A Time the School Gets Together
There are certain times of the year when the school gets together as one. Celebrations are conducted as one united family – where skills are on display and solidarity runs strong. These school events are an annual tradition, made special each year by the children and the teachers combined. Take a look at some of the events conducted at Sherwood High.
Sports Day: The recognition and raw talent witnessed on a school sports field are unparallel. Every year, Sports day is held in the month of November and the events are segregated based on age. Grades 1 to 5 participate in novelty races and the school ensures that every child is a winner, going home with a medal. This is done to encourage children to come forward and participate as well as develop a sense of sportsmanship. The school band plays for the inter-house march past that takes place. While house colours fly high, the spirits of all on the field soar higher!
Annual Day: The school works towards an Annual day which is usually held at the end of January and is a cultural display. Every student from every class is brought up on stage. Items for the program are created class-wise. Parents are invited to this display of talent and each year the children never cease to amaze one and all with their abilities on stage.
National Festivals: Ours is a country of diversity and we at Sherwood High believe in immersing our students in all the country has to offer. What better way to do it than with the festivals of our nation. Major festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas, Eid and Onam are celebrated in the school. For Diwali we conduct a diya drawing competition, for Dussehra we have a colourful display of charts. Red Day is the flavour of the season for Christmas and for Onam we decorate the school with flower-based rangoli. The idea is to develop in children a secular outlook and a religious tolerance and respect for all religions.
Teacher’s Day and Student’s Day: With a day dedicated to teachers and to children, each take turns in churning out surprises for each other. Children organize programs for their beloved teachers and put on special displays of talents. Of course, hand-made cards and flowers are the order of the day. For Children’s Day, teachers get together to show their students a good time. Who doesn’t love to see their teacher up on stage shaking a leg or singing a song?
Hindi Diwas and Kannada Rajyotsava: At Sherwood High, we believe in giving student a solid grounding in their culture and tradition. Language is an important part of this learning. We celebrate Hindi Diwas and Kannada Rajyotsava with a host of competitions aimed at promoting these languages and giving children an additional avenue to display their talents. All of these are conducted during the assembly.
Students’ Birthdays: We can never be too old to celebrate a birthday and we make sure that children are given special attention on their big day. For every child’s birthday we encourage the child to bring in one gift for the underprivileged, which on children’s day is distributed among the needy by the Student and Teacher representatives. The main idea behind this is to inculcate the values of sharing, compassion and kindness.
National Festivals: Our country celebrates three major events as a nation – Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanthi. On each of these days a range of competitions are held in classes. Children are encouraged to participate in drawing, painting, recitation and oration competitions, each of which is organized based on age. Competitions are conducted thematically and are always a huge hit with the children.