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26.08.2013 – Inter-House Gymnastics

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and balance. Participation in gymnastics helps children become physically active, stay fit and healthy.

The challenging nature of gymnastics requires commitment and concentration. The structure of gymnastic lessons teaches children how hard work and dedication pays off. The Gymnastics Academy of Boston also believes that gymnastics gives children an opportunity to learn about social skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, being quiet and respecting others.

This is precisely the reason for which Queen's Valley School has included gymnastics as part of its curriculum. To promote gymnastics and increase an interest in students, QVS organised an Inter School Gymnastics competition on 26th of August, 2013 with the aim of ensuring maximum participation and mesmerising performances by the flexible queens of the school.

The young gymnasts warmed up the stage with some floor exercises, cart wheel, balancing beam and various trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics. The audience was left spell bound as they witnessed the difficult exercises and balancing postures.

The queens of QVS participated with great zeal and the ability and enthusiasm they displayed in every move was awe-inspiring. They successfully proved that gymnastics does help children build a range of motor and coordination skills and assists in developing a good sense of body awareness. Whether it is recreational gymnastics or with a competition squad, skills learned in gymnastics can benefit a child's overall development.

“Gymnastics will never be equal or fair, but it should be fun and accessible to as many kids as possible."

The Winners are:

Group I (Class III-VI):
Category Name Class House Position
Artistic Gymnastics Megha Rao VI-D Truth First
Rhythmic Gymnastics Pitambra Shrivastava IV-F Courage First

Group II (Class VII-IX):
Category Name Class House Position
Artistic Gymnastics Monalika Chaudhary VII-C Integrity First
Rhythmic Gymnastics Ria Thakur VII-B Truth First

23.08.2013 – Inter-Class Competition- Culinary Delights- Taste of India on a Platter (VI, VII, IX AND X)

‘We first eat with our eyes and then with our mouths’

It is said that children can be moulded the way you want. Taking a cue from this, Queen’s Valley School offered its Queen’s a different ‘menu’ all together. Apart from the daily routine of assigning kids with homework and class work, children got an opportunity to learn the art of cooking. A competition ‘Culinary Delights- Taste of India on a Platter’ was organised in the school for classes V, VII, IX AND X.

Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, reflecting unique environmental, economic and cultural traditions. Cooks themselves also vary widely in skill and training. Our own ‘Chefs’ in the making tried their hands at cooking a famous Mumbai snack. The participants from classes V prepared the mouth watering ‘bhelpuri’. The Queens had a wonderful time using ladles and spoons to mix ‘namkeen’, ‘chutney’, chips, ‘seasoning’ to create various flavours of ‘bhelpuri’.

The participants from class VII had to make Chocolate Fudge, Mocktail Blue, Golgappa Tokri and Sweet corn Kosambari Salad without the use of cooking gas. It was a wonderful experience for them as they learnt to make simple yet interesting snack all by themselves.

Young master chefs of class IX, and X had to choose an Indian state and organise different stalls to display the dishes of that state. The states which were represented during the competition were Delhi, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Catering to the tastes and cuisines of India, the Queens prepared a variety of dishes which included salad, starters, main course meal, papri, desserts etc. Participants were judged on the basis of hospitality, taste of dishes, decoration of stalls, and number of items as well as presentation of the dish- keeping in mind that if the food was decorated well, it added a different flavour to the food.

Activities in cooking enable the students to become independent in thought and work. This also builds an attitude of sharing among students. When they cook, they have to share and similarly while eating they share their food. Organising various stalls will help to develop their organisational skills.

Class V:
Name Section Position
Nitya Singh V A I
Lavisha Mehta V C II
Ishika Dagar V D III

Class VII:
Name Section Position
Sonal Chauhan VII-A I
Khushi Joshi VII-A II
Simran Gupta VII-A III
Harshita VII-B I
Vidhi VII-B II
Ishika Bushiraja VII-C I
Anshita Yadav VII-C II
Pranjal VII-D I
Ananya Gaur VII-D II

Class IX-X:
Name Section Position
Akanksha Godara, Akanksha Gupta, Akshita Agarwal, Apoorva Agarwal, Ashima Aggrwal, Ekta Singh, Gunika Jain, Hema Sharma, Himanshi Godara,
Jyoti Agarwal, Khumani, Komal Yadav, Prachi Mishra, Prachi Rana, Pragati Yadav, Prisicilla Nisha Samuel, Ritu Chopra, Sarita Nishad, Shalini Jha,
Shivani Verma, Taniya Mittal, Vertika Rawat,
Vidhi Yadav
Aanchal Thapar, Aarti, Ananya Thakur, Bhavika Dhoke, Bhavya Sharma, Hema Georgina Biswas,
Mahima Chakma, Mahima Rana, Manbahaar Kaur Kalsi, Manisha Tyagi, Megha, Muskan Ahlawat,
Namrata Verma, Navita Jhangu, Niharika, Nikita Meshram, Nitika Kocher, Sahaj Preet Kaur, Shristi Gahlot, Shruti Gupta, Srishti Sharan, Sunali Dembla,
Sweety Vashisht, Tanya Singh, Yashika Gola

22.08.2013 – Inter House Roller Skating Competition

“You know you’re a skater when skating is your life and the rest is just spare time.”

The skating rink of QVS was filled with cheer when the nimble-footed Queens showed their agility on roller skates. QVS believes in making its Queens spry and what can be better than the roller skates. QVS, thus, organised a roller-skating competition for the Queens of classes III-XII.

Roller-skating is a sport that involves quick-thinking, promptness and special athletic skills. It keeps us healthy and in shape. It also helps to improve stamina, body control and sportsmanship. Not just this, it also helps in improving concentration. Children who practice skating are physically and mentally active. It helps in developing all the major muscles of legs and abdomen. Keeping in view, the benefits involved, skating is an important part of QVS. To encourage the Queens and to praise those who are the best, QVS organised the Roller-Skating competition on 22/08/2013.

The competition was conducted at three levels- heats, semi-finals and finals. The participants showed the skills of forward stride and balance. The Queens applauded the participants with great zeal and vigour. This really motivated the participants. The winners were selected in three categories: inline, adjustable and shoe skating. The following were selected as winners:

Group 1-( III-V)
Winner: Peace House

Category Name Class Position House
Inline Skates Tamanna Hooda IV-A 1st Peace
Muskan Trehan V-E 2nd Courage
Vidhi Dagar V-C 3rd Peace
Adjustable Skates Unnati Tiwari IV-A 1st Peace
Poorva IV-D 2nd Courage
Kashish Gulia V-C 3rd Peace
Shoe Skates Tanisha Malik V-A 1st Courage
Gunjan Yadav V-C 2nd Truth
Tejika Godara V-D 3rd Peace

Group 2-(VI-VIII)
Winner: Integrity House

Category Name Class Position House
Inline Skates Vinni Joon VI-D 1st Integrity
Chhavi Shokeen VIII-A 2nd Peace
Vanshika VI-D 3rd Courage
Adjustable Skates Riya Solanki VI-C 1st Courage
Tarushi Tiwari VI-D 2nd Integrity
Devanshi VIII-A 3rd Peace
Shoe Skates Jiya Adhikari VI-D 1st Integrity
Simran Yadav VI-B 2nd Peace
Astha VI-C 3rd Peace

Group 3-(IX-XII)
Winner: Truth House

Category Name Class Position House
Inline Skates Vaidhai Singh IX-A 1st Truth
Adjustable Skates Akanksha XII-B 2nd Integrity
Shoe Skates Parul Adhikari XI-C 1st Truth
Binisha Kumar IX-A 1st Integrity

21.08.2013 – Inter Class Parliamentary Debate – Classes XI & XII

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

Debates are a great way for students to express themselves and put their opinions across to others. Students have to research topic, prepare for the debate and think on their feet as they practice public speaking.

As part of the cultural month an Inter class competition for class XI and XII was held at Queen’s Valley school students on 21st August 2013.The topic was “Democracy does not mean that politician can do what they want”.

It was an interesting experience. The students spoke with great confidence as they put forward their views on the politicians of today and the bygone era. The students were judged on the basis of expression, content, voice modulation, and confidence.

The impulsive and strong views of the speakers were effective enough to stimulate the audience.

The competition inculcated confidence and good speaking skills in the participants. It also helped the audience to know the role of politicians in a democracy.

The winners are:

Class XI:

Name Class & Section Position
Deepanshi Yadav XI-B First
Subhalakshmi XI-A Second

Class XII:
Name Class & Section Position
Anshu Yadav XII-A First
Simran Singh XII-A Second

21.08.2013 – Inter Class Nukkad Natak - Street Play Competition

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 amongst the masses. A street play, or “Nukkad Natak”, is characterized by highly enthusiastic and energetic performance so as to attract maximum crowd. These spaces can be anywhere, including shopping centers, car parks, recreational reserves and street corners. They are especially seen in outdoor spaces where there are large numbers of people.

Keeping this in mind an Inter Class Street Play (Nukkad Natak) for Class 8 was organised for students of Class VIII on 21st August 2013, wherein the students could exhibit their ideas on social issues, environmental issues etc. The students performed in simple costumes carrying simple props. The basic impact of their performance depended on their natural vocal and physical ability. The inclusion of dance and mime made their performances effective and entertaining.

The topics chosen were Save mother earth, Relevance of Water, Child Labour, Issues related to Women. The participants were judged on the basis of-Presentation, Script, Coordination of the Team and the Message of the play.

Finally, after the show a group discussion was conducted with the audience in order to whether the message of the plays had been conveyed to them.

The winners are:
Name Section Position
Twinkle Yadav
Shweta Yadav
Anjali Kumari
Alka Meena
Shreshta Solanki
Rupal Singh
VIII D First

19.08.2013 – Inter Class Rakhi Making Competition

“Friends may come and go, but siblings are forever”

Relationships are the essence of any festivity and it holds true for any Indian festival. The name 'Raksha Bandhan' suggests 'a bond of protection'. This ceremony is a symbolic everlasting bond between brothers and sisters that reinforces ties between them even across continents.

Raksha Bandhan was on 20th August. Keeping this in mind, a Rakhi making competition was organized by the school on 19/8/13, where in the students got an opportunity to exhibit their artistic skills. Children were required to make Rakhis out of waste. It was great watching them use a variety of things like cotton, papers, pencil shavings, flowers, leaves, etc. to create a ‘Bond of Love’.

The winners are:
Name Section Position
Ayushi Singh III-F Ist
Pearl Vikas III-B 2nd
Akshika III-E 3rd

16.08.2013 – Inter Class Quiz Competition - Constitution of India

“The Constitution of India lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles. It specifies the fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of citizens.”

A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state, other institute or a society is governed.

We, at Queen’s Valley School believe in providing enriching experience to our queens and to ensure this a Cultural Month was structured to enhance acquaintance of our queens about our country, for which an inter-class quiz competition on ‘The Constitution Of India’ was organized for class VI on August 16, 2013 and for class IX on August 29, 2013. The preliminary round of the same was held on August 13, 2013 and August 21, 2013 respectively. Students selected after the preliminary round took part in the final round in the Cultural Hall. The main purpose was to make them take pride in the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world, containing 444 articles in 22 parts, 12 schedules and 118 amendments. Besides, this activity was taken up to make our Queens aware of our rich inheritance.

The queens were tested on their knowledge about the Constitution of India. It proved a great success as it not only checked our queens’ responsiveness but also enriched their knowledge. The queens participated with great zeal. Their performance was a pleasing experience for the judges as well as for the audience which appreciated and motivated the participants with their applause.

The event acted as a confidence inoculation for them and gave them an opportunity to display their aptitude and knowledge. It was a learning experience for the participants as well as for the audience.

Winners Class
Isha Yadav
Isha Panwar
Harshita Goswami
Ritika Sharma
Komal Dagar
Sourvi Halder
Sanyukta Kalita

13.08.2013 – Independence Day Celebration at QVS

“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.“
Peter Marshall

The youth of today bears the maximum responsibility to carve a better future for the nation. It not only holds the power to lay a firm foundation but also to uproot every undignified element from the face of the nation. The training for the same is majorly imparted by the school and family.

Amidst the buzz of preparation and practice along the corridors of QVS, the 13th day of August 2013 drew up multihued Independence Day celebration in the school. The students of class 9th and 10th were an enthusiastic ensemble of participants who conveyed the message that ‘They Think, They Respect and They Act’ through a musical ballet christened – RENDEZVOUS WITH INDIA. The programme bits were bonded by the marionettes Shubh and Chintak who captured the attention of the audience.

To commence with, the honoured guests of the day were presented with a small souvenir of love and gratitude from the QVS family. It was succeeded by a heartfelt prayer to the almighty for showering his love from heaven. A classical dance performance was gracefully embedded in it.

Afterwards the national flag was unfurled by respected Chairman Sir Mr. S.K. Sachdeva. Our tricoloured possession of ages is envisaged to be a fortunate witness of the 15th day of August in 1947. Chairman Sir enlightened the young queens with his stimulating addressal.

Following it was the musical ballad which brought about glimpses of our unforgettable freedom fighters like Mangal Pandey, Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi and Mahatma Gandhi. The message of being one like the ‘panch tattva’ or the five elements was also incorporated in the ballet. It was a straight message to the youth that any expected transformation is achieved only through firm determination and efforts in the right direction. They are bestowed with the massive liability to learn from the past and merge it in the future.

Nearing the end, the grand finale event took place wherein all the participants assembled on the stage to take a vow to build a shining India. A vote of thanks was proposed in the end to the honourable guests who had graced the occasion with their esteemed presence.

Even after the programme the corridors remained buzzing as the queens chirped, cherished and chatted happily about their fantastic learning experience.

07.08.2013 – Monuments of India : Quiz Competition

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

It is well known that historical places are important because they hold history with in them that can be conveyed to future generations. We can study history better with the help of such monuments as they introduce us to the lifestyle, culture, religion and traditions of the people who witnessed the construction of these monuments.

Moreover, India is a country that has been ruled by many kings and emperors. Many of the rulers have built monuments to commemorate important events of their lives and their relationship with their loved ones, public and even God. They have used the best construction material and architectural styles available at that time. Hence, study of monuments is important to understand different eras of history.

An inter-class quiz competition on ‘Monuments Of India’ was organized for class IV. The preliminary round of the competition was held on 05 Aug 2013. Students selected after the preliminary round took part in the final round on 07 Aug 2013. The final round had four rounds. The questions that were asked were related to identification of the monuments, their location, the person who built them, purpose of building those monuments and the monuments that have been recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Our Queens participated with great zeal. The event acted as a confidence booster for them and gave them a chance to showcase their talent and knowledge. It was a learning experience for the participants as well as for the audience. The audience too appreciated the efforts of the queens.

The winners are:
Name Class & Section Position
Kriti Mittal, Rishika Bandyopadhyay,
Diya Godara
IV E First
Anvesha Jain, Komal Solanki, Drishti Sharma IV A Second
Kusum Sharma, Pratishtha Shukla, Sanskriti IV B Third

07.08.2013 – The Queens excel again!!!!!!!!!!
At the CBSE Regional Science Exhibition 2013

For the second time in a row the Queens did their alma mater proud at the CBSE Regional Science Exhibition – 2013. The main theme for this year’s exhibition was Science and Society. In keeping with this theme and under the sub theme – Information and Educational Technology - the Queen’s created the model – My Learning Bench – a tool for visually impaired students. From among 200 exhibits this was selected for the National Level Science Exhibition.

To be selected to represent the school for the National Level Exhibition is an honour and to achieve this for the second time in a row is a rare honour indeed.

03.08.2013 – Science Exhibition- “INNOVENTIONS-2013”

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”
– Albert Einstein

New ideas grow in the minds of children. It is important to provide them opportunities to express these ideas. Exhibitions are opportunities where ideas will begin to bloom for the development of the world.

To encourage our budding scientists and giving them an opportunity to present their scientific ideas, QVS organized a Science Exhibition – “INNOVENTIONS” on 27th July and 3rd August’2013, as part of the Science and Technology Month. Students from class III-X participated in the exhibition. Students transformed scientific concepts and facts into creative and interesting models.

The exhibits included Eco Friendly House, Phases of the Moon, Hydraulic Lift, Magnetic Doll, Electric Buzzer, Grey water treatment, Rainwater Harvesting Method, Light Houses, Biogeochemical cycles and many more.

The exhibition was open to parents and they showed keen interest in the work of young future scientists. The effort put in by the students were appreciated by all.

The Science Exhibition turned out to be a tremendous success. The exhibition covered the three main fields in Science, namely- Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It presented the students with a great opportunity to showcase their talent and bring out either the ‘Innovator’ or the ‘Inventor, in every young individual.
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