renewable energy.
Once again, breaking the barriers of national boundaries, students of classes IV and V in BCM School, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana were acquainted with inspiring stories of some international heroes like Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela along with national heroes like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Subhash Chander Bose, Sardar Bhagat Singh and others through Power Point Presentation. To foster internalization of positive traits of these great personalitiesin growing children, a role-play activity was organized and students displayed wonderful performances trying to emulate their favourite hero in every respect. Further, to assess the gained knowledge , a quiz-bee ‘Know Our Heroes’ was also organized, in which all the students participated very enthusiastically. This British Council International activity was a milestone in the character development of students.