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ST. MARK’S GIRLS SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
MEERA BAGH, NEW DELHI - 87
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Workshop on Perfect Girl, Class VII & VIII - (7 and 8 on December 2017)
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You are perfect exactly as you are, with all your flaws and problems. There is no need to change anything except the thought that you have to change. Our school in collaboration with “Untwine Therapy” organized a workshop on “a perfect girl” held for classes 7th and 8th on December 2017. Ms. Harleen Kaur young clinical psychologist and an eminent speaker interacted and guided our student’s young minds, and advocated the importance of self-acceptance and introspection and define who they really are. The concept of beauty is complicatedly unknown, desirable but rare, is imbibed in us girls daily by gentle reminders through social networking site, fashion magazines, bill boards, advertisement, etc. The stereotypical societal conceptual makes beauty or being beautiful the mostimportant and a powerful thing for a girl. The session aimed at helping the young future women to be able to value and respect their body as it is and equip them with the ability to stand tall against the growing misconceptions about what BE-YOU-TIFULL really means. The electrifying interactive session carefully topped with heartwarming videos encouraged our students to become their own role models.
Raising Successful Children - (13 November 2017)
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It is not what you can do for your children but what you have taught them to do will make them a successful person”.

Parents the real stake holders, the ultimate role models have a greater influence on the children thananyone else they come across. Our school in collaboration with an esteemed organization called PROMISE organized a workshop for the parents of students from class V – VIII on the 13 of November, 2017.

The speaker, Mr. Kamalneet Enlighted the parents on the scientific concept ofmirror neurons which help the child in the correct learning process and how to choose the right statement, filtering their conversation with their children to establish a healthy and proactive communication style. A beautiful technique on developing our positive thoughts externalize to the children make a positive belief system in them, leading to a positive actions and eventually results.

The speaker also gave three takeaway techniques for the parents to practice :- 1) be a role model, 2) trust your child, 3) give frequent & realistic compliments.

The session was extremely interactive and based on quoted real life examples and situations on the daily basis.
Workshop for Class XI and XII on Designing - (27 and 31 October 2017)
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"DESIGN YOUR FUTURE".
“In order to succeed your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”


Our school in collaboration with “Trendz Academy run by Nift Alumini since 2003 was organized for our class 11th & 12th students on 27 & 31 October 2017.

This workshop was organised for all the three streams and was mainly focused on highlighting “design as a career”.

The speaker enlighted the students, about a world of opportunities in the field of design and possibilities that after great challenges and immense scope for creative and innovative ideas to flow.

The eminent speaker Ms. Meenakshi shared career prospects such fashion design assessor, product animation designing and many more areas of designing to be chosen as a career prospect.

Students were happy to learn more about such promising carrer options apart from the typical stereotypes offered.
How to count upto infinity Workshop - (30 October 2017)
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A workshop was held on 30.10.17 at university Chicago centre, Baba Kharaksingh Marg, New Delhi. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Rajendra Bhatia on the topic of ‘How to count upto infinity’. Various features of countable and non countable infinities in Mathematics were discussed in the workshop.

The ideas of Cantor sets were also discussed. The difference between countable and uncountable sets was also touched upon. The students were very excited about the ideas especially the fact that the number of elements contained in a concentric set of circles has the same number of denumerablepoints irrespective of the size of the circle. This proved to be very intriguing to the students. On the whole they were all very enthusiastic about this new subject.
Students of Classes XI and XII attended an open house session 'Seedhi Baat' - (October 2017)
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St. Mark's Girls School, Meera Bagh - A Workshop on Career in Television and Films : Click to EnlargeThe science students of Classes XI and XII attended an open house session ‘SEEDHI BAAT’ on chemistry with renowned author Mr. R. P. Manchanda.

Around 20 students from Classes XI and XII became a part of this wisdom enhancement session. It gave a platform to the students to interact with the author and learn about exam essentials like-how to cover syllabus, how to write paper and carry out revision, tips to avoid common mistakes and avoid mental stress.

The students were given tips on success mantra and management techniques to study chemistry and attain the desired results. Overall, it was an interactive session and a great learning experience for the students.
A Workshop on Career in Television and Films - (October 2017)
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A career workshop was organized in school to create awareness about courses available in television and films. The resource person Mr. Naresh Sharma, the founder of CRAFT (Centre for Research in Art of Film and Television) conducted the workshop.
Cyber Safe - (9 and 10 October 2017)
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"Safety is'nt a slogan, its a way of life".

With our motto to ensure safe and secure netizens of cyber world. A workshop was organised by our school counsellors Ms. Neha Dutta and Ms. Richa Arora facilitating "cyber safe school". Eminent cyber lawyer Mr. Manish Manocha was invited to enlighten class 9th & 10th students on cyber safety and prevention. With the agenda of being safe while surfing the net, understanding digital challenges and equip them to meet to use responsibly. The proper and effective usage of security control and privacy settings on the internet as well as on smart phones.
Promoting Safety - Stage Two : a workshop for Class I - (4 October 2017)
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Children are the foundation of every society. Parents who send their little one's to our school, have a tremendous trust and faith in us. The most important being the safety of the child. Everyday we read and hear about unfortunate incidents happening with children both in and around their respective homes. This last unfortunate incident involving a young child in a school has left everyone sad, confused and has forced us to review our safety measure related to our children. To make sure that each child in our school can clearly differentiate between Good Touch and Bad Touch and understand uncomfortable behaviour. An exclusive interactive workshop was organised by school counsellors Ms Richa Arora and Ms. Neha Dutta on 4th October 2017 for Class 1 students. Eminent psychologist Mrs Deepali Batra and her team from PALS: Psychological Academic Learning Services were invited to sensitize students about body parts and red areas of our body. An assertive training to say "NO" when needed was given.

"THERE CAN BE NO KEENER REVELATION OF A SOCIETY'S SOUL THAN THE WAY IN WHICH IT TREATS ITS CHILDREN" - Nelson Mandela
Maths Workshop for teachers - (16 September 2017)
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Paul Halmos rightly said “The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.”

Going by this thought, St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec School organised a highly interactive Maths Workshop for teachers which was conducted by Rachna Sagar on 16 September 2017. Various interesting and captivating activities were organised. The resource person, Dr. N. M. Parti played various games with the teachers and helped them in planning and visualising lessons and knowing learning gaps.

The workshop primarily focused on enlightening the teacher about the shift in the teaching pedagogies by means of various videos and activities.

It was an interesting and mind boggling workshop in which all the teachers actively participated. It was an enhanced learning experience for all the teachers.
Workshop on Education in Canada - (18 August 2017)
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The Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC - INDIA) is the direct office of a consortium of public government funded research universities and colleges, which officially represent the group in India and around the world in 18 countries. To assist the students make informed choices about the upcoming programs available, eligibility criteria, scholarships and application process for the 2017 session university representatives Mel Broitman, Director CUAC and Marie Braswell, Director International Admissions and Recruitment at Saint Mary's University, Canada visited our school on the 18 of August, 2017.

It was indeed a very interactive and informative session for our students to plan for a better future.
Chemistry Workshop - (10 August 2017)
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The chemistry teachers of smgs attended a workshop on 10th August 2017 at Venkatesh ear International School, Dwarka on the latest techniques and teaching methods of chemistry conducted by Rachna Sagar Private Limited, India's leading publishing house. The resource person for the event was Mr. R. P. Manchanda, the founder principal of Pathfinder Global School and with a teaching experience of 34 years. It was a very healthy and interactive session and presented a forum where teachers could exchange their thoughts with their peers as well as pick up new ideas that would empower them with a vivid ponorama of fun filled, productive, exciting and inspiring activities to enliven the classroom.
Language Symposium 2017 - (5 August 2017)
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This mega event was attended by Hindi and Sanskrit members of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School namely Ms. Sangita Sharma, Ms. Vimal Bhutani, Ms. Roomi Bhardwaj and Ms. Seema Dhingra. It was a very enriching experience which focussed on how teaching can be made interesting and creative using mother tongue as the medium of instruction.
Workshop on Careers for Class XII - (3 August 2017)
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There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”.

In order to help students realize their dreams ,the school organized a Career Planning Workshop for the class XII on 3 August 2017. The workshop was conducted by the eminent speaker, Mr. Anubhav from a reputed Career and entrance specialist organization PRATHAM.

The interactive workshop, was a great exposure for the students to gain impeccable knowledge needed to build a sound career. The efficient use of this knowledge will help our students to identifying the heterogeneous career options and appropriate higher education routes available in today’s competitive professional era.

During the question and answer session, students put forward a lot of queries they had on the perplexity of the situation, as also on the most suitable institutions for study in India and abroad and the job opportunities thereafter. It was indeed an enriching and enlightening workshop for the students.
Talk on "Gender and Mental Health" - (July 2017)
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"The most violent enemy in society is ignorance".

Keeping this mind, a talk on 'Gender and Mental Health' was organised for students of Class XII which provided an opportunity to the students to explore the socio-cultural factors that predispose women towards developing various mental disorders. Dr. Itisha Nagar, Assistant Professor from Kamala Nehru College addressed various issues on gender socialisation, feminism, prevalence of depression and anxiety among women and body image issues. It was an insightful experience for the the students as it allowed them to be reflective and at the same time be aware of the alternate realities of the human psyche.
Students meet Class XI & XII - (24 July 2017)
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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. Rightly said by Eleanor Roosevelt.

In order to help students realize their dreams, the school organized a Career Planning Workshop for the classes XI and XII. The workshop was conducted by the eminent speaker Mr. Jitin Chawla, Director of the Centre for Career Development. Dr. G. S. Tuteja, Deputy Dean of the Delhi University, Mr. Nitin, Ms. Rekha Aggarwal and Mr. Alok Bansal enlightened the congregation about the changes and finer nuances of the college admissions. The workshop exposed the students to opportunities ranging from conventional courses to the contemporary and unconventional choices. During the question and answer session, students put forward the queries they had on the different options available, as also on the most suitable institutions for study in India and abroad and the job opportunities thereafter. It was indeed an enriching and enlightening workshop for the students.
Theatre Workshop - (16 May 2017)
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The stage is a magic circle where only the most real things happen, a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of Fate where stars may be crossed with impunity. A truer and more real place does not exist in all the universe.

The school in association with PruQuest Learning organised a theatre workshop for teachers. Mr. Kuljeet Singh, Director, Atelier Theatre Group, highlighted the use of theatre in classroom teaching. He enlightened the teachers on various aspects of theatre such as breathing techniques, voice modulation, non verbal communication, reinforcement, etc. The teachers enacted various roles and helpful tips on improvisation were given by him. It was an enriching and enjoyable experience.
Yoga Workshop - (16 May 2017)
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Yoga takes you into the present - the only place where life exists. This fact was wonderfully explained to all participating teachers who attended the Yoga Workshop as the first thing that their instructor for the day Mr. Naveen focused on was that they needed to let go of what they had just done and what needed to be done next. Through yoga asanas and mudras , he taught the teachers simple techniques that can help them to attain a fit body and relaxed mind which shall in turn enable them to achieve all that they desire. He addressed their problems related to fitness by teaching and guiding them through simple asanas that can be easily practiced even in a hectic daily schedule. The workshop ended on a very positive note with the chanting of 'Om' thereby helping the teachers to learn that a little time for their own selves through yoga shall make them calmer, happier and healthier individuals.
Maths Workshop - (16 May 2017)
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"Mathematics is the music of reason".

Keeping this in mind, St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School organized a maths workshop on 16 May, 2017 to equip the teachers with varieties of activities in teaching and learning. The resource person, Mr. Arun Kumar from Ratna Sagar helepd strengthening the teachers in planning and visualizing lessons and knowing learning gaps.
English Workshop - (16 May 2017)
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"Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow." - Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Language enriching English workshop was held for the English teachers of Class I-VIII by the Principal of the school, Ms. Sheena Kalenga on 16 May 2017. She emphasised on the kind of activities that can be taken up in the class to make the students improve their vocabulary, general awareness and writing skills in an interesting way. It would help the students become more expressive and improve their word power. She mentioned about the literary devices which need to be introduced to them from a very young age. Her suggestions proved to be really useful and will help in making the language classes a fun learning experience.
Workshop on Positivity - (15 May 2017)
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Workshop on Meditation - (15 May 2017)
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"If every child in the world would be taught meditation, we would be making a million quieter minds and healthier souls".

St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School laid a foundation of healthier tomorrow by equipping their teachers with the skills of Yoga and Meditation practice. The workshop was conducted by the school yoga coach, Mr. Naveen hoping that it would be fruitful to the children as well.
Hindi Karyashala - (15 May 2017)
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To enrich the teachers with the sound knowledge of Hindi a workshop was conducted for the teachers of Classes II-V on 15 May 2017 by Ms. Vandana Pandey and Ms. Seema Dhingra. The workshop started with a very melodious song based on introducing “MATRAYEIN” in the class. The teachers learnt how to make their Hindi periods fun filled and interesting. A lot of activities were conducted in this “HINDI KARYASHALA” which the teachers really enjoyed and they learnt about implementing these activities in their Hindi classes so that the students develop more interest for learning our mother tongue.
Art of Living Workshop - (15 May 2017)
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Living in the favourable and unfavourable situation is called PART OF LIVING. But, smiling in all those situations is called ART OF LIVING.

Based on this beautiful thought, St. Mark’s Girls Senior Secondary School organized an ART OF LIVING workshop on 15 May, 2017. The workshop gave an opportunity to the teachers to feel the divine experience. It focused on practical tools like SUDARSHAN KRIYA to heal and harmonize the body and mind. It uplifted the spirits to a great extent. The workshop was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by the teachers.
Workshop on Adolescence Issues - (12 May 2017)
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As rightly framed in words “Adolescence, that swampy zone between safety and power, is best patrolled by adults armed with sense and mercies, not guns and a badge“To further guide us onto the difficult path of balancing on the thin rope of freedom and discipline, our school invited an eminent speaker Ms.Geetanjali Kumar to conduct workshop for the parents of the students from class 6 to 10 respectively. Ms. Geetanjali is a panelist for the cbse helpline and has conducted over 800 workshops for teachers, students, principals and parents across India and Asia.

It was a very informative and interactive workshop for the parents.
Workshop on Intach - (5 May 2017)
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Hindi Workshop - (25 April 2017)
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Hindi workshop with Dr. Vinod ‘Prasoon’ organized by Rachna Sagar Private Limited was conducted on 25 April 2017 at De-Indian Public School, Rohini sector-24. Ms. Sangita Sharma & Ms. Seema Dhinra attended the workshop. Dr. Vinod taught all ‘Matras’ in a sing song manner. He cleared all doubts and exposed us to some of his poetic work. He has written many grammar books in an easy language to make the students comprehend easily.

It was a very innovative workshop where all teachers were trained to make Hindi teaching fun for our students.
Professional Development Programme - (1 April 2017)
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The teacher of St Mark’s Girls Sr.Sec. School attended a Professional Development Seminar on Transition from High School to Higher Education : Role of School Leadership on 1 April 2017 at India Habitat Center. Many eminent speakers such as Sister Cyril Mooney (Padma Shree Awardee and Former Principal Loretto Convent Kolkata), Dr. Annie Koshi, Principal St. Mary's School, New Delhi, Professor (Dr.) Poonam Batra, Deparment of Education, University of Delhi, etc., enlightened the audience on issues like Understanding and Responding to the Challenges of Adolesence, Sensitizing and Empowering Teachers and School Leadership, etc. It was indeed an informative and interactive session.
Seminar conducted by the Itihaas Group - (6 February 2017)
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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

The students and teachers of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School had an opportunity to meet His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in an annual Itihaas Address on 6 February, 2017. The programme gave an opportunity to the school children across the city to interact with His Holiness. The programme started with a stage presentation by Mr. Vilas Nayak, a self-taught artist who incredibly created masterpieces like a portrait of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and of The Dalai Lama in minutes earning him accolades and admiration by the audience. It was followed by the address of His Holiness, discussing about faith, Ahimsa and Karuna and their importance in the lives of the young generation. There were questions put across by the students, which were answered by His Holiness. His message was clear that compassion and love can change the world.
Aashrey Workshop - (21 January 2017)
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To educate the unaware and to provide some sort of outlet for the love many hold for animals, "AASHREY" the Animal Welfare Club of our schòol organised a workshop on "A Beginner's Guide to Animal Welfare and Wildlife Protection" on 21 January 2017. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Manta Sidhu, who is associated with ANGEL EYES (Animal Welfare Foundation). The purpose of this workshop was to raise awareness of different issues on all animals through an interactive session with students who are at a receptive and questioning age. The workshop helped to spread awareness regarding various animal welfare issues.
Management Workshop - (13 January 2017)
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"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward.

Taking forward the essence of these motivating words, In-service Teacher training on "Motivation" was organised in St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School on 13.01.2017. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Kulpreet Yadav, ex-navy officer and a renowned writer. It was a highly interactive workshop which primarily focused on enlightening the teachers about the importance of teacher-pupil relationship, importance of motivation and positive attitude in everything we do. Simple activities like enacting problems faced by the pupils and speaking about our favourite teacher were performed by the teachers.

The workshop laid stress on the fact that the teachers are a role model for their students. It was an enhanced learning experience for all the teachers.
Yoga Workshop - (12 and 13 January 2017)
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Yoga : Transforming Lives . . .

To bring peace, harmony, happiness and success to every soul, a workshop on "YOGA" was conducted by Yoga - Acharya Balmukundji on 12th and 13th January 2017 in our school St. Marks Girls Sr Sec School. It was attended by our enthusiastic school teachers. Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice that needs to be carried everyday. Teachers got the chance to know how yoga embodies unity of mind and body. Different yoga postures for strengthening the back, spine, cervical etc were performed and finally ended with pranayama and meditation which left teachers relaxed and rejuvenated their spirits.
Theatre Workshop - (12 January 2017)
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All the world's a stage.”

A Theatre Workshop was held in St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec School by Vayam Performing Arts on 12 January 2017 for teachers wherein Mr. Amit Tiwari and Ms. Aishwarya kept the audience enthralled with their acting skills emphasising on the voice modulation, stage coverage and body posture. This workshop benefited teachers a lot with some individual and group activities on stage. It was an engaging and insightful experience where there was a lot to learn.
Dance Workshop - (12 January 2017)
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Dance with your heart and your feet will follow . . .

A high energy dance session was held in St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School. It was actually fun, easy to learn and a new start to keep all the teachers involved in various exercises like the cardio workout, and grooving to the beats of salsa music. It helped all the teachers to enhance their flexibility and getting relieved from their daily routine. The dance steps were broken down into small, manageable bits so that the teachers could get them easily. All in all, the expert trainers packed a lot of style information into the hour and surprised the teachers by being as hilarious as they were beautiful.
 
Workshop on Sanskrit Language - (23 December 2016)
Teaching a language is not about teaching a lesson but about teaching children the right expression. An effective sanskrit teaching workshop was orgainsed for sanskrit teachers by Rachna Sagar on 23 December 2016. Teachers from our school Ms. Vimal Bhutani and Ms. Reena Handa attended the workshop held at N. K. Bagrodia School, Sector 4 Dwarka, New Delhi. The workshop was conducted by Ms.Saroj Gulati from Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Ashok Vihar. She enriched the teachers on various methodologies of teaching, writing skills to students, increasing their thinking power and to connect the classroom with their surroundings to make the language interesting. Fun-filled activities like dramatisation of a story, question making, etc. were held for the teachers. Certificates were given to all the teachers. The interactive workshop indeed proved to be beneficial.
Theatre Workshop - (24 November 2016)
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Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) organised theatre workshop and invited various schools of Delhi. Three students - Harshita Kohli, Kanika Sethi and Yashika Kaushik of SMGS attended the workshop on 24 November 2016 at Lodi Estate, New Delhi. The students were made aware of Delhi's intangible heritage and various forms of art and craft in order to inculcate sensitivity in them. Heritage of our city needs care and support of young minds. Keeping this in mind, the guest of honour, MrFaizal discussed with the students about three stories from Delhi's History. There was a discussion about Begum Zeenat Mahal, Bahadur Shah Zafar, slave dynasty and King Iltutmish. The students were then asked to create five frozen images in a group of six related to the stories discussed and show their presentation. The students were applauded for their body language on the stage. It was an interesting and enlightening workshop.
Workshop on Road Safety by the Delhi Traffic Police Department’s Officers - (28 October 2016)
Delhi Traffic Police says ”Delhi Police is always for us and with us”. The role of Traffic Police is to protect the people from all the harm that is caused when they meet with an accident, and also to penalize the law breakers.

On 28 October 2016, a workshop on Road Safety was conducted by the Delhi Traffic Police Department’s officers - Head Constable Manoj Kumar, Mr. Anirudh and Mr. Akhil, in our school. Mr. Manoj Kumar commenced the session and enlightened the students about the safety measures and traffic rules. He enhanced their knowledge of ‘road sense’ and cleared the concept of yellow light, which implied that they have to definitely stop. Also, he discussed the causes that lead to road accident and that the responsibility always falls upon the Delhi Traffic Police, the parents and the minors who drive the vehicle.

Thus, it was an enlightening and a wonderful workshop.
Workshop on Journalism by Shams Tahir Khan - (14 October 2016)
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Journalism is one of the finest and most sought after professions in the contemporary world. The intrigue that envelops it and the prospect of adventure appeals to the youth of modern India who are tired of living monotonous and supposedly safe lives. Keeping this thought in mind, our school conducted a workshop on journalism conducted by Mr. Shams Tahir Khan on 14th October 2016. Shams Tahir Khan is one of the most popular anchor / reporter in the genre of crime reporting in India. An acclaimed presenter, he is widely known for his investigative skills and a rare sensitive approach towards stories reporting crime. He started off as a crime reporter in 1993 with Hindi daily "Jansatta". And after seven eventful years with the daily he joined TV Today Network Ltd. (Aaj Tak) in the year 2000 and is the Executive Editor of the TV Today group.

It was an interactive session with Mr. Khan who answered the numerous queries that the students had regarding a variety of dimensions of studying journalism and being an active contributor to the world of media. In the midst of such formal exchange came some unanticipated stories about his life which left the students all the more intrigued. All in all the students were able to learn a lot vicariously from a man of his stature in the electronic media industry.
Step to Success 2016 for Class X and XI - (7 October 2016)
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Future edge, a unique academic revolution, training students to have a remarkable edge over others. In highly competitive world, today it’s not easy to get into professional course cracking an entrance exam requires training as well as expert guidance. Future edge believes that best results come only in a stress free and open culture. They provide students a completely revised material with focus on learning. Their team comprising of teachers, with high caliber and rich experience guided our students for the preparation of entrance exams like IIT / JEE / AIIMS / NIS / RMO / NSO and many more including the board exams. Students were highly benefited by the synchronization of multiple exams ad time management.
Workshop on Common Childhood Disorders and Class Room Management - (30 September 2016)
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Workshop on Digital Zombies for Classes IX and X - (28 September 2016)
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We are in the throes of transition where every publication has to think of their digital strategy

Untwine therapy firmly believes that “One should feel the joy from within and hence they diligently work towards achieving their goal by conducting various workshops”. One such workshop has been conducted by their team comprising of Ms. Harleen (Psychologist), Ms. Harneet and Mr. Nikhil for the students of Class IX and X on 28 September 2016. Digital zombies being the highlighter of the session helped these young minds to pause, introspect and ponder over their lives being governed by digitization and its effects on themselves and society. The session was thought provoking and an interactive one. It gave them a food for thought.
Multiple Intelligence Test for Class XII - (26 September 2016)
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Pearl academy is the India’s largest private institution of fashion and related business, which has helped in shaping the business and its creative landscape of these industries over 20 years. Driven by commitment to create adaptable and highly sort after graduates Pearl Academy ensures student outcomes are the center of every initiative. As a part of the various CSR projects undertaken by them each year, a workshop on educating students about the concept Multiple Intelligence was conducted in our school for Class XII on 26 September 2016. The agenda being the knowing, understanding and utilization of the various forms of intelligence creatively. With the advanced technology they could unfold the unique side of their persona. Students were intrigued and enthralled by their results.
CBSE Informative Workshop on Gender Sensitivity - (September 2016)
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Gender roles are a social construct. When we attempt to assign strengths and weaknesses to either gender, we literally cut our potential as the human race in half. An informative workshop in cooperation with the CBSE on gender sensitivity was organized in the premises of N. C. Jindal Public School, Punjabi Bagh. English faculty from St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School - Ms. Sanah Ahluwalia and Ms. Neeru Monga attended the session in the presence of resource persons, Mr. C. B. Mishra, the Principal of Presidium School, Ashok Vihar and Dr. Renu Malviya, a professor at Lady Irwin College, Delhi University. The workshop enlightened a wholesome view into learning about gender sensitivity as awareness within our society and classroom teachings. The resourceful guests of honour left the gathering spell bound with their cognizance on gender and its impact over the thoughts of the growing world. They also successfully put the crowd into a perfect engagement with the assistance of hands on worksheets and audio visual aids.

Overall, the educative program truly assisted the teachers to apprehend the importance of gender sensitivity and how it can be recognized as an ascending need for the school children within their leaning environments.
Capacity Building Program by CBSE on Science for Class X - (September 2016)
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A good teacher is a good learner and to enrich the teachers about importance of different methods of teaching science and how to use these methods effectively in class room, CBSE conducted capacity building program for science teachers. Seventy two teachers from different schools of Delhi and Gurgaon attended the two day training session at Centre Of Excellence, Gurgaon. Ms. Amrit Kaur and Ms. Shikha from St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh attended the workshop. Ms. Deepali and Dr. Shweta Singh from CBSE discussed about different approaches of teaching science and features of a good lesson plan. Importance of constructivism and how it can be implemented was also discussed at the workshop. Teachers were also trained about how to set a good question paper. It was an enriching experience for teachers.
CBSE Workshop - (September 2016)
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'The best teachers are those who show you where to LOOK and not what to see'...

To understand the challenges faced by the maths teachers teaching class 10, the CBSE organised a capacity building program for teachers teaching Class X . Around 85 teachers of Delhi and NCR participated in the same which proved to be a good platform for sharing the ideas, challenges faced, remedial measures to be taken, sensitive behaviour towards students, assessment of FA and SA exams, preparation of question paper, observing common errors made by students, reasons behind those errors and how to actually deal with these problems. Mathematics is a subject which hones the logical ability of a student and hence should be taught in such a manner that students are able to relate the content taught to their daily lives and can apply their knowledge to the best of their abilities. Our faculty member Ms Monika Sehgal attended this two day workshop held at the CBSE, Centre of Excellence, Gurgaon. Such workshops do help building deeper understanding of student's behaviour and deal with the challenges faced by the teachers in the time management for conducting assessments and assessing students at a variety of levels to bring out their best.
Career Planning Workshop for Class X - (19 August 2016)
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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.

Rightly said by Eleanor Roosevelt. In order to help students realize their dreams, the school organized a Career Planning Workshop for the Class X on 19 August 2016. The workshop was conducted by the eminent speaker, Mr. Anubhav from a reputed entrance specialist organization PRATHAM.

The workshop exposed the students to opportunities ranging from fashion designing, hotel management to business management, bio-technology and environmental sciences; covering not only the more conventional careers such as the civil services, law, engineering and medicine but also a host of new avenues in event management, modelling, mobile apps design, film animation, music technology, web design, fashion merchandising, social media marketing and many more. The interactive workshop, using audio-visual aids, assisted students in identifying career options and appropriate higher education routes.

During the question and answer session, students put forward the queries they had on the different options available, as also on the most suitable institutions for study in India and abroad and the job opportunities thereafter. It was indeed an enriching and enlightening workshop for the students.
Economics Workshop - (July 2016)
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The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and critically.”

An economics workshop on “National Income and Aggregates” was conducted for Class XII by Sandeep Saxena from DCEFE Organization. It was a fruitful interaction with students and a variety of questions were discussed. The workshop helped the students to become aware of common mistakes made by them in exams and learn the skill of better answer formulation. It also gave an opportunity to students to evaluate the kinds of questions asked in CBSE exam.
Mock Stock - (15 July 2016)
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The real key of making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.

On 15 July, 2016, Friday, students of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, witnessed an informative workshop on stock exchange.

A team of experts from ICICI securities addressed the students about various aspects of stocks and interacted with the students.

The interaction was filled with students asking curious questions on stock and experts eloquently answered all.

This was followed by a game of ‘Mock Stocks’, in which students virtually traded stocks and gained real experience. This programme helped students deeply understand the concept of stocks. Learning this way deeply rooted in them knowledge that will make them vigilant about their future investments.

Facebook post: students enjoying mock stock:
Today students of Class XII, Commerce stream, experienced an enthralling session on stocks. To make the session even more exciting they also played a game in which they traded virtual stocks for real experience.
JINA Workshop - (8 July 2016)
Our school organized a seminar cum workshop on Actuarial Science for the students of Class XII on 8 July 2016. It was lead by Mr. Kunal Kumar from JINA - The Institute For Professional Studies. The workshop focussed on equipping the students to obtain quality education and job assurance in various academic fields. It was a very innovative and enlightening experience for the students as they were able to acquire a clear picture of the various career opportunities waiting for them after they have passed the school.
Theatre Workshop for Teachers - (May 2016)
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Theatres are curious places, magician's trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurences on and off the stage.

To impart knowledge on the intricacies of theatre in education, a theatre workshop was organised for the teachers of SMGS by Vayam Performing Arts Society, an independent performing art group based in Delhi. The resource persons, Mr. Amit Tiwari and Mr. Rahul Saini guided the teachers on various aspects of theatre. They imparted information on various topics like stage sense and basics; performer on stage; stage for actor, director and spectator; role of lights; essence of sound; etc. It was an interactive and fun filled session wherein the teachers were asked to perform various roles. The session was indeed an eye opener and taught the teachers the nuances of stage and theatre.
Workshop on Positive Parenting and Student’s Emotional Quotient - (11 May 2016)
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St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School organized workshop on 11 May 2016 on Positive Parenting and Student’s Emotional Quotient for the faculty members of classes II to V . Ms. Anu Singh from Times of India conduted the workshop on Positive Parenting. She discussed about various parenting issues and how to overcome the communication gap among the parents and children. The beneficial parenting tips given by her were really praiseworthy. She talked about giving a balanced view of the world to the child and stressed upon the point that the SELF ESTEEM is the biggest gift given by parents and the teachers to the child.

Mr. Bhaavesh Suryakant from HT PACE conduted the workshop on Emotional Quotient. He talked about various concepts like Time Zone, Teacher Burn Out etc. He even took up case studies and made the session quite interactive. Both the workshops were quite interesting wherein the teachers even got a chance to clear their queries regarding handling the emotional quotient of the students.
Workshop for Seedling, Sapling and Class I - (May 2016)
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Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers. Shakuntala Devi.

But mathematics is one subject that students fear the most. To educate teachers about how to banish fear of mathematics, a Jodogyan workshop for teachers of pre-primary and class1 was organised. The main focus of workshop was "how to make maths learning more joyful and meaningful”. As the learning process in mathematics is based on the theory from ‘Concrete to Abstract’, it was emphasized that the learning must ensure that the child is able to relate the subject to his day to day real life examples. Different activities related to teaching learning materials of Jodogyan were discussed and it was told that how these activities can strengthen the basic concepts of mathematics.
Workshop on Madhubani Painting - (10 May 2016)
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HT Pace organised Madhubani Painting Workshop for the students of Class VIII of St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School on 10 May 2016. The students tried their hands on this traditional art form of Bihar. They used varied colours on the intricate designs. They learnt making greeting cards, postcards, etc using this art form. It rooted them to our culture and was a learning experience for them.
Neuro Linguistic Workshop - (May 2016)
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St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School organized a captivating workshop focusing on ‘Neuro Linguistics’, as a part in the life of teachers. The workshop commenced with a warm welcome for the spokesperson of the day, Mr. Rishabh Khanna known to be a connoisseur in the field of Education. All the teachers were highly exalted by the expressions and words of the mentor as he truly helped them to believe in a fact that words of teachers could create all together a new cosmos for the students. All the educators not only comprehended that they had a great power and responsibility towards framing an admirable society but also had great tools to make their teaching and learning processes even more agreeable for the students. The session also dealt with effective and myriad ways to conquer the difficulties faced by teachers to ameliorate the learning of specially disabled students within inclusive education in a classroom environment. Mr. Khanna enthusiastically engaged the teachers into hands-on activities to develop appropriate energy and zeal amongst them which at the same time aided them to understand manners by which they could recognize the interests of their learners. He ensured wholesome satisfaction of the teachers and openly welcomed the interrogatory sessions. With an inspiring thought teachers concluded the great session that truly highlighted a motto that ‘A teacher ignites the fire that fuels a student’s thirst for knowledge, curiosity and wisdom’. Overall, the session was extremely educative and informative.
Piggy Bank Workshop - (2 May 2016)
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Every human being develop habit of saving little things from very beginning of their life. A child likes to save his favourite chocolate so that he can consume it later. Elder people save money for the rainy days. To inculcate habit of saving money and to tell them importance of it St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec School in association with Times of India NIE conducted a workshop on ‘Piggy Bank Making’ for students of class IV. Students learnt the use of waste boxes, paper. Using these things they made beautiful piggy banks. Students decorated their piggy banks according to their imagination and creativity. Students enjoyed this fun filled session a lot.
Learning through Drama - (30 April 2016)
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All the world’s a stage and all men and women mere players.

With an idea to bring a pleasant change in the educational strategies through meaningful and creative drama, a workshop was organized for the primary teachers of St. Mark’s Girls School on 30 April 2016 in the school premises. The workshop was organized by Steady Steps Themes Gabriel International, which aims at learning through drama. The session became more effective when the teachers participated in all the tasks and activities with enthusiasm. The workshop aimed at making the teachers aware about the different tools of drama and how creatively drama can be incorporated in the teaching-learning process. The teachers also had some activities related to voice modulation, expressions and voice intonation in order to make sure that the students widen the horizon of their imagination.

The workshop concluded with preserving all the ideas and thinking out of the box.
"Forum of Public Schools" organised the 6th Annual Conference on the theme : Ushering 2030 - (30 April 2016)
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Envisioning Responsive Schools, at India Islamic Centre, on April 30, 2016. It was attended by four teachers from the school - Ms. Gunjan Chawla, Ms. Roompa Mitra, Ms. Sakshi Khanna and Ms. Sakshi Malhotra. The Chief Guest for the Conference was Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, the Honourable Speaker of Lok Sabha, who inaugurated the event with an enlightening speech on inculcating values among children. It was followed by a series of prominent speakers who spoke eloquently on how to imbibe skill based education, role of innovation and technology and empathy in the classroom setting. Overall, it was a very informative and thought provoking session.
Promise Workshop for parents whose wards are in classes V to VIII - (29 April 2016)
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On 29 April 2016 our school organised a workshop for the parents whose wards are in classes V to VIII in association with Promise, an organization mastered in equipping people with confidence, life skills and personality development abilities. The resource person Mr. Kamalneet Singh, a certified NLP practitioner from the company, motivated the parents in dealing with their wards' everyday issues like schooling, exam time stress, behavioural problems etc. by engaging them in a variety of fun filled and interactive activites.
Teachers Training Workshop : INTACH - (19 April 2016)
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Cartooning Workshop - (19 April 2016)
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Students enjoyed the activity a lot as they it gave wings to their fantasy.
Workshop on Save - A Life Program - (6 March 2016)
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On 6th March 2016, teachers of "St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School" attended a workshop on "Save - A Life Program" organised by Sehgal Neo Hospital under IAP BLS (Basic Life Support) Mass Awareness Project. The project aimed at spreading awareness in the society through schools, colleges and community programs about life saving skills required during breathing problems, choking etc. The instructors gave us a practical exposure and hands on training to perform skills like artificial breathing like CPR (cardiopulmonary resucitation) and use of AED device. It was a very informative session on life saving skills and techniques varying for infant, child and adults. We came out as a more confident humans to be able to save lives.
Rejuvenating Session - (25 February 2016)
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” ----- Ludwig Wittgenstein

There was a rejuvenating session held on 25 February at St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. School wherein all the English teachers of the three branches of St. Mark’s School gathered to get acquainted with one another and exchange their ideas about the methodology of effective language teaching.

Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, the chairperson of the school, with her presence there, made the session a unique experience. She involved the teachers in literary quiz and to solve out the questionnaire related to ‘Books and Authors’, ‘Vocabulary’, and ‘English Proficiency’. She believes that “language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.” So, she encouraged the teachers to keep reading books as it would groom them and make their teaching skills more effective.

Ms. Sheena Kalenga, the Principal of our school, also joined the session and reinforced the need to improve and groom their students to be good orators. She would like to inculcate more of oral activities to improve the students in their linguistic skills and gain fluency.

It was a very enriching session to whet and spark the teachers to get ready for the next session with a lot more innovation and enthusiasm.
Personality Development Workshop by Mr. Sanjeev Dutta - (15 January 2016)
To unleash the hidden potential in its teachers St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School Meera Bagh in association with NIE organised a ‘Personality Development’ Workshop. Resource person Mr. Sanjeev Dutta and his team applied ‘Theatrical Action Method’ which helps in boosting confidence. Various activities were conducted during one hour workshop. These activities required participants to develop creative and innovative ideas. Teachers enjoyed doing these activities. Techniques learnt by teachers will definitely help them to improve their personalities.
Workshop by Promise Organisation By Mr. Kamalneet Singh - (14 January 2016)
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‘Always wear a smile, because your smile is a reason for many others to smile.’

As a part of the In-Service Teacher Training Program, a workshop was organized by ‘Promise’ organization in our school. The teachers were enlightened about the importance of smile and positive attitude in the classroom. The resource person, Mr. Kamalneet Singh, was very energetic, interactive and had a dynamic personality. He laid stress on creating a ‘Class Culture’ for a better classroom and also taught ‘The Charisma Triangle’ with the three vertices: Cool, Smile and Contentment. Various activities were done with the teachers wherein all the teachers participated actively. It was a very enriching experience for all the teachers.
In-Service Teacher Training on Effective Techniques of Teaching Mathematics - (14 January 2016)
'The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics' - Paul Halmos

In-Service Teacher Training on 'Effective Techniques of Teaching Mathematics' was organized in St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School on 14 January 2016. The workshop was conducted Guinness World Record Holder - Dr. Sudhir Singhal. It was a highly interactive workshop which primarily focused on enlightening the teachers about the various techniques of teaching mathematics through Vedic Maths and different activities. Simple worksheets were also shared with the teachers which were solved and discussed through different easy techniques. The resource person also played various games related to mathematics with the teachers. The workshop emphasized on the need of usage of visual means while teaching mathematics in the school. It was a very interesting and mind boggling workshop. All teachers actively participated in various activities. It also laid stress on the fact that teachers are a role model for their students. It was an enhanced learning experience for all the teachers.
Hindi- Sanskrit Workshop by Madhuban Publications - (January 2016)
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St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School organized a workshop to promote the learning and teaching of the Hindi and Sanskrit language. The Hindi and Sanskrit faculties of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. Public School participated in the workshop which focussed on the effective and innovative language techniques revolving around the ideologies of great educationist like Swami Vivekananda. The resource person Ms. Chandrakala Shastri enlightened the congregation with her wisdom and it was an enriching experience for all.
 
Google Workshop - (December 2015)
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Economics Workshop - (December 2015)
An economics workshop on “National Income and Aggregates” and “Credit Creation Multiplier” was conducted for Class XII by Sandeep Saxena from DCEFE Organization. It was a fruitful interaction with students and a variety of questions were discussed. The workshop helped the students to become aware of common mistakes made by them in exams. It gave an opportunity to students to evaluate the kinds of questions asked in CBSE exam.
Tata Power Energi Workshop - (30 November 2015)
Energy Conservation is the need of the hour. Electricity saved is Future Saved.

To propagate these thoughts and sensitize students towards the right and the correct approach to live life Tata Power Enerji Group organized an interactive workshop for the students of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meerabagh, New Delhi in the school premises on November 30, 2015. The students of Classes 6 to 8 were exposed to the cause and adverse effects of wastage of power.The motto of the organization ‘JIYO POWER SE!’ was emphasized upon by reverberating the concept of Nation Building Through Creation of Responsible Citizens where students were made to realize the importance of being aware and spreading awareness about conservation of power. The coordinators of the workshop Mr. Aneel Dubey and Ms. Suman had an exhaustive question-answer session with the students. The Power Point Presentation was very informative for students. The workshop was goal oriented and had an effective impact be leaving students more prepared and responsible future citizens.
Flower Making Workshop for Class VIII - (27 November 2015)
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Our school in association with NIE conducted a workshop on flower making and flower arrangement for students of class VIII. Students learnt about how to make flowers using crepe paper. They learnt about 'Ikebana' Japanese flower arrangement technique. Students enjoyed making flowers. They also got to learn as different together can make a beautiful bouquet similarly human beings with different qualities can live together and make this world beautiful.
Career Workshop by PAC ASIA - (6 and 18 November 2015)
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Every student faces the question of “what next” in Classes XI and XII. Their decision making is put to test as their opinion is influenced by their parents, teachers and academic performance. Career building being a continuous process, where every student is anxious at the initial stage, especially in the present day and age where career options are available for all level rank holders.

In the month of November 2015 students of Classes XI and XII of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. Public School organised a Career Counselling Workshop in collaboration with PAC ASIA. The session on 6 of November 2015 was addressed by Mr. Dhruv Mohan, International Admission Deakin University which helped the curious young minds and provided them options of foreign education. The workshop focused on the popular options in Australia and other related factors such as applying on-line, fees, scholarships, accommodation etc.. Students were guided to choose stream which suits their interest and how such a choice makes it easier for them to grow and build a successful career.

On 18 November 2015, a follow up workshop was conducted by Mr. Nitin Wadhwa and Mr. Gaurav Arora,PAC ASIA India. The theme aiming to provide foreign education options in United States of America.
Art of Living Workshop - (September 2015)
Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. Considering the same representatives from the organisation conducted a workshop at the school for the teachers. Activities related to stress management, meditation techniques and peace of mind were held which really helped the staff. The teachers found it a boon. Several games like role play and classroom co-ordination based activities initiated new ideas to enhance the teaching learning process. The Art of living offered stress-elimination programs which included breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. These programs helped to overcome stress, depression and violent tendencies.

The workshop was able to spread peace and happiness in the ambience of the school.
TAP Workshop - (September 2015)
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The Achievers Programme (TAP) invited Mr. John Zola from USA to conduct his workshop on 'Asking More and Better Questions in Classroom' and provide teachers in India with international expertise. Teachers from St. Mark's Girls School attended the workshop at Sanskriti School and added a few new tools into their teaching tool box. Mr. Zola talked about strategies that help class teachers to ask such questions in classrooms that would generate more of student voice, participation and critical thinking. The teachers were put in classroom-like situations at the workshop and understand the various cognitive levels of students and how to enrich them effectively. It was a lively and enlightening session. The teachers came back with their teaching tool box full with new tools and ready to be explored in their classrooms.
Clay Modeling Workshop - (23 September 2015)
A clay modeling workshop was organized by HT PACE for the students of class 4 on 23 September 2015. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Sadhna Peer. The students were guided through and they made beautiful wall hangings using clay. It was a very creative workshop and the students participated with lot of enthusiasm and curiosity so as to make the best wall hangings. Indeed the workshop was a learning activity with hands on experience. The workshop provided a platform to the students to show their creativity.
Calligraphy Workshop - (10 September 2015)
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It not only honed their handwriting but also taught them a new technique of forming the letters and joining them .It was wonderful to see how the participants' writing improved with suggestions on nib placement and body posture.

The end result displayed an immense difference in the writing skills of the students.
Workshop on Positive Self Image - (31 August 2015)
MASTERFULLY EXECUTED : “WORKSHOP ON POSITIVE SELF IMAGE“

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The growing epidemic of beauty and its effects on young minds were addressed which helped them develop a sense of respect for self, confidence in their inner abilities rather than focusing on the outer world image of them. The session finally brought them to a stage of self acceptance with their own skin. The students were very happy and excited to be a part of such a workshop.
Film IT Workshop by INTACH - (August 2015)
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"People without the knowledge of their past, origin and culture is like a tree with no roots."

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(INTACH) organised a two days workshop on "FILMIT". Filmit is a multi-cultural project that aims at nurturing cultural understanding, care and concern amongst school children through the exciting experience of making and sharing films. It helps the students to understand the physical and cultural environment in which they live and the contributions made by different cultures and communities. The content expert Mr. Feisal Alkazi and the techical experts Mr. Ankit Pogula and Ms. Shreya Kakria taught the students of classes 6-8 the art of developing short films (1-2 mins) on their culture that can be shared with the children of other schools. It was a learning experience for the students.
Sculpture Workshop - (31 July 2015)
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Art gives a colourful meaning to a boring and dull life. Art brings you closer to nature and almighty, Keeping this in mind St. Marks Girls School organised a Sculpture Workshop for the students of Class IX on 31 July 2015.

The resource persons were Mr. O. P. Bokolia from Sarda Ukil School of Art and Mr. Dharmdas very famous sculpture artists. The students were highly enthusiastic to learn every minute detail of the sculpture art. It was a wonderful snd the fruitful day for them as they gave wings to their creativity n imagination.
Career workshop - (28 July 2015)
In an attempt to encourage and guide our students to take up new and promising careers and excel in the area of their interests, St. Marks Sr. Sec. Public School along with St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School jointly organised a workshop for the students on Digital India "Changes in Delhi University & Add on Courses". The speaker, an eminent career counsellor Mr. Jitin Chawla motivated the students to believe in their dreams and follow the path to success through various new courses available today.

The event was attended by other schools like St. Thomas Public School and Sri. Venkatesh Public School, Dwarka and Vishal Bharti Public School, Paschim Vihar.

The students gained knowledge a bit new opurtunites in career in this interactive session.
Workshop on Sensitization of Counselling among Teacher's - (15 May 2015)
On 15th May 2015, as a part of the In Service Training Program of our organisation, our school St. Marks Girls Senior Secondary, Meera Bagh had organised a Workshop on the "Sensitization of Counselling among Teacher's". Renowned Senior Child Psychologist and CBSE Counselor Mrs. Geetanjali Kumar was invited for the same as the speaker. She has done Post Graduation Dilpoma in Guidance and Counselling from NCERT, New Delhi. Mrs Geetanjali Kumar took an interactive session where she spoke in detail about the identification of special needs of children in a classroom setting. She shared diverse roles of a teacher and the importance of role of the Counselor. Mrs. Geetanjali opinionated on the importance of the collaborative teamwork of teacher's and counselor towards the holistic development and skill training.Our staff was benefited by the endeavor.

In conclusion she remarked "To be in child's memory tomorrow, we have to be a part of their lives today".
Cyber Bullying Workshop - (24 April 2015)
On 24 April 2015, a cyber crime workshop was held in the school premises. Rakshit Tandon, a prominent speaker on cyber crime took the lead and explained how to use internet judiciously. He discussed about how careful one should be when he/she is on social networking sites. The Karamveer Chakra Awarded emphasized on how children are at a high risk of being the victims of the cyber crimes. It was an informative and an interactive session which the students enjoyed and simultaneously understood the ways if securing oneself on the virtual world.
Tech Girlz Workshop - (February 2015)
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With the aim to increase awareness among the concerned stakeholders – teachers, principals and parents and provide exposure to the girl child of this new and interesting arena of science and technology based options for studies and career – Tech Girlz – a specialized program was initiated by Learning Links Foundation with the support of Intel Foundation.

Tech Girlz has been designed as a focused program for Girls - with the clear objective to inspire and engage girl children in the age group of 6 – 14 years. The objective is to engage students in activities that enhance knowledge, and problem solving skill in the areas of science, engineering, technology, maths etc. The overall arching aim is to develop an interest in design and discovery element and develop their computational skills.

With this objective in mind, St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School organized various workshops for classes VI - VII. The main facilitators were Dr. Hemant Pandey and Ms. Jherna Dey. The simple activities performed by the students helped in spurring creativity, the spirit of innovation and scientific temperament among the young minds.
Glass Painting Workshop - (January 2015)
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Painting is one of the oldest and important form of art. It is a way for children to do many important things: convey ideas, express emotion, use their senses, explore color, explore process and outcomes, and create aesthetically pleasing works and experiences. To teach and horne this skill in students, HT pace conducted a glass painting workshop in St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School for students of class V. Ms. Sarika conducted the workshop and told various techniques and colour combinations to be used to students. Every child worked individually and created her own unique design. Sudents explored their creative juices and, with infusion of colours produced unique masterpieces. It was fun-filled learning experience for students. The session kept the little girls engaged throughout and came to an end with a new creative interest developed in them.
Self Defense Workshop for Classes VI & VII - (January 2015)
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Leadership Workshop - (15 January 2015)
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Teachers as Leaders
Teachers are great inspiration for her students. The mediocre teacher tells, good teacher explains, superior teacher demonstrates and great teacher inspires. St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh in association with NIE organised workshop on ‘Teachers as leaders’. Ms. Vandana Tandon from NIE discussed various points that can help a teacher to demonstrate leadership skills which can inspire students to do great things. As a great leader is not necessarily the one who does the great things, he is the one that gets the people to do great things. Workshop helped teachers to polish their leadership skills.

Jodo Gyan Workshop - (January 2015)
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St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School organised a Mathematics Workshop for teachers taking classes seedling to V. It was conducted by Jodo Gyan Organisation. The teachers learnt the use of mathematical tools and activities to develop conceptual understanding in the students which will make learning maths more interesting for them. The teachers, themselves participated actively in the workshop and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Art of Living Workshop - (15 January 2015)
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Pressure at the workplace is unavoidable due to the demands of the contemporary work environment. When that pressure becomes excessive or otherwise unmanageable it leads to stress. Stress can damage an employees' health and the business performance. Stress, therefore must be managed. St. Mark’s Girls School organised an Art of Living - ‘Stress Buster Workshop’ for the teachers on 14 of January 2015. It was an interactive workshop conducted by Ms Roma and the teachers were told about various techniques of how to manage stress in day-to-day life which would facilitate their efficiency as teachers. Ms. Roma introduced ‘Desktop Yoga’ to teachers which includes few stress busting exercises that one can do sitting on a chair during anytime of the day. Teachers has fun and relaxed themselves practising the exercises. Teachers were taught various other techniques like taking a power nap, and how to deal with different students in classroom. Teachers shared their experiences and enlightened themselves by asking queries from the expert. The workshop was wrapped by showing a short video on how people across the globe are leading a stress free life by undertaking Art of Living courses on meditation.
Mughal Wood Carving Workshop - (17 to 23 December 2014)
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Under the aegis of SPIC MACAY, our school organised a 5-day long Mughal Wood Carving Workshop from 17 of December to 23 of December, 2014. A Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth - SPIC MACAY is India's largest voluntary non-profit movement founded in the year 1977 by Dr. Kiran Seth. Through focus on performing arts, SPIC MACAY seeks to facilitate an awareness of their deeper and subtle meaning and values to students.

The workshop was attended by students of classes VIII and IX along with the art teachers, Ms. Meenakshi Gangwani and Ms. Archna Bhatnagar, and the Spic Macay Coordinator, Ms. Anjali Handa. The workshop aimed at enhancing as well as honing the creativity of the learners, and was based on inlaid work. The students came out with beautiful designs and they made several things like key rings, key holders, printing blocks etc. The resource person was Mr. Mohd. Matloob, a national award winner. He was assisted by Mr. Mohd. Marghoob. In all, it was an enriching experience for one and all present there to learn the art of wood carving.
Energy and Resource Conservation Workshop - (December 2014)
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To educate our children on ways to save Electricity Fuel and Water, St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School organized a workshop on Energy and Resource Conservation for Classes VI to VIII. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Suman Chawla Mahajan. Our Children learnt small changes that they can make in their daily lives which can make a huge impact on saving resources for the future generation.
E-Waste Management Workshop - (December 2014)
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A workshop was organised by Kesholoy, our Eco Club, for classes VI to VIII to spread awareness among the students on e-waste management. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Rohit Prakash of i-dream, who talked about the ill effects of e-waste on our health as well as the environment if not recycled in an eco friendly manner. He shared a few presentations and videos with the students which had a greater impact on the young minds. The students asked a number of questions regarding eco-friendly recycling of e-waste, which may help the young generation of students understand sustainability solutions and help us save our environment from pollution.
Electronics Workshop - (27 August 2014)
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In today's world we are surrounded by number of electronic gadgets like computer, mobile phones etc. These all gadgets have certainly improved the quality of our life. To make students aware about the principles on which these gadgets work, St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School Meera Bagh organised one day workshop for students of class XII. In this workshop they learnt about digital circuits and made simple circuits using electronic kit. They also applied theoretical knowledge to practical use. Students had fun while making electronic circuit as they learnt something new by doing hands on activities.
Cyber Bullying Workshop for Classes XI & XII - (August 2014)
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Cyber bullying is the use of information technology to harm or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. With the increase in use of these technologies, cyber bullying has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers awareness has also risen.

To educate our students on ways to combat such dangerous situations, our school organized a workshop on “Cyber Bullying and Crimes” for classes XI and XII respectively.

The workshop was conducted by eminent speakers like Mr. Jitin Chawla, Dr. Reema Sehgal and their experienced team. According to them the teens of our country are the largest users of the internet and so are the most vulnerable targets for such crimes. Incidents like teasing or bullying on social networking sites, opening and sharing of personal information have increased exponentially and have also caused a threat to the privacy of every internet user. The workshop aimed at imparting useful information for these youngsters to protect themselves of such potential threats like identity thefts, sexting, phishing and several other internet crimes.

In this digital world, we need to teach our youngsters "that their actions have consequences that their words have real power to hurt or to help. They must be encouraged to choose to build people up and not tear them down."
Celebrations of the International Youth Day - (August 2014)
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There is a fountain of youth : it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the other people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

St. Mark's Girls school organized a workshop in association with the ‘Art of Living’ on the occasion of the International Youth Day. It was conducted by Miss Priti Mendirata who was accompanied by Miss Mamta and Mr. Manish. She guided the students through the nuances of life. Her thoughts inculcated moral values in students regarding their regular tasks. It was an interactive session with the students that culminated with a meditation session.

It was an enchanting experience that certainly left students introspecting and learning for more.
Leadership Development Workshop - (5 to 7 August 2014)
Learning never ends. To reach the desired goal one must strive hard and incessantly. It is only a good leader who can visualize the future and goes ahead with it’s team to attain his goal. Understanding the need to develop leadership among teacher, the British Council of India organized a three - day workshop on Leadership Development Programme for the ISA Coordinators from 5 to 7 August 2014 at Hotel Park, New Delhi. Ms. Vaneet from our school attended the enriching workshop. The resource persons Ms. Neelam Katara, Ms. Tumpa Sarkar and Mr. Sanjeev Narang enlightened the teachers regarding different styles of leadership. The trainees underwent rigorous sessions on team building, management and leadership and many activities. The whole idea behind this programme was to develop and enhance competencies of the leaders and their teams for better functioning of their institution as teachers are the foundation of any strong and civilized society.
Workshop on Waste Management for Teachers - (August 2014)
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Mahatma Gandhi rightly said "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever". SMGS also believes in the above Gandhian Principle and ensures that not only students but teachers also remain a learner throughout. SMGS organised a workshop for its teachers on Waste Management. Eminent personality Mr. Niranjan Khatri, General Manager, ITC Group came to enlighten the teachers on various ways to manage waste in a resourceful way.

Our teachers learnt small small changes they can make in their daily lives which can make a huge impact on saving resources for future generations. Teachers are said to have a great ROI - RADIUS OF INFLUENCE, a power with which they can make massive changes.

The teachers at SMGS took back a great learning experience, thanks to Mr. Khatri.
Cartoon Making Workshop - (6 August 2014)
Kids and cartoons are inseparable. Cartoons just like kids, narrate innocent stories. They create a world to which kids can relate to. Children enjoy watching cartoons and animated series, but they enjoy even more when they create their own cartoon characters.

SMGS held a workshop on Cartoon Making for classes IV and V on 6 August 2014, where Mr. Arijit Narayan acquainted the students with different kinds of cartoons and how they are sketched. It was an extremely fun and interactive session. Mr. Narayan taught the simple tricks of drawing cartoons to kids and assured that a person who cannot draw very well would become a brilliant artist with these simple tricks. Students learnt and drew many cartoons showing different moods and expressions. It was a wonderful sight to see all the students happily engrossed in drawing and horning their skill of cartoon making. The students were given a home activity to draw cartoons showing different emotions and ten best entries would be given prizes. Students thoroughly enjoyed this fun workshop which reinforced their favourite art practice - Cartoon making.
Workshop at Sanskriti School - (18 July 2014)
Eight avid readers of St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School got an opportunity to meet an acclaimed writer i.e. Andy Cope on 18 July 2014 at a workshop held by Scholastic at Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri. Andy Cope is a children's author who has written books that have won many awards such as the Redhouse Children's Book of the year, Stockport Book Award, Nottingham Book Award, etc. He is also a teacher and trainer in positive psychology. The interactive workshop helped the students to understand the importance of positive thinking in one's life. The writer who is an equally good writer encouraged the students to become 'go- getters' in their lives rather than 'mood hoovers' with a negative attitude. The workshop enabled the students to learn a lot a about the art of living a brilliant life. The students of class VII who attended the workshop were :

1. Bharti Mishra
2. Kritika Grewal
3. Mehak Kumar
4. Garima Joshi
5. Ishika Bansal
6. Jhanvee Kumar
7. Ravnoor Kaur
8. Yashika Miglani
Workshop on Energy Efficiency
TERI- the energy and resource institute organized a 1day teacher's workshop on "ENERGY EFFICIENCY" in association with CBSE. Many schools from Delhi were the part of this workshop including St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec. School. In this workshop teachers were told different ways to inculcate energy efficiency and alternate use of energy in their course material while teaching in class and help students develop the habit of same in their daily life routine.

Workshop included different information giving sessions as to how and where in our country people are using different ways to use energy effectively and also had activities for better understanding of these methods.
Yoga Workshop - (May 2014)
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Yoga includes the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace of mind in order to experience one's true self. Practising yoga has a calming effect on an individual's personality.

Seeing the hard work and stress the teachers undergo everyday in school, a yoga workshop was organised for the teachers. The workshop aimed at relaxing the teachers and teaching them varios ways of being calm while handling difficult classroom situations. The teachers were taught how to imbibe pranayam while performing varios yoga asans. This had an extreme calming effect on the teachers. All the teachers came out from the workshop feeling light and refreshed.
Google Workshop at Google India
In this age of computers there is no end to computer apps that are used in our dail lives. To know more about Google apps. Three teachers from our school attended the GEG Lead Workshop at Google, Gurgaon. This was their second session and thus they had gone for a lead workshop. Learning was quite fun as all the members worked together and understood the fact that the information is relevant and it can spread only when we connect, collaborate and share. The session inspired the teachers to come up with better ideas that can advantageous for their pupils.
Career Counselling Workshop - (16 April 2014)
On the 16th of April 2014, our school hosted a Career Counselling Workshop for Classes IX and X. It was conducted by a renowned educationist Mr. Jitin Chawla. He spoke about how every student had a different personality and hence was entitled to a specific career choice. He also guided the students about many career options related to the streams available. The students were benefited by the interactive session where the students discussed openly about the problems they face in selecting a career. This workshop will help students make a wise decision about being someone happy and satisfied about their work and identity for the rest of their lives.
Disney Friends for Change Workshop - (15 April 2014)
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An orientation workshop was organized at India International Centre for teachers to share and empower them to restore and revitalize urban green spaces. Two of our teachers Ms. Shruti and Ms. Komal attended the workshop which was an enriching experience for them.

The session aimed at providing a platform for children and families to take positive action for their communities.
Workshop by Tat-O chips - (21 February 2014)
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A workshop for classes I to V was held on February 21, 2014 sponsored by Tat-O chips. The students had a blast as they participated in Quiz time. A volley of questions based on their favourite cartoon character Chhota Bheem and some mathematical brain teasers kept the student’s adrenaline rushing. Two teams of students participated in the games organised by the sponsors and the winners were awarded prizes.

The students had a gala time during the workshop.
Self Defence Workshop - (9 December 2013 to 4 February 2014)
Life is unpredictable and uncertain. Many people have an "invincibility" myth that nothing bad will ever happen to them. This line of thought can be very dangerous, if not deadly. To ensure the safety of the students, our school recently organised a seven day Self-defence workshop. The workshop was conducted by Delhi Police from 29 December 2013 to 4 February 2014. The Delhi Police motivated the young women of our school to be courageous and defend themselves.

Three students of our school - Shubhangi Jatav, Ustat Kaur and Ankita Baluja were given special appreciation for their efforts and were rewarded with certificates by the Delhi Police. The basic self - defence training gave the students, the ability to fight back in any dangerous attack situation along with instilling self confidence in them.
Scarf Making Workshop - (24 Janury 2014)
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HT Pace organized "Scarf Making" Workshop for Class IV and V on 24th January 2014 in St. Mark's Girls Senior Secondary School on the eve of Republic Day. Students were asked to make Tri colour scarves using white cloth and Hobby Ideas acrylic colours. Students actively and enthusiastically participated in the activity. The main idea behind conducting this activity was imbibe the spirit of Patriotism, Oneness and National Integration.
Career Counseling Workshop - (23 January 2014)
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Eminent career counselor Mr. Raj Kumar Chauhan from Focus group of education guided our students on choosing the right stream and also the various career options available in their respective streams.

The students were benefited from the interactive workshop.
Paper Quelling Workshop for Class VIII - (21 January 2014)
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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes and art is knowing which ones to keep. Our school in association with NIE organised “Paper Quelling” Workshop for students of Class VIII. Zina Arora from NIE conducted the workshop. It is a well known saying that ‘He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist'. During this one hour workshop students used their hand, head and heart and learnt to make flowers and other patterns using paper quelling technique. They displayed their creativity and imagination. Students found activity very interesting and enjoyed a lot.
11th ASEF Conference for Teachers at Bali, Indonesia - (28 October to 1 November 2013)
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St. Mark's Girls School - 11th ASEF Conference for Teachers at Bali, Indonesia : Click to EnlargeThe 11th ASEF Classroom Network Conference from 28 October to 1 November2013 in Bali, Indonesia was attended by our Global Coordinator, Ms. Anjali Handa. The conference was organised in collaboration with Khatulistiwa Pendidikan Indonesia (KPI), supported by the Provincial Office of Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economic of Bali.

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The educators, teachers and organisers also became a part of the ASEF Green Action Exhibition and bag exchange activity at Pasar Bedung in Den Pasar, Bali, which was a wonderful learning experience. The conference has provided educators from Asia and Europe with invaluable opportunity to experiment new technologies and use latest apps to enhance their educational effectiveness in the classrooms.

The conference has provided educators from Asia and Europe with an invaluable opportunity to experiment new technologies to enhance their educational effectiveness since the theme for this year was “Apps in Asian and European Classrooms! Unleashing Educational Creativity".
Electronics Workshop - (28 October 2013)
Learning by doing is the best method to learn anything new. We learn more when our maximum senses get involved in the process of learning. To make students aware about world of electronics our school organised a workshop for students of class XII. 17 students attended 3 hour long workshop where they learnt how to use different electronic components. They got handsome experience of using these components. They made number of projects using these components. This workshop helped them to relate their theoretical knowledge with practical application.
Lantern Making Workshop - (28 October 2013)
Celebrating festivals are a great way to rejuvenate oneself.As festival of lights “Diwali” is just round the corner so our school in association with NIE organised workshop on “lantern making” for students of class X. Students learnt how to make lantern of different shapes using paper and cutting it differently. Ms Silky from NIE taught them this art.Students made colourful lantern which they can use for decorating their home during diwali celebrations.
GEG Workshop - (October 2013)
In today’s fast paced world, computers are an integral part of our lives. Its need and usage is so vital that it can’t be overlooked. To keep abreast with the times and to incorporate latest technology in education, Learning Links along with Google organized a workshop for teachers to share, inspire and empower them to meet their needs as well as of the students through technology solutions. Four of our teachers - Ms. Vaneet, Ms. Handa, Ms. Monika and Ms. Sandhya attended the Workshop which was an enriching experience for them. The session aimed at sensitizing the teachers how technology can help to explore creativity and also aids in critical evaluation. The organizers enlightened the peer educators to be efficient googlers by using handy applications like Google drive and G+. All in all, it was learning with fun.
Mosaic Painting Workshop - (10 October 2013)
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Creativity cures the chaos in the heart is a famous Tibetan saying. To improve the creative aspect of students personality our school has been conducting number of activities from time to time. Keeping this idea in mind school in association with NIE conducted workshop on "Mosaic Painting" for students of class IX. Ms. Silky from NIE taught students about how this art form originated and how it is different from other styles of painting.student also learnt various nuances of this art form. Students really enjoyed learning this new art form.
Workshop on - ‘How to improve concentration?’ for Class XI - (4 October 2013)
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A. G. Bell rightly said, “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to focus.” To help students improve concentration, our school in association with NIE conducted a workshop on “How to improve concentration”. Ms. Suditi from NIE shared with our students’ different factors which reduce concentration and techniques which can help them to overcome distractions. Students asked her a number of questions regarding how they can improve their concentration level in studies. Through this workshop, students were enlightened.
Workshop on Diet and Nutrition for Class X - (30 September 2013)
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A healthy mind lives in a healthy body” is a well known saying. For students it is very important to be physically fit because only then they can concentrate on their studies. Keeping this point in mind our school conducted a workshop on Diet and Nutrition for students of Class X on 30 September 2013. Ms. Vandana Tandon from NIE spoke on various health issues that affects young children. She explained them about the importance of balanced diet. She suggested different ways which can be adopted to maintain healthy body. She also explained the importance of breakfast which is skipped by most of the students because of one reason or the other. Students asked question related to health issues which were answered by Ms. Tandon. She suggested students to have frequent small meals during study time as it breaks the monotony as well as gives them energy. Workshop was thoroughly enjoyed by students and they promised her that from now on they will avoid junk food and will eat one fruit everyday.
Workshop at Venkateswara - International School, Dwarka
A workshop on the use of new technologies to innovate teaching in K-12 classrooms was held at Venkateswara International School. Teaching using the traditional methods of blackboard and chalk is getting obsolete day by day with the advent of modern information and technology aids. There are many ways of replacing and improving the teaching mechanism using the new electronic apps. Preparing our students not only to be digitally savvy, but leveraging these technologies to help them create, communicate, connect and collaborate will prepare them to be contributing citizens in their future. The workshop highlighted some specific examples of using social net working, iphones, smart boards and many operational softwares ……. etc. in schools. CBSE and NCERT have to think of ways of using these innovative technologies to make schooling more relevant and useful for the present and coming generations.

Participants : Ms. R. Chandrika & Ms. RoompaMitra
Workshop on leadership Skill - (12 July 2013)
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One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. Keeping this point in mind our school conducted a workshop on ‘Leadership Skill’ on 12 July 2013 for students of Class IX. Ms. Suditi Bhadhuria from NIE conducted the workshop. How leadership skill plays an important role in one’s life was explained using different videos.

Students got motivated after seeing those videos. Students also asked number of questions related to qualities of a good leader. They were made to recognize good qualities they already have. Resource person also highlighted the instances from the life of Bill Gates and Barack Obama which made them the successful leader in their respective fields. Workshop was indeed an eye opener for students as it was made clear to them that leadership qualities have nothing to do with their academic scores.
Workshop on Peer Pressure - (13 May 2013)
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Age group of 12-16 years is termed as adolescence. This is highly impressionable and crucial age as there are physical and emotional changes taking place in a child. Child gets influenced by his social environment and starts reacting to it. Peer group plays a very important role at this stage. As peer group is of the same age, therefore lot of confusion comes in the mind of a child. He is not able to decide what is right and wrong and responds the way his peer group is responding. Sometimes under peer pressure he takes wrong decisions. Keeping all these points in mind St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School conducted a workshop on how to handle “peer pressure” Resource person Ms. Ira Sehgal conducted the workshop of 45 minutes and discussed about harms and good effects of peer group. Students openly shared their ideas and feelings and found answer to their queries. She also suggested ways about how to draw a line so that peer group does not influence a child in wrong way.
CBSE In-Service Teacher Training Workshop - (9 May 2013)
Venue : A-9 Green Park, New Delhi
Co-scholastic assessment is an integral part of CCE system. Keeping this point in mind Ms. Monika Sehgal and Ms. Shikha of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School Meera Bagh attended one day capacity building program on lifeskill, attitudes and values. The program was conducted by ‘Prabhaav’. Various experimental methods were used for training teachers to correctly assess students on various life skills. Session included group discussion, activities and presentations. Handbooks and assessments sheets were also given to facilitate learning. After the workshop teachers got awareness about different tools and techniques to assess various life skills. Workshop was indeed an eye opener for teachers.
Tie and Dye Workshop - (3 May 2013)
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HT PACE organised a Tie n Dye workshop in St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School on 3 May 2013 for few students of Classes VIII - IX. The students learnt the process of tying and dyeing a piece of cotton cloth using bright colours. They made beautiful designs and participated enthusiastically in the workshop.
Paper Bag Making Workshop - (2 May 2013)
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SMS, Girls School - Paper Bag Making Workshop : Click to EnlargeNow a days people have started taking interest in favour of nature, they have started taking initiative to make our environment clean.

One such step towards a clean environment is the use of paper bags. HT PACE organised a Paper Bag Making Workshop for the students of class VI on 2 May 2013.

The students learnt to make paper bags using the bright and colourful handmade sheets. They also took a pledge to use paper bags and save our mother earth from the hazards of polybags.
Ht Pace Ceramic Pot Decoration Workshop - (1 May 2013)
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SMS, Girls School - Ceramic Pot Decoration Workshop : Click to EnlargeHT Pace organised a Ceramic Pot Decoration Workshop for the students of Class V in the St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh, New Delhi on 1st May, 2013. SMS, Girls School - Ceramic Pot Decoration Workshop : Click to EnlargeThe students enthusiastically participated in the workshop as they were skilfully guided by the HT Pace Coordinator, as how to master the art of pot decoration.

They have brought ceramic pot of various shapes & sizes which they painted in beautiful colours. Once the colour had dried up beautiful pattern were skilfully crafted with the help of Shilpkar Clay. These motives all the more added to the beauty of these pots. Further, the students were taught to paint the pots which all the more enhance the aura of these pots.

As the workshop catered to the interest of students they very soon mastered the innovative idea and created wonderful designs on their pots. In the scorching heat the workshop was like a fresh whiff of breather from the mundane daily schedule. Looking forward to more such workshops students carried on creating their masterpiece to master this new learnt forte.
Shilpkar Basket Making Workshop - (30 April 2013)
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Imagination is not a legacy but is cultivated with a harvest of ideas and inspiration. To add a spark to the innovation of our students a craft workshop was organised in St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School on 30 April 2013 for class IV students by HT PACE. Students made beautiful and colourful baskets using ice cream cups, shilpkar, glitters, paints, etc. They enjoyed the activity thoroughly.
Workshop on Study Skills - (7 December 2012)
SMS Girls School - Workshop on Study Skills : Click to EnlargeEfficiency is the ratio of output to the input. To improve efficiency of students in studies school organised a ‘Study Skill’ workshop for students of Class XI. Students put in so many efforts these days still they do not achieve the desired result which definitely affects their confidence. ‘How to study’ is a skill which can be learnt. Ms. Ira Sehgal conducted a 40 minute workshop for students and taught them the techniques which can improve their efficiency and concentration. Students interacted with her and discussed about problems they face while preparing for exams.

Ms. Sehgal suggested that students should develop the habit of making their personal question bank and important points related to chapter should be compiled in one sheet. This data will definitely help students at the time of exam. Workshop was indeed very helpful as suggested techniques can improve their learning ability.
Establishing E-Waste Collection Mechanism in Schools and Colleges - (27 October 2012)
The students of our school attended an awareness workshop on ‘Establishing E-Waste Collection Mechanism in Schools and Colleges’ on 27 October 2012. E-Waste is recognized as a major challenge in the waste management policies of the Government of India. The rapid growth of the electronic industry coupled with high product obsolescence leads to the generation of large quantities of electronic waste. Therefore, there is an urgent need to bridge the gap between its generation and recycling which can be achieved by proper recycling and establishing a system of accountability in e-waste management. The students saw a short film on e-waste management and were well versed with e-waste rules, its implementation in Delhi and learned about the role of schools and action plan . This awareness workshop truly served its purpose and arose a feeling among the students to rise and play their part.
Vedic Maths Workshop - (2012)
'Vedic Mathematics' is the name given to the ancient system of mathematics, or, to be precise, a unique technique of calculations based on simple rules and principles, with which any mathematical problem - be it arithmetic, algebra, geometry or trigonometry - can be solved, orally.

For many students, the worst feared subject is Mathematics. Well to those, who find Mathematics a scare, they should go for Vedic Mathematics. Some of the most complicated problems can be solved without holding a pen and a paper. Stuff like square root, cube root and fifth root can be resolved with simple concepts.

On this note the school organized a Vedic Maths workshop for the students of class XI. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Rajesh Mishra from IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd .The workshop highlighted the need of Vedic mathematics in competitive as well as curriculum examinations. The students learnt simple mathematical tricks for calculating the squares of numbers, product of two numbers, square root and cube root of the numbers. The students also learnt how to multiply two and three digit numbers within few seconds. A small test was also conducted to check the speed and accuracy of the students in basic calculation areas. . The students were also made aware of various options available after completing their class XII.

All in all it was a fun yet an informative workshop.
Workshop on Personality Development - (4 July 2012)
All the teachers of our school attended Personality Development workshop on 4th July 2012. Ms. Vandana Tandon from NIE shared her ideas about good personality. She gave number of tips to improve personality. She guided teachers about voice modulation, correct posture and anger management. Teachers were made to do number of activities. This workshop surely helped teachers to improve their personality as teachers personality plays an important role in shaping up a students personality.
A workshop on Adverse effects of kite flying - (2012)
SMS, Girls School - A workshop on Adverse effects of kite flying : Click to EnlargeA workshop on "*Adverse effects of kite flying*" was organised by *Angel eyes animals welfare foundation* at 9:30am in the school auditorium. It was conducted by the Eco Club of the school. Angel eyes are a non-government agency working in New Delhi to protect birds and animals.

It was attended by the students of classes VI to VIII.

Students actively participated in the interactive session. It proved a great milestone in arousing awareness among the students about the harmful effects of the kite flying.
Workshop on Personality Development - (4 July 2012)
All the teachers of our school attended Personality Development workshop on 4 July 2012. Ms. Vandana Tandon from NIE shared her ideas about good personality. She gave number of tips to improve personality. She guided teachers about voice modulation, correct posture and anger management. Teachers were made to do number of activities. This workshop surely helped teachers to improve their personality as teachers personality plays an important role in shaping up a students personality.
NIE Workshop - Key Chain Making - (23 April 2012)
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On 23 April 2012 Key Chain Making Workshop was organized by NIE for the students of Class V. Students used colourfull beads and bells to decorate the key chains. They exhibited their creativity and talent in arranging the multi-coloured beads and made startling key chains. All the students seemed ecstatic to learn a new thing.
E-Waste Workshop - (2012)
A workshop was conducted by Nokia in St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School that emphasised on E-Waste i.e. Electronic Waste. Ms. Vidhi, the host told the students about electronic waste and the technical ‘how and when’ it happens. The workshop enlightened the students about the fact that only 3% of Indians mobile users recycle their old mobiles. The students were made aware that India is also known as the ‘Dumping Land’ of all wastes. The students of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School have made a little initiative to keep a Drop-in Box in the school where all the students would drop the E-Waste which would be recycled. It was indeed an amazing and inspiring experience for all the students.
Career Counselling Workshop - (2012)
St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School organized a workshop on Career Counselling presided over by the Resource person under NIE, Mr. Jitin Chawla. He guided the girls of class X to opt for the appropriate stream according to their aptitude, interest and future prospects. Students participated actively by asking questions and getting involved in group discussions. The workshop provided a clear idea to the students to decide the stream in XI according to their interests and realize their hidden capabilities.
Electronics Workshop (19 to 20 January 2012)
SMS Girls School - Electronics Workshop : Click to EnlargeElectronic Workshop : Learn by doing it Our school organized level-3 of electronic workshop on 19-20 January 2012. Students of IX and X attended the workshop.

Students were introduced to the world of transistors and amplifiers. Students learnt while playing with electronic components.

Students actively participated in circuits making and discussions. Systematic and interesting methods made learning about electronic components a good fun.

Hardware kit and rich content helped the students to build projects on their own.
Workshop on Exam Anxiety
SMS, Girls School - Workshop on Exam Anxiety
Doll making Workshop - (15 July 2011)
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The Times of India organized a “Doll Making Workshop” for class VII students of St’ Marks Girls Sr. Sec. School. Ms. Silky Khanna, The Times of India Consultant taught students how to make exquisite dolls. They used pastel sheets, ice cream sticks and satin ribbons. They enthusiastically and deftly decorated the lovely dolls that they made. Their creativity and innovation was exhibited through their work.
Beed making Workshop - (13 July 2011)
SMS Girls School - Beed making Workshop : Click to EnlargeA Workshop to teach students of class IV to make beads was organized by NIE as a creative venture of the NIE programme undertaken by TOI. It was an interesting interaction between the resource person and the students.


They were taught to make colorful beads and lovely flowers out of clay. Daintly beads and buds were tied into trendy necklaces which are in vogue these days. Students took part in this workshop enthusiastically.


Little girls used their own imagination and creativity in making necklaces. Their aesthetic kastes were appreciated by al. It was a very beneficial learning experience for the students.