An Exhibition of Excellence

The Annual Montessori and Science exhibition held by the Geethanjali Vidyalaya, C V Raman Nagar, Kaggadasapura was a treat to the senses and the intellect.

The exhibition kicked off with the announcement of the Geethanjali International School, Bangalore (residential), becoming a reality. Located very close to the Bangalore International Airport, on the foot of the Nandi Hills, it plans to adopt the IGCSE and CBSE syllabi in a very serene and stimulating environment. (For admission details contact: Geethanjali Vidyalaya, Sy. No. 14/3, Kaggadasapura, Near Railway Level Crossing, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560 093. Phone: 080 25272357, 080 65712197/9).

Parents and visitors then had a glimpse of the genius of the teachers as well as students of the school through the various science, art and language exhibits. The Montessori teachers of the school first explained the Montessori system of education, the tools used in the process and the principles behind the tools.

Among a number of science projects at the exhibition was a room designed to replicate space with constellations, planets, asteroids et al with students explaining the secrets of the universe.

Visitors also got an idea of the fun methodology adopted in teaching English with the interactive activities conducted by the students. They also played their way through the puzzling world of mathematics along with the children.

A presentation of the revolutionary concept of e-education adopted at the school, in collaboration with NIIT, was an eye-opener to the computerised education imparted to the children in addition to the classroom teaching methodology at Geethanjali. In the art section clay models, paintings and various forms of artwork done by the children during their art classes were displayed.

The highlight of the day was the replication of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre by the students and teachers of the English department. Students also performed The Merchant of Venice in this indigenously designed theatre.

Children of the school also implemented the model of a Supermarket, explaining the various processes and mathematics involved in these processes.

The children then showed off their inventions created during their ‘Young Scientist’ periods, ranging from satellite communication to the intricacies of the human body. The exhibition ended with an environment awareness project which centered around global warming and its effects on nature and mankind and the steps that can be adopted at an individual level to contribute in the reduction of green house gases.

Source: Deccan Herald, Nov 8, 2007

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