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Educational Camp to Mashobra - (18 to 21 May 2017)
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A group of 131 students of classes VI to VIII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh accompanied by their teacher incharges attended an Adventure camp to Mashobra from 18 May, 2017 to 21 May, 2017. They stayed at Wild Woods Camp and participated in various activities like rock climbing, rappling, zip line, hangman, mountain biking, etc. with full zeal and enthusiasm. They played some exciting games like catapult making, catching a loop, tic tac toe, balloon throwing, etc. These activities really helped them to gain confidence, to respect nature and to survive in the wilderness.
Astronomy Club : Night Sky Observation - (25 March 2017)
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It was an exciting fun filled evening with lots of adventure for the students.
Visit to the Traffic Training Park - (14 March 2017)
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Visit to the Traffic Training Park : Click to EnlargeStudents of Class I of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh were taken to the Traffic Training Park in Punjabi Bagh on 14 March, 2017. They were shown the model of a helicopter and an aircraft kept there.

The children were explained the road signs and traffic rules by the teachers followed by a lunch in the lawn. It was a good learning experience for the children as they learnt the importance of road safety.
Visit to Digital Museum of Mahatma Gandhi - (13 and 14 January 2017)
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A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”

The birth of Mahatma Gandhi marked a revolution in the world history – and the visit to ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra’ or ‘The Digital Gandhi Museum’ by the students of IX, X and XI of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 13 and 14 January, 2017, proved to be helpful in augmenting their knowledge about this revolutionary man, his ideas and contributions in achieving Indian Independence. The techno savvy way of representing Gandhian ideas and work intrigued the students a lot.
Excursion to Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti Bhawan and Gandhi Smriti - (17 November 2016)
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Students of Class IV of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went for an excursion to Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti Bhawan and Gandhi Smriti on 17 November, 2016. They first went to the Nehru Planetarium for the show where they learnt about the universe. Then they were taken to the museums where they learnt about the lives of our great leaders - Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaha rLal Nehru. Children were excited and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It was an amazing experience for them.
Educational Trip to Gandhi Smriti, Teen Murti and Nehru Planetarium - (3 November 2016)
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Gandhi Smriti is a poignant memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. Teen Murti is the former residence of the first Prime Minister of India Shri. JawaharLal Nehru. Children got a chance to see the possessions of Gandhiji and Chacha Nehru. Both the places conserve the history of the Indian Independence struggle.

In Nehru Planetarium students got to see the Audio - Visual show in the auditorium. They were mesmerized to know how the universe was created with the Big Bang. They came to know more about the planets and constellations. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was indeed a memorable day.
Picnic to Bal Bhavan for Class I - (26 October 2016)
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Wonderful Wednesday was made even more wonderful for students of Class I of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 26 October, 2016 as a picnic to ‘Bal Bhavan’ was planned for them. All the children were excited and thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the aquarium showing fishes like tiger shark, silver shark, carp and pirahnas and scenes from our rich heritage created with dolls. Story telling, interaction and instructions in the Traffic Training Park were very informative.

The train ride which took them through the states of India ended with singing and other activities. The little bundles of joy also enjoyed the swings, slides and bird watching. They were full of energy even on the journey back to school and enjoyed the snacks given to them.
Trip to Bal Bhavan for Class III - (25 October 2016)
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Students of Class III of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went to National Bal Bhavan on 25 October, 2016. To enhance their creative potential they did activities based on creative art and environment. They visited the National Museum where they saw Gaurav Gatha. They also visited the Traffic park, Mini Aviary and the Aquarium. They were thrilled to see different birds, animals and fishes. They enjoyed the ride in the Mini Train which was the main attraction. It was an enjoyable trip.
Visit to Bal Bhavan for Class II - (21 October 2016)
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The students of Class II of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went to Bal Bhavan on 21 October, 2016. They saw the Jawahar Museum and Aquarium. They enjoyed a story telling session and learnt about Warli Art. They saw different kinds of birds in the mini zoo and were made aware about traffic rules in the traffic park. They had a great time on a toy train too.
Trip to Jodhpur - the blue city of Rajasthan - (4 to 18 October 2016)
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A group of 47 students from Class VI to VIII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, led by Principal Ms. A. Aggarwal, visited Jodhpur from 14 October to 18 October, 2016. It was an educational trip wherein the students learnt about the Rajasthani Culture and traditions. They also visited the heritage sites such as Mehrangarh Fort, Osian Village, Mandore gardens and the Umaid Palace. The magic of Jodhpur- its rich heritage, colourful culture, glistening sand dunes, makes it a destination nonpareil.
Delhi Darshan for Class III - (14 September 2016)
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Students of Class III of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh visited various places of tourist attraction like the Qutub Minar which is a great masterpiece of Mughal architecture, the India Gate, a war memorial and the Lotus temple which is a Bahai's place of worship on 14 September, 2016. This trip was enjoyable and imparted knowledge to students.
LiveJam Breakfree Tour’16 - (26 August 2016)
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On 26 August, 2016, 15 member team from LiveJam performed for Class VIII students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh as a part of their Break Free tour to sensitise students on dealing life with optimism with the power of music. Band members shared their personal experiences of overcoming stress, limitations with never a 'lose hope' attitude. The students enjoyed and imbibed the essence of this wonderful exposure.
A Visit to National Museum - (18 May 2016)
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Museums are a portal to the past which bring alive history and make it a memorable experience.

22 students of classes IX and X of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh alongwith their teacher incharge visited the National Museum on 18 May, 2016 to commemorate the International Museum Day. It was an enjoyable and truly educational experience as the students saw artefacts from Indus Valley Civilization, Mauryan Dynasty, miniature paintings of Rajasthan and musical instruments, nuministics and exhibits through a guided tour.
Visit to the Metro Museum - (29 March 2016)
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The museum also showcased an extensive section on the construction of the metro and the problems encountered during the process. It was a great learning process for the students as well as the teachers.
Educational Excursion to Amritsar - (18 and 19 March 2016)
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St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh - Educational Excursion to Amritsar : Click to EnlargeThe students of Class V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went for an educational excursion to the holy city of Amritsar on 18 and 19 March 2016. The itinerary included a visit to the Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh and the world famous Sikh shrine Harmandir Sahib or the Golden Temple.

The students enjoyed various educational activities during the trip and learnt a lot.
Annual Picnic - (February 2016)
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The students of classes I and V went for picnics to Fun and Food Village. They enjoyed unlimited rides, danced and relished the lunch and students of classes VI - XII visited Adventure Island. The students enjoyed themselves with fun filled rides, magic shows, performance by the acrobats and had fun dancing too.
A Visit to the Haiderpur Water Treatment Plant - (20 January 2016)
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The plant is one of the biggest in Asia and is spread over a very large area with beautiful trees and birds like peacock. It was overall a wonderful experience.
A Visit to President’s House - (17 January 2016)
Twenty two students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh visited Rashtrapati Bhawan on 17 January, 2016. It was made by Lutyen and Herbert Baker for British Viceroys. The main entrance comprised of a major staircase and this led to a majestic Darbar Hall where Presidents and Prime Ministers take oath. There was a splendid Ashoka Hall which had beautiful Persian paintings. Kitchen museum, marble museum, dining hall, light indicating butler system were other significant places which manifested its beauty. Students were also shown beautiful Mughal Garden. Over all the visit was highly informative.
Visit to National Science Centre - (22 & 23 December 2015)
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A scientific session on ‘Gel electrophoresis’ was held there. Students got a chance to try their hands on the procedure individually and could relate their concepts of theory to the practical aspects of ‘gel electrophoresis’ used in DNA fingerprinting and many other procedures.
Trip to Tirthan Valley : The Mother Retreat - (6 to 12 October 2015)
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67 students of classes VII to XII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh alongwith their teacher incharges attended an adventure camp located at the lap of majestic Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh from 6 to 12 October, 2015. The students enjoyed both physical and mental activities like treks, river crossing and rappling along with daily sessions of ‘Memory Enhancement’. The highlight of the trip was visit to Jalori Pass (at about 11,000 ft.) and Gaedhar Waterfall. They had a wonderful time which made them more confident, independent and responsible. The students returned with a bagful of memories and fresh garden fruits, especially the exotic ‘Japanese Fruit’.
Visit to Religious Places for Class I - (7 October 2015)
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The students of Class I of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh were taken to three places of worship i.e., a Temple, Gurudwara and Church on 7 October, 2015 to sensitise them towards the customs of different religions. They offered prayers to seek the blessings of God for their friends, family and school.
Educational Excursion - (2 September 2015)
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The students of Class IV were taken on an educational excursion on 2 September, 2015 to historical and religious places like Red Fort, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Sacred Heart Cathedral and Birla Mandir. The teachers provided the relevant information about the places of visit and also conducted a quiz thereafter.

Educational Visit to Monuments - (1 September 2015)
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Children of Class III of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went on an educational trip on 1 September, 2015 to Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple and India Gate. They also saw important places like Purana Qila, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Vijay Chowk, Rajpath, Teen Murti Bhavan, Nehru Planetarium, Barah Murti and important government office buildings.
Quiz on Tourist Places of India - (27 August 2015)
Keeping the motto “Your knowledge, My Knowledge becomes Our Knowledge” the Inquisitive Club of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh conducted An Inter House Multimedia Quiz for students of classes VI to VIII on 27 August, 2015. The teachers were the quiz masters.
Visit to Places of Worship for Class II - (26 and 27 August 2015)
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We take learning outside the classroom. Hence, students of Class II of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went on a visit to places of worship on 26 and 27 August, 2015. It was highly valuable educational experience as the students gained knowledge about a temple, a gurudwara and a church. On returning to the school the students expressed their feelings through colours by making beautiful drawings about their visit.
Rocket Launch at Innovation Centre, National Science Centre - (24 July 2015)
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On 24 July, 2015, 20 students of Class X along with teachers Ms. N. V. Punj and Ms. I. Barua of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh attended a workshop on ‘Rocket Launch’ at the Innovation Centre, National Science Centre.

The students learnt the principle behind rocket launching and made replicas of rockets which they later launched successfully. It was a fun filled learning experience.
Aeroplanet India - (17 July 2015)
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The students of Class I of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went for a picnic to ‘Aeroplanet’ (India), Dwarka on 17 July, 2015. They engaged themselves in various physical activities like dry river crossing, Burma bridge crossing, rope climbing, etc. For many of them it was their first experience of being inside an aeroplane, especially the cockpit. The students had a splendid time and it was indeed a memorable trip.
Trekking Camp to Manali - (26 to 30 May 2015)
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Visit to National Science Centre - (10 November 2014)
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They participated in different events like sit and draw, open quiz enthusiastically.

They also attended a lecture on crystallography by Dr. Puneet Kaur (HOD of Biophysics in AIIMS).
Picnic Fun - (5 November 2014)
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The school organised a picnic for Class XII students to ‘Adventure Island’ on 5 November, 2014. The students enjoyed the fun filled rides, excellent food and of course danced their hearts out.
A Visit to Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park - (1 November 2014)
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To spread awareness towards importance of renewable energy eco club members of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh were taken to Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park, Gurgaon on 1 November, 2014.

Students attended interactive workshop on energy efficiency and importance of renewable energy. A documentary film on environment was also shown. Students learnt about various renewable energy generation methods by means of working models on wind, solar, biomass, geothermal energy and finally enjoyed riding solar cars.
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Visit to the Aeroplanet - (29 September 2014)
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Class I and II of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went for a picnic to Aeroplanet, Dwarka, Delhion 29 September, 2014. It was a fun - filled, adventurous and knowledgeable trip for the children. They did a number of activities like dry river climbing, magic show, fire drill, etc. They had a real experience of sitting in an aircraft and also felt the turbulence. The children also saw the cockpit and learnt the different ways to escape from the aircraft in case of emergency. It was a wonderful experience for the children as well as teachers.
A trip to Agra - (September 2014)
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St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh arranged for primary students to have an excursion to Agra for two days. Students of Classes III, IV and V were accompanied by their teachers. They enjoyed an extensive tour to Agra city with a visit to the world famous Taj Mahal, the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. Fatehpur Sikri added a great deal to the children’s knowledge of historical background and acquainted them better with the rich heritage ofIndia. The visit to the Agra Fort was also truly rewarding. The children were able to collect a lot of information. At each place they hadfun - filled group activities such as ‘Explore my city’, Mughalnama, Identify areas with given clues and clickedmany pictures. The students had loads of fun and enjoyed every bit of the tour to Delhi - Agra.
A Visit to the Book Fair - (23 August 2014)
A group of 14 students from ‘The Readers Society’ and the ‘Odyssey Club’ of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went to visit the Book Fair on 23 August, 2014 along with their teacher incharges. Students were exposed to the world of books and authors. Books stalls and the collection of books therein was a real feast for head and heart. Indeed it was a great experience for the entire group.
Excursion to Nehru Planetarium and Teen Murti Bhawan - (August 2014)
Students of Classes IV and V of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went for an excursion to Nehru Planetarium and Teen Murti Bhawan. Learning about the secrets of the universe through the show 'The New Solar System' enthralled the students. Further, the trip to the museum was like revisiting the pages of history. Getting to know about the life of our first Prime Minister was a good learning experience.
A Visit To The Qutab Complex and Jamali Kamali - (12 August 2014)
An educational trip to ‘The Qutab Complex and Jamali Kamali’ was organized by the Indian Traditions and Heritage Society (ITIHAAS) on 12 August 2014 for the students of Class IX of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. The Volunteers of ITIHAAS facilitated our children to connect to our roots through stories and experimental learning. The students first visited the Qutub Complex and were then taken to Jamali Kamali (Mehrauli Archeological Park) where they revisited the past to learn about our heritage by a number of activities. Our children learned how these monuments can teach us so much about architecture and the rich culture of our country.
Visit to Bal Bhavan - (24 July 2014)
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The students of classes I, II and III of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went on an educational tour to ‘Bal Bhavan’ in July 2014. They saw Jawahar Aquarium, National Children’s Museum, Gaurav Gatha Museum and the Sun Gallery. They learnt about the life of Pt. Nehru and the rich culture and heritage of India. They enjoyed rides on the Mini train and were also involved in various activities like singing, clay modelling, handicrafts and drawing.
St. Mark's students visit Vaatavaran CMS - (1 February 2014)
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29 students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, along with Ms. N. Punj and Mr. V. Verma, attended Vaatavaran CMS on 1 February 2014. It was altogether a different experience. Different programmes like Film Screening, Painting Competition, Panel Discussion, Music Festivals etc. were held simultaneously at different places. Some of the students, participated in Painting competition where they were asked to draw anything related to environment. Few students participated in an interactive session of ‘Invasive Aliens’ (Biodiversity) under the guidance of Dr. Sanjay and Dr. Babbu. They purchased organic stuff and plants. They also enjoyed watching few documentaries like ‘Under the Sky’, ‘Rescue the Animals & Nature’. They got to know about 220 species of ‘rajmah beans’ and different varieties of moases. It was a good learning experience.
Students of St. Mark’s visit Aravalli Biodiversity Park - (21 December 2013)
Students of Earth Saviours Eco Club along-with Ms. S. Kaur and Ms. M. Pathak of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, visited the Aravalli Biodiversity Park on 21 December 2013. This park is a man made forest, which used to be a mining site for making bricks. A lot of trees native to the city of Delhi have been planted in this region. As a result the bird population in the forest has increased. A lot of animals like the blue bull, jackals, rabbit and snakes are found in this region. Children were shown various herbs, shrubs, trees by the experts and told about their medicinal properties. They also learnt about the co-relation between the various organisms of the habitat. The trip was an amalgamation of pleasure and education for the students. Overall a fruitful visit !
Educational Excursion for St. Mark’s Students - (2013)
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The students of class V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, were taken to Amritsar, where they visited Wagah Border, Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. Wagah Border aroused the patriotic feelings in them. They had great time singing patriotic songs and also witnessed the ‘Retreat Ceremony’. They prayed at the Golden Temple. The students got to know the history of Jallianwala Bagh. They also saw the bullet marks and the martyr’s well.

The trip ended with four groups writing their experiences about the journey for the newsletter. Feelings of national pride, worshipping, dancing and singing made it a wonderful experience.
Trip to Ranthambore - (16 October 2013)
On 16 October 2013 members of Earth Saviours Club of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, got an opportunity to visit the Ranthambore Wild Life Sanctuary. It was a wonderfully adventurous excursion as students were able to see the relationship between abiotic and biotic components in a forest ecosystem. All the students were spellbound to see wild animals from close quarters. They observed crocodiles, peacocks, and heahens, sambar deer, spotter deer, langoors, and birds like cormorants, large egrets and eagles closely. The students also witnessed Rajasthani dances in the resort which was appreciable as they leant more about the culture of the state.
Students of St. Mark’s Meera Bagh in Jaipur - (23 to 25 September 2013)
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Students of class III of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, went on an overnight educational trip to Jaipur on 23 September 2013 and returned on 24 September 2013. The students visited the Jantar Mantar, Blue Pottery and block printing factory. In the evening they visited Chowkidhani where they enjoyed the fair and the traditional Rajasthani food. They also visited the Amer Fort and learnt a lot about its history and did shopping in abundance. They were accompanied by their class teachers and their journey mentors were from Edterra who made the trip exciting with lots of fun activities.
A visit to Sanskrit Kendra - (17 August 2013)
38 students of classes VIII & IX accompanied by Ms. P. Minocha and Ms. V. Lala, of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, visited Sanskriti Kendra on 17 August 2013. The unique environment houses 3 specialized museums namely Museum of Everyday Art of India, Museum of Indian Terracotta and Museum of Indian Textiles. These museums aim at presenting and nurturing the creative vitality of Indian art and culture. Overall an enriching experience for both students and teachers alike.
All India Trekking Camp - (3 to 14 June 2013)
N.C.C. Directorate organized an All India Trekking Camp through (though Himachal Pradesh) at Vaijnath at Paprola from 3 to 14 June 2013. 50 cadets from different schools and colleges of Delhi Directorate attended this camp. 12 Cadets from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended this camp with Ms. Preeti Sharma. During trekking they visited different places Mahakal Temple, Tashi Jong, Vaijnath Tempe, Chamunda Devi Temple, Zoo, Tibet Monastery, Billing Paragliding Point and Veer Camp. Students completed this programme with full zeal and enthusiasm and got a good knowledge of diverse culture of India.
A cherishable experience : Camp Anubhav - (31 May to 3 June 2013)
81 students of classes VIII, IX & X of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, attended a summer camp at Shimla from 31 May to 3 June 2013. The students accompanied by 8 teachers, had a taste of the natural world as they engaged themselves in various activities. It was an experiential learning holiday where the students discovered how to be independent and self-reliant after roughing it up at camp activities, which included mountain biking, trekking, rappelling, valley crossing and treasure hunt. They learnt the importance of team work and acquired new strengths by pushing themselves both physically and mentally. The height of the camp was Samba wherein the students created music with trash items. The students enjoyed every moment of the camp, be it food, activities, bon-fire, DJ - night. The students bade goodbye to the serene yet so alive atmosphere with moist eyes as they started their journey back to the bustling city life.
Dharamshala Camp - (26 to 29 May 2013)
25 students of classes VI & VII of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, went to Dharamshala for a four day trekking camp from 26 to 29 May 2013. The students participated with zeal and enthusiasm in various activities like rock climbing, rappelling, zip line, tent pitching and learnt about first aid. They enjoyed the long and challenging trek to Mcleod Ganj. It was a great learning experience for students and teachers. It was a well organized trip by the Ed Terra group.
Annual Staff Picnic - (22 February 2013)
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, organized the annual staff picnic on 22 February 2013 in ‘Kingdom of Dreams’. The day long picnic saw the teachers enjoying – eating and shopping. There was music and masti too for everyone as the teachers took to the dance floor by storm. The dance floor was exclusively reserved for the staff of St. Mark’s. It was indeed a rejuvenating experience for all teachers.
St. Mark's students enjoy Annual Picnic - (8 to 12 February 2013)
The students of Classes I to V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh were taken on Annual Picnic from 8th to 12th February 2013 to Fun ‘n’ Food village. It is an ideal amusement park for students to spend the day. All the joy rides such as mono rail, flying carpet were fun filled. After the lunch there was a Dance competition wherein all the students as well as the teachers participated and won prizes. The students had great fun!
Students of St. Mark's visit Science Express Biodiversity Special Train - (3 December 2012)
Students of primary and middle wing of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, visited the Biodiversity Special Train at Delhi Cantt. Railway Station on 3 December 2012 and got a unique opportunity to see Indian biodiversity i.e. flora and fauna. The train also had a Science Lab where simple experiments were demonstrated to the students including water sample test. Paryavaran Mitra conducted Painting Competition for the students wherein students made posters on themes like “Save Fuel, Save Money” and “Energy and Environment”.
Trip to Agra : Love Unbound - (18 to 19 September 2012)
30 Students of Class V went on an excursion to Agra and Fatehpur Sikri on 18th and 19th September, 2012. Students enjoyed the fun filled activities such as constructing a Mughal Tree, clicking photographs and locating the sites with the help of clue cards. Merit certificates were awarded to the winners and participation certificates were given to all. They were also taken to a Marble factory where they learnt about the art of ‘Inlay work on Marble’. On the whole it was a memorable experience which enhanced the knowledge of the students about the art, architecture, history and culture of the Mughal Era.
Students of St. Mark's at 'Kingdom of Dreams' - (21 to 24 August 2012)
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St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, organized a fun trip to ‘Kingdom of Dreams’, Gurgaon, for students of classes I to V from 21st to 24th August 2012. KOD, a spectacular world of unparalled imagination showcases the Indian culture, architecture, cuisine, crafts and tradition under a skydome. The students were fascinated by every nook and corner of the area. The live performances of the traditional folk dances of various states and the magical show enthralled everyone. They have also created an artificial beach where the children enjoyed themselves. It was a lively experience and the students cherished it.
Students of St. Mark's visited Parle-G Factory - (11 August 2012)
Students accompanied by teacher Ms. Jyotika of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, went for an educational visit to the Bahadurgarh branch of Parle-G factory on 11 August 2012. It helped the students to understand their topics of Project Work i.e. how the situation are handled practically.

Students noticed how the work is carried on in factories. First of all video was shown on various procedures to make different products mechanically like toffees, chips and various kinds of biscuits manufactured by Parle G like Monaco, Krackjack, Hide & Seek etc. Secondly they took a round in the factory, to see how work is actually carried out in semi-automatic machines i.e. from the process of mixing, moulding and final packaging.

A group query session was taken up by the Assistant Marketing Manager of the company Ms. Ekta Yadav and the HR Manager Ms. Parmeshwari who told them about the actual work and problems they face in regular working of the company. They answered many queries related to marketing, training, development and other management areas. In total, the visit was great and an enormous experience with lots of practical knowledge apart from the normal text books.
St. Mark's Meera Bagh students visit Science Express Biodiversity Train - (7 June 2012)
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On 7th June, 2012, sixteen students of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, visited Safdarjung Railway Station to witness the Science Express Biodiversity Train. Science Express - Biodiversity Special is an innovative and unique mobile exhibition mounted on a specially designed 16 coach AC train, which will be traveling across India from 5 June - 22 December 2012.

The current decade (2011-2020) has been declared as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity and United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. The exhibition aboard the train, therefore, is based on the theme 'Biodiversity'. The Science Express - Biodiversity Special is a collaborative initiative of Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India.
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The exhibition aimed to showcase the wide array of biodiversity in the country and the conservation measures adopted thereof. The exhibition also showcased aspects of Climate Change, Water, Energy Conservation, Environment and Legacy of the Science Express.

Students enjoyed learning about cutting-edge research in Science; explained through interesting audio-visual exhibits and interactive tools. They even performed experiments in the Joy of Science hands on lab and were awarded certificates for the same.
SMS Rocks Nainital - (2 June 2012)
On 2 June 2012, 56 students along with 5 teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, set up for a journey of 4 days 3 nights "Jungle Camping" - 3 kilometers from Nainital; organized by Rocksport, named as Camp Anubhav. The camping included adventures like rock-climbing, rappeling, caving, night trekking and valley-crossing. There was great enthusiasm among children who not only put a brave front for these activities but were also so thrilled throughout that they woke up before the morning call every day. These activities helped them to boost up their will power, strength, stamina and self-confidence. Various other games and "Samba" inculcated the spirit of "team-work" in them.
Adventure camp to Rajgarh - (27 to 30 May 2012)
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body it is also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. Keeping this aspect in mind, St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, organized an Adventure Camp for students of classes IX & X, at Rajgarh, Himachal Pradesh, from 27 May to 30 May 2012.
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Away from the hustle-bustle of our city life, 52 students, alongwith 5 teachers attended Camp Bodhisattva, in company of the best of the six doctors : sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet. The four day camp included activities like Rock Climbing, rappelling, River Crossing and Commando Training. While such activities helped the students to check their physical fitness, the Adventure Trek made them realize the importance of walking as one of the fitness mantras. It was a tough trek up the hill but at the end of it, the sight of fresh fruits being churned into jam at the Bhuria Jam Factory made them forget their uphill task. They also enjoyed the bonfire and not to forget the delicious and healthy food served everyday. On the day of their departure from the camp, the students were also sensitized about their duties towards nature, as they cleaned their tents to ensure that there was no plastic littered anywhere. They came back with fond memories and photographs and left behind their footprints only.
Visit to Jim Corbett (14 to 15 April 2012)
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30 Children of the Earth Saviours Eco Club and Companimals club went to Corbett National Park, Nainital on 14th and 15th April 2012. The group stayed at most scenic “Aromya Wild Resort.” The group went around the park and got to see some small animals like porcupine and barking deers. We also had a wonderful trek to a waterfall which was about 5 Km. It was a soothing and relaxing experience for people of an over populated and polluted city to experience the solitude, greenery and calm of jungle amidst majestic Sal and Sangwan trees.
St. Mark's students enjoy Annual Picnic - (9 to 14 February 2012)
The students of classes I to V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, were taken on annual picnic from 9 to 14 February 2012 to Fun ‘n’ Food village. Students enjoyed all the rides and had a lot of fun and frolic. There was a dance competition wherein all the students as well as the teachers participated and won prizes of their talents. It was fun filled experience for all of them.
Class 7 at CAMP TIKKLING
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A day in Delhi
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Destination Dubai
SMS, Meerabagh - Trip to Dubai : Click to EnlargeThirty students from classes VIII, IX and X of St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Meera Bagh lead by Principal Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Educational Supervisor Ms. Ritika Anand, Ms. Manpreet Kang and Ms. Lakshmi Srinivas went on an excursion to Dubai. The five day trip was packed with entertainment, excitement, education and adventure in the form of Dhow (boat) cruise, Desert Safari with a good measure of Bedouin camp experience and local culture (folk dances), Aqua venture at Atlantis, Palm Jumeira the haven for the Rich and the Famous and shopping expeditions to Diera City Centre, Dubai Mall, Mercato Mall ( Italian architecture) and Merdiff City Centre.

The students, under the supervision of the Ms. Christine from Ed Terra, were guided to create a Photo book covering various aspects of the city. A workshop on nuances of basic photography with Mr. Farookh, an eminent photographer in Dubai and a Styling Session with Ms. Poonam a renowned make-up artist (of SlumDog Millionaire fame) added value to the trip.
A trip to Amritsar for Class IV - (23 to 24 September 2011)
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An educational trip to Amritsar was organized for students of class IV of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, on 23rd and 24th September 2011. They were taken on sightseeing to Durgayana Temple and Golden Temple which is believed to be a replica of the Durgayana Temple. The students witnessed the ceremony at Wagah Border and found the experience exhilarating and unique.

The students were astonished to see the bullet marks in the Jalianwala Bagh and wanted to know more about the history of the Jalianwala Bagh. The students enjoyed the trip and looked forward to share their experience with their friends and parents back home.
An Educational trip to Agra for Class III - (7 September 2011)
Students of class III of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec.Public School, Meera Bagh, went on an educational trip to Agra on 7 September 2011. It was a fun filled educational trip. Through various interesting activities, the students were exposed to the facts related to the world famous monument – Taj Mahal, magnificent city – Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort. The students presented their findings using media savvy educational activities. Learning and fun were combined together and the students discovered a city which has been a centre of attraction for tourists from all over the world.
Students of St. Mark’s Meera Bagh in Jaipur - (29 to 30 August 2011)
A group of 72 students of class V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, were taken on an educational tour to Jaipur on 29 and 30 August 2011. The students were exposed to the rich historical and cultural heritage of Rajasthan. There were many team-based activities. The students visited Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort.

The experience and stay at the ethnic resort Chokhi Dhani turned out to be a very exciting experience for the students. A hands-on workshop on Blue Pottery and Block Printing was also organized for the students. The team from V-C were crowned the “Royal Rajputs” at the end of the tour.
Sojourn to Kingdom of Dreams - (16 August 2011)
The ultimate entertainment and leisure destination was the magnificent Kingdom of Dreams, where the students of classes III to V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went on 16 August, 2011. The students were spellbound, keenly observing the magnificent structures that towered above them. The huge, blue, artificial sky roof and the spot lights were particularly attention – catching. The students were delightful to observe the different folk performances. They were also mesmerized with spectacular presentation – ‘Acromania – The Great Mongolian Circus’ inside ‘Nautanki Mahal’. The artists performed acts inspired by Mongolian culture, using a combination of dancing, acting, acrobatics and juggling.
Students of St. Mark's at Kingdom of Dreams - (29 July 2011)
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M. D. Stael said the above words when he was told to comment on ‘Travelling to new countries’. Keeping the above inspiration in mind, St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, organized an edutainment trip to ‘Kingdom of Dreams’, Gurgaon, on 29 July 2011 for students of classes VI to VIII alongwith their teachers. The magnificent lotus-shaped entrance transported all of them to kingdom of a beautiful dream. The Cultural Gully depicting various states like Punjab, Mumbai, West Bengal, Goa, Tripura, Kerala and Rajasthan depicting their aesthetic wares were most inviting.

The folk dances of Punjab, Kathakali, Manipur, Gujarat and Maharashtra were most appealing.

Students were taken to the ‘Nautanki Mahal’ to witness ‘Acromania’ – the Great Mongolian Circus. The skilful acrobats, the colourful and jovial jokers, trapeze artists, jugglers and the gymnast dancers won everyone’s heart. Inclusion of students in the acrobatic tricks, kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

After leaving the Nautanki Mahal, the students and the teachers once again were back into the Cultural Gully and wholeheartedly indulged in shopping.
N.C.C. Himachal Trekking Camp (6 June to 21 June 2011)
Himachal Directorate organized an adventurous trekking camp at Caprola, Himachal Pradesh from 6 June, 2011 to 21 June, 2011. It was a national level camp. 11 states participated in this camp. From Delhi Directorate 45 cadets from different schools and colleges attended this camp. 7 cadets of class XI from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec Public School, Meera Bagh attended the camp. They stayed at different places like Caprola, Beer, Baijnath, etc. they used to trek about 12 to 15 km daily. They also visited different places like Asia’s biggest monastery, Baijnath Temple, etc. They learnt a lot. They took overall training under Army staff.

They enjoyed the camp with great zeal and enthusiasm.
Adventure Camp in Haathipaon, Mussoorie (17 to 20 May 2011)
The poetry of the earth is never dead. - John Keats
Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, 60 students of St. Mark's, Meera Bagh along with their teachers participated in the Adventure Camp from 17th May to 20th May 2011, in Haathipaon, Mussoorie. This camp site was located in the lap of nature. The students did trekking to places like George Everest peak and the Jwala Devi temple. Crossing the commando bridge and burma bridge were a few of the confidence building exercises, in this leadership camp .Rock climbing, which is a physically and mentally demanding sport, tested the strength, endurance, agility and balance of the participants. Our students climbed a rock as high as 30 meters and came down the rock using the rappelling technique. They were also taught map reading and the use of a compass.

The four day camp ended with a cultural bonanza in which the students performed hilarious plays and a few dances. The highlight of the evening was a play "Andher Nagari, Chaupat Raja" presented by all the teachers, for their students.

This adventure camp will surely be a part of everyone's cherished memories for long.
Visit to Kingdom of Dreams (26 March 2011)
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It was a kaleidescope of India’s cultural diversity. There were 14 state pavilions representing the food, art and craft and customs of that particular state. The themed restaurants and street bars brought out the essence of an era gone by. The teachers enjoyed the various Indian cuisines.

The live performances of the traditional folk dances of various states was a treat to watch. It is truly a spectacular world of unparalled imagination.
Students of St. Mark's visit Archaelogical Park (11 February 2011)
A group of 80 students accompanied by three teachers of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, went for an excursion organized by the Indian Express, to Mehrauli Archaeological Park, on 11 February 2011. They visited Balban’s Tomb which had Indo-Islamic architectural designs which is the first to have a true arch with keystone. They visited the Jamali-Kamali Mosque which had beautiful archaeological designs, and verses written on the walls. All this gave the mosque a mystic look. They then made their way over Metcalfe’s Bridge, a folly with a dome and arches. They also visited stepwell named ‘Rajaon-ki-Baoli’. The tour guide enlightened them about the interesting facts. It was indeed a memorable trip.
St. Mark's Students attends Adventure Island
Picnic for students of classes I to V was organized by St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. Students were taken to the Adventure Island where they enjoyed the rides like ‘Z-force’, ‘jungle safari’ and ‘striking cars’. They also enjoyed the various magic tricks in the Magic Show. They also liked the bioscope in Adventure Island where 3D images of various exotic destinations like Europe, Goa etc were shown. Children enjoyed playing around and they had a lot of fun and frolic.
A day in Delhi (20 to 24 November 2010)
Edtera Conducted an excursion trip for class VI & VII to the historical locations of Red Fort and Qutab Minar on 20 and 24 November 2010 respectively. Students enjoyed the experiential journey – stopping for a brief introduction at every architectural marvel within the complex or warm-up activities or squatting on the greens for the lovely spread of food. They actively participated in activities encouraging creative thinking and perception like ‘Create Your Own Empire’, ‘Treasure Hunt’ was a breathtaking search for information on the buildings which left no corner untrodden. The most deserving team of the day received merit certificates from Edtera.
A fun-filled Educational Trip to Amritsar (24 to 25 September 2010)
The students of classes IV and V of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went to visit the holy and historical city of Amritsar on 24 – 25 September 2010. It was fun – filled, educational and exciting trip. The students visited Wagah Border, where they witnessed the Flag Retreat ceremony of India and Pakistan. The students and teachers also became the part of the ceremony as they ran with the National Flag till the Indian Gate at the border. The whole atmosphere was filled with excitement and thrill and a lot of patriotism was seen amongst all present there. At night the students had a gala time at the party, in the hotel where Tambola rounds and dance competition was held. Next morning there was a visit to the histoirical Jalianwala Bagh where the students were informed about the monuments and they also paid tribute to the ones who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India. Thereafter, everyone visited the Golden Temple and offered prayers. The students were really excited to see the architecture of the temple. Finally the trip concluded with the shopping to the nearby market. The whole experience was really enjoyable.
Excursion to Jaipur (17 September 2010)
The students of Class III of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went on an educational trip to Jaipur on 17 September 2010. The stay was at Chokhi Dhani Resort. On the first day various places were visited like Albert Hall Museum, Birla Temple , etc. In the evening the students saw puppet show, magic show and enjoyed on swings. The next day visit included Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and Amber Fort. The students were then taken to a government emporium where they enjoyed shopping.

The trip was very enriching and a learning experience for the children. They enjoyed the trip and their stay at Chokhi Dhani.
St. Mark’s students visit DMS (Delhi Milk Sheme)
Students of class VIII along with Science teachers of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, visited Delhi Milk Scheme, West Patel Nagar on 17 July 2010. Through live demonstration, they learnt about pasteurization and packaging of milk. They were also informed about how milk can be adulterated.
Students of St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh Travel to Finland and Estonia (Summer Vacations - 2010)
Come summer vacation and it was time for students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, to experience foreign shores. 15 students with a teacher, Mrs. Geeta Rajan visited Kaarina High School, Finland. They stayed with the host families. During their one week stay, they attended classes and learnt Finnish and Swedish at the school. Also during the week the Indian students took part in a variety of activities and visited many places. The students had the experience of the traditional Finnish Sauna, went for a nature trail walk, competed in the Amazing Race, tried their hand in Finnish Baseball, went for a guided tour to the neighbouring city of Turku and last but not the least were part of the amazing treasure hunt. Thus, the students got a real taste of Finnish culture.

The Indian students also visited Helsinki, the capital of Finland. They then took the ferry to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia where they visited Lasnamae Gymnasium.
ST. MARK'S STUDENTS IN THAILAND (17 to 21 May 2010)
Three teachers and thirty three students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh went on an excursion trip to Thailand-The Land of White Elephants from May 17 to May 21, 2010.The 36 member group had a memorable experience in Pattaya- a well known fishing town near the sea in Thailand and a sought after tourist destination. The tour was a well balanced amalgam of work and recreation .The visiting spots chosen were Nong Nooch Village which displayed Thai culture and tradition, Elephant show, and Flora and Fauna of the region), The Million Year Stone Park with a breath taking Crocodile Farm, Floating Market, Dream World- A Theme park for children the highlight of which was the Snow Town, Coral Island (with Parasailing, Banana boat ride, Speed boat ride and Sea bike rafting),World’s largest Gem Factory (with a ride in a mono rail viewing formation , mining, refining, cutting, setting and display of gems). A photo book, authored by the students, capturing all salient features of the trip took shape simultaneously. The visit to The Land of Smiles will surely be recalled with a smile by all the members of the group.
ST. MARK'S STUDENTS IN SINGAPORE (28 April to 9 May 2010)
Four students, alongwith the Vice Principal Ms. Veena Wahi, of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh, took part in the MI-World International Conference from 28 April 2010 to 9 May 2010, at Millennia Institute in Singapore. There were nine participating countries from all over the world, which included Argentina, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Indonesia, Sweden, Singapore and India. It was a matter of pride that the school was selected to represent India, at such a conference. The objective of this conference was to give exposure to the students about the ‘Education System’ followed in different parts of the world, and at the same time, to strengthen the ties of friendship amongst the participating nations. The students stayed with the host families, attended school everyday, right from the assembly to the class room sessions, which proved to be a great learning experience. They also toured around Singapore with teachers and other students. They visited the Singapore Zoo, the Concert Hall – Esplanade where they had an amazing race. They also visited the popular Sentosa Island, little India and China Town. The best part of their learning experience, was the Adventure Camp where they took a nature walk, alongwith various physical activities like flying fox.

At the opening ceremony, presided over by the Mayor of Singapore students from the participating countries showcased their culture. Our students presented the famous ‘Kal Beliya’ dance from Rajasthan.

Altogether, it was an enriching experience for the students as they learned a lot and at the same time got a chance to shed the poverty – stricken image of India to showcase a progressive nation in its place.

The students who were part of this conference were :

Anish Sharma (XB), Danish Girdhar (XF), Vanya Bhatnagar (XC) and Manvi Mahajan (XC).
KAMP KALSI
Kamp Kalsi / Leadership camp was organised at Padampuri from 19th to 23rd May 2010. 63 students and 6 teachers participated in this camp from our school. The camp was located at a beautiful site with backdrop of hills and forest. It included many activities like burma bridge crossing, commmando bridge, net crawl, wriggling, tarzan crossing, rappling, raft building, trekking, bonfire and village interaction.

Our students whole heartedly participated in each and every activity'. The camp really helped in inculcating leadership qualities in the students.
JAIPUR ENTHRALLS STUDENTS
Students at Amer Fort : St. Mark's School, DelhiStudents of classes III & IV along with five teachers went to Jaipur. They visited a number of tourist places. They were enthralled on seeing the majestic Amer Fort and the Albert Museum.

Visiting Monuments in Jaipur (Class IV) -  : St. Mark's School, DelhiThey were also taken to a factory where various things were made out of hand made paper and sold in the market.

The trip was informative, enjoyable and fun filled.
STUDENTS IN UDAIPUR
Students at Udaipur : St. Mark's School, DelhiStudents of classes VI, VI and VIII went on an educational trip to Udaipur and Chittorgarh. They were taken to Chittorgarh Fort where history came alive with the vivid description of the Fort, its architecture and the events attached to it.

The next day, the students were shown the Udaipur City or the White City, as it is popularly called. The majesty and grandeur of the City Palace was breathtaking and the view of Lake Palace and Uday Vilas was equally enchanting.

The evenings were full of fun and entertainment with the local artists performing folk dances and Puppet Shows. Overall, it was an interesting and enlightening trip for the students as well as the accompanying staff members.
A VISIT TO SANJAY GANDHI ANIMAL CARE CENTRE
Some of our students visited the 'Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre' at Tagore Garden, New Delhi on 28 September 2009. The members of 'Companimals Club' were the fortunate few. They were warmly welcomed to the centre. Ms. Ambika Shukla, an excellent guide gave a brief introduction to the teachers and students about the animal centre and asked them to explore the same. She emphasized on certain topics like being a vegetarian, adopting Indian dogs and not foreign breeds, not keeping aquariums at home and other issues related to the environment. They gained knowledge about vaccination of animals, their breeds and saw their hospital, I.C.U and X-Ray Room. They were also told not to cage animals and allow them to live freely. It was an enlightening experience for all of them and it inculcated in them the need to extend a hand of love and care towards all animals.
EDUCATIONAL EXCURSION FOR ST. MARK'S STUDENTS
An educational trip to AMRITSAR was organized for students of Class V of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh on 28 & 29 August 2009. They were given an extensive guided tour of the Jallianwala Bagh and the Golden Temple. They were told about the religious history of the place and also about the patriotic fervour in the natives of Punjab.

The students was witnessed the Retreat Ceremony and Parade by BSF Jawans at the Wagah Border. The trip was an enjoyable and knowledgeable experience for the students as well as the escorting teacher.
STUDENTS OF SMS, MEERA BAGH ATTEND CAMP - ANUBHAV
A group of 32 students of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh along with 3 teachers attended camp - Anubhav during the summer vacations at Padampuri near Bhimtal. They were captivated by the scenic beauty of that place. The activities during Shooting, Water Sports (Rafting) and Night Trekking.

It was an exciting and enriching experience for the students as the activities really boosted their confidence level.
STUDENTS VISIT RELIGIOUS PLACES
The students of classes IV & V of the Exploration Club of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh were taken for various religious places on a visit. First they were taken to St. Gregorious Church where they were shown around by a member of the Church. Later they were taken to a Gurudwara adjacent to the Church where they were shown the Holy book of Sikhs. The last stop was the Sanatan Dharam Mandir. The trip instilled in them respect for all religious and emphasized the fact that India is a secular country where various religious co-exist peacefully.
STUDENTS ENJOY ANNUAL PICNIC
The students of classes I to V were taken on the annual picnic between 27 January 2009 to 29 January 2009. The venue was Fun ‘n’ Food Village. All the students and even tiny tots of class I enjoyed all the possible rides and had a lot of fun. There was a dance competition as well and many students and teachers won prizes for their dancing talents. The students of classes VI to IX and XI were taken to Adventure Island in the month of February and it was indeed an enthralling experience for all of them.