Our schools bid June goodbye after a week of celebrations, intense competition, fresh start under a new student leadership and a feature to remember.
As the festival of Ramadan concluded at the start of the week, pre-schoolers from all our campuses observed the ‘Ramadan Appreciation Week’ across the seven days. Ekya JP Nagar was lucky to host Ms. Sumaya, our kind parent who accepted our invitation to come down and take the pre-primary students through story of Ramadan. Tiny tots from Ekya Kanakapura also joined in on the celebrations by dressing up for the festival while our ITPL students got know more about the holy month thanks to the guest speeches by Ms. Asifa and Mrs. Nida Khan.
Speaking of reasons to celebrate, Ekya students did us proud as their models were featured on the World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) 2017 Exhibition held at Gallery Manora, Bangalore. These models are products of the annual Design Thinking Challenge organized by and for the Ekya community to tackle social relevant problems and answer human centred challenges such as ‘How might we better integrate the elderly into Bangalore’s society?’ and ‘How might we solve the garbage problem in Bangalore to improve the lives of citizens? With designers, artists and the industry’s who’s who attending the exhibit, our children’s work was put in the spotlight, sharing space with the exhibits from Tanishq, Tata Elxsi Id, Srishti Institute of Art, Ezetap and Footsy.
As we celebrate our students’ achievements, our Grade 4 student Ashwat Prasanna deserves to be lauded for authoring a book titled “Journey Through Space Time – Unlock the Secrets of Space”. At the age of eight, our young author from Ekya JP Nagar has compiled his thoughts on six different topics in Science – from the explaining the age of the Universe to answering how the Earth was made and why the Sun is so hot.
Over at the Kanakapura Road campus, our tiny tots observed Animal Day – some coming to school dressed as their favourite animals while a few others had their animal toys to accompany them to class.
Not far away, our pre-schoolers at the BTM campus celebrated ‘Scientist Day’, donning the lab coats of Issac Newton, Albert Einstein, Abdul Kalam, Aryabhatta, and Graham Bell amongst the many eminent personalities in the field. In addition to learning more about their work, our little budding scientists were also audience to several experiments that were demonstrated by some of parents who joined in on the fun.
As our young students dressed up to mark these special days, our older children at the ITPL campus dressed up for a competitive week. Agni House fielded their best line-up to take on Bhoomi House on the Basketball court as the campus hosted its second match of the Inter-house Basketball Tournament. An intense game from the get-go, Bhoomi house took home the win with a score of 36-26.
It was not just the game of Basketball that made the week exciting at our ITPL School; Election Day came by as our budding leaders concluded their week long campaigning and the school came together to vote.
Elected into the school’s Student Council, our election winners took their oaths and were sworn in as Council members at the Investiture ceremony led by Ms. Sharmila Choudhary, Senior Director of Academics at Ekya.
With the week that was, we at Ekya Schools look forward to July and welcome all that lies ahead with this new month.