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From Trash to Treasure:
A Senior KG Creative Activity Using Discarded Materials

Pune, Maharashtra | October 19th, 2021

A Senior KG Creative Activity Using Discarded Materials "Often when you think you're at the end of something, it is miraculously the beginning of something anew.”

There is so much depth in this quote, and it aptly describes the manifold stages of our lives. Right when one period of time ends, a new one begins be it a year, completing a class or reading a book. The same can be said about everything that is part of this world.

A Senior KG Creative Activity Using Discarded Materials It is the dire need of the hour to conserve and sustain our environment for future generations, and for this we need to learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle things, which all-in-all describes for new life or stage to begin, the prior has to the end.

Determined to instill this quality in the young malleable minds of our Senior KG students, we selected the “Best out of Waste” theme as activity of the month.

Thinking out of the box, pushing oneself, and creating something new out of waste materials is a challenge whichour contestants accepted and came forward with jaw-dropping innovative creations that left everyone astounded.

A Senior KG Creative Activity Using Discarded Materials The kiddoes made items out of waste materials like paper plates and glasses, cardboard packages,CDs, newspapers, coconut shells,dry leaves, and bangles, etc. cutting,arranging, gluing these items together, assembling them and presented their masterpieces of wall decorations, pen stands, cardboard bulldozer toys and head gear so as to name a few.

The activity boosted and fine-tuned their must-needed fine and gross motor skills. Students enjoyed fashioning and presenting their creations at the same time learning a valuable lesson of not wasting things but to recycle and reuse them.



Creating a Greener World:
The British Council Climate Action Video Competition

Pune, Maharashtra | September 16th, 2021

Creating a Greener World: The British Council Climate Action Video Competition To mark the United Nations climate conference COP26, the British Council, in partnership with Digital Learning Associates (DLA) and IATEFL Global Issues SIG organised a Climate Action School Video Competition for students aged 11 to 18years. Students had to work in groups of three to five. Students also had to seek the advice and support of teachers in their school to produce a three to five-minute video.

The top ten winning videos and their learning videos would be screened during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021.

Within entry dates between September 1st and 20th, 2021, on September 16th, students of S.B. Patil Public School: Dhawala Patil, Darshil Mali, Ishika Wagh and Tanmay Jamkhandikar partook in the competition and interviewed the principal on how the school has aided and contributed to the environment, especially during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Creating a Greener World: The British Council Climate Action Video Competition In an interview, the students asked questions such as stated under:

1. Being the principal, what would you tell, about what SBPPS as a school, has done to reduce the effect of global warming and climate change?

2. How is our school contributing for improving the environmental conditions in this pandemic?

3. What are the future plans of our school for contribution to reduce the effect of global warming?

Principal, Dr. Saini responded to the questions posed by speaking of the steps the she as the HoS, and the school as an institute has taken to be green school such as its methods of e-waste disposal, usage of solar power though the panels installed, curbing of the wastage of electricity, the plantation of foliage within the campus premises, etc. In lieu of the questions asked, she further went on to describe the future plans of the school in aiding in reducing global warming such as the harnessing of wind power, usage of eco-friendly transportation, etc.

The students toured of the school gardening and compost-making zone whilst making a recording of their school story. The school gardener, Mali Kaka, showed them various medicinal and fruit-bearing plants and trees in the garden which he has been taking care of since many years of his service in the school.

Following this, the students met the school Eco-Club in-charge Ms. Varsha Deshmukh who spoke about the inception of school’s Eco-Club in the school. She also elaborated on its contribution in conducting various activities to raise awareness about saving the environment such as planting trees, making bird-feeders, the reuse and reduction of plastic waste, participating in the cleanliness drive to promote the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, school awareness rallies on combating e-waste, and its management for the British Council collaboration activity with students from Bangladesh.

The school’s sub-coordinator, Ms. Vandana Sangle related information about school activities that raise awareness among students about celebrating various cultural activities and festivals in an eco-friendly way. These activities included eco-friendly Ganesha-making during the Ganapati festivities so as to prevent pollution in rivers and other water bodies; using eco-friendly colours for celebrating Holi; and celebrating a firecracker-less Diwali to reduce air, land and noise pollution to save the environment.

Social Science teacher, Ms. Anjali Gugale spoke about the situation during the pandemic and the various school activities and online projects conducted via online classes along with the school curriculum to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the environment. Such were: student participation in the Climate Action project, Goals project on the UN SDG’s, and the Rethink Plastic Challenge project with Take Action Global in the years 2020 and 2021.

The students also took a tour of the school terrace along with Mr. Abhijeet Gaikwad, the school’s IT administrator who explained the system of rainwater harvesting and use of solar panels to generate electricity and save water in our school. He showed them graphs of electricity production and consumption during the last few months, and how use of solar panels benefitted in reducing the monthly expense of the school’s electricity consumption.

Wethank Dr. Saini, the school principal for lending her insightful views on the subject; Ms. Anjali Gugale, TGT social science teacher and Institutional Coordinator, PCET; Ms. Vandana Sangle, sub-coordinator for grades V to VIII;Ms. Varsha Deshmukh, math teacher and school Eco-Club in-charge; Mr. Abhijeet Gaikwad, the school’s IT in-charge; and school gardener, Mali Kaka for extending their wholehearted support to the students to successfully organize the Climate Action school story video-making session.



Giving at the Rashtriya Poshan Maah

Pune, Maharashtra | September, 2021

Giving at the Rashtriya Poshan Maah In accordance to the CBSE Circular (Circular No. Acad-78/2021 dated September 09th, 2021) schools were advised to undertake different activities to further accelerate various activities under the Poshan Abhiyan and to create a Jan Andolan in the process by adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.

Giving at the Rashtriya Poshan Maah As a part of celebration of Poshan Maah, it was felt appropriate that every child may be encouraged to share or offer a nutritious meal with at least one child from the underprivileged sections of the society, living in their neighbourhood. This will not only help the child understand the nutritional levels in the society, but also imbibe a sense of social responsibility, inclusion and volunteerism.

Towards this objective, all students were to be encouraged to share or offer nutritious food with underprivileged children. This would be extremely helpful in engaging children of the country in the celebration of Poshan Maah.



Tree Plantation Drive and Meditation Session:
A Heartfulness Foundation Event at S.B. Patil Public School

Pune, Maharashtra | August 30th, 2021

Tree Plantation Drive and Meditation Session On the auspicious day of Janamashtami on August 30th, 2021, Ms. Pooja Susveerkar a representative and mentor from the Heartfulness Meditation Centre at Nigdi, along with many other senior representatives and abhyasis(which means “one who practices” in Sanskrit) visited S.B. Patil Public School for a tree plantation drive and meditation training session for the staff and teachers.

The principal, Dr. Bindu Saini; school coordinator, Ms. Padmavati Banda; pre-primary coordinator, Ms. Shubhangi Kulkarni; sub-coordinators, Ms. Vandana Sangle, Ms. Archana Prabhune, Ms. Payal Nihlani, Ms, Nayana Taru; the Administrative Officer, Mr. Manish Dhekale; and the teachers, Ms. Anjali Gugale, Ms. Tripti Brijwase, Ms. Sulochana Pawar, Mr. Kuldeep Ghadge and Ms. Erekar Durga Bhavani were present on the occasion.

Tree Plantation Drive and Meditation Session The event commenced with a live mediation training session with the Heartfulness’s profound spiritual leader and teacher, Mr. Kamleshbhai Patel, also known as Daaji by his devoted followers.

The staff and teachers from pre-primary, and primary and secondary sections attended the very relaxing and insightful session with Daaji and all the abhyasis. The techniques of relaxing the mind to attain and practice meditation was beautifully explained.

After the 45-minute meditation session, Daaji read some excerpts from the letters of the great saint, Chariji Maharajexplaining the importance of the Bhagwat Geeta and Janamashtami.

Tree Plantation Drive and Meditation Session Following this, the principal along with Heartfulness’s devoted abhyasis, coordinators and sub-coordinators, teachers and staff proceeded to the school garden to plant saplings which were brought especially by the Heartfulness team. This included a variety of trees and herbal plants like amla, dashmul, katesavar, sitaphal, bel, shirish, beheda, wild almond, karanja, and saag.

We thank the Heartfulness Foundation, beloved Daaji and all the abhyasis for a very enriching session on practicing meditation and bringing tree saplings for plantation in the school gardens to mark the beautiful celebration of Krishna Janamashtami.

Profound thanks to the principal and the coordinators for organising the event for the benefit of school staff and teachers.



On a Jungle Safari:
The Pre-primary Field Visits

Pune, Maharashtra | August 6th, 2021

On a Jungle Safari: The Pre-primary Field Visits Field visits are educational procedures via which each and every student learns information by observing the objects, places, natural events and other real-life information. They are significant especially for kindergarteners in several ways:

The main objective of the field visit is experiential learning. Children gain a better perspective of the world around them by going on field trips they are experiencing, observing and learning by coming in direct contact with surroundings. This strengthens observation skills by immersing children into sensory activities, increases their knowledge and expands their awareness. Such visits also strengthen classroom materials thus making it easy for the children to relate what they learn in their lessons. To promote such awareness and to expose the children to the world of amazing animals, S.B. Patil Public School’s Pre-primary section conducted various virtual field visits for the Nursery, Junior KG and Senior KG sections.

On a Jungle Safari: The Pre-primary Field Visits On August 6th, the Nursery section students went on a virtual field trip, Jungle Safari. The little tots enthusiastically observed videos of myriad majestic land and water animals such as lions, tigers, monkeys, elephants and starfish, octopi. Not only were they were fascinated by the beauty of nature, the trip proved to be an enriching and learning experience for the students.

On a Jungle Safari: The Pre-primary Field Visits The Junior KG student went on another thrilling and adventurous Jungle Safari with their teachers during their online session. They were all geared up and ready wearing comfortable outfits, hats, caps, sunglasses and little backpacks filled with snacks to munch on. They saw various animals whilst also learned their responsibility to protect nature by keeping the environment clean. Teachers taught the young ones about wild and water animals, their special characteristics and their importance on the planet Earth.

On a Jungle Safari: The Pre-primary Field Visits The Senior KG too went on a virtual field trip to Mysuru Zoo via a very informative documentary which had an array of animals to show from India and across the world. In the zoo, the animals were well taken care of by their caretakers were well fed and were kept in spacious enclosures which gave the ambience of a natural habitat.

The special attraction for our students were the big cats: lions and tigers. Students were also shown the white tiger and cheetah. They also saw wallabies from Australia, and the hyena, and rhinos bought in from Malaysia.



Prevention is Better than Cure:
First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus

Pune, Maharashtra | July 23rd and 24th, 2021

Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus We at S.B. Patil Public School do not take emergencies lightly, be it health or situation-wise. We make certain to periodically train our faculty in various procedures and drills so as to keep them abreast of things when it comes to tackling an exigency.

On July 23rd, 2021, a First Aid Training workshop was held for all the newly recruited faculty in order to prep and prime them in dealing with situations that would need their instantaneous demand and presence of mind.

Stringently maintaining every social distancing norm and regulation, the workshop was conducted by the HoD of Sports, Mr. Dhanaji Patil; and the School Nurse, Ms. Sujata Bhalerao.

Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus

Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus

 

Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus Dealing with wound and fracture treatment, handling snake-bites, dressing and bandaging procedures, CPR and choking aid techniques and requirements for a first aid box. Special stress was also given to precautionary measures to be taken regarding health and hygiene during COVID times with emphasis on the importance of vaccination. Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus

On July 24th a mock fire drill was conducted that involved every faculty and staff personnel at the school. The drill was strictly timed and evacuation methods and measures were stringently followed in order to prep the faculty in handling a real-life situation of this sort.

Further to this, the water hydrants installed were also tested within the school’s premises so as to ensure their efficacy should an unexpected emergency arise.





Making Every Drop Count:
Hosting a Blood Donation Camp

Pune, Maharashtra | July 16th, 2021

Making Every Drop Count - Hosting a Blood Donation Camp The Lokmat Newspaper organised a blood donation camp at S.B. Patil Public School. The event was organised in association and with the aid of the Pimpri Medical Relief and Research Foundation’s Pimpri Serological Institute Blood Center.

Eight faculty members partook in the camp, with every donor receiving a certificate of merit and gratitude. Making Every Drop Count - Hosting a Blood Donation Camp

We thank the Lokmat Newspaper for organising such an important event, the Pimpri Serological Institute Blood Center’s team for conducting the event at our school, and our revered trustees and board members of the PCET and everyone at S.B. Patil Public School for granting us permission and to be part of such a meaningful and life-giving event.



Prevention is Better than Cure:
First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus

Pune, Maharashtra | July 23rd and 24th, 2021

Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus We at S.B. Patil Public School do not take emergencies lightly, be it health or situation-wise. We make certain to periodically train our faculty in various procedures and drills so as to keep them abreast of things when it comes to tackling an exigency.

On July 23rd, 2021, a First Aid Training workshop was held for all the newly recruited faculty in order to prep and prime them in dealing with situations that would need their instantaneous demand and presence of mind.

Stringently maintaining every social distancing norm and regulation, the workshop was conducted by the HoD of Sports, Mr. Dhanaji Patil; and the School Nurse, Ms. Sujata Bhalerao.

Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus

Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus

 

Dealing with wound and fracture treatment, handling snake-bites, dressing and bandaging procedures, CPR and choking aid techniques and requirements for a first aid box. Special stress was also given to precautionary measures to be taken regarding health and hygiene during COVID times with emphasis on the importance of vaccination.

On July 24th a mock fire drill was conducted that involved every faculty and staff personnel at the school. The drill was strictly timed and evacuation methods and measures were stringently followed in order to prep the faculty in handling a real-life situation of this sort. Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus

Prevention is Better than Cure - First Aid Training and Mock Fire Drill Held at Campus Further to this, the water hydrants installed were also tested within the school’s premises so as to ensure their efficacy should an unexpected emergency arise.









Eaglets Among Eagles:
At the Innovation Challenge Pitch, 2021

Pune, Maharashtra | May 1st to 12th, 2021

Eaglets Among Eagles: At the Innovation Challenge Pitch, 2021 The Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune; in association with the Center for Innovation, Incubation and Linkages Forum (CIIL) and Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) organised a Problems to Prosperity (P2P) Innovation Challenge Pitch. Thrust areas for the project-based learning community were:

1. Agricultural Products and Food Processing
2. Robotics
3. Energy
4. AI ML
5. E-vehicles
6. Environment
7. Rural and Tribal Development

Whilst this event was aimed at college students, and since no age criteria was stated, Amey Ajgar and Sameera Kulkarni of S.B. Patil Public School were selected to participate in the event among a total of 40 submissions. Following is Sameera’s narrative on her experience:

“Recently, my friend, Amey and I participated in an event organised by the PCCoE. The event was about making innovating and creative models. So we came up with an idea for “Automatic Irrigation System”. We took this idea as it was related to agriculture and farming.

The model was about an irrigation system which would water plants and crops automatically when in need. This would thus reduce farmers’ efforts while increasing their income as they would now be able to divert their attention to more productive tasks. This system would also help in supplying the exact amount of water required

Using this, farmers would be introduced to new technology that would help them increase their overall production. We prepared a video presentation explaining the model, its features and its working.

For the first round, there were 40 entries from all different colleges. We were the only team selected from a school. For the final round, we were chosen to participate in the top ten groups. This itself was a great achievement for us.

We, in great anticipation, awaited the results for nearly two weeks in which we were given the consolation prize. Even though we never won the first, second or third prize, we are still proud of our final result because we were at the school level participating in a college-level event. And this was an even greater achievement for us. Eaglets Among Eagles: At the Innovation Challenge Pitch, 2021

We thank our mentors: Lakde sir, Gawai sir and Kalti sir. They guided us very well and we learned a lot of things from them and the other finalists as well. We also thank our principal, Bindu Saini ma’am, our coordinators, Padmavati ma’am, Neerupama ma’am, Vandana ma’am and Archana ma’am for helping and guiding us through this time. We also have to give a big thank you to Neeru ma’am who mentored us from the start. Thank you all!”

Thank you and congratulations to both of you, Amey and Sameera for doing so astoundingly well. We once again extend our gratitude to our principal, coordinators and especially to Dr. Neeru Malik, the innovative lab in-charge who mentored these bright, young and jovial minds.

We also extend our gratitude to the Board of Trustees: Mr. Dnyaneshwar Landge, Chairman; Ms. Padma M. Bhonsle, Vice-chairperson; Mr. V.S. Kalbhor, Secretary; Mr. Shantaram Garade, Treasurer; Mr. Harshwardhan Patil, Trustee; and Dr. Girish Desai, Executive Director for organising the event.



Waste Not, Want Not:
At the SSIS/CID Online Competition

Pune, Maharashtra | April 24th, 2020

On 24th April, 2021, St. Soldier International School, Mohali in association with the Chandigarh Institute of Drones organised an Online Best Out of Waste Competition for students between the ages of 11 to 18 years. Awards were reserved for the top three positions with participation certificates for the remaining students.

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Under the guidance of Dr. Neeru Malik, the Innovative Lab in-charge, Apoorva and Arya Joshi both of VIII-E partook in the event. Apoorva designed a hydraulic lift using cardboard, syringes, toothpicks, earbuds and tubes. The application of the lift is to lift heavy material from one floor to another or a multi-level car park.

Her sister designed a hydraulic crane using cardboard, syringes, toothpicks, ice-cream sticks and tubes. The application of the crane is to lift and move heavy objects from one point to another.

Waste Not, Want Not: At the SSIS/CID Online Competition, S.B.Patil School Waste Not, Want Not: At the SSIS/CID Online Competition, S.B.Patil School

Apoorva won the second prize for her hydraulic lift whilst Arya received a participation certificate.

Amey Ajgar of IX-B designed a t-shirt on the theme of social distancing with the motive of maintaining a distance of six feet, He used an Arduino Nano board and ultrasonic sensor tethered to an old t-shirt. For this he secured the 5th position in the competition.

Overall, the competition proved to be immensely informative and an eye-opener, as were the models that were showcased therein. We congratulate both of them for doing so well, hope that their passion for Robotics continues to grow, and that they continually bring a name to themselves, and wish them the very best for their futures. We also thank Dr. Malik for mentoring and guiding these bright young minds. Thank you so very much!



Participating in the Take Action Global Goals Project 2021

Pune, Maharashtra | March 4th, 2021

The Take Action Global was founded by Koen Timmers and Jennifer Williams and endorsed by the renowned anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall and His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Take Action Global was created to inspire change by providing opportunities for students around the world to take action on social good causes through education. Building on more than 60 years of classroom experience empowering students to be curious, ask questions, take action, and make a difference in their communities, we are bringing together like-minded educators seeking a different way of teaching and learning. The team at TAG is committed to creating space for teachers and students to work at local and global levels for the betterment of humanity for today and for tomorrow.

Participating in the Take Action Global Goals Project 2021 We are proud to inform that all students from grade VIII-A, B and C participated in the Take Action Global Goals Project 1: No Poverty; a part of the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals to be achieved by the year 2030. They presented virtually on the “Day of Solutions” in a day-long event held on March 4th, 2021 after a month of activities starting from January 25th, 2021, which involved students to discuss, brainstorm and express ways to achieve the 17 SDG’s.

The students were guided by TGT Social Science Ms. Anjali Gugale. The Goals Project Facilitator was Ms. Donna Guerin, the UN SDG’s ambassador and a K-12 Classroom teacher for SDG 1: No Poverty; and Jennifer Williams, Co-founder of Take Action Global.

The month long journey of activities and virtual tours and discussions of student activism worldwide and of the United Nations was very motivating for the students. We feel proud that our students are well aware of the 17 sustainable goals which the world aims to achieve by 2030.

As a part of the NEP and the school CBSE curriculum it is necessary that children should be made aware of the UN 17 SDG’s to make a difference and bring about the necessary change and progress in our society when they grow up.

Students from Std. VIII-A, B and C made drawings, wrote blogs, created online posters, discussed and made videos that were shared as a resource for schools across the globe on Padlet (Ms. Jennifer’s Padlet Account), Flipgrid, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube (on teacher facilitator Anjali Gugale’s account.)

Following are the links for the same:

1. https://padlet.com/JenWilliamsEdu/2021GoalsProject

2. https://twitter.com/anj28

Twenty students from grades VIII-A, B and C were selected to prepare a .ppt presentation with the title, “SDG 1 - No Poverty: Together we can End Poverty for A Better World” and individual video recordings for the “Day of Solutions” on March 4th, 2021 that were discussed in the class every week of the project deadlines. All 17 goals were linked with the assigned SDG1 - No Poverty.

Following are the links to their submissions:

1. Introduction by AmeyAjgar. Available at: https://youtu.be/eNgDbwHdyUI

2. “No Poverty and India” by Om Sonawane. Available at: https://youtu.be/p76DYBIsWbw

3. SDG 1 by Neha Patil. Available at: https://youtu.be/F71OoPqoKYE

4. “Our School Activities” by Sameera Kulkarni. Available at: https://youtu.be/xGmBceoYr4g

5. SDG 2 by IshikaPatil. Available at: https://youtu.be/wNCnDddGRdc

6. SDG 3 by ShravaniSangle. Available at: https://youtu.be/QaqwEVj5sc8

7. SDG 4 by VrundaAnuse. Available at: https://youtu.be/Zz3JE1i9bYk

8. SDG 5 by VedikaBodke. Available at: https://youtu.be/j-uGBtfHsaw

9. SDG 6 by Pratik Tawal. Available at: https://youtu.be/sW3OWM9_jZM

10. SDG 7 by Radhika Nalegave. Available at: https://youtu.be/Lswf8yOh4Tw

11. SDG 8 by Tanishq and TanishkaSuryawanshi. Available at: https://youtu.be/cKUApap_zHU

12. SDG 9 by AmeyAjgar. Available at: https://youtu.be/apeOHkTUw-g

13. SDG 10 by RujutaGokhale. Available at: https://youtu.be/xyHrguoN_-0

14. SDG 11 by SupriyaSrivastav. Available at: https://youtu.be/mN0VDQPz_Xw

15. SDG 12 by SwaraAwate. Available at: https://youtu.be/l9X3myuv-4U

16. SDG 13 by SuryanshRathi. Available at: https://youtu.be/MfvFe8du4_k

17. SDG 14 by PrishaRanka. Available at: https://youtu.be/ayfZW4oUvh0

18. SDG 15 by Tanishq and TanishkaSuryawanshi. Available at: https://youtu.be/nf3zVEuf3ek

19. SDG 16 by Sanatkumar Pol. Available at: https://youtu.be/26tegP4nRIo

20. SDG 17 by VedikaBodke. Available at: https://youtu.be/FarRaiBVrDE

All students of grades VIII-A, B and C along with their mentor Ms. Anjali Gugale were awarded Take Action Global Presenter certificates for their successful participation in the UN Goals Project 2021. We wish everyone the heartiest of congratulations and every success for their futures.



For a Cleaner, Greener Planet:
Participating in the Climate Action Project

Pune, Maharashtra | November 5th, 2020

Students from VIII-A of S.B. Patil Public School participated in the Climate Action Project, an online event endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall, President Juan Manuel Santos; and Sir David Attenborough, an English broadcaster, writer, and naturalist noted for his innovative educational television programs, especially the nine-part ‘Life’ series; along with experts from the WWF, NASA and UN.

Learners attended online meetings, planted saplings at home and participated in the webinars. They also engaged in class discussions on climate change and its impact on the environment and life on Earth.

As a part of the project they partook in the activity on sending messages to space with their solutions to climate change which is still ongoing till January 1st, 2021. These messages will actually be sent in the month of March, 2021

Those who did not get the opportunity to join the project earlier can still do so. Participants are advised to ensure they write about solutions to climate change. Hence, the students from S B Patil School are welcome to send their messages at the following links:

1. https://www.climate-action.info/node/add/message-to-space
2. https://www.messagetospace.org

For a Cleaner, Greener Planet Participating in the Climate Action Project, SBPPS For a Cleaner, Greener Planet Participating in the Climate Action Project, SBPPS

Students from Std. VIII-A also attended the webinar to listen to world leaders discussing solutions to climate change and its impact on the environment. Ms. Anjali Gugale, TGT Social Science at S.B. Patil, took the initiative to register the school for the event and guided the students for participating in the activities and discussions.

Ms. Gugale has also achieved the certificate as a top 100 finalists for the T4 Solutions Challenge by Take Action Global on www.earthproject.org for UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Twelve students from VIII-A got participation certificates for involving themselves in the activities and discussions. They are: Amey Ajgar, Harshita Kakade, Diksha S., Ojasvi Bhavsar, Suryansh Rathi, Pratik Pote. Anant Pagar. Samyak Shaha. Sanket Ibditar, Sanskruti Sapkal, Vedant Nandedkar and Shwet Kinge.

Following is the introduction to the Press Release issued:

PRESS RELEASE

6 November 2020

World leaders and environmental experts join students from over 135 countries to celebrate climate action and global collaboration.

This week on November 5, 2020, global leaders and climate action experts and activists joined more than 30,000 teachers and students from over 135 countries for Climate Action Day, a free, online event. World renowned speakers, including Dr. Jane Goodall, President Juan Manuel Santos, and Sir David Attenborough along with experts from WWF, NASA and UN, joined to celebrate learning and solutions offered by over 2.6 million students who participated in the Climate Action Project with Koen Timmers, Co-founder of Take Action Global, a six-week free collaborative project that invited students to examine climate change causes and effects, join in virtual exchanges and mentor presentation sessions, and propose solutions for environmental justice through service, research, advocacy campaigns, and even inventions. Participants joining for Climate Action Day heard student groups from China, Moldova, Argentina, Tanzania, UAE, India, Canada, South Africa, and Ireland, and were invited to participate in real-time actions, sending messages to space and joining world mayors as they signed a Manifesto for Climate Action.

Highlights on the eight hours of sharing and learning:

1. Exclusive interviews with Dr. Jane Goodall and President Santos accepting questions submitted by students

2. Sam Barratt and Dan Shephard from the UN, Matt Larsen-Daw and Fernanda Carvalho from WWF, and Dr. Rick Davis from NASA sharing insights on different levels from environment to policy to our place in the universe

3. Young activist Vanessa Nakate and Princess Esmeralda engaged in an inspired conversation on girl education as a solution for climate change

4. Kumi Naidoo read his new poem and Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Coleen Vogel, Celine Cousteau, and Roman Krznaric sharing powerful ideas inviting students to dream big and keep hope

While many webinars are informative, this online event also aimed to bring actual change. During the event there were 2 highlights:

1. Secretary of Education Portugal, First Lady Tammy Murphy of New Jersey, and Victor Negrescu, European Parliament promised to help with compulsory climate education. For this our own curriculum, co-authored by WWF will be used. https://www.climate-action.info/download-curriculum-2020

2. Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and Mayor Ion Ceban, mayors of capitals Sierra Leone and Moldova, made the pledge for the Manifesto for Climate Action: http://climate-action.info/pledge

The Climate Action Project designers--a global team of hundreds of volunteer educators led by Take Action Global education non-profit--are committed to providing students with access to action despite challenges of COVID-19, reliable wireless connection, and inequities in regard to technology and resources. As part of the project, teachers received high-quality professional development offered by world-renowned education leaders, and all classrooms had access to the complete curriculum which is co-authored by WWF and translated in over 15 languages.

Over the course of the six weeks, students worked to develop their own solutions to climate change after building foundational knowledge, considering bias and scientific evidence, establishing trusted sources, and creating personal connections with the work of environmental justice.

Classrooms expanded perspectives of the climate crisis beyond the walls of schools through intergenerational interviews and in class-to-class virtual exchange experiences working with other youth who may look and live differently from them. Students progressed through hands-on learning experiences to gain understandings of causes, effects, and solutions as both global collaborators and also knowledge constructors.

Contact

Koen Timmers, Lead Climate Action Project
E-mail: koen@takeactionglobal.org,
WhatsApp: +3 2488 74005
Website: www.climate-action.info.

SBPPS Teacher Representative: Ms. Anjali Gugale
E-mail: emailanim@gmail.com.
WhatsApp: +91 75076 25994

Related Resources

1. Climate Action Day website: www.climateactionday.net
2. Climate Action Project website: www.climate-action.info
3. Image library
4. Twitter: @ClimateActionED
The Climate Action Project is launched by Take Action Global, a non-profit (501c3) based in Belgium and Florida, USA, www.takeactionglobal.org

Video Recordings

1. Jane Goodall Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnMqGXxZBJk
(Duration: 16 mins.)

2. President Pendarovski , North Macedonia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBcwk82gOlQ (Duration: 4 mins.)

3. President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia:
https://youtu.be/ptsooK5YjYc (Duration: 12min)

4. Interview with Vanessa Nakate by HRH Princess Esmeralda of Belgium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjmrBRoghcg (Duration: 20 mins.)

5. Kumi Naidoo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPs3Ixwl0ac

6. Interview with Dr. Shashi Tharoor (Indian Parliament)
https://youtu.be/iKLs8VghQ0M (Duration: 4 mins.)

7. Mayor Ceban Ion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyjwc5H5oW0 (Duration: 2 mins.)

8. Yvonne Sawyer, Mayor of Freetown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY6qkqUjDcg

9. Joao Costa, Secretary Education Portugal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7V7nR4GL0g

10. Bhumi Pednekar, Bollywood actress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npp33P3MGVk (Duration: 2.5min)

11. Thomas Jones Anthony, Hollywood actor
https://youtu.be/Frrdp-q0uw8 (Duration: 2min)



Besting it at the Senior KG Best Out of Waste Activity

Pune, Maharashtra | October 12th, 2020

Besting it at the Senior KG Best Out of Waste Activity Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: The Three Rs are the prime values of waste management through which one can aid in saving the environment. In order to imbibe these values from a very young and tender age, a “Best Out of Waste” online activity was organised by the pre-primary faculty of S.B. Patil Public School for students of Senior KG section on October 12th 2020.

Besting it at the Senior KG Best Out of Waste Activity The kiddies used reusable and recyclable materials like newspaper, bottles, coconut shells, old CDs, etc to create artistic crafts. Fantabulous ideas were demonstrated using these materials by the tiny tots. These activities helped them to enhance not only their creativity and presentation skills but children also to realise the importance of Three Rs and the need for saving the environment.



Spreading the Word at the Pariyavaran Sahitya Sammelan

Pune, Maharashtra | February 19th and 20th, 2020

Spreading the Word at the Pariyavaran Sahitya Sammelan

Organised by the Environmental Conservation Association and Municipal Corporation at Autocluster, Chinchwad, the Pariyavaran Sahitya Sammelan saw the participation of approximately 15 schools.

Ten students from VII-A of S.B. Patil Public School, Ravet partook in the event wherein they conducted a street play on ‘E-Waste’ (or electronic waste) bringing about awareness and significance about the topic.

E-waste or electronic waste refers to electrical or electronic devices which are intended for disposal, repair, reuse, resale or recycling. Most of these devices contain harmful materials such as lead, beryllium, cadmium, or brominated flame retardants which in turn cause significant environmental damage and lead to health risks to the people they come in contact with.

Prepared by Ms. Varsha Deshmukh and the students of VII-B, a robot from e-waste, which garnered much attention and praise, was also displayed for the event. The participation was appreciated by Mr. Shravan Hardikar, Commissioner; and the Mayor of PCMC, Ms. Usha ‘Mai’ Dhore.



Budding Naturophiles: An Outing to Ganesh Taalab

Pune, Maharashtra | January 31st, 2020

Budding Naturophiles: An Outing to Ganesh Taalab S.B. Patil Public School organised an educational trip to the Enchanted Garden and the Yes-Yes Nursery at Ganesh Taalab, NigdiPradhikaran for the students of grades I and II.

The purpose of the two-hour visit on January 31st, 2020 was that the children, at this very young age, appreciate nature, learn about the variety of flowers and fauna, while also exposing their eager, prehensile minds to a real-time and real-life experience.



Inauguration of the Compost Making and Gardening Zone

Pune, Maharashtra | January 13th, 2020

Inauguration of the Compost Making and Gardening Zone Inauguration of the Compost Making and Gardening Zone

The growing concern towards environmental degradation, climate change, global warming, loss of biodiversity and natural resources and its alarming consequences is deeply inflicted in the school lessons of students today to make them aware about this cause is the need of the hour.

Keeping this in mind, S.B. Patil Public School, Ravet has been working towards making its students realise the importance of conservation of nature and sustainable development of environment education.

We inaugurated the first-of-its-kind Compost Making and Plants Nursery Zone in order that students gain practical and real-life experience of gardening essentials, making compost, and propagation of seeds in the school nursery and garden. Our students have already sowed seeds of vegetable like potatoes, onions, fenugreek, coriander, tomatoes and sunflowers. The children enjoy working in the school garden and it makes a deeply rewarding experience for them when they harvest vegetables and observe the plants grow.

Our school has an Eco Club, wherein students are exposed to gardening work-experience activities and projects so that they learn the essentials and fundamentals of horticulture, propagation of indoor and outdoor plants, compost making and saving environment from the harmful impact of pollution and deforestation.

To inculcate upright habits such as avoiding wastage of water and usage of plastic and e-waste, compost making, sowing seeds of vegetables and herbs are some of the many projects related to environment conservation our school has taken up for the students in the gardening activities and the Eco Club.

We hope that our children will continue to learn the importance of sustainable development of environment. The activities on compost making and working in the school gardening nursery will bring them closer to Mother Nature and saving environment.