Inter-House Solo Singing Competition
Noida, September 28, 2021: Music binds our soul, heart, and emotions. It cheers the spirit and lightens the heart. To bring out the singing talents of students, an Inter-House Solo Singing Competition - ‘Aashayein’ was organised by Apeejay School, Noida for the students of Class IV on September 27, 2021, via the Zoom portal.
The theme for the competition was ‘Hindi Motivational Songs’. The participants from the four houses put forth their enthralling performances. The mellifluous songs pulled the heartstrings of the audience and mesmerised them.
The children sang the songs with a lot of passion and confidence. Each participant showed their mastery over voice modulation, pitch, rhythm, and tone. The children showcased a sense of pride, self-esteem, and self-confidence during their performance.
The judges were impressed with the tonal quality and fervour with which the participants demonstrated their singing skills. Primary In-charge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel, also applauded the young singers for their melodious renditions. The winners were well appreciated by one and all.
Results of the Inter-House Solo Singing Competition
- 1st Position - Saanvi Sharma (IV B) - Tagore House
- 2nd Position - Suhanya Johari (IV G) - Tagore House
- 3rd Position - Asmi Gupta (IV D) - Nehru House
- Consolation - Tiya Saha (IV E) - Gandhi House
International Gratitude and Peace Day
Noida, Sep 21, 2021: The above quote by William Arthur Ward reminds us that no amount of Thanksgiving is enough for the services we receive in our daily life from different people around us. The people who work tirelessly and provide us their services day in and out deserve our gratitude. Peace is the way out of inequity and violence, and a golden ticket to enter a brighter future for humankind.
Keeping the aforementioned thought in mind, the students showed their gratitude not only towards the people who provide support to us in all walks of life but towards nature as well. The class teachers gave an informative talk on 'Gratitude' and 'International Peace Day', celebrated all over the world on September 21st every year. A heart-rendering and motivational video were also shown on the occasion of ‘International Gratitude and Peace Day’.
In addition, the students indulged in a plethora of creative activities to celebrate this special day. A colouring activity was conducted for the students of classes Nursery and KG wherein they coloured a dove, the symbol of peace. The students of classes I and II were involved in a hand-printing activity. They made a dove using their handprints. The students of Classes III, IV, and V created posters to commemorate Peace and Gratitude Day. These hands-on activities brought out the creativity and imagination of the students. The students thoroughly enjoyed participating in these joyful activities.
Principal, Mr. A.K. Sharma emphasised that “The International Day of Peace reminds us that regardless of where we come from or what languages we speak, we are more alike than we are different.” He also apprised all about the theme for this year’s Peace day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
Primary In-charge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel addressed the students and sensitised them towards the significance of peace for the development and growth of humanity in the world. She listed the ways to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
Let us all create a ‘Peace Day’ every day.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration
Noida, September 10, 2021: With our relentless pursuit to provide an equal opportunity to celebrate all festivities, an online assembly was conducted for the students of classes Nursery to V to celebrate the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi - a festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha, via Zoom platform on September 10, 2021.
The online assembly commenced with a talk providing information about Ganesh Chaturthi, followed by the enthralling story of Lord Ganesha. The teachers presented an informative PPT highlighting the important aspects of the festival. A spiritual dance performance on Ganesh Vandana immersed everyone in the divinity of the ‘Gajaanan’. The students thoroughly enjoyed the spiritual odyssey. It was followed by sculpture and mask-making activities whereby the students made colourful figurines of the deity.
Principal, Mr. AK Sharma, and Primary In-charge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel addressed the students, conveying the importance of celebrating festivals. They also highlighted that Lord Ganesha is always worshipped first, before commencing any new or auspicious work.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the celebration and learnt the importance of our rich cultural heritage well-translated through the festivities.
Cleanliness Drive for Swachh Bharat- Swachhata Pakhwada
Noida, Sep 10, 2021: As part of the Government’s mission, Apeejay School, NOIDA, observed a Cleanliness Drive for Swachh Bharat – Swachhata Pakhwada (online as well as offline) while adhering strictly to COVID-19 protocols laid down by the Government.
Several activities were organised for the students of the Primary Department to spread awareness about Swachhata Mission and to encourage students to continue with good practices for hygiene and sanitation in school as well as at home. Activities were performed to celebrate: Swachhata Participation Day, Hand Wash Day, Personal Hygiene Day.
Students participated in myriad activities like Poster Making, Poem Recitation, Storytelling, Slogan Writing, Card Making, Jingle Making, and Create an Advertisement. Audio-visual Presentations, PowerPoint presentations were prepared by the teachers, and several related videos were also shown to the students online on the Zoom platform to sensitise them towards the cleanliness drive.
An oath-taking ceremony was performed in the School while following all the Covid-19 safety measures.
The activities developed sensitivity and mobilised the students towards making our country green and clean.
The students sensitised one and all that cleanliness is a fundamental responsibility of each individual as it keeps away diseases and helps us to live a healthy life.