Salwan Junior School, Naraina (April Month)

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Earth Day

Little Voices, Big Message: SJS Celebrates Earth Day with Song, Dance, and Skit and Activities

On 22nd April ’24, our school transformed into a hub of environmental action as we celebrated Earth Day! With the theme “Go green and make our Earth a beautiful place to live,” we engaged students from Classes I to V in exciting activities that sparked a passion for protecting our planet.

The pre-primary students celebrated Earth Day with a focus on environmental responsibility. They planted seeds in the school garden, connecting with nature and learning about sustainability. Additionally, they created handprint “promises” to reduce their environmental impact, showcasing their commitment to a healthy planet.

Our youngest learners in Class I got excited with vibrant Earth Day coloring sheets, learning about our planet’s diverse ecosystems. Class II followed suit, unleashing their creativity with colorful illustrations that celebrated the Earth’s beauty.

The excitement grew in Class III, where students became eco-warriors by crafting their own Earth Day headgear! Taking things a step further, Class IV students participated in an Earth Day pledge craft activity. By creating visual reminders of their commitment to the planet, they solidified their eco-friendly mission. Finally, Class V delved deeper with a NIE workshop, gaining valuable insights from environmental experts.

This Earth Day wasn’t just about coloring and crafting; it was about igniting a fire within our students to become responsible stewards of the Earth. From their colorful creations to their heartfelt pledges, our students proved that even the smallest actions can make a big difference.

Young Innovators Shine at Inter-Salwan Competition: SPARK

Ayesha Afroz and Astitva Kataria, shining stars from Class V, brought home the first prize in the Junior Category at the Science and Innovation Fest 2024! It was held on 9th April ’24 at SPS, Trans Delhi Signature City. Competing in the Inter-Salwan Competition: SPARK of Ingenuity, Ayesha and Astitva impressed the judges with their innovative creation – a solar car crafted from eco-friendly materials. Their dedication to sustainability and scientific exploration earned them well-deserved recognition.


Congratulations to Vanika Bhatia of Class IV for clinching the second place in the online poetry recitation competition, “Kavyadhara,” organized by APNI SANSKRITI on 14th April, 2024.

Vanika’s poem not only showcased her talent for recitation but also brought a touch of humour! The poem explored the all-too-familiar theme of exam stress and the rollercoaster of emotions students experience. We’re incredibly proud of Vanika’s ability to turn a relatable struggle into a captivating performance.

Congratulations to Kavish Monga of Class IV as he bagged the second place as the batch topper in the Abacus category of the International Online Open Championship 2023.

Suryansh Sharma, a talented student from Class V, brought glory to our school by participating in the 10th Inter-SSCA Tournament held at the Hari Nagar Sports Complex. Not only did he showcase exceptional skills throughout the competition, but he also emerged victorious, clinching the coveted title! Adding to the special moment, Suryansh received the prestigious “Promising Player” trophy presented by none other than Sanjeev Sharma, a former Test cricketer.

Praneet Singh of Class V participated in the Saturday Knight 9th Ed. Chess Tournament, held from 27 April 2024 to 28 April 2024 at Delhi Chess, Model Town being organized by Braingames Chess Academy and has scored 5 out of 6 points. He has won a certificate of merit and a trophy for the same.

Bhangra Beats & Giddha Grace: Students Celebrate Baisakhi with Dance Extravaganza!

The final round of the Bhangra competition witnessed a spirited battle between Class IV A and IV B, as well as Class V A and V B. The esteemed judges, parents of Ronit Sharma and Kaira Dhawan, had their work cut out for them as they evaluated the performances based on strict criteria: rhythm, choreography, coordination, expression, and presentation.

The students put their hearts and souls into their routines, dazzling everyone with their talent and dedication.

Competition Results:

Class V

I position : Class V A Boys

II position: Class V B Boys

Class IV

I position: Class IV B Girls

II position: Class IV B Boys

III position: Class IV A Girls

Consolation: Class IV A Boys

The Baisakhi Special Assembly and Inter-Class Punjabi Dance Competition went beyond mere events; they were vibrant celebrations of cultural heritage, talent, and unity.

Nature Paints Beautiful Pictures": Young Poets Plant Seeds of Change Through Hindi Recital

The Hindi Poem Recital, themed ‘Save Environment/Nature Conservation,’ held on 26th April ’24, saw enthusiastic participation from students in classes I to III. They showcased their love for nature through simple verses in the preliminary round, conducted within their classrooms.

The event aimed to raise awareness among young minds about the importance of preserving nature. Students passionately recited poems, highlighting the significance of actions like planting trees and protecting wildlife habitats in safeguarding our environment.

Overall, the contest served as a platform for students to express their concern for the environment creatively. It fostered a sense of responsibility towards nature and inspired everyone to take an action to protect it. The event successfully conveyed the message that even small actions can make a big difference in preserving our planet for future generations.

A Day Cloaked in Crimson: Celebrating Red in Nursery

Nursery students embarked on a vibrant journey into the world of red on 19th April ’24! This Red Day celebration was a sensory feast, packed with engaging activities that introduced and reinforced the color red in a fun and memorable way.

Red Hot Activities:

Selfie Corner: Students struck a pose against a red-themed backdrop, capturing the day’s spirit with a photo.

Dancing Feet: The school foyer echoed with lively music as students danced their hearts out to songs celebrating the color red.

Art Attack: Sponges became paintbrushes in a creative strawberry-themed sponge printing activity, promoting artistic expression and fine motor skills.

Crimson Dress Code: A sea of red flooded the school as students actively participated in the celebration through their attire.

Ladybug Love: Adorable ladybug headgear, crafted by teachers, added a dash of fun and served as a cherished memento.

Fruity Exploration: Students brought red fruits, promoting healthy choices while exploring various shades of red found in nature.

Red Rush Scavenger Hunt: A classroom and schoolwide search for red objects kept students engaged and added an element of playful learning.

Baisakhi Blooms at SJS: A Celebration of Harvest, History, and Harmony!

Baisakhi Blooms in Pre-Primary!

Our youngest learners celebrated Baisakhi with a vibrant display of culture! Arriving in colorful traditional attire, they brought smiles and the spirit of Punjab to school. An engaging presentation explored the festival’s history and customs, while a student’s soulful shabad performance filled the room with devotion. The festivities then turned lively with a traditional folk dance, showcasing the joy of harvest through graceful movements. Finally, students shared a spirited “boli,” adding a touch of rhythmic poetry to the celebration. Filled with joy, laughter, and cultural pride, this Baisakhi celebration fostered a sense of unity and connection for all!

The spirit of Baisakhi filled the halls of SJS with a vibrant assembly that resonated with cultural pride and joyful energy.

The program commenced with a serene touch. Mehar Kamra, a third-grader, captivated the audience with a soulful performance of a ‘shabad,’ setting the tone for a reflective and spiritual celebration.

Next, Ajooni Singh and Anshveer Singh, both from Class IV, took the stage. Their eloquent narration delved into the rich history behind Baisakhi, illuminating the cultural and traditional roots of this vibrant festival.

The informative segment seamlessly transitioned into a lively performance. Students of Class 4 filled the air with the melodious strains of “Balle Balle weh Aa gayi hai Baisakhi mitro,” a popular Baisakhi song. Their enthusiastic rendition perfectly captured the festive spirit, inviting everyone to join in the joyous celebration!

Beating the Heat: Class V Champions Summer Health!

Students of Class V took the school assembly by storm on 29th April ’24 by presenting an informative session on how to stay healthy and hygienic during the scorching summer months.

The young presenters emphasized the importance of sun protection, reminding everyone to carry umbrellas and hats when venturing outdoors. Sunscreen application was also highlighted, urging students to choose a product with SPF 30 or higher.

Staying hydrated was another key point. The students creatively emphasized the importance of water, using catchy slogans and even a short skit demonstrating the consequences of dehydration.

The assembly concluded with a focus on healthy eating habits. Class V recommended incorporating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables into our diets, as they provide essential vitamins and minerals to keep us energized throughout the summer.

Cultivating Well-Rounded Individuals: A Symposium on Early Childhood Development

The “Holistic Development in Early Childhood” symposium, a collaborative effort between ECDF and Salwan Education Trust on 20th April, 2024, brought together experts to explore nurturing well-rounded young minds.

Dr. Venita Kaul’s session emphasized a comprehensive approach to early childhood development, encompassing emotional, social, cognitive, and physical well-being. Creating nurturing environments that prioritize children’s emotional security, promote active learning through play, and encourage exploration were key takeaways. Collaboration between educators, families, and communities was highlighted as essential for optimal growth during these formative years.

Dr. Vasavvi Acharjya’s session focused on fostering emotional intelligence in children. Strategies for building empathy, social-emotional skills, and peaceful conflict resolution were discussed, emphasizing the creation of harmonious environments conducive to emotional well-being.

A panel discussion explored the need to revise and update early childhood program standards and curriculum to reflect current research and best practices. The focus shifted to designing curricula that caters to the diverse needs of young learners and promotes holistic development.

Ms. Sonia Wadhwa shed light on innovative pedagogical approaches that leverage technology responsibly. Discussions centered on integrating technology to enhance learning experiences, while maintaining the importance of human connection and creativity.

Ms. Amrit Nagpal stressed the importance of fostering a growth mindset in children. Encouraging resilience, perseverance, and a belief in the power of effort and learning were highlighted as crucial for navigating challenges.

Mr. Manish Naidu explored the interplay between genetic predispositions and environmental factors in shaping cognitive development.

A concluding panel discussion emphasized the importance of creating a supportive ecosystem encompassing families, communities, and educational institutions. Strategies for fostering partnerships and collaboration to provide a nurturing environment for holistic growth were discussed.

The symposium served as a valuable platform for knowledge exchange and exploration of interconnected aspects crucial for the holistic development of young children.

Young Hearts, Big Devotion: Class III Celebrates Ram Navami

Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama, holds immense significance in Hindu culture, symbolizing righteousness, virtue, and the victory of good over evil. Through this assembly, students delved into the timeless teachings of Lord Rama and reflected on the values he epitomized. The assembly commenced with soul-stirring devotional songs “Ram – Ram Jai Raja Ram, Ram – Ram Jai Sita Ram” and chants dedicated to Lord Rama. Students offered their reverence through melodious hymns, setting a serene and pious ambiance. Embracing the theatrical arts, Class III students presented captivating moral values, teachings preached from the life of Lord Rama. Shivansh Kawatra presented a Chand from Ramayana written by Tulsida ji as “भये प्रगट कृपाला दीनदयाला कौसल्या हितकारी।“

Creativity flourished as Brihaan Khurana, showcased his artistic talents through his melodious Bhajan as “राम जी की निकली सवारी, राम जी की लीला है न्यारी……” The assembly witnessed a spiritual Dance performance by Pavika on the bhajan “Meri Chaukta Par chal Key aaj charo Dhaam aaye Hei, Merey Ghar Ram Aaye hei“ Through collaborative efforts, the assembly was concluded by Jaigosh of “JAI SHREE RAM”, reinforcing the spirit of unity and harmony..

Promoting Peace and Justice: An SDG 16 Awareness Assembly for Young Minds

The United Nations has established a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global efforts towards a better future. SDG 16, focusing on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, is a crucial pillar in this vision. Recognizing the importance of fostering these values from a young age, the RiseUp4Peace initiative organized a special assembly for students in Grades III, IV, and V.

Engaging presentation explained key concepts: living peacefully (no violence, war), fair treatment for all (Justice), and the importance of rules and helpers (Strong Institutions). The assembly highlighted the positive impact of SDG 16, like reducing bullying and protecting children. Students were inspired to be kind, embrace diversity, and stand up for what’s right, empowering them to contribute to a more peaceful world.

A Warm Welcome: Commencing a New Academic Year at Salwan Junior School

“Embarking on the path of education is a journey of endless possibilities.”

On 1st April ’24, Salwan Junior School hosted a welcoming assembly to greet the students of Classes I to V to the commencement of the new academic session. Amidst an atmosphere charged with anticipation, teachers adorned with alphabet banners spelling “WELCOME” and vibrant balloons extended their greetings to the young learners. The assembly hall echoed with the sounds of excitement and joy, signaling the promising start of a journey marked by growth and exploration. This inaugural event not only fostered a sense of belonging but also ignited the spirit of curiosity and learning within our students. As we embark on this new chapter together, we anticipate a year filled with enriching experiences and educational milestones.

Students Celebrate World Heritage Day!

On 18th April ’24, students from Class IV led a special assembly in the school foyer to celebrate World Heritage Day. The assembly focused on the importance of preserving our heritage – historical sites, monuments, and traditions – for future generations.

Students explained how heritage shapes our identity and sense of belonging. They also discussed threats like pollution and neglect, and highlighted the role of organizations like UNESCO in protecting world heritage sites.

Empowering students to take action, the assembly provided practical tips like respecting historical sites and participating in clean-up drives. An engaging video showcased iconic world heritage sites, sparking curiosity and appreciation for diverse heritages.

A World of Stories: Students Meet Author Paro Anand on World Book Day

Five students from our school had a captivating encounter with renowned children’s author Ms. Paro Anand at a special World Book Day session held at Salwan Public School Rajendra Nagar. Ms. Anand, celebrated for her novels, short stories, and plays for young audiences, engaged the students with thought-provoking questions about their reading habits and the power of storytelling.

The session explored the theme “Finding Yourself in Stories.” Ms. Anand compared books to doors opening new worlds, windows offering fresh perspectives, and curtains shielding from distractions. She emphasized the lasting impact of good literature, sharing excerpts from her work, including the fantastical “Wingless” and the heartwarming “Milk.” These stories, along with her experience working with children facing challenges, inspired students to see themselves and their potential within narratives.

Ms. Anand’s captivating storytelling and engaging personality held the audience spellbound. She encouraged the students to embrace writing, even for just fifteen minutes daily, and offered aspiring authors the “BIC” rule – Bottoms in Chair – to cultivate regular writing habits.

An enriching Q&A session concluded the event, allowing students to quench their curiosity and further connect with the author. This inspiring interaction ignited a passion for literature and creative expression within the students, leaving a lasting impression on their journey of self-discovery through stories.

Salwan Education Trust Launches "Early Learning Foundations" Podcast Series

Salwan Education Trust, celebrating its 82nd Founder’s Day in 2023, launched the “Early Learning Foundations” (ELF) podcast series. This initiative aims to disseminate knowledge on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) to parents, educators, and caregivers worldwide.

The monthly podcast series, hosted by our faculty member Ms. Sabinder Kaur, features renowned ECE experts like Dr. Romila Bhatnagar and Dr. Seema Negi. Each episode explores various topics related to early childhood development, from fostering a peaceful environment to navigating artificial intelligence and personalized learning.

These insightful podcasts offer tips and techniques for creating safe and nurturing spaces for children, fostering collaboration between parents, teachers, and caregivers. Listen to the episodes here:–an-in/episodes/EPISODE-1-PODCAST-ON-EARLY-LEARNING-FOUNDATION-BY-NAVTIKA-e2cr7oc/a-aamsvan

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