The Punjab Public School, Nabha has been associated with the British Council for almost a decade. The school has been the proud recipient of the prestigious International School Award (ISA) thrice in a row. The ISA has been an exhilarating experience for the staff and students. The British Council projects helped the students to imbibe the spirit of internationalism, enlarged their vision and prepared them as global citizens. The multifarious projects such as From Me to We, Manning the borders: The real life heroes, The musical bond of connectivity, Global crops, Head held high and a host of supplementary activities celebrating important International Days covered a wide range of subjects and exerted a far-reaching impact on the students. It was actually a process of learning by doing things in an innovative manner and gaining new ideas and concepts.
The participation of students in projects of international dimension helped them to get connected to the world at large by overcoming geographical, cultural, religious and lingual barriers. The ISA has indeed been an enriching journey promoting enhancement and expansion of intellectual and emotional barriers and strengthening the ethos of the school by making the optimum use of the potential of the students.
The Punjab Public School, Nabha has been conferred the International School Award for the fourth time by The British Council.
The ISA Award has been acredited to PPS by The British Council for it's Outstanding Development of the International Dimension in the curriculum for the term 2018- 2021.
The ceremony was held on December 3, 2018 at Chandigarh. Ms Amandeep Kaur Kalra, Coordinator British Council and Davinder Dutt received the award.
THE LEADERS OF NON-VIOLENCE (COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITY)
This activity enabled the students to understand the role of three leaders - Mahatama Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela, who fought against wrong practices by non-violence and promoted international peace.
Students were involved in research work on these leaders and group discussions were also held. To gain an insight into the lives of these leaders different activities like Story waiting and Slogan writing Competitions on the theme 'World Peace' were organized. Apart from this different groups of children participated in Poster and Card-making competitions with great interest. They came up with colorful and beautiful pictures.
A Special Assembly on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti was organized for the whole school where talks and performances by teachers and students held to spread the message of non-violence and peace in the society. Enactments based on Gandhi Ji's Dandi March, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela were also performed by students to convince the wrongdoers to take the path of national reconstruction. All these activities were put on YouTube and the exchange of these ideas took place through E-mails with partner schools in America and South Africa.
This activity based on leaders encouraged the students to rise above the individual self and inclined towards non-violence and world peace.
WORLD HERITAGE IN DANGER
Different Competitions like Poetical Recitation, Collage-making were conducted highlighting the effects of pollution over two decades on the monuments. Picture Composition Competition on Monuments and Tourism was conducted for Classes VI, VII, and VIII. Students came up with amazing facts and explained the key facts regarding pollution and articulate its effects on Monuments like the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, etc.
Students placed different bins of three colors in the school campus promoting Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce. The usage of three colors - Red, Green, and Yellow was explained thoroughly to the students before their placement in the different corners so that they became sensible towards the environment.
To further enhance their knowledge and to make them understand the contribution of monuments as an economic source, A visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra was organized where the students gained knowledge about when, where, and by whom the monument was made. All these activities were put up on YouTube.The same ideas were exchanged through emails with schools in UK and China.