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'JUNIOR EDITOR' - Times NIE

Success is not the result of one day's work, it entails step by step hard work and planning. TANMAYA MURTHY of class IX also achieved her target by overcoming several obstacles. In order to be a part of the editorial team of a youth newspaper under Times NIE initiative

TANMAYA stood out from strength of 207 other students from all over Delhi and NCR who had come to Times NIE centre at Daryaganj to give it a try.

Finally along with 36 other shortlisted students Tanmaya doned the hat of the editor of 'My Dream Kinda Newspaper'. These chosen few, under the guidance of Nikhat Kazmi and Allen O' Brien, were then given a peep into the world of journalism. Students in this workshop visited the Times NIE press at Sahibabad and got familiar with various facets of journalism like reporting, sub editing, writing critical reviews, commentaries and page designing.

TANMAYA described the 11 day workshop to be a hectic but great learning experience. Working and interacting with students much senior to her helped her gain confidence. The bonding within the group led to great results, work wise and her group was adjudged the best in the exercise of sub editing.

After a fruitful workshop TANMAYA seems a lot more confident. Having gained a glimpse of the world of journalism she knows that it's not as much a cakewalk as it appears to be to a layman. She suggests that Creative-Writing exercises at school contribute in honing the skills for journalism aspirants.




NIE STUDENT OF THE YEAR - (2009-10)

True to the name Queen's Valley is turning Li'l princesses into queens!! Nupur Joshi of class IX beat all her contenders to be crowned as 'Student of the Year' for the year 2009-10.

The 'queen' was honoured by TIMES NIE post a grueling competition among all the students. Nupur and 2 other students were shortlisted on the basis of their reciprocity to the questionnaire sent by Times NIE.

Nupur overcame the odds and emerged out to be the Student of the Year (2009-10). She indeed, has set high standards for the upcoming generations of queens at QVS. Way to go Queens!!




18.06.2010-Newspaper usage for art and craft

In sync with R-2 i.e. Reduce the second level of R-4 initiative taken by QVS, an art and craft workshop was conducted at QVS for teachers on 18th jun10 with help of old newspapers, fevicol and scissors, the teachers, under the guidance of Mr. Dalchand worked wonders and created things like paper bags, wall-hangings, masks etc.

It was an enjoyable and lively session through out. In stark contrast to their usual cognitive experiences, the cutting-pasting activity involved the teachers motor skills. Caught among the piles of newspapers around them, teacher's could be seen enjoying the activity.




17.06.2010-The art of public speaking

Speaking is an art which, if accomplished well, touches the heart and soul of the listener.

Teaching, becomes effective if the teacher has a thorough hold of this art. Mrs. Ira Sehgal, the resource person enlightened the teachers at QVS on the same. A plethora of ideas came from teacher's end too. Each and every vital aspect of Public Speaking was touched upon - body language, clarity of diction, logical reasoning, fluency etc. She also conducted an interactive session by inviting the teachers to debate on various educational topics. Being a national level debtor herself, she gave valuable inputs on preparing students for debates. It was a lively and highly informative session.




16.06.2010-Collage making

Through a familiar activity, collage making workshop held at QVS turned out to be anything but that. Simple twists and turns of paper in the hands of a skillful resource person, Ms. Silky Khanna, led to creation of unexpected and marvelous pieces of work. In addition to serving the purpose of beautiful art work, the collage work conveyed social messages like save water, save paper, save environment etc.

A blend of simplicity and attractive appearance not just made the collage eye-catching but also turned out to be a success in appealing to the on-lookers. Not only teachers but also the students can avail the utility of this activity, through their teachers.




15.06.2010-Usage of newspaper articles in the classroom

A greatly informative workshop on "Newspaper Usage in Classroom Teaching" was conducted by the person Mrs. Ira Sehgal. Emphasising the importance of making the students proficient in functional aspect of English language. She stressed upon encouraging newspaper reading habits among them.

She encouraged the teachers to utilize newspaper as an effective tool for their day to day teaching. Reading , comprehension exercises, G.K., note making etc. are some of the many exercises which can be taken up with the newspapers as each child is equipped with her own copy of newspaper in the classroom. Hence the workshop stressed upon ensuring effective usage in English, Science as well as Social Science




14.06.2010-19.6.2010-Calligraphy workshop

Hand writing reflects a person's character and beautiful handwriting is a gift. Other than the scientifically recommended Marion Richardson script, QVS teachers tried their hands at calligraphic techniques to this straight script. Effectively taken up by Mr. Anup Das, a well experienced calligrapher, the five days workshop witnessed an enthusiastic participation by the teachers.

An equal zest was displayed by SGS teachers who joined their counter parts at QVS to learn this art of beautiful writing. Learning the alphabet in different fonts and sizes right from the scratch, made the teachers nostalgic about their initial learning days. The workshop indeed left the teachers treasure of handwriting art brimming.
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