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Guest Lectures

Story Telling
October 7, 2017

The Story telling workshop by Mr. Craig Jenkins, a renowned story teller  from UK, was on how to explore the  use of hand gestures, facial expressions, characterization and voice modulation to present stories in a fun, exciting and educational way. His session started with a few games which could be implemented in class to increase the  focus and concentration of children.

Social Research Methodology
October 9, 2017

The Sociology, Psychology and History students of grade XI and XII attended a guest lecture by Dr. Vijo Varghese Vincent, Research Associate at the International Justice Mission, on Social Research Methodology. He told the students about research design, validity of research, sampling methodology and the need for ethics and morality while conducting research. The students also sought guidance on doing their projects.

“The workshop was extremely useful as I learnt the different types of research, data analysis, sampling and also how projects are formulated. I am definitely sure that this will be a lesson I won’t forget. The person teaching this was very informative”

 - Varsha Babu, XI

“… it greatly helped me with several concepts that I was having trouble with. Through the lecture I found out how to properly and professionally research on a topic and the different methods and processes used to do so. This guest lecture helped me understand how to do my projects in the future.”

- Samyukt Vasu, XI

“…We learnt various new methods that were previously unknown to us and also we learnt about the norms and ethics of research. Overall it was an enriching experience”

- Sidhant, XI 

Tamil Literature – History
October 2017

The students of grade IX had the opportunity to interact with Ms. Jayalakshmi, Ms. Tamilselvi and Ms. Mangalam from the Department of Tamil during the History period. The teachers shared information on the significance of Tirukkural and how Tirukkural is applicable in our daily lives. The session also had an overview of Sangam Literature and the literary works like Silapadikaaram and Manimekalai.

Nervous Control and Co-ordination – Biology
October 2017

Nervous Control and Co ordination for class XI by Dr. Shiv Bhushan Sharma from Chettinad Health City

Career Counselling – Commerce
October 2017

The students of grade XI and XII attended a Career Guidance session by Ms. Sujatha Balakrishnan, Head of the Department of Commerce from Ethiraj College on ‘Career Guidance and Career Options in Commerce.’

“The career guidance session was very highly helpful as we got an insight into career options for the future. 

 -  Guru Raj XII and Valli Nayagam, grade XII

“The session was really interesting as she explained about how the choice of institution is really important for higher education. It also gave us an insight on how to prepare for college.

- Ashwin and Shreya, grade XII.

Soil Erosion and Weathering – Geography
October 2017

Ms. Radha Varadarajan spoke to the students of grade VII on ‘Soil Erosion and Weathering’. She gave us an insight into the difference between weathering and erosion and the different ways to conserve the soil. The lecture was supported by practical demonstration of soil cookies with and without roots, which made us understand the importance of roots in preventing soil erosion.

- Advaith Menon, grade VII

Art of Brochure Making
October 13, 2017

The interactive session for the students of VII Maragatham with Ms. Fathima on designing a brochure demonstrated how both pictures and text convey a powerful message. The group activity enabled us to design the basic outline for our brochure on ‘The Art of Composting’. The session also enlightened us on the need to keep in mind the target audience and the effective way to approach them.

- Ananya V Ganesh, Grade VII

Paper Conservation 
October 13, 2017

Mr. Ramanan from ITC WOW spoke to the students of VIII Pavazham. His visit was an eye opener to realize how India is one of the major contributors to wasting paper. The informative videos and ppts on recycling paper showed how the garbage load in India can be reduced by nearly 25%.

- Mahendra Kurup, Grade VIII

Ayyam Ittu Unn – Give before you Eat 
October 13, 2017

Dr Issa Fathima Jasmine addressed the students of IX Neidhal and VI Roja on food wastage and the consequences of wasting food which includes poverty and shortage of food for the future generations. She gave us precise statistics and data on where and how much food gets wasted every day. She told us about the community fridge which has been placed in Besant Nagar which works on the principle of anonymous donation of food , clothes, toys etc. This gives an opportunity for the needy to use the things available there without hurting their dignity.

-  Akhilan Ravichandran and Deekshanya, Grade IX

Energy Management by Mr. Narsimhan Santhanam
September 2017

Guest Lecture for students of grade X Madhuvanti by Mr. Narsimhan Santhanam, founder of EAI (Energy Alternative India).  Under his guidance, the students are working on a project to learn about energy consumption and alternatives.

Waste Management by Mr. Rangarajan 
September 2017

Students of grade VII Vairam had a session with the secretary of the RA Puram Residents Association, Mr. Rangarajan, on neighbourhood waste management activities.

Story Telling by Ms. Sri Vidya
September 2017

The students of grade II had an interactive story telling session with Ms.Sri Vidya from Story Trails.

Reproductive Health by Dr. Radha
September 2017

Guest Lecture on Reproductive Health by Dr. Radha Pandiyan from Chettinad Health City.

Gene Expression by Dr.Sheikh Ahmed
September 2017

Dr. Sheikh Ahmed spoke to Biology students of grade XII on gene expression and its regulation

Structure of the Eye by Dr. Adnan 
September 2017

Dr. Adnan Mohamed Mytheen spoke to students of grade X on the structure of the eye and its defects

Biotechnology for Dr.Kumar
September 2017

Dr. Kumar Ebenezer spoke to students of grade XII on Biotechnology and applications.

Water Conservation by Mr.Nityanand Jayaraman
August 2017

Noted environmentalist, Mr.Nityanand Jayaraman spoke to the students who are working on water conservation as part of Global Citizenship. He spoke on issues like the plight of Chennai rivers, rain patterns, ill effects of desalination plants, unplanned development and the usage of marsh lands as dump yards.

Making Seed Balls with Mr.Kamesh
August 2017

The students of grade VII Manickam, during their ‘Seedball Session’ with Mr.Kamesh of ‘Vizhithezhu Arakkattalai’, brainstormed on the problems faced by farmers and the reasons behind poor yield, food shortage and resultant farmer suicides. The hands on experience of making the seed ball is their baby step towards planting trees that would prevent soil erosion. The session culminated with the students making the Green Ganesha carrying the seed ball within him, ably assisted by Dorai Anna.

Rolling into Shape with Ms.Priscilla
August 2017

Students of grade VII Vaiduryam have basket weaving sessions, facilitated by Ms. Lois Priscilla, who is an expert in creating craft out of old and unused newspapers and magazines. 

Traffic Management with the local Traffic Police
August 2017

The students of IX Kurinji attended a session by the Chennai Traffic Police, led by C Alexander, Inspector of Police and M Venkateswaralu, Sub-Inspector of Police. The students had a hands on learning on Road Safety, Traffic Signals and Traffic Management. The interactive session made the students understand the effort that goes behind the day of a traffic policeman.  The students were given handouts of traffic signs to better understand the traffic regulation system.

Vegetable Cultivation with Mr.Jaishankar Kanappan
August 2017

Mr. Jaishankar of Kanchi Organic Farm guided the students of grade X Sahana and VIII Muthu on vegetable cultivation and  soil preparation. The students took the learning forward by sowing seeds in the school garden.

Finance by Mr.P.V Subramanyam
July 2017

Mr. P. V. Subramanyam, financial expert spoke to the students of grade XI and XII on the power of compounding and the necessity for smart investments. The topics ranged from household finances, accounting and banking to real income, mutual funds and insurance.

Dental Hygiene by Dr.Phanimala
July 2017

Dr. Phanimala, cosmetic dentist and dental surgeon, spoke to the students of grade IV on the importance of dental hygiene, besides showing them a presentation and video on the anatomy of the tooth.

An insight into AIDS by Mr.Sathish Kumar
July 2017

Mr SK Satish Kumar ,Training Manager at YRG CARE, spoke on how Aids is not only a disease but a judgement we have brought upon ourselves. He briefed the students on the disease, its prevention and treatment.

Cultivation of Crops by Mr.Radha Varadarajan
July 2017

Ms.Radha Varadarjan, our Sustainability Education consultant, spoke to students of grade V on crops and cultivation practices, with special emphasis on paddy cultivation.

Essential 21st century skills by Mr.Gupteswar Rao
June 2017

Mr.Gupteswar Rao addressed the students from grades VI to VIII on ‘Essential Skills to be possessed by 21st century students’

 

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