Parents orientation meet at the Prep School

The Parents Orientation Meet for the new session  2017 – 2016 was held at the Prep School on April 22, 2016.

It was attended by the parents, who were warmly welcomed on board.  The school policies, ethos and curriculum were discussed at length. It was a fruitful interactive session, where parents were encouraged to express their suggestions and expectations. It was definitely an enriching experience for both – the teachers and the parents.

4th Art Competition ‘Paint your imagination’ by Study Hall – Center of Learning

The Study Hall Center for Learning organized its 4th Annual Art Competition on 14th April 2017, where around 350 students of various schools like CMS, LPS, Jaipuria, Police Modern School and many others across the city have participated. It was held grade wise where various topics related to social issues like Domestic Violence, Clean India Green India, Rio Olympic etc were allotted. The epitome of creativity and imagination was witnessed. Saad Khan  of City Montessori School  achieved 1st prize in senior category Arnav from Seth M.R Jaipuria  and Harsh from Centre For Learning  Owned 2nd prize, Naincy From Prerna  Girls School achieved 3rd prize, Kamini from Vidyasthali and Navya from CMS won consolation prize. In Junior Category Amhad of Study Hall School Grabbed  1st Prize, Nivedita Singh Of Seth M.R Jaipuria and Aarav from Study Hall Won 2nd Prize  Kushagra and Nandini From Study Hall received 3rd Prize and Naseema of Gyan Setu- Non Formal Education Centre received consolation prize respectively.

Paint your imagination

Orientation program organized by DOSTI

DOSTI organized its orientation program on the April 8, 2017, in which over 80 parents participated. The topic for the discussion was positive parenting. Principal of DOSTI Mrs. Surabhi Kapoor gave them a brief overview on how to talk positively with our children followed by an open discussion. It was an enriching experience sharing session.
was an enriched experience sharing session.

India’s Daughters Campaign – Rally taken out against child marriage

The Study Hall Educational Foundation organized an awareness march against child marriage to launch its 5th India’s Daughters Campaign 2017 on April 1, 2017.
With over 200 participants the rally started from Gandhi Pratima in Hazaratganj and moved towards Jawahar Bhawan.
Students Prerna Girls School , 8 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Study Hall School, Vidyasthali and GyanSetu participated in the rally.
As a follow-up a memorandum against child marriage was given to the chief minister and the governor.
Naheed from Prayatna (NGO) said that this is a very good attempt to draw the attention of the crowd towards a very sensitive issue.
Dr Sahni added to her voice saying the onus is now on the state government to take this issue forward.
Mahant Diya Giri of Mankamneshwar Temple also spoke on the occasion and said the since the inception of the law against child marriage not a lot has changed and one of the major reasons for child marriage is illiteracy and lack of strict implementation of the law.
A Nukkad Natak titled Bal Vivah Ghulami Hai was also staged on the issue.
5 child marriage survivors also participated in the event.
One of the child marriage survivor Fatima Khatoon (name changed) said that had my teachers not saved me from the child marriage I would not had two kids by now and I would not be supporting my family through a job.
Mamta Singh, Humsafar, Neha Naidu, UNICEF, Swarnima Singh, Suraksha, Chhavi Jain, Suraksha, Naheed Aqueel, Prayatna, Shaista Ambar, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, Mohd. Idrees Ambar, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, Prof Nishi Pandey, Lucknow University, Rakhee Panjwani, Principal  Prerna Girls School, Kahkashaw Parween, Mahila Samakhya, Shubhagi, AALI, Jagdish Gupta, Mankamneshwar Math, Akhilesh Tiwari, Sarathi, Shipra Jha, Girls Not Brides, Neelofer Khan, Uttar Pradesh Police Mahila Samman Prakoshtha, J Ram, Social Welfare Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh , Swarnima Singh, Suraksha, Lucknow, Chhavi Jain, Suraksha, Lucknow, Prof Nishi Pandey, Institute of Women’s Studies, Lucknow University , Aftab Mohammad, CP Specialist. UNICEF, Shachi Sharma, Sahayog India, Deepika, Sahayog India and Ibrahim, Nadwa (Muslim Education Institution) also lent their voice to the rally.

India’s Daughters Campaign – Awareness March – April 1, 2017
India’s Daughters Campaign – Awareness March – April 1, 2017 – Mankamneshwar Mahant Divya Giri
India’s Daughters Campaign – Awareness March – Street Play – Bal Vivah Ghulami Hai – April 1, 2017

Convocation ceremony of NTT teachers held.

The second convocation of NTT course By Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) was held on April 1, 2017 in The Prep School .

Dr Kirti Narain, Retd Principal, Jai Hind College, Mumbai and Project Director – Giri Institute, Dr Urvashi  Sahni The President – Director  of SHEF, and  The principal of Prep School , Mrs Shashi Mehta gave away the Certificates and mark sheets to the Seventeen trainees  graduating as trained teachers  .

The Nursery  and Primary Teacher Training course by Study Hall Educational Foundation strives to create able, caring and compassionate Pre primary teachers for the growing needs of children of the 21st century. The training programme aims to train trainee teachers in the classrooms. It follows the apprenticeship model. Teachers spend at least three hours every day in the classroom from the very first day. The course strikes a balance between theory and practice. Learning is enriched as the trainee teachers acquire teaching skills by being with children and watching experienced teachers at work. During the training the trainee teachers are given ample opportunity to observe and understand the young learners along with theory classes. They attend regular seminars and workshops conducted by experts in educational field.They get ample opportunity to teach in classrooms. Their teachings are recorded and  viewed by them which helps in metacognition . They document all the practical learning in a portfolio.

Overall, it as an enriching training programme which gives an edge as the future teachers are trained in  classroom environments with the children, by the teachers .

The master trainers gave congratulatory message note.  Cultural programme by  trainees added to the  overall feel .

Mrs. Priya Kakkar, Director NTT proposed the cote of thanks .

DOSTI children visit NBRI

The DOSTI children were invited by NBRI to visit the new Braille garden on February 28, 2017. The children had a great time and came back enriched with knowledge about the different types of plants and flowers

The term end party was organised in school for the children on March 4, 2017. Children came in coloured dress and enjoyed playing musical chair. They also danced on the tunes of some latest songs. A treat of cakes and tang from school was also thoroughly enjoyed by the children.

Art with heart wins praise

The five-day Study Hall art exhibition – Art with Heart – was inaugurated by eminent artist Pooja Sood at the Lalit Kala Academy here on Monday. Art with Heart showcased a rich collection of painting, lino-prints, photographs, installation art and sculptures made by the Study Hall School students.

Speaking on the occasion, Sood who is also the director of Khoj International Artists’

Association said that the quality of art on display is of very high and urged the students to continue to work hard and pursue their passion in art. Heart and hard work are the two things that make an artist successful.

Adding to Sood’s comments Dr Urvashi Sahni also urged the students to produce such high quality art work and said art is an expression of self.

Besides the paintings, papier Mache sculptures, wood sculptures, tribal art and lino prints also drew the attention of the visitors.

The Exhibition at the Lalit Kala Academy will be open to general public from 11am to 7pm till March 3, 2017.

Excellent performances make DOSTI concert a special one

DOSTI (a department of the Study Hall School for Special Children) organized its annual concert – Jhilmil – on at the Study Hall School on Friday. Anoop Kr. Yadav (I.A.S) Director, Viklaang Kalyan Vibhaag, UP was the chief guest on the occasion.

After looking at the performances Mr Yadav said that he was very impressed by theefforts of the special children and encouraged them to put more such shows.

Dr Urvashi Sahni also added a word of encouragement saying that such performances help the children come out of their shell and develop their personality.

Surabhi Kapoor, the principal of DOSTI added that the teachers and students had worked very hard to put together this show and after watching the performances it seems their has paid off.

The English play, “Guest is God” was a light hearted comedy about the preferential treatment given to visitors in Indian homes, especially V.V.I.P’s like the son-in-law, whose unintentional bumbling and goof-ups turn out to his benefit and earn him the respect of all his ‘sasuralees.’ Bhola and the trio of thieves were a laugh riot.

A musical dance-drama, ‘Sooraj ki saatvi beti’ portrayed special children dancing, singing and making merry as fairies visiting our land on a special trip and how the one little fairy left behind makes the best of her life, overcoming hurdles and a wily King’s plots to end on a happy note

Both English & Hindi plays were interspersed with songs, dances and instrumental performances (orchestra)  ensuring a fun-filled and lively variety entertainment program for the audience who joined in for the last performance “Ummedon wali aasha” waving hands and singing along to boost the spirits of the Dosti children.

Prerna Concert ends on an emotional note

The second and final day of the annual Prerna Concert – Chu Le Aasman – was headlined by chief guest Sutapa Sanyal and guest of honour Navneet Sikera.

The Art and crafts exhibitionnonce again saw overwhelming response from the crowd as almost all the paintings were bought by art enthusiasts.

Performances by students of class 6 to 12 of Prerna Girls and Boys School marked the day.

Welcoming guests to the concert the Principal of the Prerna Girls School said that Prerna is an endeavour to empower and educate the girls.

There after Dr Urvashi Sahni addressed the parents of the students and urged them to also work towards gender equality.

The highlights of the second day of the Prerna Concert included – play titled Malala by class 9 and 11, dance by class 6 students. Five other plays were also staged on the ocassion.

Aarohini, a play by the class 7 students was also a big crowd pleaser.

Addressing the gathering Ms Sanyal said that she was teary-eyed as she saw the performances.

She urged the parents not to discriminate between the boys and girls. She concluded the her speech by saying that if girls get the right opportunity they can achieve anything.

Mr Sikera said that we need to empower the girls in our houses so that in-turn our nation will become stronger.

This was followed by a vote of thanks by Dr. Urvashi Sahni. She talked about how important it was for parents to attend the function and cheer their children.

The second day of the event would also have similar programs.