Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar, organised ‘Ordinatrix’, the sixth Annual Inter School Computer Festival, where 20 participating schools displayed their technical wizardry in a variety of computer related events. The teams competed in Cinematrix and Movieatrix — movie making competitions, Picatrix — the digital imaging competition and Gameatrix — gaming competition. Inaugurated by chief guest Ritu Singh, the festival also had Manju Singh, an eminent film personalit, as the guest of honour. The judges included Lavlin Thadani, eminent film maker, Mr Valliappan, Director of EZVidya, Puneet Makhija from JIL Information Technology, Anupma Gajwani and Ashish Dheer. The overall winning trophy was bagged by Tagore International School, East of Kailash.
Bal Bharati Public School, Rohini, organised ‘Confluence’ — a career fair in collaboration with JUMP, the career counselling division of Centre for Career Development. The chief guest, Ravi Gupta, Vice President, U.K. based MNC VEE Tee, was welcomed by school principal Rekha Sharma. Students and parents attended interactive sessions on the scope and options in various careers such as Bio and Nano Technology, Robotics, Animation and Multimedia, etc. Students and educational organisations put up various stalls to create awareness regarding non-conventional career options.
Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad, Vasundhara, organised its 8th Inter School Mega Quiz for juniors and Tech Contest which focused on understanding planet Earth. The teams which made it to the finals were DAV Centenary, Noida; Bal Bharati Public School, Brij Vihar; Lotus Valley, Noida, and Apeejay School, Noida. The students were questioned on current happenings in the field of conservation of energy, famous environmentalists, global warming and disaster management. DAV Centenary, Noida, was declared the winner and Apeejay School, the runners up. In the tech contest, four students from different schools teamed to form a group and prepared a storyboard on global warming.
As a part of the UKIERI programme, seven teachers from the Delhi cluster visited four partner schools — Linden Primary School, King Edward VII, Judgemeadow Community College, and Ashfield School in Leicester, United Kingdom. The teachers visiting from Delhi were Simi Kher and Dr Pramada Lele from Springdales School, Pusa Road; Syamala Srivatsa from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya; Udita Ganguly from DPS, R.K.Puram; Malini Khatri from Modern School, Barakhamba Road; Archana Singh from Amity International School, Saket, and Sonali Sen from Sanskriti School. A considerable amount of information regarding the education systems in UK and India was exchanged within the group and the Indian teachers came back feeling richer and enthused to implement many of the good practices observed in the UK schools. The highlight of the trip was the meeting with the Lord Mayor of Leicester, Manjula Sood.