Talent Hunt (Class III)
Maxfort School, Pitampuraorganized a talent hunt showfor class III under the guidance of the Principal, Ms. Mona Lakhanpal. The purpose wasto bring out the hidden talents of the young learners. The students were extremelyexcited to geta platform to nurture their intrinsic qualities and remove the fear of stage.
The students exhibited their talent through various activities like magic show, singing, cooking without fire, art and craft etc. Each student participated with enthusiasm and displayed exceptional creative skills. It certainly was a great exercise for confidence building and developing presentation skills amongst the students.Events like this are really imperative along with academic knowledge for the students, as these activities will inspire the students to showcase their composite personality traits to the world at large.
Talent Hunt (Class I)
A Talent Hunt was organized for Class I by Maxfort School,ParwanaRoadon 25th January, 2018. The aim was to encourage the children to come forward and show their hidden talent. This event has helped to nurture the intrinsic qualities of students and overcome the stage fear, which helps in personality development too. Little Maxfortians exhibited their talent in various activities like singing, music, drama, art and craft etc. They sang songs, some danced and some of the children presented stories. There was a complete ambience of joy. The children were actively engaged in exhibiting their talent, their laughter and smiles indicated the sense of involvement. This event helped children to develop higher level of creativity, observation, communication, self-expression and confidence along with their artistic skills.
Maxfort School,Pitampuracelebrated Republic Day in the school premises on 25th, January 2018. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity. The school echoed with patriotic fervour as the children drew scenes of Republic Day celebrations, sang patriotic songs, and even wore tri-coloured clothes to mark the occasion.
TheIndian tricolor was unfurled in the school field in the morning. Thereafter, the cultural program beganwith the lighting of the lamp. The school choir set the pitch for the program with the School song. The dances performed showcased the valour of Rani LaxmiBai and paid homage to the efforts of the famous freedom fighters of India. The school choir enthralled the audience with the patrioticsongs they sang. The highlight of the program was a dance performance that instilled the value and reverence for the gift of freedom by the great leaders of the country. The programme concluded with the National Anthem evoking the feeling of patriotism among all present there.
Excursion ToSawaiMadhopur (Ranthambhore)-Jaipur (Classes IV-V)
We at Maxfort School, Pitampura believe in giving learning beyond the classroom. Here students learn it by living it,when they experience firsthand, the very best historic,cultural and natural sights. Keeping this in mind, an educational trip was organized for classes IV –V to the Ranthambhore& Jaipur from 3rd January to 7th January 2018. The students were taken to Ranthambhore fort to catch the historical & architectural glimpse.The view of the Jungle from the top of the Ranthambore Fort was truly captivating. Then we visited the "Trinetra Ganesh Temple" located in Ranthambhore fort. The temple itself is mystifying as it is said the idol emerged from the rocks on its own and is the only idol of Lord Ganesha which has three eyes and is rightfully called the TrinetraGanesha.
After the temple, we began with an adventurous safari to the Ranthambhore National Park. Students were accompanied by a guide who promised for a fair chance of spotting a tiger as Ranthambore offers some of the finest opportunities for sighting the magnificent tiger in the wild. Visiting this national park helped the learners to understand that National parks safeguard these habitats, and provide a safe space for wildlife to breed and survive. Without national parks certain animal species are at greater risk of becoming extinct.
In the evening, there wasvisit tothe famous Hamir fort and Yogi Mahal.It helped the learners to enhance their knowledge about the historical background of these famous forts. During their visit, they also got the opportunity to see liveperformances by Rajasthani folk musicians and dancers.The simple yet expressive dances of Rajasthan were enjoyed by one and all.
On the third and final day was the trip to the citadels of Jaipur that have allured visitors from all across the world for centuries. Students started their day by visiting the famous Amer fort that is known to serve as the capital city of Kachchwaha clan of Rajputs before the advent of Jaipur. This beautifully made fort has a number of stunning palaces to fascinate its visitors. The palace that attracted us the most was the dazzling Sheesh Mahal.
This trip was an opportunity for the students to build positive attitude which subsequently lead to improvement in achievement and motivation in all area- including academic. It helped the students to develop better understanding of India's rich heritage culuture.
Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of children. The stories they listen, the books they read and the characters they get to know become their friends.Story Telling encourages and enhances the listening skills of the children. If the habit of listening stories is inculcated in them they become good listeners.Good Listeners are the Good Learners, keeping this in mind Maxfort School organized a Story Telling Session by a renowned anchor and Documentary Films maker Mr. Sanjay Muttoo. He has been closely associated with All India Radio, as a News Reader in English. He narrated several documentaries both in Hindi and English. Mr. Sanjay Muttoo narrated the story interestingly with voice modulation and intonation which was thoroughly enjoyed by our learners. The story session was well appreciated and applauded by learners as well as facilitators.
Excursion to Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum (Class V)
Maxfort School, Pitampuraorganized an expedition to the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum on 26thDec. 2017 for the students of Class V.
The trip commenced with a visit to 'Martyr's Column', where Gandhiji was assassinated. There were footprints made of stone, signifying the steps of the Father of the Nation in his final moments. Next, was the visit to a room, where Gandhiji lived in his final days. On display were some of his personal belongings and inspirational quotes, which will continue to be a source of pride and inspiration for future generations. The best part was a tour of the museum. Students were first shown a short presentation of the fateful, tragic day when Gandhiji was assassinated. The tour of the museum was educative and fascinating.
One of the incredible features on display was the Tree of Unity, depicted by a group of people holding hands, which would light up a pole and, if any one broke the connection, the lights would go off. Another spectacle was a beam, which was divided into rotating segments, each displaying a unique ideal that Gandhiji believed in. The use of advanced multimedia to showcase Mahatma Gandhi's life style and his principles not only induced and increased the awareness of children but also instilled in them the sense of nationalism.Each segment preaches Gandhiji's message to the people. The place is very serene and informative. We also saw many short clippings on Gandhiji's life, which made us respect him even more.
It was a novel learning experience for the children.
Max Curriculum continuously endeavors to enrich and encourage its learners to explore, think, discover and rethink.Thus to arouse and motivate students towards readingMaxfort School organized a "Book Week" in the last week of December, 2017 to enter into a world of imagination and create a buzz around books and reading. Different activities like My Favourite Author, My Favourite Book, Making of Book Marks and Book Covers etc. were organised for the students of all age groups.
As access and choice are the key to good Reading Culture,the BOOK WEEK gave the students an opportunity to browse through the fantabulous collection of books and make their choices.
A visit to Craft Museum, Pragati Maidan (Class VIII)
An educational expedition to Craft Museum, PragatiMaidan was organised for the young minds of Class VIII to expand their knowledge about the significance of craft in their daily lives.During their visit, students came across the rich and varied culture art of different states.The students were able to appreciate various art form practised in the earlier times.
To enhance students creative skills they were also briefed about the different art forms of different states by the museum's volunteers. Further, a video was presented before the young knowledge grabbers, which introduced them to the handloom and the making of different handicrafts of India. It was an experiential learning experience for the students.
A visit to Kiran Nadar (Class VII)
An excursion to "KiranNadar" museum was organised by Maxfort School, Pitampura for the students of class VII as a part of their experiential learning. Students were briefed about the museum by the volunteers and a workshop was conducted to enhance the artistic skills of the students. Students were given a small piece of cardboard and a pencil before entering the museum to create their own piece of art inspired by paintings displayed inside the museum.
During their visit in the museum, students got to see the work and collection of the famous artist "Kuldeep Singh" which includes "Thanjavur" paintings. After the visit, students were made to sit in the groups of five each to colour their own piece of art. They came up with beautiful creations of their own and filled life in their work with colours. After completion of their workshop, students were once again taken inside the museum to explain the making of these famous "Thanjavur" paintings. They were given detailed information about these paintings which includes clay structures, gold foiling etc. It was a fun filled experience enriched with some artistic and historical learning. Students too have shown a great enthusiasm during and after the visit.
Excursion to "Lotus Temple" (Class I,II)
Excursions are fun yet educational! To motivate the students through learning process, an excursion to Lotus Temple was organized for little blooming buds of Class I and II of Maxfort School, Pitampura on 1st December 2017. The motive of building Lotus Temple was to unite all races and people of every religion and spreading peace and harmony. Lotus is a common symbol to Hinduism, Jainism, Budhism and Islam. Learners were made to visit here to realize temple does not distinguish between people so we should also treat each other equally irrespective of their race and religion. Learners also learnt the importance of peace in our life when they spend time in silence. Learners enjoyed the visit thoroughly and it was observed that they were calm and composed.