Talks & Workshops

Webinar on "International Day of Commemoration" by Mr. Rajiv Chandran was organized for the classes IX-XI on 29 January 2021

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: Spreading Education and Awareness An interaction with students on Holocaust

DATE: Friday, 29 January 2021
THEME: Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust

Holocaust is the destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war. In the context of Germany, the Holocaust was a turning point in history, which prompted the world to say “never again”. Millions of Jews, Roma, Sinti, and other groups opposed to the Reich, were persecuted, destroying lives, livelihoods, businesses, families, and societies.

The webinar that was organized on 29th January 2021 was on the occasion of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust and Spreading Education and Awareness about it amongst the students. There were around 400 students in all, who attended this fabulous webinar. There were 11 students from each school including ours who attended it. Senior teacher, Ms. Maitreyee was a part of this webinar with our students of classes 9 and 11. The aim of the webinar was to mobilize students for Holocaust remembrance in order to help prevent future acts of genocide.

The introduction was given by Mr Rajiv Chandran, moderator, and Officer-in-Charge, United Nations Information Centre. The welcome address was given by Mr Stephane Amalir, Director, Alliance Francaise de Delhi, and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres’s video message was also screened. In his speech, the Secretary-General spoke about the disturbing spread of neo-Nazism and other extremist groups and the growing climate of intolerance and antisemitism He urged everyone to stand up for human rights

Through this educational webinar, about the Holocaust, the Programme calls on all generations to use their voice to stand up for human rights, challenge discrimination, antisemitism and racism, and defend essential democratic values in their communities, which are very essential in today’s time.

The highlight of the webinar was the Introduction to the Anne Frank’s video diary by, Ms Ilona Domanska, Second Secretary, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands. They screened two episodes for us, behind which the main idea was that ‘What if Anne Frank had a video camera instead of a diary? ‘ In the end, there was a Question and Answer session with representatives from the UN and collaborating diplomatic missions

In his closing remark, Mr Rajiv Chandra urged students not to fall prey to misinformation in order to stop the spread of hatred. He emphasized that each one of us is responsible for ending discrimination and violation of human rights. It was a beautiful and very informative webinar.

Virtual JAG Art Workshop by Adelaide Central School of Art, AustraliaVirtual JAG Art Workshop by Adelaide Central School of Art, Australia

Ninesismine organized a virtual jagART workshop in collaboration with the Adelaide Central School of Art, Australia in the month of December 2020. Ninety-six schools from across India participated in this workshop where the students got an opportunity to work collaboratively to create stories, poems, and illustrations on UNs Sustainable Development Goals related to Mother Earth. Lal Nunkimi of class VIII C represented the school and worked on the theme ‘Responsible Consumption and Production. She, along with her group members, created the script and collaborated in making the artworks. On 10 December 2020, the Human Rights Day, several e-books, made by the participants were released with illustrations, scripts, and poetry based on different global goals. Lal Nunkimi was also invited to give a vote of thanks for the event. Congratulations to Lal Nunkimi and her team.

Webinar on ' India - EU Relations ' by WISE Foundation was organised for the students of classes IX-XII on 29 October 2020

WISE Foundation organised a webinar- European Union Goes to School (EUGTS) webinar series with the Ambassador of Netherlands His Excellency Mr Martin Van Der Berg on 29th Oct 2020.

The topic of the webinar was India-EU Relations including relations between India and Netherlands; along with work on issues like climate change and sustainability. Our 25 students from grade 9 to grade 12, along with one teacher attended this 1.5 hour long session. After the Ambassador finished speaking, the floor was open to questions from students and they asked many intelligent questions regarding post COVID global importance of India, India-EU relations and Indo-Dutch relations, Netherlands and India collaboration in marine sector, agriculture, imporving supply chain businesses better and Netherlands opening up more companies in India. The Ambassador appreciated the fact that our students asked very pertinent questions.

A Workshop on "Managing Negative Thoughts" was held for classes IX -XI from 19-25 August 2020

A series of workshop were conducted each for grade IX to XI on managing negative thoughts. These workshops were conducted by our Ex students -Swasti Acharya, Sohini Chakrabarti and Siddhi Pal who were trained by the senior school counselor Ms.Pooja and Ms. Shivanee Sen education advisor of the school. These ex- students were high performing students and a role model when they were in school as well as now. The topics covered during these sessions were Understanding Mindsets, The ABC Model of thinking , Thinking Traps and General techniques to manage negative thoughts. The Question and Answer round had many queries which were discussed and addressed by the speakers in detail.A survey was conducted to gauge the necessity of such workshops.

The analysis revealed that the sessions were being duly attended and throughly enjoyed.

A Workshop on ' Managing Negative Thought ' by Ms. Shivanee Sen was held for the students of class XII on 5 August 2020

A workshop was conducted for class XII on managing negative thought process on 5 August 2020 by Ms Shivanee Sen, a leadership coach and life skill trainer and Ms Pooja Bakshi the senior school counsellor.

The session largely focused on understanding mindsets and Thinking Traps

Which we indulge in on a daily basis specially during COVID19. Many techniques to manage these thinking traps were discussed. Some of the important takeaway techniques were Look for external evidence, Communicating, Gratitude (the silent killer of all negativity), Calming down before coming to conclusions, etc. Question and answer section had many queries which were discussed and addressed.

A Session on ' Time Management ' by Ms. Shivanee Sen was held for the students of class XI on 24 June 2020

A session on ‘Time management,concentration and increasing productivity’ was conducted for class XI on 24 June 2020. The facilitator Ms Shivanee Sen, is a well known leadership coach and life skill trainer.

The topics covered during the session were why COVID makes planning more pertinent , organising time, obstacles to productivity and procrastination. Many solutions were shared with the students. Some off the major take away by the students were mapping your energy,reward technique, to do list and prioritising . Even the question and answer session saw queries coming up which were addressed individually.

Digital Portfolio workshop conducted by Ms. Bhawna Garg (HOD, Computer Science ) for students of classes IX & X on 23 June 2020 and XI & XII on 25 June 2020

A Session on 'Liberal Education ' by Ashoka University for the students of classes XI & XII was held on 30 May 2020

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A Session on ' Time Management ' by Ms. Shivanee Sen was held for the students of classes IX & X on 27 & 28 May 2020

Ms. Shivanee Sen, a well-known leadership coach, and life skill trainer conducted a session for the students of classes IX and X on 27 and 28 May 2020 respectively.

The topic for the session was time management, maintaining concentration, and increasing productivity. Issues like procrastination, uneven distribution of work, the science of distraction were discussed in detail. Many solutions were shared with the students. Some off the major take away by the students were chunking, hard work, reward technique, prioritising, and mapping energy. Even the question and answer session saw a lot more queries coming up which were addressed individually. The session was highly appreciated by all the students.

Feedback

In the given lockdown situation, time management was something that I think all of us needed to be tutored on. The webinar turned out to be a great opportunity for students to share their problems and some tips and tricks that they personally use. The way Shivanee ma’am connected all our doubts with how she coped with them in her college life, really helped us to relate to what she was saying. She was sympathetic to our problems a d suggested quite useful ideas for staying organised. I really appreciated the fact that every student’s query was answered and that the presentation was interactive and not just full of lengthy paragraphs. I am looking forward to attending more such webinars on other issues. My suggestion would be that if you could share your contact details so that if students are too shy to say something on a public platform then they’ll be able to contact the teachers personally. Also, it would be great if such webinars are held for parents as well because they too need help on various psychological aspects including parenting and how to maintain relationships with children during a lockdown situation.

Sulagna Moitra X A

Today’s Webinar by Shivanee Ma’am and Pooja ma’am was wonderful. It was an interactive session as we could get answers of our queries and talk about the issues we are facing. The session held was very informative and the activities done were very interesting. The session helped us to understand how important time management is and what consequences will we face if we leave everything for the last second. Thank you for the wonderful session and I would look forward for many more such informative sessions.

Medha Setia X B

A Creative Cartooning workshop had organized by Mr. Ajit Narayan for students of class VI-IX on 24 May 2020

A Creative Cartooning virtual workshop was organised by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art on 24 May 2020. The students from classes VI to IX were encouraged to attend the online workshop which was streamed live on Instagram. The resource person was Mr.Ajit Narayan, a cartoonist with more than twenty years of experience in the field. Mr. Narayan, the founder of Doodle, India’s first annual children’s art festival is an author of six popular and bestselling books on how to draw cartoons.

The students got some valuable pro tips on how to get started on this interesting art form. They learned the nuances of cartooning and how the character’s mood and personality can be discerned from the facial expressions in the cartoon. Kudos to the Art Department for making this workshop available to our students.

Theatre group ' Team Awaam ' had organized an online workshop by Mr. Niloy Roy for students and teachers on 23 May 2020

The lockdown has not stopped the school from keeping up with its co-curricular activities and other social endeavors in order to give the students new learning opportunities and also to keep them busy while stuck at home.

TEAM AWAAM –The Nukkad Natak team of the school organized a theatre workshop forclasses 8th to12th on Saturday 23rd May 2020. The chief guest of the show was noted Theatre personality Mr. Niloy Roy, along with the primary teachers of our school. Mr. Roy talked about the importance of theatre in our daily lives and how one must also feel theatre through their sense organs and accept it not only as a performing art but a way of expressing oneself.

The students gained a deeper insight and knowledge about theatre and also learnt to appreciate it. The Teachers got a chance to learn many new skills which they will now definitely inculcate in their learning activities for the primary students.

Mr. Roy was indeed very happy with being able to educate an interactive audience. He was all praise with the inquisitiveness portrayed and intelligent questions asked by the students. The program was well appreciated by all.

An online ' Motivational Session ' was conducted by Mr. Gagandeep Singh for parents and students of class XII on 16 May 2020

An online ‘Motivational Session’ for parent’s and students of class XII was conducted on Saturday, 16 May, 2020 by Mr Gagan Singh.

He is an eminent motivational speaker, memory coach and personality development Trainner. The session focused on S.M.A.R.T. ways in which a united family can emerge more Happier , Positive & Upskilled during these lockdown time and thereafter.Mr Gagan shared varied ways of motivating oneself to enhance psychological well being during lockdown. The students and parents found the session productive and very useful.

Feedback

I felt that the session was very helpful and important for me , since I am in class 12th and due to the corona outbreak ,my planned schedule has been disturbed .Sir , gave great pointers on how to make the days productive such as making a schedule myself and writing 5 goals that I have to achieve .The best point that I have taken back from the talk is that I must remain in the present and make efforts each day instead of worrying about the future. Overall , it was highly motivational and useful to change my attitude for the better in the coming days .

Vania Kapoor XII A

The online session conducted by Mr. Gangandeep Singh about the smart ways in which united family can emerge even more happier, positive and upskilled during this lockdown times. This session was really interesting and i really got to know how to properly utilize this period . It ended with the memory game which was interesting.

Mansha XII D

Students of Senior School had an Online Session on Photography and Movie Making by Mr.Kashu Bhalla, PhotoNest on 15-16 May 2020

The online interactive sessions on Photography & Movie-making were organized for the students of classes VI – IX & XI with Mr. Kashu Bhalla, Photonest. The sessions took place on 15 & 16 May 2020. The workshop aimed at bringing out the creativity of students by teaching them the art and techniques of photography & Movie-Making. It was designed to inspire young minds to see the various aspects of the same subject creatively. It provided a platform for interactive learning with hands on tips for students on Photography and Movie-Making. The students were given exposure to rules of Colour & Compositions, like rules of thirds, rules of leading lines, frame in frame etc., in photography along with differences in Short Film, Feature Film, & Documentary Films, Ideation, script writing, for feature films and short films. The workshop catered to a lot of queries about camera handing, ISO of a camera, green screen, screenplay etc to name a few. More than 130 students participated enthusiastically and made the workshop a success.

Feedback

It was an interesting session which gave me many tips on how to improve your photography skills. I learnt about various modes such as portrait, pro mode etc. Apart from this I also got to know about the various gear in the market these days.

It was a great session that helped me get to know and divide the work in the long process of movie making. It taught me how to be a good editor and how to put your best foot forward even while making a short movie. I got to know that big things come in small packages as there are various steps such as photography, videography, editing, directing to a movie .Apart from this I learnt various laws, skills and tips for moviemaking

Abhimanyu VIII C

It was a session which was just like we are sitting in Audi-1. Sir explained us everything about a movie. What is a movie etc. When we asked questions he gave his response and gave us many ideas. He had researched a lot for us. He explained us each point

 Pranjal VIII C

Counselling Sessions with Ms. Pooja Bakshi, Counselling Psychologist

Counselling Session was conducted online for students of class X on 14 May 2020

Counselling Session was conducted online for students of class IX on 11 May 2020

Counselling Session was conducted online for students of class VIII on 04 May 2020

Feedback from Students

Respected mam,

I would take this opportunity to convey my thanks to all the teachers and the technical staff of our school, who have brought me so close to my school. In the current crisis when we are refined to our homes and cannot meet and see each other… the school authorities have brought us closer and given us a platform to interact both with our teachers and fellow classmates.

Today’s session with Ms. Pooja was very enriching and gave a new approach to my daily routine. As discussed by mam I will include many of her points…such as making a gratitude box…..will try to minimize the use of mobiles….and will focus on following a schedule for the day.

I would like to say that the issues addressed by Pooja mam were very valuable….and I would strictly adhere to them.

Thanking you,

Warm Regards

SHRIYANS SACHDEV

VII B

Good evening ma’am,


I Amayra Chanana of 8c wanted to share my experience of today’s session with you. I have noticed many of my fellow classmates and myself in situations we don’t quite understand yet, and we are glad you understand us and help us. I feel that you are trustworthy and understand… I want to thank you again for being so wonderfully helpful to all of us. I am truly grateful.


Yours sincerely,
Amayra Chanana 8 C

As per current situation l’m sure we found this session extremely encouraging and motivating. Isolation can be stressful and we often get bored stuck(but safe) at home.
We have learnt it is normal to have negative feelings. We have learnt to deal with anxiety and nervousness. In my opinion, we should often have these counselling sessions so we can clear our doubts and understand our friends’ views.

Tisya Juneja 8 C

A very information session on lockdown that was conducted today where the teachers counselled the children and spoke about the emotional changes and turmoil’s the kids are going through during this lockdown. Sometimes it is difficult for a parent to explain it well to a child however as a teachers it’s easy to grasp and accept both. The activity that was suggested about putting positive notes ai a jar about things making them happy and thankful for was a brilliant idea.

Thank You to the teachers for this initiative. Once a fortnight such a session would help the children stay positive in a situation we are in today.

Zahra’s Mom

Cyber Safety Workshops for students by Dr. Dhawal Gupta, Scientist - E/ Additional Director
Cyber Laws & E-Security Division Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

Workshop for the students of classes X & XI was hosted online on 16 May 2020

Workshop for the students of class IX was hosted online on 14 May 2020

Workshop for the students of class VII & VIII was hosted online on 02 May 2020

Workshop for the students of class VI on 30 April 2020

Feedback from students

The cyber safety session today was truly essential for all us students because in the time of lockdown we all are studying online and that’s why we are prone to all the cyber threats more than anybody else. This session was conducted by Dr. Dhawal Gupta who explained us about all the cyber threats out there and how we can protect ourselves from them beautifully. Dr. Gupta first taught us about passwords. From password attacks to a perfectly safe password, Dhawal sir taught it all. After that, sir taught us about the ways we can get cyber bullied through stories and how we can prevent that. At the last, he cleared all our doubts with a 15 minute question/answer round. I really loved the session and look forward to more sessions with him.

Aahana Jain VI C

Respected Mam,

The cyber security session by sir Dhawal Gupta was very useful for us.In this session, Iearned how to protect our accounts including social media and banking accounts.we also learned how to create an effective password to secure our accounts.In this time where the world is moving permanently towards digital payments and online classrooms such session should be made mandatory for young children like us to feel more secure while we learn.

Thank you for this

Ranvir batra VI C

On 2nd May 2020 the students of class 8 had an online cyber security session conducted by Mr. Dhawal Gupta. In the recent times as usage of technology has increased, he informed us on various vising, phishing and hacking attacks and how to be safe from them. He also informed us on how to deal with attackers and how to recognise real websites, pages etc. Since we use a lot of time online nowadays, it was very calming to know that we had something to rely on if anything goes wrong. It was a very informative session and put to rest our digital concerns.

Feuli VIII B

Today we attended a session on cyber safety by Dr Dhawal Gupta who works with CDAC. He briefed us about how hackers try to steal our information by various techniques like vishing, phishing etc. He told us the do’s and dont’s of using the internet. Apart from this he taught us various techniques to verify if the applications are legitimate or not. Overall it was an interesting session which will help us right now due to the heavy usage of internet and the upcoming times.

Thanks and regards

Abhimanyu VIII

Photography workshops are being organised by a professional trainer, Mr. Virendra Singh to enhance the photography skills in the students of Photography club