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Students of 15 schools took part in Slam Dunk (basketball)

Buckets of fun, some learning and a message for all in Calcutta

DPS Ruby Park hosted the eighth edition of its inter-school fest, Chrysalis 2019

By Arundhati Bhattacharya in Calcutta

  • Published 11.09.19, 1:47 AM
  • Updated 11.09.19, 1:47 AM
Pictures by Biswajit Kundu and Koushik Saha
Photo Credit: Pictures by Biswajit Kundu and Koushik Saha

DPS Ruby Park hosted the eighth edition of its inter-school fest, Chrysalis 2019, in association with The Telegraph Young Metro. Students of 15 schools took part in Slam Dunk (basketball), Kick-off (football), Allegro (western band competition), One Minute to Fame, Inquizition (quiz), Let’s Make Money (trading event), Checkmate (chess) and Pitch Perfect (product pitching) among other events. Addressing mental wellness as the need of the hour, Mind Matters (an event based on psychological studies) was included in the fest for the first time. The host school emerged the winners while Sushila Birla Girls’ School and The Heritage School were announced the first and second runners-up. “The children are high on energy and this is a great opportunity for them to learn to work as a team,” said Joyoti Chaudhuri, the principal of DPS Ruby Park.

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The primary block of Kalyani Public School, Barasat, was inaugurated recently. Angel Education Society founder secretary Rudrabir Roy, society president Erina Roy, principal Rupa Dey and Barasat Municipality chairman Sunil Mukherjee were present on the occasion. “The primary block has been set up with modern amenities such as science lab, robotics lab and a computer lab,” the principal said.

Pictures by Biswajit Kundu and Koushik Saha
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The annual awards day of the four branches of Julien Day School was a day of glorious celebration. Prizes were handed over to students who achieved excellence in different categories such as academics, sports, and attendance during the academic year 2018-2019. Each school staged group dances reflecting the theme Fusion. Chairman J.G. Broughton took the centre stage and anchored the programme to perfection.

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Students of St Joseph’s College went on a Bucket Abhijaan, a walk to create awareness about the hazards of global warming, delayed monsoon and its implications. The participants urged people to save water by turning off taps and using buckets instead of shower for bath to stop wastage of water. The walk started from Victoria Memorial and ended at St Joseph’s College.

Pictures by Biswajit Kundu and Koushik Saha
Photo Credit: Pictures by Biswajit Kundu and Koushik Saha

The children of Wings Montessori and Activity Centre took part in a photoshoot, Baby’s Day Out, at the school’s Kankurgachi branch recently. Candid shots were taken of the children as they engaged in fun activities such as flameless cooking, messy art, storytelling and socialising exercises. “The greatest gift we can give our children are roots of responsibility and wings of independence,” said Neeta Kanoria, the principal of the school.

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