ASL is a speaking and listening skill test which is conducted in every school for classes IX, X and XI. It consists of three rounds: Introduction, speaking on the topic you got on draw and pair interaction. Our test is recorded and then sent to Trinity College of London for assessment.
It was my first experience and I was very nervous. I had prepared on all the ten topics allotted to us to prepare on but still there was some nervousness. Added to this, my partner was also absent and so I was supposed to do it with ma’am. I entered the room and soon found myself in a very comfortable zone which was indeed created ma’am. I forgot all my tensions and did the test well. My overall experience was good and think will be much better the next time.
The Goenkan Mathematicia 2014-2015 was held on 12th and 13th of August 2014, in the auditorium with great enthusiasm and active participation by the students of our school.
The programme for students of Class IX and X included the following events:
Activity – I: A 40 minutes presentation on Maths in Architecture that covered
Greek, Egyptian. Indian, Islamic, Christian and Modern Architectures.
Use of the Golden Ratio in Architecture to give beauty and to get a pleasing look to constructions was well illustrated.
Students got to know about the Indian Architecture based on Mandalas and Agamas. The various Geometric shapes involved in the construction of temple vimanas was well explained.
The great pyramids of Egypt attracted the students as it always does.
Islamic floor, as well as the roof designs were eye -catching with supporting facts of Mathematics involved.
The usage of Golden Ratio was even there in the Modern Architecture that was well captured and the application of tube-in-tube structure to construct extreme tall buildings was convincing for the students to understand.
Activity –II : The presentation was followed by a short comedy video show by Abbott and Costello on 13*7 is 28 was enjoyed by each and everyone in the auditorium.
Activity – III: Following the same there was another presentation on Common Errors committed by the students.
The slides were prepared based on the answer scripts of our students with encircled errors.
On moving to each slide the students were asked to identify the error and the necessary corrections were also discussed.
For students of class x the Errors with Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles are very common and it was very well pointed out.
The slide on Tips for getting a good score in Mathematics was welcomed by all.
Activity – IV: Subsequently a video recording on making a parallelogram by mere paper folding was shown to students who were encouraged to do the same following the demonstration.
The students had lots of fun and the programme was very informative and entertaining to all of them.
Origami is an ancient Japanese art of paper folding. But the opportunities for learning through paper folding go much further. Many mathematical principles ‘unfold’ and basic measurement skills are reinforced as each model takes shape. So students went ahead, made a fold, flipped it over, opened it up and enjoyed
Janmashtami is an annual celebration of the birth of the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu – Krishna. The festival is celebrated every year in the months of August or September. It is widely celebrated among the Hindus who are the devotees of Shri Krishna who is known by many names – Madhav, Govind, Kanha, Makhanchor and many more.
We also celebrated it in our school on 14th August 2014. Our teacher gave a speech on Kanha and Janmashtami. An interhouse dance competition was also held. The students danced cheerfully on joyful Janmashtami songs which reminded all of us of the playfulness and joyfulness of Natkhat Gopal.
The 14th August was a bright and sunny day being rather windy. It was the only working day in school before Independence Day and Janamashtami. We had a special assembly and were given badge like stickers to put on our uniforms which made us feel very special.
The assembly began with Bindu Ma’am, a teacher of our school, addressing the students on the dual celebration. Her speech was straight from the heart and we all enjoyed it.
Helium balloons of various colours were released into the air by some of our senior students which made the function even more auspicious and one of a kind. To celebrate the two events, the school had organized a gamut of programmes including an Inter house Indian Dance Competition.
Being a participant, waiting in the auditorium for my turn I could feel the nervousness of the participants and the palpable excitement of the others. My house i.e. V.K. house was the last to perform. We all just decided to go out there and do our best. Although seeing the others perform I did wonder whether we were capable of giving the other three houses a run for their money.
When we began our dance the cheering crowd removed most of my doubts. Everything seemed to work for us even the windy weather helped as it made our long skirts even more full and fun…
V.K. house got the first position followed by R.K. house, the third position went to Teresa house and Tagore took the last spot. Our hard work paid off!!
We sat back and enjoyed the melodious songs sung by various groups of students.The assembly got over by the third period but we were all still in the mood to celebrate. Last but not the least were given chocolates…something that never fails to bring out the child in me!!