Akal Academy, Baru Sahib celebrated its 28th Annual Day and the PYP Exhibition by the Grade V students of the IB Authorized PYP School (new campus) on November 06, 2016. Soumya Sambasivan IPS, superintendent of police, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh was the Chief Guest. The Grade V students of PYP had chosen “Sharing the Planet” as the theme for their exhibition. The Central Idea was related to the changing biodiversity and how it can affect human kind. Students displayed their findings through PPTs and displays and conveyed the message through models and live stage presentations. Even the smaller children were included in some part of the live presentation to make the punch line ‘ Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is Future” more meaningful and resolution to take small steps towards the protection of depleting biodiversity clearer and all inclusive.
Akal Academy, Baru Sahib being a fully residential school, organise various extracurricular activities after the study hours. Short glimpses of some major such activities held in 2016:
The program was organised by “ Amul House” on 07 October 2016. Each of the four ‘Houses’ organised cultural glimpses from four regions including festivals, clothes, food and artefacts specific to these regions. It provided the PYP students an insight to the diverse culture among various regions.
PYP students presented a fancy dress show, on 16 September 2016 , which enabled them to reflect their learning from the themes associated to related concepts like leaders and occupations; related to the memorable characters from the stories they read during “Drop Everything And Read’’ sessions and to personify their favourite sports idols.
Akal Academy, Baru Sahib situated in the lap of nature surrounded by beautiful mountains and valleys, provides ample opportunities to explore nature through outdoor study sessions by the inquiring students of PYP. They visit farmland, small scale industries, services in the neighbourhood, conduct interview with experts from various areas as part of their units of inquiry.
House-wise performance was organised on 02 September 2016 to exhibit the articulation of Learner Profiles by four moral based stories enacted in front of the school gathering.
Ajay House organised the Science and space Quiz in the second week of September based on the modern developments, discoveries and inventions in Science and space exploration. Amul House was the winner of the evening.
This bi-monthly indoor activity is conducted in the classrooms providing exclusive time for students to read their favourite articles/novels/stories of their choice apart from the time given for reading in the PYP library.
Maths Quiz was organised on 11 June 2016 to identify and appreciate the Math Wizards of the block. Amul House participants came out as the winners of the show. Separate rounds were conducted for Early Years and Primary Group.
Save energy club of the PYP block organised a short display of solar devices that can be used for various purposes like lighting, cooking etc in order to make people aware of the vast possibilities of harnessing the solar energy as a substitute for energy source.
Mr. M P Singh, the Project Coordinator for use of Solar Energy in the campus was also present on the occasion and interacted with students clearing their queries.
Amul House organised the quiz on 28 May 2016 separately for the Early Year group and Primary Group. It was a good opportunity for students to reflect upon the proficiency of their vocabulary. Atul House participants scored the maximum.
Ajay House organised the Hindi Role Play based on moral based stories connected to cleanliness, all are equal, not to be selfish and be good to others on 21 May 2016. About 70 students got opportunity to exhibit their talents in acting. It was, indeed, a memorable event to see the small children in colourful costumes performing on the stage in front of many parents.
This was another indoor activity on 06 May 2016 where students used mainly the waste materials available in their classes and school to create some beautiful and useful products like small models, pen/pencil stands etc and displayed in their classrooms.
Earth day activities were organised by the ‘Go Green Club” of the PYP block on 22 April 2016. Early Years group had leaf painting as their activity. Grade 2 and 3 were engaged in poster making and slogan writing to highlight the importance of saving the earth and Grade IV and V was out on a plantation drive in the campus and neighbouring areas.
In accordance to the tradition of Akal Academy, Baru sahib, the first stage activity is presented by the “ New-comers/ Freshers’’ of the year. The newly admitted students are given an opportunity to perform their talents in the form of speech, dance, singing or acting. This activity was organised by Abhay House on 16 April 2016. All the new students participated in the activity.
Students were given an opportunity to display their handwriting, when returned from the winter break. It helped teachers to understand where each child stands after the long 2-month holidays and take remedial measures for improvement.
Akal Academy, Baru Sahib is an IB Authorised world School for Primary Years Program since 2013. The IB provides high-quality, innovative face-to-face professional development to help new, experienced and expert school leaders and educators understand, support and successfully deliver IB programmes. Here’s the list of various authorized IB workshops attended by the educators of Akal Academy, Baru Sahib to support the implementation of the program.
Akal Academies, under the aegis of Kalghidhar Trust, provide modern scientific education blended into itself the traditional mind enshrining techniques, schedules and disciplines that were followed in popular and famous learning temples or Gurukuls that inculcate spiritual values through the value-based program implemented in all the 129 schools. The combination of both modern scientific education and spiritual rejuvenation works in an excellent partnership wherein the spirituality acts as a controller of vices and ego by helping students learn to take full command over their brains and they eventually grow learning how to be good human being, as promoters of world peace and universal brotherhood. The day begins with the Morning Prayer. Students regularly recite prayer before and after partaking meals. Students and staff members wind up the school hours with the evening prayers. It’s habitual to say the prayers before going to sleep. Special programs are organised to commemorate various divine events.