Exchange Programme With Chadwick International School

In the 3rd consecutive year of the Student Exchange Programme between Pathways World School, Aravali, and Chadwick International School, Incheon, South Korea, Primary School hosted a group of 10 students and 3 teachers from Chadwick International School between the 7th and 13th of December, 2019. Chadwick International School is an IB Continuum School in South Korea, making the exchange more meaningful for students and teachers. The week of the exchange went by with the guests engaging in a plethora of activities and engagements to experience the rich Indian culture and heritage.

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The students and teachers participated in various activities along with attending PYP classes with the Grade 5 students in PWS such as morning sports, Gond Art session, Indian Music and Dance sessions; visiting the home of Mr. & Mrs. Sunil Bhardwaj to have an insight into village life along with a walk to the nearby forest reserve and organic farm; visit to New Delhi, Kingdom of Dreams and Lohagarh Farms; and Parantha Making session to name a few. The week ended with a Special Assembly where the teachers and students shared their experience with the Primary School and played some Korean quizzes and games with the students.

In the month of April, a group of students and teachers from Pathways will be visiting their school in South Korea to continue this enriching exchange.

Published in: on January 6, 2020 at 3:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Arav Agarwal represents India in FLL- Detroit, USA

“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin”

FLL is an International Robotics Competition for children aged 9 – 16 years, based on STEM education. Through this, students acquire skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. They collaborate and understand the importance of teamwork, too. This competition is divided into 3 parts:

  1. Robot Game: Design and Program an Autonomous robot to solve missions on a tabletop run.
  2. Project: Create a solution to a real-world engineering problem based on the theme.
  3. Core Values: Upholding the spirit of the competition by staying together as a team.

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Students and coaches work together on all of the above elements as they compete against other teams. The theme for this years’ competition was “Into Orbit” where participants have to solve missions based on space in the robot game. In the project, they had to come up with an innovative solution to a problem faced by astronauts during long-duration space flight.

Our team, “Space Robonauts” from Robogenius Academy comprising of 10 members from different schools won the “Champions Award” in Nationals and represented India in the Internationals, held at Detroit, Michigan, USA from April 24th to April 27th, 2019. Our project, the “Space Garbage Collector” has the ability to catch debris using a robotic arm and magnets. In the Robot Game, we solved 14 out of 15 missions (A few partially and rest completed).

We secured 8th position out of 100+ teams from all across the world. We scored 304 out of 400 points in the robot game and 98 out of 108 points in the other aspects of the competition. We got nominated for 2 awards: Robot strategy and innovation award and Best project research award, even though we were a Rookie Team (A team with little to no experience).

Published in: on June 4, 2019 at 3:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Global School Strike for Climate Change

On Friday, the 12th of April 2019, thirty MYP students from grades 7, 8 and 9 attended an Environment March protest located at the Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Jorbagh. The protest was a collaborative by several schools across the NCR. I had the opportunity to attend the March as well. We initiated the protest through a widespread sharing of our thoughts and ideas. Students shared speeches, songs, poetry, rap and drama performances about significant climate issues like pollution, deforestation, global warming and more. The ninth-grade students of PSG performed world-famous songs about saving our planet, like Heal The World by Michael Jackson.

Aditi Amritesh

The audience sang along with our performers, forming a choir whose voice couldn’t be stopped! For the protest, I wanted to bring to light the issue of irresponsible waste disposal of plastic and non-biodegradable materials, leading to extremely long-term land, air and water pollution. I created a costume by recycling plastic wastes to depict different varieties of non-degradable and non-eco-friendly products that are regularly disposed in completely inappropriate and dangerous ways, such as e-waste, kitchen wastes (plastic cutlery and straws), plastic bottles and plastic bags. I also displayed the slogans “Earth Is Not Your Trash Can” and “Plastic Is Immortal, We Are Not” on my costume. My costume attracted a lot of attention from people participating in the movement, and I explained the significance of environmentally-friendly waste disposal methods to them. I was glad to be able to spread my message and sensitize as many people as I could towards my cause. I think we, as a society in preparation for our future, should actively support the betterment of the environment by integrating eco-friendly practices such as responsible waste disposal, anti-consumerism and opting for non-carbon-fuelled transport mechanisms into our lifestyles. I hope that the efforts of us thirty MYP students to save our planet make a change, and allow us to see the beautiful future we’re waiting for.

 

Aditi Amritesh,
 Editor
Published in: on April 26, 2019 at 1:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Poem Of The Day – I am ‘me’

 

I am happy to be ‘me’

From a MYP-5 student…

One more from MYP-5 student…

Why am I ‘me’

Because I was made like that!

 

Your gaze breaks ‘me’ down

Makes ‘me’ frown

Not only gives ‘me’ a meltdown,

But also makes ‘me’ drown

 

Surprisingly, I still wake up every morning with hope,

A hope to be able to cope,

To be unapologetically ‘me’

To be unapologetically free

 

I live my life with no regrets

No longer do I fret

You have made ‘me’ strong

This, I will remember lifelong

 

 

This is an empowering feeling

A feeling that has left ‘me’ smiling,

A feeling that has left ‘me’ to breathe breathlessly

To live endlessly

 

I am ‘me’

I am happy to be ‘me’

To be unapologetically ‘me’

To be unapologetically free

 

Naisha Chopra ( Grade 5 )
Pathways School Gurgaon
Published in: on April 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Poem Of The Day- ‘Verses from a Jawan’

 Riding down the highway in a big blue bus,

I had absolutely no idea what was in store for us.

I was on my way to defend my country,

The mood in the bus was sometimes solemn but also quite cheery.

I really miss my family, my daughter, son and wife,

I wish I knew that this was going to be the last day of my life.

I would have spoken to them, with tears in my eye,

Telling them I would be ok, and not to cry.

 

 

The bus came to a sudden halt, lurching me out of my seat,

I knew something was wrong and I wanted to run, but I didn’t want to look like a cheat.

Then I heard a loud ‘Boom!’ and then everything went dark,

Something was wrong, I had started to see a big, bright arc.

 

 

I looked down through the clouds and saw carnage,

Remains of my companions from an act so savage.

Why, oh why this way did I leave my family?

To die in an act done by people who were so cowardly?

 

 

It was so unexpected, what could I have done for my beloved nation?

Was this martyrdom or an assassination?

Pride fills my heart, a Jawan to the end,

That you may sleep well as this land we defend.

 

 

These lines I write as my family and nation mourn,

Listen oh listen, there is no need to be torn.

Wipe those tears, our duties carry onwards,

For now it is time that you, yes you, be victorious over those cowards.

Anoushka Chagas Pereira -(Grade 6 D)
Pathways School Gurgaon
Published in: on April 12, 2019 at 11:41 am  Leave a Comment  

Poem Of The Day- ‘Bullying’

Bullying has to be stopped

it is not an issue to be dropped

Bullying is never acceptable

whether its physical, cyber or mental

One may think it’s cool to call by names

but you know how it pains

One thinks it makes you powerful

but in fact, it makes you powerless

Help others by supporting

Don’t be mean by recording

Report the matter

Before it scatters

The bully find himself superior

Thinking you are inferior

Stand up take the courage

Don’t let anyone discourage

 

Hemanshikha Khanna (Grade 9B)
Pathways School Gurgaon
Published in: on April 10, 2019 at 11:34 am  Leave a Comment  

Pathways School Gurgaon Annual Athletic Meet 2018-19

The much-awaited Annual Sports Day was held on Thursday, 21st February 2019, with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere.

The meet began with the Torch Relay Ceremony by the sports captains of the different houses- AIR, EARTH, FIRE AND WATER along with the president of the Primary School student council. The ceremony commenced with the spectacular March Past, where the contingent performed a spectacular parade of the four houses lead by their house captains. The guest of honor, our School Director- Captain Rohit Sen Bajaj, took the salute of the impressive March Past of the students.

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The students got into the spirit of the occasion in a grand way with the oath being administered by the president of the Primary School student council. The athletic meet was declared open by the School Director, welcoming the esteemed gathering and emphasized on the importance of sports in a child’s life. The taekwondo and gymnastics performances by the primary students left the audience, mesmerized, with their energetic performances.

The display made way for the highly awaited athletic events, where competitiveness among the students soared to great highs, with full verve and vigor. Once the races began, the air was filled withcheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes by their house peers. A fun tug- of- war between the staff and parents added to the enjoyment. The meet was closed with the most waited ceremony of year, where the School Director felicitated winning house of year. The best march past trophy and the overall championship was bagged by the ‘FIRE’ house, leaving the atmosphere of zest, euphoria among the students and audience.

It was a day filled with sportsmanship, enthusiasm and memories to cherish!!

Published in: on March 30, 2019 at 3:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad

Sixteen students Of Pathways World School along with 2 Senior School Teachers, went on an amazing journey to the MAHA KUMBH MELA at Allahabad from 21st- 24th Feb 2019.  An initiative of the Pathways Clicking club, this journey will forever be etched in the memories of the students who immersed into the rich cultural tapestry of India, a nation teeming with billions, diverse in their faiths and beliefs.

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This experience was a great window for students learning, outside the four walls of the classrooms, in the heat and dust of the streets of a robust developing nation. The students came back with a feeling that is priceless, cannot be expressed in words and will stay in the depths of their conscience for a very long time.

Published in: on March 18, 2019 at 10:44 am  Leave a Comment  

Pathways Early Years- Visits ‘Rajdhani Nursery’

Connecting children with nature is so important. In fact, nature inspires creativity and allows them to use all their senses. To delve into our Unit of Inquiry, ‘Things That Grow, a field trip to ‘Rajdhani Nursery’ was organized by Early Years-GK on Monday 18th February 2019 for Toddlers.

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This trip served as an incredible experience for the Toddlers as they saw flowers of numerous colors, sizes, and shapes. Children were tempted by the extensive range of plants and flowers like shrubs, trees, roses and many more and were encouraged to touch, feel and even smell the flowers. It was a wonder for them to see varied varieties of flowers. They even saw a few peacocks. They enjoyed relaxing under the shade feeling the fresh air around.

On our way back, their excitement was still the same as they all were talking about the colors of flowers they explored during the trip and were trying to recall few names of the flowers like purple pansies, white daisies, and daffodils etc.

Published in: on March 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Lord Jeffrey Archer’s Session

On January 29th, 2019, Pathways School Gurgaon had the pleasure of hosting Jeffrey Archer, a bestselling author, and a name known around the world for books like, ‘Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less’ and his most recent book, ‘Heads You Win’. Many would think an author would start by talking about their books, but the session began with a conversation about cricket!

During the session, Lord Archer talked about many different points, in addition to answering several questions from various students. For example, his first book, ‘Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less’ was written when he was 35 years old and bankrupt and was turned down by 14 publishers. He stated that this was how he came to writing by accident. Eventually, the 15th publisher helped publish Lord Archer’s book, and it, later on, became a bestseller.

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During the session, a child asked Lord Archer about one of his favorite aspects of India, to which he gave a rather entertaining response. ‘Certainly not the traffic,’ which the audience responded to with a laugh. But in all seriousness, Lord Archer responded to the question with, ‘The kind and warm-hearted people that you find here.’

Lord Archer talked about many topics throughout the session, other than his experiences and books. For instance, he shared a lovely story about his wife’s job experiences. She was one of the first female workers at a college for Chemistry. Once she was about to become a professor, she felt the need for change and took up something new. Luckily, she was appointed as a dame and became chair of the National Science Museum. Her story helps influence our risk-taking abilities because she helped show that anything is possible as long as one believes in themselves.

As the session came to an end, Lord Archer said; ‘You may forget me, but I will never forget you.’ Later on, books were signed and snacks were eaten. It was certainly a memorable day.

Published in: on February 13, 2019 at 1:50 pm  Leave a Comment