Prof. Glynda A. Hull from the University of California, Berkeley along with her team comprising John Scott, Jessica Adams, Devanshi Unadkat and Dhruv visited Study Hall Educational Foundation in connection with the ‘Write4Change: Online Global Writing Community for Youth Online’ research project which aims to learn about how educators and students create and participate in online writing communities and write for social change. The project also aims to know how visualizing data could help students think about their writing and themselves as writers in new ways.
The participants from Study Hall and Prerna schools were put into 4 groups and they were given access to 360 Virtual Reality camera equipment. The students were acclimatized to the use of the new technology. They confabulated about the social issues or themes to weave their stories around. Thereafter they captured the cityscape with their lens along with their escort teachers. Then they thought about the music, subtitles, narration and special effects to complement their visuals. The resultant videos were about the life of the underprivileged girls in Prerna school, the sights and sounds from the culture, history and cuisine of Lucknow, Women Empowerment and the Socio-cultural diversity of India.
The team from Berkeley was quite impressed with the final outcome and lauded their efforts. They congratulated them for their proactive participation and involvement in all stages of film-making. It was teamwork all through and the efforts shone in every aspect of the videos.
It was a mutually enriching interaction and the students of SHEF in particular Study Hall and Prerna learnt how to use the new technique and compared it with the existing 180-camera technology used currently by them. The use of multi-modal approach was a unique experience.
We hope that this ongoing project would provide access to new technology and an interface with global student communities to share, learn and grow together.
Write4Change: Online Global Writing Community for Youth Online
A Fire Drill was conducted on 7.10.17 on the school ground by the Fire Department to showcase the working of fire extinguisher and fire hydrant. An evacuation plan was also discussed. It was attended by all the students, teachers and the support staff.
The Award was conferred by Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India in the presence of over 300 participants at a high-profile gathering in New Delhi today night.
Urvashi Sahni was awarded for contribution in the field of education that includes, empowers and builds leaders among disadvantaged girls. Aided by technology, policy push and partnerships with the Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh Govt., SHEF has scaled its model of education to 900 Govt. schools. It has trained 5000 teachers and impacted 1,50,000 girls directly and 2,70,000 girls indirectly in the hotbeds of poverty and gender discrimination.
Camlin had organized a Creative Writing Competition for ‘Rally for Rivers’ in which our students Aarushi Singh of class 6-B and Zohaib Azam of class 7-A were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 3000/- each by the Chief Minister, Mr. Aditya Nath Yogi on 26th Sept. 2017.
Study Hall girls had an excellent Self Defence Session with the Red Brigade Organization. Some 100 girls were taught the skill of self-defense. The most important aspect of the workshop was that the technique demonstrated was from the ‘Attackers’ mentality. The basic skills were taught and girls participated enthusiastically.
The Satguru project had organised a project RALLY FOR RIVERS to create awareness among the general public and inspire them to protect rivers on 1st Sept 2017.It was an initiative for a noble cause.Our school students also participated actively in this rally and marched with banners and posters, highlighting the urgent need to save rivers.
Transforming the Lives of Marginalized Girls in Patriarchal Societies
Since 2003 a privately funded high school has provided desperately needed education for girls from impoverished families in Lucknow, the capital and largest city in Uttar Pradesh, in northeast India. Urvashi Sahni, the founder of Prerna Girls School, tells the stories of how the school has changed the lives of more than 5,000 girls and their families. Most important, this book tells those stories from the perspectives of the girls themselves, rather than through a remote academic perspective.
The book focuses on how gender equality can be achieved in a patriarchal society through education. It shows how girls learn to be equal and autonomous persons in school as part of their official curriculum and how they use this learning to transform their lives and those of their families. The book’s central argument is that education can be truly transformative if it addresses the everyday reality of girls’ lives and responds to their special needs and challenges with respect and care.
Although Reaching for the Sky describes just one relatively small school in one corner of India, the book’s message and the stories it tells will interest anyone concerned about the necessity of girls’ education, especially in developing countries. The lives of the girls at Prerna Girls School are largely representative of those of millions of girls living in poor contexts in countries where patriarchal structures and norms prevail.
Reaching for the Sky: Empowering Girls Through Education Kindle Edition Click here
The Prep school provides full day care programme for children between the age group of 9 months to 8 years.
The full day care program has been designed to provide a facility for parents who would like to see their child be comfortable and safe, while they are at their workplaces. It allows mothers to return to their workplaces without compromising on the quality of care and love their little ones get. We strive to ensure that we provide a safe, healthy and nurturing space for children to learn and grow.
A late Fee of Rs 30/- per day will be charged after the 1st.
Late pick-up per half-an-hour is Rs 100/-
Day Care opens from Monday – Saturday.
Saturday Timings : 8:00 am -2:00 pm ( 3rd Saturday will be closed.).
* Children issues/ problems at the Day Care are dealt with care, concern and affection.
* Parents are welcome to participate in the children’s activities at the centre.
* Any kind of queries, apprehensions, complaints or suggestions are to be directed to the Coordinator. The Coordinator will promptly attend to the queries/ concerns.
*All activities will be scheduled and carried out in a routine manner. However, the deviation can occur if the need arises.
* Birthday celebrations can take place in the Day Care. Eats and crockery to be provided by the parents. Only parents, Grand-parents and siblings are allowed in the celebration.
* The Day Care working hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Parents are requested to pick up their child latest by 6 p.m. However, an unavoidable delay by 5 mins. is acceptable – if it goes beyond, then a late pick-up of fee Rs 100/- per half an hour will be levied.
Change of clothes.
Extra Diapers for diaper babies.
One hand towel.
Kindly write the name of the child on all the clothes, towel, bag, water bottles and tiffin, etc.
A small kit with a comb, any cream or talc the child is using.
Parents are requested to provide food & snacks for children. An evening snack like biscuit/ fruit will be provided by us.
Clean RO drinking water is available. Drinking water bottles have to be provided by the parents.
Feeding bottles and water bottles for babies to be sterilized at home.
Toddlers and babies will be fed by the Care givers. And, at the same time toddlers will be encouraged and helped to eat independently.
In case, any kind of food spoilage is detected by us, we will notify the parents and provide something, on request.
Pre Lunch snack
It is compulsory for parents to apprise the Coordinator about health issues, if any.
If the child is suffering from any communicable diseases such as viral fever, common cold, chicken pox, measles, etc. He/ She must not be sent to the Day Care in the interest of other children.
We are ready to administer prescribed medicines to children, as per written instructions of the parents and a copy of the prescription.
Please inform the Day Care if your child is suffering from any allergies.
The parents will be informed if the child is running temperature. Medicine (Paracetamol) will be administered only on parent’s permission. The child must be picked up from the Day Care within an hour of intimidation.
The child will be handed over only to his/ her parents or someone who has been authorized by parents to pick up. In case a new person is sent to pick up the child. We should be notified well in advance.
Study Hall Junior School organized JASHN-e-BACHPAN, a two day extravaganza in which the students of many prominent schools of the city took part very enthusiastically. As the name suggests, the highlights of the festival was the celebration of childhood. in order to make it to fun filled event, a plethora of interesting
activities awaited the young participants. some of these were Verse-e-style (Poem Enactment). Turn-O-Turn (Relay of Language Skills). Math “Pi“rets(Treasure Hunt), Burst of chlorophyll(Foliage Decoration) and Kaleidoscope (Designing of Selfie Frame)
It was truly delightful to see the young minds at work, showcasing their talents.
Special children perform at Jash e Bachpan
As part of our ongoing programme of integration Dosti /Study Hall School junior section organized a two day inter school fest of various cultural and fine arts activities. Group dancing, singing, fancy dress with a message on Swatch Bharat, puzzle making, drawing/colouring and plasticine modeling were the activities. Five local special schools participated along with the students of Dosti. The participating schools were:
Navdeep Vishith School
Every child who participated was awarded a certificate of participation. The winners were awarded medals. The children had a gala time and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
Ananya Chopra Class- II – Kahein Kahani (Story Telling)
Special children from Study Hall School’s DOSTI section performed a rib tickling play ‘Prayaschit’. Speaking during the inaugural ceremony president and CEO of the Study Hall Education Foundation said that theatre plays a very important part in a child’s development. This was followed by a play Mai Savitri Bai Phule by Prerna Girls and Boys School was staged.
The last and final presentation of the first day of the two-day event was court martial performed by Study Hall School’s children. On Saturday the highlight will be the play being performed by the children of rural school – Vidyasthali School. The plays were staged at the Valmiki Rangshala at Sangeet Natak Academy.
The highlight of the second and final day of Natyotsav was the play – Sita Apaharan Case – staged by the children of Vidyasthali School from Malihabad. The second event of the day was a dance by the children of Study Hall School’s Centre for Learning titled Wajood ki Talaash. Varsha Geet by the Prerna Girls School students and other performances by Study Hall School also marked the day.
The inaugural address was given by Dr. Urvashi Sahni while eminent theatre personality Raj Besaria was the chief guest. Speaking during her inaugural address Dr. Sahni said that theatre makes us realise the troubles others go through. It makes us empathise.