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ST. MARK’S GIRLS SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
MEERA BAGH, NEW DELHI - 87
This Society runs St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh & Janakpuri too.
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Excursions
Visit to church by Seedling - (23 December 2017)
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Its silence and calm ambience was mesmerizing. The shining glow of the Church in Christmas was simply alluring.

Children sang Christmas carols. They were very enthusiastic and enjoyed thoroughly. Last but not the least Santa Claus arrived and filled the entire crowd with joy and happiness.
Visit to Iskcon Temple - (3 August 2017)
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"Prayer - The most powerful weapon against trials. The most effective medicine against sickness and the most valuable gift to someone you love." How nice it is to start a day with a spiritual offering. Keeping this benign spirit in mind, the children of Seedling and class 1 were taken to the Iskcon Temple on August 3, 2017. The children were really excited for the trip since this experience was altogether new for them. The calm and serene atmosphere of the place filled them up with a renewed energy. They offered prayers to the lord and were given prasaad also. This was a complete wonderful experience.
A visit to Aravalli Bio Diversity Park - (22 July 2017)
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Visit to National Agricultural Science Museum - (12 May 2017)
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HT PACE organized a visit to the National Agriculture Science Museum on 12 May 17, 2017 for the girls of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School. This museum is situated in the premises of National Agricultural Science Centre. This is a unique and only museum on Agriculture in the country, preserving agricultural history and various dimensions of its journey of development, a visit to which was a thrilling experience in itself. Interesting information on agriculture, especially for children, is provided in the museum through easy and interactive audio-visual medium. There were around 150 exhibits categorized under various sections. A few of which were Six Pillars of Agriculture, Agriculture in Pre-historic Period, Agriculture Science in Independent India, Golden Future of Indian Agriculture etc. Children found this very informative and interesting. A group of 141 students were a part of this educational trip.
Adventure Camp at Mashobra - (10 to 13 May 2017)
St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School believes their students to give a holistic approach towards life, Believing in the spirit of Adventure, students of classes VI-VIII were taken on an adventure trip to the pristine mountains of Mashobra under the able supervision of a well-known group Rocksport. Eighty two girls from the school packed their bags to face the best experience of their life from 10th May to 13th May.

What a breath-taking view the campsite was!! Students were delighted to see their tents all lined up in a valley surrounded by majestic Deodars. The trainers immediately introduced the students to the rules of the camping and students were given refreshments to energize them. And there was no turning back, students found themselves engrossed throughout the day in various physical activities in which they came to know about their own strengths and weaknesses. Students enjoyed themselves by doing certain activities like Burma Bridge, Hangman, Zip line, Rappling, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Cooking which tested their courage and skills. Fun activities like Air Hopie, Bonfire, exercises, Dancing always elevated their entertainment quotient. To go on a Night-trekwas literally a spell-binding experience for our girls. Each activity was so well planned and executed that children found themselves to be very close to the nature and brought them face to face with their inner selves. Each hectic part of the day was followed by a sumptuous meal which kept the students energized. Every single day the sunsets at camp were reflection time where students used to write journals in which they recorded their daily experiences and even pasted and drew some striking objects to relive their memories later.

On 13th morning bags were packed with heavy hearts, no one willing to leave the scenic camp site but with a promise to be at the next camp at the earliest. At the end students and their teams were awarded prizes for exemplary work. The camp instilled in our students the need to respect our resources, to become physically active and mentally alert. And they relived the tagline of every adventure camp- that every adventure starts with “I CANNOT” but ends with an “I DID” just by doing it, our students came back content and all the more rearing to go.
Visit to National Bal Bhawan - (9 May 2017)
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Our school organised an excursion for the students of Class V to the National Bal Bhawan, located at Kotla Road, near ITO on 9th May 2017. National Bal Bhawan is an institution which aims at enhancing the creative potential of children by providing them various activities, opportunities and common platform to interact, experiment, create and perform according to their age, aptitude and ability.

There were a number of attractions for the students to visit inside the Bhawan like the Jawahar fish aquarium.

In the Fish Corner, children learnt about the behavior of the fish, their food habits, the interdependence of different species living under water and fish breeding. Regular discussions and interactions are part of the activity of Fish Corner. Children's natural curiosity in the form of questions is satiated during the interactive sessions, such as the need of having gills and fins in the fish. Children were amused to see fighting fish, which prefer to live alone.

The aquarium also possesses those types of fish, which live in dark, deep caves, since they do not have eyes. Children were amazed to find that there are some fish known as sucker-mouth cat fish, which are natural cleaners.

Magic mirrors kept in an open room are another attraction of the National Bal Bhavan. Laughing mirrors comprise big concave and convex mirrors arranged in a special manner to reflect funny, distorted images of anyone entering the room. Children found these very amusing and funny. 82 children were a part of this educational trip.
A visit to National Rail Museum - (5 May 2017)
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On 5 May students of Class 5 of St. Mark's Girls School were taken on an educational trip to the National Rail Museum which focuses on the rail heritage of India. The students explored the museum and saw the mesmerising engines and coaches displayed as exhibits. There were many interesting things for the children to see eg. Steam Loco, Electric Loco, Diesel Loco, Rail Car Wagon, Crane, Fire Less Engine, etc. They were enthralled to ride a toy train that took them around its sites. It was quite small but cute and the kids loved it. As the toy train crossed various engines and coaches and passed through a tunnel, the ecstatic students clapped and cheered. It was a great learning experience for the children and they enjoyed it thoroughly.
An Interactive Session with SEBI - (May 2017)
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Being aspiring Commerce students, the functioning of SEBI had always been a key interest component for us. The glorious opportunity to visit SEBI’s office for an interactive session struck our minds like nothing else. We, a group of 42 students, accompanied by Mrs. Shivani Malik and Mrs. Sajal headed our way to the office in high spirits. The staff at the office welcomed us warm-heartedly and had made magnificent arrangements to ensure our comfort. The session began with the moderator introducing us with SEBI and its primary functions. Further, the session proceeded with a detailed explanation of various players in the securities market, delineation of various aspects of government securities, pros and cons of investing in share market, etc. By the same token, an informative session on mutual funds was undertaken by our moderator on the special request of our students. Succeeding a short snack break began the Q & A session which further expanded our horizons of knowledge. To conclude the seminar on a positive note, our teachers presented a token of gratitude and appreciation to the moderator followed by a group picture to cherish the wonderful occasion forever.

The informative session with the staff of SEBI definitely engineered our young minds to lead the way in the share market!!
A visit to Nehru Planetarium - (23 and 26 April 2017)
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NEHRU PLANETARIUM! A REMARKABLE JOURNEY THROUGH UNIVERSE OF ASTRONOMY

St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School organised a field trip to Nehru Planetarium for Class VI students on 26th and 23rd April 2017. The magnificent building captivated the students. A model satellite launcher at the entrance fascinated all of them. Students experienced the journey through the stars, the excitment among the students was overwhelming. The skies came alive on their massive dome theatre. "The Ultimate Universe "show was extremely spectacular and provided a good visual experience as well as factual knowledge of astronomy. It was overall an enriching experience.
Visit to the Mughal Gardens - (February 2017)
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‘In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks’.

Spread over a vast expanse of 15 acres, Mughal Gardens has often been portrayed and deservedly so, as the soul of Presidential Palace.

The St. Marks Girls School organized an excursion for the little cherybiums of Sapling Class.

The children beaming with excitement entered the heritage site. With the Rashtrapati Bhawan as the perfect backdrop, the children saw a variety of herbs and flowers like Aloe Vera, Peppermint, China Main, Ice Berg, Tulips, etc.

They enjoyed watching the dancing fountain and sang along “Kadmo se mile Kadam” as the fountains made different formations. The bright sun didn’t deter their enthusiasm as they were in awe with the big banyan trees and bonsais.

Not only did the kids immensely enjoyed seeing the Mughal Gardens awash with spring blooms but, they also learned about their heritage and history.
Visit to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary - (18 February 2017)
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"We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” - The true meaning of this was understood by the students of Class IX as they had an enriching experience of bird watching at the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary on 18 February 2017. The visit was organised by the Animal Welfare ClubAAshrey” under the expert guidance of Ms. Garima and Ms. Anjali Handa. The sanctuary located 40 km. from Delhi is heaven for nature lovers and bird watchers. The students got an opportunity to behold the sight of many resident and migratory birds like white-throated kingfisher, yellow wagtail, Black francolin, laughing dove, magpie robin and many more. Swarmed with many professional photographers and bird watchers, the tour to the National Park was knowledgeable and made the students realize the importance of connecting one’s soul and spirit with nature.
Visit to Aapno Ghar by Classes III and IV - (9 February 2017)
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The test of an enjoyment is the remembrance which it leaves behind”.

The students of Class III and IV were taken to an Amusement Park Aapno Ghar on 9 February 2017. Aapno Ghar amusement and water park, the city of joy is the ideal expression of a beautiful and unequalled dream. It exits in the harmony with magic of nature. The mildness of sunrays, the gentle rumbling fountains and lush green landscapes adorn the charm of a timeless blend of natures beauty and jovial world for a child’s fantasy. The students enjoyed the thrilling rides, along with dancing on the foot tapping music on the whole, it was a day full of fun and frolic under the supportive guidance of their teachers and refreshing snacks/lunch to munch on.
Visit to Fun 'N' Food Village by Classes I and II - (9 February 2017)
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The dawn of 9th February brought a glint in the eyes and a sunny smile on the lovely faces of our Class 1 and 2 children as it was a special day for them, the day they were anxiously awaiting for, their annual picnic. We all look forward to picnics, whatever our age may be. With excitement and anxiety brimming in their hearts the students reached Fun 'N' Food Village. They enjoyed a variety of rides with their teachers which was followed by a hot delectable meal. The students had a blast when they gyrated on the stage and showcased their dancing talent. A few of them bagged prizes also .. The icing on the cake was a refreshing ice cream treat before the children boarded their buses. For our little angles it was a day filled with fun and frolic and a heart filled with long lasting memories ..
Picnic Time for Classes V & VI - (31 January 2017)
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"Enjoy the little things in life.... for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things."

The students of Classes V and VI were taken for a picnic to the 'Worlds of Wonder' Amusement Park in Noida on 31 January 2017. This small thing turned big as it was a day of delight and wonder for these girls of SMGS.

The students enjoyed the fabulous adventurous rides which were followed by a sumptuous buffet at Jubilee Lawn, mega disco and picturesque sights to have fun activities. It was a pleasant experience, still afresh in one's mind.
A Visit to Sheesh Mahal - (January 2017)
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"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others" - Pericles

To make our students aware about the importance of rich and varied allied heritage of India. Under the project of INTACH students of our school were taken to SHEESH MAHAL, SHALIMAR BAGH where a cleanliness drive was organized by them wherein children were sensitized to keep our monuments clean.
 
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