St.Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar celebrated its annual function with great cheer, on Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at Birla Auditorium. Mr Pawan Arora, IAS Commissioner Rajasthan Housing Board Jaipur, presided over the event. Mrs Pratibha Arora, a former staff member at St Edmund’s School, was also present.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Hon’ble chief guest Mr Pawan Arora and Ravi Setia secretary St Edmund’s educational society escorted by School joint director Dr Pooja Singh and Principal Mrs Anu Bhatia. This was followed by a bouquet presentation by respected Director Dr Sudhir Singh and academic director Mrs Meena Singh.

The program was well anchored by School students Kanishka Aswal and Avisha Agarwal. Pari Jain and Jayshree Patel, Mahek Jain and Malyena Singh shared the school’s annual report of the last session. This was followed by a prize distribution ceremony.

The students who made the best performances were recognized with awards and certificates. In excellence award category, Arushi Kuntal and Mahima Goyal were selected in NEET (In Medical College). Yash Munjal and Aditya Vishal were selected in BITS Pilani and IIT Delhi and also cleared in KVPY.
On the other hand student of the year, award was earned by Kanishka Aswal, while the Eklavya award, which recognizes excellence in sports, was received by Mohit Verma. Palak Batra won the Ramanujan award, for the best student in Maths, while Harsh Sharma claimed the Picasso award.

The theme for the function this year was based on the famous novel "The Alchemist,” written by Paulo Coelho. The book traces the life of a boy named Santiago, a shepherd who has a dream and the courage to follow it. The students and staff had a great time reliving the novel’s key moments and relishing its Arabic culture. While winding its way through the tales of brave hearts, witchcraft and the lives of the inhabitants of the desert, the Alchemist makes commentaries about the meaning of life.

The event also included high-spirited presentations, lively dances and stunning costumes that brought the show to life. The bright and energetic performances kept the onlookers spellbound. The principal message of the show is the importance of being yourself - of not being afraid to fail, overcoming fear and following your own unique path.
The evening depicted the shining talent of the students and was a delightful experience for everyone present. The programme culminated with the National Anthem.

On the occasion of children day St Edmunds Nursery School, Jawahar Nagar celebrated its annual function in the School premises. The programme began with the welcoming of the honourable chief guest, Mr Hari Dutt Kalla Ji, director cum resource person (Music and dance department Jawahar Kala Kendra).
The programme commenced with garlanding of Lord Ganesha with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and gave a tribute to School founder Late Shri Ranbir Singh Ji by Hon’ble chief guest.

The programme was anchored by school students Kriti Gupta and Aastha Sharma in a marvellous manner, Divyanshi Rajpal presented the annual report in which the annual progress of the educational and co-educational activities of the children of pre-primary was done through PPT.

Students were awarded trophies based on their talent in which Excellence in academics (nursery) was grabbed by Rahman Ahmed, Ananya Chaudhary and Rudransh Sharma. In Junior KG Divya Sukhlani,Dakshita and Tanushree and In Senior KG Srishti Patel, Mohd Azan and Akansha Choudhary were awarded the by the Hon’ble Chief Guest, Joint director Dr Pooja Singh and Principal Mrs Anu Bhatia.

The show took its pace and took everyone on a magical ride when little tots danced and grooved on the stage presenting the Ganesh Vandana.
Students staged a musical tale 'coco' of a boy who admires music and melodies and pursues his dream with the brave little heart and wins the uncountable hearts with his contagious voice and charm.

The International kid's film festival was organized at St Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar on 5th, 6th November 2019.
St Edmund’s always strives to make the learning easier & efficient. On the other hand, IKFF also had the moral to teach the children new things like making films, recognizing social issues and watching unique & impressive content.
The movies were shown to different groups of students in a sequence. Over the course of 3 months, the IKFF will give the opportunity to the students to learn how to make films, enhance their creativity & skills and also to implement these skills in their day to day life.
The movies contained useful & unique content which made students motivated and inspired to create their own content rather than just watching.
The film fest was really enjoyed by the students & they feel motivated to make new films with interesting content.

St Edmund’s School is always working to create cultural exchanges around the world, and it hosted several such exchanges in 2019. This year, French students had the opportunity to learn about India’s heritage, culture and history while participating in an exchange program at St. Edmund’s School,Jawahar Nagar. The students from France attended several special functions and events during their stay. The students took part in a Halloween competition where they got to show off their talents and socialize not only with the students of St. Edmund’s, but also with students of other schools in Jaipur. They also participated in the Edmunds Fest, where students and teachers of senior secondary ran various food stalls. The exchange students got the opportunity to try different foods of India, from traditional dishes to street food.
As a part of extracurricular activities, they also showed their talent of dancing along the bollywood songs in the Dance room and few of them also expressed their artistic abilities in the Art Lab where they were able to learn new techniques of painting with the help of our teachers.
They also visited various famous places connected to the heritage and history of the country like Birla Temple, Albert Hall Museum, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. The exchange program gave the Frenchs students the opportunity to interact with Indian culture and heritage first-hand, and they greatly enjoyed the experience.
Hopefully, such visits keep on happening often so that the delegates and children get the opportunity not only to strengthen their friendly bonds, but to also learn about the rich culture and heritage of each other’s countries.

On 31st October 2019, The inter-school French competition was organized in St. Edmunds School, Jawahar Nagar on the occasion of Halloween.
The event comprised of two parts; The Halloween Costume fest for the students of 6th to 8th grade, where they tried on the images of different mythical characters like vampires, zombies and Witches. They had to present their speech in French, thus showcasing not only their fashion sense but the linguistic powers as well.
The second competition for the day was the Comic Strip. The students of 9th to 12th classes had to prepare a funny comic on topics like artificial intelligence, social networks, cinema, sports or Halloween. The full narration had to be in French, and the students did their best to show off their humour.
More than 13 schools participated in this competition in which students of St Dominique the partner school of St Edmund’s School gave a mind-blowing performance, the event was a huge success. The jury members for the event were Dr Nidhi Raisinghani, the assistant professor of ELLCS; Madame Carolyn, the international coordinator of St. Dominique and Dr Dolly Setia, the head of French Department of St. Edmunds.
In The Halloween Costume fest JPGS stood first Cambridge grabbed the second position and MGD bagged third while in Comic Strip Banyan School stood first Subodh Public School grabbed second and St Edmund’s Jawahar Nagar grabbed the third position.
The event was enormously enjoyable where everyone got the opportunity to show their talents as well as the opportunity to make new friendly relations through the healthy competitions.