Thursday, November 26, 2009

BIS #1655 THE WEEK THAT WAS

Lynette Sequeira
BORIVLI, NOVEMBER 26, 2009: The week that has just gone by has been a very eventful one at Don Bosco High School, Borivli. It began with an Inter-school competition conducted by a school called 'Learning Panoroma'. Students participated in almost every category and came away winning prizes in a number of them. The boys who did us proud are as follows:

Mst. Abhijit Singh (Std 9) - 1st Prize - Quiz
Mst. Glenn Fernandes (Std 9) - 1st Prize - Quiz
Mst. Tejas Sawant (Std 8) - 1st Prize - English Elocution
Mst. Glenn Mascarenhas (Std 9) - 1st Prize - English Essay Writing
Mst. Harsh Samel (Std. 9) - 1st Prize - Instrumental (Tabla)
Mst. Mayank Kesarkar (Std 7) - 2nd Prize - Instrumental (Flute)
Mst. Calvin Pereira (Std 10) - 2nd Prize - Singing
Mst. Dashank Gohil (Std 8) - 2nd Prize - Drawing


The week of November 16- 20, 2009 was also celebrated as the 'Nehru House' week and the students and teachers of the Green house put in a lot of efforts to make it a memorable one. In order to create awareness about the life and personality of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, a large number of charts on his life were prepared by the boys and displayed all around the school campus. The students were also given messages from the life of Nehru, through interesting 'Morning talks' by the teachers of the Green House. A short presentation was also prepared for the boys which included a Movie Clip from the movie 'Gandhi' depicting the personality of Nehru, and also an actual video clip of Nehru's historic speech, 'Tryst with Destiny'. It was both an honour and a privilege for the boys to be able to hear the voice of India's first Prime Minister for the very first time. The boys of the Nehru house then enacted some scenes from different stages in the life of Pandit Nehru and also a skit which showed the tiny tots celebrating Children's day with Chacha Nehru himself. The entire presentation was thoroughly enjoyed by all the students and they were able to learn a lot in the process as well.

In addition to this, on November 19, 2009, the students of Std.VI and VIII went on a Field trip to the 'Prince of Wales Museum' and the 'Reserve Bank of India Monetary Museum'. Both these places gave the students an insight into the past.

The week gone by was quite an exciting and fun-filled one. It was also one which was filled with numerous learning experiences. We look forward to many more experiences like these in the months ahead.

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