KPS, Nadia is emerging as a model school in online creative space as well

Rekha Goswami, Headmistress (Primary) enlists some of the online activities that students of the school engaged with in the recent weeks  

To motivate the student during online classes teachers are doing their best to ensure warmth, humor and learning/teaching engagement. Teachers are preparing a lot of materials with personal videos, making their own PPTs, using storytelling, teaching the chapter supported by links to YouTube and other sources. This form of learning/teaching is new for most teachers but the whole ecosystem including parents are working together in this endeavour wholeheartedly.

As a secondary outcome of this ‘new classroom’ experience is a stimulation to explore more in terms of online activities and competitions where teachers again become motivators. In many cases, teachers are actually guiding aspirant students in every possible manner.

All of this is true for teachers of our school (Krishnagar Public School, Nadia) where our students have participated in many such online activities. One of our class IX student, Nilabhra Guha, got  the all India 8th rank in the Student Innovation Challenge. Like many he had submitted his project on the themes of Space Technology, New and Innovative Ideas and Solutions for Social Distancing for COVID -19. Another two students – Utsav Saha of class IX and Ishita Sarkar of class X also ranked among the top 100. Their achievement has made all of us proud.

Our students are also enthusiastically participating in BRICSMATHS which is an international initiative for online Mathematics competition. Students from class I to class XII have enrolled their names in this platform and it’s really praiseworthy that 252 students are regularly practising to add more laurels to their school.

Another online platform is Phoenix Science Club which has opened the door for young scientists to venture into the different paradigms of Science. This platform is encouraging the students to learn Astronomy through Photography contest; Sun and Sunspot Quiz ; Moon Quiz; Astro Poetry Contest; Preparing Bird Feeder; Slogan Writing Contest and many more. I really feel proud to say that many of our young ‘scientists’ have left their foot marks in this arena also and others are not far behind.

Google Code To Learn Contest which has been adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development,Government of India under the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan is another online platform for students to show their creativity. This platform encourages the students to learn Programming and Computer Science via fun tools like Scratch, App Inventor and Cloud AutoML through which the students can create animations, stories, games, Android Apps and even Artificial Intelligence applications without writing even one line of code. Our school is happy as many of our students are  enthusiastically submitting their projects on this platform.   

Our students are regular participants in the ZEE MIND WARS Quiz show. Sohini Mondal of class VI  is the a winner of one show and we are proudly of her and all our achiever students. National forum of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) is another platform where our students participated in the Online Competition on World Environment Day (5th June), Masti Se Mastishk Tak-Mind Mapping Competition and excelled there also. Our students also participated actively in the World Yoga Day, World Music Day and they also poured out their love for their fathers on Father’s Day.

Even our tiny tots are also not lagging behind. Three of our students—one from Nursery and two from KG – Srijita ,Alona and Anindita were selected in the national level Poetry Hub Competition where Srijita Biswas came first in the Nursery level and  Alona  Sarkar grabbed the 5th rank in the KG section  in all India level. Our students are also participating in the Quarantine Kids Fashion Week which is also an online contest platform.

What is more satisfying is that parents are happy with the school’s performance both in academic as well as non-academic sphere all these 100 days. We are just trying to open the doors and windows of the world to our students to broaden their outlook and to the values that will stand by them as they negotiate this crisis.  Our students showed their gratitude towards the doctors, nurses and other people associated with the health and medical profession by writing peoms, making greeting cards and so on Doctors’ Day (1st July). We also honoured some of our parents who belong to this noble profession by requesting them to say a few words on this occasion. 

Our school, Krishnagar Public School backed by latest modern pedagogy and methodology and cutting edge technology is venturing into a new horizon everyday under enthusiastic leadership of our Principal, Dr Sankar Prasad Dutta who firmly believes that the holistic development of a child does not depend only upon academics. He constantly motivates the teachers and the students to do something innovative and unique. Even during the lockdown period , our principal is continuously arranging different online workshops, seminars and webinars for the teachers to enhance and upgrade their coaching and mentoring skills.

Our teachers are also not far behind in adding feathers to the cap of KPS. Recently the teachers of KPS took the initiative to donate study materials and content to Vidyadaan 2.0, part of CBSE’s Diksha portal under the union HRD ministry. Our teachers uploaded more than 600 contents which is a rare achievement in itself.  

To motivate the student during online classes teachers are doing their best to ensure warmth, humor and learning/teaching engagement. Teachers are preparing a lot of materials with personal videos, making their own PPTs, using storytelling, teaching the chapter supported by links to YouTube and other sources. This form of learning/teaching is new for most teachers but the whole ecosystem including parents are working together in this endeavour wholeheartedly.

As a secondary outcome of this ‘new classroom’ experience is a stimulation to explore more in terms of online activities and competitions where teachers again become motivators. In many cases, teachers are actually guiding aspirant students in every possible manner.

All of this is true for teachers of our school (Krishnagar Public School, Nadia) where our students have participated in many such online activities. One of our class IX student, Nilabhra Guha, got the the all India 8th rank in the Student Innovation Challenge. Like many she had submitted her project on the themes of Space Technology, New and Innovative Ideas and Solutions for Social Distancing for COVID -19. Another two students – Utsav Saha of class IX and Ishita Sarkar of class X also ranked among the top 100. Their achievement has made all of us proud.

Our students are also enthusiastically participating in BRICMATHS which is an international initiative for online Mathematics competition. Students from class I to class XII have enrolled their names in this platform and it’s really praiseworthy that 252 students are regularly practising to add more laurels to their school.

Another online platform is Phoenix Science Club which has opened the door for young scientists to venture into the different paradigms of Science. This platform is encouraging the students to learn Astronomy through Photography contest; Sun and Sunspot Quiz ; Moon Quiz; Astro Poetry Contest; Preparing Bird Feeder; Slogan Writing Contest and many more. I really feel proud to say that many of our young ‘scientists’ have left their foot marks in this arena also and others are not far behind.

Google Code To Learn Contest which has been adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development,Government of India under the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan is another online platform for students to show their creativity. This platform encourages the students to learn Programming and Computer Science via fun tools like Scratch, App Inventor and Cloud AutoML through which the students can create animations, stories, games, Android Apps and even Artificial Intelligence applications without writing even one line of code. Our school is happy as many of our students are  enthusiastically submitting their projects on this platform.   

Our students are regular participants in the ZEE MIND WARS Quiz show. Sohini Mondal of class VI  is the a winner of one show and we are proudly of her and all our achiever students. National forum of Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) is another platform where our students participated in the Online Competition on World Environment Day (5th June), Masti Se Mastishk Tak-Mind Mapping Competition and excelled there also. Our students also participated actively in the World Yoga Day, World Music Day and they also poured out their love for their fathers on Father’s Day.

Even our tiny tots are also not lagging behind. Three of our students—one from Nursery and two from KG – Srijita ,Alona and Anindita were selected in the national level Poetry Hub Competition where Srijita Biswas came first in the Nursery level and  Alona  Sarkar grabbed the 5th rank in the KG section  in all India level. Our students are also participating in the Quarantine Kids Fashion Week which is also an online contest platform.

What is more satisfying is that parents are happy with the school’s performance both in academic as well as non-academic sphere all these 100 days. We are just trying to open the doors and windows of the world to our students to broaden their outlook and to the values that will stand by them as they negotiate this crisis.  Our students showed their gratitude towards the doctors, nurses and other people associated with the health and medical profession by writing peoms, making greeting cards and so on Doctors’ Day (1st July). We also honoured some of our parents who belong to this noble profession by requesting them to say a few words on this occasion. 

Our school, Krishnagar Public School backed by latest technology and cutting edge techniques is venturing into a new horizon everyday under enthusiastic leadership of our Principal, Dr Sankar Prasad Dutta who firmly believes that the holistic development of a child does not depend only upon academics. He constantly motivates the teachers and the students to do something innovative and unique. Even during the lockdown period , our principal is continuously arranging different online workshops, seminars and webinars for the teachers to enhance and upgrade their coaching and mentoring skills.

Our teachers are also not far behind in adding feathers to the cap of KPS. Recently the teachers of KPS took the initiative to donate their study materials to the Vidyadaan 2.0 which is a portal of Diksha -an online portal for study materials of CBSE under the HRD ministry. Our teachers uploaded more than 600 contents which I believe no other school in India has done.