Senior Section

“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.

International Yoga Day Celebrations

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well-being.”

International Yoga Day was celebrated by the students and teachers of Bridgeford School, Tupudana with great enthusiasm , wherein physical instructor Satyendra Singh demonstrated various asanas followed by ‘Omkar’ chanting. Warm up exercises were performed by the students and teachers and the importance of these was also explained simultaneously.

Regular practice of yoga will surely help our students achieve a better life, physically, mentally and spiritually as well. As very well said –

“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame….”

National Reading Day 2022

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary….”

Reading is important as it develops our thinking capacity and gives important life lessons. It moulds our personality and makes us a better person. India celebrates June 19th as National Reading Day in honour of P. N. Panicker, the father of library and literacy movement in Kerala.

Bridgeford family celebrated National Reading Day and Month by several interesting activities. Students were encouraged to read story books and discuss the stories in class. They enthusiastically spoke about their favourite story characters and shared story books among them.

Several activities, such as storytelling, group reading in library and in the classrooms, role play of favourite character etc. were conducted during this period.

So, “Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading….”

National Technology Day

Technology can become the wings that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before if— we will allow it.                                                    

By Jenny Arledge

This year’s theme for National Technology Day was “Integrated Approach in Science & Technology for Sustainable Future” which was launched by Union Minister, Jitendra Singh.

On 11th May 1999, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared the significant achievement of the country, since then, the Technology Development Board honors the scientists and engineers as well as their technological inventions that have considerably added value to the growth of India.

Technology provides students with easy-to-access information, accelerates learning, and provides fun opportunities to practice what they learn. It enables students to explore new subjects and deepen their understanding of difficult concepts, particularly in STEM. Through the use of technology inside and outside the classroom, students can gain 21st-century technical skills necessary for future occupations With this view, the students of Std 9 and 10 presented slides, posters, speeches, and models to celebrate this day.

On this occasion, the Vice-Chairperson, Mrs. Priyanka Jalan appreciated the efforts of the students and said that exposing children to innovative scientific ideas will help in solving major human problems. Instead of focusing more on bookish knowledge, the students should be allowed to carry out activities, observe, derive, and conclude. This will help students to innovate and explore.

The Principal, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia said that attentiveness, collaboration, courage, curiosity, honesty, humility to evidence, meticulousness, objectivity, perseverance, and skepticism concerning their importance for scientific research will change the attitude of students and regulate their behavior toward innovation.

The IT instructors, Mr. Sanjay Paul and Mr.Rohit Kumar deserve appreciation for motivating the students to mark this day.

Section Incharge(TGT) Mr. Souren Mukherjee congratulated and encouraged all the students for their excellent presentations and thanked all the teachers for their efficient guidance.

International Dance Day

Humans have been dancing to express themselves since the dawn of time, and dance is believed to be a social manifestation that represents characteristic aspects of a society. It’s a way of speaking one’s mind through  music. As the soul connects through dance in an instant, the importance of various dance forms over the world is overwhelming. It not only gives you an  opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings, but also keeps you physically fit and sound for life. India is a country whose rich dance heritage has inspired many international l dance forms since many years. Also known as World Dance Day, International Dance Day was celebrated at Bridgeford School, Tupudana with much anticipation and zeal. Students of Class VIII paid a special tribute to the rich dance heritage of the country. Mesmerizing performances were given of Bihu, Dandiya, Tribal Dance of Jharkhand and very energetic, the Bhangra.They also expounded on the various Indian Classical Dance forms. It was indeed heartening to note that –

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

Earth Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

International Earth day was celebrated by the senior wing( IX and X)of Bridgeford School on 22nd April in the school auditorium with an objective to promote environmental awareness and to remind the students that it’s the responsibility of every citizen to protect the earth in our everyday life. A myriad of activities were conducted with a motive to inculcate students with values of conservation and respecting nature and encouraging them to reduce reuse and recycle. Through songs, music, plays, projects, posters and various messages, the feelings of Mother Earth were personified. ‘Turn towards nature’ remained the main message of the programme. On this occasion, the Vice Chairperson Mrs. Priyanka Jalan appreciated the efforts of the students and said that restoring our damaged ecosystem will help to format climate changes and our students’ efforts in this direction is a small but significant step .The Principal Mrs. Seema Chitlangia addressed the students saying that we need a shift to a more sustainable economy that work for both people and the planet. On this occasion trees were also planted in the school campus .Mrs. Suparna Banerjee, Mrs. Avnita Singh Mrs. Neera Singh,Mrs. Shomita Sen, Mr Kundan Kumar and Mr Kunal are the mentors who guided the students for their projects ,exhibits and other activities. The active participation of the students in the activities and their concern for mother earth would certainly help them think creatively to find solution to the challenges.TGT Section Incharge Mr. Souren Mukherjee congratulated all the students for their wonderful performance and thanked all the teachers for their efficient guidance.

RABINDRA JAYANTI CELEBRATION

” I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy… “

          – Rabindranath Tagore

The Nobel Laureate and great writer, Poet Rabindranath Tagore’s 161st birth anniversary was observed at Bridgeford School, Tupudana with much enthusiasm, fervour and aplomb. The programme started with the lighting of the auspicious lamp by Honourable Chairperson, Priyanka Jalan and Principal Mrs. Seema Chitlangia.

The performers of Senior Section paid rich tribute on Gurudev’s birthday by offering dance, singing melodious songs, reciting poems and recitals from his repertoire.

Tagore’s philosophy of education that emphasized on the fact that institutions should provide students with healthy and fair competitive environment that would help them to grow in every sphere of life and, his love for nature education was also well depicted by the students.

The whole programme was a spectacular event to look out for.

As very well penned by him –

” Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,

but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it….”

Ayushman Bharat Diwas, 2022

“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted…”

Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated across the country every year on the 30th of April. The day is significant to help provide and promote affordable medical facilities in the rural part of the country.

Familiarizing the students with Ayushman Bharat Yojna special knowledge session was administered in Bridgeford School, Tupudana on Ayushman Bharat Diwas.
To nurture the creativity of students and to help them understand and create the importance of the day a special Drawing Competition was also organized for the students of Grade VI, VII and VIII , illustrating a variety of creative artworks that showcased the true essence of Ayushman Bharat Diwas.

FELICITATION CEREMONY FOR STD. 12 (2021-2022)

“Graduation is only a concept.  In real life, everyday you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life- if you can grasp that you will make a difference.

– Arie Pencovici 

Hasta-la -Vista 

 A fond  Farewell cum Blessing Ceremony was organised by the management, staff and students of Bridgeford school in the school auditorium ‘The Hive’ for the students of class 12th (2021- 22 batch) on April 13th 2022. The ceremony was graced by Mrs’Priyanka Jalan, Vice-Chairperson,  Bridgeford  Group of Education, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia,  Principal, Bridgeford School, Mr Rajnish Lal, Senior Secondary In charge, and Secondary section In charges Mr. Souren  Mukherjee and Mrs. Suparna Banerjee. They consecrated  their blessings and best wishes to the outgoing students with their words of wisdom. The programme began with the lighting of lamp followed by a melodious welcome song “Aaj anand barsa hamare aangan “. The Vice-Chairperson, Mrs. Priyanka Jalan addressed the students highlighting the need to be extraordinary in whatever they do. She asked the students to feel important, valuable and special. She said “believe in yourself and the world would start believing in you”. Mrs.Seema Chitlangia, Principal, Bridgeford School, motivated the students and asked them to wear confidence and smile on their faces. Mr. Rajnish Lal , Senior Secondary In charge, delivered a rousing speech. He even sang a few lines of the song “Kabhi alvida na kahna ” which left the students shouting “encore”. Mr. Souren Mukherjee, Senior Section In charge foregrounded the importance of positive thinking. He said that the devotion and dedication of students will bag support even from the mother Nature. 

Mrs. Suparna Banerjee, Senior Section In charge said that the school would always harbour the memories of the students. 

The valedictorians : Yana Sewaiyan , Iraboti Dey and  Raj Kumar from Science , Commerce and Arts Stream respectively ,

 expressed  their  gratitude towards faculty and supporting staff for nurturing various skills and  values to make them stronger to face the global challenges .

Followed this “Yaadein” an emotive video capturing some memorable moments, left everyone speechless. All became nostalgic. Toppers of Term – I, Board Exam were also  felicitated for their determination and hard work by the Vice – Chairperson , Mrs. Priyanka Jalan . 

Mementoes were presented to the outgoing students by the Vice -Chairperson and the Principal. Senior Secondary In charge, Mr.Rajnish Lal ,     appreciated  the students for their excellent demeanour during the programme . The programme was anchored wonderfully by Mrs. Jyoti Sinha, PGT, History . It was a day worth remembering and worth cherishing.

BLESSINGS CEREMONY FOR STD. 10 (2021-2022)

Thank you for all the memories that I hold so dear in my heart, and as time goes by new ones will form, but the old ones shall never depart.

             DANIELLE NEIDICH

 

The students, teaching staff and management of Bridgeford School organised the Blessing Ceremony for class tenth ( session 21- 22). The day was well organised by the secondary incharge along with the staff and with the help of the management .It was celebrated with fervour in school auditorium. It was an energetic occasion for the students to look back at the time they had spent in the campus of the school and the professional education that they acquired during the period.

 The Vice chairperson, Mrs Priyanka Jalan, the Principal, Mrs Seema Chitlangia and incharges enlighted  the lamp there by delivering a speech forwarded the program.

 They blessed the students  and shared  inspirational speech by telling the students how to balance the emotional and practical aspect in life. They also told how to pursue their passion and at the same time make their parents happy. They also gave them the secret of success  by following the lessons they shared from their own experiences.

The outstanding performance by the choir of the school added fragrance to the program .The PPT  presentation made by the teachers gave a complete glimpse of their journey  in school. Two of the students on behalf  of their team, also expressed their gratitude to the mentors and also promised to  work  hard and come out with flying colours in their upcoming board examination.

 The program ended with the Memento presentation to all the students followed by  refreshment. All children were blessed by the vice chairperson  ma’am, Principal, In charges and their teachers. It was a heart touching scenario.

International Mother Language Day (Matribhasha Diwas)

The International Mother Language Day (Matribhasha Diwas) is observed every year on 21st February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism. This day marks the endeavor to protect and promote the varied spectrum of languages spoken round the globe. Language plays a vital role in the development of an individual and also strengthens cooperation, which helps in attaining quality education for all.  In order to inculcate this spirit among the students, an online event was organised, providing the children with a platform to express their thoughts in their mother  language. Children recited poems and sang songs in the language they feel most comfortable in. It was an event that brought the students closer to their roots and with great zeal and pride they spoke in  their mother  language, dressed up in colorful attire representing different parts of the country.

Saraswati Puja Celebration

Learning is a lifelong pursuit. Invoke Mother Saraswati’s blessings as you embark on your journey for knowledge throughout the year.

 

Saraswati Puja, the festival to celebrate the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture, was celebrated with much enthusiasm and vigour by the students and staff of Bridgeford School, Tupudana, on 5th February, 2022. Students of Classes VI-VIIl virtually attended the puja and offered pushpanjali to seek blessings from the goddess for their forthcoming exams.

The celebration helped the students to stay in touch with the customs of our country, learn the qualities of team work, leadership and cooperation.

 

” May Goddess Saraswati bless us all with an endless ocean of wisdom.”

 

Happy Basant Panchami !

Republic Day Spirit goes Online

Bridgeford School, Tupudana , sustained the patriotic sentiment and promoted the spirit of brotherhood even amid the pandemic by observing the 73rd Republic Day, virtually with immense patriotic fervour and zeal. The ceremony began with the unfurling of the tricolour by Mr. Arjun Jalan, member of school managing committee, accompanied by the Principal, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia followed by the National Anthem to pay tribute to the motherland. They also inspired the students with their motivational words and told all the students to abide by the constitution of their motherland and fulfill all their duties as responsible citizens.

A plethora of activities were organised to infuse the spirit of unity, brotherhood and patriotism among the students.

Students of Class 6-8 displayed Cultural Tableaux that began with the state which is popularly known as ‘Paradise on Earth ‘,Jammu and Kashmir followed by the state where India begins -Punjab, the state of ‘Statue of Unity’-Gujarat, Nature’s Hidden Jewel -Jharkhand, The sweetest part of India – West Bengal, Awesome -Assam and The Enchanting -Tamil Nadu. The tableaux showcased culture and communal harmony besides art and architecture, languages and dialects, customs and costumes, fairs and festivals, literature, music and many more.

Republic Day is a significant milestone in India’s history, a time when we celebrate our superiority.It is also an effort towards igniting the minds of youth about the Constitution Day.  Let us take a moment to honor our country’s magnificent constitution.

Here’s Bridgeford wishing every Indian a Happy Republic Day !

National Youth Day

“My hope of the future lies in the youth of character: intelligent renouncing all for the service of others and obedient- good to themselves and the country at large.”

                                                                        Swami Vivekananda

Arise, awake and don’t stop till the goal is achieved are the golden words of Swami Vivekananda that still resonate with the hearts of millions of youth worldwide .

 Swami ji believed that there is a necessity for the Youth to come together, engage in activities with diverse needs and interests, participate in the decision-making process, and freely express themselves. On the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Bridgeford School wishes a very Warm and Happy National Youth Day to our heroes of tomorrow, the energies that will define the future.

National Law Day

‘National Law Day’ Celebration at Bridgeford School Tupudana’

The school celebrated ‘National Law Day’ on 26th November, commemorating the adoption of the Constitution in India when in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India formally adopted the Constitution of India that came into force on January 26, 1950. The declaration regarding the day was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11, 2015, while laying the foundation stone of the Statue of Equality.

The day marked the dawn of a new era and gave everyone the Constitution which is the framework for political principles, procedure and power of the government. The Constitutional book is as holy as any other holy book since it is the written evidence of the rights every Indian has and the duties we have towards our nation.

Students took a special pledge and also paid a tribute to India’s first Law Minister BR Ambedkar, who played a pivotal role in drafting the Indian Constitution. Teachers and students presented their thoughts on his contribution and on the importance of the Constitution.

Let every teacher teach the student how to love this nation, let every parent instill in his or her sons and daughters the beauty of our nation…. It is the right time for us to be aware of our rights and to fulfill the duties given to us by the constitution. Let us all practice freedom and equality among fellow humans and make our nation proud.

Chhath Puja Celebration

Chhath Celebration at Bridgeford School, Tupudana

“The sun is the god visible to every being, is the basis of life of all creatures on earth…”
Bridgeford believes in celebrating festivals with joy and enthusiasm. Keeping this in mind the students enjoyed a fun filled activity of making the ‘Sun’ in various ways to celebrate ‘ Chhath Puja’ to thank the ‘Sun’ God for bestowing the bounties of life on earth.
The students delivered speeches throwing light on this eco-friendly festival which spreads the message of nature conservation. The teachers spoke to the students about this Vedic Festival which is native to the Indian Subcontinents and is devoted to the Sun God.
There are many regional festivals in India which has great importance for the people who celebrate it. Chhath is one such regional festival which has now become a festival for the people of other regions as well. It is a folk festival that lasts four days. It starts with Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends with Kartik Shukla Saptami.

The first day of the festival is ‘Nahay-Khay’ when devotees take holy bath in rivers and provide holy offerings to the Sun God.
Rasiaav-Roti is the second day of Chhath Puja. On this day, the devotees are not allowed to drink even a single drop of water. In the evening, they can eat Kheer made up of jaggery called as Rasiaav, fruits and chapati.
Sandhya Arghya, the third day of Chhath puja, an arghya is offered to the Sun God during the Kartik Shukla Shashthi. In the evening, a bamboo basket is decorated with fruits, thekua and rice laddus, after which devotees offer an arghya to the sun with their families.
On the last day of Chhath puja in the morning, an arghya is offered to the Sun God. On this day, before sunrise, the devotees have to go to the riverbank to offer an arghya to the rising sun. After this, the protection of the child from Chhathi maiya and the happiness of the entire family is sought for peace.

May the Sun God shower us with his choicest blessings and make us beam with joy.
Let’s remove all negativities and embrace only goodness.

Happy Chhath Puja.

National Unity Day

Bridgefordians celebrated ‘National Unity Day’ with great enthusiasm and passion

“There is something unique in this soil, which despite many obstacles has always remained the abode of great souls…”- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
In keeping with the tradition, Bridgeford School Tupudana, celebrated the National Unity Day on 30th October, 2021.
The occasion provides us an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country. Many spirited activities were conducted by Class 8 students to celebrate National Unity Day.
Sardar Vallababhai Patel, an icon for National Unity was fondly remembered.
They paid tribute to his extraordinary attempt in building an integrated and inclusive modern India.They also learnt about the unparalleled and immense contribution of Sardar Patel. Students expressed their views through different posters and slogans. Deep Akansha delivered a speech and gave an insight into the life history and the role of Sardar Patel in the freedom struggle to establish a harmonious society. Bargavi Kesri, Rishu Pragya, Vardaan Singh and Krish Kumar recited a poem, showing the importance of unity. Gautam Dey, Harshita Bharti and Sarthak showcased their art work on National Unity Day.

Chairperson Madam Priyanka Jalan, highlighted the importance of unity and integrity. She encouraged and helped children in realizing the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand any actual and potential threats like the corona pandemic, which has affected us as a whole.

Principal, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia expressed and emphasized on team-work and encouraged students to work towards the unity of the country and take care of their wellbeing.

Section Incharge, Suparna Banerjee encouraged the students to work hard in laying a foundation of a unified country by preserving the integrity and security of the nation.

Our unity is our identity, that is why our country is great…”.
All the events received overwhelming response and the day turned out to be better than imagined.

National Sports Day

National Sports Day – A tribute to Major Dhyan Chand

Undeterred by the continuing Pandemic, Bridgeford School, Tupudana brought a great opportunity for all the young sports enthusiasts on August 29, 2021. An Online Inter-House Sports Quiz Competition was organised in the Secondary Section on the occasion of National Sports Day which marks the birth anniversary of legendary Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand. The competition aimed at exploring the world of sports and creating awareness for various national sports.

The contest began with a warm welcome by the compere, Ms. Raveena Tirkey. After briefing everyone about National Sports Day and Major Dhyan Chand, she handed over to the quiz master Mr. Kundan Kumar who explained the rules to the four teams and conducted the quiz . He was assisted by Mr. Rajesh Mishra. Mr. Kunal Anand readily took up the responsibility of adjudging the conquest.

The quiz was divided into five rounds consisting questions related to national sports, great sports personalities, sports lexicon etc.
Aravali House represented by Vardan Singh, Gautam Dey, Prakhar Tiwary and Yashasvi Singh was declared the winner. Shiwalik House had to settle at Runners up position.
Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Priyanka Jalan appreciated the zeal of the students and stressed that such competitions are an integral intrinsic aspect of personality development.
The Principal, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia congratulated the winning House and all the participants for their brilliant performance. She further encouraged them to take keen interest in sports and physical activities along with academics.
The competition concluded with vote of thanks by the Section Incharge, Mrs. Suparna Banerjee.
All in all, it was an informative and knowledge enriching competition for the participants as well as the audience and teachers.

TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

Trips and excursions organised at Bridgeford School are a golden opportunity for the students to be exposed to first hand experience and learning. Not only do they get to explore an entire world in front of them, but moving out of their comfort zone also allows them to learn flexibility and adjustment.

The journey to being the brightest minds of the world calls for the right exposure, which is what we are facilitating to our students.

“My hope of the future lies in the youth of character: intelligent renouncing all for the service of others and obedient- good to themselves and the country at large.”

                                                                        Swami Vivekananda

Arise, awake and don’t stop till the goal is achieved are the golden words of Swami Vivekananda that still resonate with the hearts of millions of youth worldwide .

 Swami ji believed that there is a necessity for the Youth to come together, engage in activities with diverse needs and interests, participate in the decision-making process, and freely express themselves. On the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Bridgeford School wishes a very Warm and Happy National Youth Day to our heroes of tomorrow, the energies that will define the future.