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Ekya / September 08, 2023 Posted by : administrator
Being appointed as the head girl of the school is an honour that comes with immense responsibilities. However, these responsibilities can sometimes clash with your academic commitments, making it crucial to find a balance that allows you to excel both as a head girl and a diligent student. 

Management is the key to maintaining a successful equilibrium between the head girl’s responsibilities and studies. I chalk out a detailed schedule that includes my homework, study time, and head girl duties. I allocate specific time slots for each task and stick to my plan as consistently as possible.

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of my head girl role and set illogical and unfeasible goals. However, I make sure my goals are achievable and realistic in my leadership role and studies. I break down larger objectives into smaller, manageable tasks. We must celebrate our successes, whether organizing a successful event or taking a test. This positive reinforcement will keep us motivated to excel in all areas.

Striking a balance between head girl responsibilities and studies might seem daunting, but it’s entirely achievable with careful planning, prioritization, and effective time management. Remember that being a successful head girl doesn’t mean sacrificing your academic achievements, and vice versa. By embracing your leadership skills, setting realistic goals, and taking care of your well-being, you can excel in both domains and impact your school community while achieving academic excellence.   

Sheetal Nair
(Head Girl- Ekya BTM)

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Ekya / October 10, 2023

The Truth of Time

The Truth of Time

The mountain tops shiver As the snow begins to shower The water flows to cover The secrets of the river.

The birds trill near the lake As the morning sun awake The lion cub to take The crown for the sake.

The windows patter The things clatter The world scatter As our deeds matter

Isana G K
Grade 7
Ekya Schools, ITPL

Ekya / October 10, 2023

Financial literacy from an early age

It’s Jan 2022, I am in grade 6 as a substitute teacher. I ask the students to introduce themselves. They also get curious to know about me. As soon as I tell them that I am a senior grade teacher and I teach Accounts and Business studies, they are intrigued. The word Business catches their attention and some of them express their interest in Finance.
Now, I was fascinated to hear the word finance from such young children. Particularly fascinated by a young student Ms Ahaana Shetty, who explained how she manages her pocket money, as taught to her by her father. She had a clear understanding of creating a balance between saving and spending.
This was not the case in the earlier times. We can quote examples of celebrities who, despite having earned a fortune, burnt their hands at poor financing decisions. Amitabh Bachan’s ABCL took on more than it could handle, like the Miss World pageant, and exhausted all money. Then it took bank loans which it couldn't repay. Mr. Bachchan had retired, so there was no income and no savings. The moral of the story is, that even if people earn astronomical sums, they need to invest it so that it keeps growing.
Having said that, it boils down to the fact that financial literacy at an early age is pivotal for building a strong foundation for financial well-being throughout life. Teaching children about money, budgeting, savings and investments from a young age will help them make informed financial decisions. They can avoid the financial perils faced commonly by people.
The challenge in educating young children about finance would be the financial jargon which they may find overwhelming and difficult to understand. Hence it becomes important to use age-appropriate terminology.
As parents, we can give a reasonable amount of allowance to our children and ask them to use it wisely for needs, and wants and also save a part of it. This will help them to understand the concept of budgeting. We must also encourage them to make informed purchasing decisions, look for discounts and become a smart shopper.
A simple step like opening a savings bank account for the child and making them understand how a bank account works will introduce them to the importance of keeping money safe. They will understand how regular savings will grow over some time due to the compounding of interest.
Children must be taught about loans too. They need to understand that loans should not be borrowed if one is not sure of financial ability to repay. Also, they need to be taught that loans must be repaid timely, or else they will keep becoming bigger due to accumulating interest.
Older children can be introduced to the concepts of stocks and mutual funds. They can be encouraged to follow investments over time and learn about the dynamics of stock markets.
Schools can introduce financial literacy programs and take initiatives to incorporate financial education as part of the curriculum.
I would like to conclude by saying that it is essential for everyone to be financially literate and wisely invest money to grow it. It is equally important to keep track of investments. One should not spend more than what one earns, even if the earnings are enormous, otherwise, the money will not last very long. Remember, it is your money.

Ekya / October 10, 2023

A Guide To Navigating Academic Stress

Academic pressure and impending board exams can feel like an overwhelming storm, but as a 10th-grade student who's been through the burnout ringer, I've discovered effective strategies to stay afloat. When stress creeps in, I lean on a toolbox of coping mechanisms that help me maintain balance and clarity.

Understanding my panic patterns has been key. I've learnt that giving my all is important, but the outcome isn't a mirror of my worth. I remind myself of this and reframe my perspective. To escape my study-clogged mind, I turn to books – they whisk me away to new worlds, however briefly. Music acts as a soothing balm; I limit panic to 5 minutes and then channel my energy into finding solutions.

Engaging in physical activities is another lifesaver. Running or spending time outdoors channels my pent-up energy, allowing my mind to reset. Moreover, taking up hobbies like painting or playing a musical instrument provides a welcome distraction and cultivates a sense of accomplishment beyond academics.

Remember, you're more than your grades. Embrace your unique strengths, employ these strategies, and watch stress lose its grip. With determination, self-awareness, and a dash of escapism, you'll breeze through the academic whirlwind.

Written By: Ahaana Singhal Student of Grade 10

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#StudentBlogger: Chandrayaan-3: India’s Quest into Lunar Exploration By Kishan Muralidhara Konagolli, Grade 9B, Ekya Schools, JP Nagar

India's unwavering curiosity about the universe has found new wings with the upcoming Chandrayaan-3 mission. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2, this mission is poised to propel India's lunar exploration efforts to greater heights.

Chandrayaan-1, launched in 2008, marked a significant milestone by confirming the existence of water molecules on the Moon's surface. In 2019, Chandrayaan-2 embarked on an audacious mission to achieve a gentle landing on the Moon's southern pole, showcasing India's prowess in interplanetary exploration.

Chandrayaan-3 represents the next chapter in India's lunar exploration saga. The mission is strategically crafted to assimilate the lessons from its predecessors. The primary objective is unequivocal: to execute a precise and safe landing on the lunar surface, mitigating the challenges faced during Chandrayaan-2's descent.

This mission encapsulates pioneering goals that promise to illuminate the Moon's enigma. The rover is poised to traverse the lunar landscape, meticulously analyzing soil and rock samples to unveil the Moon's geological narrative. Furthermore, Chandrayaan-3 aspires to augment our comprehension of the Moon's origin, history, and potential as a reservoir of resources.

The technological prowess of India takes centre stage in Chandrayaan-3. The mission integrates innovative landing sensors and components into its design, ensuring a secure and controlled touchdown. The rover, an engineering marvel, will be armed with advanced instruments, facilitating the meticulous examination of lunar surface materials.

Collaboration forms the heartbeat of Chandrayaan-3's expedition. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) actively engages with international partners, fostering a spirit of shared knowledge and expertise.

Beyond its scientific mandate, Chandrayaan-3 becomes a source of inspiration for future generations. By embarking on ambitious space missions, India aims to kindle the flame of scientific curiosity among the youth, beckoning them to explore the limitless expanse of space exploration.

As Chandrayaan-3 readies itself for its lunar odyssey, it symbolizes India's dedication to scientific advancement, innovation, and exploration. This mission serves as a reminder that every stride taken in unravelling the mysteries of the celestial expanse draws humanity closer to comprehending the universe's most fascinating questions.

By, Kishan Muralidhara Konagolli, Grade 9B Ekya School, JP Nagar

#TeacherBlogger: Strategies for Learners to Stay Motivated and Curious By B Rushitha Shetty , Ekya School, BTM Layout

Have you ever experienced a learning plateau? That frustrating feeling when you seem to hit a wall and can't seem to make any progress? It's a common phenomenon that many learners face at some point in their learning journey. Don't worry; this is entirely normal! There are strategies you can employ to overcome these plateaus and reignite your motivation and curiosity. By embracing a growth mindset and trying out practical techniques, you can conquer these challenges and continue on your path of learning and exploration. What is a Learning Plateau? First, let's understand what a learning plateau is. A learning plateau is a phase during your learning journey when you might feel like you're not making significant progress. It's like hitting a temporary pause button on your growth. But fear not, for this is just a natural part of learning. Here are few strategies to overcome plateau.
  • Embrace a Growth mindset

The power of a growth mindset cannot be emphasized enough. B lieve in yourself and your ability to improve with effort and practice. S e learning plateaus as opportunities to learn from mistakes and challenges rather than as signs of failure. R member, your intelligence and skills are not fixed; they can be developed over time.

  •  Set Clear and Exciting goals

Setting clear and achievable goals can give you a sense of direction and purpose. B eak down bigger goals into smaller, manageable tasks. C lebrate each milestone you reach, no matter how small, to stay motivated and inspired.

  •  Try Different Learning Techniques

 Discover what learning techniques work best for you. E periment with different methods, such as hands-on activities, visual aids, or group discussions. L arning can be fun when you find the approach that suits your style.

  • Please feel free to seek support and guidance

Don't be afraid to seek help and guidance from your teachers, parents, or friends. T ey are there to support you in your learning journey. S are your challenges and seek advice on how to overcome them. R member, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

  •  Explore New interests

 Are you feeling stuck on one subject? T ke a break and explore new interests. L arning about different topics can spark your curiosity and reignite your enthusiasm for learning. W o knows? Y u might find a new passion along the way!

  •  Practice Mindfulness and relaxation

Staying focused during learning is essential, but taking short breaks to relax and recharge is okay. P actice mindfulness techniques, like deep breathing or short meditation, to reduce stress and stay present in your studies.

  • Connecting Learning to Real-Life

 Learning is more meaningful when you understand its real-life applications. Try relating what you learn to everyday situations. S eing the practical side of knowledge can make it more exciting and relatable.

  • Celebrate Your progress

Don't forget to celebrate your achievements, no matter how insignificant they may seem. Please let me know your efforts and the progress you've made. C lebrating your wins keeps you motivated and ready for the next challenge. S ay positive, and remember that every step forward is closer to your goals. E brace the journey of learning and enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes with each milestone reached.

Remember that learning is a lifelong process, and making mistakes along the way is okay. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things; this is where actual growth happens. L stly, celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they seem, as each step forward is a testament to your dedication and progress. K ep pushing yourself, and never stop learning!  staying positive, resilient, and open to new ideas, you will conquer learning plateaus and continue growing and thriving. H ppy learning!

B Rushitha Shetty Educator - Primary School Ekya School BTM Layout

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