Socrates House lifts the trophy, India awaits..

Victorious team with teachers

It’s the day that everyone was waiting so eagerly, everyone wanted to see team which Team will lift the title of Senior Inter house cricket tournament. It’s the big finals. The match was between the underdogs Socrates team and the hot favorites Krishnamurti team.  The crowed was very excited and they were cheering for their respective teams.

Today again the Socrates team’s captain Jaish Bahadur won the toss and decided to test the strong batting lineup of Krishnamurti team led by Aviral Singh. Everyone was expecting a high scoring game and a fiery start from batting side as they demolished the bowling attack of Gita team in previous match. But it’s the big match and the pressure of finals let down the batting side as their strong batting lineup fell very quickly in search of some quick runs. They set the target of only 22 runs. Once the target was so small, it was just a formality to finish the match. Socrates team didn’t take any risk; they assess the condition and played very patiently. In the end, Socrates team chased down the target without losing any wicket. Adarsh was declared as MoM for giving early damage to the opponent (took two wickets and a catch).

In the other match between Gita and Vivekananda team for third place, the later beats the former comfortably. Aryan Raj was the star of the match.

This tournament teaches us (learners) to have faith in ourselves, believe in your positives and work on your negatives; never let others to decide who you are. Never lose your temperament, stay mindful in every situation and you will definitely win, even if you are considered as Underdogs.

Socrates and Krishnamurti house enter finals of Senior Inter House Cricket Tourney

“Development of Physical, Mental and Emotional health of child is need of an hour” To develop all these skills, nothing could be better than Playground. Keeping this in view, today our school organized an inter-house cricket match.

In the first match, the red giants Vivekananda team takes on the spicy green Socrates team. Vivekanand’s team captain Vitish Manna won the toss and elected to bat first. As favorites, they started well but struggled in the middle overs due to consistent wicket loss and managed to put only 56 runs on the board. Socrates team’s start was shaky as they lost wickets upfront but they shown temperament and won the match comfortably at the end. Deepak Jaswani awarded MoM for his steady batting, one run out and two wickets.

In the second match, shining yellow Gita team were against cool blue Krishnamurti team. Captain Aviral Singh of Krishnamurti team won the toss and invited Gita team to bat first. Gita team didn’t started well as they looked clueless against the strong bowling lineup of krishnamurti team. But with the help of decent contributions of Siddhant, Nomaan and Shresth they set the target of 73 runs. In return Krishnamurti replied strongly and with the firepower of Aviral(39* runs) and Deepansh(27*runs) they finished the match in just 6 overs. Deepansh was declared MoM for his blistering knock and two wickets.

Debate Competition for Grade VI to VIII

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.
-Margaret Haffernan

The atmosphere of Vidyatree Modern World College on April 7, 2017 was all warmed up as the Middle School prepared for a healthy ‘DEBATE COMPETITION’. The topic for debate competition was ‘100% attendance is compulsory to score good marks.’ The event witnessed by the staff and students who not only applauded students for bringing forth exceptional points but also for their courage to participate. The audience also developed their listening skills which would help them further in their lives.

The participants from all the houses were enthusiastic. The participants were as follows:

Gita House : Nilasha Pandey (Grade VIII Red) & Parth Tiwari (Grade VII Blue)

Socrates House : Harshit Shukla (Grade VII Red) & Tayyab Bhadrudja (Grade VIII)

Vivekanand House : Chirag Dubey (Grade VII Red) & Aradhya Srivastava (Grade VII Red)

Krishnamurti House : Naveel Rizvi (GradeVI Blue) & Shambavi Dwivedi (Grade VII Blue)

This Debate helped the students in building the skills of researching, organizing and presentation. It increased learners’ confidence, self esteem. It also improved the higher order and critical thinking skills. Debate encourages the speaking and listening skills of a student to be developed.

It took judges a tough time to decide that who stands first in the competition so finally after a discussion and decision was taken and the results were out.

Gita House students won the competition and a little behind them were Krishnamurti House. Third position was held by Vivekanand House and the last but never the least was Socrates House.

Middle School Sharpens Their Public Speaking Skills at Turn Coat Competition

Inter-house Turn Coat Competition was conducted for the Middle School students on 22nd Jan’16. Best four debaters were selected from each house.The topic was given to the students on the spot and they were given five minutes to prepare for their topic. They had to speak one minute for the motion and one minute against the motion. Each student’s performance was exemplary. Even the judges striven hard to decide the final result.
The performances on the stage motivated the students in the audience to take part in such competitions. The competition led to the enhancement of thinking, communication, self-management skills and dialectical thought in children.   The competition successfully enthused a spirit of confident public speaking and expression of the views of the youth on certain topics like :Do school uniforms make school a more effective place to lear, Every home should have a pet, Should internet be banned from schools, Should plastic bags be banned, Is it unethical to eat meat, Should students be allowed to use cellphones and laptops during school..,etc The competition came out to be a great success. Diksha Singh of VII Blue bagged I positiion, Aditi Chauhan of VI Blue, II position  and Anshika Jain of VIII Red, III position.