BCM School, Chandigarh Road continued their trend of celebrations by organising plethora of activities on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on August 1,2020. About 1200 students participated in these activities with great gusto. Students of classes l to V contributed in the celebration by designing eco -friendly Rakhis and Shagun envelops. Students of middle wing demonstrated their creative expressions through the activity 'Rakhi Thali Decoration' and students of classes IX and X communicated their emotions of the festival through the activity -'A Letter to Doctors' in which they extended their gratitude to doctors for being in the front line of the battle against coronavirus pandemic. Later, all the letters were sent to the doctors through a link of BCM School blog.The principal, Mr. D.P Guleria applauded the students for their sincere efforts. These activities instilled in the students the values of love and solicitude.
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As per the guidelines of CBSE, Students and teachers of BCM School, Chandigarh Road participated in CBSE Reading Month activities and competitions which was celebrated from June 19 to July 18. Lakhs of students from CBSE Schools around the nation participated in this. BCMites once again brought laurels to the school by winning commendable positions in different competitions. In Open Art Competition Divik Garg of class 2, Mahanya Garg of class 3 bagged 2nd prize whereas Darshdeep Singh of Class 2 and Ridhima of class 5 got 3rd prize. In Quiz Competition for the students of classes 6 to 12, Vidhi Jain of class 8 got 3rd position. Not only the students but teachers of BCM School, Chandigarh Road also participated in Quiz Competition and Video making Competition. Ms. Madhu Sharma, PGT English got 2nd prize in Video Making competition for her video on the topic “Book that changed my life”. Her video was based on the book “Why Gandhi still matters: An Appraisal of the Mahatma’s Legacy”. Divik Garg and Mahanya Garg also secured their positions in Zone wise winners. Principal D.P. Guleria congratulated all the winners and acclaimed the efforts of the students and teachers. He also encouraged them to participate more in such competitions to make this time productive and fruitful.
BCM School, Chd. Road gleamed in CBSE Reading Month Competitions
“Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding.”
Science is a subject which is completely focused on the facts and evidences concerning the natural and social world. To encourage students to look beyond their textual knowledge and to establish a relationship between theory and application of the learnt concepts, Online Science Wiz Kid was conducted for the students of middle wing. Students participated in it with great enthusiasm and vigour. The first round of quiz was conducted on July 18, 2020. Students scoring highest marks in first round were selected for the final round which was conducted on July 30, 2020. Students who got top rank are Ananya Arora from VI G, Raghav Bhatia from VII E & Drish Malhotra from class VIII-I.
Science Wiz kid II Middle wing II
Harshit Grover has utilised the month of July by participating in near about 5 quiz on Covid 19 organised by different organisations & universities like Sipna College of Engineering and Technology, Amravati, J.K.K. Nattraja College of Pharmacy, Tamilnadu, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur etc. He has also participated in various quizzes conducted on Umang App. He got certificate of appreciation from all the organizations.
Student's Achievement II Middle Wing II
“Patriotism is a vital virtue which must be deep rooted in young minds”
We, Indians Sleep peacefully at our homes because our Army is guarding the frontiers. To salute the real heroes of the Nation and inspire the students for a patriotic cause, Kargil Victory Day was celebrated with aplomb. BCMites of classes IV to VIII participated in a plethora of activities ranging from bio-sketch writing to article writing, Patriotic Poem Recitation to singing patriotic songs. They depict moments of pride, courage and sacrifice shown by our Army Men in their presentations. They also pledged to serve the Nation in every possible manner. School Principal Mr. D.P. Guleria appreciated the efforts put in by the students. He urged the students to remember the sacrifice of the great martyrs made for our protection and remarked that we should not take our freedom for granted, rather should strive every day to make India worthy of the invaluable sacrifice made by the Kargil Heroes.
Celebration of Kargil Victory Day
The counselling cell of Middle wing organized a webinar on “Understanding Puberty” for the girls of class VI. Ms. Shreya Sarkar (Child Counsellor, Middle Wing) addressed the students about the science behind “Puberty”. The girls were told about the transitional phase of growth and development that brings with psychological, social, and moral terrain and how they need to get through with the change by accepting it as a part of growing up. It was an interactive session in which the queries of the young minds were given a satisfactory answer.
Seminar on 'Puberty'
Everest Yoga Institute conducted Open Virtual Poster Making Competition on the eve of 6th International Day of Yoga. Around 800 entries were submitted from all across the country. Students showcased their creativity in unique forms through beautiful posters and colours and bagged different positions in various categories with respective themes allotted to them. The result of the same is as follows
Group A (4 to 6+ yrs)
AdhavDutt I-D III
Radhika Sharma I-G III
Nakeesha, Rajveer I-F Consolation Prize
Group B (7 to 10+ yrs)
Ekamjot Kaur III-B II
Abeer Sharma (II-E) Abha (IV-E) Consolation Prize
Group C (11 to 14+ yrs)
Shruti Sharma II
Isha Jindal Consolation Prize
Group D (15 to 18 yrs)
Pawni Gambhir I
GurleenKaur, Namandeep III
OPEN POSTER MAKING COMPETITION
G. Sreya of class VIII-H has used this lockdown period in the best possible way as she participated in more than 20 online quizzes such as Covid 19 awareness quiz by Institute of Management Studies Noida, Sathyaram Academy, Bengaluru, Aryabhatta Group of Institutes, Ajmer, Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Quiz etc. which were organized by different universities and organizations. She has received appreciation from all the organizations for excellent performance. She has also participated in Kalakruti Karo- Na 2020, a national level online drawing competition by Hulahul Foundation, Online talent hunt by Incredible Stars etc. Her article ‘How you made your lockdown period productive’ was published in The Hulahul Times, Mumbai.
“Father is the guiding light whose love shows the way”
Each one of us has been given the gift of life thanks to our parents. And yoga is that divine instrument meant to support us in understanding and enjoying this life. This year International day of Yoga and Father’s Day has come on a same day, so children celebrated the two together and rejoice the glory that is life? Yoga helps to sow the seeds of a bonding within the family. Bcmites started their day by doing various asanas, meditation and breathing exercises with their father. They did various asanas like Swaas Dhyan, pranayam, sukhasana etc. They also spent some quality time with their father by watching movies and playing games. To make this day more special and show gratitude, they also made beautiful cards.
Fitness Fun with Dad on Father’s Day
Yoga helps in controlling an individual's mind, body and soul. It helps in managing stress and anxiety. This year due to covid-19 pandemic, CBSE has given an entirely different platform to participate in various yoga competitions. Firstly, students filled an online form for Yoga which was by Ministry of Ayush. A good number of students participated in My Life My Yoga video blogging competition which was organized by Ministry of Ayush. They have also registered for the Online National Quiz competition on the theme ‘Yoga for Health and Harmony’. An Open Poster Making Competition was also organized by Everest Yoga Institute. In which around 200 students from classes VI to VIII participated. Pawni Gambhir of VIII A bagged first position & Namandeep bagged 3rd position in Group D category.
International Day of Yoga
Ambassadors Of Hope
World Environment Day is celebrated as an annual event to raise the importance of the healthy and green environment in human lives and to solve the issues of the environment by implementing some positive environmental actions. BCMites of classes VI to VIII came forward and participated in several DIY activities to preserve the environment from waste material. Students of class VI and VII made bird feeders with waste plastic bottles & cardboard and students of class VIII made compost pits in buckets and made the best use of plastic waste. They clicked their photographs and shared with their class teachers. School Principal D.P. Guleria appreciated the efforts of the students.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY II MIDDLE WING II
This virtual dialogue was hosted on the eve of the World Environment Day. On this occasion, the hon’ble Indian minister for environment, forest and climate change, Mr. Prakash Javadekar was the chief guest. This occasion also marked the launch of a very special initiative underline the role of youth,” youth unite for a safe and secure environment for all”. Mr. Ugo Astuto, Mr Hans Jacob, Ms. Jan Thompson, Prof. Nicholas Stern and Mr. Woochong Um were speakers of the event. They gave their valuable thoughts on environment. Students of VI and VII classes also attended the webinar and got ideas how we can sustain our environment in a better way. Speakers discussed about global health crises and their closes inter linkage with climate impact. They said we should focus on the roadmap that nations need to adopt routing towards a green recovery. Overall it was an informative webinar.
Webinar on world environment day special/E-launch of WSD
On the sacred day of Birth Anniversary of MAHATMA SATYANAND MUNJAL, (24th May 1917 – 14th April 2016), BCM School, Chandigarh Road got flooded with nostalgic memories of Mahatma Ji. The hearts of staff and students were engulfed in the sacred feelings of obeisance for Mahatma Satyanand Ji, whom they lovingly called 'Bau Ji'. Every year this event is celebrated on the school premises as Founder's Day with a sense of reverence and devotion. However, this year due to lockdown eloborated plans of celebration were abated to some extent. Yet, with unsurmountable spirits the teachers and students organized a plethora of activities as a tribute to the legendary Mahatma from may 18 to may 24, 2020. The children as guided by their mentors recited and inscribed holy vedic mantras and golden rules of Arya samaj. There were online events like Bhajan Singing, Greeting cards making and Portrait designing organized by the students and for the students. The staff members performed Hawan at their homes. The Principal , Sh. D P Guleria expressed his thoughts about Mahatma Ji that the great visionary was truly an epitome of ‘Satya’ (truth) and ‘Anand’ (bliss) who has been and will be a perennial source of inspiration for him and all BCMites.
International Day for Biological Diversity focuses on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health. The day has been proclaimed to increase understanding and to spread awareness about biodiversity issues. Bridging the gap between books and biodiversity in a unique manner, students of classes I to VIII of BCM School Sector 32 celebrated this day with poise. They showcased their talent in different activities ranging from poster making to slogan writing, best out of waste to e-collage. They also displayed their tender love while watering the plants in their houses. They also went for nature walk to understand biodiversity in a better way. Later on they penned down the ways to protect the nature. They focused on to spread knowledge and awareness about the dependency of food system, nutrition, health on biodiversity and on healthy ecosystems. Principal Mr. D.P. Guleria appreciated the students and told them to be more sensitive towards the environmental concerns.
International Biological Diversity Day II PRIMARY & MIDDLE WING II
This lockdown has given enormous opportunities to the students to introspect themselves and find out the hidden talent among them. In these two months, students have tried their hands in different skills like cooking, painting, DIY’s, creating best out of the waste etc. They shared their views and videos with their class in charges.
Discovering yourself II MIDDLE WING II
A mother is the backbone of the family. She is the one who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take. The pandemic has put everything on a halt but mothers are the ones whose workload is increased. What better day it can be than the Mother’s Day to appreciate the sacrifices a mother does for her children! BCMites made this day a beautiful and memorable one for their mothers by making cards, preparing meals for her and by giving surprises. It was a fun filled day for the students as they acknowledge their mothers’ unconditional love and efforts.
CELEBRATION OF MOTHERS' DAY II MIDDLE & PRIMARY WING II
Students of BCM School Chandigarh Road celebrated World Red Cross Day amidst lockdown. This year Red Cross Day has come at a time when the whole world is gripped in Covid-19 pandemic. There are so many people who are serving the humanity selflessly. Bcmites of different classes participated in a plethora of activities. Class 1 & 2 prepared first aid boxes, class 3rd made thank you cards for Red Cross volunteers and class 4 & 5 learnt how to make masks. In addition to this, class 6th wrote and recited poems in praise of the unsung heroes of this pandemic. Class 7th & 8th wrote gratitude letters for the doctors and nurses who are fighting with this pandemic at frontline. Principal D P Guleria appreciated the efforts of the students and said that we should also do our part to save the humanity.
CELEBRATION OF RED CROSS DAY II PRIMARY & MIDDLE WING II
Ambassadors of Hope competition was organized by Sh. Vijay Inder Singla, Education Minister of Punjab to motivate students to combat Covid - 19 Pandemic. BCMites enthusiastically showcased their talent in dance, music, poetry recitation, painting etc. They upload their videos on Social platforms with a hashtag Ambassadors of Hope. Result for the same is awaited.
Ambassadors of hope
At BCM we are pledged to leave no stone unturned for the betterment of our students.” With this thought in mind BCM School organized a Virtual interaction on April 30, Thursday wherein teachers interacted via video calling with the parents and students of their respective classes.
Parents were asked to feel free to give their suggestions and discuss their queries regarding assignments or notes which are being sent to them regularly. Teachers motivated students to be patient at this difficult time and guided them how to complete their assigned work neatly and carefully. Teachers thanked parents for their continuous support and efforts done with the children and asked for the same cooperation in future also. This platform provided the parents with an opportunity to share their concerns. Parents also appreciated the continuous efforts put in by the management and teachers during this time to keep the students engaged. Such virtual interaction will definitely make students and teachers tech-savvy, with innovative teaching – learning experiences and moreover it will definitely create a better rapport between teacher and taught.
It is rightly, said that Books are our best friends.’ Books provide us a great knowledge which remains everlasting. World Book Day is celebrated every year on April 23, across the world.
To inculcate the habit of reading books in the students and to tell them importance of the books in our lives, videos related to short biography of great writer William Shakespeare along with one of his famous play “The Merchant of Venice”, were sent to the students on World Book Day , besides this ‘DEAR’ activity was also sent in which students were asked to enjoy reading books other than their school books.
WORLD BOOK DAY
A book is a dream that we hold in our hand. Books are the gateway between the past and present or future. Amidst this lockdown, when books are really playing a great role as they are the stress busters. Students of middle wing enthusiastically celebrated this day while staying safe at their homes. They spared their time for reading their favourite books. Students of class VIII recited beautiful poems on Books- My Best Friend and send their videos to their teachers.
WORLD BOOK DAY II MIDDLE WING II
Earth does not belong to us, we belong to it. This quote stands true in present scenario. 50 years ago, on April 22nd, people all over the world started celebrating Earth day to make everyone aware about the importance of saving mother Earth. But recently nature has shown that it can save herself, it is the human race which needs to mend its ways to prolong its stay on this planet. Every year this day is celebrated with great zeal and zest in BCM School, Chandigarh Road. Inspite of the lockdown, BCMites marked this day in a special way. The day commenced with taking an e- pledge to save mother Earth. Few activities were planned for them, which they can do easily at home. Students of classes I and II recited beautiful poems on our benevolent mother Earth. Through creative collages and PPTs students of class IV and V conveyed a message that though it is a panicking situation for us but Earth is healing in this process. Students of class VI and VII drew beautiful posters and even painted their faces to convey the message that Earth is our only home. Best entries were shortlisted and shared in class groups to spread the messages conveyed by the students. Principal DP Guleria applauded the efforts of students, parents and teachers and stated that this situation should not mellow down our spirits. Together we can come out of this by staying calm.
WORLD EARTH DAY
Earth does not belong to us, we belong to it. Amidst Covid-19, nature has shown that it can save herself, it is the human race which needs to mend its ways to prolong its stay on this planet. In spite of the lockdown, BCMites marked this day in a special way. They conveyed a message that though it is a panicking situation for us but Earth is healing in this process. Students of class VI drew beautiful posters and VII made face masks and even painted their faces to convey the message that Earth is our only home. Best entries were shortlisted and shared in class groups to spread the messages conveyed by the students.
CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY II MIDDLE WING II
“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.”
It is important to celebrate our heritage because it is the time for all of us to learn about our own culture and heritage. Students should know about their heritage because it breathes life and gives meaning to our identities and our knowledge of Who we are?
To promote this feeling in students, some videos of ‘World Heritage Sites in India’ and ‘Importance of greeting our guests with folded hands’ were sent to students.
WORLD HERITAGE DAY
April 13 &14
To bring in festive fervor during this difficult phase, students were encouraged to celebrate Baisakhi with their families with enthusiasm by staying at home only. This year Baisakhi also marks the 100th anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Students were acquainted about this event through relevant videos . Few more links were sent to make the students aware about the significance of this day and great heritage of our country. Parents were asked to discuss the historical importance and facts related to the day with their children. For the merry time Punjabi folk songs were sent. Students were also asked to enjoy the Bhangra beats and Punjabi sweet dishes.
To make students aware about Dr. B.R Ambedkar Jayanti , father of Indian Constitution, G.K questions regarding Indian Constitution, YouTube videos on short biography of Dr. Ambedkar were sent in all the classes. Students of class IV were asked to write fundamental rights and duties of Indian citizens whereas class V students penned down Preamble of Indian Constitution.
BAISAKHI AND DR. B.R.AMBEDKAR JAYANTI
In the wake of uncertainties and anxieties brought by the recent pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Counseling Cell ( Dr. Renu Gupta and other school counselors) continued motivating the students and parents through lectures via Zoom App. During the month of April, several measures have been carried out to ensure that necessary guidance and assistance is readily made available to the BCM family.
The measures have been targeted towards three groups- namely, students, parents and teachers. To assist students in adapting to a new routine as per life under lockdown, a video was shared on 10 April. In this video, several tips were shared with students to help them anchor their daily schedules, and escape lethargy and boredom. Similarly, audio files were also circulated to parents, focused on sustaining academic productivity and mental health of the students. Among the shared audio files, the first one was sent among parents from standards 1& 2, in which tips were shared on generating interest in study through experiential learning among the kids. The second audio was sent to parents from Primary wing, in which the primary focus was on maintaining psychological well-being of children.
Besides these steps, to uplift the spirits of teachers, many motivational messages were shared among teachers. These included inspirational stories and suggestions for virtual classroom activities. Lastly, links to helpful online educational resources were also shared among teachers.
The present time do not deter us from reaching out our students and ensuring that they utilize their time at home fruitfully and constructively. While the world is grappling with medical challenge and seeing almost a global lockdown schools are challenged with keeping students engaged at this time and negate academic loss.
BCM School, Chandigarh Road is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that students do not lose out valuable learning time and maintain a positive approach. School has transitioned to online learning through “Digital remote learning” from the commencement of the new session. As per the CBSE guidelines, various videos related to moral based movies, health and fitness , general awareness etc are shared with students by their class incharges in their respective class groups. Students were asked to share their views regarding different videos which were sent to them. and not only this, schedule wise and according to syllabus various assignments, worksheets, videos and audio clips prepared by teachers themselves along with book pages are being sent to the students regularly. As ‘Home Collaboration Learning’ program is on the go, the students begin their day with chanting of Gayatri Mantra and Om meditation. During the hours scheduled for study, they receive audio/ video lectures, PPTs, MS word documents ( notes/ synopsis/ worksheets/ assignments) from the teachers covering syllabi of various subjects. Various e- tools like Whatsapp groups, Zoom App, You Tube channels, Google, Wikipedia etc are being used for knowledge sharing.
Apart from ensuring syllabi coverage, Co –curricular activities and Projects are being executed by Class teachers and Subject teachers in coordination with Activity Coordinators and Section Coordinators.
DIGITAL REMOTE LEARNING