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August 7, 2019 Students bring accolades to SFHS at SATYAN INNOVATION FEST, 2019

Recently, the students participated in the SATYAN INNOVATION FEST, 2019 held at Sat Paul Mittal School, Ludhiana and presented their entrepreneurial idea. BIOFUEL, MAKING FUEL OUT OF BIOWASTE. Ibaadat Bains, Kaveri Sharma , Nihal Singh and Yashvika Ahuja competed against 24 teams from all over India and were selected among top 5. They finally went on to win the award for the Best Crisis Management team.

The event which included a four stage process where the students first pitched their idea and managed to obtain 18% equity financing and then presented their product and marketing strategy. Last, was the crisis management session where they showcased a sterling performance . It was an excellent learning opportunity in business management , leadership, communication and team work.

Congratulations, to the team who made us proud.

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August 7, 2019 Clean sweep in the UT Interschool Squash Tournament The U-14, U-17 and U-19 teams from Strawberry Fields High School won the Boys’ titles, winning Gold Medals in the UT Inter-school Squash Championship 2019-20 held at GMHS-43, Chandigarh from 1-4 August 2019.The U-17 and U-19 teams beat the hosts, Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 43, Chandigarh with an identical score of 2-0 in both the finals.The U-14 Boys’ registered a 2-1 win over the host, Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 43, Chandigarh, thus fetching Gold medals.The U-14 Girls’ team finished 2nd and were awarded the Silver Medals in the tournament.Great Going teams! Read More
August 7, 2019 A Winning Idea! SFHS recently participated in the 7th young entrepreneurs conference held in the Doon School, Dehra Dun. This enriching experience also helped create awareness among the participants about different aspects of business such as revenue raising solutions and developing sustainable business ideas. There was also a stock market simulation game that tested the profit making ability and presentation ability of the students . In the sustainable business idea category, Ibaadat Bains and Sejal Sud earned themselves the first position for their sustainable development ideas and also got the best delegate award. They were alloted the Ministry of Social Reforms, wherein they had to provide solutions on the problems faced in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. They had to take part in formal and informal discussions and prepare working papers for the competition. Great going, girls! Read More
August 5, 2019 SFHS Faculty Brings Laurels
Ms Deepshikha Pargal, Kindergarten educator, was today awarded the tGELF Education Prize 2019 in a glittering event at New Delhi. The Global Education & Leadership Foundation launched The Education Prize in 2013 to recognize the teaching methodologies used by teachers in their classrooms and to encourage creativity and learning in their students. This year the theme was “Creative Classrooms.” Through this award tGELF endeavours to recognize the outstanding teachers who have changed the ethos in their classrooms and have had a transformational impact on their students.
The Education Prize includes a cash award and a citation for each of the categories with the additional benefits of publication of a compilation of best ideas.
We are indeed proud and heartened to see Deepshikha achieve this sterling performance and commend her for the effort that she puts into her class each day.
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August 5, 2019 Shehnai Recital in the Newton Hall at SFHS
The Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Arts and Culture Among Youth (SPIC MACAY) and the Durga Das Foundation organised a Shehnai recital for students of Strawberry Fields High School in the Newton Hall, on Monday.
Recipients of the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan “Yuva Puraskar” for 2010-2011 in the Hindustani Music Instrumental category, and the Aditya Vikram Birla Puraskar in 2015, Ashwini and Sanjeev Shankar hail from a 300 year old illustrious lineage of shehnai players of the Benaras Gharana. They were supported by Shri Anand Shankar on table. The stirring performance was thoroughly enjoyed by the young music aficionados of the high school who have an enviable exposure to classical music through regular scheduling of such events as part of the curriculum.
The artists admired the musical literacy of the audience as they answered some questions at the end of the hour-long recital, shedding light upon the choice of ragas played during different occasions especially the traditional use of the shehnai during Indian weddings. Responding to other questions posed by the students, Shri Sanjeev Shankar explained the structural differences and similarities between the oboe and the shehnai and also shared that when the siblings were initiated into the art of playing the instrument they would often rehearse for nearly twelve hours a day, emphasising the fact that hard work is necessary for success in any vocation.
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August 3, 2019 Varsha Ritu Sangeet Sammelan
The welcome pitter-patter of the rain was made more melodious by the soulful rendition of Raag Malhar in its various forms during a musical performance in the Newton Hall at Strawberry Fields High School. Legend says that this raag has the power to bring down the rains in the area where it is sung.
The Varsha Ritu Sangeet Sammelan, presented by the Indian National Theatre in association with the Durga Das Foundation, featured two acclaimed vocalists, Dr. Aditya Sharma of the Gwalior gharana followed by Smt. Jui Dhaygude-Pande of the Jaipur Atroli gharana. They were accompanied on harmonium by Shri Vinay Sharma and on tabla by Shri Avirbhuj and Shri Mehmood, all of who are seasoned artists in their own right.
The artists were appreciated for their masterful renditions, variety of taan patterns, and perfect balance between the structural beauty of the raag and its emotional content, and were felicitated by General V.P. Malik, former Chief of Army Staff and Trustee of the Foundation, and by Dr. Yash Pal Sharma, former Dean, Faculty of Arts & Culture Professor and Head of the Department of Music Punjabi University, Patiala.
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August 1, 2019 AFS Regional Cultural Exchange Program As part of the AFS Cultural Regional Exchange Program, students from Sunbeam School Varuna, Varanasi visited Chandigarh and students of SFHS hosted them. During their week long stay, they visited the hills of Kasauli, Pinjore, went on a city tour of Chandigarh and attended the SFHS MUN. On the concluding day of the visit, the students of the guest school enthralled the audience with their cultural performance. They shared their experiences and thanked the host families for their hospitality, love and care. It has been an enriching experience for all of us to have the Sunbeam School team amongst our midst and we look forward to many more such learning experiences in the future.
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August 1, 2019 World Scholar’s Cup-The Hague SFHS shines yet again at The World Scholar’s Cup Global Round 2019, held at The Hague, Netherlands from July 20 till July 26.WSC is an international academic program with students participating from over 182 different countries. The qualifying teams at the Regional Round made it to the Global Round consisting of more than 5,000 scholars from over 50 countries. It took place at the World Forum, The Hague which is one of Netherland's most beautiful and historic cities.There were 7 teams representing SFHS, two in the Junior Group and 5 in the Senior Group. Each three member team participated in the competitive and community-building events including the Scholar’s Challenge, Scholar’s Bowl, Team Debate and Collaborative Writing. They got the opportunity to interact with various other children through the Scavenger Hunt, Cultural Fair and the Scholar’s Ball.The weeklong event included a city tour of Amsterdam with a canal cruise, a visit to Efteling theme park, and a tour of Rotterdam.Not only did they win an assortment of medals, but also gained a new perspective and brought back great memories.Junior Team comprising of Aaditya Sharma, Pankti Shah and Vyomm Khanna was awarded the 3rd position overall and 2nd position in South Asia.Senior team comprising of Deveshi Verma, Myra Verma Pandher, Sehar Gupta bagged the award for the 4th team in South Asia.Pankti Shah, Myra Verma Pandher and Deveshi Verma were awarded the Top 10 Overall Scholars trophy.6 teams have qualified for the next round, the Annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University to be held in November this year.We congratulate the outstanding students and wish them the very best! Read More
August 1, 2019 CLAT workshop
Recently the students of classes 9, 10, 11 and 12 had the opportunity to attend an enriching and engaging session by Dr. Surubhi Sahay for prospects with CLAT, the different avenues that would open for them after the exam and the various coveted institutes in India in the field of law. She ensured active involvement of the children and explained the scope of law in today’s world. The students were made aware of the various terms used and ways to interpret the meaning of some words. Not only this, Dr. Sahay, emphasised the need of reading newspapers as this would enlighten the children and make them aware of the tricky words. The session ended with a quiz, in which the students enjoyed answering the questions.
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