Monday, March 28, 2011

Inventure Academy celebrates Ancient Civilisations

Can you name the civilization that used silk as its currency? Were you aware that the Chinese civilization was the first to use paper money? Would you believe that Egyptians used two sticks joined together as a compass to get geographic directions?

Inventure Academy on Saturday celebrated “Ancient Civilizations week” by showcasing the students’ extensive learning on the evolution and history of mankind.

The event which had participation of all students from grade 1 to 5, hence named ‘vertical project’ chose Early Man, Stone Age, Harappa, Mesopotamian, Indus Valley, Ancient China and Egyptian civilizations to showcase.

It involved a month of extensive research, brainstorming for the best of ideas and exploring interesting ways to present it.

“The learning opportunities were many as we learnt everything about the civilization our class was to present, from culture, geography, social practices, inventions to the contribution of each civilizations to mankind,” says Karan Buntval, a grade 5 student, whose class worked on Egyptian civilization.

“Reliving history is impossible but students experienced it through this project by exploring and researching extensively about the theme,” says Sambit Basu, a parent of Grade 1.

“Even the get up of the classrooms, their costumes, and the food they served was woven in the theme for them to roll back time, and my child enjoyed it. The icing on the cake was the cultural program which gave an overview of history of mankind in a very entertaining way,” he adds.

“The learning at Inventure Academy is open ended and dynamic both for the teacher and the taught and the presentations on Ancient Civilizations was just an example,” says Principal of Inventure Academy, Mallika Sen.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Get set go... for Summer camp at Inventure Academy

Summer Camp 2011
April 4th-24th 2011
Age: 6 years onwards
Time: 8:00am to 10:00am
Days: Monday to Friday
Venue: Inventure Academy
Cost: Rs 3000/ package(includes juice and snacks)

Package 1: Athletics 2 hours
Package 2:Soccer 2 hours
Package 3- Athletics 1hour+Soccer 1 hour
Package 4- Tennis 1 hour

For more details please click on the image to enlarge.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Inventure Academy raises Rs 80,000 for Camlin School boy

Inventure Academy students were touched by a recent report in a newspaper daily on Aditya, a grade 10 student of Camlin School suffering from Guillain Barre Syndrome, a rare form of progressive muscle dystrophy.

What was even more unique was the attitude of his friends, who were knocking each door possible to raise funds to save the life of Aditya over their board exams.

“We too wanted to do be of some help to Aditya hence started a fund raising campaign in school under the guidance of our teacher Anuradha mam,” says Anika Desai, Grade 5 student.

For the campaign to be successful, our class put posters on the notice board spreading awareness about Aditya and disease he was suffering from. “We also went to each classroom reminding the students to contribute towards the cause,” says Karan Buntval, also a grade 5 student.

The school successfully raised Rs 83,000 in around a week! The fund raised was handed over to the parents, which eventually went for his treatment.
                                                                                   -Media Pod