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
The new session commenced at BCM School amidst Covid 19 pandemic. Due to the lockdown, our school is transitioning to online learning through structured home based program ‘Digital Remote Learning’. Teachers are going above and beyond, finding creative ways to reach their students and help them continue their learning with the help of videos, e-notes, Apps and assignments. Children are continuously connected to teachers for learning interactively. Teachers are having one to one interaction with parents also and clearing out their queries regarding curriculum and their ward’s performance. Synopsis and worksheets of each subject are provided to students through the Whatsapp class groups. Link of International kids Film Festival is provided to the students in which Students are watching a movie daily and analyzing it critically. Another link to join the 15 days online TCS programme is availed to the students for better learning. Apart from learning, Students were also encouraged to participate in the national campaign ‘Student’s say-let’s win the fight over corona ‘initiated by Smile Foundation to engage their thoughts and to promote learning among students. Keeping in mind the physical fitness of the students, they are also acquainted with ‘Play at Home’ app by Sportz Village along with YouTube videos of different exercises. Everyday students are receiving videos of various yoga asanas to boost their immunity level.
COMMENCEMENT OF NEW SESSION
Four days Athletic Meet reached to its culmination on March 4 in the Kindergarten block of BCM School Sec -32 A. Around 300 students of Nursery enthusiastically took part in the 8th Annual Athletic Meet. The tiny tots on each day won the appreciations of the audience by marching together gracefully while holding different colour flags. The cultural items presented by the tiny tots on different days captivated the hearts of the parents acting as an audience. The tastefully decorated ground was a feast to the eye of beholders. The children enthusiastically took part in the different races planned for the day i.e. Butterfly race, Postman race, Kangaroo race, Get ready for the party race etc. The winners & participants were honored with the medals. The event reached to the culmination with National Anthem. Principal, Mr. D.P. Guleria opined that love for sports and games should be kindled in the early years of student life and appreciated the efforts of students and teachers.
The names of the gold medalists have been mentioned below:
Vandita, Rehmat, Manya, Inayat,, Dishita &Trishika.
Ice-Cream Cone Race
Shubam, Anshika, Prabhnoor, Avnoor, Arshpreet , Vihaan &Navkiran.
Shanaya Johar,Darsh, sarabjot, Tanisha, Avneet ,Jasman &Yuvan.
Get Ready for the Party
AAradhy, Riyansh, Keeratjot, Shalok, Aruj ,Gurnoor&Gouransh.
Anahita, Aruhi , Harshbir,Abinav, Lovish , Manveer ,&Shivya.
Harsimaret Singh , Yashwini ,Prabhroop &Mansahas.
Achieve the Target Race
Madhav, Nayansh, Ketan ,Ansh,Shivanya ,Kanav &Jasleen.
ANNUAL ATHLETIC MEET || NURSERY ||
To inculcate the spirit of patriotism and to celebrate the birth anniversary of ‘ Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ , a Bio Sketch writing competition was conducted in class V. Students of class IV penned down quotes by Netaji on decorative sheets. All the students participated enthusiastically and paid tribute to this great leader of our country.
CELEBRATION OF NETAJI’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY || PRIMARY WING ||
Republic Day honours the date on which the constitution of India came into effect on January 26, 1950 replacing the government of India Act as the governing document of India. To acquaint the students about the importance of this day, a patriotic song competition was conducted for classes I, II and III by Music Club and a speech competition on Indian Constitution for classes IV and V was conducted by English Articulators Club on January 24, 2020. Students filled the aura with patriotism with their melodious songs and informative speeches.
ACTIVITIES ON REPUBLIC DAY || PRIMARY WING ||
With a motive to acquaint the parents with the accomplishments & achievement of the UKG students during the session 2019- 2020 “An Open Class Room Presentation’ was organized in BCM Kindergarten Chandigarh Road. The children mesmerized the parents acting as an audience with their confidence & oratory skills. The slew of events managed at their own left the spectators spellbound. Children not only welcomed the audience while giving them details of the event but also acquainted them with the ways, matras, vowels & addition is taught to them. Apart from other activities demonstration of telephonic conversation, doctor and patient conversation & Lemonade making activity were highly appreciated one by all. Principal Mr. D.P. Guleria appreciated the efforts of the teachers and students.
OPEN CLASSROOM PRESENTATION ||UKG ||
‘’ A Nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people ‘’
BCM Kindergarten Chandigarh Road celebrated Republic Day with great zeal and zest. Students took part in various activities planned for the day. Kids of Nursery made the tricolour flower with the help of their teachers. LKG students made flags with ice-cream sticks whereas UKG kids drew flag and filled colours in it. Principal Mr. D.P. Guleria wished the kids a ‘Happy Republic Day’.
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATED ||KG ||
Show & tell aims to teach young students about public speaking skills . Keeping the same in mind Show & Tell competition was organized in BCM Kindergarten Chandigarh Road for the kids of Nur. 75 students participated in this competition. Kids came with a variety of objects like Car, Plants, Save water, Healthy food & junk food, Save girl child etc. and elaborated about the object with a lot of confidence, facial expressions & voice modulations. Mrs Pragati Kapoor Headmistress of the school gave away the prizes to the winners.
SHOW & TELL COMPETITION || NURSERY||
Calligraphy is known as an art of stylish handwriting. On 16thJanuary 2019 calligraphy competition was organized in BCM Kindergarten Chandigarh Road for the students of LKG & UKG class. 20 shortlisted students from each class competed with each other. The judgment was done on the basis of style of writing alphabets & neatness. Winners were given the prizes by the Headmistress of school.
Name of the Students
Nitya & Japnoor
LKG & UKG Blue Bell
Ripjot & Pihu Jolly
LKG Marigold & UKG
LKG Rose, LKG Daisy & UKG Tulip
CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITION || LKG & UKG ||