Sports Meet-2019 was held at the East Calcutta District Sports council ground. The Chief Guest for the programme was Hon’ble Dr. Gopal Chandra Saha, Professor, Department of P hysical Education, Jadavpur University. The students participated with zest and sportsmanship.
Purwanchal Vidyamandir is associated with Connecting Classrooms programme
structured by the British Council, UK since 2013. The British Council is the UK’s
international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities The
Connecting Classrooms programme is a flagship enterprise by British Council to
embed global dimension into curricula worldwide.
The Connecting Classrooms programme provides a framework to implement
activities of international concern for the pupils throughout the session. Pupils from
Lower Infant to Class XII work on various projects that are specially designed for each
class and guided by teacher co-ordinators. The programme has immensely helps our
students to understand the importance of education through Global Learning with
schools all over the world and to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes so as to
thrive as a worthy individual global citizen. It has given us an opportunity to interact
with overseas schools on creative teaching practices and real-time global learning.
We have created a place internationally through our exchange programme via our partner schools spread across countries such as Kenya, South Korea,Bangladesh, USA and UK. Recently we have also linked up with schools from Netherland, Spain and Turkey. The Connecting Classrooms is more than just understanding global issues; it is about instilling both the teachers and students skills, potentials or the power to bring about a positive change in the world. At present the ISA –International School Award, has its presence in 31 countries worldwide. It is indeed a great achievement for us as the proud recipient of winning this global recognition the prestigious ISA for two consecutive terms 2015-18 & 2018- 21. The able leadership and guidance of our Principal Ms. P Barik who along with the support from the school management has resulted in winning this recognition. It has ignited the team-spirit and dedication in the teachers that has resulted in bringing this accolade and recognition to our Purwanchal Vidyamandir. The students and teachers of Purwanchal Vidyamandir are eagerly looking forward to the coming session as they will be engaging themselves with renewed enthusiasm in interacting with different partner schools of various countries and cultures through collaborative curriculum- based projects, across a wide range of subjects. We are thus committed in ensuring global dimensions into the whole school ethos and vision.
Our school hosted ‘The Frank Anthony Memorial All -India Inter School Debate Competition- 2019 Category -1, Stage-1. Seven schools participated in the event. The competition was judged by Dr. (Ms) S.D’Souza, Principal, The Salt Lake School, Mr. John Bagul, Principal, South City International School, Mr. Ian T. Myers, Principal, The Frank Anthony Public School, Kolkata.
Students of our school participated in the same competition organised by Delhi Public School,Newtown and Sri Sri Academy for Categories I and II respectively.
International Yoga Day was celebrated by the students and teachers at Purwanchal Vidyamandir with great enthusiasm. Children observed and then displayed basic techniques of Yoga for Health, Yoga for Success, Yoga for Wellbeing, Yoga for peace and Yoga for Joy! Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. We at Purwanchal Vidyamandir believe that as Indians, we should be proud of our rich cultural heritage. The growing pressure in day to day life, peer pressure and meeting people’s expectations is very stressful for the students. Inculcating the habit of practicing yoga will have a positive effect on their physical and mental well being. It will also aid in their creativity as yoga embodies the unity of mind and body, thought and action. Let us all make Yoga ‘A Way of Life!
Children’s Day was celebrated in school with various activities for different classes. Classes Lower Infant to Class II participated in Fancy Dress. All students of Lower Infant were given gifts. Students of Upper Infant to Class II were given prizes for being in the first three positions. Students of Classes III, IV & V participated in NO-Fire Cooking and the best three entries were given certificates. Classes VI, VII, VIII & IX watched a screening of the popular inspirational film, ‘Super 30’.
Students of Classes III, IV and V visited -The Rail Museum, located in Howrah, Kolkata. The museum has evolved into a famous tourist destination in Kolkata. Students witnessed a vivid collection of preserved old and rare steam engines, electric locomotives, tracks and signals. The students thoroughly enjoyed a toy train ride which is a part of the rail museum. The museum provided them an enriching as well as an informative experience to help them understand and explore the history of Indian Railways as well as to enjoy their time with their class friends and teachers.