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Churning out sportspersons

india Updated: Dec 24, 2010 09:36 IST

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When asked to list some of the achievements of her school in the last academic year, Bal Bharati Public School’s principal Meenu Goswami mentioned the three national records that her students broke this year in various sports categories. She set aside her students Vinayak Pariyar and Akshay Shaukin for their performance in the sporting arena. “Apart from the national level, our students also excelled at the zonal level,” Goswami said. She added: “Last year, we narrowly missed out winning the Ramjas Inter-school debate. I am very glad to say that we clinched the top spot this year.” No wonder then that BBPS, Pitampura, scored the second highest in sports, with 79 points, and the highest in extra-curricular activities, with 80 points. It also scored the highest in academic rigour with 81 points, with a 100% and 99.2% results in the Class 10 and 12 boards, respectively. Speaking on the new CCE that has been introduced this year, Goswami said: “Our teachers are coping very well with the new system; we ensure that we train them so that they are fully conversant with the new system.

However, some parents need to be convinced about the system’s credibility in order for them to have full faith in it.” Goswami also said that while children in junior classes adapt to the new system better, board students have a less easy time doing so because of examination preparations. She added: “In fact, even before the CBSE introduced the system, we had our own methods non-scholastic evaluation, even for the junior classes”

The social has a very good social standing and can be termed as the neighbourhood school, with many parents choosing this school over the existing schools as well the newer ones coming up.

BBPS has various clubs as well, such as the Paper Recycling Club, the Gardening Club and the Pinnacle Club, where students can learn different forms of programming, animation and advanced graphics.

3. Bal Bharati public
Location: Parwana Road, Pitampura
Website: www.balbharatipp.org
Phone: 011-27028600
Number of seats in nursery: 368
Fees for nursery first year: R45,000 (approx)
Total number of students: 4,700

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