Specialty Of Trees
Trees! Trees! Oh, my trees!
Trees are magic!
Trees are green!
Trees are special!
Trees help us breathe!
Look! Look! Look at the trees!
When their leaves are swaying in the breeze!
Save! Save! Save the trees!
It will save the whole Earth!
People! People! Don’t cut trees!
It will make our Earth beautiful!
By, Arianna Tayenjam, Grade 2C, Ekya ITPL
It was a nice spring morning in the jungle. Do you know who I am? My name is Mark and I am a Zoologist. I work with the animal rescue service which is right in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. I look after the animals and take care of the animals that get hurt in the jungle.
I was at the Amazon rainforest with my best friend, Boxer who keeps the rescue center clean. We were eating breakfast and talking about the new animal that we had seen in the rainforest yesterday. We finished breakfast and Boxer’s wife came out of her room. She ate her favorite breakfast which was a croissant dipped in chocolate milk with marshmallows. We went up to the terrace while she was having her breakfast.
On the terrace, we spotted a giraffe with a crooked neck. I got into my rescue truck and drove to the place where we saw the giraffe, as fast as possible. With the help of my crane, I put the giraffe in my truck. I took it to the place where we take care of the wounded animals. It’s a big space with fences around it and dormitories for the animals to stay and recover.
I took the giraffe out of my truck and parked it. I took a look at the giraffe. There was a branch stuck around its neck. I took off the branch and it looked like the giraffe’s neck got stuck in a tree and it tried to pull out the small branch but was not able to. There was also some wound and I put medicine on the wound. We also took an X-ray of the giraffe’s neck and two bones in the neck were broken. We put a bandage around the neck and neck support around the bandage. It would take 2 months for the neck to heal. So, we decided to build a place where he could stay safely, next to the dormitories where all the other animals stay. We named him Andberry because he loves berries.
It was a long day and finally, it was time for bed. I was very happy that we were able to save the giraffe and I could take a rest.
By, Arianna Tayenjam, Grade 2C, Ekya ITPL
I joined Ekya Schools in May, 2021 and my experience in Ekya School, Byrathi has been an enriching one till now. I am sure this experience will continue in the future. The primary reason for such an experience has been my inculcation into the IGCSE curriculum. I teach Environmental Management and Biology in Grade 9. What is particularly engrossing for me is the use of practical skills and analytical thinking that are promoted in the highest standards in this curriculum. This helps the teachers to learn along with the students. I have found that the subjects involve topics that are explicable in a very conceptual manner.
The focus is on applying these to the real world to enhance students’ understanding of the concept. It helps develop a story around every concept. Also, all the chapters are linked to each other, forming a holistic network of understanding around the entire subject. I particularly enjoy helping students make these interconnections in my lessons. For example, subjects like Environmental Management concern a lot of important issues that are transdisciplinary in nature and draw on disciplines like Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, etc to name a few. All of this and never missing crucial facts that affect us at individual, local and even national and global levels.
My students enjoy the various tools and resources and respond well to new ways of learning in my Biology lessons. This also drives me and other teachers to think of conducting lessons in an innovative manner. Overall, the students are involved in learning in an experiential manner that has a very practical and hands-on approach. It also helps in a smooth flow of communication between the teachers and the students, leading to better understanding. The IGCSE curriculum, overall, has been a real learning experience for me and I look forward to more in the days to come.
Senior Grade Faculty, Ekya Byrathi