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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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 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.
English and Punjabi Recitation Competition
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Recitation is a skill that encompasses the development of speech and stage confidence.Through the medium of recitation, children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, feeling, rhyme ,rhythm and music of words. Taking all these facts into consideration the children got an opportunity to exhibit their talent and confidence when they participated in the English Recitation Competition held on 10th of May and Punjabi Recitation Competition held on 14 th of May for classes I to V in the Junior School. The children chose a variety of interesting poems and recited them with great enthusiasm.The selection of participants was based on their performance in the Class Recitation.
The participants were judged by a panel of three judges.
Though ,we did take out the first three positions , but all the participants had put in their best efforts to give a great performance.The participants were applauded and congratulated for their performance by the Head Junior School,Mrs.Amrit Rawel.
Until Junior School's next update ,it's bye ...bye
Platinum Category Prize Distribution ..Junior School
A little progress each day adds up to the result.
Platinum Category Prize Distribution ..Junior School
Recognizing,applauding and rewarding the students for their hard work has been considered as an important aspect in motivating them to give their best always.
A total of 355 students from classes I to V ( session 2017-18)were awarded the Platinum Category certificates by the School Director,Maj.Gen Sanjiv Varma.
It was a moment of pride and honour for the children to receive the awards from the Director .The excitement and happiness on their faces when they shook hands with the Director ,made it more memorable .These little steps of encouragement and praise go a long way in making the children happier and confident.
Dough Modelling ( Class I)
The magic of Play dough
Nimble fingers,happy faces, tons of ideas swishing ,rolling , sculpting, moulding and loads of colourful play dough.......
This was the scene in the Class I corridor on the morning of April 28 th ,a Saturday.,when the Dough Modelling activity was on .
The happiness of the children was contagious and their enthusiasm made their objects come to life.
If we had purple grapes,we had luscious red apples also ,if we had a caterpillar ,there was a butterfly ready to fly, in these forty minutes we invented so many different flowers and trees of all imagineable shapes and sizes,that we could make our own garden.......the creativity of the kids knew no bounds.
Apart from the fun and joy involved, the activity had a deeper purpose also.
Play dough ,scientifically proved ,supports development in many areas, also the pounding and flattening of dough are a safe outlet for extra energy ,more so it gives their imagination wings and also aids in learning new vocabulary.
At the end of the activity we had smeared hands,messy faces and beautiful smiles on their faces.
Reading Competition Classes I to V
The more you read, the more things you know.
The more that you will learn, the more places you'll go.
To encourage our young minds to read and to read with fluency, clarity and correct pronunciation, Reading Competitions are earmarked as red letter days in the Junior School Calendar.
A Reading Competition was held on the 27 th of April in the school.Two children from each section, hence a total of 40 students were chosen to participate.A pre requisite to the selection procedure was a reading test in the class to provide a platform for every child to read and for a fair deal.
The children read amazingly well,with voice modulation,expression and confidence.The younger ones skipped the difficult word,so as not to hinder their fluency and the smarter ones tried giving innocent looks to the judges to help them.
At the end we can only say
ALL OUR CHILDREN WERE WINNERS
BECAUSE THEY ALL PUT IN THEIR BEST
YPS, PATIALA SUPPORTS THE LESS FORTUNATE STUDENTS
In a philanthropist act, YPS students contributed its share in society by donating books and clothes to less fortunate and under privileged children. Education is a fundamental right. But there are so many children who are not fortunate enough. Due to several reasons like poverty, they are deprived of basic facilities of life. YPS Director Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma has come forward to help such children by providing the books and clothes to them. He urged the school students to donate for under privileged children following which the initiative took final shape.
All the students voluntary participated in this noble cause. The students collected the old books and clothes, which they are not going to use anymore. The school staff then handed over these books to the Har Hath Kalam(a Non-Govt. Organisation who works for promoting education among deprived children). These books will be distributed amongst the most needy and poor children.
A DAY FULL OF FUN AND ADVENTURE
Kid’s minds are not built to sit and be taught. They are built to explore, play and learn. At YPS, we believe in the holistic development of our students. Along with academics, sports and extra-curricular activities have always been our focus. Hence, an Adventure Day was organised for prep II- class III today. The school cricket stadium came alive with the happiness, laughter and excitement of the students. This fun loaded camp was full of activities that were aimed at self-management and direct learning of life and leadership skills. The activities were conducted by trained instructors of the Rocksport Adventure Camp, New Delhi. More than 400 students actively participated in this Adventure Camp. All the preventive measures were taken to ensure the safety of the children. Following were some of today’s Adventure Camp activities:
Happily Hop race
All the students enjoyed performing all these activities. At the end…..
Their feet and clothes were dirty,
Their hair were messy,
But…..their eyes were SPARKLING……when they called it a day.
Baisakhi Celebrations at Junior School
Baisakhi was celebrated at YPS, Patiala Junior School with great enthusiasm on April 16, 2018. A special assembly was held to mark the occasion. The celebration began with poem recitation, explaining the significance of the festival. The whole school came alive with Bhangra and Giddha performance by the students. Baisakhi Festival marks the time for harvest of Rabi crops. The purpose behind celebration was to make children aware of their historical and cultural past.
Director of YPS, Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma presided over the occasion and appreciated the efforts of the students and apprised them about the importance of the celebrating festivals with togetherness and affection.
Baisakhi Celebrations in Prep School
Festivals bring joy and happiness. The Baisakhi show was staged by Prep. Wing of YPS, Patiala with zeal and fervour. An extraordinary talent was showcased by tiny tots. They danced to the tunes of melodious folk songs, expressing the joy of festival. The little blooming buds were dressed in traditional Punjabi attires. The activity room of Prep. Wing was decorated to give the feel of a village of Punjab. The purpose behind the celebration was to apprise the children of their rich culture and heritage. Director of YPS Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma presided over the function and appreciated the efforts of the students.
Reading Competition in Prep School
Albert Einstein once said," It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge".
Keeping the ethos alive, Prep. School provides an environment where activities of storytelling, picture comprehension and the reading of print is a regular feature.
To add another feather to our cap, this year we introduced the Reading Competition. Three boys and three girls from each section of Prep.II, i.e. a total of 18 children participated. They were judged on the basis of pronunciation, clarity and fluency. Each child had to read a set of sight-words and then an unseen passage. Three junior school teachers judged the competition. The performance of the participants was par excellence and was applauded by one and all.
MUN Conference at Budha Dal School, Patiala
The students of YPS continue to bring laurels to the school, in what has been an exceedingly outstanding year at Model United Nations conferences. A delegation comprising of 17 students participated at Budha Dal Model United Nations, held from 23-24 December, 2017. It was an exceptional performance from the contingent, which yielded the following commendations-
Barunpreet Singh was awarded a Verbal Mention, representing Syria in the United Nations Security Council;
Jagteshwar Singh was awarded the Best Delegate, representing United Kingdom in the United Nations Security Council;
Jessica Juneja was awarded the Best Delegate, representing Akhilesh Yadav in the All India Political Parties Meet;
Raushni Kaura was awarded a Special Mention, representing Mamata Bannerjee in the All India Political Parties Meet;
Charvi Dubey was awarded a Special Mention, representing Congo in the United Nations Human Rights Council;
Shemoila Saini was awarded a Special Mention, representing Israel in the United Nations General Assembly;
Khush Aalam Singh was adjudged as the Secretary General’s Best Delegate for the conference, representing United Kingdom in the United Nations General Assembly
The school delegation, owing to these individual performances, was also awarded the Best Delegation award for the conference.
Round Square Conference at PPS, Nabha
People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. This holds true for our group of ten students who attended a Round Square Conference organized by PPS Nabha from 8th Dec-10th Dec, 2017. The theme of the conference was ‘Greatness out of small things’ the students participated in Barazza sessions and learned art activities under the guidance of scrap artist, Shikha Shah(founder of Scrapshala). The conference was a lifetime learning experience for the students.
Poetry recitation in Prep School
It is rightly said that the beautiful thing about learning is that ‘Nobody can take it away from you’. Incorporating this confidence in our prep school children from the very beginning, the school held an activity to make the tiny tots learn how to stand on the stage and face the audience. Developing their vocabulary, memorising big English words and standing in front of the mike while reciting the poems was not a cake walk for these four-year-olds who have again proved their mettle with a well-earned round of applause.
A delegation of ten students took part in a MUN hosted by Genesis Global School, Noida from 10th to 12th November.The school team lifted the Runners Up Trophy in the 'Best Delegation' category. The following students bagged individual prizes:
1. Sidhharth Kaushik was adjudged 'The Best Delegate' in the committee 'Transfer Policy Meet' (Real Madrid)
2. Guraashish won 'The Best Delegate' prize for his efforts in the committee 'Transfer Policy Meet' (Manchester United)
3. Mehul Arora's efforts were appreciated and he was awarded a 'Special Mention' as a representative of USA in the UNHRC committee.
Picnic, the very word that symbolises fun, frolic, excitement, and gaiety, pumps in extra energy into every soul. Like every year, this year too we planned our trip to the Dhillon's Fun World. Organising the children in the school buses, keeping the first aid box, the mats, napkins and eatables, we set off to our favourite destination, "The Dhillon's Fun World".
The tiny tots were delighted at taking the various rides. The different types of trains, scooter rides, the swinging Columbus and the thrilling haunted cave were worth an experience. The enlightening 5D show at the theatre added another sparkle to our day. A day filled with fond memories we set back to school.
Khushwant Singh Literary Festival
Khushalam, Navraj, Navreet, Hargun and Kshirja, along with their teacher Sukhpal Singh, got an opportunity to visit for attending the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival. It was a great experience for the students to interact with journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Nidhi Razdanm author Vikram Seth and many other dignitaries.
Prep School Annual Athletic Meet
The annual Prep School Athletic Meet was held this month, with this year, for the first time, it being stretched over a period of four days.The meet included relays, hurdles race, collect the tennis balls and complete the run, Kick and dribble the football race.
As it is commonly observed that most children develop the ability to run and walk, but they require practice and instructions to do more complex activities such as hop, slide, catch, jump, throw, kick, bounce and strike. Such exercises besides training the children in these things, help them use their energy positively and develop the spirit of sportsmanship at a very early age.
A great deal of enthusiasm amongst the tiny tots was evident in the cheering and encouragement they extended towards their friends, during the course of the exciting meet.
Go Green, Think Green, Act Green
A new trend of celebrating birthdays by planting trees and chanting the benefits of it, teaches the tiny tots to be mindful and sensitive to our environment. Earlier in the year Shivika Puri of Prep.II and now, Karansher and Aagam, again of Prep.II took pride in doing so. To name a few, we've planted Ashoka, Gulmohar, Guava, Pear and Palm trees.