Ekya / March 25, 2024 Posted by : administrator

On August 18th, 2023, Ekya School BTM organised an unforgettable field trip for Grade 1 students to The Big Barn Farm, located near Bannerghatta National Park. This immersive experience provided a unique opportunity for students to connect with nature and enhance their classroom learning.

The Big Barn Farm, known for its idyllic setting and educational programs, offered the young learners a chance to explore a working farm environment. Students interacted with various animals, fostering a sense of empathy and responsibility towards creatures great and small. Engaging in activities like feeding cows and fish further solidified their understanding of farm life.

A highlight of the trip was the seed-planting activity. By nurturing their own tiny plants, students gained valuable insights into plant growth and developed a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

This field trip marked a significant step in Ekya Schools’ ongoing pursuit of educational experiences that go beyond textbooks. By fostering a love for nature and environmental awareness, Ekya is nurturing the next generation of responsible global citizens.

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Ekya / March 25, 2024

Celebrating Doctors' Day: Honoring Healthcare Heroes in Ekya

In a spirit of gratitude and admiration, our campus gathered on June 30th to celebrate Doctors' Day, honouring the legacy of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy and the invaluable contributions of healthcare professionals worldwide. This year's commemoration was elevated by the presence of Dr Raksha, a respected paediatrician from R M Hospital, who graciously shared her expertise with our students. The day began with a meaningful discussion led by Dr Raksha about the key components of sustaining good health. From emphasizing the importance of cleanliness and a balanced diet to highlighting the significance of quality sleep and minimal screen time, Dr Raksha imparted invaluable insights to our little learners. What truly stood out was the genuine enthusiasm and engagement displayed by our students throughout the session. Their eagerness to absorb knowledge and their thoughtful questions reflected a deep-seated appreciation for the importance of health and well-being in their lives. Dr. Raksha was visibly moved by their receptiveness and commended them for their active participation. Upon the event's conclusion, a strong sense of gratitude and admiration filled the surroundings, acknowledging the tireless dedication of healthcare professionals like Dr. Raksha. Their persistent commitment to healing and compassion serves as an inspiration to us all, and Doctors' Day provides an opportune moment to express our heartfelt appreciation for their invaluable service. In commemorating Doctors' Day, we honour the legacy of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy while reaffirming our commitment to prioritizing health and wellness in our lives. Through events like these, we aim to cultivate a culture of gratitude and respect for the medical profession, inspiring future generations to embrace wellness as a cornerstone of their journey towards a fulfilling life.

Ekya / March 25, 2024

Field Trip to Janapada Loka: Ekya’s Cultural Exploration

On June 30th, grade 8 students from Ekya JP Nagar went on an educational field trip to Janapada Loka. The visit was more than simply a recreational outing; it was an essential part of their curriculum. Students were studying Karnataka's rich folk culture and geography as part of their academic syllabus. The trip was carefully arranged to provide a practical and engaging experience that enhanced their classroom learning. By visiting Janapada Loka, students had the opportunity to witness firsthand the concepts and topics they had been studying.  Through interactive activities and guided tours, students could apply their classroom knowledge to the discovery of Janapada Loka, obtaining useful insights and improving their educational experience.

Introduction to Janapada Loka:

When the students arrived at Janapada Loka, they were greeted with the vast landscape that awaited their exploration. They set out on an expedition into Karnataka's cultural history, led by the teachers and expert guides. They had plenty of enriching encounters along their journey. Students gained excellent insights into the various parts of our culture by learning about traditional practices like ‘Kamsale’ and ‘Karaga’, as well as visually studying statues reflecting tribal communities. Also,, they had the opportunity to come across forgotten yet still existing equipment from the past, providing them with a tangible connection to Karnataka's historical roots.  This experience helped the students get a deeper respect for our rich heritage and a sense of pride in their cultural identity. 

Discovering Traditional Arts and Crafts:

One of the highlights of their trip was the enchanting performance of Janapada songs by a staff member. This musical performance entertained the students and also deepened their appreciation for our culture. They had a great time learning about folklore, legends, and links to previous generations. Through this fascinating journey, kids got significant insights into the traditions that have been passed down through time, as well as how they are still valued and celebrated in today's world.  The trip to Janapada Loka had a profound effect on the students. Experiencing Janapada songs and exploring folklore enhanced their appreciation for Karnataka's cultural heritage. They left with a renewed sense of pride, ready to uphold and cherish our traditions in the future.

Ekya / March 25, 2024

Ekya Byrathi celebrates Literacy Week to foster the love for reading

Ekya Byrathi held a special week dedicated to all things books, Literacy Week, from January 30th to February 3rd, 2024. This exciting week, themed "Read Across Ekya," aimed to spark a love of reading in young students.  There were lots of exciting activities planned throughout the week to make reading enjoyable for the students.
  • The celebration commenced with ‘Hats Day’.
  • Next came ‘Show and Tell’ and ‘Drop Everything and Read’ Day. Students got to share their favourite books with their classmates and then had some quiet time to get lost in a good story.
  • One of the highlights was ‘Comprehension and Bookmark Activity’ Day. Students dressed up as their favourite book characters and participated in fun activities that helped them understand the stories they read better. They even made their own bookmarks to take home!
  • The week ended with a special ‘Too Sleepy Day’ session. Parents were invited to join their children for a cozy reading time.
The whole week was a big hit with the students and teachers alike. It was a great way to show the importance of reading and to encourage a lifelong love of books.  Ekya Byrathi is committed to creating enriching experiences for its students, and Literacy Week was a perfect example of that!


A Day of Learning and Fun: An Outing to the Prani Pet Sanctuary

On July 14th, Ekya Schools organised an unforgettable trip for our Grade 3 students to the Prani Pet Sanctuary, just a short drive from our lively city. At Prani, where rescued animals find solace and care, our students discovered firsthand the beauty of coexistence with our furry and feathered friends. It was a day where every student learned the importance of living harmoniously with animals, fostering empathy and understanding for the creatures we share our world with. 

Exploring the Pet Sanctuary

When our excited students stepped foot into the sanctuary, their excitement was very evident. Welcomed by passionate staff members, staunch advocates of animal welfare, and stewards of the sanctuary's mission, the children were immediately drawn to the serene surroundings and the harmonious cohabitation of diverse animal species. The air was filled with interest as our young learners took in the sights and sounds of this lively sanctuary, where each creature played an important role in nature's delicate balance. Every corner gave a fresh opportunity for discovery and wonder, from horses grazing gently to hedgehogs' mischievous antics.

Engaging Learning Opportunities

Throughout the day, the students were engaged in a plethora of engaging educational activities, meticulously designed to captivate their interest and develop a deeper understanding of animal care. These activities, conducted by the trained sanctuary staff, went beyond mere observation, delivering hands-on experiences that left a lasting impression on our students. From interactive demonstrations on responsible pet ownership to insightful discussions on the diverse needs of different animals, each session served as a stepping stone towards greater empathy and awareness. Our students eagerly learned the importance of creating safe and nurturing environments for all creatures, big and small.

Hands-on Experience

The highlight of the outing was undoubtedly the hands-on interaction with the sanctuary's residents. Under the watchful guidance of the staff, our students relished the opportunity to cuddle rabbits, feed birds, and engage with farm animals such as horses, goats, ponies, and even Emu Pat the hamster. These experiences not only nurtured empathy and kindness but also instilled a profound sense of responsibility among our young learners, as they realized the emotional complexity of animals and the importance of their well-being.

Impact on Our Students

Leaving the Prani Pet Sanctuary, our students carried with them more than just memories; they took home a newfound sense of compassion and responsibility towards animals.  The day spent among the sanctuary's animals created a lasting impression, inspiring several kids to become animal welfare champions. Some eagerly discussed plans to adopt pets, while others expressed a keen interest in volunteering at similar organizations.  It was clear that their experiences at Prani had not only expanded their knowledge of the animal species but also ingrained in them a strong feeling of empathy and purpose. The trip to the Prani Pet Sanctuary left a lasting impression on our students. They discovered the importance of caring for animals and nature, learning valuable lessons about responsibility and compassion. As they return home, they bring with them a newfound appreciation for the world around them and a desire to make a positive difference. This experience has empowered them to become thoughtful and caring individuals, ready to embrace the challenges of tomorrow with empathy and kindness.

Parents Day Innov8 at Ekya School Byrathi

Ekya School Byrathi celebrated Parents Day INNOV8 on February 17th, 2024, inviting parents, students, and guests to come together and embody the spirit of a global community. The event was graced by Sri K. C. Ramamurthy and Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy. The day began with a captivating dance performance by pre-primary students, followed by a traditional lamp-lighting ceremony. Ms. Jinu, the Head of School, presented the annual report, highlighting the school's achievements. Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy's inspiring words motivated the audience, emphasising the importance of collaboration and global citizenship. Students from grades I-VII enthralled the audience with their mesmerising dance performances. Zumba fitness activities added a touch of fun and encouraged participation from all attendees. The celebration offered a variety of engaging events, including carrom, chess, volleyball, and throwball competitions, fostering a spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie. Parent-student bonding was further strengthened through unique activities like the Eco-inspired Art Affair and the Dad-lad Culinary Craft, where parents and children worked together on creative projects. The grand finale of the celebration was an exciting Tug of War competition, filled with cheers and excitement, leaving a lasting impression on all participants. Ekya Byrathi's Parents Day INNOV8 proved to be a great success, celebrating the importance of family, community, and global citizenship.
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