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?”
Inter Houser Trophy
Winner - Cypress House
Winner - Prerna Girls School, Running-up- Vidyasthali School, Malihabad
Story weaving :
Winner - Study Hall School, Running-up- Prerna Girls School
Winner - Study Hall School
Winner - Prerna Girls School, Running-up- Centre for Learning
Winner - Study Hall School, Running-up- Centre for Learning