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05-12-2018: Inter-House NRITYANJALI - Folk Group Dance (III-IV)

 

Held on 5 December, 2018

“Dance is the most fundamental of all art forms.”

-Twyla Tharp

India is one of the richest countries in terms of cultural heritage. Folk dances reflect the ways in which people live, think and express themselves. They help to preserve history and tradition. The joyful tunes inherited from our ancestors are passed on to the children. They keep cultures alive and evoke feelings of oneness among the people. Keeping their significance in mind, Queen’s Valley School organised an Inter-House Folk Dance competition called Nrityanjali for the students of classes III and IV.

A prelim round was conducted in the Dance periods to select the best dancers from each house. Each house practised on a popular folk dance on the day of the competition, the students were attired in costumes which were according to their songs. The teams showed great respect for their fellow team members and this helped to build self – esteem and camaraderie.

The young Queens were completely transformed as they danced to the Ghoomar (Rajasthan), Kullu Nati (Himachal Pradesh) etc. to represent its culture. The stage came alive when the students gave spectacular performances and mesmerized the audience. The ethnic attires, fluid dance movements and fascinating props made it difficult for the judges to arrive at the winning team. All the teams were applauded for their enthralling performances.

The following were declared as winners:

Winner: Peace House

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Sonakshi Nagpal

Tanushka Joshi

Kinjal Panchal

Tiana Goyal

Aishani Malhotra

Kiah Singh

III A

III B

III C

III D

III E

III F

 

 

I Position

Aditi Yadav

Angel

Vanshika Thakur

Sparsh Vaishnav

Manika Singh

Versha Das

IV A

IV B

IV C

IV D

IV E

IV F

 

 

II Position

 

 

 

 

 


30-11-2018: One Nation Reading Together

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”

-Descartes

 

Reading is an indispensable skill in the development of language proficiency in students. Inculcating good reading habits in students has always been considered a stepping stone for creating individuals who not only decode information but also interpret critically, analyse effectively and evaluate objectively.

 

In this technology savvy world where reading as an activity is considered time consuming and thus is potentially endangered to fade into insignificance, we, at Queen’s Valley School strive to facilitate the students’ perception of the world by offering a wide variety of opportunities to inculcate reading as a habit. The school celebrated the magical world of books in the form of ‘One Nation Reading Together’ on Friday, 30th November 2018 with an aim to provide exposure to a variety of issues ranging from the domains of education, resource management and environment, to social, ethical, political and visionary. The activities conducted on the day were designed to function as catalysts in enabling learners to comprehend, reorganise and synthesise information as part of the larger objective of learning and acquiring language.

 

In an effort to commemorate the event, student representatives from classes at all the levels formed a ‘Tree of Knowledge’ in the school ground while the rest of the students read from newspapers and books in their respective classes showcasing their dedicated resolve to imbibe the values inherent in the process of reading. The active participation of teachers in discussing the significance and employing appropriate methodologies to give impetus to the activity proved to be instrumental in making the event a success.

 

 


30-11-2018: SPECIAL ASSEMBLY KING LEAR by Shakespeare (VIII- A and B)

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

- William Shakespeare

 

The special assembly of classes VIII- A and B was conducted on 30th November 2018. The topic of the assembly was ‘King Lear’ by William Shakespeare. King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom by giving bequests to two of his three daughters egged on by their continual flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. King Lear has been regarded as one of Shakespeare’s supreme achievements. The tragedy is particularly noted for its probing observations on the nature of human suffering and kinship.

 

The students got an opportunity to get acquainted with the classic. They performed the skit with gusto which was enjoyed by the audience. The students portrayed the nuances of the characters very well. The plot, though tragic and complicated, was well received by the audience. It was a learning experience for the students as this was the first time, they enacted a Shakespeare play. In today’s world of social media and cursory abridged versions of stories readily available, it is important to expose the young generation to the classics by great writers like William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens etc.


29-11-2018: Open Mic: Slam Poetry- Report (X)

‘I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.’
     - Edgar Allan Poe

Art provides a mode of self-expression to the artist. Slam Poetry does this in a way that many other art forms cannot. Slam Poetry is a form of performance poetry where people read their poems without props, costumes or music. Unlike conventional poetry, slam poetry does not require a re-read, nor is it essential to analyze the form or the punctuation of the work to search for meaning. The meaning is all in the floating words and the way in which the artist verbally conveys those words through the power of voice.

To promote creation and performance of slam poetry, QVS organised an inter-class competition titled ‘Open Mic: Slam Poetry’ for the students on Class X on 29th November, 2018. The participants were instructed to create original poems on varied topics related to ‘Health and Hygiene’. These verses were then recited to an audience within the allotted time duration. The contestants were judged on the basis of relevance of content, voice and articulation, physical presence and dramatic appropriateness.

The purpose of this competition was to enable the students to share a story, champion a belief, reduce stress, gain confidence and most importantly, have fun. The vibrant, thought-provoking and stimulating messages conveyed by the contestants received a wealth of applause from judges and spectators alike. The poems of the top three winners were also submitted to be featured in the school magazine ‘Quintessence’.

The results are as follows:

Name

Class - Section

Position

Ritwika Nandi

X B

I Position

Ipsha Singh

X E

II Position

Aditi Pandey

X E

III Position

 

 

 


29-11-2018: Flash Ficiton: Small Writing with Big Impact (XII)

 

 “If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”
—Peter Handke

To make the students more confident to express their own ideas clearly, persuasively, and tactfully to their peer groups, Queen’s Valley School organized a creative writing competition called ‘Flash Fiction: Small Writing with Big Impact’. The competition was conducted for the students of class XII on the 29th November 2018.

Flash Fiction is a story boiled down to its essence, one that hinges on a single word, a phrase or a fragment. The students participated with enthusiasm as they were given the opportunity to give wings to their imagination.

The theme of the competition was ‘Health and Hygiene’. They wrote within the word limit of 100 words.

The students planned their ideas around the main theme. They had to cover the sub themes namely mental health, personal health, planet’s deteriorating health and communal health. The sub themes covered important and relevant issues. Mental health holds great importance in today’s stressful lifestyle. The students developed the characters, plot, main idea and direction of the story before they began writing. Ideas soon transformed into flash fiction.

The students were judged based on their content as well as the impact of their work on the readers (judges).

Winners:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Khushi

XII E

I Position

Rashmi Dahiya

XII B

II Position

Aastha Chakrawarty

Pranjal Batra

XII C

XII E

III Position

 


28-11-2018: Inter-House Cricket Tournament

“Cricket is a team game where individuals inspire each other to achieve performances which surpass what might otherwise be beyond them”.

 

Sports are of paramount importance in the overall development of human beings. A sound mind resides in a sound body. Therefore, students must have a balanced development of the body which will ensure a sound development of the mind and enable them to scale new heights in every sphere of life.

Keeping this in mind, Queen’s Valley School organized an Inter-House Cricket Match for the students of classes VI-XII in the premises of the school on 28 November 2018.

The matches were played between the four Houses- Courage, Integrity, Peace and Truth.

The event saw the students flocking the ground in large numbers, oozing with enthusiasm and the spirit to excel. The enthusiastic crowd experienced a thrilling performance. The cricket match exhibited the sportsmanship spirit in all the teams.

All the teams presented an impressive performance.

 

The winners are as follows: -

 

Winner: Peace House

NAME

CLASS SECTION

Khushi Shokeen

Shivi Sharma

Varooni Sharma

Unnati Tiwari

Saniya Bhola

Vishakha

Harmeet Bhatia

Kriti Mittal

Ritanshi Rana

Rishima Khare

Apoorva Saini

VIII E

VIII D

VIII A

IX C

IX E

X D

IX D

IX D

X A

VI C

IX D


26-11-2018: INTER CLASS WORDSWORTH-Spelling Competition (VII)

“A misspelled word is probably an alias for some desperate call for aid, which is bound to fail.”

― BEN MARCUS

Spelling cements the connection that is shared between sounds and letters, which aids in reading. Misspelling a word might seem like a minor mistake, but it can reflect very poorly on a writer.

Queen’s Valley School understands the significance of “spellings” in reading and writing. In an attempt to make memorizing spellings fun, the school organized ‘Wordsworth – a spelling competition’ for the students of class VII. The preliminary rounds were held on 20th November, 2018, in all the sections in their respective English period. All the students put their best foot forward and came extremely well prepared for the competition. The outcome definitely reflected their knowledge and confidence in the language.

One team, comprising three winners from every class, was selected for the final round which was held on 26th November, 2018. The winners from every class competed against each other with great enthusiasm. It was a fierce competition and the overall performance was commendable. It was held in the cultural hall and the audience applauded to support the finalists from their respective classes.

The final round of the competition was conducted in the form of a quiz, wherein the focus was on checking the knowledge and accuracy the students. There were questions based on homophones, jumbled letters, forming multiple words from a given set of alphabets and tricky spellings.

It was a fun filled learning experience for the participants, audience as well as organizers.

The Winners are:

Name

Class – Section

Position

Prashasti Upadhyay

Vanshika Yadav

Saibya Dhar

Aishna Kasliwal

 

VII D

 

I Position

Aaliya Shoeb

Asees Kaur

Megha Attri

 

VII F

 

II Position

 

 


22-11-2018: INTER CLASS NOUVELLE- Short Story Writing (XI)

If a story is in you, it has got to come out

                                                            William Faulkner

The importance of writing stems from the fact that writing is the primary basis upon which communication, history, record keeping, and art has begun. Writing is incredibly pliable and can be used to give information, an opinion, a question, or poetry. Words can take a bounty of forms within writing.

Creative writing allowsstudents to use their own imagination and experience to come up with a good story. It makes students think on a particular topic which is given by others.Stories also help to escape the humdrum, routine nature of life. Through story, one can pretend to be somebody else or go somewhere else, without taking on the risks. One can even do the impossible, like travel through time or explore the universe.

Human cultures have always reinforced societal norms via storytelling and story writing. Short stories are great for helping students develop plot and pacing. This allows the writer to focus on the important parts of a story, only telling the readers what they need to know in order to move the story along. Upholding the same notion, Nouvelle- Short Story Writing Competition for class XI was held on 22nd November 2018 wherein, the students were provided with a theme - ‘Health and Hygiene’ to base their story on. Students were specified to draft and write the story within 40 minutes and were judged on the basis of creativity, coherence, fluency, content, originality and expression.

WINNERS:

NAME

CLASS & SEC

POSITION

Akanksha Bharadwaj

XI E

I Position

Shaurya Singh Bhadauria

XI D

II Position

Dishita Kumari

XI D

III Position


22-11-2018: INTER CLASS VOCAB WIZARDS-Vocabulary Game(VI)

“THE BEST WAY TO LEARN A LANGUAGE IS TO SPEAK IT.”

-ANONYMOUS

Vocabulary helps us to find new words within a language and to make the language appear interesting. A good vocabulary can improve one’s public speaking skills. Having a large and vast vocabulary not only makes one’s speech interesting, but also helps one learn a language in a more comprehensive manner. If you wish to learn a language, it is mandatory to update your vocabulary on a regular basis. The best source to update  vocabulary is books.

To make the Queens enhance their vocabulary, Queen’s Valley School, took an initiative by organising the ‘Vocab Wizards Competition’ for Class 6. Students participated with great enthusiasm and duelled through the toughest words. The preliminary round was held on 22nd November and the students with the best of vocabulary skills were nominated to the final round which was held on 30th November. The competition was a wonderful learning source not only for the participants, but also for their peers.

The final round of the competition was conducted in the form of a quiz, wherein the focus was on checking the knowledge and accuracy the students. There were questions based on synonyms, antonyms, homophones and homonyms. The judges were impressed with the students for such great preparation and performance.  The efforts of both the students and the teachers were remarkable. An ultimate result of this initiative was augmentation in the vocabulary skills of the students. For the teachers, each student was a winner. 

The event was successful and as per the aspirations and expectations of the teachers, the students too relished the experience of competing with their comrades and learning many new and contemporary words and ultimately expanding their vocabulary skills.


 

 

Winners:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

HOUSE

POSITION

Adrija Bhandari

Yashika Solanki

Jiya Yadav

Vitasta Bakshi

Palak Prakash

Manchint Kaur

VI A

VI B

VI C

VI D

VI E

VI F

 

 

Courage

 

 

I Position

Tanisi Jalan

Sapna

Ashmita Karan

Rajshree Choudhary

Shubhangi Aparajita

Tanishka Gupta

VI A
VI B
VI C

VI D

VI E

VI F

 

 

Peace

 

 

 

 

 

II Position

 

 

 

Tanushka Jain

Lavanya Yadav

Divya Pandey

Guntaas Kaur

Naina

Avni Panwar

VI A
VI B
VI C
VI D
VI E
VI F

 

 

Integrity

 

 


20-11-2018: INTER CLASS DRAW & GUESS- PICTIONARY (V)

“Words are important. If you cannot say what you mean, you will never mean what you say. And you should always mean what you say.”
                                                                                                            - Peploe and Bertolucci  

Actions speak louder than words. At Queen’s Valley School, we believe in holistic development of the students. The students of class V played the game Pictionary as a part of the Literary month which is being observed at QVS. Pictionary Game is a guessing word game. In playing Pictionary, the students have to make their own pictures or drawings based on the English vocabulary which is shown on a card.

Pictionary can be used as excellent teaching tool for developing communication and creative thinking skills. It is suited to reinforce ideas in other subject matters for those students who are visual learners. It can develop and reinforce any number of facts, figures, or concepts. It focusses on creativity of the students. The players must not only be creative but also must choose sketches that will effectively communicate the association to the rest of their team and it is well suited for developing specific grammar and vocabulary skills.

Pictionary allows the students to be active in recalling English vocabulary by describing the vocabulary through their own drawings. It does not only boost students’ motivation to memorize and understand the meaning of vocabulary but also influences them to be the problem-solvers, to be active and independent learners, and helps them to be creative thinking learners. Furthermore, the students can also teach and learn from each other, and form good interaction with their friends.  The teams were selected after taking a prelim round in every section and three best students from each class were selected for the final round. The activity was a great success and everybody enjoyed it.

The following were declared as winners and were applauded for their efforts:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Harshita Menghani

Aanya Kashyap

Prakrity

 

V F

 

 

I Position

Ananya Singh

Mannat Singh

Vaishnavi Mehta

 

V G

 

 

II Position

Ananya Yadav

Diya Kapoor

Anushka Kapoor

 

V B

 

 

 

III Position

Aanya Adhikari

Himanshi Yadav

Rakshita Yadav

 

V E

 

 


19-11-2018: Inter Class ELQOUENCE-Debate (VIII)

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.

                                                                         -Joseph Joubert

Debate is the best way to give students a creative room to express what they feel. Participation in debate enables students to look at all sides of an argument and enhance their oratory skills as well. It also increases one’s knowledge, poise and self-esteem, giving rise to a completely developed, altered mind with new thoughts and the knowledge that they gain from it is simply unparalleled.

Queen’s Valley School has set a benchmark in conducting activities wherein the students learn to express their views and ideas, presenting them in the form of arguments. One such activity was Eloquence- an inter-class debate competition for class VIII on ­­­27th November,2018 in order to give the students a platform to put forward their arguments in a logical and methodical manner. The preliminary round for the same was conducted on 19th November, 2018.

The teams consisted of two speakers each and each team had to debate on one topic. Every team was well prepared and armed with statistics and data and they made their arguments more emphatic with the right facial expressions and gestures.

Winners:

Best Team:

Name

Class – Section

Position

Shrija Agarwal

Taru Singh

      VIII E

I Position

Lavanya Gupta

Anima Gangele

VIII C

II Position

 

Shreen Sharma

Shambhavi

VIII D

III Position

 

Best Speaker:

Name

Class – Section

Position

Taru singh

VIII E

     I Position

Shrija Agarwal

VIII E

II Position

 


16-11-2018: INTER CLASS WHAT’S THE GOOD WORD?- Identify the Word (IX)

“Words are the most inexhaustible source of magic. They are the raw materials of our craft.” - Anonymous

In order to make language effective, an important prerequisite is abundant vocabulary and word power. When one has an abundance of vocabulary, it becomes easier to express one’s thoughts and translate them into words. Any language has an enormous stock of words. With new words being added constantly, the stock of useable English words keeps growing.

Queen’s Valley School has set the benchmark for conducting activities in such a way that the students not just enjoy a lot but they also learn a great deal from them. With the same perspective in view, it conducted an inter-class competition ‘What’s the GoodWord?’ for the students of class 9th. Preliminary rounds were held and two students from each section were selected for the final round. 

The final competition had rounds like Word Ladder, Heal the Word, Hangman, etc, wherein participants were given clues, and they had to guess the correct word. The word power challenge provided students with essential building blocks for effective communication. Each student had a new word to share and competed enthusiastically.

It was a learning experience not just for the participants, but also for the audience, and the day concluded on a joyous note.

WINNERS:

NAME

CLASS - SECTION

POSITION

Nabhya Taya

Pitambra Shrivastava

IX D

I Position

Dimple Gupta

Rishika Bandyopadhyay

IX E

II Position

Shradha

Prajna Gon

IX C

III Position

 


16-11-2018: INTER CLASS TRIGGER THE IMAGINATION- Sentence Creation(IV)

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”

                                                                                                       -E. L. Doctorow


Writing skills are an important part of communication. Good writing skills allow you to communicate your message with clarity and ease to a far larger audience than through face-to-face or telephonic conversations.  Writing effectively is an art and a discipline. Sentences provide us with the framework for the clear written expression of our ideas. Correct grammar, punctuation and spellings play an important role in written communications. Sentence Creation Activities help in developing the writing skills and creativity of the students. They can be helpful for students of all age groups. Sentence Creation Activities also help in developing knowledge and understanding of grammar. Students with a command of effective sentence-building tend to produce the best writing.

 

So, keeping this in mind an Inter- Class ‘Trigger the Imagination- Sentence Creation’ Competition was organized for the students of Class IV as a part of Literary Month. Initially, a preliminary round was conducted in the respective English periods and accordingly the finalists were selected from each class. The final round of the competition was held on 16th November 2018.

The competition was a success. Our queens participated with full zeal and their imaginative skills added an edge to the competition. The event gave them a chance to showcase their skills. 

 

The winners are:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Rahini Upreti

Shreya Gupta

Yutika Mehra

IV F

I Position

Ishana Pathania

Palak Raghav

Swati Shokeen

IV E

 

II Position

Aishani Mukherjee

Ashlesha Kharb

Shreshtha Dandriyal

IV C

III Position

 


14-11-2018: Stick to the Script (III)

 “Handwriting is the shackle of the mind.”

Handwriting is an essential skill for children. Practicing handwriting is an incredibly important exercise for children, enabling them to develop fine motor skills and confidence. It activates the brain and contributes to reading fluency. Good handwriting is important as in all walks of life, people are judged by their handwriting.

Beautiful and neat hand writing is a skill. An English hand writing competition ‘Stick to the Script’ was organised at Queen’s Valley School on 14.11.2018 for Class 3. The objective of this competition was to strengthen awareness of the importance of neat legible handwriting and encourage students to improve their calligraphy skills. Students were encouraged to present their best hand writing.

The participants were given a particular passage to write in the given time.  Apart from the time limit, the students had to keep in mind letter formation, spellings and neatness in their presentation. One best effort was selected from each class. The competition brought out a beautiful connection between design and words of the students.  The queens participated with great enthusiasm and gave their best.

The Winners are:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Jannat Negi

III A

 

 

I Position

Vaibhavi

III B

Nehal Dev

III C

Mahima

III D

Charu Sisodiya

III E

Prachi Singh

III F

Prisha Mehrotra

III A

 

 

 

II Position

Mansi Gahlot

III B

Ananya Chatterji

III C

Lakshita

III C

Avani Rajvanshi

III D

Aaradhya Tripathi

III E

Siya Verma

III F

Prisha Bhatia

III A

 

 

 

III Position

Aarushi Maurya

III B

Palak Gahlot

III C

Divyanshi

III D

Samriddhi Rathaur

III E

Parul Kathpalia

III F


SPECIAL ASSEMBLY DIWALI - CLASS V G
05-11-2018: SPECIAL ASSEMBLY DIWALI - CLASS V G

“The greatest significance of Diwali is to light up new, bright and colourful dreams, fresh hopes and undiscovered ways.”

-Anonymous

Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, of good over evil and knowledge”. The much awaited and loved festival of lights, Diwali, was celebrated with traditional fervour at QVS on Monday, 5th November 2018.

The students of grade V-G presented a special assembly on this festive occasion, and apprised the audience about the festival, which marks the triumph of light over darkness and the beginning of the Hindu New Year. They highlighted the significance of this important day when Rama had returned to Ayodhya after 14 years in exile, in honour of his return, people decorated their houses with earthen lamps and diyas.

The students showcased the spirit of Diwali through a short skit in which students dressed up as various characters from the Ramayana and depicted Lord Ram's return to Ayodhya after vanquishing Ravana in a battle. The dance performed in colourful costumes and foot tapping music, highlighted the festivity and good cheer of the festival.

The programme concluded with the message to the students to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali and refrain themselves from burning crackers so as to create a clean environment for all living beings.

The importance of green crackers and the problem of pollution were also highlighted.


31-10-2018: Inter Class CARNIVAL CREATURES- Puppet Making(V)

"Free the child’s potential and you will transform them into the world” – Maria Montessori

 

Creativity is characterised by the ability to present mentally visualized concepts into reality by adding strength to their natural abilities which enhances confidence, teamwork and productivity.

 

To encourage creativity amongst our students, a Puppet Making Competition was organized for class V at Queen’s Valley School on 31 October, 2018. The students participated in the competition and the enthusiasm showcased by the children was appreciable. The aim of conducting the activity was to develop and enhance creativity of students. The beautiful imagination was transformed into concrete reality through fabulous work created by children. The fun filled competition also encouraged craftsmanship of our queens.

 

The Winners are:

 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Shivani Yadav

Ashita Solanki

V C

V E

I Position

Anahita H

Kritika Satija

V B

V G

II Position

Meenal Raghav

V A

III Position

 


31-10-2018: Inter Class CALLIGRAFFITI – The Art of Hand Lettering (IX-X)

 

Education in arts is an integral part of the development of every student. Those who have studied learning processes throughout the ages, beginning with Plato, have emphasized the importance of the arts in the education process. It provides learners with benefits such as promoting self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity. 

To help our queens become sustained and self-directed learners, QVS organised an Inter-Class Calligraffiti competition for the students of class IX-X on 29th and 31st October 2018.

“Calligraffiti is an art form that uses ink and a brush to express the very souls of words on paper.” 

It  is a combination of calligraphy and graffiti. Keeping in mind the significance of healthy mind and body, all the participants were asked to write slogans based on the theme ‘Health and Hygiene’. Students penned some remarkable slogans which looked all the more fascinating in the letters they were carved.  

All the participants took the competition by storm and came up with some noteworthy slogans. The elegance and amalgamation of calligraphy and graffiti made the slogans look very refined. Their work of art turned into a beautiful connection- a juxtaposition- between design and words. All the students displayed their artistic skills and participated with great enthusiasm and fervour. It proved to be a fantastic event with an overwhelming response from the participants.

The winners are as follows:

 

NAME

CLASS

POSITION

Ila Arun Marwaha

Shagun Naik

Ritwika Nandi

IX E

X E

X B

I

Shreya

Avni Bhardwaj

Ipsha Singh

Neeti Singh

IX B

IX D

X E

X D

II

Nehal

Saumya

Sneha Bhatt

Dhimahi Doshi

IX C

IX C

X A

X D

III

 


31-10-2018: Inter House – Volleyball (VI-XII)

“The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.”

-Erik H. Erikson

Sports and games are ways of enhancing children's mental and physical growth. Sports help the students in character building and provide the energy and strength. In order to make the students learn problem-solving and strategize along with their physical and mental growth, an Inter-house Volleyball competition was organized on the 31.10.2018 at Queen's Valley School. This tournament helped the students to improve their motor skills and help them build social skills. It taught them to develop true sportsmanship spirit by having respect for other players and being gracious not only in losing but in winning as well. They not only learned the importance of Healthy Physical Development but also to be independent and self-reliant.

The students from classes VI to XII participated with enthusiasm and learned to deal with situations on their own, handle emergencies, negotiate setbacks and unfamiliar conditions, sans adult supervision which instils confidence and makes them better equipped to tackle life situations later on. The first semi-final match was played between the students of the Courage House and the Integrity House and the second semi-final match was played between the students of the Peace House and the Truth House.

In the semi-finals, Courage House had to compete with Integrity and Peace House was made to compete with Truth House. They were judged on the basis of points scored.

Winner: Peace House

Name

Class - Section

Aarushi Negi

Anushka Singh

Garima

Harshita Solanki

Rishika Bandyopadhyay

Srishti Sharma

Simran Gahlot

VIII F

VIII F

IX D

IX E

IX E

X A

XII A


30-10-2018: Inter Class LIVE IT, SKETCH IT, SHARE IT- Doodle For Quintessence(XI-XII)

Draw constantly, freely, searchingly, courageously, experimentally, lovingly. Forever draw because what you put down is the measure of what you have seen. The more you draw, the more you will see.” - Robert Fawcett

Art expression is a unique way of linking imagination and creativity with the shades and tints of life experiences. One such art form is doodling that can be described as the spontaneous act of drawing to unleash creativity through graphic images. It produces expressive insight as the mind starts to engage with visual language and develop neurological access that at times, may not be achievable in a linguistic mode. Idle doodling can free up short and long-term memory, improve content retention and increase attention span. It even changes one’s state of mind as it is a calming activity that can help people go from a frazzled state to a more focused one.

To tap into the creative energy of the students, QVS organized the competition ‘Live It, Sketch It, Share It’on 30/10/18.  The students of Class XI and XII were encouraged to create doodles for the sixth edition of the school magazine ‘Quintessence’, highlighting the theme ‘Health and Hygiene’ through their contributions.Their submissions ranged from simple drawings with concrete representational meaning to random and abstract portrayals. With extensive use of micron pens and graphite pencils, the students etched their ideas into tangible forms, and showcased exceptional artistry. The aim of the competition was to help students sit back and let their mind and thoughts flow, and access a creativity that their verbal mind might label as irrelevant or off-task.

The winners are as follows:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Jaishree Rana

Renuka Rana

Shaurya Singh Bhadauria

Kanika

XI  B

XI D

XI D

XII A

I Position

Charu Janghu

Nandini Dagar

XI A

XI A

II Position

Himanshi Vats

Anju Balhara

XI B

XI D

III Position

 

 


29-10-2018: Inter Class THE JOY OF SHARDS-Mosaic Work (VII)

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

-Anonymous

The history of mosaic work can be traced back to the Mesopotamian Civilization in the 3rd millennium B.C. Mosaic work, ideally, is putting together small pieces of stone or glass known as shards to create a piece of art.

Following this concept, our students from class VII participated in a mosaic work competition called “The Joy of Shards”, which was conducted on October 29, 2018. Students showcased their creativity by replicating this mosaic effect on A3 sized sheets using a unique style of drawing and colouring. Squares with the dimensions of 2cmx2cm were drawn all over the sheet leaving a gap of 0.5 cm around each square. The students drew beautiful pictures based on the theme ‘Healthy Food Habits’. The drawings were confined to the squares, keeping the gaps between them blank. The beautifully coloured and highlighted images gave an amazing mosaic look to the drawing.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity, while the judges had a really difficult time deciding who deserved the winning title.

The winners are:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Pragya Singh

VII A

I Position

Reva Singh

Arnika Solanki

VII E

VII C

II Position

Asmita Banerjee

Shreya Dahiya

Navya Sharma

VII C

VII A

VII E

 

III Position

 


26-10-2018: SPECIAL ASSEMBLY - CLASSES VII C AND VII D

भाषाराष्ट्रीयभावनाकीअभिव्यक्तिकासरलतमस्त्रोतहै |’

हिंदीभारतीयसंस्कृतिकीआत्माहै |

 

जैसा कि हम सब जानते हैं कि भाषा भावों की अभिव्यक्ति है | प्रत्येक भाषा को बोलने एवं लिखने के विशेष नियम होते हैं जिनका पालन करना आवश्यक है | साथ ही किसी भी देश की भाषा उस देश के गौरव एवं उन्नति का प्रतीक होती है | इसी को दर्शाने के लिए क्वींस वैली के रंगमंच पर दिनांक 26.10.18 को विशेष बालसभा का आयोजन किया गया जिसका शीर्षक था - ‘भाषा का शुद्धिकरण |’ इसमें कक्षा सातवीं ‘स’ तथा ‘ड’ की छात्राओं ने उत्साहपूर्वक भाग लिया | इसमें भाषा के शुद्धिकरण हेतु व्याकरण के विभिन्न विषयों के बारे में नाटक के रूप में जानकारी दी गई | इस नाटक में छात्रों द्वारा व्यवहार में की जाने वाली भाषा संबंधी त्रुटियों को दर्शाया गया तथा सही रूप देने का प्रयास किया गया | सभी छात्राओं ने ध्यानपूर्वक देखा तथा कार्यक्रम का आनंद उठाया | अत में राष्ट्रीय गान द्वारा कार्यक्रम का समापन किया गया |

 

 

 

 

 

 


25-10-2018: Inter Class MASTERSTROKES TO MASTERPIECES-Poster Making (III)

“Designing posters, is not only a commercial pursuit but also a philosophical endeavor.”

Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. It is a visual presentation of information.

An effective poster shows not tells. It expresses your points in graphical terms. Posters are designed to attract the attention of passers-by. Poster making provides a unique platform to a person to think in a creative way and generate many ideas.

A healthy habit is any behavior that benefits our physical, mental, and emotional health. These habits improve our overall well-being and make us feel good. They are hard to develop and often require changing our mindset. To bring out the creative expression of the students and also to gauge their awareness quotient, Poster Making Competition on the topic- HEALTHY HABITS was organised at Queen’s Valley School on 25th October 2018. The students expressed their views and thoughts about the Healthy Habits by drawing, writing slogans and quotes. One could see and feel the enthusiasm that the students had in their presentation. This activity was organized to explore and encourage creativity among students and offer them a platform to showcase their skills.

The students displayed their artistic skills through an array of posters on the given topics. The queens designed some really attractive posters. It was an enriching experience for the participants where they picked up a few healthy habits.

The Winners are:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Neha Sharma

III F

I Position

Debangshi Dutta

Vaibhavi

III B

III B

II Position

Shambhavi Bisht

Aarushi Maurya

Devyana Negi

III A

III B

III D

III Position

 


23-10-2018: Inter Class MYRIADS HUES – Rangoli on CD (IV)

 

“Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.”

-         Wassily Kandinsky

 

Rangoli is derived from the Sanskrit word rangavalli’Rangoli is an art which precedes sculpture and painting. It is both an auspicious and a preliminary necessity in any religious ritual. It is a custom to draw rangoli at the site of any auspicious religious ritual. The two aims of drawing rangoli are revelation of beauty and the acquisition of auspiciousness. The forms drawn in a rangoli are symbolic. Design depictions may also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore, and practices that are unique to each area. Although the designs make the area look beautiful, the actual purpose goes far beyond mere decoration as rangoli designs are considered the harbingers of good fortune and divine blessings.

 

Teaching students the art of making rangoli designs helps in developing their motor skills. They also explore a form of art that is used for religious purposes and as a decorative greeting. So, keeping this in mind an Inter Class ‘Rangoli on CD’ Competition was organized for the students of class IV as a part of Arty Crafty Month. Students made beautiful rangoli designs on CDs using coloured stones, studs, pistachio shells, buttons, acrylic/fabric paints, petals, flowers etc. The preliminary round for the competition was conducted in the respective Art periods.  The final round of the competition was held on 23rd October 2018.

 

The Winners are:

 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

 

Palak Raghav

 

IV E

 

I Position

 

Vanshika Thakur

Saanvi Kalra

 

 

IV C

IV D

II Position

 

Padmakshi Sharma

Reet

Insha

 

IV A

IV B

IV F

III Position

 


23-10-2018: Inter Class Lines ‘n’ Curves – Stick Figures (VI)

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”

– Thomas Merton

A stick figure is a very simple drawing of a person, composed of a few lines, curves and dots. Stick figures help us to capture stories in a memorable way.

They are simple to draw and can be created on the spot. They create enthusiasm and trigger imagination and the learner’s involvement. They add a visual context to new words taught, thus enabling students to understand and remember new words and concept in a better way.

Art connects what words cannot. Keeping the same ideal at the forefront, QVS conducted Lines ‘n’ Curves – Stick Figures Competition for sections of Class VI. The main thrust was towards stirring the imagination and providing a pedestral for innovation and exploration.

Our Queens enthusiastically took part and let their imagination run wild to create absolute magic. It was indeed a successful event and a memorable one too as our students proudly displayed their works and posed happily.

The winners are:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Alaya Farooqui

VI F

I Position

Anushka Yadav

VI D

II Position

Shirin Moza

Vanshika Yadav

VI B

VI E

III Position

 


23-10-2018: Inter Class – YOGA (III-XII)

Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”

Amit Ray

The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ meaning to yoke, join or unite. This implies joining or integrating all aspects of the individual. Yoga is usually seen as a physical practice and does offer many health benefits including greater strength and flexibility. But the main goal of yoga is to unite the body, mind, and soul. Yoga is a communion of the human soul with the Supreme Soul. Such a spiritual union empowers a human to overcome lust, anger and ego and live a virtuous life with spiritual awareness and compassion.

Yoga is not just about working out; it’s about a healthy lifestyle. The practice of yoga allows students to find stillness in a world consumed with chaos. Peace and tranquility achieved through focused training appeals to everyone. Yoga helps relieve stress and declutters the mind, helping people to become more focused. But yoga as a holistic practice was seen as a tool to facilitate inner peace, Self-realisation and mental purification. Yoga isn't just exercise; it's a state of mind. All over the world, those who consider yoga to be a set of bodily and breathing exercises aiming at body-mind well-being are more than the number of people who consider yoga to be a spiritual journey.  This is the main idea behind motivating the students of QVS to take up yoga as their daily exercise routine.

On 23rd October, 2018, Queens Valley School organized an inter-class yoga competition for classes III -XII. They performed a very well choreographed routine of twelve different asanas in various positions (standing, sitting and lying down) set on a melodious background musical track in a scintillating synchronized sequence with amazing dexterity. Each one of their asanas got a big round of applause when they managed to change and hold their positions and postures with absolute grace and poise. They were judged on the basis of their skills to perform these difficult asanas in proper sync with music and their partner.


22-10-2018: Inter Class BRUSHSTROKES-Page Designing(VIII)

This world is but a canvas to our imagination’

-          Henry David Thoreau

Art makes us more human; it helps us to communicate in a different, personal language. It acts as a stimulus for creative minds and improves expression. The famous artist Ansel Adams said-“You don't take a photograph, you make it”. To explore the creative potential in the budding artists, Queen’s Valley School organised Brushstrokes – Page Designing Competition for sections of class VIII. The students exhibited their artistic flair as they eagerly displayed their vivid ideas and hidden talents on sheets. The queens’ creativity exploded in every piece of art and their creations were analysed by the QVS art mentors. The students had hands-on authentic learning experience with paints and brushes.

 

The inputs and the effort made by the students in ­­­the competition taught them priceless morals of life like punctuality, teamwork and cooperation.

The level of zeal and confidence exhibited by the students was extraordinary and the enthusiasm displayed in the competition was commendable.

The following participants emerged as victors:

 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Ayushi Tripathi

VIII B

I Position

Shivi Sharma

VIII D

II Position

Khwahish Pandey

VIII F

III Position

 


12-10-2018: RAMLEELA

 

Special assembly on Ramleela is one of the most awaited events here at Queen’s Valley School. Dussehra is a popular festival among children. Its significance lies in its moral value. It teaches us that good triumphs over evil. Several stories are often recited by grandparents from Ramayana to instil the values of respect, friendship and immortal love. To present Ramleela in all its extravagance, the Queens of class V showcased their theatrical skills and won the hearts of the audience.

 

Ram is considered an ideal husband and Sita, an ideal wife. The marriage of Ram and Sita was celebrated with great pomp and show by the Queens of class V-A with their special assembly on the episode- Ram Vivah. The episode of Ram Vanvas showed the sorrowful exile of Ram and Sita to the jungle and was presented by the Queens of class V-B. The episode of Sita Haran that marks the initiation of the war between Lord Rama and Ravana because of the abduction of Sita by Ravana using inappropriate means was presented by the Queens of class V-C. The adventures of mighty Hanuman and his successful search of Sita across the ocean were depicted in the episode of Sundar Kaand by the Queens of class V-D. And finally the victory of good over evil, that is, Rama over Ravana was presented by the Queens of classes V-E and V-F in the final episode of Ravan Vadh. The assembly ended on a note that calls the attention of all the women today, which is, the need to learn self- defence and be self-sufficient.The students donned costumes as per their roles and delivered their dialogues with voice modulation and intonation. The assemblies were truly a treat to watch and an inspiration to overcome all of one’s fears by facing them.

 

Keeping in view the environmental and health hazards caused by burning of effigies, Green Dussehra was adopted and celebrated. It was appreciated by all with a loud applause. There was no burning of effigies or crackers. Let’s pledge to celebrate festivals in an eco-friendly manner.

 

  

 


10-10-2018: BEHES EVENT REPORT

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than settle a question without debating it.” – Joseph Joubert

Debate and divergence of views enrich our history and culture. Debating is definitely a brain tickler, and this time the debate competition certainly tested the mettle and resolve of some of the school’s finest debaters.

A mini debate round was held in Queen’s Valley School in association with Behes, a non-profit organisation committed to the vision of building an all-India platform for young students to express themselves and debate some engaging and relevant topics through the free-flowing debating format.

It was a four-day event divided into a two-day workshop, followed by two-day competition rounds. Each team had three speakers and had a face off round against each other, debating to argue for and against a motion.

Points were awarded based on three parameters:

·       Manner – an assessment of expression, language, confidence, and body language.

·       Matter – testing of their knowledge and the relevance and depth of the content.

·       Method – evaluating the technique used in structuring the content in a logical way.

All the students put their best foot forward. It was a learning experience for the participants as well as the audience.


09-10-2018: वर्ग पहेली प्रतियोगिता (III)

 

 

 

 

 

 

राष्ट्रभाषा हिंदी है जहाँ , हमारी स्वतंत्रता है वहाँ

 

राष्ट्रीय एकता और राष्ट्र के स्थायित्व के लिए राष्ट्र भाषा एक अनिवार्य अंग है| राष्ट्र भाषा प्रत्येक देश की उन्नति के लिए महत्वपूर्ण है| किसी भी भाषा को राष्ट्र भाषा का रूप तभी दिया जा सकता है जब उसमें एक भाषा के सभी गुण विद्यमान हों| यह अनिवार्य गुण हैं- सर्वव्यापकता, प्रचुर साहित्य रचना, सरलता, स्पष्टता, वैज्ञानिकता आदि| यह सभी गुण हमारे देश की राष्ट्र भाषा हिंदी में प्रचुर मात्रा में हैं| हिन्दी भाषा का क्षेत्र बहुत ही व्यापक है तथा इस व्यापकता का ज्ञान हमें वर्तनी द्वारा ही प्राप्त हो सकता है| वर्तनी द्वारा हमारे मस्तिष्क में शब्द भंडार की वृद्धि होती है| भाषा ही मनुष्य के व्यवहारिक पक्ष को दर्शाती है|

 

                        वर्तनी ज्ञान के महत्व को आगे बढ़ाने के लिए क्वीस वैली विद्यालय द्वारा कक्षा तीसरी की छात्राओं के लिए वर्ग पहेली प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन विद्यालय के प्रागंण में दिनांक २०-०९-१८ को किया गया| जिसमें सभी छात्राओं ने शोभनीय प्रदर्शन किया| छात्राओं के उत्साह और मनोबल ने प्रतियोगिता को सफल बनाया|

 

प्रतियोगिता का परिणाम इस प्रकार रहा :-

 

नाम

कक्षा

स्थान

सौम्य सक्सेना

तीसरी – द

प्रथम

अक्षिता गोयल

तीसरी – अ

द्वितीय

मिष्का सक्सेना

तीसरी – द

तृतीय

 

 

 


28-09-2018: पात्र परिचय प्रतियोगिता ( IV )

कुछ बनने के लिए सपने मत देखो

बल्कि कुछ महान करने के लिए सपने देखो |

 

उपर्युक्त पंक्तियाँ हमारे वर्तमान प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा लिखी गई है |

भारत एक महान देश है | भारत की पवित्र भूमि पर अनेक महापुरुषों ने जन्म लिया | इन महान व्यक्तियों के चरित्र ने देश में अनेक आदर्शों का निर्माण किया | चाहे देश भक्ति की भावना हो या ज्ञान का क्षेत्र हो, प्रत्येक क्षेत्र में इन महान व्यक्तियों ने कुछ नया कर दिखाया |

ऐसे ही महान व्यक्तियों के चरित्र से छात्राओं को परिचित कराने के उद्देश्य से   ‘ क्वींस वैली स्कूल ’ अपने प्रांगण में ‘ पात्र परिचय प्रतियोगिता ’ का आयोजन २८-९-२०१८ को किया गया था | छात्राओं ने इस प्रतियोगिता में बढ‍-चढ कर भाग लिया | छात्राओं ने महात्मा गाँधी, इंदिरा गाँधी, अब्दुल कलाम, रानी लक्ष्मीबाई आदि जैसे चरित्रों को वेशभूषा एंव हाव भाव के साथ प्रस्तुत किया | उनका यह प्रयास सराहनीय रहा | उनके उत्साह और मनोबल ने प्रतियोगिता को सफल बनाया |

 

नाम

कक्षा

स्थान

सिया ओझा

 

चौथी स

 

प्रथम स्थान

 

एशानी मुखर्जी

 

चौथी स

 

द्वितीय स्थान

 

राहिनी उप्रेती

 

चौथी फ

 

तृतीय स्थान

 

 


14-09-2018: कविता वाचन प्रतियोगिता

"मान -सम्मान, जय-पराजयकाबखानकरतीहैकविता ,

आँखोंसेबहतेअश्रुहृदयकीकरुणपुकारहैकविता ,

समसामयिकसमस्याओंकादर्पणहैकविता ,

प्रकृतिकीसुंदरताकोशब्दोंमेंबाँधनेकागुणहैकविता |"

 

कविता मानव मन में उठने वाली विभिन्न भावनाओं और अनुभूतियों का साक्षय बनती है | कविता को साहित्य की आत्मा कहा जाता है | कवि अपनी लेखनी द्वारा समाज प्रकृति के चित्रण को शब्दबद्ध करता है |

हिंदी भारत के मान - सम्मान का प्रतीक है | हिंदी के महत्त्व को बढ़ावा देने के लिए “क्वींस वैली विद्यालय” के प्रांगण में 14 सितंबर,2018 को हिंदी दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में कविता वाचन प्रतियोगिता” का आयोजन किया गया, जिसमें कक्षा पाँचवीं की छात्राओं ने बढ़- चढ़कर हिस्सा लिया | प्रतियोगियों ने विभिन्न विषयों पर हावभाव सहित कविता पाठ किया | साथ ही साथ श्रोताओं ने भी तालियाँ बजाकर  प्रतियोगियों को प्रोत्साहित किया | छात्राओं के उत्साह उमंग ने प्रतियोगिता को सफल बनाया | निर्णायकगण के निर्णयानुसार प्रतियोगिता के परिणाम इस प्रकार हैं -

  

नाम

कक्षा

स्थान

खनक

पाँचवीं डी

प्रथम

शिवानी यादव

पाँचवीं सी

द्वितीय

गुनिका यादव

पाँचवी जी

तृतीय


12-09-2018: संस्कृत श्लोकोच्चारण प्रतियोगिता (VI-VIII)

                           यादेवीसर्वभूतेषु, शक्तिरूपेणसंस्थिता |

                   नमस्तस्यैनमस्तस्यैनमस्तस्यैनमोनमः ||

        संस्कृत भाषा सभी भाषाओं की जननी है | संस्कृत श्लोकों एवं मंत्रों का हमारी भारतीय संस्कृति में विशेष स्थान रहा है | मंत्रोच्चारण एवं श्लोकोच्चारण से मन को शांति तो मिलती ही है, साथ ही इनके उच्चारण से भाषा में स्पष्टता भी आती है| सभी अवसरों पर परिस्थिति अनुसार श्लोकों एवं मंत्रों का जाप किया जाता है |

 

क्वींस वैली विद्यालय के प्रांगण में दिनांक 12 सितम्बर 2018 को संस्कृत श्लोकोच्चारण प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया | इस प्रतियोगिता में कक्षा छठी से आठवीं तक की छात्राओं ने बहुत उत्साह एवं रुचि के साथ भाग लिया | प्रतियोगिता का आरंभ मंगलाचरण से हुआ | तदनंतर श्लोक प्रतियोगिता प्रारंभ की गई | छात्राओं द्वारा प्रस्तुत श्लोकों का मूल्यांकन लयबद्धता, उच्चारण, आत्मविश्वास, विषय-वस्तु तथा हाव-भाव के आधार पर किया गया |             

 

                     सुखार्थिनः कुतोविद्या नास्ति विद्यार्थिनः सुखम् ।

                    सुखार्थी वा त्यजेद् विद्यां विद्यार्थी वा त्यजेत् सुखम् ॥

 

अर्थात्- सुख चाहने वाले यानि मेहनत से जी चुराने वालों को विद्या कहाँ मिल सकती है और विद्यार्थी को सुख यानि आराम नहीं मिल सकता | सुख की चाहत रखने वाले को विद्या का और विद्या पाने वाले को सुख का त्याग कर देना चाहिए|

        

सभी श्रोताओं ने ध्यानपूर्वक श्लोकों को सुना तथा विभिन्न श्लोकों को जानने का प्रयास किया | समस्त वातावरण सुरम्य हो गया | अन्य छात्राओं में भी प्रोत्साहन की भावना जागृत हुई | अंत में प्रतियोगिता के परिणाम सुनाए गए, जो इस प्रकार हैं -


 

 

 

नाम

कक्षा

स्थान

आँइंड्रिला सरकार

याशिका उपाध्याय

श्रेया दहिया

देविका बिष्ट

मानसी सोलंकी

षष्ठी स

षष्ठी ब

सप्तमी अ

अष्टमी ब

अष्टमी ब

 

 

प्रथम स्थान

प्रज्ञा वत्स

रिया यादव

शुभी श्रीवास्तव

षष्ठी ब

सप्तमी ब

अष्टमी अ

 

द्वितीय स्थान

शाम्भवी अग्रवाल

कंगना अहलावत

रिद्धिमा गोयल

वेदिका

षष्ठी अ

सप्तमी ब

सप्तमी ब

अष्टमी अ

 

तृतीय स्थान

 


WORKSHOP ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT

WORKSHOP ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT
11-09-2018: WORKSHOP ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT

“The secret of crises management is not good vs. bad, its preventing the bad from getting worse.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                             -Andy Gilman

Disaster Management refers to the administration of resources and fixing responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies. These processes may be defined as preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters. What is most important for successful disaster management at all levels is to increase awareness, develop action plans and practise them.

Queen’s Valley School strives to make its students, teachers and other staff members aware and upgraded regarding disasters through various safeguards and campaigns. In continuation of the school’s vigorous and on-going endeavours to create consciousness among students about Disaster Management, a mock drill was organized on 11th September, 2018 for the students of classes VI-VIII in the school ground. It was followed by a workshop based on the technique to operate the ‘Fire Fighting Equipment’. The spokesperson, Mr. Sajjan Kumar, Fire Safety Counsellor from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) initiated the session with a few first-aid tips on how to deal with simple accidents, such as trips or slips, that are commonly found in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of school life and which are capable of causing serious injuries and worse.

The counsellor also shared simple and easy ways to follow safety tips, explained the functioning of a fire extinguisher and talked about the DOs and DON’Ts regarding possibilities of fire. Students and teachers were called on to operate the fire-extinguishers independently so as to have hands on experience of their functioning. He also spoke on the need to watch out for warning signs and practise safeguards to prevent occurrence of incidents that may range from inconvenient to life-threatening. The session proved to be informative and an imperative lesson on life-saving skills as it made the students and staff aware about the Fire Fighting rescue operation and its procedure.

 

 

 


11-09-2018: बुनो कहानी (VI-VIII)

"हिन्दी भाषा" हिन्दुस्तान की शान है| हिन्दी भाषा में गंगा-सी तरलता और पवित्रता है तो हिमालय-सी सजीव अडिग भी है| अन्य भाषाओं की अपेक्षा हिन्दी भाषा का कलेवर प्राचीनतम एवं विशाल है| हिंदी दिवस के उपलक्ष्य पर क्वींस वैली विद्यालय के रंगमंच पर बुनो कहानी प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया | इस प्रतियोगिता में कक्षा छठी से आठवीं तक की छात्राओं ने बड़े उत्साह के साथ भाग लिया |

 

हिंदी दिवस की सामान्य जानकारी देते हुए प्रतियोगिता का प्रारंभ किया गया| छात्राओं ने आकर्षित वेशभूषाओं के साथ कहानी का नाट्य प्रस्तुतीकरण किया | तत्पश्चात् हाव- भाव, प्रस्तुतीकरण, उच्चारण एवं आत्मविश्वास के आधार पर मूल्यांकन किया गया | अंत में निर्णायकगण द्वारा निर्णय घोषित गया |


 

 

नाम

कक्षा

स्थान

 

प्राची दहिया

चेतना सौलंकी

रिधिमा पाण्डेय

मौली सदाना

साक्षी सौलंकी

दीया अहलावत

 

आठवीं ब

आठवीं स

आठवीं द

आठवीं अ

आठवीं ई

आठवीं एफ

प्रथम स्थान

 

 

विक्टोरिया गौतमपाल

श्रेया दहिया

एशना कासलीवाल

कोमल कुमारी

अस्मिता बैनर्जी

अनन्या शर्मा

 

सातवीं ब

सातवीं अ

सातवीं द

सातवीं ई

सातवीं स

सातवीं एफ

द्वितीय स्थान

 

शाईना श्रेष्ठ

हर्षिता यादव

गीत गिल

निलाक्षी चन्द्रा

महक पाण्डेय

प्रज्ञा वत्स

छठी अ

छठी स

छठी एफ

छठी ई

छठी द

छठी ब

तृतीय स्थान

 

 

 


11-09-2018: INTER CLASS TABLE TENNIS (IV-XI)

 " Learn from your defeat and you'll be a winner"

Education without sport is incomplete. The significance of sports in a child’s life cannot be overlooked. It facilitates the development of a child’s mind and body. It fosters team spirit, discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, sacrifice, accountability and encourages the development of social skills. Practicing sport also helps the child to become increasingly autonomous and attain higher self-esteem. It instills confidence to resolve problems and face challenges. 
Table tennis is a fun-filled physical activity, which is easy to play but difficult to master. Table tennis improves hand and eye-co-ordination and stimulates mental alertness.

 

Keeping this in mind, Queen’s Valley School organized an Inter-class Table Tennis Competition for classes IV-XI. The competition was conducted on 11 and 12 September 2018. The queens participated with great zeal and enthusiasm. They maintained the sportsmanship spirit throughout the game. The spectators enjoyed the game and appreciated the effort by cheering their friends. 

 

WINNERS:

 

NAME

CLASS – SECTION

POSITION

Saanvi Tanwar

Sweekriti

Manya Singh

Anjana

Darshdeep Kaur

Akshita Aggrwal

Pranati Naithani

IV C

V D

VI F

VII C

VIII D

IX E

X C

                I POSITION

 

Atulika Mahalik

Rahi Bhalerao

Aadhya Kapoor

Meghna Yadav

Niharika Mishra

Ananya Batra

Teeya Ojha

IV D

V A

VI B

VII E

VIII B

IX C

X C

II Position

 


07-09-2018: स्वरचित कविता लेखन प्रतियोगिता (IX-X)

भावों का ज्वार जब अपनी अभिव्यक्ति मुद्राएँ खोजता है तो कविता का जन्म होता है |

जीवन में तथा आस पास के वातावरण में समस्याएँ सदैव से रही हैं और मानव को अपने तरीके से झकझोरती भी रही हैं फिर उनका रूप भलेही कुछ भी रहा हो | ये समस्याएँ प्रकृति से जुड़ी हों या आर्थिक उतार-चढ़ाव से अथवा स्वास्थ्य से, विद्यार्थी मन उससे अछूता कैसे रह सकता है और जब कक्षा नवीं और दसवीं की छात्राओं को अभिव्यक्ति का अवसर मिलातो उन्होंने उपरोक्त समस्याओं पर अपनी वैचारिक अभिव्यक्ति को “स्वरचित कविता लेखन प्रतियोगिता” मेंहर्षोंल्लास से सुंदर ढंग से प्रस्तुत किया|

प्रतियोगिता का परिणाम निम्नलिखित है |

नाम

कक्षा

स्थान

चेष्टा दीक्षित

खुशी यादव

नवीं ‘ब’

दसवीं ‘ई’

प्रथम स्थान

नितिज्ञा आयूषि झा

लावन्या

इशिका

नवीं ‘अ’

नवीं ‘ड’

दसवीं ‘ब’

द्वितीय स्थान

 

 

नेहा गहलोत

सौम्या

दसवीं ‘स’

नवीं ‘स’

तृतीय स्थान

 


CLASS X - Jaago Grahak Jaago- Advertisement Making

CLASS X - Jaago Grahak Jaago- Advertisement Making
31-08-2018: CLASS X - Jaago Grahak Jaago- Advertisement Making

Jago Grahak Jago is an initiative of the Government of India, aiming to protect consumers against exploitation and malpractices in the market and spread awareness about consumer rights. The market agencies exploit consumers as they are ignorant of their rights. Thus, it is imperative to inculcate the habit of checking the product thoroughly before buying and take the cash memo after making purchases.  

At Queen’s Valley School, we strive to create an environment for integrated education by integrating mainstream subjects like Social Science with real life situation. We aim to work towards setting a platform for the students to learn the importance of being careful and aware as a consumer.

In order to spread the word of Consumer Rights and Consumer Solidarity, a Consumer awareness drive was organised on 31st August, 2018 where the students of class X prepared interesting advertisements to create consumer awareness. Wide ranging issues were touched by the queens to create awareness for defective and fake products, artificial scarcity (hoarding), adulteration, black marketing, false information and so on.

It was an event that helped create consumer awareness at the grass root level. Students researched thoroughly to develop an insight about consumer rights to prepare their Jago Grahak Jago advertisements. Their in-depth understanding of the issue was reflected in their innovative presentations. The queens made great efforts to make their ideas reach the consumer and introspect the true cause of consumer exploitation and means to overcome this problem. The activity proved to be immensely successful and was appreciated by all.

The winners are:


 

 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSTION

Akshita Bhatt, Gurpreet Kaur, 

Ipsha Singh, Netra Kishan,

Shagun Naik, Sherya Shakya

X E

I Position

Khushi Yadav, Prerna Chhikara, Sania, Sona, 

Tanisha Yadav, Varshita Rana

X C

II Position

Drishti Yadav, Jiya Yadav,

Kirti Gupta, Laveena, 

Sahib Mehar Kaur Gill

X B

III Position

 

 


31-08-2018: CLASS VII - INTER CLASS RIVETING VERSE – SCIENCE THROUGH POETRY

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

-          Robert Frost

Poetry is the rhythmic creation of beauty in words. It is a long-lasting art. Poetry is created from the creator’s soul, it feeds on emotions and squeezes out every ounce of creativity. Children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, feelings and the music of words.To promote this creativity among students, an Inter-Class Science Poetry Writing Competition was organized on 31August, 2018 for class VII. Children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, feelings and the music of words. The children got an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings, and weave them into words and expressions.

 

The prelims paved the way for the best ones from each section into the finals. The queens participated enthusiastically in the competition and gave the judges a tough time in selecting the winners. The winners were selected on the basis of writing skills, thematic relevance, content and presentation.

The winners are as follows-

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Bharti

VII E

I Position

Sanvi Bajpai

VII A

II Position

Ditya Kaushal

Ananya Sharma

VII C

VII F

III Position

 


31-08-2018: SPECIAL ASSEMBLY - PANCHATANTRA KA JANAK (VII A AND VII B)

“Even in bad times, A man should not lose hope, For by making an effort, He can certainly find a solution.”                                                                                                                          ― Vishnu Sharma

The school assembly is one of the most important aspects of a school’s curriculum. Its potential to nurture a positive school ethos that stresses care for the self, others and the pursuit of all forms of excellence should not be underestimated. It powerfully nutures the development of intrapersonal intelligence. It can make a positive contribution to a pupil’s self-development and therefore be at the heart of raising achievement and standards. It makes children confident and helps them to conquer their stage fear. Keeping this in mind, a special assembly was conducted for class VII - A and B on Friday, 31st August, 2018 on the topic- ‘PANCHATANTRA KA JANAK’.

Panchatantra stories are the oldest surviving fables from ancient India.It was written around 200 BC by the great Hindu Scholar Pandit Vishnu Sharma. The tales, most of which are based on animals, come with a strong moral message.  Panchatantra means "the five books". It is a "Nitishastra" which means book of wise conduct in life.

Our Queens were attired according to the roles they were to perform and carried suitable props. They presented their skits with great zeal and vigour. Confidence in each other helped them in presenting their act well. The audience cheered them for their witty dialogues and gestures. 

 

 

 

 

 


CLASS III - INTER CLASS QUIZ - HEALTH TRIVIA

CLASS III - INTER CLASS QUIZ - HEALTH TRIVIA
30-08-2018: CLASS III - INTER CLASS QUIZ - HEALTH TRIVIA

“It is health that is real wealth not pieces of gold and silver”.

                                                                                   -MAHATMA GANDHI

With the aim of raising awareness among our queens about the importance of health and to sensitize them about good nutrition combined with physical activity which is crucial in maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer) and promoting overall health, an Inter-Class Quiz Competition was conducted for the students of Class III in the premises of Queen’s Valley School.

All the students of Class III participated in the preliminary round and the top four performers from each section were selected for the finals. The quiz was in the form of multiple choice questions with the difficulty level increasing with each round. To keep the audience interested and engaged, a few questions, placed randomly were directed at them as well.

In the closely contested rounds and after the mind boggling sessions, the winners were declared. All the competitors were cheered and supported by their classes.

WINNERS:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Aadrika Singh

Annanya Anwesha Nayak

Debangshi Dutta

Monal Saini

 

III B

 

I Position

 

Mishika Saxena

Yahvika Budania

Avneet Tiwari

 

III D

 

II Position

Rudrakshi Pratap Sisodia

Hanshika Rathi

Shambhavi Bisht

Sparsh

 

III A

 

III Position


INTER HOUSE ROPE SKIPPING (III-XII)
29-08-2018: INTER HOUSE ROPE SKIPPING (III-XII)

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.’

                                - Joseph Addison

 

Sports and game keep an individual's mind healthy and fresh. Negative energy is driven away and positive energy takes in all the space. They make people strong-headed, confident and efficient.

 

At Queen's Valley School, we believe in an all-round development of the students. Rope Skipping helps improve strength, gain confidence, build stamina and extend physical abilities in other activities. It also helps to improve concentration and develops hand-eye coordination.

 

Keeping the benefits of rope skipping in mind, QVS conducted an Inter House Rope Skipping Competition for classes VI-XI. A preliminary round was conducted in their respective physical education periods and the best from each class was selected from each house. The final round was conducted in the school grounds. The student participated in this competition with great zeal.

 

The Queens showcased their skills at rope skipping and were cheered by the spectators with loud applause.

 

The following were declared winners:

Winners for Classes IV-V:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

HOUSE

Goranshi Yadav

Eshal

Amisha Choudhary

Tanya Gera

IV E

V D

V E

V E

 

I Position

 

Courage House

Keshvi Parashar

Riya Sharma

Vrinda Dagar

Vinita Yadav

V A

V A

V C

V E

 

II Position

 

Peace House

 

 

Winners for Classes VI-VIII:

 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

HOUSE

Riya

Soumya

Kritika Godara

Kanishka Parashar

VI D

VI E

VI F

 VII B

 

I Position

 

Truth House

Monishka Bagoria

Smriti Mishra

Manya Singh

Anshika Yaduvanshi

VI C

VI C

VI F

VIII B

 

II Position

 

Courage House

 

 

 

Winners for Classes IX-X:

 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

HOUSE

Vanshika Singhal

Molika Lamba

Monika Godara

Kajal

IX C

IX D

IX D

X D

 

I Position

 

Peace House

             Muskan Saini

Ananya Batra

Ayushi Gahlot

Tanu

IX B

IX C

X D

X D

II Position

Integrity House

 

 

 


CLASS IV - INTER CLASS CHARACTER DRAMATIZATION

CLASS IV - INTER CLASS CHARACTER DRAMATIZATION
28-08-2018: CLASS IV - INTER CLASS CHARACTER DRAMATIZATION

“Education in today’s world is beyond the four walls of a classroom, it is about creating awareness”

 

QVS continues to add feathers to its cap of achievements with such talented students and continues to support their growth.

An Inter Class 'Character Dramatization Competition’ was conducted in the school on, 28th of August, 2018 for Class IV. The Preliminary Round was held in the first week of August.  The winners of the preliminary round were asked to dress up as one of the world-famous politicians (Politicians of the World). The best performers were selected and a total of five students reached the final round. Giving wings to their imagination, the students of class IV came out with colourful and meaningful presentation and speech. Not only did they incorporate many facets of the topic, but even gave the colourful presentation of the topic which was highly commendable.

The aim of this competition was to develop the awareness, creativity and personality of the students. They were judged on the basis of their costumes, confidence, props and speech. It was a remarkable show of talent.

The winners are:

 

NAME

CLASS - SECTION

POSITION

Anaya Aggrawal

IV A

I Position

Aahuti

IV A

II Position

Parvathi Arun

IV B

III Position


28-08-2018: Class X E - Special Assembly -‘ Chhodo Mobile Bano Mobile’

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction .

                  The world will have a  generation of idiots.”

-         Albert Einstein

 

‘NUKKAD NATAK’ today, is perhaps the best way to connect with the common man and the youth. They are much intimate, brief, direct and address the social and political message head-on with the help of drama.

Mobile phone overuse is a dependence syndrome seen among mobile phone users. Mobile Phone addiction has risen steadily in the past five years. Phone addiction these days has increased so much that it  led to increased time on mobile communication , adverse effects on relationship , and anxiety if separated from a mobile phone or sufficient signal. Smartphone abuse is increasing in the 21st century with a focus on what roles technology plays in fostering fantasies , acting and behaviour .

With a view to raise awareness about the overuse of mobile phones , a Nukkad  Natak was staged in the school by the students of class X-d on 28th  August 2018.

Students started the NuKkad Natak  by highlighting the misuse of mobile phones. The  consequences of  excessive  mobile usage were depicted . All the students performed their role enthusiastically . They also made placard and wrote slogans over it. This activity proved to be fruitful in developing acting skills, confidence and public speaking art among the students. Students felt really satisfied by conveying  good  message to the society on such sensitive social issues .

The young actors were lauded for leaving an indelible mark on the minds of the audience through their performance.

 


CLASS VIII - BROCHURE MAKING - ROOTS OF MY FOOD

CLASS VIII - BROCHURE MAKING - ROOTS OF MY FOOD
24-08-2018: CLASS VIII - BROCHURE MAKING - ROOTS OF MY FOOD

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s owns relatives.”

Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. Keeping in with QVS tradition of inculcating competitive spirit and harnessing the inquisitive nature of our young queens, a Brochure Making Competition was held in the school premises on 24-08-2018 on the topic- Roots of my Food.

Students were asked to collect information on any food ingredient such as a particular spice or herb and trace its history, health benefits, travel journey to India and other interesting information related to the topic.

Students participated with a great zeal and it was a great learning experience for the participants.

Winners -

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Ananya Arora

Ayushi Tripathi

VIII B

I Position

Aarzoo

Chetna Solanki

Vani Jhingan

VIII C

II Position

 

Aashi Goel

Iha Goyal

Shrija Aggrawal

VIII E

III Position

 

 


दसवीं ‘ड़’ -  नुक्कड़ नाटक   बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढ़ाओ

दसवीं ‘ड़’ -  नुक्कड़ नाटक   बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढ़ाओ
24-08-2018: दसवीं ‘ड़’ - नुक्कड़ नाटक बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढ़ाओ

 

क्वींस वैली स्कूल के प्रांगण में कक्षा दसवीं की छात्राओं ने बेटी बचाओ ,बेटी पढ़ाओ विषय पर नुक्कड़ नाटक प्रस्तुत किया| बेटी हर परिवार की धूरी एवं प्रेरक शक्ति होती है | यही भविष्य की संचालिका भी हैं | शिष्ट एवं सुसंस्कृत समाज की नींव बेटियों के पालन पोषण पर आधारित होती है | बेटियों को सुरक्षा देना, उन्हे पढ़ाना आत्मनिर्भर बनाना तथा सम्मान देना, हमारे समाज का हर परिवार का प्रथम कर्त्तव्य है | छात्राओं ने भ्रूण हत्या , शिक्षा,नौकरी , बलात्कार जैसे मर्मस्पर्शी विषयों को अत्यंत मनोरंजक नवीन रूप में प्रस्तुत किया | छात्राओं ने पूरे उत्साह के साथ बेटियों के प्रति संवेदनशील होने का संदेश दिया |

          "भार नहीं आधार हूँ, खुशियाँ का संसार हूँ,बेटा नहीं,बेटी हूँ"

पुरानी मान्यताओं को तोड़ना और समाज में जागरूकता फैलाना ही नुक्कड़ नाटक का मूल उद्देश्य था जिसमें छात्राएँ पूरी तरह से सफल रहीं |

 


Class X C - Special Assembly – ‘Ped Bachao Jeevan Bachao’

Class X C - Special Assembly – ‘Ped Bachao Jeevan Bachao’
24-08-2018: Class X C - Special Assembly – ‘Ped Bachao Jeevan Bachao’

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
                                                                              - Robert Louis Stevenson

The pollution these days is rising high in every city. The only way to fight it is by growing more and more trees. With a view to raise awareness about the importance of plantation of trees, a Nukkad Natak was staged in the school by the students of Class X-C on 24th August 2018 on the topic “Ped Bachao Jeevan Bachao”.

Students started the Nukkad Natak by highlighting the importance of trees. A small skit showing the future consequences of deforestation was also presented. All the students performed their role enthusiastically. They also made placards and wrote slogans on them. Moreover, they were trained to understand and execute the dialogues effectively in order to develop a poised and controlled posture in front of the audience.

This activity proved to be fruitful in developing acting skills, confidence and public speaking art among the students. Students felt realty satisfied by conveying a constructive message to society on such a sensitive issue. The young actors were lauded for leaving an indelible mark on the minds of the audience through their performance. The event was able to inspire the students to be the agents of change and play a pivotal role in nation building.

 


SPECIAL ASSEMBLY - NADI BACHAO (X- A)
23-08-2018: SPECIAL ASSEMBLY - NADI BACHAO (X- A)

 

At Queen’s Valley School, we believe in the holistic development of a child and thus provide large number of opportunities to students in order to learn new things in an innovative manner. In order to generate awareness regarding social issues, a community awareness campaign was organised in form of a Nukkad Natak by the students of Class X in the school premises. A Nukkad Natak or a Street play is an innovative way of disseminating a social message and creating awareness amongst the masses by using the colloquial language so that it reaches a wider audience.

On 23rd August, 2018 students of class X A presented a street play in the school premises on the topic Nadi Bachao (Conservation of Rivers) to raise awareness about the degrading condition of our rivers. They tried to reach the audience with a message of importance of the rivers and why it is imperative for all of us as members of community to save our rivers.

The students staged different scenes where they dealt with the causes of river pollution and drying river beds in India. They also highlighted the methods of conservation of river through slogans, songs and simple dialogues. It was a beautiful amalgamation of integration of theatrical skills and education. The audience enjoyed the performance and was filled with a realisation of our responsibility towards the environment.

It was an immensely successful event as students were not only able to grab the attention of the audience but also initiated a sense of responsibility amongst the audience. It was a truly blissful sight to see the queens contributing to a social cause.

 

 


CLASS V - INTER CLASS MASTER CHEF- FIRELESS COOKING

CLASS V - INTER CLASS MASTER CHEF- FIRELESS COOKING
23-08-2018: CLASS V - INTER CLASS MASTER CHEF- FIRELESS COOKING

“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.”                                                                                                                                           -Anonymous

Indian food is one of the tastiest and subtlest in the world. There is no homogeneity of flavour between North and South or East and West but rather, a wealth of flavours that is simply staggering.

The traditional food of India has been widely appreciated for its fabulous use of herbs and spices. Indian cuisine is known for its large assortment of dishes. The cooking style varies from region to region and is largely divided into South Indian and North Indian cuisine, which is reminiscent of unity in diversity. To uphold this notion, the Queens of all the sections of Class V represented the popular dance forms and dishes of different states. They also represented the popular dance form of that sate. The queens came dressed up for the Inter Class Master Chef- Fireless Cooking Competition on 23 August 2018 and astonished everyone with the aromatic and delicious food of the state assigned to their respective sections-

The Queens of Class V-A represented the state of Tamil Nadu. The cuisine of South India is known for its light, low calorie appetizing dishes. The traditional food of South India is mainly rice based. The cuisine is famous for its wonderful mixing of rice and lentils to prepare yummy lip smacking dosas, vadas, idlis and uttapams.

The Queens of Class V-B represented the state of Gujarat. The traditional Gujarati food is primarily vegetarian and has a high nutritional value. The typical Gujarati thali consists of varied kinds of lip-smacking dishes like khokla, thepla, khakhra and many more. Gujarati cuisine has so much to offer and each dish has an absolutely different cooking style. 

The Queens of class V-C represented the state of Maharashtra. Maharashtrian cuisine is an extensive balance of many different tastes. It includes a range of dishes from mild to very spicy tastes. Bajri, wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils, and fruit form important components of the Maharashtrian diet. Popular dishes include puran poliukdiche modakbatata wadasabudana khichdimasala bhatpav bhaji, and wada pav.

The Queens of class V-D represented the state of Punjab. The cuisine of Punjab has an enormous variety of mouth-watering dishes like sarson ka saag, make ki roti, pinni, lassi, aloo paranyha etc. The spice content ranges from minimal to pleasant to high. Punjabi food is usually relished by people of all communities.

The Queens of Class V-E represented the state of Rajasthan. The cuisine of Rajasthan is primarily vegetarian and offers a fabulous variety of mouthwatering dishes. The spice content is quite high in comparison to other Indian cuisines, but the food is absolutely scrumptious. Rajasthan is use ghee for cooking most of the dishes. Rajasthani food is well known for its spicy curries and delicious sweets. 

The Queens of Class V- F represented the state of West Bengal. Bengali cuisine is appreciated for its fabulous use of panchphoron, a term used to refer to the five essential spices, namely mustard, fenugreek seed, cumin seed, aniseed, and black cumin seed. The specialty of Bengali food lies in the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors. 

The Queens of V-G represented the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Delhi is noted for its street food. The Paranthewali Gali in Chandani Chowk is just one of the culinary landmarks for stuffed flatbread (paranthas). Delhi has people from different parts of India, thus the city has different types of food traditions; its cuisine is influenced by the various cultures.

It was a mouth-watering experience for the Queens as they got a first-hand experience of preparing and serving the food. Although all the dishes were delicious and very well presented but the winner of the day was class V A.


23-08-2018: SPECIAL ASSEMBLY- NUKKAD NATAK (NETRA DAAN, MAHA DAAN) – X B

 

 

 

"The eye is the window to the world, at the same time; it is the window of the soul."     

                                                                                                                                              -Shakespeare.

 

 

 

Eye donation is a relatively fledgling concept in India, and people are still understanding, its moral, social, religious and other implications in the Indian context.  

 

With an attempt to raise awareness about the noble cause of EYE DONATION, a Nukkad Naatak was presented by the students on class X-B on 23th August 2018.

 

Street plays have been an integral part of Indian tradition. The idea of a street play is to propagate social and political messages in a humorous and sarcastic way and create awareness among the masses.

 

The performance given by the students was much appreciated by the audiences. The play was presented as a traditional nukkad natak. As they were performing the background score of dholak added more zeal in the presentation. The students were able to capture the attention of the crowd.

 

The objective of this nukadd natak was to create mass public awareness and to encourage people to come forward and donate their eyes. The aim was also to break various myths related to the above concern so that peoplepledge their eyes for donation after death.

 

The students gave a message to the citizens to donate their eyes irrespective of their age, sex and religious status and concluded the play with this beautiful message.

 

Aapki aankhen duniya dekhen ,aapke saath bhi, aapke baad bhi. "


CLASS XII A -  Special Assembly – ‘NAARI SHAKTI’

CLASS XII A -  Special Assembly – ‘NAARI SHAKTI’
21-08-2018: CLASS XII A - Special Assembly – ‘NAARI SHAKTI’

“A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance.”                                                                                                                    

-         Dario Fo

With an objective to inculcate sensitivity towards prominent social issues and enabling analysis of deeply entrenched ideologies especially in the Indian scenario, a series of street plays requiring participation of the students of class XII were held on 20th and 21st August 2018 within and outside the school premises. As part of the event, the students of class XII A performed a nukkad natak depicting the issue: Naari Shakti or Women Empowerment on 21st August 2018.

 

The event was conceptualised to provide the students with an opportunity to showcase their talent at organising the event by contributing in various domains including visualising situations and script writing and, enactment and presentation, while making them realise the value of becoming constructive participants in making the community better. The students were required to think independently and innovatively to depict situations requiring sensitive treatment, to appeal, in a non-offensive manner, to the mindsets of the audience.

 

The presentation made evident the diligent and methodical efforts at preparation put in by the students. The vibrant and enthusiastic enactment of several situations pertaining to the core issue displayed the students’ level of motivation in attempting to play a vital role in the nation-building process. The performance was enthralling for the audience and successfully provided them with inspiring mental stimulation.


21-08-2018: CLASS VII - INTER CLASS HISTORICAL MILESTONES - Ancient India Quiz

“To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

With the aim of raising awareness among our queens about the understanding of the ancient world as a whole by letting them thrill a time-cruise through that epoch of human history, an Inter-Class Quiz was conducted for Class VII in Queen’s Valley School on August 21,2018.

All students participated in the preliminary round, and the top four performers from each section were selected for the finals. The quiz was in the form of multiple-choice questions with the difficulty level increasing with each question. To keep the audience interested and engaged, a few questions, placed randomly , were directed at them as well.

In the closely contested rounds and after the mind boggling sessions, COURAGE HOUSE  was declared the winner followed by Integrity House. All the competitors were strongly supported by their Co-House Members.

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Khushi

Yukti

Anjana

Anjali Beniwal

Akshra Maurya

Jiya Lochav

VII A

VII B

VII C

VII D

VII E

VII F

 

I Position

 

Shreya

Shreya Sundli

Asmita Banerjee

Nishtha Bejwal

Meghna Yadav

Mannat

VII A

VII B

VII C

VII D

VII E

VII F

II Position

 


CLASS XII B -  SPECIAL ASSEMBLY - ‘ANGDAAN MAHADAAN’
20-08-2018: CLASS XII B - SPECIAL ASSEMBLY - ‘ANGDAAN MAHADAAN’

“Organ Donation is not a tragedy but it can be a beautiful light in the midst of one.”

                                                                                                                        - Anonymous

Street theatre or Nukkad Natak is a form of theatrical performance and presentation in outdoor public spaces without a specific paying audience. Historically street plays or nukkad naatak has always played a role in social awakening and reformation. It is also important because such plays go beyond dialogues and allow students to explore their creative potential.

With a view to raise awareness about the noble cause of ORGAN DONATION, a Nukkad Naatak was staged by the students on class XII-B on 20th August 2018. Organ donation means that a person pledges during their lifetime that after death, organs from their body can be used for transplantation to help terminally ill patients and give them a new lease of life.

The students staged different scenes where in various myths related to the above concern were taken up and broken. All the students gave very expressive and eloquent renditions and participants enjoyed their performances. Beats of instruments like dholki, dhapli, and jingles complemented with colourful attires and unwavering opinions and voices, stunned the audience.

The naatak put forward many questions, a few answers and most importantly a message that was delivered loud and clear. Curious onlookers spontaneously gathered around and soon the numbers swelled enough to create a substantial crowd! The audience also gained a lot from the socially relevant issue taken by the students. They applauded all the participants and were impressed by the innovative and sensitive presentation by the students.

 


20-08-2018: Fancy Dress Competition - BHARAT - JAHAN HAR RANG KUCH KEHTA HAI

    “Children are great imitators so give them something great to imitate.”

-          Joy D. Jones

India is a great country with a rich culture and heritage. Language,  dance, music, architecture, food and customs vary from place to place within the country. India has many great leaders and freedom fighters who fought till their last breath for the freedom of the country. In order to inculcate the spirit of love, respect and devotion towards Mother India, QVS organized a Fancy Dress Competition on 14th August 2018 for Classes I and II and  on 20th August 2018 for Class Pre Primary  . The theme of the competition was : Bharat Jahan Har Rang Kuch Kehta Hai.

Little princesses of Pre Primary dressed up in colourful attire of different states like Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat etc and princesses of classes I and II dressed up as Rani Laxmi Bai, Subhash Chandra Bose, Sarojini Naidu, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh etc. They spoke a few sentences about the character that they depicted. . They won everyone’s hearts with their exuberance and enthusiasm. The objective of the competition was met as students learnt about patriotism. It also helped in developing confidence in the students by according them an opportunity to get on the stage and speak in front of a large audience. The winners are-  

CLASS PRE PRIMARY :

Vaishnavi Singh

Shanvi

Hashveen Jaie

Mihika Singh

Shaivi Khantwal

Vaidehi

Charvi Bansal

Preksha Biswal

Karyn Julka

Elina

Jasmine

Jasmine

Alice

Elina

Alice

Elina

Jasmine

Alice

I Position

I Position

I Position

II Position

II Position

III Position

Appreciable performance

Appreciable performance

Appreciable performance

 

   

 



CLASS I :      



Aaradhya Kant 

Tulip

 

I Position

TuhinaSoni

Tulip

II Position

Aaliya Jaha

Tulip

III Position

Prisha Sharma

Daffodil

III Position

Siddhi Bisht

Daisy

III Position

 

CLASS II :


Yashika Sharma

Cherryberry

I Position

Palak Varshney

Blueberry

I Position

Srijan G. Kaundal

Mulberry

I Position

Purna Singh

Mulberry

I Position

Anusha Srivastava

Blueberry

II Position

Aradhya Khandelwal

Cherryberry

III Position

 


17-08-2018: SPECIAL ASSEMBLY : NUKKAD NAATAK

“Act well your part; there all the honour lies.”

 

-    Alexander Pope

At Queen's Valley School, it is believed that the overarching goal of education in a student's life is far beyond the limits of textbook and theoretical knowledge. Art plays an indispensable role in exposing learners to the immense possibilities of innovation and creative expression, thereby enabling them to experience the multidimensional facets of life. The institution believes in applying the concept of theatre-in-education to sensitize children about their surroundings through theatrical activities.

As part of the same goal to infuse the minds of pupils with the practical dimension of the learning process, the Special Assembly of Class XII D was organised in the form of a street play, thematically based on the importance of literacy and education. To stimulate the young minds, an interactive session on the need to create awareness regarding the significance of literacy in an individual’s life was held.  The participants were encouraged to create a well-structured research plan on executing the theme through thematic formations and dialogues. They learnt from each other through discussions and observation of each other’s performances. Moreover, they were trained to understand and execute the dialogues effectively in order to develop a poised and controlled posture in front of the audience. The participants offered the audience a slice of their own lives by personifying ordinary people and the varied forms of discrimination that negatively affect the literacy rate in a dogmatic society like ours. They also added self-improvisations to present the issue as riddled with complexities of gender, age and caste. The audience was elated as a few participants presented the characters with a touch of humour and sarcasm.

Such events help students to develop their literary and theatrical skills by understanding the processes and elements involved in creating works of dramatic art. At the same time, they develop self-motivation, self-discipline and self-awareness in students.

 


17-08-2018: DECK AND DEPICT- English Rhyme Recitation

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words”

Edgar Allan Poe

Rhymes can prove to be an instrumental stepping stone for young children to develop their verbal skills and boost their confidence.Keeping this in mind,QVS organized ‘Deck and Depict’- English Rhyme Recitation Competition for the Queens of Pre-School, on Friday, 17th August, 2018.

The topic of the competition was ‘NATIONAL SYMBOLS OF OUR COUNTRY’. The participants recited rhymes on our NATIONAL SYMBOLS. The eye catching props enhanced the performance of the students.

The preliminary round was conducted in the class room.Five children from each section were selected for the final round which was held on 24thAugust,2018. The criteria for selection was – clarity of speech, confidence, selection of rhyme and use of props and costume. Each child was given a chance to recite a rhyme and it was a delight to hear the little ones.

The participants recited beautiful poems with actions and voice modulation. Overall, the participants showed their confidence, expression, talent and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. The activity provided a platform to the children to develop confidence and improve their vocabulary. It was a very enriching experience for the participants and an enjoyable one for the audience.

The result is as follows-

PRE-SCHOOL

Name

Section

Position

Lakshita Rathore

Drishti Chawla

Mihika Bisht

Divisha Kotwadya

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Snowwhite

Snowwhite

I Position

II Position

II Position

II Position

Aaradhya Chaturvedi

Rapunzel

 

III Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 


INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
13-08-2018: INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

 

“FOR TO BE FREE IS NOT MERELY TO CAST OFF ONE'S CHAINS, BUT TO LIVE IN A WAY THAT RESPECTS AND ENHANCES THE FREEDOM OF OTHERS.”

-         Nelson Mandela

On the morning of 13 August, 2018, Queens’ Valley School presented a mélange of patriotic performances, which created an atmosphere of national pride in the school premises. The entire QVS family joined hands together and celebrated the completion of 71 years of India’s hard attained independence. The event was presided over by our revered Chairman, Mr. S.K. Sachdeva, and the other prestigious members of the Managing Committee, who were escorted to the venue by a squad of sharply dressed NCC cadets.

The celebrations commenced with the scintillating performance of the school choir that proudly sung the school song ‘We Are The Queens’, highlighting the ethics that help a student become the best version of themselves and contribute to the making of a better world.

The tri-colour was then unfurled by our Chairman. The national anthem that stirs immense passion in the heart of every Indian was sung next. Our Chairman addressed the gathering of young minds, appealing to their nationalistic spirit and urging them to take pride in being an Indian and fulfilling their duty to their motherland. He also emphasised on the role of youth today as the true wealth of a country, whose responsibility includes setting a pedestal for future generations to follow suit. The release of the tri- colour balloons by the dignitaries carried along the enthusiasm of the participants and spectators to those who were out of its peripheries.

The cultural section of the programme was held in the cultural hall that was abuzz with the excitement of performers and audience alike. The queens presented an impactful street play that emphasised on the need for our youth to be both physically and mentally healthy to participate constructively in the development of the society. The play was complemented by a medley of patriotic songs that came alive owing to the colourful performances of the western and classical dancers of the school. The grand finale performed on a mash up of 'Jagaao Mera Desh' and Tagore's famous poem 'Where the Mind is Without Fear' received a wealth of applause. A vote of thanks was proposed to the guests for gracing the occasion with their presence.


10-08-2018: CLASS XII - INTER CLASS WAR OF WORDS - DEBATE

“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -  Lou Holtz

Queens valley school took an initiative to develop the minds of the queens by allowing XII students to participate in an interesting and well executed debate competition.

The interested students underwent a preliminary round with a similar format before getting selected in the final competition. The selected students were grouped in pairs of two to present the topic in both aspects “for” and “against”.

Furthermore, the teams were given interesting and thought-provoking topics on the spot to develop their fast thinking abilities. A coin was tossed to decide the students which would speak against the motion and which ones would speak for the motion. All the participants displayed exemplary skills on the stage in front of judges. The participants were judged on content clarity, time management and organization of thoughts. The entire event turned into a success as it helped in disseminating knowledge among participants as well as the audience.

WINNERS:

 

NAME

CLASS

POSITION

Sakshi Kaushik

XII C

I Position

Pranjal Batra

XII E

II Position

Punya Thakur

XII C

III Position

 


10-08-2018: INTER CLASS WAR OF WORDS - DEBATE (XI)

 

Queen’s Valley School organized a debate competition for the students for class XI on 10th August in cultural hall on the topic “Role of Government in National Integration”. The selected participants were well prepared and explained their point of view very well. The interested students underwent a preliminary competition with a similar format before getting selected in the final competition. The selected students were grouped in the team of two students to present the motion.  All the teams exhibited great oratorical skills. They put in tremendous hardwork to showcase their hidden talent. The motion for the competition ‘Role of Government in National Integration’ allowed the participants to engage in research and discussion. All the participants displayed an exemplary performance on the stage in front of judges.The selected participants were well prepared and explained their point of view very well. The participants armed with statistics and data validated and made their arguments more emphatic with right facial expressions, body movements and gestures. The Judges for the day were deeply engrossed in the session. The participants were judged on content clarity, time management and organization of thoughts. Speaking on the occasion, the judges praised the participants and the school management for organizing an event based on such a thought provoking and socially relevant issue. The winners are as follows:

 

 

 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Bhavya Pokhriyal

Nandini Dagar

XI A

XI A

I Position

Khushi Sahni

Shaurya Singh Bhadauria

XI D

XI D

II Position

Archna

Khushi Gupta

XI A

XI A

III Position

 


CLASS X - MAGIC OF INDEX FINGER - AWARENESS DRIVE
09-08-2018: CLASS X - MAGIC OF INDEX FINGER - AWARENESS DRIVE

“I do not WANT to protect the environment; I want to CREATE a world where the environment does not need protection.” –

                                      Anonymous

At Queen’s Valley School, we strive to work towards creating a self sustained environment which helps develop sensitized citizens with a better attitude towards the environment. In order to achieve the goals of sustainable development, a special awareness drive was organized on 09th August, 2018 to sensitize students towards their environment. The purpose of this awareness drive was to educate students about the significance of conserving energy and spreading the word.

The students of class X undertook a special awareness drive called “Magic of Index Finger.” The students were taught a simple but an effective tool to prevent any sort of electrical energy wastage. The primary rule following the Magic of Index finger is to switch off any fans and lights that were not being used; any room that is unoccupied should not have any electrical appliance switched on.

The students were encouraged to take part in an extra task of teaching other students- their friends, juniors, even seniors about the Magic of Index Finger. The students who took on this initiative are called The Green Warriors. Every Green Warrior holds the responsibility to check proper usage of electrical energy in the school vicinity.  

The Green Warriors of the school also prepared small note-tags that are posted on every switch board of every room in the school building –

‘Kindly switch off fans and light when not in use’.

This was a highly successful activity that concentrated on teaching the significance of working together and conserving energy.


CLASS IX - INTER CLASS THE PICTURE PATCH -COLLAGE MAKING

CLASS IX - INTER CLASS THE PICTURE PATCH -COLLAGE MAKING
07-08-2018: CLASS IX - INTER CLASS THE PICTURE PATCH -COLLAGE MAKING

“On the great canvas of time we all create our own masterpiece.”

              -Michele Jennae

Art expression is a unique way of linking imagination and creativity with the shades and tints of life experiences. Keeping this in mind Picture Patch -Collage Making Competition was organized for students of Class IX on 7 August 2018. The theme of the competition was social and political issues.

Teams were divided in the sequence of class roll numbers of the students and each child participated in the competition. Queens skillfully tried their hands in making beautiful collages. They chose variety of topics-from the age-old issues like gender discrimination to the hotly debated issues like triple talaq.

The collages made by students included magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork and written work. The students took help of Google, encyclopedia, books, newspapers etc. to gather information on various issues. The criteria of judgment were content, use of pictures and presentation

There was a great deal of camaraderie seen among the students and they learnt a lot of life values through the competition. All the students participated enthusiastically along with competitive spirit. 

The winners are

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Antra Tiwari

Astha Jha

Dhruvi Narang

Diya

Gunjan Yadav

Prerna Dahiya

Rashi Solanki

Reea Godara

Riya Gangwal

Tanvi

Urve Chakrbarty

Unnati Tiwari

Vaishanvi Sharma Kaplesh

Vanshika Singhal

Yogita Singh

Anushka Negi

Apoorva Saini

Disha Solanki

Diya Gupta

Jyotshana Sinha

Hargun Kaur

Harpahul Kaur

Harshita Arora

IX A

IX A

IX A

IX A

IX A

IX B

IX B

IX B

IX B

IX B

IX B

IX C

IX C

IX C

IX C

IX D

IX D

IX D

IX D

IX D

IX E

IX E

IX E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Position

Aastha Poddar

Anjali Sharma

Anushka Chillar

Arushi Garg

Astha Sharma

Rashika Rana

Ritika Choudhari

Riya Sehrawat

Sakshi Yadav

Laavanya

Lavanya Jaswal

Manasvee Rathie

Nabhya Taya

Nancy Nasir

Bhor

Dimple Gupta

Disha Singh Mehra

Drishti Guha

Drishti Sharma

IX B

IX B

IX B

IX B

IX B

IX C

IX C

IX C

IX C

IX D

IX D

IX D

IX D

IX D

IX E

IX E

IX E

IX E

IX E

 

 

 

 

II Position


 


06-08-2018: TREE PLANTATION DAY

In collaboration with Eco Roots, Panasonic India and Earth Day Network, Queen’s  Valley  School initiated a tree plantation drive on the occasion of Tree Plantation Day. The students took a pledge through the Earth Day Song to  save the Mother Earth and defend it from all the threats it is surrounded by today.

Mr. Anil Arora, Director, Earth Day Network, made the students aware of the hazardous effects of using plastic. They were also informed about how plastic can be substituted with various other eco-friendly things, thus helping in minimizing the usage of plastic.

It was a highly informative session wherein the students also learnt about how to use plastic as a resource, a practice that the world has started to adopt. Different  short movies were shown to the students, focussing primarily on the irresponsible disposal of plastic and other non-biodegradable wastes near the ocean, causing great harm to marine life.

Queen’s Valley School also pledged its support to the UN sponsored ‘Beat the Plastic’ campaign. The students promised  to minimise the use of plastic and make others aware of its ill-effects. Trying to create a little difference by doing their bit for the environment, around 250 saplings were planted by the students of class XII.

It was an extremely thought-provoking session. All the students took keen interest in the facts which they were informed about and participated in the drive with utmost zeal and enthusiasm. They promised to be responsible children of Mother Earth and use its resources judiciously.

 


CLASS X - NEST BUILDING WORKSHOP
01-08-2018: CLASS X - NEST BUILDING WORKSHOP

“The only way forward if we are going to improve the quality of the environment is to get everybody involved.”
                                            Richard Rogers

Deforestation and urbanization has rendered birds homeless.  In order to make students realize the changing environment patterns and inculcate in them sensitivity towards the issue, Delhi based environmentalist, Mr. Rakesh Khatri conducted a workshop for the students of QVS on 01 August, 2018 focussing on ways to build artificial nests for sparrows and other birds.

Students were divided in groups of five and were provided with the material required for making nests.

The nests were made with ecofriendly materials such as coconut fibres, jute thread and bamboo sticks.

All the students participated enthusiastically in the activity. It was a satisfying activity as the students felt that they have contributed in developing homes for the endangered sparrows. This activity also helped in developing the value of team spirit in the students.

The workshop proved fruitful in sensitizing our students towards issues of environment and motivated them to work towards environmental conservation.


AD-MAD SHOW

AD-MAD SHOW
31-07-2018: AD-MAD SHOW

“The most powerful element in advertising is the truth.”

William Bernbach


Ad Mad Show provides an opportunity to bring out individual and collective talent of the students participating in it. QVS organised an AD-MAD Show for the queens of classes I and II on 31 July 2018. The show was about creativity and acting out a product in a funny and humorous way. It comprised of humorous and unique ad presentations by the students. They acted on various advertisement scripts and ideas relevant for different sectors including goods and services, safety on road, social awareness etc. Self-composed jingles were major treat to the eyes. The students came decked up in colourful attires and used a variety of props. They were confident and performed with great enthusiasm on stage. The presentation left the audience rolling with laughter.

The efforts of the participants were appreciated by all. The show left the audience spellbound and applauding for the participants. The result of the competition is as follows- 

Class l

NAME

SECTION

POSITION

TUHINA SONI

TULIP

FIRST POSITION

AARADHYA KANT

TULIP

SECOND POSITION

PRISHA SHARMA

DAFFODIL

THIRD POSITION

 

 

Class ll

NAME

SECTION

POSITION

SAACHI KALRA

CHERRYBERRY

FIRST POSITION

ANUSHA SRIVASTAVA

BLUEBERRY

FIRST POSITION

NAVYA SINGH

MULBERRY

SECOND POSITION

SAANVI SINHA

BLUEBERRY

SECOND POSITION

DHRITI DUTT

CHERRYBERRY

THIRD POSITION

 

 


INTER CLASS D BLITZ -  AD MAD SHOW (IX)

INTER CLASS D BLITZ -  AD MAD SHOW (IX)
30-07-2018: INTER CLASS D BLITZ - AD MAD SHOW (IX)

“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."
                                                                                                          -Buddha
                                                            

An inter class AD MAD competition was held on 30th July 2018 for the students of class IX on the theme “Enriching Health”. It was a part of the science and technology month.

Each participating group was allotted a topic on the spot and thirty minutes were given to them to create an advertisement. All students participated enthusiastically and they were adjudged on the basis of presentation, creativity and originality. It was a good confidence building activity for thestudents. Some advertisements had an excellent input of humour along with the commercial or social message. Placards made by the students were informative and complemented the presentation.

Performance of the students was applauded by the audience. This activity proved to be fruitful for sensitising the students about the importance of good health.

WINNERS

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Akanksha Dangri

Drishti Sharma

Dimple Gupta

IX E

I Position

Naina Sehrawat

Gunn Dogra

Priyanshi

IX A

II Position

Unnati Tiwari

Divya Kumari

Vanshika Singhal

IX C

III Position

 


TRASH TO TREASURE COMPETITION

TRASH TO TREASURE COMPETITION
30-07-2018: TRASH TO TREASURE COMPETITION

 

"Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted."

-George Kneller

 

A competition aimed at inculcating the values pertaining to this environmental friendly principle and, at the same time, creating useful and picturesque objects out of waste products was conceptualized for the little princesses of Queen’s Valley School.

In order to make students aware of the uses of waste materials and to give them a lessonon reducing waste to save our future, ‘Trash to Treasure competition was organized in QVS. Little hands and imaginative minds came together in a creative burst of energy during the event held on 30th July 2018 for classes Pre-School and Pre-Primary.

Exceptional ideas were executed by deft fingers.Children came up with amazing ideas for transforming waste materials such as old newspaper, foil, jute, old lace, tetra packs and the likes into intricate artifacts. Each product prepared by the children was a treat to the eyes. The selection criteria was based on neat, independent assembling and degree of innovation. The level of competition made the final selection process extremely difficult for the judges. This fun filled activity witnessed an enthusiastic participation of all the students.

The result is as follows-

 

Name

 Pre School-Section

Position

Driti Meena

Aarvi Thakran

Snow White

Angelina

I Position

II Position

Sheryl

Drishti Chawla

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

II Position

II Position

Divisha Kotwadya

Mihika Bisht

Snow White

Snow White

III Position

III Position

Name

Pre Primary-Section

Position

Divyanshi Behera

Divyanshi Khandelwal

Charvi Bansal

Jasmine

Jasmine

Elina

I Position

I Position

I Position

Neha

Mihika Singh

Avni Bansal

Alice

Alice

Jasmine

II Position

II Position

II Position

Vanya Tanwar

Yashasvi Sisodia

Jasmine

Jasmine

III Position

III Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Science Exhibition- “INNOVENTIONS-2018”

Science Exhibition- “INNOVENTIONS-2018”
28-07-2018: Science Exhibition- “INNOVENTIONS-2018”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

                                                                                 -Albert Einstein

 

Visionaries know the power of perspective. Perspective changes everything. What we feel or think about something can dissolve or flip the other way round just by changing perspective. They are the ones who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fear to understand things that clash with customs, privileges or beliefs. New ideas grow in the minds of children. Exhibitions are opportunities where ideas begin to bloom for the development of the world.

With an endeavor to promote scientific attitude among budding young students, INNOVENTIONS was hosted by Queen’s Valley School on 28th July 2018. The event saw young enthusiastic participants from different classes putting up exhibits comprising of innovative working models, investigation-based projects and showcasing Show and Tell competition ‘Junk the Junk’. The exhibits created by different students were indeed eye openers on various topics related to hydroelectricity, rain alarms, solar housing, hydraulic lift, night lamp, piezoelectricity, robot making, purification of water by corn cobs, phenomenon of reflection and refraction, and sprinkler.

 

The exhibition incorporated manifestations of concepts related with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It presented the students with a great opportunity to showcase their talent and bring out the ‘Innovator’ and the ‘Inventor’ in every young individual.

 

The principles of scientific inquiry, innovation and experimentation were brought to the forefront by creating exceptionally novel and utilitarian scientific models. The exhibition was open to parents and they showed keen interest in the work of future scientists. The effort put in by the students was appreciated by all. The exhibition was a huge success. Enthusiasm and effervescence overflowed amongst students, their teachers and parents.

 


CLASS V - JUNK THE JUNK - SHOW AND TELL COMPETITION

CLASS V - JUNK THE JUNK - SHOW AND TELL COMPETITION
25-07-2018: CLASS V - JUNK THE JUNK - SHOW AND TELL COMPETITION

“Healthy foods bless us but junk food mess us.”

 For every human being, good health is a necessity and thus, there is a need to maintain a healthy diet and healthy habits throughout life. We enjoy the taste of junk food because it is delicious, affordable and readily available. The consumption of junk food is increasing day by day and making us prone to diseases.

To reinforce the idea amongst children that frequent and excessive dependency on junk food may have adverse effects on human health, Queens Valley School organized “Junk the Junk-Show & Tell Competition” for the students of Class V on 25th July 2018.

The students participated with enthusiasm and zeal in the competition and delivered an extraordinary presentation of ideas and thoughts. The students who gave best performances in preliminary round were selected for the final round. The competition was judged on the parameters of content, confidence, costume and props used.

The competition helped the students to gain confidence and improve their vocabulary and public speaking skills. Everybody present in the audience was impressed and appreciated their efforts.

The winners are-

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Fatima Hasnain

Sweekriti

V D

I Position

Prathistha Lall

Disha Pasupuleti

V G

II Position

Muskan Madaan

Gunika Yadav

Advita

V G

V G

V B

III Position

 


CLASS III - HAPPY FOOD ITEMS - COSTUME PARADE

CLASS III - HAPPY FOOD ITEMS - COSTUME PARADE
24-07-2018: CLASS III - HAPPY FOOD ITEMS - COSTUME PARADE

“Apples are red, berries are blue, pears are sweet and they are all good for you.”

We, at QVS, believe that the importance of choosing food with nutritional benefits for leading a healthy lifestyle in this fast-moving world is undeniable. Therefore, QVS organised a competition ‘Happy Food Items’, a costume parade, for children of class III to give them an opportunity to unleash the creative spark in them and come up with the most unconventional and ingenious conceptions on presenting. The event was aimed at enabling the students on choosing the most nutritious food items. 


Children grabbed this opportunity to showcase their potential at the Happy Food Items - fancy dress competition held on 24th July 2018. Their passion and love for their favourite food manifested itself in the form of zealous participation. Through this competition, students gained knowledge, and the audience and the judges were left mesmerized by the young students who were inspired by their favourite food and walked the ramp in the most gorgeous dresses ever seen.

 

NAME

CLASS -SECTION

POSITION

Dhruvika Bisht

III E

I Position

Shambhavi Bisht

Ira Kumar

Ameya Arya

III A

III F

III F

II Position

Dhriti Gambhir

III B

III Position


INTER CLASS SEED MOSAIC- ART WITH PULSES (IV)

INTER CLASS SEED MOSAIC- ART WITH PULSES (IV)
20-07-2018: INTER CLASS SEED MOSAIC- ART WITH PULSES (IV)

"A healthy outside starts from the inside." 

-Robert Urich

Good health is true wealth. Diets rich in pulses, a great family of seeds contribute to good health. They are ‘ingrained’ in the Indian way of life. Not just in terms of our staple food, but also how we use them for art, rituals, festivals and a dozen other things.

Inculcating healthy ways of living in our queens has been a continuous effort at Queens Valley. So, we at QVS, organized a ‘Art with Pulses Competition’ for all the students of class IV on 20th July' 18 as a part of Science and Technology month. The students participated enthusiastically. They learnt about the names of the different varieties of pulses and nutritional benefits of those pulses. Our young creators intensely engrossed themselves in drawing pictures of fruits and healthy food. They pasted varieties of pulses and seeds to create beautiful art pieces. The students successfully completed the task within the given time limit.

The competition was a grand success. The queens participated keenly and displayed their ideas on the sheets by the dint of their creativity. The event gave them a chance to showcase their skills and encouraged them to happily include pulses- the nutritious seeds in their diet. The closely contested competition presented a challenging task for the teachers to adjudge the winners. 

 The result is as follows-

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Vedika Singh

IV E

I Position

Afreen

Yoshita Vashist

IV C

IV D

II Position

Kartika Goel

Livia

IV B

IV D

III Position

 


INTER CLASS THE MIND BENDERS – SCIENCE QUIZ (VI)

INTER CLASS THE MIND BENDERS – SCIENCE QUIZ (VI)
20-07-2018: INTER CLASS THE MIND BENDERS – SCIENCE QUIZ (VI)

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”

 

– John F. Kennedy

 

Proper nutrition is one of the most essential elements to being healthy and living a long life.  What we eat becomes our diet, and our diet plays a major role in deciding how healthy we are and how well our body functions. Good health is true wealth, indicated by not just the absence of diseases, but a healthy lifestyle, healthy mental attitude, and healthy ways of relating to all living beings and nature. Most people have some common knowledge on what is good and what is bad for the human body to consume. However, it is not enough just to know which food is good for your body, it is also important to understand why certain foods are important for us. Healthy living ways are harder to develop, though easier to live with. Inculcating healthy lifestyle in our students has been a continuous effort at Queens Valley. 

So, we at QVS, organized a ‘Quiz competition – FOOD, HEALTH and NUTRITION’ for all the students of class VI on 20th July' 18 as a part of Science and Technology month. The aim of this competition was to develop awareness about healthy habits and ways of living among our students. The students participated enthusiastically in this competition. 


The quiz was preceded by a written qualifying round, from which six teams of three students each made the cut, each representing their respective section. The teams faced challenging rounds in this battle of supremacy. The audio visual round prompted them to react quickly to stimuli to answer correctly, and rapid fire round tested their speed. The competition was neck to neck till the final buzzer round, with more points at stake. In the end, class- VIB turned the tables and emerged as winners. The science quiz turned out to be a huge success.

 

All the participants who took part put their best foot forward. Our Queens participated with great zeal. It was a learning experience for the participants as well as for the audience. The audience too appreciated the efforts of our queens. At the end the winners were announced as mentioned below- 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Anshika Raj

Saachi Nagpal

Pragya Singh

 

 

VI B

 

I POSITION

Manya Singh

Manchint Kaur

Ridhima Semwal

 

 

 

 

VI F

 

 

II POSITION

Tanisi Jalan

Mansha Saraswat

Shaina Shresth

 

VI A

 

III POSITION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VIBGYOR-The colouring competition

VIBGYOR-The colouring competition
20-07-2018: VIBGYOR-The colouring competition

“Colour is the finishing touch on everything.”

                                                                                                               “Marc Jacobs”

We celebrate every moment of our life with vibrant colours of nature. They are the source of joy and happiness for everyone. Keeping this in mind, QVS organized VIBGYOR- The Colouring Competition for the queens of Pre-School to Pre-Primary on Monday,16th July,2018and classes I-II on Friday 20th July,2018 with the aim of enhancing eye-hand coordination, confidence and gross motor skills. ‘Rainy Season’ was the theme for Pre-School, ‘International Costumes’ was the theme for Pre-Primary, ‘Nature’ for class I and ‘Fruits and vegetables’ for class II.  This activity was conducted to create awareness about the world and was covered under British Council School Accredition Programme. Pre-School students were encouraged to usebright and vivid colours and let to their imagination. Flow on the drawing sheets during the Colouring competition, children of Pre-Primary were shown a PPT related to international costumes and were encouraged to colour the costumes accordingly. Students were given designed sheets which were judged on the basis of neatness and colour combinations used by the students. The fun they all had in participating in colouring competition is certainly going to add a new chapter to their colourful childhood memories. The winners are-

Pre School

Name

Section

Position

Pratiksha Jena

Angelina

First

Aaradhya Chaturvedi

Rapunzel

Second

Vidushi Arya

Snowwhite

Third

 

Pre Primary

Name

Section

Position

Nihera Pruthy

Elina

First

Sumaila Khan

Alice

Second

Sanvi Goyal

Jasmine

Third

 

Class I

Name

Section

Position

Shuriti Mishra

Daisy

First

Aaliya Jaha

Tulip

Second

Janya

Daffodil

Third

 

Class II

Name

Section

Position

Yashika Sharma

Navya Dahiya

Cherryberry

First

Sonakshi Sahoo

Diksha Pal

Mulberry

Second

Archisha

Sangeeta

Blueberry

Third

 

 

 

 


INTER CLASS PAGE TO STAGE – SCIENCE THROUGH EXPRESSIONS (VIII)
19-07-2018: INTER CLASS PAGE TO STAGE – SCIENCE THROUGH EXPRESSIONS (VIII)

“IT IS HEALTH WHICH IS REAL WEALTH, AND NOT PIECES OF GOLD AND SILVER”
                                                                                           - MAHATMA GANDHI

The use of drama in education can be seen as an alternative to traditional teacher-led, scripted schooling and an answer to the challenges of our current post modern knowledge culture, which aims at deeper conceptual understanding by preparing students to be more creative and create multimodal knowledge.Enacting what they learn has a positive influence on a child’s learning.

 “PAGE TO STAGE” competition was organised at QVS on 19th of July, 2018 for class VIII as  part of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY month under the heads: Mental Health; Hypertension; Flu and Vaccination. The aim of this competition was to impart health education to children through dramatization and also to acquaint them with the laws of health.

The prelims paved the way for the best team from each section into the finals. The queens participated enthusiastically in the competition and gave the judges a tough time in selecting the winners. However, the winners were selected on the basis of confidence, costume, content and presentation.

The winners are:

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Anuranjana

Khushi Rana

Palak Yadav

Shrishti Singh

Shubhi Srivastava

Vedika Madaan

Yashika Rawat

 

 

VIII A

 

 

 

 

 

I Position

Kavishi Jindal
Kavya Sood

Khush Preet Kaur

Khushi Yadav

Sheral

Udita Das

Vishakha Yadav

Yuvika Masand

 

 

 

VIII F

 

 

 

II Position

 


INTERHOUSE SPORTS QUIZ

INTERHOUSE SPORTS QUIZ
18-07-2018: INTERHOUSE SPORTS QUIZ

A healthy nation is always a wealthy nation. Therefore, it is necessary to put emphasis on sports. Both physical and mental well being are the prerequisites of great achievements in man’s life. Incorporating a sport into our lives is important because it helps us to stay active and connectsus with other sport lovers across the world. Sports foster a real sense of community and help us achieve our personal best every time, no matter if we are just doing them for fun as amateurs or as we are professional athletes.

Participating in a sports quiz not only helps the students to amass ample knowledge and wisdom regarding sports but they can also appreciate the value of researching and learn how to work as teams. Quizzes enable students to think from different angles or simply ‘to think out of the box.’

Keeping this in mind, an Inter House Sports Quiz was held for the sports enthusiasts of classes VI to XII on 18th July 2018in the cultural hall.The preliminary round was held in the form of a written test followed by an interactive session for the respective classes i.e. VI to VIII and IX to XI.There were different rounds in the finale such as ‘quotes round, identifying various sports celebs and personalities round, jumbled round and measurement round’ etc. The aim of the competition was to test the knowledge of the students related to sports and games and create more awareness for the same.

All the participants who took part put their best foot forward. On the final score tally, Truth House stood first and Peace House stood second followed by Courage and Integrity house respectively.


The winners are as follows:

NAME

CLASS & SEC

POSITION

Akanksha Dangri

IX E

 

 

I POSITION

Archna

XI A

Yashima Tamolia

VI C

Aashika Yuvraani

VII D

Rasleen Kaur

VIII D

 

NAME

CLASS & SEC

POSITION

Laavanya

IX D

 

 

II POSITION

Bhavya Pokhriyal

XI A

Rayna Gandhi

VI E

Mansi Bhardwaj

VII A

Mahi Sehrawat

VIII D

 


17-07-2018: INTER CLASS JINGLE MINGLE- CREATIVE QUOTIENT (Classes XI-XII)

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

 

Personal  hygiene  is  the  process  of  ensuring  cleanliness  of  all  external  parts  of  the  body  in  order  to  maintain  and  promote  health.  It  is  a  vital  and  effective  way  of  preventing  illness  or  disease.  Everybody  requires  personal  hygiene,  and  for  this  reason,  it  has  become  an  essential  part  of  daily  life  for  most  people. There are millions of products in the market which cater to the same.


In the advertising world, a slogan is everything. Nothing sells a product, or promotes it better, than a slogan that stands out to the consumer. Many times, the best way to sell a slogan is by setting it to a tune. The combination of a good tune and a good slogan can turn a little known product into a household name. For those in the ad world, they know that converting slogans to jingles is a science.

 

With a view to create awareness and promote hygiene and its benefits, QVS conducted a ‘Jingle Mingle’ Competition as part of the ‘Science and Technology Month’ in July 2018 for students of class XI and XII. It was a platform for the students to exhibit, share and display their passion for science through interaction with peers and audiences. The format of the quiz entailed two rounds where in the first round was preliminary. The students of XI and XII were given random products related to health and hygiene. Each team got 5 minutes to prepare an informative and catchy jingle and perform in front of the audience. Top three teams were selected for the final round. The finals took place on 17 July, 2018, wherein all the selected teams competed for the title.

 

QVS encourages positive competition and hopes to bring out the best in all its students through such competitive events, while ensuring that the children learn through all possible ways, not just through books and class-room teaching.

The result is as follows:

 

WINNERS FOR CLASS XI:

 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Sanskreeti Jha

Tanya Saini

XI D

XI D

I Position

I Position

Aarna Singhal

Parul Dangi

XI B

XI B

II Position

II Position

Saijal Shrimal

Shruti Tayal

XI D

XI D

III Position

III Position

 

WINNERS FOR CLASS XII:

 

NAME

CLASS-SECTION

POSITION

Jahnavi Mathur

Muskan

XII D

XII D

I Position

I Position

Prachi Jindal

Shivi Singh

XII B

XII B

II Position

II Position

Akshita Arora

Avni Raj Singh

XII D

XII D

III Position

III Position

 


14-07-2018: Aurora: Seed for Life- Report

As part of the endeavor to provide students with holistic learning that transcends the confines of course books and classroom learning, Queen’s Valley School organized the Inter School Fest ‘Aurora 2018: Seed for Life on 13 and 14 July, 2018. The proceedings of the event were conducted in association with Behes, a non-profit organization that endorses the free flow format of debating with an aim of honing the oratory, analytical and persuasive skills of the participants.

Through the medium of this All Girls’ event, the fest aimed at giving wings of freedom in speech and thought to the female participants in order to encourage them to stimulate their minds and empower the audience with their ideas and thoughts.

The tournament was held as a two day event wherein several schools from Dwarka participated. The event commenced as students joined their hand in reverence, praying to the Almighty to bless the world with harmony, integrity and passion. The melodic symphony was followed by an energetic dance performance, highlighting the need for a healthy combination of body, mind and soul. The cultural programme was followed by an inspiring speech of the school principal, Dr. Namita Sharma, who stressed upon the importance of debating culture and the need to create a platform for youth everywhere to openly express and challenge ideas and opinions on globally relevant issues.

The debate rounds were held on the top two floors of the school building where the rooms were thematically designed with illustrations and quotes. The students categorized under the two categories of ‘Cubs’ and ‘Lioness’ faced their opponents in a series of rounds. The winners of the event were Queen’s Valley School and Indraprastha International School. The best speaker of the event in the Cubs division was also bagged by a student of QVS.

 

To commemorate the event, a panel discussion was conducted on the theme ‘Colours of Women’s Dreams’. The discussion was presided over by eminent speakers like Dr. Jyoti Pathania, Ms. Sabika Naqvi, Ms. Pragya Anand, Ms. Somaya Gupta and Mr. Akhilesh Pandey who shared their thoughts on topics ranging from gender equality, body shaming and positive discrimination to pink tax and gender pay gaps. It was a pleasure to hear the youngsters amongst the audience citing examples of women role models who have smashed glass ceilings and broken the ages-old aphorisms, thus being perfect exemplars to women empowerment.

 


11-07-2018: INVESTITURE CEREMONY

The Student Council is a democratic body which voices the concerns and opinions of students, and empowers them with a sense of liberty accompanied with responsibility. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. A good students’ council introduces activities and projects which act as testing ground for novel ideas which in turn, have the potential to lead the way to constructive change.

In order to prepare students to actively participate in all facets of democratic life, the institution celebrated the spirit of the Indian Constitution by involving all students from classes IX –XII in the selection of the students' governing body. The candidates were chosen after thought provoking group discussions and the ones who shone, were finally selected. All the candidates presented their thoughts in front of all the students suggesting how devotedly they will perform their duties, once selected. The students finally cast their vote for their favourite candidates. This exercise empowered the students to intensively participate in decision making process and helped to inculcate the values of responsibility, academic integrity and exemplary moral conduct. 

The Investiture Ceremony held on 11 July 2018, marked not just the formal announcement of giving away of titles to the newly elected students’ council but also reasserted the belief that the reigns of maintaining a disciplined environment have been entrusted in competent hands. The ceremony was a significant step towards the fulfillment of our aspiration to see our students evolve into responsible individuals- individuals who value dignity of labour and display firmness of mind. 

The ceremony began with the felicitation of the members of the students’ council by the Principal. This was followed by the students taking an oath of sincerity, dedication and transparency in discharging their duties and a reiteration of the significance of the school motto. The event concluded with the Principal’s words of wisdom as she encouraged not only the members of the council to channelise their unbounded potential in a deeply engaging manner but also the student body to participate enthusiastically in realising the goals. 

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KABADDI MATCH
11-07-2018: KABADDI MATCH

A beautiful balance between holding on and letting go is what is required in a game of Kabaddi!

Kabaddi is a popular game in South Asia, and especially in India. The sport is believed to have originated in the southern part of India and still is a very popular sport in most parts of India. It is also a sport in which India has done remarkably well at the international level. India has won every single world cup and the Asian games title in the sport. And QVS is not an exception!

We believe in the importance of games and sports. Participation in games and sports invariably ensures good health and fitness. Sports enhance children’s physical growth. Therefore, we at QVS organised a Kabaddi match for our queens.

Inter-house Kabaddi competition was organized on 11th-July-2018 in the school playground. The girls of class VI-VIII and IX-XIII took part in the match. Teams of both the groups were divided according to their house – Courage, Integrity, Peace and Truth. The game was completed in three rounds.

The enthusiasm and increased participation in a very traditional sport like kabaddi amongst our queens itself is the greatest achievement of this Inter-house Kabaddi Competition. Our queens participated with great zeal and enthusiasm.Their performance stimulated the atmosphere and turned it absolutely electrifying. The spectators witnessed a nail-biting competition. WINNER: COURAGE HOUSE

NAME