Co-curricular Activities:


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.

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:

  1. Zip line
  2. Laser beam
  3. Commando net
  4. Happily Hop race
  5. Dragon move
  6. Hop scotch
  7. Commando crawl
  8. Magical maze
  9. Cross fire
  10. Tyre maze
  11. Sport climbing
  12. Burma bridge
  13. Shalimar hop

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.

MUN Updates

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.

Prep.School Picnic

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.