Co-curricular Activities:


Q-BIZ

Quizzes challenge your knowledge stack and provide the opportunities to learn more. The more you explore, the more you acquire. To imbibe the spirit of competition and to enhance knowledge, the North India’s largest Inter-School Business Quiz….Q-Biz, was organised in the school. Around 100 students of class XI-XII took part in the preliminary round of the quiz held in the school. The quiz comprised of different rounds with an array of challenging questions. Three students, Vanshika (XII-Comm), Manik Goyal (XII-Acc) and Adeshpratap (XI-Comm) have been selected for the further round, which will be held in Chandigarh.

OLYMPIADS

It is good to keep checking and challenging your potential. Apart from school assessments and half yearly examinations, YPS Junior school’s students geared up for different national level competitions. To enhance efficiency of the students, two Olympiads were held in the Junior School recently. The Unified Cyber Olympiad and The Green Olympiad.

The students of class IV-V participated in these competitions to assess their knowledge in Computers and latest technology in The Unified Cyber Olympiad and The Green Olympiad is for those young minds who are concerned about their environment and surroundings and wish to contribute for betterment of the same with a vision to build a sustainable and better future.

ENGLISH QUIZ

English is a language of International communication and widely used everywhere in the world impacting every field of work. Proficiency in this language paves the way for success. With an idea to upgrade our students and help them get the knack of the communication skills, an Inter house English Quiz was organised in the school. The selected students of class VI-VIII, representing three houses, participated in this quiz. The quiz comprised of different rounds like Warm up session, Direct-Indirect Verb, Spell Bee and Audio Visual round. Mrs. Simran Samra, Ms. Gurman Sekhon and Ms. Aruna Batra conducted the quiz efficiently to enhance the calibre of the students. Such quizzes definitely boost up the confidence of the students and also ensures the remarkable improvement in the academics too.

INTER HOUSE DEBATES

For an exchange of good ideas, information, one must interact and debate. Debating acquire much more benefits than any other skills. From developing confidence, enhancing cognitive skills, acing research work to finally elucidating your standpoint in front of all in the most compelling manner. Debates are usually adjudged on the parameters of Content, confidence, relevance and delivery.

The students of Middle Wing participated in the literary battle of houses. The participants from class VI-VIII took part in three day long debating sessions. The debates were conducted in all three languages….English, Hindi and Punjabi. The students were given different set of challenging topics everyday. They spoke rhetorically for and against the motion. Their research work was commendable and was highly evident in their content and eloquence.  

In short, it was a great learning experience for all.

ELOCUTION COMPETITION

How you speak is just as important as what you speak. A good orator possesses the power to connect with the audience, influence them and can motivate change also. To get a knack for it, one needs to acquire qualities of confidence, correct pronunciation and voice modulation. In an attempt to promote fine English communication skills, an Inter house Elocution competition was organised for the students. The students of classes VI-VIII from all three houses participated in this competition. The topic for Elocution was….’The diary of Anne Frank and its meaning today.’ The students performed very well. The competition was judged by Mrs. Simrit Khatra, Head Junior School and Ms. Vidushi Datta, senior faculty member of YPS.

The young orators gained thunderous applaud from the audience and the judges.

INTER HOUSE IT QUIZ

An Inter house IT competition witnessed a lot of creativity, inventiveness and profound knowledge of programming. Around 60 students participated in the competition. The students’ calibre was assessed in different rounds like Java Programming, 3D Printing, Web Designing and Robotics. The web designing students designed the home page of an e-book. The Robotics students showed their knack for designing the robots in ‘MY INVENTION’ category. In 3D printing competition, the participants were instructed to design the school logo and the Java programmers also showed their complex programming skills.

MATH QUIZ

Mathematics is a science of numbers and their combinations, interrelations and operations. It actually need a genius brain to understand and solve mathematics puzzles. Some ace it, while, some need to tap their grey cells hard to get through the maths maze. It develops critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. Mathematics is the core subject and is widely used everywhere around the world even in our day to day lives.

The middle wings students of YPS took part in the challenging Inter House Math Quiz held in the morning. It was part of all the Inter house competitions going on in the school. The students of all the three houses participated in this quiz. The quiz comprised of 5 rounds with the set of questions challenging the knowledge of basic concepts, critical thinking and rapid problem solving skills of the students.

The rapt audience also answered few tricky questions posed in between the rounds.

IT FEST

The biggest advantage of the technology is that it empowers people to explore, experiment, gives wings to the imaginations and do what they wish to do. Today, is the world of techno savvy generation who are always curious to unfold the new concepts of this field.

A group of 8 students and along with the teacher escort Mr. Parveen Sharma participated in All India IPSC IT Fest-2019 held at Hyderabad Public School, Bagumpet from August 21-25. More than 260 students from 26 different schools all across the nation had participated in this event. Our students participated in various events like Java programming, Digital Poster making, UI design, Cartoon making and the workshops related to the latest development in technology. The students learned new concepts, softwares and career opportunities in the IT field through these informative sessions.

Our young Techies’ team work on UI design, PPT and Poster making was displayed on the closing ceremony of the fest. At YPS, Such IT competitions are held from time to time to enhance students’ efficiency.

YPS STUDENTS CONDUCTED CLEAN AND GREEN DRIVE

In an initiative to have cleaner and greener surroundings, the students and the teachers of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala conducted Two-days Clean and Green drive. The students of NCC and NSS actively participated in this activity.

Around 50 NCC and NSS students and 5 teachers escort from YPS, Patiala conducted a cleanliness drive in the city’s Environment park yesterday morning. The students worked together towards the cleaning of the passage and surroundings of the park. They collected the garbage which included paper waste, leaves, polythene bags and plastic. It was done to raise awareness about health and hygiene among all. The effort was supported and appreciated by the FOEP (Friends of Environment Park) committee members. The certificates were also provided to the participants by them.

In an another fitness activity today, total 27 students and 8 teachers went for cycling expedition. They pedalled for approximately 30 Kms around the city. The idea was to make students understand the importance of good and healthy life as cycling promotes good health and less use of fossil fuel to conserve environment. Such expeditions are conducted periodically by the school every year with an intention to contribute our share towards making our environment clean and green. 

Visit to NIIT, Neemrana

A group of 10 girls with a teacher escort Mrs. Sunita Kumari visited NIIT University, Neemrana. The visit was organised to let the children explore the University. The students indulged themselves in various activities like attending Mechatronics workshop, Personality development workshop, learning brand building and some sports activity like Trekking to Suryoday Sthal. The students also participated in Tree plantation drive conducted by the University. Overall, it was an enlightening experience for all.

PUNJABI RECITATION

The poetic talent emerged in the Junior School during the Punjabi poem recitation competition. The students of class 1-5 participated in this poetic contest. Two students from each section were selected for the final round. The students were fluent and expressive. The good command over the language and impressive props added extra oomph to their performances. The contestants were adjudged by the brilliant and skilful educators, Mr. Onkar Singh, Ms. Maninder Kaur and Ms. Ranjit Kaur. The winners will be selected on the basis of content, pronunciation, fluency and stage confidence.

CLASS PRESENTATIONS

The monotonous class routine and study pattern can at times turn otiose, also resulting in student’s lack of interest. The class presentations are the interesting, engrossing and fun filled way to make students learn even the most tedious topic. At YPS Junior school, our pedagogues believe in trying different concepts and methodology to make learning more effective. The students of class IV enacted in a class play based on the chapter and the different zones of the Earth were explained on the Globe to class V students in the Social Studies class. To add more fun and excitement, a sandwich making session was conducted in class II. When these children were savouring the delicacy, another classroom came alive with the joy of the kids making colourful hand bands, inspired from the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

A little fun in whole day can add cheer to students’ life and the school is obviously a favourite place to be for them. All credit goes to our dedicated teachers, who come up with new innovative ideas every day.

MUN UPDATES

The students of YPS, Patiala participated in two different MUNs held in the month of July – August.

A delegation of 10 students along with teacher escort Ms. Aruna Batra participated in MUN held at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh. Around 400 students from 60 schools from across the country participated in this event to discuss about the global issue of international peace and security. Aayush Sharma was awarded Honourable mention for his outstanding performance.

Another group of 10 students along with teacher escort Ms. Sarita Saini attended MUN at Strawberry Fields High School, Chandigarh. During the three-day conference, among 35 school and 350 delegates, 12 different committees discussed various international issues. Shemoila Saini was awarded High Commendation.

Business Quiz

Business Quizzes are the platform for the students interested in the field of commerce to test their acquired set of knowledge and judgement. The young aspiring entrepreneurs of YPS participated in ‘Negotium Agon Business Quiz’ held at Wynberg-Allen, Mussoorie. A total number of 5 students along with teacher escort Mrs. Kamini Goyal participated in this event.

Negotium Agon consisted of 5 different rounds like The Bidding round, Vine Video Making, Enactment round, Logo Designing and Business Quiz. From buying a product in the Bidding round, designing a logo and adding a tagline for their product to making a vine video, our students showed an outstanding performance and reserved a place in top 6 teams amongst 40 different schools’ team. All in all, it was a great learning experience as our students also bagged few awards. Parth Gupta received a trophy for an Outstanding Performance. Arjun and Shaanjit won 3rd position in Vine Video making round.

He who plants a tree, plants a hope….Go Green….Tree Plantation Drive

The students of YPS contributed their little bit towards saving the planet. Working on our moto….’Alone we can do little, together we can do even much more’, the NSS students of class XII participated in Tree Plantation activity and planted 20 trees in the school campus. This activity was conducted under the National Service Scheme.  

BOOK FAIR AT YPS

The books are not just a stack of rectangular pages, rather, they are bundle of knowledge, insights into a happy life, sometimes it gives life biggest lessons just by reading and other times it can advise and inspire too. In short, the books are the companions for lifetime.  It is always a good habit to indulge yourself in a good book. In students’ life, books play a prominent role. To inculcate and encourage the reading habit amongst the students, a book fair was organised in YPS campus for 3 days. This grand literati fair was organised by Rainbow Book Distributers, New Delhi. The students explored the wide array of books of all genres.

YPS STUDENTS VOLUNTEERED AT POLLING BOOTHS

Where the adults exercised their fundamental right of casting vote, our young generation also volunteered for the smooth functioning of last phase of Lok Sabha elections held on Sunday. The  NSS students along with two teachers, Mrs. Sunita Kumari and Mrs. Kamini Goyal volunteered during Lok Sabha elections held on Sunday. The students actively participated by helping the elderly and disabled people to cast their ballot. From searching their name in voting list to casting their vote easily, giving flowers to early voters, distributing sweets to the children who accompanied their parents, offering water to quench their thirst and rushing wheelchairs for elder and disabled people. Our students were on their toes all the time and enthusiastically participated in all these tasks. “Our students are happy that even if they cannot vote, still they are the part of the election process and doing it whole heartedly.” said Mrs. Sunita Kumari.

THE INTERHOUSE BATTLE OF KNOWLEDGE BEGINS…..THE QUEST FOR THE BEST

The quizzes are a mind sport which provides an opportunity to the students to explore their think tanks and desire to learn beyond textual knowledge. The Interhouse competitions for year 2019-20 started today with much enthusiasm. Today, representatives of all three houses (MH, PH and DRH) from class VI-XII participated in the Inter House G.K, Science quiz and creative writing competition.

The students of class VI-VIII exhibited their creative writing skills in English, Hindi and Punjabi. They were given the topics on which they had to evince their unique creative bend of thoughts. Beside the creative section, the senior students of class IX-XII used their grey cells to answer all the challenging questions in G.K and Science quiz. Where, the participants were all geared up to earn points, the other students supported their respective houses enthusiastically.

ROUNDGLASS……..A Wellbeing workshop

The students’ holistic development and wellbeing has gained prominence with the changing times. At YPS, we conduct several workshops and keep on upgrading our curriculum focusing on the improvement of a child. To imbibe empathy, gratitude, compassion, mindfulness and resilience to stress, a Roundglass workshop on wellbeing was held in the campus. It was conducted by Mr. Aditya Kulkarni, Director of School Programs, Roundglass Blossom, Mohali. All the incharges from class I-IX attended this enlightening session. Various activities were conducted during the workshop to impart better understanding of the concept of wellbeing and importance of creating empathetic environment in the classrooms. The whole concept was targeted towards wellbeing of the student as well as the teacher.

The objective was to convert a teacher into mentor and counsellor who is skilled to help children discover their forte and accept and overcome their foibles. For effective implementation of the activities in the classroom, the wellbeing coach of Roundglass, Mr. Shailesh Gaikwad advised all to learn new things and unlearn old traditional methodology and to be the change they wish to see in the children. Several themes were provided to the teachers to practice every week in the class.

The effective execution of these activities will play a powerful part in developing a higher level of confidence, leadership qualities, resilience towards stress and challenges of life which will gradually usher them towards a better future

YPS GENIUSES ACE CYBER OLYMPIAD

The young Yadavindrians excelled in Unified Cyber Olympiad. The students of class II-IX participated in this Cyber Olympiad and 24 students bagged positions. 10 students have been awarded as National Achievers, whereas 7 students are amongst Zonal rank holders. Our student Dhruv Jindal of class III has bagged 2nd position and another student Lalit Goyal of class IX has scored 10th Rank Nationally. YPS Director, Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma felicitated all the winners in the morning assembly and congratulated them for their efforts.

POSITIVE PARENTING WORKSHOP

Being a parent, we often experience difficulty in getting along with our teenage children. A typical teenage behaviour like lack of interest in studies, distracted mind, mood swings, etc. might seem abnormal for adults. It results in confrontation between parents and children and gradually affects their overall development and performance. Understanding a modern teenage child can be a daunting task.

To resolve all the queries of the parents, a workshop on ‘Positive Parenting’ was held in YPS. The workshop was conducted by our students’ counsellor, Mrs.kiran Sangeeta Murali. This session targeted the parents of teenage students of classes VII and VIII. During the session, Mrs. Murali focused on the behavioural and academic issues faced by the teenage students. Parents came up with number of queries on how to deal with the changing attitude of children. They were enlightened with the fact that at this tender age child seek more cooperation, more communication and encouragement to grow academically and socially. Various skills and strategies were discussed through which parents can help children grow in confidence and resilience.

Such enlightening sessions with parents definitely help in shaping up more confident, contented, enthusiastic and academically brilliant future generation.

PARENT TEACHER MEETING

It was a week to connect, comprehend and clarify. Connecting home and school for developing great community of learners, comprehending the academic and behavioural aspects and clarifying the issues related to the same….and the biggest key to all these is communication.

The parent teacher meetings were held in YPS on three consecutive days from 28 February till 2 March for all the Prep, Junior Middle and Senior Wings. Since, the session end and the final exams are approaching and we are at the threshold of starting new academic session, the Director, Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma, addressed the parents in the Amphitheatre. Various key points related to academics and new developments in the school were discussed in these meetings. A lot of parents’ queries were answered by the Director and guidelines were shared to enhance the overall performance of the children.

After the informative and motivational conference with the director, the parents collected their wards’ performance reports from the class teachers. The educators interacted with the parents to prime them regarding approaching exams and the progress of the ward.

At YPS, we endeavour to provide best quality education, ethics and environment for the students and constantly work hard for their bright and successful future.

PREP SCHOOL READING COMPETITION

There are many ways to enlarge your world. Reading is the best of all……

At YPS, we believe in inculcating the receptive and productive skills at a young age. To foster reading habits and to cater them for further step in Junior School, a reading competition was held in Prep school today for class Prep-II.

The students were made to read the unseen passages and an array of selected words. They were assessed on their accuracy, enunciation, tone and confidence. Some children added an ex-factor of expressions while reading. The participants were selected during a class activity held few days prior to the competition and 18 students were selected (6 from each class).

The reading requires continuous practice, development and refinement. Reading becomes pleasure for children if started at an early age. As our tiny tots are on the threshold of starting their journey in the Junior school, the teachers are focusing on the skills that usher them to a bright and successful trajectory of life.

PROMOTING ROYAL HERITAGE

Every historical site has a story to tell. All the heritage buildings speak of the shared roots which holds a great significance. Patiala is full of elegant buildings stemming from its rich legacy. In order to promote the royal heritage of Patiala, around 50 students and three teachers attended Cultural Heritage walk organised by the District Administration today morning. The walk started from Shahi Samadhan and culminated at Qila Mubarak. The students and the teachers will be participating in all the Cultural Heritage events going to happen throughout the week. We are proud of our heritage and hence, promoting it for its preservation for us and for future generations.

 

ASSET TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION

Every child is gifted with one or other talent. Identifying academically gifted child is very important. The ASSET (An organisation which offers advanced learning programmes for academically gifted children across India and UAE) talent search helps identify such innate talents. YPS provides Mind spark classes for the students for better learning. Around 60 students participated in an online talent search examination (math quiz). Out of which, 35 students qualified for the next level where they are offered programmes for gifted students. Two students were adjudged Gold Scholars whereas, three other students won Bronze Scholars certificate.

These students were selected on the basis of their performance in the mind spark classes held in the school. The programmes offered are comprised of residential and non-residential advance courses available in India and USA.

By participating in gifted programmes, a child learn problem solving, effective communication skills, empathy through the hours of rigorous course work.

CLASS PICNIC….A FUN AND FROLIC DAY

What can be more destressing, refreshing, fun, serene than a picnic day with schoolmates. As final exams are approaching, the children need to relax a while to re-programme their minds for stressful examination days. To format their tiring schedule and to give them a break from monotonous school routine, a picnic was organised for classes I-III. It was indeed a fun filled day at Dhillon Fun World when the kids enjoyed rides, food with their friends. Such recreational activities play an integral role in personality development of a child. It teaches a lot what books and internet cannot teach a child. Children learn compassion, sharing, interpersonal skills and much more. Such rejuvenated and refreshing breaks certainly boost child’s overall performance in the school.

YPS students participated in ANCQ (Australian National Chemistry Quiz)

Around 260 students participated in An International Chemistry Quiz, which was conducted by Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australia. As many as 1500 schools from 25 countries participated in this quiz. Our students won several high distinction and excellence awards. The winners were felicitated by medals and certificates.

Art Appreciation and Public Speaking workshop

A picture is a poem without words….Horace

Have you ever wondered what the colours and strokes of a painting depicts? You need to have a creative bent of mind to interpret the art beyond the images. You ought to take deeper insight into artist’s intent and process to interpret a piece of art. To answer all such queries and to develop more interest in art, an art appreciation workshop was held for the students keen towards modern and contemporary art.

The workshop was conducted by an eminent author, storyteller and an old student of YPS, Ms.Zeeny Jhelumi. The workshop was attended by all keen artist students where they learned about the great Spanish artist, Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The life journey and his famous paintings were discussed during the workshop.

Apart from the art appreciation workshop, Ms. Zeeny also conducted a workshop on public speaking. The idea behind conducting the workshop was to enhance the students’ orating skills and to build in the confidence of speaking their mind eloquently. It eliminates the crippling fear for speaking in front of others, which usher them towards a successful life with a lot of leadership qualities.

Mathematics Quiz

Mathematics might seems to be tedious and mind numbing subject to many of us. It actually need a sharp mind, profound knowledge of the subject (for students…according to their level and class) to ace it. Again, only best of the best can beat others in quiz where your accuracy and speed is tested at each level.

Such sagacious and brightest minds were chosen for the Mathematics Quiz held in the Junior School. The quiz was held for classes IV and V and the participants were selected after the preliminary round held in their classes few days prior to the quiz. Two students from each section were selected to battle out in the brainstorming quiz. The participants answered many questions related to their level of mathematics in several rounds like: Table round, activity round, general awareness round , etc…

Unlike every quiz, the math quiz was unique in itself, comprised of fun and entertaining sessions. Such quizzes provide an opportunity to the students to light up their grey cells while having fun. A quiz for subject like mathematics can’t get better than this!!

 

CAREER COUNSELLING FOR OVERSEAS EDUCATION

Career counselling refers to identifying the potential and guiding the right path. Inadequate awareness can hinder your career growth and can be frustrating too especially when you are planning for overseas education. In order to keep students mindful about career opportunities, YPS organises career counselling workshops quarterly to keep students updated about the available courses and their practicalities.

One such informative interactive session was organised for class X-XII students. The workshop was conducted by Eduvelocity Global Counsels, Chandigarh. The representatives of Eduvelocity and four International Universities, Blue Mt University (Australia), Colorado state university (USA), Les Roches (Switzerland, Spain & China) and Glion Universities (Switzerland & London), had come over to impart knowledge on how to choose foreign universities, their criteria, courses and also the scholarship options available for the students willing to study abroad. 

It was highly informative session for the students as choosing universities on a foreign land is a challenging task and these workshops definitely play a significant role in directing the students towards right path.

PREP I POEM RECITATION COMPETITION

The poem recitation competition for Prep I was held in Prep Wing with full enthusiasm. They have been working hard to perform their poems well and confidently since the start of the term. Along with the acquisition of public speaking skills, the other aim was to enhance their confidence.

It was quite an experience to watch our cute little toddlers recite their poems very confidently and flawlessly. Their eye catching props and actions were icing on the cake. They recited their poem on different topics like….I am Little Pumpkin, Flowers flowers everywhere, This is my body and many more.

 All the participants were very excited to perform. The activity area of prep school came alive with the rhyming words, applaud by the classmates and cheerful smiling faces. 

WHAT I WANT TO BECOME

Children live in fantasy world. They usually either imitate or aspire to be like one or other super hero. The choices keep on changing until they discover their innate talents. Our Class I students performed a very intriguing and amusing dance medley of professions named….What I Want To Become….it was truly an amazing performance on the Junior School Annual Entertainment Day…

HANDWRITING COMPETITIONS

Graphologists say that your handwriting can reveal much more than you might imagine, as it is imprint of yourself on the paper. In school, good habits are formed and personalities are shaped. School’s academic and co-curricular activities play a major role in that. One such activity i.e Handwriting Competitions, are organised from time to time to enhance the writing skills of children.

English and Punjabi handwriting competitions were held in junior school. English handwriting competition was held for classes I-II, whereas, Punjabi handwriting competition was organised for classes III-V to improve their font and letter formation.

PIC…..NIC…….A DAY FULL OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT

The best way to make children good is to make them happy. What can be a better way than a picnic…..kids love playing.  Picnic is not relief from serious learning, rather, the children learn and grasp more when they are happy and playful.

To add a memorable day in their lives, one-day picnic was organised for Prep I-II students at Dhillon Fun World. The whole day kids enjoyed the rides, played together to learn and enhance their social skills. Sharing their favourite tiffin food with each other taught them the importance of eating together as a family, which is imperative to teach in today’s busy lifestyle where eating together is a challenge.

The whole day their excitement and enthusiasm was contagious and their smiles and laughter spread from them to everyone around….kids are like that only. Children created beautiful memories for themselves and teachers as well which everyone will cherish for a long time to come.

BE BRAVE…RUN FREE….STAY FIT

Run your own race at your own pace…... If you fall behind…run faster…. Never give up never slow down…. give your best and forget the rest .

Running sets your mind free. Nothing seems impossible and unattainable. Cross country run is one such sport which makes you more determined, focused, committed and self-disciplined….all these are must haves to turn your dreams into reality. If all these are taught at an early stage in school, it ensures success in a child’s life. In pretext to instil sporty and never give up attitude amongst our blooming buds, an inter house cross country race was held for junior school students in the school campus yesterday.

The junior school cross country race brought together around 600 students of classes I-V of the Junior school, who ran not only for their individual glory but also for the prestige of their houses. The course distance was 500M for classes I-II, whereas, classes III-IV and V competed for 1 and 1.5 Km. To ensure the safety of young runners, this race was confined to the lush green campus of YPS.

At YPS, we endeavour to create budding all-rounders by providing a perfect blend of academics and co-curricular activities.

PEACE, UNITY AND HARMONY-------YPS CELEBRATED COMMUNAL HARMONY WEEK

Live in peace and harmony with others……..spreading the same message, the communal harmony week was observed in YPS, Patiala from November 19-24. It was celebrated by all the students and staff with full vigour and zeal. Various number of events were organised in the campus to celebrate the National Integration Day.

The Communal Harmony Week long celebration started on November 19. All the students were reiterated about the origin and importance of the day by the teachers. Different posters regarding peace, harmony, compassion, etc were placed at every corner of the school. Circulars regarding voluntary donations were sent to the children heralding the harmony week well in advance. The donation boxes were kept in the school for the same. A painting and essay writing competition was held on November 21. The top five entries will be sent to national Foundation of Communal harmony for award.

On November 23, Flag day was observed by the students. They distributed harmony day flags to everybody and students and teachers donated generously for the noble mission. Apart from all these activities, students spoke eloquently about communal harmony and national integration in the morning assembly daily throughout the week.

Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma, VSM(Retd), Director of YPS, encouraged students to imbibe in themselves the qualities of compassion, unity, togetherness and love to make the world better place to live.

BILINGUAL TURNCOAT DEBATE-2018

Debating is a formal discussion where a group of people sit together to express their views either for or against a particular topic. A turncoat debate is little tricky one where, the speaker has to express his views both in favour and against the motion. It is a cumbersome yet interesting task to perform.

YPS debaters showcased their debating skills in an Interhouse Bilingual Turncoat Debate held on Monday. Both Middle and Senior wings participated in it and as many as 18 students were there to compete for their respective houses. The Topics of debate were ….

  • REPEATING SECTION 377 OF IPC IS A MISTAKE
  • INTERNET DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD
  • CLONING IS IMMORAL AND DANGEROUS
  • ADVERTISING CREATES ARTIFICIAL NEEDS

Each participant was given four minutes time. Two minutes for the motion in English and another Two minutes against the motion in vernacular. All the students very well participated in the battle of words. Their research work, speech, confidence, expressions and presence of mind was commendable. The top two participants competed with each other in final round held in morning assembly.  

Debating is a formal discussion where a group of people sit together to express their views either for or against a particular topic. A turncoat debate is little tricky one where, the speaker has to express his views both in favour and against the motion. It is a cumbersome yet interesting task to perform.

YPS debaters showcased their debating skills in an Interhouse Bilingual Turncoat Debate held on Monday. Both Middle and Senior wings participated in it and as many as 18 students were there to compete for their respective houses. The Topics of debate were ….

  • REPEATING SECTION 377 OF IPC IS A MISTAKE
  • INTERNET DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD
  • CLONING IS IMMORAL AND DANGEROUS
  • ADVERTISING CREATES ARTIFICIAL NEEDS

Each participant was given four minutes time. Two minutes for the motion in English and another Two minutes against the motion in vernacular. All the students very well participated in the battle of words. Their research work, speech, confidence, expressions and presence of mind was commendable. The top two participants competed with each other in final round held in morning assembly.  

ROUND SQUARE UPDATES

Round squares are an opportunity to take part in one such conference that helps in bringing together different communities to share perspectives, forge friendships, learn to support each other and develop understanding. A group of …student delegates with teacher escort Ms. Vidushi attended round square conference held at Him Academy Public School, Hamirpur.

An interaction with eminent personalities like the Chief Guest Mrs. Ghosh, Regional Director of Round Square South Asia and Gulf Region and the Keynote speaker Mr. Ashok, an environment specialist, was truly an enriching session. They urged to conserve the natural resources. The same issue was discussed in the Barazza sessions later on.

The students also engaged themselves in making upcycled products like baskets from newspapers and some painting sessions as well.

The most enlightening part of this round square trip was the meeting with His Holiness Dalai Lama at Mcleodganj monastery. He addressed all the participants of Round Square Conference and relayed a strong message to be compassionate towards others. He prevailed upon young minds to imbibe in themselves the traditional and ancient values along with the modern values to bring peace and harmony in the world. 

PREP SCHOOL ART COMPETITION

Children flourish better when they are set free to explore, observe and imitate the world around them. Our prep school organised an Art and dough modelling competition to refine pupils’ motor and cognitive skills. An art encourages to put creativity to work using crayons, paint and pencil colours.

All the students of Prep school participated in much engrossing and engaging competition with a lot of enthusiasm. They painted and shaped their imaginative world onto paper and with modelling dough. Spectators were amazed to see the level of creativity.

The children also developed language skills as they describe and share their artwork. They also learnt concepts like size, shape through dough modelling activity. Their cheerful faces and colour filled hands manifested their joy.

Hindi handwriting competition

Handwriting competitions instills the love for the language and also enhance the motor skills. Writing a good hand in Hindi is imperative as a mark of respect towards national language. In persuance to that, a hindi handwriting competition was held in the Junior wing of YPS. All the students of class III-V actively participated and showed interest through their correct formation of letters in this competition. The idea was to re-iterate the importance of national language and let the students experience the joy of writing down their thoughts on paper, which is almost vanished in this digital era of computers and mobiles.

YPS DELEGATES ATTENDED AN MUN AT GENESIS GLOBAL SCHOOL, NOIDA

A team of 10 students, escorted by staff member, Mrs. Ashu Saini, visited Genesis Global School Noida, to attend an MUN Conference.  The conference had a total of 14 schools and 170 delegates participating. Rehmat Walia of class IX-E received the special mention award for her excellent research work and presentation skills.

Whereas, Nidhi Singh of XI- Arts managed to get attention in their newsletter through her engrossing article.

The theme of the conference was, ‘Inclusive Development’. The goal was to accept inequalities around the world in gender, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation and rectify them. The delegates put in their best efforts to state their views in favour of an inclusive society that is able to accommodate differences and value diversity.

YPS delegate, during the course of the conference, spoke with confidence and clarity on the theme and agenda, representing the countries they were allotted. Their case was backed by well formulated position papers. The participation of all the delegates was applauded by the judges.
 

JUNIOR SCHOOL ENGLISH RECITATION

In order to instil a love for poetry and to develop recitation skills amongst our students, the school organised English Poem Recitation competition in Junior School. Since, it is a part of our school curriculum, all the students of class I-V participated. Undoubtedly, our students are endowed with the gift of speech as they recited their poems extremely well. Their performances were judged on basis of their pronunciation, volume, rhythm and intonation. It includes sentence patterns and parts of speech, thus deepening their understanding of the language and allows children to become familiar with the nuances of a language.

Poetry recitation is considered as an alternative medium of teaching literacy, and developing oral communication. The competition comprised of various poems like…. Ticklish Tom, colour of my dream, all my great excuses and many more. These contests help students grow up as public speakers. The idea was to make them learn how to present a message clearly, confidently with a lot of enthusiasm.

PREP SCHOOL FUN GAMES

Utilizing games as an education tool provides opportunities for deeper learning. Our prep school teachers conceptualises the same in their teaching. A fun gaming session was organised in the prep wing to make learning more enjoyable.

Excitement, enthusiasm and euphoria…..there was a look of ecstasy on their faces when they were involved in most fun filled session of their learning. All our tiny tots played a challenging and fun packed game together. It was a relay race. They were encouraged to cross a pre designed maze while following the numbers. At one end, they had to solve a puzzle and quickly return back counting reverse on the same path towards their starting point.   

It was truly a unique activity to learn forward and backward counting. Such games foster strategic thinking to achieve desired goals, enhances child’s memory and inculcate the gaming spirit. Well….all these are imperative in holistic development of a child.

WHEN ART SPREADS AWARENESS……

An Art can actually raise awareness on social and global issues and solve them because when words fail, art works….it shines issues in a new light. 
In context to that, Petroleum Conservation Research association organised an art competition in the school for class V-X. the topic was ‘SAVE FUEL FOR BETTER ENVIRONMENT’. The idea was to raise awareness about increased fuel consumption causing depletion in natural resources which is directly effecting our environment. As many as 16 selected students participated in this competition and the winners will further be given an opportunity to compete on the Regional level. 

IF YOU CAN READ THIS……. THANK YOUR TEACHERS

TEACHERS day commemorates TEACHERS around the globe and their commitment to children and learning. The birthday of Second President of India Dr. Sarvepalli RadhaKrishnan was celebrated in YPS with great zest and zeal. The incense of joy, happiness, delightment and glee was diffused in the aura of the school. In this euphoria, students organised a profusion of performances as a tribute to their TEACHERS.

The Amphitheatre of the school came alive with the presence of all the staff and students. The celebrations kicked off with the performance of our blooming buds….our Prep school students, who mesmerised everyone with their dance performances and odes of love and respect for their TEACHERS. The Junior students danced on the medley of songs dedicated to role of a TEACHER in life. The senior students staged solo performances and gave teachers some break and sigh of relief from their daily teaching schedule by taking over their classes as they were student-teachers that day.

Where some students expressed through cards and flowers, others chose heart felt special morning wishes to show their gratitude towards their TEACHER. TEACHERS were overwhelmed with the love of their students. Dedicated to the TEACHERS….the pillars of life….this day will always be marked with pride, admiration, happiness and gratification.

BE QUICK AND PRECISE…….YOU JUST HAVE A MINUTE

Yes….these were the directions given to class IV-V students for Just a Minute competition held in Junior School. It was like an extempore, where kids had to deliver accuracy, fluency spontaneously. The core idea behind conducting this activity was to instill skills of understanding, gathering the tidings and thoughts and articulating them in given span of time. It actually helps in enhancing communication skills and fluency in particular language. All the students spoke eloquently on the topics given to them.

Seed Germination

LETS GROW TOGETHER…..

Kids and seeds relate to each other in immaturity, tenderness…… bearing inside the fruits of life. The seeds of today will bloom into beautiful flowers tomorrow. Seed Germination activity was organised in Prep wing of the school. The purpose was to make students aware about the origin of fruits and vegetables, the importance of planting trees and their effect on the environment and most importantly the value of life. In this activity, kids enjoyed a lot while having hands on experience of growing seeds in small pots and watering them. To make them grasp better, audio visual, rhymes, and story techniques were used. Not only this is fascinating, it also provides a great opportunity to build basic science and nature knowledge along the way.

INTER HOUSE COMPETITIONS-----CROSS COUNTRY RUN 2018

SMILES WHILE RUNNING THE MILES……….IT WAS A RUNDERFUL SUNDAY

The Interhouse Cross Country Race for the session 2018-19 took place on Sunday at YPS, Patiala. The students from class VI –XII took part in this race with gusto. All the students ran with great enthusiasm. The Director, Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma flagged off the race in the morning at 6:20 AM.

Cross Country race is most awaited event of the school and is practised every year with huge enthusiasm, liveliness, spark and great energy. All the students of classes VI-XII participated ran miles competing with each other. They had to run along the distance of approximately 5 kms. The students were divided in four groups and their paths were directed to them beforehand. Even the staff members were appointed at all the turning points to ensure the discipline and safety of students. They all went through training and practice sessions almost for a month to prepare themselves for the rigours of the race.

Cross Country Run comes under umbrella sport Athletics, and is practiced quarterly in YPS.  It is a great fitness sport which strengthen mind and body. Since it was an Interhouse competition, house spirit was quite evident in everyone’s pace of running. 

SHHHHH…..LITTLE POETS AT WORK.

Toddler’s mind is abode to all the dreams, imaginations and fantasies. Rhyming give words to their thoughts. It is always an amusing sight to watch tiny tots perform. Keeping this in mind English Recitation Competition for Prep II students was organised. All the children who participated in this competition came prepared with different rhymes of their choice with different themes like …books and their significance, water and its significance, fire safety, spring is here, changing seasons, fairy tales, the Earth is my mother, the monster, my school promise and many more. Each child was given a chance to recite a rhyme and it was a delight to hear these little ones singing in rhyme and rhythm. All the participants showed their confidence, expression & talent in the competition & had a gala time together.

IGNITED MINDS…...ENLIGHTENS ALL

A little spark in their minds can enlighten everyone around. Children are the shining stars which can assimilate the light of knowledge to further spread the sparks to enlighten others. We often start teaching our children from very tender age. Their minds grasp every bit of direct and indirect teaching. We, at YPS, try our best to provide a world of knowledge to our students and also keep on testing their stack of information. In context to that, G.K Quiz was organised for class IV and V. They were asked the array of questions related to Science, sports, general awareness, dance, yoga, music and many more. There was a rapid fire round to test their off the cuff skills. The quiz hall was filled with excitement and eagerness to deliver the right answer and perform better than others to clinch the winning title.

Bhav Abhivyakti competition

HINDI, our mother language…..we are proud of it as it is part of one of the oldest richest literary tradition of the world and reflects our rich, distinct cultural heritage and ideology. Living in multilingual society, maintaining the pride of your native language is vital for the preservation of our heritage for the upcoming generations. Cognizant of the responsibility to make students more comfortable in their native language, Bhav abhivyakti...(HINDI POEM RECITATION) competition was organised for classes IV and V. Their joy of expressing in their native language was quite evident in their voice.

EMERGING WRITERS……A MUSE FOR ALL

It was like express and win. The students of Junior School participated in English handwriting and Creative writing competition today. The students of class I-II were asked to write a good and neat hand, whereas classes III-V were invited to pen down their vivid imaginations in form of creative writing under different topics like…..Flag, If I had a magic wand..,If there was no electricity…, The moment I looked behind and many more. It was a part of class activity. Such activities promote desire to read and write and also enhances observation skills and vocabulary.

THE PATRIOTISM WAS CONTAGIOUS AT YPS

72nd Independence day was celebrated in YPS, Patiala with gaiety and fervour. The whole campus resonated with patriotic songs sung by our children. Selected students dressed in tri-colour clothes danced on heart pumping patriotic songs and the national flag waving instilled more nationalism and loyalism in the air.

The students of the school spoke eloquently about freedom fighters and significance of freedom and also relayed a message to be a good citizen. “Hum kamyaab the, hain aur rahengae…” were the motivational lyrics of song sung by school choir. The tiny tots also performed, who were dressed in tri colour clothes to enhance the spirit of nationalism. The patriotism was contagious at the YPS campus as all the students and staff members took part in the celebration.

Director of YPS, Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma complimented them for their performances and urged them to value their independence as it took hundreds of years and innumerable lives to break the shackles of slavery.

YOUR MANNERS ARE YOUR BEAUTY

Etiquette …..seems very complicated sophisticated word to most of us. But it actually plays very important part in our career success. In today’s competitive world, presentation is as vital as the knowledge. Good manners and etiquettes makes you stand out of crowd.  In order to make our students more and more civilized, Mrs. Nandini Varma, a very well known Etiquette Expert, conducts a workshop on basic etiquettes in our school every month. The purpose is to develop a strong social skills in the students that will transform them into leaders of tomorrow. Today’s topic was Dining Etiquettes. We often find ourselves stuck in a situation where it is difficult to decide what to do and how to react at very situation. Through this highly informative and entertaining session, students learnt the value of proper behaviour, respect and discover new aspects which will gradually make them more genteel  human beings. After all , both Education and Etiquette go hand in hand on the path to success.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

To develop and maintain healthy eating habits is vital in growth years of a child. As we always believe and say, a healthy mind resides in a healthy body…..we should instill good eating habits in our children. It is mandatory for their holistic growth and development. In context to that, an interactive session on Healthy eating habits was conducted in Junior Wing premises on Saturday. This session was conducted by Mrs. Anisha Gaur, who is Doctorate in Diet and Nutrition and presently working on a project under UNICEF in PGI, Chandigarh. She herself follow a healthy lifestyle and urged the students to do the same by showing them presentations on good and bad eating habits, you are what you eat and many more. The target audience were class V students. They were enlightened about rewards of maintaining active lifestyle and how to curb your hunger for junk food by replacing them with super foods. All the students actively participated in this highly informative session.  

BUSINESS QUIZ

Two students of YPS, Patiala brought laurels to the school by winning awards in Business Quiz organised by Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie. A total number of 30 schools participated in this quiz, which was split in five different sections…i.e: Written round, Auction round, Vine Video round, Logo making and finally the Enactment round. Through this Quiz, students got a chance to enhance their business skills.  Ekam pratap was awarded for his Outstanding Performance and Jagteshwar won the Best Promising Student award. YPS always try to give students out of the classroom experience so that they can excel higher standard of education which gradually help them achieve higher standards of living as well.

ARTISTRY

Here, again comes our Junior School highlights of the day……they are poets, they are Orthographers…..now this time…they are ARTISTS. We believe every child is an artist as they are the purest creation of God. In context to that, an Art and Craft competition was held at Junior Wing. It was open to all classes(I-V). They were directed to come up with their creative ideas on different topics. The topics were like…… My Favourite season, My birthday party, Rakhi from waste material and our students presented amazing craft work. The winners are yet to be decided. The best entries will be selected by our expert team of Judges.

YOUNG POETS OF YPS

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thoughts and thoughts has found the words" - Robert Frost

A poetry writing competition was organised by our Junior Wing. The idea was to let the children explore and encourage them to pen down their flood of thoughts in a rhythm of their heart. Students of class IV and V participated in this soulful competition. Poetry writing is an art. Students were asked to express their thoughts on topics like….Friends, Rainy season , Flowers and The boy in rags. It was open to all the students of both standards. We were overwhelmed by the entries we received and the amazing creativity of young minds. Albeit, it is hard task to choose but the best one definitely deserve an applaud.

SPELL IT LIKE OUR SPELLERS……

Anxiety…..Enthusiasm….and the atmosphere was ‘buzzing’ at the YPS Junior School Spell Bee Competition venue today. It was an Inter Class Activity. Students for spell bee competition were selected after the written spell check done in their classes earlier in this week. Total number of 16 students battled it out to become spelling champions.  It was really a tough task….like “SPELL OUT OR SPILL OUT”…as every round was a knock out round….the spellers showed outstanding confidence and did a commendable job when they were asked to spell a vast numbers of words….they listened….comprehended and then…..our spelling wizards spelled the words with unflinching ease..

After the exciting nail biting rounds, we finally had our 5 spell bee winners….on for each standard (I-V). All the participants worked hard from very first stage of this competition to prepare themselves for this spelling challenge and we are proud of our young spellers….

THIS TIME FOR A SOCIAL CAUSE…..

11 NCC cadets of YPS were on cycling expedition for a social cause under the patronage of The Health Department of Patiala. These cycling enthusiasts covered almost 7-8kms in Patiala City spreading awareness about Dengue and Chikangunia.   Above all, It’s learning which makes you educated…..but spreading your knowledge is imperative for success and well being.  Our students did that today.

ROUND SQUARE CONFERENCE 2018

Round Squares are diverse and innovative global network of Schools where participating students develop confidence, connect with wider world and develop responsible leadership qualities. A delegation of 10 students along with teacher escort Ms. Amita Nirmal attended Round Square conference at Genesis Global School from May 27 – May 30. All the students worked in five Barazza groups on the theme “Reducing Inequalities”. They served in an animal shelter and painted the walls of NGO School.

Key speaker for the event was Mr. Shriyans Bhandari, Founder-Green Sole, an organisation that recycles discarded and old shoes and donate them to underprivileged school students.  

Mr. Kabir Mustafi, an eminent educationist, enlightened them how to reduce inequalities.

THE BOOK FAIRY WAS HERE AT YPS, PATIALA

A book is a magical thing that lets you travel far flung places without even leaving your chair. Enchanted by the magic of books, a book fair was organised at YPS, Patiala. A wide range of book on all disciplines was displayed for students, teachers and parents. As summer holidays have commenced, this is the right time for students to get engaged in reading hobby. It will give them an opportunity to instill a love for reading that will last a lifetime. Here’s a glimpse of the book fair.

CHART AND MODEL MAKING COMPETITION

 
A good planning always has some elements of creativity and fun. To make the routine  interactive and interesting,a Chart Making and Model Making Competition was organised in the Junior School today.
It was a day to learn by doing,to learn with fun and to  learn with friends.
Excited  enthusiastic and eager and teeming with ideas, the students of Class IV and V ,with all their  paraphernalia were ready to give their very best .
The students worked in groups and were asked to choose from two topics:
1.Environment
2.Communication.
Yes,there were some innocent arguments and also some  pleadings ,cause each child with his/ her thinking cap on ,vouched that their idea and layout was the best. After lots of debating and deliberating ,they reached  a consensus,and in the end  they proudly stood together as a team , displaying amazing talents and great results.
We always  believed that 
Creativity is Intelligence having fun
                     AND
They proved it.

KIDS TWIRLED IN GHOOMAR WAY TO THE RHYTHM OF THE FOLK DANCES OF INDIA

An electrifying performance by the Prep School students of YPS, Patiala mesmerised everyone who saw the little kids perform GHOOMAR. Dressed up in traditional attires, the cute little dancer’s joy was clearly visible on their faces.

The activity area of prep school was decorated with flowers and Rangoli depicting different cultures of India. Little kids put up a scintillating performance on GHOOMAR Song featuring all the folk dances of India like GHOOMAR, LAAVANI, GHARBHA, etc. and their religious significances. Students used their props like DANDIA STICKS, DRUMS, etc with much ease.

Prep School Principal, Mrs. Anju Pandey welcomed the Director of YPS, Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma and Bursar, Mr. Vikram Singh along with Mrs. Nishi Bhatnagar(Deputy Head Mistress) and Mrs. Amrit rawel ( Head Junior School) on this cultural presentation event. They felt elated and applauded the efforts made by teachers and students.

This was perhaps the best way to make little kids familiarise about cultural diversity of India. Group dancing ingrains the team spirit and coordination.

FRUIT FEST……FUN FEST

      THE LITTLE BERRIES ENJOYED BASKET OF FRUITS………….OUR KIDS ARE ONE IN A MELON

Prep Wing of YPS, Patiala was loaded with freshness and aroma of seasonal fruits. We organised two days fruit carnival. The celebration was stretched over a week. Summer season bids arrival of succulent fruits of varied benefits. Fruits are kids best friends as they provide all the essential nutrients required for healthy growth of a child.

The Activity Area of Prep Wing was decorated with all the colourful fruit images. The little berries from prep branch of YPStree tapped their feet on fruit rhymes like “An apple a day keeps a doctor away” and “Mango is the king of Fruits and our National Fruit”. It was a wonderful way to show the significance and usage of fruits. At YPS, we believe in hands on experience, hence, all the children were directed to bring variety of fruits. Through this activity, we aimed at developing an understanding about fruits texture, colour, size, smell, taste and importance of all the fruits amongst the students.  Crunchy apples, juicy mangoes, pulpy oranges and ripe bananas…..good for eyes….good for skin….were the slogans all kids were chanting throughout the day.

Handwriting competition

Handwriting is a unique way of imprinting your thoughts on a piece of paper. It is an essential skill for children. A good handwriting makes an everlasting impression on people’s mind. It requires a good coordination of brain and hand which gradually activates visual perception of letters.  Handwriting skills have much importance in the initial school years of a child.

 At YPS, we give emphasis on overall excellence. A handwriting competition was held at Junior Wing of YPS, Patiala on Saturday, May 19.  All the students of class I-V participated in this competition. It was conducted in three phases. Students were judged on the style, neatness and layout of handwriting. Such activities are carried on regular basis in the school to encourage the joy of writing beautifully.

MEASLES AND RUBELLA VACCINATION CAMP ORGANISED BY YPS, PATIALA

In order to extend our support to the Punjab Government in their Campaign to eradicate Measles and Rubella, a Vaccination Camp was organised in Yadavindra Public School, Patiala. More than 600 students were vaccinated by the team of expert doctors from Health Department. The students from Prep, Junior as well as Senior School were given this vaccination. YPS Academic Coordinator Mrs. Kanwaldeep Kaur was appointed as Nodal Officer for this campaign in the school. This campaign was successfully conducted for two consecutive days.

After all the negative publicity done against MR campaign, YPS Director Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma himself came forward and exhorted the students to get the vaccination done as this will immune them from deadly diseases like Measles and Rubella. Dr. Sundeep Singh, Medical Officer said, “I am very happy to see students and parents cooperating in this vaccination drive. Their smiles encourage us to keep this campaign going with more dedication so that we can create disease free environment for them”.

YPS, Patiala is always dedicated towards overall well-being of students. We believe a healthy mind reside in a healthy body which is important key to success. Hence, we give equal importance to academics, sports and health of our students. We encourage students to develop a healthy lifestyle that will enable them to learn and produce more in the classroom which can improve their performance and achievements later in life.

MISSION DISCOVERY ACCOMPLISHED

As we all get fascinated about the far flung world in the Space, YPS, Patiala students took a virtual tour to the Space. YPS students attended Mission Discovery Programme hosted by Mayo College, Ajmer. Two students Anoopinder Singh of class 7(P) and Savr Bansal of class 8(N) along with teacher escort Mr. Satnam Singh attended this Discovery Programme.

This workshop was organised by Young Edsplorer in partnership with ISSET (international space school educational trust), where chief scientists from ISSET and King’s College London, England and renowned Retd. NASA Astraunaut conducted a stimulating workshop for the students across the Country and took them on a virtual tour to the space when he shared his splendiferous experiences about the space station experiments, expedition.

Mission Discovery evolved as an illuminating and enlightening experience for the students when they were directed to design experiments which can be launched in space station. Our students emerged as an innovator as they performed an experiment on “The Nutrient transfer of plants in Space”.

These opportunities come once in a blue Moon.

We have accomplished one mission creatively well

And setting out for many more………

 As Sky is the limit for those…….

 Who are always willing to learn and explore.