It was a beautiful day on Sunday, 10 Nov, when The Modern School, Sector E, Aliganj, organized the Grand Bal Mela – a charity fundraise in aid of cancer patients – which soon became a very successful fun filled event with over 6000 parents, kids and grandparents visiting.
The Bal Mela had over 60 food and games stalls and even a few stalls selling wares to ladies. Over half of those stalls were put up by the students of The Modern School, learning the very important attributes of cooperation, teamwork, entrepreneurship, leadership and most importantly caring, because every rupee profit that they were making would be donated in aid of cancer patients.
The major highlights of the event were: art and craft exhibition cum sale by students of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (Grades Nur to 5), street magic by students of the school, Dholakpur land – a big hit among the young, all the food prepared by students themselves following every rule of hygiene, elephant, camel and horse rides, three raffle draws during the day and of course the many competitions for kids and their parents: Ms. Beautiful Hair, Baby Show, Fancy Dress & Art competition.
Overall it was an overwhelming experience and a major learning opportunity for all students, who were immediately rewarded, at the end of the Bal Mela, by an impromptu freestyle dance party to the tunes of the DJ.
I’m half machine. I’m a monster. That’s why you always leave a note! Really? Did nothing cancel? Army had half a day. We just call it a sausage. What’s Spanish for “I know you speak English?” Not tricks, Michael, illusions.
The Modern School celebrated the joy of mathematics as it organised the 24th Mathematics Cognito on December 23, 2012 on its premises. ‘Cognito’ comes from the word ‘cognition’, which means mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. This time the project fair was based exclusively on Mathematics and associated concepts.
Students from pre-primary classes upto class XIIth participated in the event with enthusiasm. They exhibited projects on various topics like Fractions, Decimals, Area, Perimeter, Time, Boolean Algebra, Patterns, Coding-Decoding, Addition, Picks Theorem, Michelson Experiment, Measurement, Statistics, Geometry etc. Their work also demonstrated the history and evolution of Mathematics very well.
Students tested the knowledge and skills of several visitors by asking them to solve simple mathematical problems.
The aim of the Mathematics Cognito was to help people understand that Mathematics is not only an interesting subject but it is also omnipresent and integral to real life. Parents and visitors immensely appreciated the entire concept behind the event. Many admitted that it also helped them increase their knowledge of Mathematics.
Dr Nityanand, former chairman of the school’s advisory council and former director, CDRI, was the chief guest on the occasion while Mr. Elton D’Souza , former Principal, La Martiniere Boys’ College, was the guest of honour. Both were visibly impressed by the level of understanding of the students. While chatting with the founder of the school, Mr Rakesh Kapoor, both the guests said that such innovative events go a long way in helping students shed fear of Mathematics.