An Introduction to British Council's International School Award (ISA)
The world is gradually turning into a Global Village and it is quintessential to understand, adopt, appreciate and adjust with Global Culture which is a confluence of myriad cultures existing around the world. A school is a veritable learning field and we gain and gather a great deal both in active and passive manner but in a continuous manner. The learning is of different kinds, scholastic and co-scholastic and now a novel dimension has got added i.e. learning about the world which we popularly term as Global Exposure. This kind of exposure is highly important and completely unavoidable as only those are able to thrive who have its understanding and experience.
Shri Ram Centennial School is firmly determined to transform each and every student into Global Denizen of tomorrow. British Council’s International School Award (ISA) is an ambitious measure taken by school in this regard and the outcomes are phenomenal. Under this drive, the school has undertaken seven progressive projects approved by British Council. The projects are diverse in nature and bring great level of understanding to the students regarding different areas, in fact; they act as eye-opener for teachers and students alike.
The activities undertaken under each project involve a lot of interaction not only amongst each other but with the counterparts in different parts of the globe. Moreover, the activities involve great deal of hands-on practice and complete involvement of each student at all the levels. The amount of research, efforts and fun involved is inspiring and open the new gateways to everyone participating.
The school has decided to adopt and implement many such initiatives in due course of time for the development and benefit of all.
About the Project- "Animal World: Conserve the Fauna"
The insensitivity and indifferent attitude of human beings is quite evident from the way they have encroached the territories meant for the animal kingdom. They showed least concern about respecting the existence of the animal species and the insensitivity still exists. The animals were slaughtered and their regions were forcibly captured forcing them to recede in the interiors of the woods. Many animal species became extinct and some are on the verge of extinction and have fallen into the category of endangered ones. All these undesirable developments have led to human-animal conflict at a great level and scale. The school chose this Project under British Council’s International School Award (ISA) in order to make the students realize the fact that other living beings and species also co-exist and we must be highly tolerant and respectful towards their existence and survival and let them strive and thrive in their own unique kingdom.
The students gave heart touching performances and took part in several activities that showcased the plight of the animals who cannot express vividly and clearly as we can but fighting their way out to survive, but require complete support and cooperation of the superior living species, humans.
Further, the students learned the fact that with vanishing of several animal species, the food chain is getting disturbed beyond repair and measures have to be taken to retain it.
The related activities undertaken in this regard were:
Visit to the Zoo
A trip to the Zoological Park was organised for K.G.II students to make them understand about different animals,their habitat and their young ones under the Project.
One can measure the greatness and the moral progress of a nation by looking how it treats its animals.Bearing this in mind, the students of Grades II,III and VI were shown a video on animal habitat, their eating habits and reason for the extinction of few animal species and the students reflected their views about it.
The students got inside the garb of various animals and showcased the plight of these wonderful creatures who have all the rights to breathe and live happily and without any sort of fear. It was a highly colourful activity with a strong and vivid message attached along.
Model Making Activity
The students of Grade II with empathy in their heart towards animals were involved in Model making Activity as a part of the Project.
The younger students of the school participated in Mask Making Activity under the British Council's International School Award's Project- Animal World: Conserve the Fauna.The masks depicted various animals and they put it up urging in a silent yet firm manner that let these living beings survive with dignity and respect and let us not put their lives into jeopardy.
The students of the school prepared posters urging the masses to stop cruelty against animals and how essential it is to co-exist with absolute peace and harmony. The activity of Poster Making was a part of Animal World: Conserve the Fauna, one of the seven projects taken under British Council's International School Award.
The level of energy, care and concern in the hearts of the students were touching.