Independence Day Celebrations
The vibrant spirit of patriotism filled the air as Delhi Public School, Vasant Vihar celebrated the 77th Independence Day with great zeal and fervor. The school premises were adorned with tricolor decorations, and the atmosphere was charged with a sense of pride and unity.
The special program of the day commenced with the Indian School Choir presenting a song in a harmonious blend of voices resonating through the air. The students also witnessed the plantation drive simultaneously aiming to add greenery to our surroundings. The program that followed was a mesmerizing showcase of talent and patriotism by the Central Jazz Band, 25 Battalion, Border Security Force (BSF).
The program came to an end by the rendition of the National Anthem echoing the sentiments of freedom and unity.
Various classes participated in activities conducted in the week of 15th August.
Students were asked to make craft items in which they could depict the colors of India’s National Flag. Students presented their creativity through origami and coloring. Beautiful tricolor tulips and kites were crafted by the students. The entire school corridor was decorated with the art and craft work made by the students.
The craft activity was followed by an intra-section Hindi Poem Recitation competition on the 16th August, in which the students recited patriotic poems in Hindi. They were dressed as various freedom fighters.
The Inspiring Tale of a Freedom Fighter”- Students were enlightened about the story of the lives of our freedom fighters, Jhansi ki Rani, Mangal Pandey, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad and Mahatma Gandhi who led our country to independence, and the fact that we are proud citizens of free India today because of our various freedom fighters.
Har Ghar Tiranga- As part of 76 years of independence children shared pictures of hoisting the Tricolour at their home.
Art Workshop by Pidilite- Class II actively participated in the Art Workshop. Getting a chance to showcase their artistic skills, the students prepared the National Flag.
The above activities done by every student inculcated a patriotic feeling and instilled a feeling of freedom and unity.
Daddy’s Dream Day
Date 27th July 2023.
The fun-filled day started with full excitement when fathers entered their children’s classroom. Each section of class 1 had their own cooking without fire themes according to sections- Mango tango, Cherry Berry Cone, Cuddly Cupcakes, Cookies and Crumble, Bakers Street Breads, Puchkas meet Nachos.
Daddy’s Dream Day celebration gave a chance to the fathers to showcase their cooking without fire talents. All father’s along with their children showcased their amazing creative and yummy dishes.There was also a craft activity where students made lovely Daddy’s Dream Day souvenirs for their fathers.
Headmistress Vinita Gupta ma’am and Supervisor Astha Pradhan ma’am graced the occasion and interacted with the students and fathers who showcased their talent.
Trip to the Rashtrapati Bhawan
Students of DPS, Vasant Vihar visited Rashtrapati Bhawan for an enriching experience to know about the home of the President of India.
Rashtrapati Bhavan, home to the President of the world’s largest democracy, epitomizes India’s strength, its democratic traditions and secular character. Children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and once they returned to school, they wrote a paragraph about their experience and were also given an assignment as a recap of their visit.
National Reading Week
The National Reading Week was observed with the aim of partaking in the ‘Celebration of Literacy’. We observed the National Reading week starting from 10th July till 18th July. The National Reading week has been planned with activities aiming at developing a love for reading and exploring the possibilities that come with reading regularly.
All classes participated very enthusistically participating in various activities like the D.E.A.R time, Story book covers on my favorite book, Math with Little Red Riding Hood, Creating a Story Map, If the Shoe Fits, Spin the End, Where Can I see Rounded Objects, Story on Shapes, various hindi reading activities like budhiman kaun, Read and Draw. The entire school was buzzing with reading books even the admin staff and all the helpers of D.PS Vasant Vihar were involved in the International Reading Week.
Workshop on First Aid
First Aid workshop by Dr. Amit Jawa and Dr. Parikshit Gopal
Time: 9.00 am to 10.45 am
The workshop started with Supervisor Ms. Rattan M Obhrai introducing the guest. Headmistress Ms.Vinita Gupta welcomed the guest and thanked them for coming and giving their valuable time to enlighten the teachers on the importance of First Aid.
Dr. Jawa and Dr Gopal gave practical demonstrations on how to handle routine emergency scenarios at school and home like bleeding, fractures, nosebleed, burns, fainting, choking, asthma, angina/ cardiac arrest. He also stressed on the importance of CPR before medical help arrives.
Through practical demonstration and videos Dr Jawa helped the teachers to understand how to deal with emergency situations before medical help arrives.
The session was concluded by Ms. Astha Pradhan, who thanked the guest and shared how insightful and helpful the session was.
Workshop on Art Therapy
Date – 22.05.2023
Time – 9:30 am to 10:45 am
Topic – Colouring Outside the Lines
Venue – Conference Room, DPS Vasant Vihar
Participants – Headmistress, Supervisors, and Teaching Staff of DPS Vasant Vihar
Resource Person – Ms. Aditi Kaul, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare
The workshop began with an activity wherein the teachers were asked to make a fruit or a scenery of their choice, for the school magazine, following which the resource person emphasised how we lean towards absolutes; may it be through our behaviour, emotions, thoughts, art etc.
She highlighted that it’s important to know what happens at each age through the Developmental Milestones: Emotional Development, Sensory and Motor Development, Personal and Social Behaviour, and Language Development.
The teachers were encouraged to do the activity of Scaffolding in the class, which helps the children to think of alternative and novel ways to use art materials. It also helps children to develop problem solving skills. We were also inspired to harness students’ creativity through answering ‘why’ questions, and to create a classroom that recognises creativity.
The workshop concluded with Piaget’s concept of discovery learning which includes exploring, experimenting, creating and learning. We also discussed how creative thinking needs to be shared and validated by others socially.
Workshop on Music Therapy
Name of the workshop – Music Therapy
By Farah Hussain
Time: 9 am
Venue: Conference Room
Dr. Farah Hussain, an alumni of D.P.S. R.K.Puram was invited for a talk on Music Therapy and it’s effects on mental health and education. She spoke on ways in which music is used as a tool in our daily lives to gain stamina and boost our mood and energy and also how it is used as a tool to teach in an effective manner.
She started the seminar with a musical name game. She asked the audience to write their name on a sheet of paper and how each one got their name. While everyone was writing a happy song was going on in the background. Soon a few were called out and were asked to read what they had written. It was fun to hear some of the responses.
She then moved on to the butterfly story which taught us that our struggles and our journey is ours only. We need to push ourselves and create a new path in order to face the struggles and come out of it.
This was followed by a handwriting activity where she asked all the right handers to write with their left hand and later on asked everyone on their experience. The audience felt a sense of achievement after this activity.
Lastly, she mentioned that in our struggles the negatives are prominent but in actual our positive strengths are more prominent than the negatives. We need to fight from the problems.
It was an enriching experience for all the teachers attending.
Workshop on POCSO Act
Name of the workshop – POCSO ACT
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012
By Neha Sharma(Deals Cases with Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court)
Venue: Conference Room
● The workshop dug deeper into the purpose of the POCSO Act, 2012 in the classroom
situation as well as from school’s perspective to protect its own premises.
● The act provides protection to all children from the offences of sexual assault, sexual
harassment and pornography and is better than the IPC act which only covers girl child.
● It focusses and provides protection to both girls as well as boys under the age of 18
● We learnt about the procedures of reporting of cases as well as punishments under the
● This act has strict laws if the child is used for pornographic purposes.
● Hence the child should be educated about the importance of good touch and bad touch.
● A book on Let’s talk about body boundaries , consent and respect was shown by the
● Teacher and Parents both should be vigilant if the child is complaining about any one
harassing him or her.
● School is duty bound to report such cases of assault to the police if it takes place within
the school boundaries.
Workshop on handling CWSN in classrooms
Time: 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Theme: Managing Children with Special Needs (CwSN) in Junior School
Prof (Dr) Renu Malviya
Dept of Education
Lady Irwin college, University of Delhi
● Contextualizing disability in the classroom
A brief narration of the plot of the book ‘The Country of the Blind’ – wherein the sighted was the disabled being the odd one out’.Hence, who is disabled depends on the context.The Gellaudet University in Washington DC, also popularly known as the silent university is a real life example of context where it us mandatory to know sign language for admission. This is the process of reverse exclusion.
● Another hypothetical story about ‘The Village of the Wheelchair Users’ where the ceilings are low again emphasised on the context making people feel able or disabled.
● RPwD Act in NEP 2020 recognizes 21 diversities or disabilities. Every teacher should develop the skills to make every child feel included in a classroom. This can happen through identifying the inequality in the system, understanding equity and equality and
the difference between the two while ensuring justice
● The participants were tasked with thinking of ten ways to enhance fine motor skills in pairs to increase readiness for writing.
● As an educator, it is pertinent to see the child holistically, rather than focusing solely over a disability. If all you see is a disability, you can’t see the child as a whole. The point was emphasised with anecdotal discussion over the impact that creating a sense of responsibility in the child on the child’s confidence.
● “Students who are loved at home come to school to learn and students who aren’t come to school to be loved.” The need and want of love and affection in the child has to be identified. Understanding the familial context of a child helps the educator connect
better with the child and create an equitable environment in the classroom.
● Teachers must develop their own safety net to ensure that they are able to develop a safety net for their students.
● Communication is the key between parents and teachers.
● Maintaining the child’s self esteem is the most important while helping the child in skill development.
● A bigger task should be broken into smaller tasks to create achievable targets.
● Teachers must empathise with parents in their learning process and understand their thought process too.
● Positive reinforcement can work wonders for a child and must be employed in a classroom environment.
Personality Development Workshop for teachers
Venue: Basketball Court, DPSVV
The workshop dug deeper into how we interact and communicate with each other as we work to achieve our goals. It focussed on building healthy relationships and interacting positively with others in our daily lives.
We learnt that developing these skills involves the process of self-improvement which focuses on strengthening your knowledge, capabilities and self-awareness to reach your personal and professional goals.
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