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Banyan Tree hosts American delegates

The Banyan Tree School, Lodhi Road organised the Primary Source Education programme for K-12 Educators in which 31 American teachers and administrators, led by Jane Hudley and Elizabeth Howley, visited the school on July 12.

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2011 00:17 IST
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The Banyan Tree School, Lodhi Road organised the Primary Source Education programme for K-12 Educators in which 31 American teachers and administrators, led by Jane Hudley and Elizabeth Howley, visited the school on July 12.

They interacted with students and teachers across all levels. The visiting faculty was accorded a traditional welcome, showcasing the Indian culture. Students conducted a special assembly to honour the guests, highlighting the rich culture of India.

It outlined the rich legacy of India from ancient times and its relevance in the contemporary world in the field of education, peace and appreciation of diversity. The educators added their own colour by presenting the popular American song ‘This Land is our Land, This land is your Land’. The student council took the delegates on a guided tour of the school.

The visiting faculty showed keen interest in learning various techniques to engage students in their classrooms.

On their part, the American educators taught a variety of topics related to Special Food Festivals in the US, Thanksgiving Day, American Independence Day, monuments and heritage sites and traditional games of the US.

The students were delighted to participate in the group activities connected to the topics. In the secondary classes, the international guests shared the green practices and discussed energy and development.

Amity International School, Saket, celebrated, ‘Marie Curie Day’ to commemorate the scientific endeavours of Marie Curie recently. The thrill of learning science lies in doing experiments and learning from them —was the theme of the activity.

The students carried on experiments with elements of nature which enabled them to get a ‘hands on experience’. It also inculcated scientific temper, fostered reasoning and application that ignited the spark of curiosity and creativity. Students performed various experiments like showing that water pressure increases with depth, dealing with different kinds of soils and observing absorption of water in each. They also learnt which soil is best for growing crops and the reasons behind it. The activity was an enriching experience for young scientists who enjoyed the experiment immensely.

Sumermal Jain Public School, Janakpuri, celebrated Value Education Day to focus on the old values of joint families and exemplary relationships of love and affection among them. Addressing a special assembly of teachers, parents and students, school chairman K L Jain recalled the days when families were large and children behaved reverentially towards their parents, grandparents and other relatives. He emphasised the need to revive the value system, for therein lies the stability of families and their peace, prosperity, health and happiness.

On the occasion, a large number of students and parents paid floral tributes at the statue of Late Shri Sumermal Jain.

First Published: Jul 18, 2011 00:15 IST