Music Concert by the German Band ‘Lebensmusiker’
New Delhi, April 24, 2019: German learners of classes VIII & IX and German teacher attended a Music concert by a German band group - ‘Lebensmusiker’ (meaning life musicians). The ‘life musicians’ rocked the stage by singing and playing hand written and life affirming pop & rap songs with German lyrics one by one. It was organised by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Goethe Institute, New Delhi. To give the German learners an exposure to the German music culture, the German Embassy proposed to present their performance among the German learners and gave them a live opportunity to experience German music culture too. The music was well received by the German learners from almost 30 schools of Delhi and NCR.
This was also the first time that all the students got an opportunity to interact with native German speakers in German language. This event gave a great experience and exposure to all the students present in the event.
Project-Changing Moves, Changing Minds
New Delhi, May 3, 2019: On the 2nd and 3rd of May, the Countess of Wessex, Countess Sophie visited India and during her time in India, she visited SKV, Moti Bagh a Delhi Government School, to witness ‘Changing Moves & Changing Minds’ lesson being delivered to students by the British Council trained teachers of the ‘Changing Moves, Changing Minds’ project.
Apeejay School, Pitampura faculty, Ms Manju Verma and Mr Arvind Kaushal, were a part of this event. They were invited to supervise and give the feedback to the trainers of the programme.
New Delhi, April 25, 2019: “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” Apeejay School, Pitampura celebrated the much awaited Investiture Ceremony on 25th April 2019. The ceremony commenced with welcoming Dr Madhu Pruthi, Principal, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi, the esteemed chief guest for the occasion.
Giving an auspicious start to the day, the lighting of the ceremonial lamp was done by the Chief Guest, School Principal, Mrs Veena Goel, Vice-Principal, Dr Sujeet Eric Masih and the In-Charges; followed by a bhajan by the choir group ‘Naam Japaan Kyon Chood Diya’.
The newly elected Apeejay Parliamentarians were encouraged and congratulated by their friends on presenting the ‘Thumri Nirat Dhang’, a form of Kathak and a melodious song by the Middle School choir group, asking their elected friends ‘Don’t give up on your faith, success comes to those who believe it and that’s the way it is.
The School Principal encouraged the students telling them about the qualities the Apeejay Parliamentarians need to possess to become good leaders. She also emphasised on team work.
Mrs Veena Goel and School Vice-Principal, Dr Sujeet Eric Masih, gave the flags, pinned up the badges and presented the ties instilling in the newly elected Apeejay Parliamentarians a sense of duty and pride.
Aditya Gupta of Class XII A was declared the Head Boy and Riya Ahuja of Class XII D was declared the Head Girl. Apeejay School, Pitampura infuses the child with a spirit of camaraderie, cohesion and competitiveness. There were 18 Parliamentarians in each category – senior, middle and junior. Other than the house captains, assistant house captains, sports captains, vice captains for sports, there were Parliamentarians for Music, Theatre, IT, Social Work, Photography and Mass Media, Journalism, Values and Ethics, Public Speaking and Environment.
Dr Madhu Pruthi encouraged the students in her address, telling them how important it is to believe in team work (Together Everyone can Achieve More). The day ended with a promise to soar higher as the School motto says ‘Soaring High is My Nature’.
ATL Community Day
New Delhi, April 23, 2019: Apeejay School, Pitampura celebrated its 1st Community Day on 23rd April 2019, on the occasion of Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on 14th April 2019. It was an initiative of the Atal Innovation Mission to celebrate Community Day across all ATL Labs to weave the community together with the spirit of tinkering, innovation and collaboration.
The day started with a prayer to the Almighty and lighting the ceremonial lamp. A short talk on Apeejay School, Pitampura ATL Lab journey was delivered by Mrs Sarika Minocha. School Principal, Mrs Veena Goel, inspired the students to ignite their mind and think out of the box and innovate in their most favorite place of their School. Later, a session was taken by School Mentor, Mr Aditya Arora, CEO FAAD Times. He delivered a talk on ATL Lab, equipments available in the lab, upcoming ideas and the journey of an entrepreneur.
52 students from St. Margaret School and Rukmini Devi Public School participated in the event. To begin with, there was an icebreaking session about knowing each other and creating a string of balloons. The Science experiments were demonstrated by Mr Sumit (PGT Physics), which were enjoyed and appreciated by all. The hands-on activity with the students of non-ATL schools was taken by Mrs Sarika Minocha and Ms Neha Varma. Students enjoyed working on breadboards and LED’s, push button. They were also involved in making paper circuits. Overall, the day was full of fun and enjoyment. In this way, our school’s ATL Lab opened their doors for the nearby non-ATL schools to celebrate a fun-filled day to tinker and innovate with the celebration of the ATL Community Day.