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Campaign to Compost

Campaign to Compost

January 9, 2019

Expanding their efforts to the neighbourhood, grade IX students of the ‘Waste Management’ GC project, visited the nearby Ganesh Ram Apartments. The residents were given an introduction and demonstration on waste segregation and composting by the students, covering the types of waste a household produces, how to segregate and manage each one, and detailed instructions on the process of composting. Following this, waste in the flat is being segregated and organic waste is being put into a composting instrument “kambha”, thus getting one step closer to the students’ ultimate goal of zero waste.

Fitness Experts

Fitness Experts

January 26, 2019

As a conclusion for their GC project, ‘Good Health and Well-being’ the students of class IX and class XI hosted an event, inviting all parents and friends to gauge their fitness levels. The class XI students focused on testing the endurance of all the participants through a range of drills such as plank, shuttle run and the 12-minute run. The students also measured the BMI of the all the participants to use in a collated report. The class VI, VII and IX students sold healthy drinks and snacks, which were nothing short of delicious. The students of class VIII motivated parents to take up the 21 day fitness challenge.  The students also conducted a competition for cooking healthy food. It was the perfect closure for the months of hard work put in by the students and teachers.

Hackathon – Innovative Solutions

Hackathon – Innovative Solutions

January 3 and 4, 2019

The Hari Shree Hackathon was an event that primarily focussed on identifying the problem solver in each student. It was conducted by our global citizenship partner, Reap Benefit, a Bangalore based social enterprise with a vision to ‘Democratize public problem solving in every neighbourhood of India’. During the 2 day event, students were mentored and introduced to techniques like rapid prototyping, trigger mapping, electronics and coding. At the end of it, students came up with innovative working prototypes that could be worked on further for a large scale implementation. An exhibition was organized for the parents on the second day.

The objective of this event was to give the participants an insight into how to approach civic and environmental problems and formulate simple and cost effective solutions for the same. Some of the innovative solutions were, an app to report mosquito problems, sensor taps and showers for reducing water consumption, motion based lighting systems and intuitive waste bins for better segregation.

Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram

January 26, 2019

Hari Shree’s Republic Day celebration was a solemn yet elegantly conducted affair. The event commenced with a prayer, followed by the flag hoisting by our Principal Acharya. Then came the singing of our national anthem, sung with pride and respect for our country. Principal Acharya graced us with a few pearls of wisdom, while two students of class VIII – Shravya and Ananya – addressed the gathering on the importance of Republic Day. The occasion ended with the distribution of chikkis.

 

Pongal O Pongal!

Pongal O Pongal!

January 23, 2019 

This harvest season, our school’s Pongal celebrations were as grand as can be. The school was a sea of colours as the students flocked in wearing traditional clothes. The day began with an session with Swami Vasudev acharya from Australia. To hold true the tradition, a cow and calf were brought to our school and a puja was performed while we waited for the Pongal pot to overflow.  The school corridors rang with cries of ‘Pongal O Pongal’. There were a variety of events ranging from dance to yoga. Everyone present offered prayers to the Sun god, after which a few students performed the Suryanamaskaram. This was followed by a Villu Paatu, an age-old Tamil tradition and an electrifying Tamil folk genre which captured the attention of all the audience and heightened the mood greatly. Finally, a dance which include many of the Tamil folk dance styles like, Thappatam, Oyilattam, Poikaal Kudhirai etc, was performed by the 11th graders. It was a day filled with excitement, and probably one of the best Pongal celebrations.

 

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

December 22, 2018

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and never giving it. The students of our school showed their gratitude to the annas and akkas on Thanksgiving Day. The students spoke about how important the annas and akkas are to our school, performed for them, and had a fun and interactive session with them. As an apt ending to the day, every akka and anna was invited to a potluck in the classrooms, with the students and teachers.

The Akkas and Annas having a fun time playing Passing the Ball and Lucky Corners

 

Pradarshan – Grade X

Pradarshan – Grade X

December 1, 2018

Planning, scripting and practicing – all in under twelve hours! The students of grade X put up an enthralling show of dance, drama and music, in both English and Tamizh, all woven into a single narrative. The programmes followed the layered theme of doing away with traditional prejudices while preserving culture and tradition at large.

Friends of the Environment

Friends of the Environment

December 11, 2018

The water conservation students of grade VI participated in a seed-ball making session. They determinedly rolled numerous balls made up of a mixture of clay and manure before putting a seed at the centre of each ball. Seed balls are used to restore areas where the natural flora has been destroyed. These seed balls were distributed to the students of grade II to IV on Sports Day.

Sports Day

Sports Day

December 20, 2018

Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam’s 15th Annual Sports Meet happened with a lot of spirit of sportsmanship.  The chief guest, Ms. Varsha Gautham, a national rowing champion hoisted the flag and received salute from the 4 contingents and the student leaders. The sports captains took the oath on behalf of all the participants. This was followed by a yoga demonstration, mass drill and human pyramid formations. The track and field events were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Every house worked towards accumulating points for their team, and the day ended with Agni winning the house cup this year.

Junior Sports Carnival

Sports as a carnival for grades II to IV

Parent Events

Hari Shree parents participated with equal gusto in inter-house badminton, basketball, throw ball, tug of war and track and field events.

Global Citizenship Team in action

‘If you do a task for 21 days, it will become a habit’ – this was the idea behind the 21 day fitness challenge that the students of grade VIII came up with. More than 30 parents accepted the challenge. The best part was the spirited support and campaigning for the 21 day challenge by the grade VI team. They designed and gifted ‘Good Health’ book marks to all those who registered.

The grade XI team gave the crowd a healthy eating option among a sea of tasty but not-so-healthy foods. Cutting, arranging, serving, campaigning…they aced it!

With sweet smiles, our grade VI up-cycling team persuaded visitors to accept food in their hand-made ‘dhonnai’ instead of foil plates.

The grade IX waste management team worked towards reducing litter, managing waste and campaigning among students and parents. A good attempt was made to segregate the waste by providing separate bins for wet and dry waste.

Book Donation Drive

Book Donation Drive

As part of ‘Literacy and Education for All’ project, the students of grade X had conducted a book drive and collected around 1500 books from grades II to XII. The members of the student council worked on identifying the recipients. Some of the books were donated to deserving students through Teach for India, a non profit organization working to educate children from lower income backgrounds. They were also given to a library in Alapuzha which suffered heavy losses during the Kerala floods. Children from the government school nearby will benefit from this library. Some books have also been given to the students of Raja Muthaiah school nearby.