was an incredible moment hosted and organized by class XI students to bid farewell for class XII students. This is to wish them a great future. The celebration began with the chanting of prayers in the praise of the Almighty. Principal Dr. Pooja Singh bestowed all good wishes, blessings and optimistic outlook toward career and future on behalf of the whole Edmund’s family.

A light entertainment programme which included dances, songs and a speech by a head boy and head girl received loud applause. As per tradition many coveted titles were conferred namely, Best in Academics: Ajay Gupta and Himanshu Haryani, Best in Co-Curricular Activities: Juhi Bachani and Sahil Dhingra, Best in Sports: Nishtha Mittal and Aman Panwar, Best in Discipline: Anushka Mathur and Bhavin Mehta, Highest Attendance: Ajay Gupta, Mr. Edmund’s: Ajay Gupta, Ms. Edmund’s: Chestha Mathuria, Mr. Farewell: Sahitya Sharma and Ms. Farewell: Riya Sharma. Dancing on the floor on the beats of Electronic Dance Music and delicacies served for lunch marked the wrapping up of the party with both happiness and sorrow.

Fire is undoubtedly the most essential ingredient for cooking. As is recognized by even the latest generation that quite a lot depends on microwaves, cooking on coal, fire, or cooking-gas renders a better taste to food.

However, when St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar, asked its students if they can or would like to prepare some gastronomical treats for their friends without using heat and fire, the excited students, shouted “Yes!” And thus was organized a school competition for students of Classes 6th and 7th, where the students were pitted against each other to prepare breakfast without fire. The Guest of Honor and judge was Dr. Suchi Sharma, one of the most well-known dieticians of Jaipur, who had a tough time deciding the top three winners. Total time given to each team was 1 hour, wherein the students presented a deliciously healthy breakfast.

The excited students had come up with new ideas for the first meal of the day. Juice inside capsicum, fruit cream, bread baked with fruits, fruit salad topped with grated coconut … they prepared it all . With such a delightful display, it came out clear why the judge faced a tough time deciding the winners! However, she declared Palm House the winners followed by Daisy House and Lily House. While declaring the winners, she talked to students explaining the importance of a healthy diet right. Principal, Dr. Pooja Singh, congratulating the winners said that she totally agreed with the Chief Guest and further added that a healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it energizes the body right when needed the most. She further repeated John Gunther’s words, “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” and congratulated the winners.

Young Indians Jaipur Chapter under project Masoom – Keeping Children Safe reached St. Edmunds School Jawahar Nagar inviting students from various government schools to train them against child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse is one of the primary concerns for parents now with mishaps being heard from every corner. Considering the fact that sex education is something that not all parents and teachers are comfortable with, though has a rapidly growing need to, YI Jaipur Chapter, under the leadership of Abhinav Banthia (Chairperson, Jaipur), educated about Good Touch-Bad Touch. Students of 5-10 years of age attended the interactive seminar at St. Edmunds, where YI played some animated videos along with short movie, Komal, another animated movie based on creating awareness against child sexual abuse. With an executive from Child Helpline present at the seminar, YI also discussed about child helpline number at length, creating an awareness about the purpose and usage of the helpline. To make it interactive, the team gave pictorial diagrams to the students.

These handouts were more of an exercise test for students. Mr. Ashish Modi, Team Coordinator with YI, informed us that with 2000 students in presence, they had received a great response at St. Edmunds School, both from the students and also the school. Deputy Director (St. Edmunds, Jawahar Nagar), Mr. Kapil Singh, who also had an active participation with the students, advised them to stay cautious against any sexual harassment and learn self-defense. Along with this, he also thanked Young Indians Jaipur Chapter for helping them raise a voice for the concern. Principal, Dr. Pooja Singh, said, “Everyday we read about some or the other kind of abuse and what is more shocking that sometimes these young kids fall prey to these pedophiles, what’s yet more shocking is that they are either related to them or they are their family friends.

According to percentages boys are abused more than girls. Without even understanding the advances towards them they become victims carrying a scar on their soul for their lives. So as a personal responsibility and as per CBSE guidelines, we sensitize this young generation about abuses and also tell them the agencies which can help them (God forbid) if they find themselves in any such situation. Like today, in our school we are showing these kids a short movie on "Good Touch and Bad Touch". We hope that these little efforts might create some difference.”

Annual function of St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur was celebrated on 31st Oct. 2015with glitz and glory portraying, the theme Ali Baba and forty thieves. Thus marking the completion of yet another successful academic session that witnessed lot of changes, improvements and achievements. Mr. Vipin Chandra Sharma, Additional chief Secretary WAKF Board and Minority Affairs (IAS) was the chief guest at the function. The head boy and head girl extended a floral welcome to the chief guest. As the Daylight lingered on into the fragrance of twilight lord Ganesha was invoked by the juniors through Ganesh Vandana. Principal Dr. Pooja Singh briefed the audience about global exposure, teacher empowerment, workshops, introduction of various clubs in enhancing the core competency levels of the students as well as the inculcation of life skills and also highlighted the academic achievements of the school students by reading the annual report through PPT presentation. Achievers who excelled in different fields were felicitated by the chief guest. The tiny tots of St. Edmund’s rejuvenated everyone in their energizing dance performances. Based on the classic tale of Ali Baba and Forty thieves, the play was enacted by the students who garnered a lot of attention from the audiences and were appreciated for their performance. The programme ended at 8.30 P.M. with a vote of Thanks and National Anthem. It was a memorable day for every participant as well as in the annals of St. Edmund’s School.

 

Under the exchange programme a team of 15 members including students and teachers of St. Dominque Institute, France reached St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur. On their arrival they were given a warm welcome. During their stay they attended various classes to observe the teaching method and working of school. The delegates also gave the presentation on ‘Culture of France.’ To make their programme more successful a friendly basketball match was played between the students of both the schools in which St. Edmund’s won the match. They were enthralled to see Dussehra celebration in school where little stars performed a skit on importance of this celebration. In evening the school celebrated the dandiya fest with much funfare. The event began with invocation of the Almighty by a beautiful Arti. This was followed by the dance sequence on various hymns, folk, songs and film songs. The school campus was well decorated with coulourful rangolis. Students of St. Dominique and St. Edmund’s were dressed up in the traditional attires and gave a wonderful performance. They also visited different famous places, i.e Amber Fort, City Palace, Albert Hall in Jaipur and also shown Taj Mahal in Agra and enjoyed Indian cuisines. To make this programme more fruitful Principal Dr. Pooja Singh said that we have formed friendship through discussions and have reached a better understanding which is a key of success for our relations.

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