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ACTIVITIES 2020-21

'Meet with Me' The Lawrentian Bond.

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"They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel." - Carl J. Buechner The bond between a teacher and a student can't be measured in marks obtained by the student or chapters taught by a teacher. It can only be understood by the conduct of the student in the society and the feeling he/ she has for the world they live in.At St.Lawrence, we always aim to turn this thought into reality. We organized an online 'Meet with Me' for primary section students, which helped teachers and students to come together and have a heart to heart conversation. It was an amazing session where the students shared their thoughts, spoke about their hobbies and what they would love to learn in these holidays. They also showed their talents and a few wanted their teacher to visit their house and stay with them!. Some students surprised the teacher with gratitude presentations. This session not just gave an opportunity to the teachers to know more about their students but also gave the students a chance to know more about the teacher. The students wanted to know about the hobbies, likes and dislikes,their favorite food or pets of the teacher, and some had the most innocent question like 'Teacher, Are you happy to see us today?'. The students, excited to be given the opportunity, had a never-ending questionnaire for their teachers.Through the 'Meet With Me' session, we could see our dream of a brilliant future generation brimming with curiosity and a feeling of love and care for each other. The pandemic has created a gap but we believe that we bridged it with love, wisdom, and gratitude through this session.

Learning more about 3D Shapes!

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When students understand 3Dshapes, it helps them understand the world around them. It also helps build a foundation for students to solve more advanced geometrical problems. Students of grade 7 & 8 explored some activities that helped them to learn about 3Dshapes.The goal of this activity was to provide students with the strategies and content to prepare 3 D model. It enhanced and improved students' understanding of geometry. These engaging hands-on 3D shape activities taught students about Cube, Cuboid, Cylinder, Triangular prism, Triangular pyramid and Tetrahedron. The shapes were prepared with the help of nets. The concept of volume and surface area were explained with the help of net and formulas were derived by the students. Students prepared and presented various 3 D shapes in the class.

Maths Can Be Fun Too!

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The difference in achievement can be seen when students are engaged and participating. Activity-based math boosts students’ ability to reason, understand underlying concepts and find solutions to complex math problems. Congruence is an important mathematical idea for humans to understand the structure of their environment. Understanding the concept of congruence provides strong foundations for learning more advanced mathematical processes such as area and volume measurement Students of class7 & 8 prepared cut outs of triangles and then explained various tests of congruence like the SAS test, the SSS test and ASA test by overlaying the triangles on each other. This activity helped strengthen their understanding of congruence of triangles.

Geometry is the archetype of the beauty of the world.

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An online Math activity was conducted for the students of class 5 to reinforce concepts of geometry. The teachers took an off beat method and integrated maths with craft. The students made cut outs of different shapes and measured the perimeter and area of these shapes. Just by shifting the shapes from on paper to of paper, the enthusiasm of the class went up immensely. Students were ready to repeat the formulae and answer the questions enthusiastically. Thus concepts of geometrical shapes and area & perimeter were reiterated in an artistic way.

A Memorable Day With My Dad !

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Dads are the first best friend of every child. However in fulfilling responsibilities, they are not left with much bonding time with their kids. Hence at Sr. Lawrence, we organised a "Daddy's Day Out" for the dads and students of Grade 2.The theme for the celebration was," My Environment, My Responsibility".The real joy was seen on the faces of the fathers and students when they played games together and participated in an activity where they used waste material and created an object. With this activity, they learned the value of respecting mother nature and the 3 R's i.e reuse, reduce and recycle.They also had fun performing Zumba on thrilling music. The fun element was the the fathers doing the makeup of the mothers while being blindfolded.Childhood memories are very precious and this function gave the fathers and students to create some amazing memories for a life time.

Lawrentians Learn About Traffic Rules.

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In today's era of increasing use of personal vehicles, it is of paramount importance that children learn the rules of traffic and the importance of abiding by them. Taking this into consideration, St. Lawrence High School and Junior College taught traffic rules to the students of grade 4. All the traffic rules and road signs were taught to the children with detailed explanation. Images of symbols like hump, left turns, right turns, stop, parking, no parking and many more were shown to better their understanding.Road safety education plays an important role in shaping the attitudes and behaviour of children, ensuring them to become responsible drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and passengers in their future. The objective of this activity was to give students knowledge about traffic lights, safety rules and all road signals.

Fractions, Fractions Everywhere!

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Proficiency in fractions is an important aspect for laying the foundation for advanced mathematical concepts. It is also one of the concepts which is applicable in our day to day life to a great extent. An engaging online Maths activity was conducted for the young brigade of class 5 where students learnt the concept of fractions through a creative and fun way by cutting and coloring polygons. Students not only presented but also analyzed the fractions in the online class. The students had fun while giving examples of how they use fractions in their daily life.

" Bread on our table "

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The students of grade 1 learnt different themes like Signs and Symbols, Moo, Potter's Wheel and Bread On Our Table this year.In the of "Bread On Our Table" theme students learnt the process and steps of bread making like collecting ingredients , mixing and kneading, fermentation, punching, scaling the dough, rounding, benching, makeup and panning, proofing, baking, cooling and storage.Learning about the whole process helped the students understand that a lot of effort and hardwork is required to produce any product and hence each thing should be treated with respect and gratitude.The students also undertook a fun activity using their knowledge of the methods of collecting and interpreting data , like surveys and bar graphs , and used them to conduct a survey on “ How many people eat bread in a week? "

" Venn Diagram "

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Data maintaining and interpretation concepts are fun concepts which are useful in day to day life also.The students of grade 1 of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College learnt how to categorise the similarities and differences of two things using a Venn diagram. The students were taught how two circles which overlap each other form a Venn diagram. They wrote the similarities of the objects in the overlapping parts and differences in the other part of the circle. This innovative method helped the children to understand how objects and people can have similarities as well as differences.

" Happy Gudi Padva"

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St. Lawrence High School and Junior Collegewishes everyone a very Happy Gudi Padva, a Happy New Year.May this year bring health and safety for all.

" All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow."

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The students of Grade 2 of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College learnt how shadows are formed. The students were amazed to learn how a shadow is not always the same. It was fascinating for them to learn that the movement of the sun or the time of the day affects the length, darkness as well as the direction in which the shadow falls.They were also taught the ancient technology of reading time with the help of shadows.Children tried to create shadows of different animals and birds with their hands and fingers and it enjoyed it thoroughly.

“Graduation day at St. Lawrence High school and Junior college"

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A Graduation Day event was organised for the students of Grade 4 of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. It was an event where the students bid goodbye to the primary section before they embark on their new journey in the secondary section.The students pre-made their own graduation cap under the guidance of the art teacher. Their mothers presented them with these graduation caps symbolising their achievement. The students felt even more happy and inspired when the members of the management congratulated them on their remarkable growth.The students bid a teary adieu and expressed their emotions through poems and speeches.A special cultural program, dedicated to mothers was organized as a part of this event to enable the students to thank their mothers as they play the most important role in the life of an individual from infancy to adulthood. The cultural presentation left the mothers overwhelmed while teaching the students not to take their mothers for granted and to appreciate them.The event, which was a whirlpool of emotions, ended with the students promising their teachers that they would always live by the values they have taught them..

“Gratitude Towards Animals!"

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We lawrentians are ardent believers of the attitude of gratitude. We aim to imbibe the same in our students through lessons and activities.The students of grade 1 students learnt the important role animals play in the nature. They learnt how animals are necessary for a balanced and thriving eco system. They also shared the many ways in which animals are useful for human beings.Through the story of a spider they learnt how to be considerate of other's needs.The students made thank you cards for the animals and vowed to help and protect animals and not harm them ever.

Happy Holi!

The festival of Holi signifies the victory of Good Over Evil !! The Lawrentian family wishes everyone a very happy Holi!This Holi let's safe guard ourselves from the Corona virus and win over it. Stay home,stay safe!.

“Understanding the Unique ways of praying at St Lawrence."

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It is said that the prayers should not be long and mechanical but sincere, humble and from the heart. And we, imbibed exactly this in our primary section children. The students were explained that prayer is not only when you kneel in front of God. Caring for someone is also prayer, helping someone is also prayer, cooking food for a loved one is also a prayer, and the most important one, forgiving someone is a prayer.The motive of inculcating the value of a true prayer was successful when children realised that there are so many other ways in which we can pray.

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.”– Guy Fieri

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Everyone loves to eat delicious and tasty food but we often forget to appreciate the hands that serve us. Lawrentians of Grade 3 participated in a cooking activity with the Master Chefs of every house that's none other than their loving mothers. Together with their mothers, students made Biscuit Books.Through this activity, we tried to teach children the importance of co-operation and teamwork, whether it is with a parent or with a sibling. The activity helped enhance their creativity. Cooking is a great way to learn life skills and we as educators are trying our best to empower our students for the challenges they may face in the future.

Learning the ideal way to celebrate Holi.

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Students and teachers of class 6 discussed the ideal way to celebrate holi. The students understood the implication of the traditional method of celebrating holi on the environment. Under the guidance of the teachers, the students made colourful and informative posters advocating environmentally safe ways to celebrate the festival of colors. They came up with innovative ideas like opting for communal Holika Dahan rather than individual bonfires and using only dried leaves and twigs in place of tree branches. The students also decided to play dry holi without wasting water.

Compost made at St.Lawrence.

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At St.Lawrence High School and Junior College, we let the students get their hands dirty by teaching them how to make a compost bin. After all what could be more important than to turn waste vegetables and fruit peels into fertilisers for plants. The students were shown how to make use of all their kitchen waste for making fertilizers. The students collected the wet waste and put into a plastic bin for 15 days. After letting it decompose for some days, the fertilizer was ready for use. The students used their fertilizer to nourish their house plants. With this one activity, we were able to teach the students how to take responsibility of the waste we generate as well as understand the need to nurture plants and help save the environment.

Lawrentians learn about Pottery!

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Clay folds, clay moulds, clay rests, clay sets, clay dance to the tune you love to hum, clay grows into a person you finally become.The students of Grade 1 learnt about the "Potter's Wheel". In this theme students were taught different steps involved in making of pots like Clay Preparation, Wedging, Forming, Drying, Bisque firing, Glazing, Over Glaze firing, and others. The students didn't just learn about the process of creation of pottery but also about the hard work a Potter does and the patience he has. They also learnt to respect everything around them and to be grateful to each community helper.As part of the theme, students made Diyas in the class.

Puzzles for Improving Vocabulary!

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Possessing a good vocabulary gives one great confidence and helps to express one's thoughts and ideas well. At St. Lawrence, we give equal importance to inculcating excellent language skills in all three languages, English, Hindi and Marathi. Language building activities focussing on idioms and proverbs, antonyms and synonyms were organized for the students. The activity was conducted in the form of puzzles, crosswords, description of common nouns and such. The students' enthusiastic participation made the activities a great success.

Students Make Working Models

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The joy of creating something from scratch is an unexplainable joy. The students of class 6 experienced this thrill and joy when they made a working model of a fan as part of the science class. Students made use of material available at home and motor from old toys to fashion their own fans under the guidance of their science teachers. The students participated enthusiastically and enjoyed the session. Practical learning and application of the theories is encouraged at St. Lawrence as it reinforces the learning.

The giving tree!

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A tree can teach a lot. It is generous, gives unconditionally, humble and ever growing. The deeper it's roots, the higher the tree grows.To help inculcate all these values from the tree, the story of 'The Giving Tree' was shared with the students of the Primary Section of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College.The students were made to understand how the tree is selfless and keeps giving right till the end, even when it has nothing but just it's trunk to share.At the end of the session, the students made their own giving tree with the pictures of selfless people in their life. This activity enabled the children to understand the importance of gratitude also.

"Great Scientists At. St. Lawrence"

At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College we aim at providing an assortment of activities catering to the varied interets of the students. Some of the most loved activities are cooking, craft and simple science experiments. The students of Grade 1 performed simple experiments individually and shared their observation with the class. It was a fascinating experience for the students to learn how a volcano can be created with soda and eno and how soap and turmeric water changes colours when mixed with lemon juice. The students documented their intriguing experince in the form of videos. The activity garnered much praise from the parents as well.

"Happy Mahashivratri"

St. Lawrence High School And Junior College wishes a blissful Mahashivratri to everyone. May this Mahashivratri give each one of us an opportunity to become calm and compassionate like Lord Shiva.

Learning to Recycle

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Recycling old material instead of discarding them can be a great solution to the collosal problem of the increasing dumpyards on the planet. To inculcate the habit of recycling among our students, recycling activities were organized. These activities gave the students an opportunity to learn how to recycle waste into beautiful, artistic material. The students used old plastic bottles to make pen stands, waste pieces of fabric to make patchwork coin purses and potli bags and newspaper to create paper bags. The students displayed their creative skills in these activities while learning the importance of recycling for saving the environment.

Celebrating Women

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The students celebrated the significant women in their lives, their mothers, teachers, sisters and friends by creating beautiful handmade greeting cards for them. The students expressed their gratitude in these cards for how these special women make a difference in their lives each day. The activity taught the students the essence of expressing gratitude.

'International women's day celebration at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College'

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The primary section of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated the real architects of society, women, on 'International Women's Day'. Significance of the day and the stories of great Indian women who fought for their rights were shared with the students. These stories were an inspiration for the students and they learnt to be wise and courageous and to fight for justice. Later, the celebration was followed by a crown and sash making activity. The students lovingly placed the crowns on their mothers' heads and made them wear the sash to show their pride, love and appreciation for all the efforts and sacrifices their mothers make. This honouring of mothers was symbolic of honouring all women who are successfully fulfilling myriad roles in their daily lives.The overwhelming response of the mothers showcased the success of the celebration. We are determined to continue to inculcate the importance of respecting women in the world in our students.

'Poster Making Activity'

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The students of class 7 enthusiastically participated in a poster making activity. The theme of the activity was Water Conservation. The purpose of this artistic activity was to create awareness about saving water the elixir of life. The budding artists exhibited their artistic skills to emphasize on this burning issue.

Marathi bhasha diwas!

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The primary section of St. Lawrence High school and Junior college celebrated the 'Marathi Bhasha Diwas' with a lot of joy. Children enthusiastically participated in celebrating the function virtually. They welcomed everyone with a melodious bhakti geet. Later, children recited a beautiful marathi prayer which spread positivity throughout. Children then shared the significance and importance of the day.The whole show was followed by a poster making activity which is something children always love to do. The motive of inculcating importance of marathi language was achieved when all the children ended the program saying 'Dhanyawad' to their marathi teacher for conducting a beautiful virtual program.

Session on Traffic Rules

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It is extremely important to follow traffic rules and regulations not just for our own safety but also for the safety of others. The students of class 8 participated in an activity whereby they understood the significance of abiding by the traffic rules. The students drew various traffic signs and explained the meaning of each. They also made posters to raise awareness about the importance of wearing a helmet. The students vowed to be ideal citizens and abide by traffic rules and regulations always.

Learning about Air!

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Science concepts when combined with practical learning and experiments create fascination and excitement among the students. It also generates greater motivation to learn. Hence to teach the concept that air is everywhere, even in seemingly empty spaces, the students of class 6 were shown an experiment. The students then conducted the same experiment using a tub of water and an empty bottle on their own. Thus the students didn't just learn about the concept theoretically but experienced it themselves.

Heatless cooking at St. Lawrence High school and Junior College

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No one can say no to chaat and especially a homemade one in this pandemic. Hence we at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College incorporated a sprout chat making activity for our grade 4 children and it received overwhelming response from the students. Children enjoyed everything, from cutting the veggies, to adding spices, to garnishing the sprout chaat. We were amazed to see the creativity of the children. They made innovative use of the ingredients to make their chaat yummy and visually appeasing.Cooking with children helped build their self-confidence, learn vocabulary specific to cooking and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits. The activity resulted in the children making a healthy treat for their moms who relished it with much pleasure.

National Science Day At St. Lawrence.

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Young children are naturally inclined to inventions and experiments. National Science Day was observed at St. Lawrence by the students and teachers to commemorate this love for science. The basic objective of observation of National Science Day was shared with the students. The students made different science projects and presented them to their class. Through these the students were able to understand how science is all around us and makes our daily life easier.

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Marathi Rajbhasha Gaurav Din was celebrated by the Lawrentian Family. The celebration began with lighting of the traditional lamp. Students presented a cultural program in Marathi to celebrate the richness of the language. As Marathi Din is celebrated on the birthday of poet Kusumagraj, students paid tribute to him by dressing up as him and reciting his great poems. The students also presented a song applauding the heritage of Marathi language. A skit on the theme ' Technology - Boon or Curse' was presented by the students. The highlight of the program was the Powada depicting the heroic deeds of Shivaji Maharaj. Celebrations such as these hone socio-cultural skills of the students and hence are given great importance by the Management.

Lawrentians Learn About the Country Of Rising Sun , Japan.

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"At St. Lawrence, we aim to foster global citizens who can appreciate cultures and traditions distinct from their own. Hence detailed study of various countries is taken up with the students.Learning about Japan and it's culture was extremely exciting for the students. The Virtual Tour of Japan showcasing Cherry Blossom trees, Sumo Wrestlers and people eating with chopsticks enamored the students.The students also learnt about the Flag of Japan which has the rising Sun on it."

Grade 3 students of St Lawrence explore the solar system.

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"When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system." - Kalpana Chawla Grade 3 students explored the solar system through virtual learning.The students learnt about planets, constellations, stars, phases of moon and satellites through audio visual learning.This enabled them to identify the planets and other objects present in the solar system with their special features like size, position in colour, etc. The students learnt the importance of protecting and taking care of our planet , ‘the Earth ‘ , as it's the only planet with life on it. Learning about the solar system ignited a curiosity in the students and fuelled their want to learn more."

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At St.Lawrence we believe in providing hands on experience to the students. The students of class VII learnt about the anemometer. To begin with, the children were taught about the working of the anemometer and its uses. The children then went on to create their own anemometer using straws and plastic cups. The children took the anemometers to their balconies and terraces to measure the speed of the wind. The project gave the students an outlet for expressing their creativity and enabled them to grasp the understanding of the working of the anemometer effectively.

Learning from Women Achievers

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At St. Lawrence, education is more than learning gained from textbooks. We earnestly try to expose our students to stories and anecdotes which are inspiring. The students were introduced to the life story of 8 women who through their grit, determination, courage and perseverance achieved success and broke glass ceilings. Learning about women like Indira Nooyi, Chhavi Rajawat, Arunima Sinha taught them that nothing is impossible if we are willing dedicate ourselves to the goal.

Fraction Fun At St. Lawrence.

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Typically Maths is considered a monster feared widely by children and adults alike. At St. Lawrence, we earnestly seek ways to dispel this fear and make each child enjoy learning the subject.Hence, when the students of Grade 3 were taught about fractions, a fun activity was organized to reinforce the learning. The students used clay and dough to make shapes. They divided these shapes to understand how a whole is divided into portions. Learning to divide equally also had an accompanying message of caring and sharing, encouraging the children to share everything equally. The students also learnt how useful fractions are in telling time, counting money and measuring ingredients to cook.ants.

St. Lawrence Students Shine in the Art Competition At Symbiosis.

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Competitions are a platform to showcase talent. At St. Lawrence, we encourage and train our students to participate and give their best in all competitions.A large number of students from the primary section participated in the Interschool Art Competition at Symbiosis. Mst. Vinit Aher Grade-1 and Miss Swara Joshi Grade -2 secured the 1st Position, Mst. Pratik Patil Grade-3 and Mst. Dharmesh Suryawanshi Grade-3 secured the 2nd Position and Miss Mrunal Bahalkar Grade-3 Miss Aaradhya More Grade-3 secured the 3rd positionWe are extremely proud of all the winners and participants.

Valentine's Day At St. Lawrence.

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Teaching using varied techniques has always been our USP. We also go beyond the textbook and explore the real world with our students. The students of grade 1 were told about the significance of Valentine's Day and how we must always express our love and gratitude to our parents, friends and family. To satiate the love for craft which kids have, a craft activity was also organized where the children made heart cutouts. To add more fun and learning to the activity, the students wrote as many adjectives as they could for their parents on these paper hearts. The parents were delighted to receive these little tokens of love from their children.

Valentine's Day At St. Lawrence.

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Teaching using varied techniques has always been our USP. We also go beyond the textbook and explore the real world with our students. The students of grade 1 were told about the significance of Valentine's Day and how we must always express our love and gratitude to our parents, friends and family. To satiate the love for craft which kids have, a craft activity was also organized where the children made heart cutouts. To add more fun and learning to the activity, the students wrote as many adjectives as they could for their parents on these paper hearts. The parents were delighted to receive these little tokens of love from their children.

Lawrentians create No Bake Cakes!

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At St. Lawrence we inclucate a love for cooking among the students as it is one of the basic skills required for survival. To help instill this skill, we organize cooking activities regularly. Recently the studnets of Grade 1 were taught to make a cake out of bread and oreo biscuits. Following the recipe one step after the other taught the students sequencing. The children realized how important it is to be meticulous with the ingredients and the quantity in which it is to be used.They also learnt new words related to cooking.It was an exciting activity for the mothers as well as they enthusiasticlaly joined the students in making the cakes.With great patience the students managed to frost their cakes as they just couldnt wait to devour their creation!

Understanding Geometry at St Lawrence!

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Geometry is one of the most fun Maths units, if taught with practicality. At St Lawrence High School we always encourage the students to discover the various shapes of geometry in nature and in their daily surroundings.Our teachers made the children measure their books, toys and stationery for a better understanding of units of measurement like cms and metres and dimensions like length and breadth. The children had fun measuring their own belongings. This practice gave the children a new perspective to connect their textbook studies with their environment. They were very excited to know how to apply and understand the relationship between shapes and sizes. Moreover, using their environment as training ground to understand theories and concepts was really fascinating for them.

The Lawrentians learn about the miraculous human body!

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In St.Lawrence High School and Junior College, the Grade 3 students studied the topic 'Our Body' in Science. They learnt about how and what the human body is made up of and the various organ systems like skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, disgestive, excretory, reproductive and nervous systems in the human body.The students were shown the functions of these organ systems through videos and gifs on slides which helped them to identify how their body conducts daily activities. The students could identify the parts involved in the different organ systems and they got a better understanding of their bodies.The main objective of this lesson was to gain a thorough knowledge of our body and maintain self discipline and cleanliness so that we can avoid diseases and illnesses.

"You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.”– John Ford

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Lawrentians excel in every field by taking that one small step towards success.We are proud to announce that our grade 3 student, Miss Siya Jha has bagged the 3rd runner up prize in the Interschool Elocution Competition organized by Ebenezer International School, Nashik. Students of grade 3, 4 and 5 participated in this competition. Siya has done us proud by being the youngest winner and securing a prize in the fierce competition. We aim to empower our future generation to share their views and perspective with courage and conviction.

The young Lawrentian advertisers!

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Advertisements play an important role in our day to day lives today. We see them in newspaper and magazine, watch them online and on television and listen to them on the radio. In St. Lawrence High School and Junior College the students had learnt that how to make an advertisement.Our students of grade 2 learn to create their own advertisement with its qualitative features, offers and price and learnt how to advertise the product in a creative way. Students are also preparing template of their shop's name and contact number with proper labelling on various objects.They had also learnt creativity.

" World Cancer day "

Lawrentians creating awareness to help everyone safeguard themselves from the deadly disease , Cancer

Learning about Indian dance forms!

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India has a rich heritage and culture and it is important that our young ones are made aware of it as soon as possible. This gives them a sense of pride and belonging to their nation. In St. Lawrence High School and Junior College the students learnt about the state of Tamil Nadu and the dance form - Bharatnatyam. Our students of Grade 1 now know that Bharatanatyam is performed in the temples and the dancers are known as 'devdasis'. It takes 7 years of hard work to perfect this dance form. They also learnt how this dance form is also called “Fire dance". To make their learning more fun and real they were even taught some steps of Bharatnatyam.

Lawrentians celebrate Republic Day!

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JFK said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what your country can do for you." The Lawrentian Family celebrated the Republic Day with this sentiment of being always prepared to do their best for the nation. The celebration which began with the hoisting of the tricolor by the Trustee, Col Vijay Kumar Datta, saw students expressing their patriotism with songs, speeches and a graceful dance. The Hindi Department presented a skit focussing on the pride of the country, 'The Armed Forces.' Col Datta in his address to the students and parents said that freedom means responsibility. As citizens we must be responsible and stand up in times of crisis. He also urged everyone to continue to be safe.

Lessons in Democracy!

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The success of a democracy is majorly dependent on the citizens. The citizens of a democratic nation should be aware of the working of the government in order to make it a success. The students of class 7 researched on the ‘Cabinet Ministers’. They studied about the roles and responsibilities of the ministers in groups. They researched about the Finance Ministry, Defence Ministry, Home Ministry and such. They then presented their findings and understanding in the class with the help of Powerpoint presentations. The students actively participated in the virtual presentation. The objective of this activity was to enhance the knowledge of how the Union Council of Ministers exercises executive authority in the Republic of India. It also aimed to provide an opportunity to develop social attitudes and new interest.

Lawrentians know more about Elections!

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An interactive session on elections was organized for the students of class 6. The students researched and understood the difference between Parliamentary and Presidential form of government and the election procedure for both forms of government. They spoke on topics like heads, functions, elections and the countries that follow Parliamentary and Presidential form of Government. A brief comparison was also made between both the types of elections. The motto of this activity was to help the students deepen the knowledge of the election system of different democratic countries so they would be much more appreciative and willing to participate in elections and thereby strengthen the democratic fabric of the nation.

" The Lawrentians celebrate the 72nd Republic Day with pride! "

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""Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”Albert Camus The Primary Section of St Lawrence High School celebrated India’s 72nd Republic Day with great pride. The students from classes 1 to 4 enjoyed glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity. The significance of Republic Day and various functions arranged during the Republic Day Parade in Delhi were discussed and the students were shown a musical video which added more meaning to the line 'Unity in diversity'. The students brought the programme alive by sharing their moral responsibilities towards the country as Indians. The celebration was enhanced by the presence of our Trustee Col.Vijay Datta who addressed the students and urged them to work hard in life to be successful and not to forget the efforts of their parents and teachers.The Founder Principal Ms. Summan Datta encouraged the students to be responsible citizens of the country by taking responsibilities and being honest towards them and also advised students to use their freedom wisely. The celebration ended by showcasing all the Republic day activities conducted by the various grades.We believe in change, we believe in progress and we believe our kids we will be the future of India."

" Happy National Girl Child Day"

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"“Educate a woman and you educate her family. Educate a girl and you change the future." Raina Al Abdullah At St Lawrence we believe in empowering the girl for a better and brighter tomorrow.Wish you all a very Happy National Girl Child Day."

A visit to Fiji Island!

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"The Grade 1 students of St. Lawrence High School did some symbolic globe trotting when they discovered the Fiji Islands on the globe. They learnt how these islands don’t belong to any continent. They also learnt about the beautiful beaches there. The students were taught how the Fiji islands are also home to people of different religions and castes - just like India. They learnt about the Fijian national flag which has the flag of United Kingdom on it.Virtually it was easy for the students to see the Islands and understand another culture and country which in turn broadened their knowledge about the world."

National Bird Day at St. Lawrence High School!

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"Birds are one of the most important parts of the ecological cycle and help maintain the natural equilibrium of the environment. By celebrating National Bird Day, the students of grade 1,2,3 and 4 pledged to be one with nature so that they can understand it a little more and protect it to the best of their capacity.This celebration instilled in the students respect towards nature and especially towards the bird kingdom. Young students of the primary section are the future of our society, and hence through this celebration they were made more aware of how to guard all species that co-exist on earth.The students were given information about the rare species of birds and the ways to protect those species. They were also encouraged to collect information about bird sanctuaries, the different species of birds and their habitat. The program ended by motivating each child to become proactive right from now so that they can conserve the diversity of nature."

Makar Sankranti at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College !

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"This year at St Lawrence High School we took the celebration of Makar Sankranti one notch higher by reusing lots of waste material such as - newspapers and old invitation cards.The celebration started with an explanation of how exposure to sunlight is the main intent behind flying kites during this festival - which marks the beginning of summer and longer days. We also shared the message of observing a ‘Safe Sankranti' by vowing to not use a nylon thread.Later the children made beautiful, colourful kites with long tails which had maths tables written on them. This method helped us incorporate important learning with fun. We at St. Lawrence make sure that each festival is celebrated, even if it is online , and we try to acquaint the children with the practical reason behind the festival.All the children had a lot of fun making kites as well as learning simultaneously."

St. Lawrence celebrates World Hindi Day!

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"Vishwa Hindi Divas is being celebrated on Friday January 10. The lesser known facts about this language were shared online with the students of the Primary section. This day commemorates the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in Nagpur on January 10, 1975, which saw 122 delegates from 30 countries participating in it. The aim of the conference was to promote the Hindi language worldwide. World Hindi Day was first celebrated in 2006 by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh with an aim to promote the Hindi language across the world. Our students also learnt that, Hindi is among the four most spoken languages of the world. This day was meant to remind our future generation of the importance of respecting our mother tongue and carrying forward its legacy."

The online Resolution activity at St.Lawrence!

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"There is nothing magical about the flip of the calendar, but it represents a clean break, a new hope, and a blank canvas"MICHAEL JOSEPHSONThe Primary section of St.Lawrence High School & Junior College conducted a virtual new year resolution activity for Grade 1-4.The new year is here with new hopes and new beginnings for everyone. This is the best time of the year to make resolutions. Also, students are budding with promise and curiosity and they can keep experimenting and learning about life.A resolution activity gives students a golden opportunity to determine and set their new goals.In our activity the students made hanging frames and wrote their resolutions inside them and decorated them. Through this activity we helped the students to think out of the box and to determine to win over their weaknesses.

Merry time at St. Lawrence!!!!!

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A rollicking Christmas celebration was organized for Grade 6 during their online classes, before the onset of their Christmas Vacation. The students were shown a video on the story of Christmas. The students then wrote a letter to Santa where they mentioned their wishes and decorated the letter lovingly. Christmas wishes ranged from wishing for toys and books to offline school, relief from Covid-19, happiness for themselves & their family members and so on. They also enjoyed listening to Christmas carols and making their own Christmas tree. Family members of some students too joined the celebration and danced along . It was a memorable day for the students of Grade 6. This activity helped students to enjoy Christmas at home and to start the new year with new hopes, prayers and good wishes.

Fun time for Lawrentians!!

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Christmas is synonymous with gifts and with gifts come gift bags. An activity to learn to create gift bags from ordinary paper bags was organized for the students of grade 7. The students were first showed The Enlightening story of Birth of Jesus Christ who taught the world compassion and kindness. After that the students enjoyed decorating their plain paper bags in a colorful and artistic way bringing out their creativity. The students went all out and made stunningly beautiful paper bags. The students were asked to use these paper bags in place of the plastic bags thus lending a helping hand in preserving the environment.

STUDENTS OF ST LAWRENCE DON THE BAKER’S HAT

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Christmas is incomplete without a cake. To fully soak in the spirit of Christmas, a cake making activity was conducted for students of grade 9. The class was filled with images of freshly baked cakes. Cake decoration is a work of creativity that uses icing and other edible decoratives. The students made use of these to create pieces of art on their cakes. The students thoroughly enjoyed learning the new art and devouring their creation.

Christmas activity at St. Lawrence

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A fun festive activity was conducted for the students of class 5. The session started with the story of Christmas. The students were taught to make Santa face masks with the available material. The students enjoyed clicking funky pictures with a big smile on their face. Hearing the story, listening to Christmas Carols and making their own Santa faces brought happy cheer to the students.

The Lawrentians bid adieu to 2020 and ring in 2021!

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"The Lawrentian family is grateful to everyone who is a part of it, for their love and support. It has been an incredible journey for us this year. New milestones were reached and we have seen growth almost in every area.St. Lawrence High School wishes everyone a very Happy New Year that will bring more happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of fresh inspiration in everyone's life. We determine to create value in each life we come across. Happy New Year 2021!"

The Lawrentian encounter with Germany!

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"Every country has its own values, cultures, specialities and importance. Knowing about these specifics of a country is important to understand it better and to develop a sense of oneness with our global family. St. Lawrence High School has decided to inculcate this sense of solidarity in their children right from the Primary section. In Grade 1, the children learnt about different countries like - Kenya, USA, UK and Germany – with special focus on Germany. They learnt about how Germany is situated in Europe and that its biggest city is Berlin. They were taught about the lifestyle of the German people. They also learnt about the famous scientists of Germany and what all inventions were made by them. They were shown videos of the famous museums of Germany and also acquainted with the climate of Germany all year round. All the students were excited and curious to learn about a new nation and to try and understand it as if it was their own. "

The year-end Christmas festivities at St. Lawrence High School!

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"Here comes the end of 2020, with one of the favorite festivals of our tiny tots - that is - Christmas. Christmas is a festival which inspires the spirit of sharing and caring.Soaking in the spirit of Christmas, the tiny tots of the St.Lawrence High School primary section celebrated the festival with enthusiasm. Everybody was dressed in the Christmas colours of red and white.Children were taught about Christmas with the help of videos and presentations during our online sessions. In the last week leading up to Christmas we started each session with Christmas carols and one question related to Christmas which created lot of curiosity among our students.They made some beautiful poems and shared them with everyone on the last day. The students and teachers danced beautifully to wish everyone. The significance of the festival was explained to the students through Christmas stories, to inculcate the spirit of sharing and caring."

Christmas activity at St Lawrence High school!

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"The most awaited festival of the year - Christmas - is here; and to spread some joy around, the students of the primary section made a Christmas tree and greeting cards out of colourful paper. Just like every year, students were excited about the Christmas tree activity which further led them to spread happiness to everyone by giving them cards filled with beautiful words of love and care."

Happy Farmers Day

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"St.Lawrence High School pays gratitude to all the Farmers - for working hard in the fields, for cultivating crops all year round and for making sure that we don’t go hungry for even one day."

Happy Mathematician Day

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"We, the Lawrentians are proud of and grateful for Shrinivasa Ramanujan - The Great Indian Mathematician - for his contribution to the theory of numbers."

Learning About Time Is Fun At St. Lawrence!

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“Tik-Tok-Tik Tok” -time is ticking away and 2020 has been a great learning experience . To understand the concept of time a little better, the students of Grade 3 from St. Lawrence High School created their own individual clocks. The students were able to show the time on screen on their clocks and share their daily routine with the teachers. The long hand and short hand were drawn by the students, so practical knowledge of the movement of the hour hand and minute hand was clear to every child. They now use their self-made clocks in class every day and have fun with the clock hands while also learning a lot.

Digital Card making at St.Lawrence!

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We all know how human beings have discovered technology and this very discovery has made our lives so much easier. We can achieve the impossible and this pandemic and lockdown has shown us proof of the same. Even St. Lawrence High School has done its bit to take up this challenge very seriously. The children of Grade 2 were introduced to something very new that is 'Digital card making.' The children began learning this concept by learning about the parts of a computer and in a short span of time they learnt about digital card making. In September, which is celebrated as “gratitude month”, the students made beautiful thank you cards for people they are thankful for in their lives. They used their digital skills and combined it with their values to produce amazing and creative artwork.

Reopening day at St. Lawrence High School!

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School resumed on the 1st of December for the Primary section of St Lawrence High School after the Diwali vacations. We held a special morning regime to welcome the children. The affirmations charged the whole atmosphere and we were all excited to begin the new day and term.A story was narrated to introduce the concept of ‘caring and sharing' which is the theme for the month of December. The day further took a roller coaster - like turn with games like scavenger hunt which were played online. What turned out to be the most delightful was that after the lunch break students got back to their curriculum and enthusiastically started studying. The attendance was upto the mark and we vowed to make sure that every day of the new term and year is as energetic as this one.St. Lawrence High School and Junior college has definitely turned the crisis of COVID into an opportunity to foster a better-prepared and responsible future generation.

The budding poets of St Lawrence!

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” - William Wordsworth Every student has some hidden talent in them and we as educators need to pave the right way for them to find it. This year in Grade 3 we found some awesome poets excited to express their emotions through poetry. Our students learnt to write their own cinquain poem using nouns, adjectives, verbs, phrases and synonyms.Through this writing skill, the students also reinforced the various grammar concepts and turned them into some creative verses using their imagination. It was an amazing opportunity for our young budding poets to gain confidence and also to explore the hidden poet in them.

The Grade 3 student council takes responsibility of a clean Diwali!

Diwali is a festival of lights and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. We, the Lawrentians, have taken an initiative to share the importance of celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali with our students.We are proud of our Grade 3 Student Council students who have shared different ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali this year. Each & every student has vowed to ban firecrackers and celebrate a pollution free festival.They are determined to protect each life around them. The pandemic has definitely created distance between us but our students are ready to create change in this world through their right and courageous actions.

Children's day at St. Lawrence!

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”This quote shows how every child is full of potential and if nurtured well they can become strong pillars of society tomorrow. We at St.Lawrence never fail to make children feel special every day, especially on Children’s Day and this year was no different even though we couldn’t personally meet them.This year our students celebrated Children’s Day in advance. They had beautiful interactions online about the importance of this day. They expressed their determinations to become strong individuals and make their parents and their school proud. They also spoke about how much they have learnt this year and have grown to become more prepared to deal with situations.We at St Lawrence are extremely proud of each child!

Diwali celebration at St. Lawrence High School!

Diwali is the festival of 'lights' and to let children know that the festival should only be celebrated with lights, St Lawrence High School and Junior college celebrated Diwali with a major message of 'Ban crackers'.The Covid pandemic has given an added reason why crackers should not be burst. The students were made aware of this and asked to take responsibility for the safety of infected people and recovering patients by refraining from crackers this year.They were also taught to be kind to animals because they can’t speak for themselves when they suffer the hazards of loud crackers.The other disadvantages caused by crackers such as waste creation, air and noise pollution, child labour, accidents and injuries were explained to children while making them aware. Every child was able to understand the gravity of the situation and determined to take action now to make a long lasting impact on Mother Earth.They demonstrated this understanding by making many art works and posters and slogans. All their work added beauty and joy to the overall celebration of Diwali this year.St. Lawrence high school and Junior college wishes everyone a very happy and safe Diwali!

The Lawrentians pledge to ban crackers!

The future generation will be safe if we take the right steps now. St. Lawrence High School initiated the complete program where the effects of bursting firecrackers were explained through detailed presentations.This year’s Diwali, we felt it was very crucial to take firm steps , hence the students were made aware of the facts that - smoke from firecrackers could prove to be dangerous for Covid-19 patients and if we wanted to support patients and take care of the other people especially those who have just recovered from the virus we will have to stay away from the fire crackers.The students of Grade 4 pledged to ban the firecrackers and also took an initiative of making posters and sharing them with the other classes and requested even the parents to follow the ban on crackers. This is how the Lawrentians celebrate a responsible Diwali in 2020.

Passionate poets of St. Lawrence!

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St. Lawrence High school and Junior college had a highly engaging and entertaining workshop on poetry writing for Grade 4. The inspiration behind this workshop was to foster young minds to be able to pen their ideas unapologetically. The students learnt how to write a poem by studying figures of speech in detail. They loved Alliteration. To add to the fun, the children were made to make their poems inside the first alphabet of their own names. They enjoyed colouring and decorating their alphabets with the poems inside. The rhymes and vocabulary used added beauty to the poems. The children at St. Lawrence have always loved to express their thoughts and ideas through poems. This workshop was a good opportunity for them to learn the craft and hone their skills gradually.

Enriching hands on learning experiments at St. Lawrence!

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We, at St. Lawrence, encourage the children to conduct experiments/observe and learn. An experiment named 'Milk Reaction', was done in connection with the theme 'Moo' in Grade 1.The experiment was performed by mixing milk with one drop of food colour and utensil cleaning liquid and the children observed the changes that took place in colour and texture. The students, of course loved this experiment and wanted to do it over and over again as they were fascinated with the explosion of colours and the swirling effects seen and also they could perform easily.They also enjoyed the activity because it fed their curiosity and also helped them learn a lot. The main objective of this experiment was to bring alive the scientists within the students and help them to record their observations confidently and share their thoughts.

The Lawrentians learn about the Presidents of India!

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It is very important for today’s generation to know that the President of India, officially the “President of the Republic of India, is the ceremonial head of the state of India and the Commander in Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. Hence, the Grade 4 students were made aware of these facts.A group of children were guided on the making of a PowerPoint presentation about the past presidents. They were also taught how to share screen on Zoom so that they could show the important slides to their friends.The students understood the significance of this task and carried it out sincerely which encouraged the other students to observe keenly and to learn well.The aim of reinforcing this topic was beautifully met and the parents were surprised to see their children taking charge of the lesson and delivering it with so much confidence.

Dussehra celebration at St. Lawrence!

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Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi , the victory of good over evil, was celebrated virtually in the primary section of St. Lawrence. It started with a great interactive session with the curious kids wanting to know more about Dussehra. The significance of the festival was shared with the students.Each child actively participated and interacted with the teachers, they were also explained as to that why the name of this festival is Dussehra that is Dasha ("ten") and Hara ("defeat"). The significance of the nine colours worn on different days of Navratri was also explained to the students. The aim of applying these values in our daily life was accomplished by correlating the significance of Dussehra with overcoming ones negativity every day. The students were made to realise how they can overcome their negativity by not being sluggish, lazy, jealous or hateful. At the end a beautiful art activity i.e. making a wall hanging was done with the help of our art Teacher. The children came up with unexpected masterpieces and cheerfully posed for the screen shot. It was indeed a victorious celebration which triggered an inner change in each child.

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Wishing you strength and courage to triumph over all negativity.Happy Dussera from the Lawrentian Family.

Learning to save Mother Nature, one wrapper a time!

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At St. Lawrence, it's our constant endeavour to sensitize our students, the future leaders, towards the importance of taking responsibility for the planet. Every year, a variety of activities are conducted with the students towards this objective. This year though education has transitted from physical class to virtual classroom, we haven't lost sight of our goals. Hence a special activity for conserving the environment was conducted with the students. The students were shown what an 'ecobrick' is, how to make it and its uses. The students were fascinated that plastic wrapper, which they always looked at as trash, could be put to use positively without much effort. With great zeal and enthusiasm, the students made their own ecobricks with plastic wrappers and bottles. It is our pledge and aim to foster the future generation into conscientious and considerate individuals.

Poetry opens a garden of possibilities

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St. Lawrence High School and Junior College has always aimed at developing excellent language skills in students. In order to accomplish this aim, students were taught poetry writing and appreciation. The students were introduced to different types of poems and poetic devices but this teaching was incorporated along with art and craft. The students were taught strategies to compose different poems like Limericks, Haiku, Acrostics Couplets and to present their creativity using different shapes of trees, leaves, icecreams etc. They presented their poems with the help of beautiful colourful cutouts .These well-integrated activities were very productive as they not only brought the artistic talents of students but also helped them to develop verbal dexterity. This also helped the students to take a break from their regular academics and engaged in learning which was fun and beneficial.

A Tribute to the World Famous Author

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The students of class 5 and 6 celebrated their favourite author Roald Dahl during their online classes. Students read books of Roald Dahl from class 2 as part of their curriculum. The activity was organized for the students to pay gratitude to Roald Dahl for his mesmerizing books. The students were given the liberty to enact any character from Roald Dahl’s story books. Enthusiastically, they did not only dress up as their favourite Roald Dahl character but were also ready with their props and dialogues. The students happily shared their favorite parts of the book and why they liked the particular character. The most exciting was watching their class mates become the characters from the book they are reading and enacting a chapter out of it in the form of a video. This activity was aimed to develop curiosity and a love for books among the students and for them to explore drama skills.

"Open house at St. Lawrence!"

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The first virtual open house of the primary section was conducted by St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. It was a day of acknowledging the ability of the children in different areas of life.Hard copies of the report cards were replaced by PowerPoint presentations, which included every child's score graphs, activity images and certificates declaring them as the ‘Best Scientist' or 'Best Mathematician' depending on their scores.Moreover, the children who performed well in arts and extra-curricular activities were also given certificates of recognition.The first open house of this academic year was a great opportunity to interact with and welcome parents even though it was held online. The Parents were overjoyed by the efforts of the school and shared a lot of positive feedback.We will make sure to do our best for the progress of our students.

"“International Day for Disaster Reduction” observed at St. Lawrence!"

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On the occasion of “The International Day for Disaster Reduction”, the students of Grade 1 and 2 at St. Lawrence High School raised awareness about preserving the environment.Remedies to save the Natural resources for their future were discussed with the students.The Grade 1 students shared how the old clothes and used paper could be reused. They made a collage from waste material to showcase how natural resources need to be saved. The Grade 2 students vowed to plant trees and take care of their surroundings.The objective of this activity was to create awareness, inculcate good values and a sense of responsibility in the students so that they take initiative to take better care of their environment in the future and prevent natural disasters.The parents were happy to see the involvement of their children in an activity like this which sows the seeds for a better future. Each small step taken now, we are certain will prove to be a giant leap when it comes to saving our planet.

"When the students became the teachers!"

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A General knowledge project was undertaken by the Grade 4 children of St.Lawrence High School. It all began with an idea to enable the children to do something extraordinary. This idea culminated into the children conducting an entire segment of class with the help of technology.The topic being Rajasthan, the children read the lessons, gathered information and organized everything on a PowerPoint presentation rather than on a paper file project. The images and animations added by them were unbelievably clever, as if they always knew how to use PowerPoint with ease.Within no time, the children came up with their project and explanation. They not only created everything on their own, but they also conducted the GK period during the online class. They developed an efficient style of quizzing so that every student could learn effectively. They also used an interactive Q n A method to present their topic.This GK lesson conducted entirely by the students was a roaring success and was met with huge applause. Such a confident and amazing performance by the students left the teachers full of pride and fulfilled.

"The Lawrentians Learn About Good Touch - Bad Touch!"

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In today's world it is very important to teach our children the difference between good touch and bad touch. A good touch can be a loving hug by a loved one and this same hug can become a bad touch if given forcefully by any unwanted person. It is therefore our duty as an educational institution to make a child aware about this.In St. Lawrence High School, we conducted online sessions on the topic 'Good touch and bad touch' with our primary section students to ensure that they are well aware of the ‘touches’ they encounter in their lives. Students were shown videos related to the topic and introduced to terms like 'strangers' and 'blackmail'.The students were taught what to do when an unknown person touches them and how to respond. E.g. - shout back, say a firm no, run away from that place or person, and tell someone they trust – like their parents or teachers or friends or anyone else whom they can turn to for support and comfort.Through this topic we tried to enable every student to become more confident & empowered to take defensive action. The aim was to inculcate the values of independence, courage, honesty & trustworthiness in them. We are very thankful to the parents who supported us throughout the session and understood how important it is to introduce such ideas early in a child’s life. We involved the parents because, we feel, the parents support, patience and listening ability at a time when the child is subjected to this is very important.

World Mental Health Day

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All aspects of our lives are affected by our mental health and protecting our children’s mental health is our duty, not just as educators, but as responsible adults. At St. Lawrence High School , during the pandemic , we undertook various activities like affirmations and value based stories to make sure that the students are mentally and physically engaged in day to day tasks. On mental health day, let us all look out and care for each other. Let us also pledge to be open and discuss mental health problems and ensure that the future generations never hesitate to discuss issues of mental health .

Happy Airforce Day

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We , the Lawrentian fraternity, are proud of the Indian Airforce . We offer our sincere gratitude for their sacrifices and wish our heroes victory, sunshine and happiness not just today but everyday !

Book reading session at St. Lawrence

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It was a unique experience for the students of St.Lawrence High School & Junior College as they celebrated the 'Virtual Book Reading Session' with an author for the first time. Mrs. Smita Ganeriwala also known as Smita Jee is a children's author and has conducted book reading sessions in schools all around the country to encourage the children to read extensively. She read out excerpts from her book at the event and the children just couldn’t get enough. She masterfully weaved a tale full of witty humor and substance, wherein children encountered colourful characters. She conducted games and the children were bubbling with happiness and enthusiasm. The session was a new fun experience for the children which will also motivate them to write their own stories.

National Symbols of India at St. Lawrence!

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"It is our endeavour to teach students about their national flag and other national symbols from a young age, so that they can develop a sense of pride and belonging to their country. Keeping this in mind we, at St. Lawrence High School, have a complete syllabus on Indian studies for Grade 1, in which they learn about the all these national symbols of India and how to respect them.They are taught how the Indian Flag was designed by Pengali Venkayya and also about the significance of the “Lotus flower” and why it is our national flower. They also learn about the characteristics of our national bird – “The Peacock”. They are also made aware of the national emblem on Indian currency, stamps and important government documents. This help them to learn the importance and seriousness of this national symbol.The aim of teaching all these National Symbols is essentially for the students to understand that they represent the history, culture, values and ethics of our nation. This indirectly, helps to inculcate the value of pride in their Indian heritage right from very young age.

Happy Gandhi Jayanti

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"What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education." Mahatma Gandhi.St. Lawrence pays gratitude to the Father of the Nation and wishes everyone a Very Happy Gandhi Jayanti .

International Day For Older Persons

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The Lawrentian family expresses their sincere gratitude to all elders for their contribution to society .

International Peace Day

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Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means." — Ronald Reagan On this “ International Peace Day" lets all vow to spread peace and happiness.

Hindi Diwas at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College!

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St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated Hindi Diwas to enable the students to understand the importance of Hindi as the official language of our country and to make them aware of its rich linguistic culture.Students of grades 3 and 4 conducted a special assembly, during the online class, to highlight the significance of Hindi language. The assembly started with a prayer followed by a speech. Grade 3 students then presented a poem in Hindi as a mark of respect towards the language.This presentation in the form of a special assembly gave the students a chance to develop their language skills and to express their views in hindi. They polished their vocabulary and understood a lot more about the depth & usage of the language. They started looking at Hindi with newfound respect and not just as a language that should be spoken only outside the school. The idea of this celebration was also to help these very young students to explore the hindi language and to tap their potential as writers and poets.

Hindi Diwas at St. Lawrence

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The Management, Staff and Students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated ‘Virtual Hindi Diwas’ to mark "Hindi" being adopted as the official language of the country. The zest of the teachers and students was not shaken by the ongoing pandemic and like every year, this year too a cultural program on a theme, ‘Gratitude to Parents’ was presented in Hindi. The program commenced with Saraswati Vandana to invoke the blessings of the Goddess of Learning. Speeches and a song glorifying the occasion and marking the significance of Hindi language were presented by the students. Several videos, self-composed poems, songs, Power Point Presentations and even a play which depicted the love of Lord Ganesha towards his parents was prepared by the students under the guidance of the teachers of the Hindi Department of the school. The theme was chosen to enable the students to express their gratitude towards their parents and for them to acknowledge and appreciate the myriad of sacrifices and efforts made by the parents, despite the troubled time.

Teachers Day at St. Lawrence

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The Management,Staff and Students of St. Lawrence High School & Junior College celebrated virtual Teacher's Day on 5th September 2020. The program was conducted by the students. Students prepared videos, digital greeting cards and PowerPoint Presentations to show their love and affection towards their teachers. Students also recited self composed poems and expressed their feelings through speeches. The students expressed gratitude for the efforts taken by their teachers for teaching them, whether online or offline. Teachers addressed the students and thanked them for all the deep affection and warmth showered by the students and making them feel special even during the lockdown. A special surprise celebration was organized by the Management for the complete staff. The Management appreciated all teachers for their sincerity, hardwork and dedication. The teachers were also presented with a token of love and appreciation by the Management to make them feel special.

Founders Day at St. Lawrence

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The staff and students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated the birthday of their beloved Founder Principal Mrs. Summan Datta with great zeal and enthusiasm. This year is special in many ways and so was the virtual celebration as it was organised and presented entirely by the students. The students presented self-made videos, heart warming poems and speeches. They praised the alacrity and effort of their beloved Summan Ma'am for her initiative to bring learning online and thanked her.The beautiful songs written and composed by the Lawrentian Music Master, Mr. Sandeep Thatsingar and sung by the students filled the air with joy. The students prayed for Ma'am's long and healthy life and assured her that they will always follow the path shown by her. Ma’am addressed the students and thanked each one for their efforts. She also blessed the students for coming together in these difficult times for a thoughtful presentation that revived her memories. She added that this special presentation by the students would always be cherished by her.

Happy Literacy Day !

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“Once you learn to read you will be free forever “ F Douglass.St. Lawrence High School wishes everyone a Happy Literacy Day !

Celebrating Founder’s Day at St. Lawrence!

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1st September is a day when every member of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College takes the opportunity to pay gratitude to their mentor and the founder of this institution - Ms. Summan Datta. Just like every year, even this year we celebrated ma’am’s birthday and with even more enthusiasm so to say. Neither the pandemic nor the closed gates of the school building could stop any faculty member or student from expressing their love and respect towards ma’am.Ma’am’s name - ‘Summan’ - means flower and taking this into consideration, the first task taken upon by the primary section students was – making colourful flowers out of paper and offering them to ma’am. This was only the start of a grand display of love and gratitude. The celebration continued with performances like – speeches, dances, poem recitations, songs and more. Every display of affection and respect was heartfelt and sincere.Ma’am was overwhelmed with all these gestures and seeing her response was a reward for each one who performed on screen and worked behind the scenes. The celebration ended with a speech by ma’am, where she addressed the students and teachers and motivated each one to work hard consistently and to not get defeated by any tough situations during this pandemic. Just like always, ma’am inspired us all to be invincible.

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The Lawrentian family wishes all the Teachers a very “ Happy Teacher's Day!”

Basic Signs and Symbols taught at St. Lawrence!

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At St. Lawrence High School, a powerpoint based on the basic ‘Signs and Symbols’ was explained to the students of Grade 1. Signs and symbols are present in our environment all over and it is important to understand the meaning behind them. They help us to understand basic guidelines of civic life.The students pretended to be on a road trip in the online class and the teacher displayed the signs of STOP, GO, ROAD CLOSED AHEAD, PARKING, NO PARKING, HOSPITAL, CAFE, FUEL STATION and many more. The illustrations were made by the students in their Art books and they also discussed the meanings of all the symbols with their peers. This helped to re-enforce their new learning.Doing the role with toy cars and bikes gave the feel of a real experience to the children and they enjoyed this new method of playing with toys while simultaneously learning something new.

Ganeshustav at St. Lawrence!

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The 5 day long Ganeshutsav at St. Lawrence commenced with the installation of a shadu mati idol of Lord Ganesha.In the absence of the students, the teachers took it upon themselves to prepare for the arrival of the Lord. The students witnessed morning and evening aarti during their online sessions.The excitement which the students bring in every year with their participation was missed by all. The Lawrentian family prayed to Vighnaharta, the remover of obstacles, to free the world of this pandemic and restore normality.The 5 day long Ganeshutsav came to a conclusion with the immersion of the eco-friendly idol in a tub in the school campus.

Lawrentians Celebrate the 74th Independence Day.

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2020 is no ordinary year and hence an ordinary celebration of the most important day of the Indian calendar wouldn't be enough. Lawrentians took to the virtual platform to celebrate the 74th Independence Day. The programme began with hoisting of the Tricolor by the Trustee of the school, Col Vijaykumar Datta. Students of different classes expressed how they would work to be better citizens of the nation, what independence means to them and how they would fulfill their roles and responsibilities. While some students showed their patriotic streak through speeches, others displayed it through song and dance. The school choir also presented a song written and composed by the Lawrentian Music Master, Mr. Sandeep Thatsingar. The students expressed thanks to the school management for arranging such an exquisite program. Mst. Soham Kute of class 10 says, "The efforts of the school management and my school mates made us feel as if we are present in the school and witnessing the function live." Col. Datta guided the students how to be true patriots in today's time by helping to stop the spread of the COVID19 virus. He also urged the students to express their gratitude to the corona warriors. Mrs. Summan Datta, the Managing Trustee and Founder Principal of the school appreciated the students and teachers for presenting an incredible show.

Celebrating the Feast of Saint Lawrence!

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St. Lawrence Day was celebrated online by the Management, Staff and Students of St. Lawrence to pay debts of gratitude to our patron saint - Saint Lawrence. The story of Saint Lawrence’s life was narrated to the students. They were told about his virtues and good deeds and how they still remain an inspiration for each one of us. Everyone thanked Saint Lawrence "for always blessing and for protecting" the students, teachers, parents and everyone in the Lawrentian family. The students also shared prayers of gratitude and the values they have learnt from Saint Lawrence, which are to be truthful, generous and compassionate.

The Lawrentians welcome Lord Ganesha!

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The students of the primary section of St. Lawrence High School celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with great enthusiasm by doing a Ganpati making activity during their online class.The celebration began with the Ganesh Vandana – which is a hymn that appreciates the qualities and virtues of Lord Ganesha.The students put together eco-friendly Ganesh idols in order to contribute to preserve Mother nature.They also promised to apply the qualities of Lord Ganesha in their lives by thinking wisely, listening keenly and behaving respectfully with everyone. Every Ganesha idol that was made gave immense joy and a sense of fulfilment to the students. It was a wonderful way for the students to welcome Lord Ganesha in their homes.

We proudly present the first Junior Student Council of St.Lawrence High School and Junior College.

Congratulations to all the members. We look forward to seeing all of them grow into capable leaders who fulfill their responsibilities with wisdom, courage and compassion.

Happy Independence Day.

The Lawrentians of grade 3 express what Independence means to them and how they would like to use their freedom constructively.

The Joyous Janmashtami celebration !

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During the St.Lawrence online classes the students of the primary section celebrated the festival of Janmashtami. They enjoyed decorating the Janmashtami pot with decorative beads, mirrors and lentils. The students also made colourful feather crowns and coloured pictures of Lord Krishna. The qualities of Lord Kishna were discussed with the help of a video and some stories. The students promised to be all rounders and excel at everything just like Lord Krishna. They also determined to be true friends, good leaders and compassionate towards people. Thus the students resolved to imbibe the good qualities of Lord Krishna because ultimately that is the true spirit of any festival.

Celebrating the Feast of Saint Lawrence!

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St. Lawrence Day was celebrated online by the Management, Staff and Students of St. Lawrence to pay debts of gratitude to our patron saint - Saint Lawrence. The story of Saint Lawrence’s life was narrated to the students. They were told about his virtues and good deeds and how they still remain an inspiration for each one of us. Everyone thanked Saint Lawrence "for always blessing and for protecting" the students, teachers, parents and everyone in the Lawrentian family. The students also shared prayers of gratitude and the values they have learnt from Saint Lawrence, which are to be truthful, generous and compassionate.

Celebrating Nature at St Lawrence!

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The Grade 4 students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College made posters during their online classes dedicated to environment conservation. They expressed their artistic talents by making posters about various themes such as - Save Natural Resources, Save Water, Plants and Trees, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy. The students were engrossed in the activity and worked independently with great enthusiasm. In spite of it being an online class every child was attentive and put his best foot forward to make something meaningful for this beautiful cause. Even the parents were happy to guide them and used this opportunity to create conscientiousness.

The Lawrentian Home Made Rakhis!

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St.Lawrence High School Primary Section celebrated Rakshabandhan on their online class. The students were shown videos highlighting the history and importance of the celebration of Rakshabhan. They connected to the concept of the unique relationship and bond between a brother and a sister. It's not just about the blood relation but also the unconditional love that a brother and sister have for one another. One of the teachers also wrote a short poem for the students. Grade 1,2,3,&4 students made Rakhis online under the guidance of their teachers. The theme was best out of waste, where children used old friendship bands, threads, newspapers, stickers, bindis, beads, etc. It was a memorable moment as not just the students but even the parents & siblings were involved in preparing these beautiful rakhis out of waste material . This helped to strengthen the bond between the siblings and family members. The session concluded with bright and broad smiles on each student’s face.

The Lawrentians are back!!!

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The smiles are back at St. Lawrence High School. The students are studying, dancing and busy doing activities during the online classes.This pandemic and lockdown forced the Lawrentian team to adapt to newer methods of imparting education. Thus began our online classes.There has been a considerable improvement in the attendance of students over the month of June and July. As there is no need to travel long distances for classes, today's tech-savvy and pro-digital generation are loving the concept of online classes.There is a significant improvement in class participation and interaction as well. The teachers are computer savvy and are using innovative methods to make the online lessons interesting and effective . .

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Our Junior Head Boy Yogansh says, "This was the best surprise of the year". We couldn't agree more. Thank you Varun Dhawan Sir for being so patient and answering the numerous questions of your lil fans. We loved hearing you. Thank you for this " lovely surprise ".

Happy Guru Poornima !!!!

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Without a mentor in life, one can easily succumb to folly. Without a mentor in life, one can easily become self- centered, capricious and arrogant. Daisaku Ikeda. Wishing everyone a very Happy Guru Poornima !!!

The Lawrentians Pay Gratitude To The Doctors!

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The Grade 4 students of St.Lawrence High School wrote notes of gratitude to all the doctors and medical workers for their priceless contribution of saving and healing lives during the pandemic . We are truly proud of the medical fraternity who protect us in these dangerous times . The Lawrentian family wishes all the Doctors a very happy Doctors Day!

Learning to live Healthy at St. Lawrence!

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The extraordinary circumstances prevailing in the world have brought many changes to our lives. One of these have been educating children through online platforms. We at St. Lawrence have been conducting online classes successfully for our students for more than a month now. On the occasion of World Yoga Day, the Management started Yoga and Fitness regime for the students through the same online platform. The students join the instructors every morning to learn various yogasanas and stretching exercises specifically aimed to help their body cope with the new postures. It also helps add the very important element of physical well being which is so neglected today.

Online celebration of Fathers Day!

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Father’s Day is a celebration to honour fathers and celebrate fatherhood. The Primary Section of St.Lawrence High School celebrated Father's Day online with the fathers and the children. The activity was an effort to inculcate in the students the values of respect & compassion for fathers by explaining to the children the important role that fathers play in their life . The children expressed their gratitude for their fathers. Grade 1 to 4 did hand printing on shirts and greeting cards and wrote messages on them for their fathers. The online class concluded with the fathers and children expressing their feelings for each other on this special day. The parents appreciated the efforts made by the school to organise this special day in spite of the prevailing circumstances and to help them strengthen the bond between the child & father. The day ended with a beautiful song for all the fathers. This was the first event that was celebrated on the online classes. The entire Lawrentian family thanks all fathers for all their efforts and sacrifices and wishes them great joy and success always. More power to the Fathers!!!

A new day, a new age has begun..............

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They say necessity is the mother of invention. We, at St. Lawrence, are reinventing ourselves with digital classes. Proud of the adeptness and hardwork of every Lawrentian teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Lawrentian Family wishes all the Wonderful Mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day !!!!

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"As a mother, you embody the universal law of compassion and possess the fundamental power to bring happiness to others. " ( The Century of Life; An Inspirational Datebook, Selections from the Writings of Daisaku Ikeda.)

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Thank you Apaarshakti Khurana for spending time with us. It was fun, insightful and inspiring! Thank you for spreading so much joy and positivity !!!!! Love to you from all Lawrentians!

Class 5 student Miss Dhanashree Patil spreading awareness about COVID19.

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Class 5 student Miss Dhanashree Patil spreading awareness about COVID19.

Adding fun to the staycation with online activity sessions!

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Adding fun to the staycation with online activity sessions!

Art by Miss Suvarna Mishra, Class VIII

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Art by Miss Suvarna Mishra, Class VIII

Let's stay afar and win together!

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Art by Miss Srushti Nikam, Class VIII

Phone conversations between Lawrentian Teachers And Students!

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Talking to their beloved teachers is always a pleasure for every student. The teachers of St. Lawrence High School are trying to connect to their students and have one to one dialogues with them over the phone. The students were pleasantly surprised by this gesture especially when the teachers told them how much they are being missed. The teachers reminded them to stay safe, use masks, exercise daily and complete the worksheets which are sent on the school app. The teachers also reminded the students to respect their parents, take care of them and support them during this pandemic.