Stagecraft, an inter school drama competition 2018

Stagecraft, an inter-school drama competition held by Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) once in every two years is an excellent platform for schools all over Lucknow to show their exceptional drama skills. This year, in the third edition of Stage Craft, The Millennium School, Lucknow Public School, and Shri Ram Swaroop Memorial College participated along with Study Hall’s own budding actors.
The show started with a speech delivered by the head boy, Shreyas Thakur.
The teams had to vase their plays on issues which hinder our society today. TMS, LPC, and SRM performed plays called ‘Earth in 2069′, ‘CopyLeft’ and ‘Devi’ respectively. These plays targeted the issues of increase in the use of plastic, distractions caused by social media, the increase in poverty and the sorry state of women in today’s society.
Study Hall presented the play ‘Parched’ or ‘Pyasa’ by Anushree Roy. It is set in Kolkata in present-day India. It presents us with a brief glimpse into the home of Mr. Bikash, a bhodralok brahmin and in the life of Meera, his maidservant. It is a slice of reality that is often hidden behind a veil of glitz and glamour of Metropolitan cities.

The teams were judged not only on their performance but also on their costumes and their stage set up. While the awards for best play and best stage set up were bagged by Study Hall whereas the award for best costume was bagged by The Millennium School. Arundhati Singh, head girl of Study Hall school won the overall best actor award along with the award for best actor in ‘Parched’. To make the show even more memorable, Prerna concluded it with a beautiful self-composed skit.


Teachers’ day celebration

“A farmer sows a seed in soil and look after it but ultimately it is the sun and the rain which help the seed germinate.”

Parents are like farmers. They send their children to school and bear the necessary cost of education but it is ultimately the teachers who help the young little minds in becoming the future them. They foster and hone their students’ abilities and talents. Teachers play a monumental role in an individual’s life.

A teacher is like a candle kept in a dark room from which light rays emanate and drives out darkness and falsehood.

5th September holds great importance in India among the masses and specially the students. It was the day on which Dr.S. Radha Krishna, the second president of India was born. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day across the country.

Students at Study Hall, Gomtinagar, Lucknow celebrated this day with a great zeal. The student council managed the whole function and made sure that everything is carried out in a systematic way. Every possible thing was done to make teachers feel special on this day.

Study Hall has a special custom in which students impersonate their teachers and handle their duties for a day.

The teachers were welcomed at the gate by the members of student council with a thunderous applause following which they were given a card with a special message written for each of them as a token of love and appreciation.

Events were held in the Junior AC hall of the school. The show started at 8.45 am with a band performance. The band did an amazing job and the audience enjoyed the music. It was followed by a cute performance by the junior section. The spectators clapped along as they sang old hits. The performance was well appreciated and it brought a smile on many faces. Every celebration is incomplete without dance. The senior section gave two dance performances on Bollywood numbers which made the onlookers groove and jive to the tune. Next came the much-awaited event- The Ramp show. Over one hundred and fifty teachers participated in this event. Each teacher was escorted by a student who was dressed as him or her. A short skit was staged by the students of class 9th and 10th standard

 Lastly game were held in which many teachers took part. The most interesting of all the games was the ‘Dog and the bone’. In this each pair had tocircle around a  pen lying on the floor, three times. The pen was supposed to be picked up by one person from each pair. The one who stood first entered the second round and it continued until no pair was left. Mr. Dubey from senior staff and won the game.

After the events were over, the teachers assembled in the staff room where they were addressed by Mrs. Urvashi Sahni, founder of the SHEF foundation. The teachers received presents from the principal and the vice principal. Mrs. MeenakshiBahadur, vice principal, Study Hall School, dedicated a beautiful poem to the founder written by her and the Hindi teachers.

The food committee served breakfast to teachers which was prepared by them with the help from Didis. The teachers appreciated and thanked students for the wonderful efforts.

“Education means enabling the mind to find out that ultimate truth which emancipates us from the bondage of dust and gives us wealth not of things but of inner light, not of power but of love. It is a process of enlightenment. It is divine wealth. It helps in realization of truth”. -Rabindranath Tagore

Teacher help students in this very process of enlightenment. They guide us. They tread with us on our journey to success. They are flowers which bloom in the deepest valleys and yet can be seen from a distance. Their aura is knowledge and their acts are an inspiration. Their love is faithful and their care is genuine. They deserve more than just respect. They deserve our love, affection, and gratitude.

Happy Teacher’s Day.

Study Hall School Cultural Fest Chrysalis 2018

The Study Hall School under the aegis of Study Hall Educational Foundation organised its biannual art, literary and cultural festival – Chrysalis - from 26 to 28 July 2018. 

The highlight of the event was that every Study Hall student from class 6 to class 10 will be participated in some competition or the other. In total 1000 students from Study Hall and over 200 students from other schools like Prerna Girls School, Vidyasthali School Malihabad and Center for Learning will also be joined in. 

Art, literary, tech and science model competitions were the highlight of the festival.

The Study Hall School, Gomtinagar held it’s three-day-long cultural fest ‘Chrysalis 2018’ from 26 July, 2018 to 28 July, 2018. It was a grand affair and over one thousand students participated in the event. The fest was the manifestation of Study Hallian principles, values and talent. The theme of Chrysalis 2018 was ‘Changemaking’. The fest was held in the school premises. Over 25 events and competitions were held in the span of 3 days. The competitions were held either inter-house or intra-foundation. The whole Study Hall Foundation took part in the cultural fest. Prerna and Vidyasthali emerged victorious in many events in which they participated.  The fest was managed by the student council and the four houses.

Chrysalis- It’s the stage in the life of a butterfly in which the larva builds cocoon around itself and prepares itself to face the world. In this stage only that the wings appear. Clearly, the title justifies the journey of each student of study hall who participated in the fest. The fest helped students discover their latent talents and potential. It was an amazing journey for each one at Study Hall, be it a teacher, student or the supporting staff. The house captains and the student council did their best to make this fest a successful one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said: The journey is always more beautiful than the destination. The experiences that one collects on the course of his/her journey is what he/she treasures lifelong. The fest taught students team spirit, time management and most importantly how to think out of the box. Every soul in Study Hall Foundation gave their hundred percent. The successful three-day long gala was the result of the determination, burning zeal, and passion of each individual.

There were over 25 events out of which some are mentioned below:

Elomime- This was for classes 8th-10th. It took place in the junior AC hall. It was also an intra foundation competition. They all took poems and acted beautifully on them.

Dance- The intra foundation dance competition took place on the 26th of July. The participants were from 6th to 12th. It happened on the Senior stage. All the teams danced gracefully on the topic, “I’m the change”.

Indian music- This event was for standards 6th-8th, it happened in the Junior AC Hall. They all sang beautiful folk songs.

Western music- This singing competition was held for classes 9th-12th and they all sang award-winning songs. It happened in the Junior AC hall. The melodious voices held the audience in a spectacular trance as though casting spells with their voices.

Wall painting- All the 7 units of the Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) were allotted a wall in the senior school. They all painted splendor on the canvas depicting the change they wanted to see.

Filmmaking- This inter-house competition focused on the theatrical as well as the photographic skills of the students. All the four houses made movies on change.

Spin a yarn- this inter foundation competition was for classes 9th and 10th. Each team only had one minute to build a gripping tale.

Turn quote- Ever heard the pros and cons of a quote? That’s what Turn Quote is all about. Each participant had to speak both for and against one line in this competition. This competition was for classes 11th and 12th.

Orchestra- This competition was really harmonious. All the participants from classes 6th to 12th were synchronised with their groups. This inter-house competition made the school love music even more.

Rasabhivyakti- The students from class 9-12 of Study Hall participated in this inter-house event in which they had to narrate the poem and enact it. Bringing out the ‘Rasa’ or the true meaning of the poem through acting and narration was the main agenda. Not only the orators but the actors were eloquent and caught us all with their charisma.

Photography- This event was intra-foundation event in which the candidates were required to capture real-life situations. All the wings of the foundation did an amazing job. They depicted around us the world which we so often forget to look at.

Green wall- In this inter-house event, the students created a green art piece using plants.

Yoga- Solo and group competitions were held. The unique part of this competition was the yoga quiz in which participants were tested for their knowledge of Yoga.

Gyananjali- It was an intra-foundation event which had three rounds with different people in each one. There were seven teams.

First round- One word and they had to give a synonym for it.

Second round- A poem was read out and they had to guess the poet.

Third round- A Hindi movie clip was shown and they had to guess the author of the book.The event was one of the most interesting ones.

Western Music-This singing competition was held for classes 9th-12th and they all sang award-winning songs. It happened in the Junior AC hall. The melodious voices held the audience in a spectacular trance as though casting spells with their voices

Every good thing has to end. The Chrysalis 2018 ended on a harmonious note. Western Music competition was the last competition on the list. After that Dr. Urvashi Sahni, founder of Study Hall Educational Foundation addressed the student body. The results were declared and it brought tears of both joy and happiness.It was a victory moment for some and a melancholy note for others. It was a memorable time for Prerna Girls School and Vidyasthali School who secured positions in many intra-foundation events. The glittering golden trophy chose yellow to be it’s favourite. And, even though the winner among the houses, Cypress, cheered for each other and stood tall, they also showed great respect for their fellow teams. The others following in their footsteps celebrated their victory as well.

The school is not only hoisting a flag and banner for change but marches forward or rather flies ahead with the wings that each one of us chose instead of crawling through life, thus, following the words of Rumi, “Why prefer to crawl through life when you are born to fly?”

Results

Inter Houser Trophy 

Winner - Cypress House

Running-up:  Silver-Oak

Dance :

Winner - Prerna Girls School, Running-up-  Vidyasthali School, Malihabad

Story weaving :

Winner - Study Hall School, Running-up-  Prerna Girls School

Indian Music:

Winner - Study Hall School

Photography:

Winner - Prerna Girls School, Running-up-  Centre for Learning

Art:

Winner - Study Hall School, Running-up-  Centre for Learning

CBSE class 10th results brings joy for Study Hall School

The Central Board of Secondary Education Has Declared The result of class 10th this afternoon. Study Hall school located in Vipul Khand 2 Gomti Nagar had great results this year. The highest score of this batch is 97.8 %.

The Topper of the year Yash Pant, 17. Son of Mr. Bhuwan Pant (Teacher) and Mrs. Meena Pant (Homemaker). She said he did a great job by scoring such good marks, his parents are really happy with the results. He Scored 98 in Hindi, 100 in Computer Science 100 in Science, 99 in math and 98 in social studies. He also shared his strategies and said that he was regular in class and consistent to his studies, and he revised everything taught in class every day at home. He wants to be an engineer. He also shared he use to play video games when he was stressed during exams and studies. He said “I worked very hard to get these scores and I am happy that I met my expectations.”

Another student From Study hall Astha Katiyar, 15, scored 96.6%. she scored 95 in English, 98 in Hindi, 98 in Social studies, 95 in Math, and 97 in science. She said “I prepared before my pre-board exams and revised every day after pre-boards”. She also added, her father supported her a lot and gave her freedom to choose her field of studies.

Overall it was the happy and successful result for school and students, as well as their Family.

Study Hall children all smiles after CBSE class 12 results

The Central Board of Secondary Education Has Declared The result of class 12th this afternoon. Study Hall school located in Vipul Khand 2 Gomtinagar had great results this year. The highest score of this batch is 97% and the average score is 80.02%.

The Topper of the year Aarushi Roy aged 17. Daughter of Mr. Mayank Roy (businessman) and Mrs. Tanvi Roy(Homemaker) Studied Humanities In School. She said she chose this stream to break the stereotypes of people about the stream as people say it doesn’t have a scope. She said she did a great job by scoring such good marks. She Scored 95 in English, 100 in History, 100 in Psychology, 94 in Political Science 96 in Economics.

She also shared her strategies and said that she was regular in class and studied 8-10 hour every day, she also added she never studied under pressure and stayed active on social sites and on phone to relieve her stress. Another student From Study hall  Muskaan Singh with science stream scored 95.2 % marks. Muskaan Singh Daughter of Mr. A.k Singh and Mrs. Renu Singh.  Muskaan Shared about her Methods of studies and said,  She was focused and solved papers of last 10 years. She Said she wanted to get her Ph.Ed In Technology and be a professor.

She said “I love to play Volleyball and cricket, and music is her stress reliever, I also love to spend a lot of my time with friends and family, that help me to stay relax and happy.

She gave credit for her success to her Mother and said “ she was my backbone and she supported me the most and everything I achieve in my life will be dedicated to her. I can do nothing without her love and support.”

Overall it was the happy and successful result for school and students, as well as their Family.  

The convocation ceremony of the Study Hall

The convocation ceremony of the Study Hall School students who passed the class 10 and 12 exams in 2017 was held on the school campus here on Sat. 13th January’18.

A total of 143 students from class 12 and 138 students from class 10 successfully passed their exams and were felicitated on the occasion. Out of these 33 students scored a perfect 10 CGPA.

Study Hall Concert 2017 ‘And Time Dances On’

स्टडी हॉल स्कूल के दो दिवसीय वार्षिक कॉन्सर्ट 2017 – एंड टाइम डांसेज ऑन… का आरंभ आज संत गङ्गे ऑडिटोरियम में हुआ। कार्यक्रम का आरम्भ स्टडी हॉल स्कूल और प्रेरणा गर्ल्स स्कूल के छात्रों के वेलकम स्पीच से हुआ इसके बाद स्टडी हॉल की प्रिंसिपल शालिनी सिन्हा ने बताया कि किस तरह से पिछले 5 महीने से इस कार्यक्रम की तैयारी चल रही है।
स्कूल की संस्थापिका उर्वशी साहनी के बताया कि की तरह से रंग मंच का गुड़वत्ता पूर्णशिक्षा में महत्वपूर्ण योगदान होता है। इसके बाद orchestra के बहुत ही अच्छी जुगलबंदी हुई जिसके बाद कक्षा 10 के छात्रों में उर्दू नज़्म प्रस्तुत किया। इतने उचे उठो नामक गाने का मंचन कक्षा 10 के छतों ने किया।
 इतने उचे उठो नामक गाने का मंचन कक्षा 10 के  छात्रों किया।
 इसके बाद दुआ नामक नज़्म बच्चों नर प्रस्तुत की। इस रंगारंग कार्यक्रम का अंत मीनाक्षी भहादुर ने धन्यवाद दे कर किया। शाम का पहला नाटक geography by genious का मन्चन कक्षा 9 के छात्रों ने
किया।

Write4Change: UC Berkeley scholars study Prerna, Study Hall School

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

Study Hall Jr. sports day -The Kaleidoscope- Field Day 2017

On November 18, 2017, Study hall Junior School celebrated its annual sports event ‘Kaleidoscope’, amidst great verve and camaraderie.

Our Chief Guest, Mr. Vijay Prakash, IG Faizabad other dignitaries and parents were warmly welcomed by the Head Mistress, Junior School, Mrs. Bani Malhotra and Head, DOSTI Mrs. Surabhi Kapoor. This was followed by a speech by the President and CEO of Study hall Foundation, Dr. Urvashi Sahni.

The Sports event was then declared open by our Honorable Chief Guest by releasing of a cloudful of colourful balloons in the shape of umbrellas, which depict the values which we instill in our children.

The Prefects were introduced by our Principal Mrs. Shalini Sinha, after which all eyes were riveted on the field where a spectacular and a well synchronized march past flashed by, commanded by the office bearers.

The splendid drills splattered the field with a riot of colour and vibrant hues. These were based on our theme of the day-‘Kaleidoscope’. These field displays were indeed a visual treat for all, to say the least, involving mass student participation from classes I to V.

Funny Little Bon Bons by our littlest ones of class I, the wide-eyed Minions of class II, Harmony in Rhythm by the children of DOSTI, the Tinkling Tambourines of class III, transported everyone into the land of music and mystique. The stylized Yoga and the Musical Parasols by class IV also had the audience applauding and cheering.

These dance/PT displays were interspersed by the track events which included cute races like Spirited Scouts of class III, the Zesty Zuzu Race, the Woddle Waddle race to name just a few. Some fun races were also organized for our enterprising parent community.These had the children cheering loudly.

Our kaleidoscopic event came to an end by the declaration of House Points by Dr. Urvashi Sahni, with the Vote of Thanks given by Mrs. Meenakshi Bahadur, the Vice Principal.

Fire drill held at Study Hall School

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.