IES TEAMS UP FOR THE FOURTH SESSION OF COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROGRAM WITH UNICENT SCHOOL, HYDERABAD
Indian Education School, Kuwait, has been a torchbearer for innovative and experiential learning techniques. In its stride, under the aegis of the Department of Social Science, IES, Kuwait, took the initiative to be a part of a collaborative learning programme conducted by UNICENT School Kompally, Hyderabad. The programme was organised on Wednesday, 16th November 2022, on Zoom from 10:00 a.m. to 11.00a.m. Selected students of grades 7 and 8 from both schools presented their learning experiences on the topic - Enrich to Flourish: Soil conservation for Future Generation, with the aim to provide students with a unique opportunity to present their findings and develop civic sense towards the protection of environment.
The programme was coordinated by Ms.Sandhya Babu, of Indian Educational School, Kuwait. The senior vice principals, Ms. Anselma Tessy and Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar, vice principal middle wing, Mr. Binoy Mathew, HOD Social Science, Ms. Hajira Bhanu, and teachers Ms. Chitra I., Ms. Aswathy Mol and Ms. Sujatha Jaishankar attended the seminar. Representing UNICENT school, Hyderabad, with its principal, Ms. C. V. Rama Devi, were high school coordinator, Ms. Anusheela and teachers Ms. Swapna and Ms. Sunitha.
A warm welcome address by Pranvi and Sai Narayana of UNICENT school, and the recitation of a shloka opened the session. This was followed by the first round of presentations by the students of UNICENT school. The areas covered included various types of soils found in India, the significance of preserving soil for the future, a comparison of soil degradation in different countries, a data analysis of soil fertility and crop production, poems on the protection of the environment and saving soil, and a letter to Prime Minister of India suggesting some ways to conserve soil.
The students of IES, Kuwait, presented topics covering various types of soil found in India, USA, Kuwait, Russia and Norway, various reasons for the degradation of soil, different measures adopted by the governments of different countries to protect soil and environment, a data analysis to show the relation between soil fertility and crop production in each country, poems on the protection of the environment and saving soil, and a letter to the Prime Minister of India suggesting some ways to conserve soil.
The presenters from the Indian Education School, Kuwait, were Abhinav Anish, Adithya Kartha, Meghna Anil, Karren Boby, and Daya Vinil of grade 8, and Naiga Githin, Shreeya Nibu, and Eshal Ahmed of grade 7. The presentations were followed by an interactive session allowing students to express their thoughts and opinions.
Closing the session, the principal of UNICENT school, Ms. C.V Rama Devi, commended the students and shared her pearls of wisdom with them. Senior vice principal of IES, Ms. Anselma Tessy, also appreciated the students for their excellent work. The vote of thank was given by Aryan Bharadwaj of UNICENT.
The collaboration was a great success. It enabled students to share their knowledge beyond the walls of their respective schools, showcase their talent, hone higher-order thinking and communication skills, self-management and leadership skills, and gave them the exposure to understand the topics from diverse perspectives.