St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar organized its Grand Annual Day ‘Udaan’ at Birla Auditorium. As the theme says ‘Udaan’ is a motivation which symbolizes efforts for achievement, to advance from all directions to achieve success and destination in our lives. It also symbolizes ‘the flight’, the flight to pinnacles of glory, success, pride, joy, independence and love.

 

Sh. Suresh Chowdhary (ADGP,Traffic Rajasthan) was the Chief guest to preside the cultural evening. The Chief Guest was overwhelmed with immense pleasure by the traditional and warm welcome by the   students and teachers.  The function commenced with Garlanding of Lord Ganesha, lightening up of the lamp and paying tribute to the founder of the school, Late Shri Ranbir Singh Ji.

 

The event was preceded by the different dances depicting the different colors of the lives in different parts of the global world. Magic of Gypsy in Spanish dance and Hip-Hop in American dance fill the environment with great joy and enthusiasm. Terrific Jungle hunting scenes in African dance astonished the viewers where as royalty of Early Kings was shown very gracefully in Egyptian dance.

 

The children heartily enjoyed the Dragon Dance performance of China. The dragon with its fierce looking head especially, symbolizes dignity, wisdom and power in Chinese society. The programme ended with the great finale presentation of the Indian Kathak dance showing the central figure of Hinduism Lord Krishna, portrayed as the supreme power and incarnation of Vishnu depicting the scene of the battlefield of ‘Mahabharata’in a very beautiful and graceful manner charged with floral decoration.

 

The dancers truly showed the ‘Generation of smiles across miles’ by their splendid and colorful dance performances. They expressed their feelings as migratory birds which move around the world in search of comfort, peace and tranquility.

 

Principal Dr. Pooja Singh read the Annual Report and meritorious students of 2011-12 were awarded with prizes and certificates by the Chief Guest. The achievers in different fields apart from academics were also awarded. The function ended with Aashirvachnam by the Chief Guest which really encouraged and inspired the students.

A group of two representatives from Wellington School, Scotland visited St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar under an Exchange Programme by British Council. Representing their school, Principal Mr. R. M. Parlor and Ms. Susan Coontz reached on 6th September. They feel highly delighted by the warm traditional welcome by the students and teachers of St. Edmund’s. Principal Mr. Parlour addresses the students during morning assembly making them aware about their educational objectives to visit the institution.

They showed keen interest in the teaching methodology and the different teaching aids used by the teachers to make the child understand the concepts clearer and easier. The group enjoyed, as well as participated in the evaluation of the various activities such as Rakhi-making and Rangoli-making competitions organized by the senior students of the school.

They were surprised to see the combination of different colors of flowers used by the students to make beautiful ‘rangolis’. Students also give messages and titles with the decoration of flower arrangement which really make the guests feel so honored. They were overwhelmed with joy watching the ‘Janamashtmi’ celebration organized by the little kids of Pre-primary section of the school. Students of Primary classes organized a Cultural programme and a ‘Haat Bazaar’ depicted in a proper traditional way based on Rajasthani culture on the concluding day of their visit. Students also presented a beautiful folk dance showing a mixture of happiness of enjoyment shared with the guests as well as sorrow of departing with them.

On the concluding day, Principal Mr. Parlour shared their views and analysis of the Indian education system with the teachers and students and also the happiness of accomplishment of their successful Exchange programme. Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Pooja Singh showed hearty thanks to the guests as well as to the Staff members for their active co-operation and wishes them good luck in future.

Dr. Pooja Singh, Principal and Mr. Kapil Singh, Deputy Director from St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur, India visited Wellington School, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK during the first week of June’ 2012. They visited all the classes of Wellington school and interacted with the staff and the pupils. The students of primary classes Pr. I to Pr. V were interested in learning Hindi language. They tried to speak and write Hindi. On the other hand the students of senior classes were keen to know about the life style, daily routine, and career options of the Indian students. They were very conscious about their career. Apart from their formal visit under exchange program. They witnessed the relay of Olympic Torch and the grand processions of the Queens Coronation (Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth) During their stay they also attended the sports day of Wellington School, where students as well as their parents participated in fun races. Dr. Pooja Singh was the chief guest & was given floral welcome by the kids and she presented the awards to the winners of sports meet. In school they saw various labs like language lab art & craft lab, Science and Technology labs all the labs were well equipped with the latest techniques and equipments. Then they had a talk with former students as well as present students and came to know that this school possessed a grand reputation over the years. In brief this Global School Partnership was quite memorable and shall enhance the performance of both the schools at various levels.

St. Edmund's School organized a triangular series among Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan's Vidyashram. St. Martin's School, South Africa and the host School i.e. St. Edmund's School, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur. It was played at Chaugan Stadium. The inaugural Cricket match was played between the host team and the team from abroad. It was inaugurated by principal Dr. (Mrs.) Pooja Singh. The toss was won by St. Martin’s School and they elected to field first. Shivansh Pathak was declared as the best player by St. Martin’s School. He was presented a gift containing note pad, locket, flag of South Africa and a book about their School. Another player of host team Akshay Vijaywargiya was presented with a small bat by the guest team. The captain of St. Martin’s School presented lockets as mementoes to all the players of St. Edmund’s team. The winning trophy was awarded to the team of St. Martin’s School by principal Dr. Pooja Singh and mementoes were presented to each member of the team by Deputy Director Mr. Kapil Singh. Second day was set for the cricket match between the team of St. Martin’s School and the team of Bhartiya Vidyabhawan’s Vidyashram. The toss was won by Vidyashram school and they elected to bat first. They scored 88 runs in 17.4 overs and the whole team was out whereas the team of St. Martin’s School, South Africa won the match by 8 wickets.

American delegates Mr. Stephen J. Stembelt and Dr. JANET BUSTRIN from Columbia School, New York visited St. Edmund’s, Jawahar Nagar to get acquainted with the teaching skills being practiced at school. They were really impressed with the innovative methods and aids used by the teachers to explain certain topics of English, Maths and Science. Dr. Bustrin even taught in the Std. X where Julius Ceaser was being taught as she herself is an English teacher, so she could not resist herself when ‘William Shakespeare’ was discussed. They were welcomed by the students, staff and management in a typical Indian way. They accompanied the students in their classes and interviewed them on various topics to analyze the standards of students at various levels. They appreciated the educational level of the children and compared it with the students of U.S.A. In the end, they thanked Director Dr. Sudhir K. Singh, Academic Director Mrs. Meena Singh, Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Pooja Singh, Deputy Director Mr. Kapil Singh and the staff for their overwhelming support. They concluded their visit in a single sentence. ‘India is simply superb.’

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