Duemila30 is an International film festival organized entirely by a group of young students. It is meant to encourage the artistic and expressive form of the short film, giving visibility to young aspiring directors. The aim of the festival is keeping the events intimate to allow the chance for various filmmakers and other industry personnel to be able to easily meet, network and discuss the screened films.
A group of four students- Chirag Garg, Baneet Pukhrambam, Harsh Khanna of Class X and, Khushpreet Singh of class XII and Ms. Deepali Sahi, our Junior HM participated in the festival. They attended several workshops and lectures covering various topics such as virtual reality, along with the screening of select short films, which included two made by our students. Following the Festival, the group went to Zurich, Switzerland.
An educational trip to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America was organised by the school during the summer vacations between 21 and 30 May 2019. A group of 10 students along with their teacher escort, Ms. Kavita Bhatia and Ms. Vaishali Wadhawan formed the team.
The tour aimed at attending a three day camp at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Children were curious to explore the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and learn various facts about the gigantic universe.
Activities conducted at the Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) centre trained students necessary skills that an astronaut should have. They had a lifetime experience of visiting the Kennedy Space Centre Visitors Complex where they saw real rockets in the rocket garden and real space shuttles which had travelled to the moon and the red planet Mars for the first time. The students were also briefed about the team work and close coordination between the ground-based and space -based personnel to ensure the success of a mission undertaken.
A tour around the city of New York to see the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Twin Towers, the Central Park and the Time Square was enthralling. A visit to the Rockefeller Centre, Brooklyn Bridge and other famous landmarks of New York kept the team mesmerised. An experience of having a 360 degree aerial view of the New York City from the 102nd floor of One World Observatory was an experience of its kind. The visit to the Cocoa Beach and Walmart were replete with loads of fun.
The visiting team also had a wonderful experience of the spectacular fireworks behind the Cinderella Castle, the enchantment of being at the Wizardly World of Harry Potter. A fun filled and an adventurous day spent at Disney Land Magic Kingdom was indeed magical. Here the children enjoyed various Disney shows and programs and many exciting adventure rides. The Maid of Mist cruise experience at the Niagara Fall was a breath taking experience. A visit to the Universal Studio also kept the students enthralled.
The trip to USA was indeed a memorable and learning experience that would be cherished throughout.
As active and ardent participants of the Generation Global Face to Faith video conferences, the students and staff of Tagore International School, East of Kailash were honoured to host the former British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair in the school premises on 9 January 2019.
Generation Global is a pioneering global education programme that provides students with the skills and experience they need to navigate difference in a peaceful way. The programme provides opportunities for students to put critical thinking skills into practice through facilitated dialogue.
Mr. Tony Blair, Executive Chairman, Institute for Global Change, interacted with the students of seven schools from Delhi NCR region who have been actively involved in the Institute for Global Change’s Generation Global programme, and are rather pro at it. It was indeed a matter of pride for the school to have been selected from among 200 schools to host the event and welcome the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to interact with the young leaders. Mr. Sanjay Bareja and Ms. Nonica Kochhar, Technical Coordinators, Ms. Ghanapriya Elangbam, Country Coordinator, Generation Global also attended the event along with Ms. Sandhya Gupta, Education Consultant, Asia, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, who moderated the interaction.
Both students as well as teachers involved in Generation Global activities got the opportunity to share their personal experiences during their video conferences with their partner schools from Indonesia, Pakistan, Phillipines, Israel and many other schools across borders, with Mr. Blair. They were also excited to talk about the changes that they noticed in their own personality as a result of their participation in this programme at school. Two students from the host school presented a portrait each to Mr. Blair and got one autographed to be kept as a memento at school.
In his address, Mr. Blair said, “Real education is about how to become creative, and creativity comes from open and not closed minds.” He further added, “What you don’t understand, you fear and what you fear, you dislike”. Mr. Blair explained that the aim of the programme is ultimately about teaching people how to have open minds.
Ms. Mallika Preman, Principal of the host school suggested that the ‘Kindness Programme’, a water conservation project of which Angela Arora, the Vice President, School Cabinet of the host school, is a part of, could be taken forward by Generation Global. Teachers also suggested initiating exchange programmes through Generation Global and partnering with students from the UK to tread the path to a better world together.
Ms. Madhulika Sen, Director, Tagore International School, appreciated the honest feedback of the students and expressed her delight on being a part of the programme. The event ended with the energetic and confident young learners thanking Mr. Blair for the contributions he has made to nurture the youth of today as global citizens of tomorrow.