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ACTIVITIES 2021-22

Kids Yoga At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College.

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Action speaks louder than words. Sometimes our actions are much more important than our words, let's do yoga everyday and take responsibility of our health.

Dad, I Want To Be Like You.

When the teachers asked, "Why do you love your father?"The students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College said, " Because he is our Hero." Yes, every father in the school was happy when they received the cards from the students saying Thank you Papa, You are my hero, I love you, Thank you for carrying my bag and buying toys for me.At this age, it is very important to inculcate the value of respect and gratitude in the students and these are also the core values for us at St. Lawrence School.Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers. We thank them for the love and efforts they take to foster the children.

After A Long Time We Are Together.

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At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College the first day of the school was emotional and cheerful for the students, parents and teachers.The Management and the teachers welcomed the parents and students with great energy and enthusiasm. The students were excited to see the bright, new classrooms full of colourful charts and posters.Seeing their teachers and friends after such a long period of time, interacting face to face and engaging in activities together was an overwhelming experience for the students.The teachers too were joyful on being able to have their student in front of them, in their class and put all their heart and energy into making their first day of school a memory to cherish.

Measure is an important and practical skill

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In St. Lawrence High School and Junior College we feel learning to measure is an important and practical skill that’s frequently put to use in real life activities such as when buying groceries or painting a house. Teaching children basic measurement concepts doesn’t have to revolve around solving problems on paper or math textbooks. Reinforcement of all concepts of measurement was done with the students of grade 3  by comparing objects with each other.Examples for the use of  measurements in everyday life at home, at work, and in school were promptly given by kids themselves . It was wonderful watching kids doing activities on their own and sharing their experiences.

At the Summer Camp organized by St. Lawrence High and Junior College

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At the Summer Camp organized by St. Lawrence High and Junior College, the brainstorming games were a huge hit among students of all ages. The students loved the challenge that came with the various brainstorming activities like  cracking the code and making a word, passing on the action, colour code and such.Just like physical exercise, the brain needs its own form of stimulation to improve  areas like analytical thinking, creativity and problem-solving. All these brainstorming activities and games helped the students to increase their concentration skills, stimulate the brain and help them  think in unconventional ways to solve a problem.

St Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated Graduation Day of the students graduating from primary school

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Graduation day is an exciting milestone for primary children as it’s their first step towards a future full of hopes and possibilities.To celebrate progression and development, St Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated Graduation Day of the students graduating from primary school with many stage activities. All the mothers were invited for the program.The program began with a welcome song presented by the students. The students performed a dance and the teachers enacted a skit conveying the message that how a child should be independent and be responsible for his or her own work.Speeches and poems by the students of the graduating class made brought tears to the eyes of the teachers and filled them with pride too. All the children sang a tune of gratefulness to say thank you to all those who helped them to grow in their life.Some students were awarded with medals and certificates for their talent, potential, effort and accomplishments by the Managing Trustee and Founder Principal, Mrs.Summan Datta.

Lawrentians Being Responsible.

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A school is a place for education, and it’s also a place where kids are socially active and learn life skills and moral values.At St. Lawrence, we make earnest efforts to inculcate the values in our students which will make them ideal citizens who contribute to the growth and well-being of the nation and the world.Our students of grade 3 learnt the importance of cleanliness and the hazards of living in an unclean environment. They also took it upon themselves to help clean the school garden and other play areas. The litte ones promised to keep the surrounding unstained wherever they go and spread the message of cleanliness among others too.   

Donning the Chef's Hat!

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Cooking is a popular and well loved activity among the students of primary school.At St. Lawrence, we organize various cooking activities which involve little or no use of gas stoves.Cooking activities are also an amazing way to build vocabulary of students. It also teaches sequencing and how to follow instructions.Our students of grade 4, made sandwiches using pineapples. These sandwiches with the furity twist showed off the creativity of the students who independently made the snack from scratch. The reluctatnt eaters also partook of the sandwiches and pineapple found new fans among the young chefs and their friends!Using a fruit as filling made the sandwich a tad bit healthier. The most important value which the students learn from all cooking activites is to respect food and not waste it at all.  

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.  We believe it will help them develop a sense of patriotism, belonging and instill pride in them for their nation and will further help to safeguard the legacy.In St. Lawrence High School and Junior College,  the students of grade 1 learnt about the state of Tamil Nadu and the dance form practiced here, that is Bharatnatyam. The students learnt that earlier Bharatanatyam was only performed by male dancers in  temples as obesiance to hindu dieties. However, now both men and women, perform Bharatnatyam and it is one of the most popular dance forms of our country. They also learnt that it takes 7 years of hard work to perfect this dance form and that it is known as 'Fire Dance'.The students enjoyed learning some basic steps of Bharatnatyam. 

‘Mom N Me’ celebrating the bond of love at St. Lawrence High School & Jr. College.

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‘A mother is the one who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.’The Students of Grade 1, along with their mothers had a fun-filled afternoon, as together they celebrated ‘Mom N Me’. Various activities and a cultural program were organized to make this day extra special for the students and their moms. A captivating skit was enacted by the teachers. During the program, the mothers were encouraged to learn and develop their English skills. Students displayed their craft skills by creating pretty and colorful badges for their mothers. Special mermaid selfie booths were created to capture special moments.It was a fun-filled and exciting day for moms as, after the pandemic, it gave them an opportunity to meet each other and create some memories. The celebration concluded on a joyful note. 

There are no words to describe the happiness in holding hands of your baby's baby.

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St. Lawrence High School and Junior College not only considers inculcating good values among students but also make them understand the value of every person around them, even their beloved grandparents.To honor and appreciate the special bond grandparents and grandchildren share, a special day was celebrated by the students of St.Lawrence High School and Junior College.They lovingly invited their grandparents to participate with them in the special event commemorating this bond. The students endeared themselves all the more to their grandparents  by reciting heart touching poem written by themselves and delivered wonderful speeches where they expressed their gratitude and affection for their grandparents.Students and grandparents came together to create beautiful drawings and images showcasing their family, homes and bonding.Some grandparents expressed their heart and acknowledged the school's efforts.

The students learnt . "How pots are made".

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Learning more about things that are used in daily life is always exciting for the young kids and that's why the Inquiry sessions in Grade 1 at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College are the most engaging and lively.The students learnt . "How pots are made". The students were fascinated to see how mud, which is shapeless, is worked on by the potter to create beautiful pots and pans, vases and diyas. They learnt the various steps like heating, throwing, moulding which are involved in the making of pots. The students understood that making pots is a long and intense process which needs careful attention. The main purpose of learning about making pots was that everything around us has its own value and importance and that it's possible to create something beautiful out of no apparent beauty . The students made diyas, small clay pots and gave different shapes to the mud which looked good.

Holika Dahan At St. Lawrence.

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Children love to celebrate festivals. Festivals celebrated in the school makes them feel happy and they also become aware of the reason behind celebrating them.The students of Primary Section of St. lawrence High School and Junior College particpated in Holika Dahan. The teachers shared the story of Holi and the students realised that the evil within us should always be destroyed and so they wrote the negativity they have on a piece of paper and destroyed it in the bornfire.Stories and significance of every festival in India teaches us to become a good human being.

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'The more knowledge one gains, the more important becomes the question of what that knowledge will be used for. Knowledge without wisdom and philosophy produces nothing more than talented beasts.' - Dr. Daisaku Ikeda An Inter House GK Quiz Competition was organized by St. Lawrence High School & Junior College. The event was conducted by the school's GK department to encourage students to gain knowledge. There were a total of 4 teams, comprising of students from class 5 & class 6 from all the four school houses, with the theme 'ALL ABOUT INDIA'. All the houses perfomed very well. All the participants were with equal calibre and potential but in the end, some stood out shining brighter than the others. Marigold House won the Quiz Competition with their treasure of knowledge on themotherland. The winners and participants were awarded with Gifts and Certificates.

Fantastic Mr.Fox Puppet Activity At St. Lawrence.

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At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College, the students of Grade 2 study the book Fantastic Mr. Fox written by Roald Dahl. Children read the story and find out why Mr. Fox is Fantastic as he is able to find solutions to all problems.While reading the story, they made a puppet of "Fantastic Mr.Fox", their favourite character and enjoyed the activity . It helped to improve their hand motor skills.Through the story, they learnt that we should not give up on anything no matter, how difficult the situation is. It was fun for the students to role play Mr. Fox in the class and enact the story.

Lawrentians become Scientist With Experiments

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'A body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force.' - Newton's First Law of Motion At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College, students of Grade 1 performed an experiment with Balloon and Coin to learn about the concepts of motion and fraction.For the experiment, the students put a coin in the balloon and swirled. They were amazed to see that even when the balloon is stopped swirling, the coin continues to swirl. They also saw how the gravitational force works and pulls things towards the earth's surface when they burst the balloon and the coin fell down on the ground. This session helped the students to understand the concept of motion, gravity and fraction clearly.

National Science Day

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We at St. Lawrence completely believe in learning by doing. National Science Day is celebrated in honour of physicist and Nobel Prize winner CV Raman. It is celebrated to commemorate his discovery of a phenomenon that came to be known by his own name, the Raman Effect. The theme for National Science Day 2022 is: Integrated Approach in Science and Technology. At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College, the students celebrated Science Day with great enthusiasm and participation. The day started with enabling the students to understand the importance of Science Day and about the contribution of Indian scientists. The celebration included various activities like Making of organic colour, Grafting and Cutting, Tagging of Plants (Nomenclatures). From these activities students developed resourcefulness, planning and problem solving. At St. Lawrence we believe, science is that tool that has given us the power to change this world and therefore, we must use it wisely.

Marathi Rajbhasha Gaurav Din

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The students of St Lawrence High School andJunior celebrated Marathi Rajbhasha Gaurav din. February 27 is observed as Marathi Language Day every year. It is a day marked to celebrate the heritage of Marathi - also in honour of Kusumagraj, a noted Marathi Poet, playwright and author.The celebration began with the dramatisation of traditions followed in Maharashtrian culture which included Rangoli, household chores and Vasudev - A devotee who goes to every house, sings and collects grains. The students performed various dances which showed the hardwork of farmers, Adivasi dance, Koli dance and Bharud - which showed how one can overcome anger. The Primary students in traditional attire presented the poems. Their command on the language was a treat for the audience. Personification of Marathi language was enacted as a role play by a student in which she spoke about all the prominent leaders from Maharashtra, importance of Marathi. The highlight of the role play was the message that you should never forget your motherland no matter where you go, you should come back and serve your own nation and land. The celebration concluded with a marathi song sung by our school choir - The Lawrentian Symphony.The celebration helped the students to understand the roots, heritage and importance of Marathi language. The management applauded the students and the staff for such a mesmerizing offline event after the pandemic.

Lawrentians Are Creative.

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WE DO NOT NEED MAGIC TO CHANGE THE WORLD, WE CARRY ALL THE POWER WE NEED INSIDE OURSELVES ALREADY: WE HAVE THE POWER TO IMAGINE BETTER.J.K. RowlingCreativity begins at St. Lawrence an early age. The students draw , colour , paint , stick and use their creativity in every subject. Art is done in the classes with the help of natural material and colours. Art during pandemic helped the students to express their feelings.The teachers have been using exciting methods to create engaging distance learning support for students to help them find comfort and cope with the new normal. Bright colours , collage work , feet painting and such techniques were used by the students for different art activities.Competitions are organised in the school for the students to explore and enhance their learning and talent.

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"Everything begins with dialogue. Dialogue is the initial step in the creation of value. Dialogue is the starting point and unifying force in all human relationships." - Dr.Daisaku Ikeda Debate is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels. Debating teaches useful skills for other academic pursuits and life more generally. Debaters build confidence speaking in public and express their ideas eloquently. A Debate Competition was held at St. Lawrence High School and Jr. College on the theme "Goals for Sustainable Development". The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are humanity's most ambitious plan for a better world. The competition was held for the 6th and 7th std. students (Junior group) and 8th and 9th std. students (Senior group).The aim of the competition was to hone public speaking skills of the students and to teach them to be articulate while expressing their thoughts and opinions. The competition was judged by Mrs. Jahnavi Kejriwal. The participants of classes 6 to 9 spoke eloquently for and against the motion "Nature Vs Development" and "E-books Vs Printed books". The highlight of the event was the rebuttal round, as a volley of questions were answered confidently by both the teams, inviting counter questions from the audience , which were aptly answered by the witty and vivacious speakers. The Chief Guest and Judge, Mrs. Jahnavi Kejriwal appreciated the efforts of the participants and encouraged them to compete in a healthy spirit. The session was a kaleidoscope of opinions, thoughts, ideas and perspectives, that definitely enhanced the knowledge and understanding of the topics among students.

A Bond of Love

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Valentine's Day symbolizes love, kindness, friendship and all the positive feelings that every student should get nourished with, in school.The day of love and respect, the day of special bond between our loved ones, was creatively and beautifully celebrated by the students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior college.The celebration began with knowing the history of Valentine's Day. They were explained that it's a day to express our love to all our loved ones.Students made beautiful neck pieces for their loved ones, their parents, teachers and friends.The students of Grade 1 made heart on which they wrote what they feel for their parents.Students came up with innovative ideas for this activity.

Introduction to Currency

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At St.Lawrence High School and Junior College, students of Grade 1 were introduced to currencies. Concepts like these help the students gain a better understanding of the world around their world.It was fun for the students to learn about different currencies used in different parts of the world.Indian currency was disussed in depth with the students with teachers explaining the signficance of the symbols and images on the coins and notes.It was fun for stduents to know about the differet money used around the world.

Control Your Emotions Or They Will Control You.

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"You will become happy when you stop reacting and start controlling your emotions."In St. Lawrence High School and Junior College students learnt how to control their emotions and how to behave properly. To begin with they learnt about the different emotions people have and what causes them.Further they learnt about how can they control the feelings and what can they do if they feel sad or scared or angry. Students learnt that if they want to control their emotions they should share their feeling with their parents and teachers because they are always there to help them.This lesson helped the students to keep understand, accept and learn ways to healthily express their emotions."Accept how you feel but don't let you're feelings rule you."

Martyrs Day

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"Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom." — Mahatma Gandhi January 30 is observed as Shaheed Diwas in India to mark the date of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi by Nathuram Godse in 1948. At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College, we celebrated Martyr’s Day to pay homage to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the sake of their Motherland. The celebration included a skit where students dressed up as Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev and Lala Lajpat Rai and spoke about their sacrifice for the nation. The school choir presented a heartfelt song to commemorate the sacrifices of the freedom fighters and invoke patriotism in the students. We Lawrentians are grateful to and pray for all the souls who sacrificed their lives for the freedom, welfare and progress of India.

Paying Tribute to Netaji

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Parakram Diwas was celebrated by the students of St. Lawrence High School & Jr. College with fervour. Parakram Diwas is celebrated to mark the birthday of the prominent Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. A very inspirational skit was presented by the students depicting major events of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s life. The students also recited patriotic songs emphasising the sacrifices made by him, his dedication, and his valour. The students paid heartfelt tribute to him. Parakram Diwas was celebrated to inspire the students, the future of the country, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did.

National Girl Child Day

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“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” -Bethany Hamilton The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24th. It was initiated in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the government of India. At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College, National Girl Child Day was celebrated to spread awareness among students about the inequalities faced by girls in the country, the rights of girl children and to increase awareness on the importance of female education, health, and nutrition. The event included a skit where students performed, to show how girls should be nurtured and empowered. The program concluded with a crown making activity where the kids placed the crown on all the women of their family as it is said ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’.

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Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong. - Charles Handy The Management, Staff and Students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated Republic Day, the day celebrating the power of citizenship with pomp and fervour. The tricolor was hoisted by the Trustee, Col Vijaykumar Datta. Love, passion and the josh to do something for their nation was expressed by the students through speeches. The school choir added music and melody to the celebration with their unique rendition of patriotic songs. The dance troupe brought energy and enthusiasm to the program with their performance. Col Datta in his address to the students encouraged them to put their best foot forward as that is the first step towards nation building. He added that just words and promises are not enough and that words must be followed with actions.

Indian Army – The Honor and Pride of India

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Students of St. Lawrence High School & Junior College celebrated Army Day on 15th January 2022 with zest and zeal. The Army Day is celebrated every year on January 15 to show due respect to the Lieutenant General of India K.M. Cariappa who was the first Indian to take charge of the Indian Army on this day in 1949. He took over from the last English commander of our nation’s army after India got freedom from the British rule. This day is a grand celebration of India’s military might and its unsung personnel. The students highlighted the significance of the day for the nation through Power Point presentations. They expressed their heartfelt gratitude and admiration to the Indian soldiers, who remain undeterred while laying down their lives for the nation. The celebration also aimed at encouraging students to join the armed forces and to take inspiration from the courage and determination of the Indian army and its soldiers.

Vaccination Drive for Lawrentians

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It's for nothing that prevention is called better than cure. We have experienced this more so during this pandemic. One of the most important preventive measure is getting vaccinated against the deadly virus. At St. Lawrence, a vaccination drive was organised for students aged between 15-18 years of age. We encourage everyone to join this movement and together defeat the virus. Get jabbed Stay masked Stay safe

Lawrentians promise to refrain from using nylon manja.

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We Lawrentians believe in the motto ‘celebrate with responsibility’. With each festival and celebration we endeavour to ensure we don’t harm the environment and other creatures of mother nature. An awareness session was conducted with the students wherein they learnt about the fatal effects of nylon manja on our avian friends as well as fellow humans. They were also informed that such threads frequently cause flash-over on electrical lines and substations, resulting in power outages. Living our motto, the students took a pledge to not use nylon manja this Makar Sankranti.

"Virtual Trip To Fiji Island"

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Fijians were studied by the students of Grade 1 at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. Island was a new concept for them and they were fascinated to know more about these chunks of land surrounded by water. The beautiful beaches and the Pacific Ocean attracted the students . They studied the flag of Fiji island and learnt the significance of the symbols on it.As Fiji was formed due to volcanic actions thousands of years ago, teachers performed an experiment showing volcanic eruption for the students.These young minds are always keen to learn about different countries and we believe learning about differnt cultures makes them embrace differences and be appreciative of their culture and traditions.

"Fostering Awareness About Organ Donation."

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At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College the students of Grade 4 surprised the parents by talking to them about organ donation.Organ donation is one of the most noble acts which can save many lives. The students were explained about organ donation and tissues transplantation.The students were made aware of the concept of organ donation while learning about internal organs. The students learnt about the functions of the internal organs and how to take care of them.After learning about the impact of donating organs, the tudents pledged to donate organs themselves and talk to their parents and elders too. The students made a model from clay of the organs they would like to donate.

"Lawrentians Understand the True Meaning of Celebrating Makar Sankranti"

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We Lawrentians celebrate each festival with pomp and grandeur. Along with the celebration,we also ensure that the significance of the celebration is shared with the students.For the Makar Sankranti celebrations, the teachers shared with the students how it is one of the rare hindu festivals which depends on the position of the sun rather than the moon.The students were shown the various traditions and customs followed by different communities to celebrate the same festival. The significance behind eating til-gud and flying kites was also shared with the students thus giving it a scientific touch.The students made their own beautiful kites and pledged not to use nylon manja thereby protecting their feathered friends.

"Young Lawrentians Explore The Milk Process."

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"Young children need opportunities to practice feeling wonder to develop curious minds" At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College we always welcome every small question of the students.Students of Grade 1 learn about various day to day things in their Inquiry Subject. The students were taught the milk process, that is how milk reaches our homes as part of this subjec. They learnt the various steps of milk process such rearing, pasturization, homegenization, testing, packaging and delivery in detail. The students also learnt that the milk is stored in the cold VAT and checked for the freshness and quality as we should get rich, hygienic and unadulterated milk.The motto of these lesson was to enable them to understand to respect everything around them. We also believe that the students learn not to waste milk when they are aware of the effort, time and energy that goes to bring milk onto our tables.

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“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda ‘National Youth Day’, also known as ‘Yuva Diwas’, is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of the most popular philosophers and thinkers of India. This day is commemorated as the Yuva Diwas to recognise his contributions to Indian society. At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College, Youth Day was commemorated to motivate and enlighten students about the life work ,philosophies, principles and ideologies of Swami Vivekanand . During the session students were also made aware about the young Indians like, Ayesha Aziz, Malavath Purna, Neeraj Chopra, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Gopal Jee, who have created a niche in various arenas with their phenomenal work. The session concluded with a brief meditation session. This day is commemorated not only to honour Swami Vivekananda, but also to encourage the youth to work hard and to contribute to the overall development of our country.

"New Beginning With New Resolutions!"

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A new year should always start with resolutions to mark a fresh beginning. For us, the new year started with helping the students understand that, ' A firm decision to do or not to do something is called a resolution'.An interactive discussion was conducted in all the grades virtually. Here kids had an animated interaction with their peers and shared their resolutions and the reason behind the resoluton.Several kids came up with a promising resolutions in academics as well as personal. They also created visual representations of their resolutions.The activity helped the young students to set clear goals and aims for themselves.

"A scientist is a someone who observes, explores, experiments, asks questions and thinks logically."

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At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College, we encourage our students to do all this through various activites. In one such activity, the students explored how milk reacts with different liquids. For the experiment , the students took milk in a bowl, added few drops of food color to it and with the help of a cotton swab which was dipped into liquid detergent, created rainbow patterns. In this was the students made observation about soluble properties of milk.Science is a curiosity. Children are naturally curious and activities like these satisfies their curiosity.

"Ringing in the Christmas Fun!"

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The festival of Christmas brings with it a joie de vivre like none other. The special Christmas activities added cheer to the festival of cheers for the students. Students showed off their culinary skills by whipping up mouthwatering delicacies. Under the guidance of the teachers, students prepared pasta in bechamel sauce, pancake, fruit custard and oreo cake. Students also made santa caps, stockings and masks. Cooking and craft both are enjoyed immensely by children, especially when learning something new.

"Maths Week at St. Lawrence! "

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Maths can actually be quite fun — it all depends upon the attitude! So, to commemorate National Math Day, a week of fun Maths activities was organized for the students to develop a positive attitude in them towards Maths. Students engaged in activities where they had to apply concepts taught to them in class. The students of class 5 made operation spinner cups and class 6 students made a cut out of Sun to perform fundamental operations. These activities helped the students to strengthen their hone their operative skills. The students of Grade 7 and 8 created 3D shapes using properties of geometrical shapes and spinning wheel using the formula of cubes and squares. Alongwith this, an Inter House Mathematics Quiz was also organized to commemorate the birthday anniversary of the famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, the self- taught genius. The quiz comprised of five rounds: Warm-Up Round, Choose the Topic Round, Visual Round, Rapid Fire Round and Puzzle Round. In the Junior group, the first prize was bagged by The students of Grade 7 and 8 created 3D shapes using properties of geometrical shapes and spinning wheel using the formula of cubes and squares. Alongwith this, an Inter House Mathematics Quiz was also organized to commemorate the birthday anniversary of the famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, the self- taught genius. The quiz comprised of five rounds: Warm-Up Round, Choose the Topic Round, Visual Round, Rapid Fire Round and Puzzle Round. In the Junior group, the first prize was bagged by Marigold House and in the Senior group, Tulip House bagged the first prize. The quiz competition aimed at raising awareness about this historically important day and provided a platform to the students to showcase their mathematical skills and their potential. We endeavor to create a generation that enjoys Math for the wonder that it really is!

"At St. Lawrence Time Is Valuable."

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Time is more valuable than money because we can earn money anytime but we cannot earn time back which has already passed away at any cost. At St.Lawrence High School and Junior College, we teach our students to respect time by instiling punctuality in them.From an early age,the students are taught how to read time by using Analog clock. The students were introduced to the daily routine they follow and how our actions are dependent on the time. Every child made a clock with pasta right with the hour and minute hand. The strategy of skip count of 5 was used to count the time.The children enjoyed and understood the concept well.

"Lawrentians Are 100 Days More Smarter. "

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The 100th Day of the School was celebrated in St. Lawrence High School and Junior College for this academic year. The students dressed up as how will they look when they will grow 100 years old. The students were happy to share the 100 things they are able to do now , to count till 100 , read 100 new words and also determined to do new 100 things such as read 100 story books , collect 100 stamps , plant 100 saplings and many more. The students and teachers celebrated this day with the 100 day song. The students also paid gratitude to the school for conducting online classes for them and making each day special for them. The students' gesture was appreciated by the school management.

"Human rights, democracy and peace are single entity. When one disintegrates, they all disintegrate. "

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Human rights, democracy and peace are single entity. When one disintegrates, they all disintegrate. Dr. Daisaku Ikeda Human Rights Day was observed in St. Lawrence High school & Junior college with a thought-provoking and edifying program presented by the students. The aim of the program was to make students aware that every person has dignity and value and one of the ways that we recognize the fundamental worth of every person is by acknowledging and respecting their human rights. The program started with a harmonious song elucidating the importance of human rights, followed by an informative and thought-provoking speech shedding light on ‘Human Rights’. A poem was recited emphasizing on the importance of Human rights. The program concluded with a skit where students elaborated different human rights and the requisites to follow them. Through this engaging and informative presentations, young Lawrentians understood both how they should be treated, and how they should treat others. Educating students about equality and human rights empowers students with learning they can use far beyond the classrooms. The value of respect and tolerance that it instilled will help them to build a healthier, happier and unbiased culture at home and in society.

"Indian National Animal, The Magnificent Bengal Tiger. "

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Indian National Animal, The Magnificent Bengal Tiger.The planet is home to not just us humans but its a home we share with other creatures. Every animal has the right to co exist with us and it is our responsibility to treat them with love, compassion and care.At St.Lawrence High School and Junior College the students were taught about the national animal - the magnificent royal Bengal Tiger, which is found all over India. The teachers shared with the students that as only a few tigers are left now, we must do our best to save them. The teachers also taught the students about the qualities of the tiger which we can imbibe in our lives. The students were taught to be fearless like the tiger in standing up for their beliefs, to be quick like our national animal in completing our responsibilities. The students promised to create awareness so the big striped cat does not get striked out from the face of earth.

"Lawrentians on a Mission to Reduce Water Pollution "

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Lawrentians on a Mission to Reduce Water Pollution *"Water and Air, The two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans." - Jacques Yves Cousteau Awareness about the environment is introduced to students from a very early stage at St.Lawrence High School and Junior College.The students were made aware of the situatioin of our rivers through the story of a fish. The students could understand the importance of water and the interdepence of life. The teachers discussed the causes that the human beings are making which lead to water pollution. Students and teachers together brainstormed on solutions to the collosal problem of water pollution. We believe that the solution lies in each one of us taking responsibilty and our young Lawrentians promised to talk to people in their surroundings to raise awareness about water pollution and urge them to stop throwing garbage in the water to keep our rivers and lakes clean.

"Practical way is fun way to learn Geometry"

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Practical way is fun way to learn Geometry At St.Lawrence High School and Junior College, we always make sure the students should learn new concepts through practicals. In Grade 1 and 2, students learn the concept of measurement in a practical way. The students learnt about the standard and non- standard units and to measure the objects using different units. Students of grade 1 made their own scales to learn about inches. They made small cards and measured the length of the television , cupboard and the study table. The students of Grade 2 measured the volume and capacity of the containers and studied the difference between them. They also learnt the concept of estimation and predicted the volume of a container and further checked it with the actual volume of the container.The students enjoyed a lot while doing this activity. This practice gave the students confidence and a new perspective to connect their learning with their day to day life.

"Media Literacy Workshop"

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St. Lawrence High School and Junior College hosted the BBC Young Reporter India Programme to promote media literacy among students.Students were surprised to learn how fake news travels on social media and how to distinguish between reality and fiction, as well as discern and be analytical about online information. Images of fake news were displayed to the students, and they were informed how to determine if the material was accurate or not.They were also shown how bogus videos are created to instill fear or terror, as well as how information is distorted, misinterpreted, or factually incorrect. This made the pupils aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy media diet.The session taught the pupils to be more cautious when believing the news and to double-check the facts. The major goal was for the children to understand that social media may be a source of disinformation.

"Discovering Limericks at St.Lawrence High School and Junior College."

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Discovering Limericks at St.Lawrence High School and Junior College.It's often seen kids enjoy reciting and listening to poems. But, we Lawrentians dont believe in just being a passive audience. The students were introduced to a new type of poetry, Limerick. The students first read a lot of different limericks to get a better understanding of the structure of the poem and to understand the humour element.Knowing the rhyming scheme of limerick helped the students to write a funny poem with the help of rhyming words.Kids came up with innovative limericks which left everyone in splits.

"Children’s Day at St. Lawrence High School & Junior College."

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Children's Day is celebrated across India to increase awareness about the rights, education, and welfare of children. For us Lawrentians, it is a day when we reaffirm our determination to work for the happiness of our students. We also ensure that it is day of immense joy and laughter for them. This year we organised various activities considering both online and offline modes of learning. The students present in the school thoroughly enjoyed coming back to the playground and once again participating in games like musical chair, dodge ball, passing the ball and enjoyed their heart out. Games and quizzes kept the students engaged in the online sessions. A talent show was also organised for the students where they showcased their singing and dancing skills. During the cooking activity, the students prepared and relished chocolate laddus and fruit chaat. The celebration came to an end with happy faces and cheerful hearts.

"The earth reads it's innocence through the smiles of children".

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St.Lawrence High School and Junior college, Primary Section celebrated 'Children's Day' with great enthusiasm. Children were welcomed on the very first day after their vacation with a great surprise.All teachers dressed up as Disney Characters and gave beautiful messages to children.Generally children only look at these superheroes or princesses for fun, but with this activity we highlighted the values which these characters possess and we can imbibe in our lives.Art activities are another all time favorite of the students and hence those were organised. Playing the scavenger hunt was heaps of fun for all students.All the students along with their teachers danced and enjoyed a lot.This was an amazing experience for all. Children’s Day reminds us that we must continue to learn to derive happiness and pleasure from small things in life.

New Delicacies This Diwali.

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Diwali is synonymous with delicious sweets and mouthwatering savouries.We, at St. Lawrence also brought in the festivities by cooking with our students. The students of the primary section learnt how to prepare yummy cheesy Biscuit Pizza Bites and Choco-CocoSwiss Rolls.The teachers provided no fire recipes for both the delicacies. The students' heartily partcipated in this activity. They even dressed up as littlle chefs complete with aprons and hats.We organize cooking activities regularly as it teaches the students to appreciate food, teaches them an extremely important survival skill and provides a great bonding opportuniy for students, parents and teachers.The activity also teaches basic math concepts like measuring and couning along with enriching their vocabulary.

Virtual Fancy Dress Competition for the Primary Section.

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Curricular and co-curricular activities are equally important for the all round development of a child. Keeping this in view, we at St. Lawrence High School provide our students with a lot of opportunities and experiences.Recently, we conducted a Virtual Fancy Dress Competition for the Primary Section. The purpose of conducting the competition was not only to blend learning with fun but also to develop confidence in the students.The students were provided a plethora of topics like National Symbols, Literary Characters, World Leader, Sea Creatures, Monsters and Aliens and such.The students and parents used their ingenuity to dress up for the part. The students confidently enacted the part they were dressed as. The effort and confidence of the students was highly commendable.The competition proved to be a great learning experience for the students and provided them with a platform to explore their hidden talents.

Toran Making Activity in St. Lawrence School and Junior College

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The students of St. Lawrence High School participated in a toran making activity for Diwali.The toran ,which is a decorative piece, is hung on the door or wall. They used paper cups, decorative beads, lace and different materials for decoration. The art teacher guided them in making the toran. The activity helped the students in boosting their creativity and was a source of enjoyment for students.Reported by Kid Reporter - Sarvesh Baviskar

Dussehra celebration at St.Lawrence!

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Dussehra which is also called as Vijayadashmi, the victory of good over evil, was celebrated virtually in the Primary Section of St. Lawrence. It started with a interactive session with the kids which made them keen to know more about Dussehra. A small story on why Dussehra is celebrated and on what it teaches us was shown.The target of integrating daily life and the festival was accomplished by correlating the significance of Dussehra with overcoming one's negativity. This made children realise that how they can overcome their negativity on this festival by ensuring they are not sluggish, lazy , jealous or harbour hatred.At the end, a beautiful art activity was carried out by the art teacher. The students made a diya holder and wall hanging using waste material.

Lotus Flower Resembles Cause And Effect.

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At St. Lawrence, the students of Grade 1 studied about the Indian National Flower Lotus and its significance. The Lotus flower grows in the muddy water but remains clean and pure. The students were taught that that the lotus flower bears the flowers and seeds at the same time.The students learnt that the lotus flower teaches us to be honest and good in today's world inspite of all the negativities around.An art activity was organized as a part of the session where the students explored using different materials to draw and color the Lotus flower.

Let's Know About Kenya

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We believe in the teaching of our mentor, Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, that cultural excahnge and understading is the key to longlasting peace.At St. Lawrence, we aim to foster global citizens, we aim to foster individual who can embrace and appreciate cultural differences.The students are introduced to a different country each month. Recently, the students were taken on a virtual tour of Kenya, an African country.The students went on a virtual safari and saw animals such as lions, buffalo, leopards, elephants and rhinos.They also learnt about the flag and its history and significance, the traditional costume, food, dances and the dressing style.The students were very curious to learn about a different culture and expressed their desire to visit and experience the culture themselves.

Healthy Chaat Making Activity

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"The first wealth is health." – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Healthy food is what you need. In our school, St. Lawrence High School & Junior College the students of grade 4 made a healthy and tasty sprout chaat. Almost every child participated to make the sprout chat. There were many ingredients used which you can easily find at home. Even the methods used were very easy for everyone to follow. Teachers helped the children to make the chaat online. At the end all the children decorated and ganished the sprout chaat. This sprout chat activity was organised for the children to understand that they can also cook something for themselves just like their mothers and to introduce them to healthy snack options. By cooking the food they can share their love too and give their mothers a little rest.

Air Force Day at St. Lawrence!

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The Indian Air Force Day was celebrated with zeal by the students of St. Lawrence High School & Junior College. This day was observed not only to mark the 90th birth anniversary of the Indian Air Force but also to motivate students to join the Indian Air Force. The program commenced with sharing the significance of the day. A skit was performed to encourage the young minds to pursue a career in the Indian Air Force. Numerous achievements of the Indian Air Force were shown to the students through a video invoking a sense of pride among everybody. An alumnus, Sq Ldr Vipin Chaudhary also spoke to the students on the occasion. The program was intended to share the glory of the IAF as well as motivate the students to join the Indian Air Force and serve their motherland with pride.

Elocution Competition at St. Lawrence!

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“If you can speak .you can influence, if you can influence, you can change lives”. The art of public speaking is the art of giving power to words- to influence, inspire and transform lives, as it was witnessed at the Online Elocution Competition, organised at St. Lawrence High School & Junior College. In keeping with the aim of empowering students with good oratory skills, the intra and inter class English elocution competition was organized. Students from classes 5-10 participated with zeal and enthusiasm and it was a treat to hear them speak. Students expressed their views on multitudinous topics like –What if Earth turns topsy-turvry, I wish grown-ups would….., Should sports be a compulsory subject in school?, What I have learnt from cartoons, Nature has its own way of teaching and so on. The young orators showcased their public speaking skills with confidence, poise, praiseworthy articulation and perfect nuances. Competitions like these equip young students with the skills of thinking clearly, speaking persuasively and listening to the opinions of others critically and constructively. It enables young people to test and demonstrate their fluency in English. At St.Lawrence we envision the young Lawrentians as ‘The future world leaders’, as the youth of today are the future of tomorrow.

Standard Units At St. Lawrence.

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At St.Lawrence High School, the students were introduced to different units of measurement and how to measure different objects.The students were acquainted with the standard units of measurement like centimetres, metres, inches, grams, kilograms and such. They were also shown how to use measuring tools like weighing machine and measuring tape.The students measured various household objects like desk,table, chair and stationary material.The students enjoyed measuring their belongings and had fun comparing various objects. The goal of the activity was to introduce students to the different measuring units. This helps them to understand the world around them better.

Lawrentians remember the Mahatma, the Father of our Nation.

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On his birth anniversary, we vow to imbibe lessons from his life.Let's learn to Believe in Ourself! Respect Everyone Patience and Peace Integrity and let's lead by Example

Gratitude To The Aunties and Bhaiyas.

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At St. Lawrence, we believe in teaching more than just the curriculum. Values are a considerably important aspect and inculacting the value of respect and gratitude in our students is most important for us.A special day to pay tribute to the superheroes, the aunties and bhaiyas of St.Lawerence High School and Junior College who work behind the scenes tirelessly to provide us with a safe and hygienic learning environment, was organized. The students prayed for the good health of the support staff in the virtual classses. They thanked them for looking after thier needs when they were in school. The aunties, were overjoyed after having met the kids virtually.The aim of the activity was to help the students realize the importance of dignity of labour and to be thankful for everyone in our environment.

Fun and innovation is the need of the hour while teaching young adults.

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Concepts when taught using practical means are better grasped by them. Hence a virtual activity was conducted for the students of the primary section where they implemented their understanding of the concept of 'similie'. Students had immense fun comparing their traits using similies in this activity. They made colouful cutouts for their faces and listed these similarities. They enjoyed grooving to the similie song at the end of the activity.Learning about similies was not about learning just another concept but improving their language skills and learning to apply the knowledge in day to day life.

OZONE DAY CELEBRATED WITH A QUIZ

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A quiz competition on Nature and Environment was conducted at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College to commemorate World Ozone Day. The competition was conducted among the four school houses. The teams comprised of students from classes 8, 9 and 10. The four houses battled it out amongst each other in fun rounds like Pictionary and Dumb Charades apart from the traditional QnA rounds. The Marigold House team won the quiz competition! The competition which is annually organized as an inter-school competition is a step towards evoking a sense of responsibility among the next generation towards our one home, planet earth. It is our effort to make amends and stop further destruction of our world.

World Peace Day at St. Lawrence

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“Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.”, Dr. Daisaku Ikeda We, at St. Lawrence strongly believe in this guidance of Dr. Ikeda and hence the students and teachers commemorated International Peace Day. The students were acquainted with the works of peace icons like Mahatama Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Malala Yousafzai. The students were told about the beliefs and values upheld by these icons. The students pledged to walk the path of peace and make a positive difference in the world. At St. Lawrence we believe that peace begins with each one of us, doing little peaceful things every day.

Lawrentian Chefs At Work.

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A recipe has no soul, You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. This year the students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi by making their own Ganesh Idols and Modaks.A cooking session was organized where the students used oreo biscuits to make Lord Ganesha's favorite sweet, modak. The students didnt just learn to make their own sweet but were also introduced to new vocabulary related to cooking such as Mortar and Pestel and grind. Hygiene and safety measures to be maintained while cooking were reiterated for the students.The students offered the modaks to Lord Ganesha.

World First Aid Day at St. Lawrence

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World First Aid Day was celebrated at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. The activity was conducted to enable the students to understand the importance of First Aid and how to administer it. The teachers explained with examples, how First Aid helps preserve and save lives. Students were taught what materials should be kept in the first aid box and what to use for which injury. The students understood that without proper First Aid, a simple injury could become severe and in some cases, fatalities can occur. At St. Lawrence, we believe students must be imparted with knowledge they can practically apply in their day to day lives and hence activities such as these are organised.

Hindi Diwas at St. Lawrence

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Hindi is not just an official language of our country, but a language that forms a common connection in a country of more than 120 languages. To celebrate this uniqueness of Hindi and to introduce the young generation to its richness, Hindi Diwas was celebrated at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. The theme of the program was 'From Failure to Success'. The theme was chosen to motivate the students and help them understand the importance of hardwork, believing in themselves and never giving up. The program commenced with Ganesh Vandana. Students recited Hindi poems and spoke on the significance of Hindi Language. A skit on the same theme was also presented highlighting the struggles and victories of inspirational personalities like Dr. Ambedkar, Dr. A.P.J. Abul Kalam, Arunima Sinha. The Managing Trustee and Founder Principal, Mrs. Summan Datta, spoke about the history of the day and shared how important it is that each one has adequate knowledge of the most widely spoken language of the country.

Know Your Skeletal System.

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The students of Grade 1 at St. Lawrence High School learnt about the spine in their science class.First the students learnt about the concept through fun 3D images. The students were explained how the human spine is special as it has 33 bones and each bone is called a vertebrae. The students were made to understand the functioning of the skull.They were asked to touch and feel the spine of the person sitting next to them at home to understand the concept better.It is our constant endeavor to satiate the innate curiosity of the students by introducing them to such concepts.

Ganpati Making Workshop at St.Lawrence

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"We pray Lord Ganesha comes to our house and takes away all the laddoos and modaks along with all our worries".At St. Lawrence we believe in being responsible for our own actions and working towards nature conservation.Hence the students promised to make their own Eco-friendly Ganesha . The entire primary section along with the art teacher made their own Ganesh idols with Shadu clay. The awareness of taking care of the surroundings motivated the students and teachers to make shadu clay Ganapati idols.It was an opportunity for students to showcase creativity. The students along with their parents were happily engrossed in the activity

"The Lawrentian Junior Student Council".

We congratulate the leaders of the newly formed Junior Student Council which includes representatives from Grade 3 and 4. These leaders contribute to the activities and discussions related to school events. Today's generation just needs proper guidance and motivation which at St. Lawrence is completely taken care of.Through this role, the children will have an opportunity to learn to communicate , plan and organise , skills which will benefit them in their future.

Teacher's Day at St. Lawrence!

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At St. Lawrence, we believe, Teacher's Day is a day to remember our mission, a day to reaffirm our vow and a day to rejoice in the achievements of our students. The celebration began with the students of the Junior School being acquainted with the history and significance of the celebration. They were told about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, whose birthday is celebrated as Teacher's Day. The students of the senior school adorably put together a cultural program for their own class teacher. They made cards and wrote poems, sang songs and presented speeches thanking their teachers for all that they do. A felicitation ceremony was also organized where teachers were felicitated for their outstanding contributions.

Founder's Day Celebration!

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At St. Lawrence, Founder's Day is not just a celebration, not just a day, but a spirit, a spirit of compassion, courage, respect and the never give up attitude. It is a day for us Lawrentians to vow to imbibe the spirit of our Founder, Mrs. Summan Datta in our own lives. The entire Lawrentian Family, comprising of parents, teachers, students and former students came together virtually to celebrate the Founder's Day. The celebration was full of love, affection, respect and gratitude for our Founder who has been and continues to be a source of energy and inspiration for all of us. Students wrote poems and speeches, presented dance and drama to express their love. The school choir's melodious performances of the songs composed by our Music Master, Mr. Sandip Thatsingar enthralled all present. Students of various batches spoke of all that they loved about being a student of St. Lawrence and shared anecdotes of their school life and they conveyed their best wishes and thanks in the form of a video. The Managing Trustee and Founder Principal, Mrs. Summan Datta thanked all parents for the support they have shown to the school over the years. She also spoke about her mission behind starting the school, that is the happiness of children. Mrs. Datta expressed her thanks to each person involved with the institution; thereby once again teaching us Lawrentians how important it is to be grateful and to express it!

"A nation resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people".

At St. Lawrence High School and Junior College, the students were introduced to all the national symbols of the country. The students were made to understand that when we respect our national symbols, we respect our country's sovereignty and its social and cultural heritage.The students of Grade 1students presented the national symbols by dressing up as the symbols. As a part of this digital presentation, they shared the significance of each national symbol and also the value which we as citizens of India should imbibe in our day to day life.The little ones ,reminded us that every symbol has it's own unique quality and strength ,through this presentation.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. –Aesop

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At St.Lawrence High School & Junior college, the importance of being Humane was reiterated on ‘World Humanitarian Day’.‘World Humanitarian Day’ is commemorated every year on 19th August, to pay tribute to humanitarian workers who risk their lives in humanitarian services and to honor all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people in need.Students were made aware of the importance of humanitarian workers and their contribution was elucidated through various videos and activities.Students participated actively in activities like mask making, birds’ nests making , T-shirt painting and so on . Students wrote their determinations as to how ‘they can make a difference by making donations to the underprivileged’.The objects made in these activities are further going to be donated to needy people. The aim of conducting these activities was to inculcate in the students empathy and teach them the joy of sharing and caring.

"Diversity the art of thinking Independently together".

The pandemic has confined the students to their homes, but it shouldn't dampen their patriotic spirit and pride for the nation.August being the month of patriotism, the students of grade 2 of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College greeted everyone in various Indian languages. They also showcased traditional attire of the particular linguistic community.This simple activity gave the beautiful message "Our unity is our Strength and Diversity is our power".

Raksha Bandhan : A bond of love

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The students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College made colourful rakhis. Rakhi is a thread that binds two souls in a bond of joy forever and makes the relationship powerful and full of love, care, and affection between siblings. The students displayed their creativity, using decorative threads, beads, stars, mirrors, pearls and flowers to make beautiful rakhis.They promised to strengthen the bond with their siblings by sharing and helping to bring out the best in each other . It was inculcated that a brother or sister should support each other's decisions and stand by each other in all the difficulties.Some of these rakhis are being sent as a token of our gratitude and love to the warriors in the forefront who help us lead a protected and secured life.

"Salute to each corona warrior who put up tough fight at a tough time".

"Be a warrior, not a worrier",On the occasion of Independence Day, the students of the Primary Section at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College paid gratitude to all Corona Warriors through this skit. The students could in a way understand the sacrifice of the freedom fighters by seeing the sacrifices of all front line workers during this pandemic.The skit helped the students understand the values of compassion, unity, courage and respecting each individual.

The Lawrentian family is proud of InterSchool Competition Winners

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"Competition helps kids learn that it is not always the best or the brightest who are successful, but rather those that work hard and stick with it," says Timothy Gunn We Lawrentians absolutely believe in these words and imbibe it in our students too.The students of Primary Section made us proud by winning consolation prizes at the InterSchool Malhar Fest organised by Gems School in Group A.Enthusiastic practice sessions were conducted daily by our Art Teacher, Ms. Lochan.The students eagerly and excitedly participated in the competition and learnt shading, making outline and mixing of colours to create new shades.Amongst all participants, Miss Khyatishree Sahu and Miss Mauktika Chaudhary were the winners.The Lawrentian family is proud of all the participants and the winners.

St. Lawrence celebrates the 75th Independence Day

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Not all superheroes wear capes, some are ordinary men and women with extraordinary strength, willpower and courage! This would be the perfect way to describe the uncountable number of Indians who fought the Queen's regime to bring freedom to their motherland. The Management, Staff and Students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated the 75th Independence Day of the country with a special theme 'A Tribute to the Unsung Heroes'. The tricolor which has been the pride of the country and to safeguard which, thousands have spilt their blood, was hoisted in full glory by the Trustee of the school, Col (Retd) Vijaykumar Datta. The young students presented speeches, poem and a skit showcasing the valor of the Unsung Heroes of this nation. The school choir, The Lawrentian Symphony, which is the pride of St. Lawrence presented a patriotic song which spoke of the honour of being citizens of a free nation. The choir also presented a song, written and composed by our Music Master, Mr. Sandeep Thatsingar, with a pertinent message of following the path of peace and non-violence. In his address to the students, our Trustee Col Datta advised the students to be patriotic towards the nation by being a responsible individual, pay gratitude to the real warriors, the soldiers and to take necessary precautions during the time of COVID19. The celebration was indeed a special one as it once again made the students aware that this freedom we enjoy today is a privilege which must be protected and they must do everything they can to cherish this freedom and their motherland.

Young Lawrentians Understand the Significance of Independence Day

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75 years ago a nation rose out of the shackles of an oppressive rule. The oppression, the struggle and the sweet victory which the country and it's people witnessed seven decades ago are almost forgotten today. To enable our next generation to understand the pain and appreciate the sacrifices that thousands of men and women made, the students of Primary Section were made aware of the significance of Independence Day through a virtual celebration.The students presented a lively cultural programme with the help and guidance of their teachers.Students presented a patriotic song, spoke on the national symbols and paid gratitude to all frontline workers and COVID warriors.The students truly understood how precious our freedom is!

World Organ donation day at St. Lawrence!

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“You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” World Organ Donation Day was celebrated by the students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College with great gusto!!! The students were introduced to the history, objective and significance of the day. They were told how it is a day to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and to motivate people for donating organs after death. Students enthusiastically participated in various activities like brain storming , Quiz and clay modelling which were organized to make the celebration interactive. The students of Class 5 to 10 also made placards with slogans urging everyone to pledge their organs. The activity made the students understand that Organ donation is an extremely noble and honorable act that benefits society in many ways and one donor can save upto 8 lives. The young students vowed to pledge their organs and encourage others to do the same.

Saint Lawrence Day Celebration!

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The Lawrentian Family annually celebrates the Feast of Saint Lawrence,the Patron Saint of the school. We believe it is the blessings of the benevolent Saint which keeps us going inspite and despite the difficult times. The story of life and death of the Patron Saint was shared with the students of all classes to reiterate the values we learn from him. On the occasion, students and members of the staff expressed their gratitude to Saint Lawrence. Being grateful and saying thank you for the many graces Saint Lawrence bestows is a tradition with us Lawrentians.

Lawrentians Learn To Protect The Endangered Species.

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It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal!At St. Lawrence, students are always being made aware of their surroundings. Awareness of their environment and surroundings is imperative to enable the students to understand the importance of taking responsibility in maintaining ecological balance.The students of Grade 1 learnt about endangered species such as Slender Horned Gazelle, Sand Cat, Finback Whale, Tasmanian tiger and how these animals are killed and hunted for their skin, horn, meat and so on . The students were taught how the number of animals is reducing because of human atrocities.The students understood that human beings should not kill the animals. They also made posters appealing to everyone to avoid pollution and be kind to animals.

Kargil Divas at St Lawrence

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The students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College paid a special tribute to commemorate the twenty second year of victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the Kargil War. Students participated in activities which depicted the scene of a martyred soldier like roleplay, poster making, tricolour wall decoration and stone painting. Students also wrote letters thanking and appreciating the soldiers. These activities helped the students understand the essence of Kargil Divas. The activity made the students understand the importance of our soldiers and the sacrifices they make for the sake of the security of the nation and it's citizens.

Learning 'Shades' at St. Lawrence High School

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It is said that the benefits of art include higher motivation among students to learn, better school attendance, improved understanding, and the development of higher-order thinking skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.The primary section of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College learnt the concept of shading in arts. They were made to practice shading with one colour and blending of two colours together. Students learnt how shading creates different effects on the object. They were also taught to create a new shade via blending.Under the guidance of the art teacher, students created beautiful images using the techniques of shading and blending. The students loved learning about these techniques.

Lawrentians bid Adieu!

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A virtual farewell function was organised for the students of class 10 of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. The function commenced with a Prayer thanking the Universe for all the blessings bestowed on the students, followed by a pledge by the students to keep the Lawrentian torch burning through their actions and words wherever they are. Students expressed their gratitude, love and respect to their Alma Mater, in the form of speeches and poems. The Daisaku Ikeda Award for the Best Student, the highest and the most prestigious award for the students at the school, was awarded to Mst. Avishkar Ghodke in this virtual function. The teachers wished the students of the 2020 batch success. The Managing Trustee and Founder Principal, Mrs. Summan Datta and Trustee Col. Vijaykumar Datta congratulated the students on their spectacular growth and development and guided the students to be committed and focused in their future endeavours.

Learning about solar system in St. Lawrence High school

It is imperative that young children be taught about their surroundings to enable them to appreciate the wonders of nature and further take action to protect and preserve it.Students of grade 4 of St Lawrence High School and Junior College were taught in detail about the solar system.They were not only introduced to the planets but were also taught how to distinguish between the planets and the groups they belong to.Students also participated in a beautiful activity of making a planet book. They started the book with a glorious sun followed by all the planets.With the activity, the students experienced the marvel of space in a fun and interactive way.

The students of Grade 1 made lemonade in their work experience class.

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The students of Grade 1 of St. Lawrence High School & Junior College made lemonade under the guidance of the teachers and with the help of the parents in their work experience class. It is the first recipe tried by the students in Grade 1. The teachers first explained the rules of cooking and the safety procedures to be followed. This was followed by the teachers listing the ingredients required to make the lemonade.The students excitedly followed all the steps of the recipe. The students used their own ideas and creativity to decorate and serve the drink.It was a wonderful experience for them and the students enjoyed the whole process and the yummy drink .

Eco - Friendly Paper Bags

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A paper bag making activity was conducted for the students of class VIII and IX at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College as a part of the Scout and Guide Activities. The students were taught to make paper bags out of old newspapers and books. The increasing use of single use plastic bag has put a strain on the environment. Paper bags, which are biodegradable and in fact enrich the soil after decomposition, are a good alternative to the nuisance created by usage of plastic bags. With this activity, students were encouraged to replace plastic bags with selfmade paper bags. With the freedom to beautify their creations as per their liking, the students were also given a chance to show off their creativity and artistic skills.

Eric Carle Welcomed in Grade 1

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A book is a gift which you can open again and again. The grade 1 students of St.Lawrence High School & Junior College were introduced to their first author when they read the book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" , a book adored by generations of young ones and recommend by educators the world over.The students were amused to know how much a caterpillar can eat and thrilled to learn about the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.Eric Carle's collage technique opened their minds to new bright colours and they even learnt how they can use their waste paper to create something beautiful using the same collage technique.The book's fun approach to creepy crawlies helped take away all dislike for them and the students understood that all creatures are important and can be beautiful.

Van Mahotsava at St Lawrence

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At St. Lawrence High School and Jr. College, the students are always taught and encouraged to plant more trees and do everything possible to conserve Mother Earth. Van Mahotsav or Forest Festival is an annual tree-planting festival which was started In India as a crusade to save mother earth. Like every year, this year too the students of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College participated in this festival with great vigour and enthusiasm. Students planted sapling in and around their house and vowed to foster them. The activity made the students understand the importance of forests and helped in creating awareness about the effects of deforestation on the planet and her inhabitants.

Different Shapes Around Me!

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At St. Lawrence, we endeavour to keep lessons and activities as close to real life as possible to help students relate to them better. The students of Grade 1 were encouraged to look around in their environment and find the 3D shapes that they were being taught about in the class.The students collected boxes, toys, tins and canisters to know more about their edges, vertices and faces.The students also made these shapes with paper and were encouraged to utilize these for various purposes. These simple and fun activities helped the students to understand the shapes well while strengthening the motor skills of the students.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”.

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The students of St.Lawrence High School & Junior College participated in the ‘Forgiveness Day' activity during their online classes. Forgiveness is considered as one of the most important value for human beings to possess. Inculcating the value of forgiveness in students is imperative as it can help them to become kind & compassionate human beings. To inculcate the value of ‘forgiveness’ various videos and stories were shared in the online classes. The videos helped the students to understand why is it important to forgive and what is the true meaning of forgiveness. The students were encouraged to ask for forgiveness from someone they might have hurt. The students also enthusiastically took part in various activities conducted to mark the day. Peace and harmony can only be achieved when each individual learns tolerance and forgiveness. Hence we believe that teaching the students about forgiveness can play a big part in how communities thrive.

Doctor's Day Celebration at St. Lawrence High school

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National Doctor's Day is observed to recognise the effort of all the doctors who are putting their lives at risk in these crucial times. It is said that medicines cure disease but doctors cure patients. In order to honour their selfless sacrifice, the primary section of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated National Doctor's Day . The students were explained why and since when is this day celebrated. Later, children made emotional thank you cards for thier family doctor.Through the activity, the students learnt to acknowledge and appreciate the service provided by the doctors.

Celebrating Mothers at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College

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"All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln The primary section of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College celebrated a special day commemorating precious Mothers.It is our belief that though it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, every year, yet, we should celebrate every day as Mother's Day to make our mothers feel special because they deserve it. On the ocassion, the students of grade 1 to 4 made their mothers feel special and showered all their love on her through their art and craft creations.Students made a card in which they wrote words that describe their mothers and presented it to her with a tight hug.Through this activity together with our students we tried to express our gratitude to all mothers for their never ending hard work, unconditional love and compassion.

Music And Rhythm Find Their Way At St.Lawrence

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“Music is the strongest form of magic.” – Marilyn Manson.The extraordinary circumstances prevailing in the world have brought many changes to our lives, but we at St.Lawrence have determined to remain undaunted towards learning from and celebrating every new thing. Music day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the primary section on the 21st of June, 2021. The importance of International Music Day was explained and students , were told why and when it is celebrated. The teachers spoke to the students about the joy that music brings, how any celebration in our lives is incomplete without music and how music soothes our mind and soul and is the best way to express one’s feelings.The students spoke about their favorite kind of music. Some students played different musical instruments which created a melodic atmosphere. The motto behind this activity was to inculcate love and appreciation for music.

Yoga at home,Yoga with family- 'Yoga Virtually '

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St Lawrence High School & Junior College celebrated International Yoga Day with great ardour. Yoga is the perfect tool to achieve physical well being and harmony between body and mind . The students and parents participated in the celebration by performing various asanas at home . The theme was ' Yoga at Home,yoga with Family - Yoga Virtually.' The benefits of practising yoga regularly were also shared by the instructor. This event helped the students and parents realize that yoga provides a holistic approach to maintaining physical and mental wellbeing and ultimate peace of mind.

Yoga 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 'World Yoga Day' on the 21st of June 2021.The energy of the students of class 1 to 4 was palpable on screen as they geared up to celebrate the International Yoga Day in their online classes. As the students are lot more indoors, breathing exercises were taught to them to help them calm their anxiety. The students also performed various asanas under the guidance and supervision of the teachers. The innumerable benefits of performing yoga consistently were explained to the students.Students were asked to celebrate Yoga Day not only for one day but everyday to be mentally and physically fit and active..

We are growing together!

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"A tiny sapling can feed the world and a little hope can save lives".The students of Grade 2 of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College took part in an amazing activity through which they showed that they care about the nature. Every student planted a sapling and vowed to care for it. The activity was inspired by the beliefs and thoughts of our Founder and Managing Trustee, Mrs. Summan Datta .She has always motivated the students to first think about the environment and respect things around them. The students used waste bottles, decorated them with beautiful colors and planted different saplings and even gave names to them. It was heartening to see the young ones to committed to this noble cause.

A Fun New Beginning at St. Lawrence!

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The reopening day of the new academic session at St. Lawrence High School and Junior College was full of warmth, gaiety and zest. As this year would be the second year of online classes for the students, an all out effort was made to make the beginning of the session a warm and memorable one for the students as well as the parents. The students indulged in various games and activities. The entire family and especially the Fathers were encouraged to join in these activities to make it a dual celebration - Father's Day as well as the start of the new year. Various activities like identifying the songs and famous personalities were conducted which enhanced their general knowledge and urged them to put on their thinking caps. A wave of excitement aroused when the parents were taken to the world of music, where they sang with a lot of emotion, electrifying the mood and creating happiness. The foodies in the house showed off their skills during the culinary activities. Activities like scavenger hunt, unscrambling the words and riddles added energy and laughter to the sessions. Logo Quiz, Identify the Tag Line, Test Your Knowledge, Treasure Hunt, One Minute Games and an Origami Activity –the Japanese Art, were also conducted. Students and parents thoroughly enjoyed all the activities as it broke the monotony of being home-bound. It also enabled them to spend memorable moments together and strengthened their family bonds. Along with the fun and games, a special dedication was made to all Fathers and the students were encouraged to appreciate the hardwork, efforts and sacrifices which they make every day to enable their child to lead a better and happier life. The first day at St. Lawrence was indeed a lot of fun and a grand success.

Young Lawrentians Laud their Superhero Dads to mark Father's Day

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"The one who loves you silently but wholeheartedly is a - Father". The LittleLawrentians of the Primary section celebrated Father's Day Online to express their love for their fathers . The students determined to imbibe the marvellous qualities of their fathers and thereby show their appreciation. They made adorable Father's Day cards with love and emotions for their Dads. The Fathers were happy when the kids hugged them, presented the card and said "I love you Dad".The celebration was an endeavour to instill in the students love, affection and respect towards their fathers.

Vacation Homework

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"Nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That's called doing your homework" - Jim Rohn Summer vacations have a special place in the life of school going kids. The pandemic has taken away the fun that comes with the closing of school for the year and the two months long holiday that ensues.This year we tried to make the summer vacation homework more fun loving, at the same time worthy of the time the students would spend on it.Vacation homework was planned in such a way that grammar and maths topics were reinforced every alternate day. Assignments were given which would help the students build their creative writing skills. Students wrote letters to their favorite authors, actor and characters. They also learnt the art of diary writing.Throughout the holidays stories were sent on google classroom to improve the students listening skills as well as impart values and morals.The assignments under Art and Craft and Science helped them explore new ideas and techniques. These were also the most enjoyed assignments. The highlight was the robotic hand which the students built from scratch.Links for puzzles, crosswords and online games were given to the students to improve concentration, problem solving skills and help them experience joy of learning.We, at St.Lawrence believe that the act of persevering builds a strong foundation and hence even during the summer vacation we endeavored to keep the students effectively engaged.

A Rousing Welcome To The Lawrentian Teachers.

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The teachers of the Lawertian family were welcomed by the Principal, Ms. Madhuri Kasbe, during the orientation at the onset of new academic year. An orientation programme was arranged for the teachers with the intent to begin the new year with a renewed determination. The orientation started with an encouraging quote by the school’s Mentor ‘Dr. Daisaku Ikeda’. Different videos were shown during the orientation to emphasise the power of unity and importance of seizing every moment and every challenge to turn them into an opportunity for learning. The teachers were acquainted with the new challenges of online classes. The teachers were also briefed about the important documents and processes that would be needed throughout the year. Thus this orientation helped the new teachers to get acquainted with the dynamic working of the school. The members of the management, Managing Trustee, Mrs Summan Datta, Trustees, Col Vijaykumar Datta and Ms. Nalini Datta wished the teachers and encouraged them to give their best in the new academic session. The session ended with a song dedicated to all the teachers and with a vow to work with complete dedication , determination and sincerity for the happiness of each and every student.

World Environment day at St. Lawrence!

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At St. Lawrence, the students are always taught to respect Mother Nature and the need to conserve and safeguard her. With this aim, activities were organized on the occasion of World Environment Day. The students of class 6 learnt how to make liquid fertilizers and compost which can help provide a safe method of disposing the kitchen and garden waste. Bird feeder and herbariums were prepared by the students of class 7 and 8. The bird feeders were made with waste plastic bottles. These feeders would provide a secure source of food for the birds and help the students learn to look out for other children of Mother Nature. Herbarium helped them to know about different species of plant parts thereby enhancing their knowledge about Biodiversity. The students of class 9 and 10 discussed the effects of deforestation and brainstormed on the solutions for this collosal problem faced by humanity. The students decided to make seedballs which can be thrown on any barren land to make it green again. In the current times, safe disposal of masks is imperative. The students were made aware of it. The activity made the students understand that the destiny, the future of the planet is in their hands and they can make a difference.

ACTIVITIES 2020-21

Grade 4 Students Journey From First to Fourth

Taking children through the memory lane at St. Lawrence High School It is said that 'An end of one journey is the beginning of another.' Since our grade 4 children ended their journey in the primary section and were soon to embark on a new journey in the upcoming year, we took them down memory lane .A video with all the activities the students from grade 1 till grade 4 was compiled and shown to them.It also included all the pictures of the trips, picnics and field visits throughout the years. It was a testimony of the fun and growth of children over the years and even included major events like the annual functions and fun fairs.As the images kept changing, the children and the teachers both realised how time flies. All the pictures reminded everyone of the beautiful memories they had created over the years

Activities throughout 2020 - 21

Years pass by but memories last forever. Students of grade 3 spent a part of their life online enjoying, learning and performing different activities. This video is a flash back of those activities performed throughout the year online. The activities were based on science, maths, languages as well as extra curriculars like art, craft and cooking.

Grade 2 Activities 2020-21!

Students of Grade 2 enjoyed various activities through out the year 2020-2021. These activities helped the students learn various concepts as well as celebrate festivals and events.

The Young Lawrentian Poets!

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Poetry is a great form of literature to express oneself using limited words. Lawrentians of grade 3 learnt to create their own amazing, clever and funny poems during the online classes.The students were taught about various types of poems through the year. After learning about each type of poem, the students wrote their poems using their fabulous imagination and vocabulary.It was a thrilling experience for the students to become poets themselves.

The people who enriched our thoughts!

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FWe Lawrentians are very grateful to learn many new things as a part of our curriculum.The Grade 4 students learnt about famous personalities which helped them to enhance their knowledge and skills. The journey of this learning began with famous scientists and their inventions and went on to learning about gurus, kings and great thinkers and their wisdom, sacrifices and great deeds. Students learnt about great people like Albert Einstein, Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Vivekananda, Guru Nanak Dev, Mahatma Gandhi, King Ashoka, King Akbar, Aryabhata, Charaka etc.The motive behind this was to enable the students to understand how and what leads to success, the importance of learning from failures and getting up again after a defeat. The most pertinent value which the students imbibed through these sessions was the 'never give up' attitude.

Teaching Banking System to Grade 4.

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Financial and banking literacy is important in the current era. In order to give the students a glimpse into the basics of banking, students of grade 4 were taught all about cheques.They were taught what a cheque is, what are its uses, how does it look, the information to be filled on the cheque and how to fill it. Children were extremely enthusiastic about the session as it taught them about something grownups talk and make use of.The students put to use the theoretical knowledge to practical use by writing cheques to themselves with hilariously grand amounts.It was heartening to see the students being so curious and keen about an out of syllabus topic.

'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.