Under the Korean Cultural Centre – Indian Student partnership Project the Korean artists of the traditional Masil Theatre group visited Pathways, Noida on 11th December 2014. Mr.Kim kum Pyoung, director Korean Cultural Centre joined in to grace the occasion. The troupe put up a spectacular musical play performance for the students followed by the workshop. The Masil troupe presented a play “Run, Run, Ruuuuun!!! RiddleJar Where the artists got the audiences to participate and turned it into an interestingly interactive and engaging event. The actors ran through the audiences and sat amongst them to become friends with children.
We are proud to share a short film made by our Alumnus (Prasan Jain – Aravali 2006) as part of his student project at New York Film Academy, Los Angeles.
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• When the video begins, change the quality to 1080p for full HD (720p incase internet connection is a bit slow)
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As part of our ongoing project with Bandhwari High School, their students of grade 9 and 10 visited our campus yesterday. Since their school does not offer science from Grade 9 onwards, we chose to give them a chance to explore that space. Divided into groups, they witnessed demonstrations held by our grade 11 students.
In Biology they participated and attempted food tests – Carbohydrate and Protein, looked at mounted slides of Amoeba and Plasmodium and specimens of Animal Classification.
In Physics, experiments in Static Electricity – demonstration of Van de Graff Generator; Magnetic Properties, Light – refraction and dispersion using prism, Pressure due to liquids , Water Waves properties – Ripple Tank, Transverse Waves, Sound Level Meter.
In Chemistry-Elephant toothpaste, Fire in water, PH strip to detect Ph of different solutions, Ammonium dichromate Volcano, hazards with chemicals.
Their day began on sports field at 10.30am. Our boys learnt the rules of the forgotten Indian sport of kabaddi and soon both sides were ready to take each other on for a match! The girls meanwhile, entered the basketball court for the first time and were coached by our grade 11 basketball players.
For both groups of students, the learning was apparent, for both had ventured into territories unknown and walked out with the joy of achievement. “It was an enriching experience, where via sports we learnt from other children and taught them as well. It was certainly very nice to see their amazed faces when they did experiments in science labs.” Shashwat, Grade 11
Students of Bandhwari High School will be in our school every Wednesday to build a relationship and grow as individuals in keeping with the Pathways philosophy of Learn Work Play Think LIVE!
Pathways School, Noida hosted an unusual workshop for parents and guests which combined mind management and martial arts. This workshop has had its success with different groups from corporate leaders to home-makers making it popular with both women and men and hence the thought to do it at Pathways. The workshop was held on 17th October 2014. The workshop was conducted on “Street Safety & Mind Boxing Workshop by Sifu Singh” a martial arts, functional fitness and human performance coach for the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association.
Sifu Singh taught easy to learn and most effective self defense techniques based on combat system followed by Military Units worldwide. These techniques work regardless the size, strength & level of fitness against a bigger & stronger opponent. Along with Self Defense Training, Sifu Harinder Singh also taught a special corporate program known as Mind Boxing. The Mind Boxing™ program was designed to show, how to be One Step Ahead. It talked about how to Observe & Intercept troublesome situations instead of just reacting to them as they are happening.
About Sifu Singh –
Harinder Singh is a martial arts, functional fitness and human performance coach for the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association. Singh has trained members of ILEETA, US Navy SEALS, Secret Service, DEA, US Marshals, SWAT, DOD, and numerous other foreign and domestic military and intelligence services, professional athletes, elite martial artists, executives and business leaders. His programs are designed to address Martial, Physical, and Mental/Mindset needs of his clients.A lifelong martial artist, Singh is a Senior Instructor in JeetKune Do, Filipino Kali, Wing Chun, and Tai-Chi. Singh also continues to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and is currently a Purple Belt. Singh is passionate about Functional Fitness and Attribute development, and is the creator of “Action Strength”, a progressive fitness system with Belt Rankings, that is a combination of Kettlebells, Indian Mace, Body Weight, and Tai-Chi Training. Singh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of
Calfornia, Davis, in Computer Science & Engineering, and Worked in the Silicon Valley as an Engineer and Business Strategist. Singh has also delivered a Keynote speech “Quieting the Mind in 5 minutes a Day”, at the Prestigious TED Conference.
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About Arun Sharma -
A Proud Student of Sifu Singh & his official Indian Representative. Phase One Instructor in JKD, PFS & Filipino Martial Arts with 12 Years of Experience in Martial Arts, a Certified BJJ, Kali & Shaolin Kung Fu Instructor. Arun Sharma has trained many of Army Units, Police Units, Special Forces Units, Para Forces Units, NSG (National Security Guards), Seychelles Commandos and few other elite law enforcement agencies. Along with this Arun has successfully conducted multiple workshops in various other Corporate firms & educational institutions
It taught me that in our lives we do not remember days but remember moments and in this trip I gathered a lot of these moments which will stay with me through out my life and which I hope will help me grow as a human being.
I thank my school and my parents to give me an opportunity to go for such a wonderful trip. Kumaon as a place is beautiful and the early morning view was just breathtaking.
Let me share some of the most wonderful moments of the trip with you.
We were in for a small surprise the first day we reached the camp as there were no proper toilet seats. To manage and to find a way of using the toilet was an experience I will never forget.
The first of trekking was also a challenge for me because of some medical problems but Mr. Satish of MindVisa, boosted my confidence and gave me the courage to overcome my problem and on the last day I was able to complete my trek in spite of my health issues. It also taught me that with the right encouragement and determination you can overcome any difficulty.
Seeing the butterfly collection and holding the snake for the first time in my hand were wonderful experiences also.
Working in the orchard and in the farm made me realize that there is more to life than laptops and video games.It brought me close to nature and now I have told my mom of handing over the responsibility of the garden to me.
Last but not the least I made a lot of new friends from other schools.
The games we played helped in breaking the ice between us and we ended up making friends from other schools especially Auroville school from down south.I learnt about their culture and also learnt some Tamil words.
I hope we remain in touch with each other and develop a friendship which lasts us a life time.
In short “I loved the trip”.
By Aryaman Dewan
Form 9, Pathways School Noida