‘The Sanskrit Week’ was conducted from the 13th to the 19th of August in the AMIS campus to pay reverence to the oldest language on earth. The performances of children such as sloka recitation, quiz programs, dances, speeches etc. added color to the program with the committed efforts of the Sanskrit department facilitators. The exhibition display, set up in one corner of the main lobby comprising of fruits, vegetables, materials of daily use and a variety of costumes served as a fitting highlight to the whole show. Children maintained the same enthusiasm and spirit throughout the whole Week.
Most of the presentations that were exhibited in the AMIS campus during the day of the ‘Knowledge Fest’, enabled ‘out of the box’ thinking. ‘Halliya sogadu’, the Kannada show, that resembled a typical village filled parents with nostalgic memories. Social department’s display focused on the history of cricket and its evolution. The English show dealt with spell fast and pattern games, transformation of English, poetry presentations and speech extracts from popular Shakespeare’s plays. Sanskrit department put forth a variety of programs such as dances, skits and songs. Children enabled the audience during the Math display to explore the origin and concepts of tangrams, integers and exponents. Most of the art and craft materials displayed were done out of the products thrown away as waste. Computer department chose to display materials related to cleanliness and preservation of the environment. The theme of the Hindi department was based on the living conditions, costumes, food and drinks of the ancient times. The Science fest dealt with a comparative study of the ancient food habits with that of modern times. The confidence children portrayed and the innovative methodologies of the school won the admiration of parents greatly.
On the morning of 16th August, class 7th Raintree group embarked on a field trip to Shravanabelagola, one of India’s most iconic places consisting of 2 hills. We climbed 700 steps to see the most breathtaking view. We also saw the great 58 feet tall Bahubali statue. Our classmates shared the information about Bahubali, Gomateshwara statue and Mahamasthakabisheka of Gomateshwara.
Then we climbed down the foothills. After having our lunch, the journey towards home began. After leaving at 6.45 am and spending a lot of time there, we reached the school at around 5.00 pm. This was a fun, memorable and first hand informative trip.
The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated grandly in the AMIS campus on the 15th of August, 2019. Patriotic songs, dances, quiz program, lezim display and the gymnastic stunts of children after the flag hoisting ceremony added purpose and meaning to the program, apart from the stunning decorations. On account of Shri Aurobindo’s birthday few of his extracts were read from the Gita. To mark the Sanskrit Saptah, relevant speech and song was presented.
‘The poetry week’ commenced on the 8th of August and pursued until the 12th of August. Venues for the grade V – IX presentations were allotted in different areas of the school to break the monotony of assembling in the same place everyday. The props used combined with their colourful attires, facial expressions and gestures served as an added advantage to all the shows. Children had chosen various genres that touched upon personal emotions, nature, humour, animals, school, courage, patriotism, etc. The unfaltering applause received at the end of every performance was proof enough that the performers had engulfed great success throughout the week.
The purpose behind the Parent Enrichment Program was to render support to the parents who were early learners in Kannada. Participants were first introduced to “Akshara maale” that deals with the pronunciation of alphabets, followed by a song bearing strategies that enhanced the recognition of alphabets. Flash cards were used to recapitulate the entire process of internalizing alphabets. Parents found this basic coaching very helpful and the excitement of learning a new language, was clearly evident in them.