“Children have real understanding of that which they invent themselves.”
Co-curricular activities refer to activities, programmes and learning experiences that compliment, in some way, what students are learning in school, i.e., experiences that are connected to or mirror the academic curriculum. Co-curricular activities facilitate the development of various domains of mind and personality such as intellectual development, emotional development. Social development, moral and aesthetic development.
” Children are the most beautiful flowers that grow in the garden of life .”
Children’s Day is a day dedicated to our children in order to honour their healthy growth and happiness . Every child is important because they are the future of our nation and to make our students brighter , at Bridgeford School we believe in giving equal importance to mental as well as physical activities . School picnics have always been the most awaited day of the year for the kids and their teachers as it helps in strengthening the bond between them . To make Children’s Day a memorable one , school picnic was organised for the students of Primary Wing and the venue chosen was Bio Diversity Park .
The students along with their teachers started off to the venue with a feeling of a fun – filled day ahead . The students were super excited and kept singing throughout their journey in the bus till they reached the venue. The students were amazed to see the play area with colourful swings , slides, merry go rounds and sea saws . The picnic was not only a joyful one but an educative one too as they got a chance to look at the nature closely . They saw the different types of cactus , herbs , shrubs and learnt about the medicinal values of the various plants . After a tiring day and fun packed morning the students relished to their tiffin boxes filled with delicious meals . The group photography motivated the children to pose in style for the click .
Indeed it was a joyful experience for all and the children were reminded that it is a privilege to be a kid and childhood is the best time of one’s life .
“We cannot always build the future for our youth but we can build our youth for the future.”
The future of a nation lies in the hands of its youth.The more we empower our youth today,the brighter tomorrow our nation will witness. Bridgeford School, Tupudana, always acknowledges the budding young leaders and reposes the trust in them and to turn this into reality, ‘Investiture Ceremony’ was held in the Primary Wing of Bridgeford School, Tupudana, Ranchi on 5th November,2022 for the session 2022 – 23.
After scrutinous interviewing, Students’ Council is formed. The ceremony was organised not only to provide titles to the selected members of the council but also to confer responsibilities to them.The House Captains and Vice-Captains took their places with their waving flags symbolising their aspirations for their respective houses Aravali, Nilgiri, Shiwalik and Vindhya.
The Prefects,the House Captains,Vice-Captains, Sports Captain,Head Boy and Head Girl marched spritely and majestically in synchrony with the beating of the drums to receive their sashes and badges.Aman Kumar of class 5 F is appointed Head Boy and Bhavya Kumari of class 5C is appointed Head Girl. The appointed House Captains are Adarsh Kumar of 5A for Aravali, Aarav Karn of 5F for Vindhya,Harshvardhan of 5A for Nilgiri and Praneet Jalan of 4E for Shiwalik. The House Vice-Captains are Tanisha Karn of 5B from Aravali , Utkarsh of 5B from Vindhya, Samrat of 5F from Nilgiri and Sarjeel Rahman of 4E from Shiwalik. Aryan Kumar of 5C is appointed as the Sports Captain and Aditya Vardhan Singh of 5 E as Sports Vice Captain. They took the pledge to uphold the motto of school and carry out their duties with integrity,faith and excellence.On this occasion, the Vice Chairperson , Mrs. Priyanka Jalan motivated the students to strive harder with a unified zeal for the betterment of the school. Primary Section Incharge , Mrs.Babita Singh also reminded the students that with position comes responsibility towards themselves, their school and peers.
It was really a proud moment to witness the young children being invested with great responsibilities while embarking on a new journey of leadership.
” A festival full of sweet childhood memories, Sky full of fireworks , Mouth full of sweets , House full of diyas and heart full of joy .”
Diwali , the festival that enlightens the hearts and brings an ambience of joy and happiness was celebrated with festive gusto in the Primary Wing of Bridgeford School, Tupudana, Ranchi.
The celebration took a festive look when all the students came dressed up in an ethnic attire and lit the earthen lamps and thereby taking the pledge to say, ” No To Crackers “and “No To Electric Lights .” Students delivered speeches on the significance of the festival and the relevance of eco – friendly celebrations. Various activities like rangoli making, candle and diya decoration , paper decoration , paper lanterns and card making were organised in the different classes . Students were sensitised about the ill effects of burning crackers and were urged to celebrate the festival with diyas , sweets and non – polluting green crackers .
The celebration reached its peak when the Diwali songs filled the air and the students danced merrily on its tune . Indeed the celebration was a splendid one and everyone returned home with the cherishing memories and bundle of joy .
“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.”
The season of festivals has dawned on us and the Primary Wing of Bridgeford School,Tupudana ,Ranchi leaves no stones unturned to ensure that the students bask in festivities and yet learn something new.So to bring forth the innate skills and hone creativity of the students, 2-day workshop was organised for the students of class 5.
Ms.Puja Bagaria was the mentor for the workshop, who is the owner of Shree Creation.The workshop started with the explanation of rules and regulations. The students were briefed about the precautionary measures. She taught them the ways to make different types of candles using different moulds. In the workshop, several types of candles, their shapes,stages of creation and tools were discussed. With cheerful faces,the students sat at their workstations to start their fun activities. They really enjoyed decorating their candles beautifully. The children made different types of candles like layer candles, floating candles, glass candles and aarti candles. They also made the bases for the candles.
The festival of lights came alive on the 2nd day when the children dressed up in ethnic attire gave a festive look to the celebration. The students who made the most beautiful candles were awarded for their hard work and creativity. They also gifted beautiful candles to the Vice Chairperson , Principal ,Section Incharges and to their teachers .
The enjoyable workshop really provided an opportunity to get a creative environment to the young talents as well as to think out of the box.
Inter House Kabaddi Tournament
Kabaddi : ‘A beautiful balance between holding on and letting go.’
As the whole world emphasises the importance of education in a child’s journey to become a balanced and matured individual , it can’t be denied that physical education is also an integral part of the total education system. It helps in the attainment of the ultimate aim of education, i.e. the achievement of holistic development. Team sports are good for learning accountability, dedication and leadership. For fulfilling this mission, the Primary Wing of Bridgeford School, Tupudana, Ranchi took an initiative to engage the students in sports activities, organised Inter House Kabaddi Tournament.
Four teams of boys and girls from the four houses participated in the tournament. They catered and captured the interest of the young talents. From boys Nilgiri and Aravali and from girls Nilgiri and Vindhya secured their berths for the final matches.
The final match was played on 11th October, 2022 under the supervision of Mr.Subhash, Sports Expert and well known Physical Education Teacher of Sapphire International School , he was also the referee of the final tournament . All the teams followed the rules and regulations of the game and played to the best of their capability. The playground of school reverberated with sounds of ‘kabaddi kabaddi’ , as the audience cheered the players to put their best foot forward.
There were sometimes moments of aggression between the players but were ended on an amiable scale.The sportsmanship spirit of the teams was beyond the level. The tournament was filled with passion, excitement and hunger for victory. On the occasion Vice Chairperson , Mrs. Priyanka Jalan and Principal , Mrs.Seema Chitlangia were also present to motivate the young players.They not only gave the players important tips but also played with them.
In the tournament Nilgiri house from boys and Vindhya house from girls emerged as winners. The tournament was a huge success and also set a benchmark for the future tournaments to follow.
World Animal Day
” The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated .”
World Animal Day, the day for those who care for and love the wonderful creations of God was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the Primary Wing of Bridgeford School, Tupudana.
The students dedicated the day to all animals and celebrated the relationship between humankind and animal kingdom . To spread the message of peace and love for animals and to generate a sense of responsibility towards them various activities were organised for the students like drawing of their favourite animals , discussions about the extinction of animals especially cheetahs and also the plight of the endangered ones .
Students came dressed up as their favourite animals and generated awareness among everyone about the existence of beautiful creatures and provided information on how to look after the animals and respect them .
The day gave everyone a reason to be a part of something special and was a fantastic opportunity for the students to learn about the importance of animal welfare and enhance their relationship with animals .
A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks he becomes.
The principles Gandhiji stood for, are still invoked across India and the world. His lasting legacy continuous to inspire millions and there is no aspect of life that Gandhian thought did not touch.
To pay a rich tribute to great iconic leader on his 153rd birthday, a spectacular celebration was held in the Primary Section of Bridgeford School , Tupudana , in the form of plethora of interactive and interesting activities performed enthusiastically by the children.
To imbibe the true meaning of the day beautiful charkha replicas were made by the little hands of Pre Primary Section to pay special tribute to the “Father of the Nation.” Children made puppets of the three monkeys representing the principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” The toddlers dressed up in the get up of ‘Bapu’ and recited poems in an eloquent manner to depict Gandhian values and thoughts.
The students of Primary Section articulated Gandhiji’s ideology and contribution towards India’s independence and a wonderful skit including music and dance was presented that captured the attention of one and all present there.
These responsible citizens also vowed to follow his ideals and make his dream of progressive India come true and paid homage to a man whose role was monumental in shaping our independence.
“हिंदी है मेरी जड़, हिंदी है मेरी अस्मिता और हिंदी है मेरा स्वर”
किसी भी देश की भाषा और संस्कृति लोगों को दूसरे लोगों से जोड़ने और एक मजबूत राष्ट्र बनाने में महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाती है। हिंदी प्रेम, एकता और भाईचारे की भाषा है। 14 सितंबर 2022 बुधवार को ब्रिजफोर्ड स्कूल, तुपुदाना के प्राइमरी विंग में हिंदी दिवस को बड़े गर्व और जोश के साथ मनाया गया। दीप प्रज्ज्वलन के साथ कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत हुई। देश में सबसे व्यापक रूप से बोली जाने वाली भाषा के महत्त्व को चिह्नित करने के लिए इस अवसर पर इंटर हाउस हिंदी स्पीच प्रतियोगिता के साथ-साथ सत्यवादी हरिश्चंद्र के जीवन पर आधारित हिंदी नाटक और नुक्कड़ नाटक ‘हिंदी बीमार है’ का आयोजन किया गया। इंटर हाउस हिन्दी स्पीच प्रतियोगिता में कक्षा चार और पाँच के चारों हाउस क्रमशः अरावली, नीलगिरी, शिवालिक एवं विंध्या हाउस के विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया। इस प्रतियोगिता का विषय हिंदी साहित्य के इतिहास के चार काल क्रमशः आदिकाल, भक्तिकाल, रीतिकाल और आधुनिक काल रहा। प्रतिभागियों ने अपने मनपसंद उपन्यासकारों और कवियों के विचार प्रस्तुत करते हुए कविता पाठ भी किया। इस प्रतियोगिता में उत्कृष्ट प्रदर्शन के साथ शिवालिक हाउस से पौरुषी केसरी और रचना मेहता विजेता रहें और अरावली हाउस से ओम शाश्वत और भव्य जैन उपविजेता रहें। बच्चों ने अपनी प्रस्तुति, अभिव्यक्ति और स्मृति-कौशल से सभी को मंत्रमुग्ध कर दिया। शिक्षकों तथा बच्चों का प्रयास सराहनीय रहा।
International Day of Clean Air
Be nice to the air, we all have to share.
International Day of Clean Air is designated to recognise the importance of clean air in our health and daily life. This event was launched with the vision to raise public awareness globally. The day seeks to promote the importance of clean air for health.
Bridgeford School ,Tupudana, Ranchi observed the International Day of Clean Air with the students of primary section with great zeal and enthusiasm. The program focused on the theme “The air we share”. A brief presentation was shown to the students on air pollution and its effects on human health. The children were made aware that air pollution knows no national borders and is all pervasive.They took oath to spread awareness on the effects of air pollution as well as to facilitate actions to improve air quality.
Conclusively, the program envisioned as people’s movement to adopt a sense of responsibility towards a clean environment.
Teachers’ Day Celebration
” A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image , but to develop students who can create their own image .”
Teacher’s Day , the day dedicated to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan , a great philosopher , scholar ,diplomat and above all a teacher , was celebrated with great gusto and verve in the Primary Wing of Bridgeford School, Tupudana, Ranchi on 3rd September,2022 .
The students expressed their gratitude ,love , respect , acknowledgement and appreciation for the hard work put in by the teachers towards their development by performing a scintillating cultural show which incorporated poems , dances , songs and drama .They indicated that teachers play a vital role in making their pupil accountable citizens of tomorrow and wonderful human beings.
The teachers were ecstatic for the appreciation and love showered upon by their dear students in the form of beautiful hand made cards .
The students participated interestingly and acted as their favourite teachers by teaching and handling the classes .They justified that teacher is a beautiful human being and there is nothing worth enough to gratify them for their selfless service and commitment.
The celebration was indeed a memorable one for the teachers .
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
“Ask not what the country can do for you. But what you can do for the country.
“The children of today are the future of tomorrow. In order to signify these lines, the Primary Wing of Bridgeford School, Tupudana, Ranchi organised a series of activities in its school from 11th August, 2022 to 13th August , 2022 to give the students an opportunity to know about the glorious history of India’s people , culture and achievements.
To explore the creative instinct of the students and to encourage them to pen down their ideas in an innovative way, Creative Writing Competition was organised for the students. The topics were ,’The Person of My Inspiration’, ‘My Idea of Freedom’ and ‘Achievements of India @ 75’ .The students expressed their ideas and impressions about the freedom struggle and vision for future India in a different way.
To commemorate the glorious years of country’s heritage and culture, Poster Making Competition was organised for the students. The themes for the competition were ‘Digital India’ , ‘Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan’ ,’Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Unsung Heroes of Freedom Struggle’ .The students displayed their artistic skills through the exquisitely designed posters on the given topics.
On the third day of celebration cultural programmes were organised by the students. The students through their speeches took everyone down the memory lane when they spoke on the freedom fighters. The students of choir group through their melodious patriotic song awakened everyone’s feelings towards their Mother Land.The dance performances presented by children created an atmosphere of patriotism.
As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Har Ghar Tiranga campaign , was explained to the students. The students through their slogan ‘Mera Desh Meri Shaan , Har Ghar Tiranga Hamara Abhiyaan’ ,encouraged everyone to hoist National Flag in each and every house.
“The future depends on what we do in the present. ” So let’s take the pledge to increase awareness and interest in the nation’s journey and prospective growth.
Jai Hind ! Jai Bharat !
Tarang Mega Drawing Competition
“Self – belief and hard work will always earn you success.”
Proving this right , Praneet Jalan of class IV E participated in Tarang Mega Drawing Competition which was organised by Ekal Yuva Ranchi on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on 14th August,2022 and bagged 2nd position in Group A.The theme of the competition was ‘Mere Sapno Ka Bharat’.
Bridgeford family congratulates him for his achievement and wishes him good luck for future endeavours.
“The memories may fade away with time but the love and special bond between a brother and sister grows stronger with each passing day.”
Raksha Bandhan, a much awaited Indian traditional festival of sisterly and brotherly respect was celebrated by the tiny tots of Primary Wing in Bridgeford School, Tupudana , on 11th August 2022 .
Raksha Bandhan is one of the most endearing ways to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters and to make this day a special one, students made colourful rakhis by using decorative threads , stars, mirrors , pearls , papers and flowers . They also made beautiful cards and even recited poems, sang songs and delivered small speeches on the story behind this celebration.
The motive behind the celebration was to make the students aware that Rakhi is not merely a silken thread but a tradition that binds brother and sister beautifully in such a relationship which is the deepest and the noblest of all human emotions.