Education is to the mind what health is to the body. To implement this a workshop on Menstrual Awareness was conducted in the school auditorium for the girls of class VI and VII. The resource person was the school counselor Ms. Charanjit Kalra. She emphasized that the menstruation is a natural part of the reproductive cycle. As the first experience is always confusing and a bit intimidating so the discussion was veered on orienting the girls on good menstrual hygienic practices such as use of sanitary napkins,washing and cleaning, how to dispose sanitary napkins, followed by precautions to be taken during the periods so as to enable the young girls to lead a healthy life. The session was aimed to provide the right information and facilities to the young bcmites. Middle Wing coordinator Ms. Anjan Kalia also acquainted the girls with the right information to face the new physical challenges successfully.
An interactive webinar called "Shape Your Future" was organized by the BCM Leadership Forum. Mr. Bernard Curren, the keynote speaker, focused on the true meaning of success in life. He generated a sense of hope and inspiration among the pupils, in addition to highlighting the need of active listening skills, he recommended the students to stay focused on their goals and overcome their anxieties and setbacks. The youth were encouraged to strike a work-life balance and schedule time for activity renewal. The session drew to a close with the questions of the students being answered. Overall, it was an educational and fascinating experience.
Personal guidance and counseling session on overseas studies was organised for students of classes XI and XII. Session was conducted by Ms Amrita Mangat from Canadian education centre. She guided parents and students about admission process and legalities of getting admission in overseas universities.In her 2 days personal counselling session she clarified various myths of foreign education and encouraged students to go for self exploration and understand all admission guidelines laid by University they are aspiring to get in.Session proved fruitful as students were informed about crucial months for intake and academic scores they need to work upon along with other documents and budgeting.
The Bcmites got a wonderful opportunity to interact with India’s most loved, highly-subscribed, and excellent motivational speaker, Himeesh Madaan, through a power packed session conducted by ENTAB. He is best known for his book “Be Awesome Live Awesome” and his talks that encourage and ignite a sense of motivation in his audience. In his live show, he gave some beneficial aspects needed to become a successful “You Tuber”.
He apprised the students that to be successful, they should learn from their mistakes and should never give up. They should instil the qualities of consistency and patience in themselves. He added that to choose off-beat career, deep down research is needed. He suggested them to read the book “Start with Why”. They should know the purpose of their venture. The failures should be analysed to act smartly in future. A person should always be a learner.
Life today can be stressful, and the skill of Focus and Self Control is especially important as we try to get everything done each day. Studies confirm children with this skill are more likely to learn from educational experiences and practice, have better academic achievement. A session for students of middle wing was organized on topic ‘Focus is a product of Self control.’ Through various activities students were told the ways to develop impulse control, emotional control and movement control.
The students had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Santhosh Takale, a renowned scientist. Following the ceremonial greeting of the distinguished visitor, he narrated numerous anecdotes from his 24 - year professional and academic career. He presented his effectual views on the topic 'Understanding the world with scientific temper.' He spoke to parents and teachers with the noble goal of instilling inventive thinking in students, as well as integrating nationalism with rational thinking and protecting natural resources. He also answered the questions of pupils who were captivated by his dynamic presentation. The School Principal emphasized on the need of instilling a scientific temperament in every human being in order to achieve long-term sustainability.
BCM Foundation and Birmingham City University sponsored a two-day masterclass on ‘Startups and Incubation’. It was organised with the goal of assisting entrepreneurs in launching their enterprises with the assistance of their experienced organisation, MBCIE. Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal and Mr. Bernard Curren briefed the attendees about the purpose and function of MBCIE (Munjal Birmingham University Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship). Mr. Ritesh Aggarwal, Mr. Vineet Rai, Ms. Ishita Aggarwal, Mr. Bhavesh Aggarwal, Mr. Subrat Pani, and Prof Julian Beer, the prominent speakers, took this session with fluency and imparted 4 a wealth of knowledge. It also gave budding entrepreneurs useful advice on how to get started, overcome obstacles, and locate possibilities. Various government projects, such as the Atal Innovation Mission, were extensively discussed.
The School Counsellor Ms. Charanjeet Kalra conducted sessions on 'Improving Communication skills', 'Ace 3A's for Success' and '9 P's of Path Finding' for the students of classes VIII-X helping them adapt to the changes and challenges brought to them on everyday basis. She equipped students with the tips to improve verbal and written communication. Directing attendees to understand their learning styles, she propelled them towards better academic performance. Along with an insight into various career choices, students were enlightened with the points to be kept in mind while opting for a career. She further encouraged the young learners to constantly improve their skills and competencies for their personal, academic and professional growth.
The sessions ended with round of in depth discussion on the queries by the students.
Through examples of characters in 3idiot movie students were told about strength and weakness each character possess and the courage they took to overcome their fears .They were told it's ok to have weakness but find courage to turn it to strength.They were told varius ways to improve self like through being aware, consistent reading habits,to explore and experiment ,building up Creative self through doing daily tasks differently.Students were also informed about various sites to sought career information.
BCM Leadership Forum organised an interactive session on the topic ‘Success and Happiness’ with Mr. Yogesh Kochhar through Microsoft Teams that was attended by students of XI & XII and the faculty members. He was extended a formal welcome by student president of BCM Forum. He used analogies to explicate various concepts. He shared many motivational videos with the students thus encouraging them to seek success despite every obstacle and finally conquer happiness. He was extended vote of thanks by student secretary.
Good posture is about more than standing up straight to look best. It is an important part of long-term health. Session on Importance of good posture was conducted to teach children to hold body the right way, whether they are moving or still.. It’s especially important for children to be aware of good posture because the habits they develop can go on for a lifetime. Over years, this can cause structural anatomical changes to occur and raise their risk of having pain and/or injury. Students were told about good sitting, standing, sleeping, walking, lifting postures. They were also told about few yoga exercises to improve flexibility and muscle strength.
A virtualCareer Counselling Programme CAREER WALK 2022 was organized on for the students of classes XI and XII. The motive behind the same was to widen their horizons by acquainting them with different career options during post covid times. They got an opportunity to interact with various academic and industrial experts like Prof. Meera Datta( NIIT university), Mr Maheep (Instituto Marngoni), Dr Kulmohan Singh( Sushant University), Ms Mansi Malik(FLAME University), Ms Risha Komal( Universal Business School) and Dr Pankaj Gupta( Nalanda University).They gave the young aspirants a deep insight into customizable curriculum and technical side of various careers during post covid era.
The school hosted a hybrid event ‘Je Découvre with Syed Sultan Ahmed’ under the aegis of BCM Leadership Forum. The resource person for the event Syed Sultan (MD and Chief Learner @ LXL Ideas,Bangalore) empowered the faculty and students with his expertise. The School Silverscreen Star- Saksham Sharma and Budding Astronomer & ISO Achiever, Amritjyot Singh accorded him a warm reception.
He was immensely pleased to witness new ventures of the school. In his conversation with the members of Teen Entrepreneur Club, he applauded them for recognizing their latent talent and being self-reliant. The club members offered him self-made delicacies and presented handmade masks. He also inaugurated ‘Knowledge Hub’, the subject specified galleries that have been set up to supplement knowledge of Gen X.
The interactive session commenced with lamp lighting ceremony and was attended by Dr.Prem Kumar(Executive Director, BCM Foundation), the Principals, staff and students of sister concerns. Mr. Sultan in his addressal, affirmed that schools need to shift focus from marks based academic curriculum to life based overall development. He fortified the youngsters to embrace every new opportunity that comes their way and create their own success stories. He accentuated that lifelong learning is an indispensable tool to keep pace with this competitive world. The talk clinched with a doubt clearing session wherein queries of the attendees were resolved. The School Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi, was grateful to the guest for enlightening the students. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Savleen Kaur, Student secretary of BCM Leadership Forum.
Session on Gender sensitivity was conducted for primary classes to foster respect and compassion for others — regardless of the differences. The aim of Gender sensitisation is to create a responsive school so that children could exhibit equality and appreciation for each human, irrespective of whichever gender they belong to.
Study in Canada - Session for Students of XII was organised by Canadian Education Centre in the school who aspire to go abroad for higher education. It was an interactive session and the students came to know about admission process in top universities of canada.
3 days Career Exposition was organized for students of classes X and XI. Sessions were conducted by B.Ed. trainees the future teachers along with Ms. Charanjeet Kalra. During sessions students were informed about unconventional career options in Science, Commerce and Humanities. They were also informed about various skill sets they need to develop to fit in futuristic job màrket. Students were also informed about cross curriculum approaches under New Educational Policy.
The school organised a session on ‘Understanding Emotional Needs of Your Child ‘to create awareness among parents, teachers and students. The School Principal shared her pearls of wisdom and highlighted the significance to stabilize childrens' emotions for their holistic development. Resource person of the session, Ms. Charanjit Kaur Kalra (School Counselor), emphasized on the various ways to build emotional competencies in the children. She encouraged parents to validate and empathize their childrens' feelings. She also acquainted the parents about some good breathing exercises which can make the children calm in stressful situations.
Session on career in Hospitality Sector by IIHM was organised for Senior Secondary students. Mr. Rahul, Associate Marketing Manager addressed the students and enlightened them with career prospects that the hospitality industry offers. It was indeed a learning session where students' knowledge about industry was augmented.
A very informative and enlightening session on ‘Holistic Development’ was conducted for the students of class VIII by the School Counsellor, Ms. Charanjeet Kalra. The session aimed to make learning holistic, integrated, enjoyable, engaging and, of course, to minimise rote learning also . It helped the students to get familiarized with the New Education Policy, changes in CBSE curriculum and examination system. She focused on the acquisition of new 21st century skills and instilled a sense of responsibility among the students. Students were guided to imbibe a positive reinforcement schedule which is required to have a desirable behaviour. They were sensitised with the importance of being morally, emotionally and spiritually healthy to know the real meaning and purpose of life.
The session came to a closure with in- depth discussion about students’ doubts and their solutions. Overall, it was a fruitful virtual session which prepared the students for their journey ahead.
As strengthening the body resistance to diseases has become all the more important in the current Covid-19 scenario,BCM School Dugri organised Immunity Building Webinar in association with Udana Life for the students. The session was for both parents and students.They were acquainted about the five breath hold techniques and exercises which will help them to strengthen their immunity. Development of a healthy diet and balanced life style is the key to build strong immunity. School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi had also shared her pearls of wisdom and emphasized to have natural and healthy diet and also said that physical and emotional immunity are equally important.
An exclusive webinar was organised for students of classes IX to XII. The speaker of the day was Mr. Ahsanul Haq. He made the students aware about the various techniques and tricks to crack competitive exams. He shared the success mantra of knowing what is not to be learnt to crack competitive exams. He guided the students about basic conceptual learning,knowledge of current affairs and learning from visual imagery. The students learnt a lot which would surely help them to prepare for competitive exams and crack by using simple ways, tips and techniques presented by the guest.
With the aim to empower the parents and apprise them of the latest changes in the CBSE assessment policy, a power packed webinar was being conducted by the school principal Dr Vandna Shahi. She guided the attendees to change their attitude and discard the traditional method of rote learning as now it is not only marks that matter but the real knowledge. She also encouraged students to take ownership of their learning . The session was taken over by the school counsellor, Charanjit Kalra who encouraged the students to give importance to the 21st century skills and lay emphasis on learning skills,literacy skills and life skills. She asked them to stress on developing 5C's for strengthening their learning. School principal concluded by focusing on adaptability of educational paradigm shift.
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The school organized a virtual session on 'Understanding the need of pre vocational courses in schools' for the students, parents and teachers of classes VI to VIII under the light of CBSE's initiative of introducing vocational training to middle school students. The aim of the orientation program was to impart the information regarding various vocational courses that the school will provide to the students. A brief introduction was given on the different vocational courses such as Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Data Science, Handicrafts, Information Technology and Financial Literacy by School Counselor Ms. Charanjit Kalra and HOD Computers Ms. Archana Malhotra so that students can choose the course as per their interest. School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi gave insight into the aims and objectives of introducing pre vocational education for the middle school students. She also encouraged the students to opt for the vocational courses as it will help them to upgrade new skills and will make them future ready.
A series of Deep Dive Sessions on different courses and learning facilities were organised by Munjal-BCU, Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for students of classes X-XII, teachers and the school alumni. The main purpose was to acquaint students with different subject combinations to make futuristic career choices. The sessions gave them practical insight into implementing a shift in learning approach, using technological approaches to support learners, exploring the key steps and good practices in developing business opportunities. The attendees were motivated to use collaborative tools and interdisciplinary approach in the teaching learning process.
With the purpose to provide appropriate career guidance to the BCMites, the school organized a three-day career counseling session in association with Shoolini University. Various experts from different faculties in the university were the resource persons who provided first-hand information of the latest trends and opportunities available for higher studies. The first day witnessed a webinar for commerce students on ‘Emerging careers in commerce and management financial markets’ by Kesari Singh (Director UG programme), Dr Amar Rao (Asst. Prof.Shalini University)
Besides enlightening them with the new careers available, they also clarified the doubts of the students about the fast vanishing courses. Day 2 glorified with the presence of Ms. Avni Khosla ( Trustee and vice president Shoolini University). She acquainted the students with the university campus and also the diverse curriculum it provided. Mr Vipin Pubby,Dr Nandan Sharma and Pratip Mazumdar, the directors of different faculties discussed on ‘Exploring world of liberal Arts’. The session acted as an eye-opener for parents and students who got aware of the diverse streams available for the Humanities group. Third day was insight to Career in sciences and sessions were conducted by Dr Prerna Bhardwaj and Dr Navsaal Kumar.
A session on Menstrual Hygiene was conducted for the girls of class VII by the School Counsellor, Ms. Charanjeet Kaur. Students were told about the physical, psychological and emotional changes during puberty and tips were given to embrace these changes. Students were acquainted about the importance of hygiene of intimate areas, myths and facts about the menstrual cycle. They were also guided about the importance of diet, exercise and good sleep during the growing period. After the session, girls were very happy to get new information about menstruation and openly asked their queries which were resolved by the resource person.
The school organized 'Asthma Awareness Day' in which a session on healthy living was conducted for classes VI and VII. School counsellor Charanjeet kalra gave students insight to asthma what causes it and how healthy lifestyle can help to keep this diseases at bay. She gave dietary tips to the student and encouraged them to have active life style. Students were told about correct breathing techniques to have a better lung capacity. She also advised students to spend time with nature and take natural diet and avoid packaged food.
Session was conducted to help the children develop better focus in online class. They were told
An orientation programme was organised for the parents of newly admitted students with the objective to familiarise them with the vision and mission of the school, the curriculum, rules and regulations, teaching strategies and co scholastic activities. The School Principal addressed the august gathering giving them an insight into the assets and the learning system of school laying emphasis on the blend of excellence in academics, innovation, sports, performing arts, personal growth and human values. School Counselor, Ms. Charanjeet Kalra, gave tips on effective parenting and suggested different measures to nurture child with love and care to build a strong 6 foundation for a glorious future assuring them that the curriculum involves self directed hands-on learning activities. Coordinators from different wings of the school also focussed on the rich array of opportunities which will be provided to the budding stars in the school so that they can learn, grow and discover their innate potential. Students were also given sneak peak of school environment through virtual tour.
The Union government’s New Education Policy 2020 brings about several major reforms in education in India. To acquaint both, parents and students, with the same, a virtual session was taken by the school Principal. The school counselor, Ms. Charanjeet Kaur, welcomed everyone present. The Principal highlighted that the New National Education Policy aims for promotion of Indian languages through regular use, preparation of pedagogical material, training of teachers, adoption of mother tongue as medium of instructions, etc. She stated that school would start with special assembly programme to promote all languages and mother tongue in the upcoming session. She also emphasized that leaving behind traditional methods of teaching and learning, NEP would focus on Competency Based Teaching Learning and preparing students for 21st century needs. In her session, she also talked about the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability and explained them well. She concluded the session by seeking assistance of both, teachers and parents, in implementation of NEP in times to come. It will be a joint venture which will make our students globally competitive.
Session was organized to help students overcome exam anxiety. In the opening note Principal Dr Vandna Shahi emphasised that this year is different for students becauase teaching learning mode is totally different. The school has already prepared itself according to this new scenerio. School counselor provided students with the tips on time management, how to develop concentration abilities and overcome exam anxiety.
Session was conducted for parents of classes I, II & III. In the opening note Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi appreciated parents' efforts in engaging children both ways in virtual learning and offline activities as well. School counselor Ms. Charanjeet Kalra guided parents on how to make virtual learning more productive and also gave tips on importance of Virtual safety and recommended safe surfing sites for children. She also stressed on inculcating ethics of attending online classes. Primary Wing Coordinator Ms Sukhnandanpal Kaur, shared tips on maintaining good physical health .
The event was embellished with the august presence of the School Principal, who welcomed the parents and highlighted the objectives and mandate of the school for organising such sessions to enhance the capacity of stakeholders in unprecedented times. The speakers emphasised on the need to support children during this pandemic by providing them with essential services for continuation of their activities. They deliberated on different mechanisms and approaches to be in place for early detection of signs such as behavioural, emotional changes in children which could lead towards looming mental health issues such as depression. They emphasised on the importance of physical health as a prerequisite for a good mental health and urged parents to keep their children engaged in physical and learning activities and ensure their health, hygiene and safety.
It was a virtual session in which the School Counselor and the Middle Wing Coordinator expressed their views on the topic " Impact of Video Games on Children". In this session they discussed about what is video gaming , benefits of playing video games as well as the negative effects of video games on young toddlers. They even shared tips with parents regarding how they can help their children to avoid playing video games. Principal of the school, Dr. Vandna Shahi also expressed her views and motivated the parents to have a strong vigilance while their children are using technology and must avoid the misuse of it.On the whole it was a quite informative and insightful session.
Dr. Vandna Shahi (Principal) and Mrs Charanjit Kalra( Counselor) were the resource persons of the session.
The head of the institution guided the parents and students as to how they should handle the current Covid conditions and prevent themselves once the life turns to near normal. Through a presentation, she highlighted the symptoms and diagnosis of COVID-19 with special emphasis on ancient traditions of personal hygiene and usage of home remedies to boost immunity.
On the other hand, Mrs Charanjit Kalra shared some tips as to how the parents and students can stay safe and secure technologically. She also enlisted a few safe search engines for children and requested the parents to be vigilant and beware of cyber crimes. Amidst the session the e-newsletter ‘Bcm xpress’ was also released.
Session was conducted for parents of class II, aim of the session was to involve parents in creative activities. Virtual gàmes and fun quiz was organised for parents. This way they released their stress and involved themselves in fun family time.
On the eve of International Youth Day BCM school inaugurated Teen Entrepreneurs' Club. Aim of the club is to involve teens in to fruitful activities and to provide them opportunities to earn while learning.
Session for students and parents on cyber safety was conducted. The school counselor awared the parents about potential threats on - internet, cyberbullying, phishing etc. Tips on cyber safety, privacy controls and safe surfing on internet were also shared.
School has associated with Indian and Foreign Universities as well as institutes of higher education for career guidance . Sessions held by different institutes are...
The school hosted a Career Fair ‘Avocation18’ for parents and students of classes IX to XII to keep them abreast of the various options available for Higher Education and their future prospects. The Fair, featuring 16 institutes and universities, was designed to expose students to a width of career options including vocational and off-beat careers available after XII.