It gives us great pleasure to share the good news of yet another student of the school, joining King’s College, London for an Undergraduate degree.
Jessica Joseph heads to England to pursue B.Sc in Psychology. The degree draws upon the expertise of a wide range of world leading researchers, from neuroscience to the social sciences, in order to present multiple approaches to the application of psychological science. The course reflects the key role of psychology within interdisciplinary research and with this it gives a deep insight into a variety of contemporary problems.
In Jessica’s words, ‘This course will help me develop my analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills along with my core scientific knowledge in this field. It will allow me to study a wide range of topics, from the development of children to the biological bases of mental disorders and help me decide where my passion lies.’
Congratulations to Jessica on the first step towards her intended career path of a clinical psychologist!
Pathways School Noida hosted its Annual Science fair Jharokha 2015 on March 13, 2015. The theme of the Science challenge this year was ‘Cities of the Future’. Solutions to challenges were proposed by students from Grade 3 to Senior school. The challenge was to create a carbon neutral city incorporating both architectural and transport solutions.
“River Yamuna will never be the same… we have caused enough damage to it”, voiced a 10 year-old on the Yamuna Walk, this Wednesday.
This year’s Grade 5 students are inquiring into “problems arising due to irresponsible sharing of spaces” as a part of their PYP Exhibition. To become more aware of the issues – local with global impact and go deeper into the problems, we went for a ‘Yamuna Walk’ organized by an NGO called Swechha. It was a long bus ride till Wazirabad, (on the junction of Haryana and Delhi) where we halted at a village settled on the banks of river Yamuna. The water was clear; the river was flowing beautifully without much disturbance and one could spot some swans and egrets perching in the water. Students didn’t believe that just before entering the city, the river is so clean and serene.
Our next stoppage was at Najafgarh Barrage where a drain with jet black dirty water was merging into the river. There was white froth floating on the river indicating a dead river where there’s no oxygen left in the river. Students saw how human activities destroyed the source of water and a habitat to many living forms. Our final stoppage was at a Ghaat near Okhla which was extremely filthy and highly polluted. One could see algae and other weeds covering the river. Students were shocked to find out that people still take bath in that water and use it for various religious purposes. It was not just the river but the entire flood-plain which was full of muck and garbage- all created by irresponsible human activities.
The trip turned out to be an eye-opener for many of us who never realized the impact of human acts on water bodies and in turn other living beings. Students began wondering how can we be so irresponsible; who’s going to clean the river now; and who is going to teach the people about the importance of keeping it clean? The answer lies with us- the change has to begin from us!
The inaugural ceremony of the Fourth Senior Students Round Square Conference at Pathways World School Aravali kicked off with pomp and joy on February 12th, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Translate-Transform-Transfer’.
The four days conference was aimed at churning the collective talents of more than hundred and twenty children from fifteen participating schools and ensuring an aspirational platform of productive interaction amongst them. The joie de vivre and enthusiasm of the whole event commenced with vibrancy and a strong sense of purpose. The participating schools were Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hissar; Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School, Jaipur; Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior; The Assam Valley School, Assam; Singapore International School, Mumbai; Punjab Public School, Nabha; The Sanskaar Valley School, Bhopal; Sarala Birla Academy, Bengaluru; The Emerald Heights International School, Indore; Yadavindra Public School, Patiala; Genesis Global School, Noida; The British School, Delhi; Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai; Rajmata Kanya Kumari Girls Public School, Jodhpur and the hosting school Pathways World School, Aravali
It all began with a night out at Camp Tikkling to break the ice with a series of exciting activities for the delegates before the Opening Ceremony the next day. The inauguration ceremony began with Sangathan Sukta (last Sukta of Rigveda) tempering the bussing excitement in the air and causing an air of silence to settle upon the crowd. The ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest and Key note speaker, Mr G M Var, a true crusader and visionary, who shared his insights on ‘Reformation through Education’, a life-changing movement which has declared the true spirit of education for more than a decade in India. He also enlightened the august gathering with truly inspiring words that embodied a spirit of larger than life commitment for our society.
Keynote Speakers like Mr. Aditya Ghosh, the President and Executive Director of the India’s youngest airline IndiGo, addressed the gathering and explained the importance of effort, innovation and perseverance, giving the delegates something important to discuss. Dr Amit Tateja, Co-founder and Executive Director of Connecting Dreams Foundation also inspired the delegates with his experiences of success and failures.
Apart from the speakers, there were also three Workshops held. The Drama Workshop focused on the ability to come up with something unique and interesting on an impromptu topic. The Art Workshop had each students copy down a shape onto paper, all sheets of which eventually came together to form a big picture, while the Design Technology Workshop focused on the process of translating ideas into tangible objects.
On the Cultural Night, each school put up a performance. It was magnetic, ranging from a Rajasthani dance by the Maharani Gayatri Devi girls, to Assam Valley’s rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine. During the closing ceremony, the Conference Statement reiterated on the need to persevere and strive for change in our lives.
The range and depth/variety of performances spanned genres of performing arts and brought fore the amazing diversity of this beautiful nation and mesmerised the audience with a wonderful event that eventually became even more unforgettable.