Nineteen students and two teachers, Ms. Rima Pant and Ms. Anjali Wats, visited Lyon, France on a Student Exchange Programme with le Collège Maria-Casarès, Rillieux de Papes, from 14 to 24 November 2017.
There were students from both the branches of our school. They were hosted at the houses of the French students and visited the school campus and carried on activities like Saree tying, Cricket Match, Mehendi application, etc. The students also visited the Mayor’s office and also received gifts from him.
France 3 Television telecast the entire Exchange program on their news channel. Our students also featured in their newspaper.
They spent two days in Paris on their return and visited the Eiffel Tower and other famous monuments.
Tagoreans featured in Lyon's newspaper
The team of fourteen students and two teachers visited China from 4th August 2017 till 17th August 2017.They attended the Joy Festival of Dance at the four major cities of China. The students presented before the audience, the beautiful traditional dances of India ,which included Traditional Kathak, Kathak Fusion and Guajarati folk dance. The students presented the dances with perfection and impressed the audience. The team also visited ‘The Great Wall of China ‘,Disney Land, Summer Palace and the Happy Harbor Fantasy Park.
Along with eleven other countries of the world, our students were presented with trophies. And later our students exchanged gifts with students of other countries. The students came back with many ideas and had a great exposure.
I, Abhay N Hari, of class XI D attended the Pennsylvania School for Global Entreprenuership (PSGE) Summer program held at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania from 30th June to 30th July as one of two students selected from India.
The PSGE program is a global platform for students to attain real life business and entrepreneurial experience and skills. 76 students representing 18 countries participated in this program. Not only were the students I met extremely smart and well-informed, they were also extremely social and forthcoming. I spent many nights discussing various global issues with Palestinians, Russians, and French, all keen to express their view-point; eager to talk.
The courses we had were great and the professors there were amongst the best around. I had an amazing time deliberating on ethical conflicts, analyzing investment opportunities, understanding markets and a host of other engaging topics they made us work on.
We also had many events where we had to come up with an idea, prepare a business model and pitch it to 'investors.' Such experiences were extremely enriching as we got a taste of how the world out there was, and what it took to be successful.
In all, the 4-weeks I spent at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania were amongst the best of my life. Not only did I learn, in abundance, the ways and nuances of the business world, but I also made ever-lasting friendships with some of the brightest, most talented people one's ever likely to meet.
I look forward to applying all that I learnt and leveraging my experience in the times to come"
By Abhay N. Hari
A group of six students Dhruv Vasan, Vansh Marwaha of VIII B, Saburi Chopra of VIII A, Yashvi Sharma of X C, Samridhi Gupta of XI C and Yashika Anand of XI B accompanied by Ms. Yachana Villaitrani attended the Giffoni Film Festival (GFF), 2017 held between 12 July and 22 July in Italy. The Festival provides a one of a kind platform to international juries composed of about 600 youngsters from the age group of 3 years up to stay with the local Italian families in Salerno and spend their days at the venue of the event in Giffoni while watching short films and feature length films that compete to become a favourite among them. Various international stars (like Julianne Moore and Amy Adams etc.) also took part in the annual celebration and met the jurors to discuss cinema with them.Apart from the festival,the group spent a day in Rome during this trip which was an enriching experience for them indeed.
Seven students accompanied by Ms. Gauri Sen went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to participate in the International Royal Military Young Scientist Conference and Exhibition (i-RYSCE) from 10 July to 15 July 2017.
Our school was one of the 4 schools, representing India at this expo. Among 250 plus exhibits by 11 countries. Our school bagged four bronze medals and one gold medal. The team consisted of Pranav Bhatia , Manan Bhatia of XI C , Manav Gupta of IX A, Gurmaan Singh, Garv Gupta, Manav Gupta, Kabeer Kundra and Pratyush Saini of VII C-who also won the Youngest Scientist Award at his age of 11.
Ours was the only school to win awards for each of our projects, and the ideas were also appreciated by the judges.
A few days ago, the students, on behalf of the school, met with Dr. Harshvardhan, minister at Ministry of Science & Technology (India), Ministry of Environment, Government of India, at his residence and received a certificate of appreciation, signed by him.
Not only did they have a great learning experience, they also got to tour the city, visit the Petronas Twin Towers, a Chocolate Factory, shop, and have fun.
Amazing' is the only word that can describe the adventure we had over summer. We were one of the few privileged ones to go to NASA. The moment we first saw that wonderful place we were in awe. Getting to do the Astronaut training program in NASA was one of the highlights of the trip. Besides that , we were privileged enough to go around the Kennedy Space Centre and tour around it and see the various launch pads and rockets. Other than this we also visited Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios in Orlando which left us both in awe as to how awesome they were. Getting to see Niagara Falls was the highlight of the trip. Seeing the border between USA and Canada was just breathtaking. After all this we went to New York's Times Square which was a cherry on top and gave us the glimpse of USA which is in everybody's imagination.
By- Sista Varsha and Pooja Muley
On 30 and 31 January, World Scholar’s Cup organized its Delhi NCR regional round. Our school sent two teams comprising of Sanjeet Agarwal
of X, Shrey Chhabra of XI, Aamod Mehrish of XII and second team of Aaradhya Kukreja of XII, V. Chaitanya of X and Anshul Bhardwaj. They
performed exceptionally well and received invitation for Hanoi Global round which was held in last week of June 2017.
The two teams participated in Hanoi Global round 2017 and the team comprising of Shrey, Sanjeet and Aamod were the runners up team in
South Asia division, and out of 2000 participants, their team stood 33rd globally. Sanjeet Agarwal bagged 12 medals and also got an opportunity
to represent India in debate showcase. Shrey Chhabra also won 9 medals in various events such as essay writing, scholar’s challenge and
scholar’s bowl. Aamod also bagged 5 medals. Their team has also received an invitation for tournament of champions in Yale University.
The other team also performed amazingly well, where Aradhya Kukreja bagged 3 medals and secured rank 30 globally in essay writing and V.
Chaitanya also won 2 medals.