Recent Workshops

New Delhi, March 31, 2022:An in-house workshop, on ‘Resilience N Change’, was conducted by Ms Vandana Arora and Ms Sapna Sondhi on 31st March 2022, under the mentorship of Principal Mrs Veena Goel. The workshop was held for all the teachers to discuss the art of being resilient and how the students can be taught to be resilient and adapt to the change.

The teachers volunteered to share their concepts and understanding of the topic. During their discussions, changing the mindset and adapting to the change were the two keywords required for making resilient schools.

A short story was shown to understand how changing the mindset and adapting to the change can help all of us to be resilient.

“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.”

Delhi, July 23, 2021: A digital video conference under the aegis of Generation Global was organised on 23rd July 2021 through the channel ZOOM in which Apeejay School, Pitampura participated along with the participants of students from Indonesia, Pakistan, Dubai, Italy, UK. The topic of discussion was ‘Climate Change’. The VC started at 2 pm according to Indian standard time and continued till 3:30 pm. During the conference, the students from all the schools exchanged their views on the severity of the problem of Climate change.

Students discussed the following points:

  • Climate change happens due to global warming. It changes all the conditions of the climate of a region
  • The process of climate change happens over a long time.
  • The frequent conditions of the weather of a region indicate the change of climate.
  • Climate change due to global warming is happening because of human beings.
  • Deforestation in a forest land causes a drastic change in temperature, which gradually becomes a permanent temperature of that place until new trees are grown there.
  • Climate change is causing many problems in the environment. Forest fires are increasing due to the dryness in a forested region.
  • All the species of plants and animals are becoming extinct due to the unfavourable conditions in which they live.
  • Reforestation can help in changing the factors of the climate of a region to some extent.
  • Climate change during pre-Corona times and post-Corona times.
  • Role of government in controlling climate change.
Dialogue on Climate Change

New Delhi, August 6, 2021: Ms. Shweta Taneja, Apeejay School, Faridabad, and Ms. Purnima Vohra, Education Officer, Apeejay Education, organised a workshop on the topic ‘Bliss of Gratitude’. It was attended by In-charges of the Primary Department and teaching faculty of Classes III-V of Apeejay School, Pitampura, Panchsheel Park, and Saket.

The session was an endeavour to remind the participants to take notice of all that is already present and abundant in their lives and consciously learn to focus and acknowledge the simple fact that life is a blissful gift. The session enumerated a few activities that could be used to nurture an attitude of gratitude and also some beautiful ways of expressing gratitude. These involved teaching gratitude to children by helping them practice it in different ways through making a gratitude jar, writing gratitude or thank you notes, making a daily gratitude inventory, maintaining gratitude journals and a few games incorporating the use of a gratitude dice, a five in a row game and designing gratitude slips. The concept of Naikan - Japanese self-reflective psychotherapy that means ‘looking inside’ and is a structured method of self-examination and reflection to help people understand themselves and their relationships with others was also shared with the participants to create more fulfilling ties with others.

In her concluding remarks, Ms. Vohra said that we are role models for our children. We should inspire them to always express gratitude, as they are the leaders of tomorrow and have to be chiseled continuously with love, compassion, and values.

Sri Aurobindo firmly believed that the young students will always be inspired not by money or power or by beautiful buildings but by teachers who are cultivated citizens, men/women of education, enlightenment, and character.

To enhance the happiness quotient of the students and teachers, each teacher and student may prepare a gratitude journal and celebrate gratitude week in the school.