Take a picture!
The Photography Challenge was a good initiative for Grade VI and VII students to showcase their hands-on camera skills. They also learned the effects of light, the angle of the object, and the various view perspectives. Grade VIIB Ranya’s photography is selected as the best.
Students of Grades IV and V were challenged to balance their steps and lemon equally and those who could make it happen beautifully are Ahil Merchant of Grade IVA and Akshitha Reddy of Grade VA.
THE WONDER OF NATURE
Nature! Nature! So lush and green
The wonder of wonder anyone has seen
So cool, calm full of life
Makes us forget all our strife
Think of forests full of trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Don’t cut them down and build a tower
Wait for ages to get a shower
The birds that chirp high in the sky
We can’t imitate them however hard we try
Learn how to wonder at nature
Do what you can to save nature
So that everyone can see the nurture in the future
THE FRIENDSHIP TREE
Oh! What joy it is to have friends
For giving me strength
For lifting me up when I am feeling down
And for putting a smile on my face
Friendship is like a beautiful garden
The more you put into it the more it grows
You helped me laugh
You dried my tears
Because of you I have no fears
Days cheer up when we are together
We have such lovely time forever
Thank you for being with me
Your friendship means a lot to me…..
OH! THE WATER
Oh, the water, oh the water,
There is lot of you on earth,
There is lot of you in me.
Oh, the water, fishes swim in you
I swim in you.
Oh, the water, I drink you,
Animals drink you too.
Oh, the water, you drop down from the sky,
And you drop in from the taps.
Oh, the water, I bathe with you,
And my dolls too.
Everyone uses you!
SIYA SUKRUTHI, STAGE 1
Today I woke up with happiness
I woke up with joy
I put all my stress behind me
I chose to be different
I chose to be above all
I became resistant to all forms of sorrow
But, right then, at that moment –
Reality set in –
The reality that I was human
With human feelings and a human heart
A heart that laughed, that cried,
That was happy and that was dark
But more so than anything else,
A heart that carried doubt
The doubt whether this was the last time
It would laugh, cry, get happy and dark
For the right reasons.
A heart that held grief
For those moments it ever cherished
Pondering whether beautiful things
Always ended up to be beautiful
A heart that drowned in its own doom
When its valves now contracted and relaxed,
Not to live, but to die every day-
Die every day remembering that this might be the last time
It ever beat for the right reasons.
JAYAGIRI KASHVI RANGAMAI, X A
KANNHA & THE FINGERLESS THIEF
Dear friends let me tell you a story about a small boy named Kannha.
Far,far away there was a peaceful village named Gurukul.The villagers there didn’t even know what crime was . There lived a boy named Kannha. He was very smart and close to his brother Balram and two friends. The villagers were very caring and hardworking people.
One day a thief entered their village. He had a small purple bottle with a magical liquid that could help him transform into a different character, but only if he chanted a spell.
After chanting the spell each time, he drank from the bottle and changed himself into someone new. This way he was able to steal all valuables from the villagers.
One day a lady was heard shouting at the top of her voice, “Somebody in the shop just stole my necklace!”
“An old man stole all my money!”, yelled a man .A big crowd gathered in front of the chief’s house.
Kannha was standing beside a tree listening to all this chaos. He asked everyone to describe the thief. “A young man with a missing finger stole my jewellery,” said the lady.
“An old man with a missing finger robbed me too,” said the man.
“Then we just have to search for a person with a missing finger.” said Kannha.
The chief of the village said “We could, but there are so many people and it would take a lifetime to search all of them! What would happen if the thief tried to steal the king’s crown made with the most expensive jewels!”
Kannha stepped forward and replied “We need guards to secure the gates.”
“Kannha, you may be a naughty boy but very bright at the same time.” His father said. Kannha asked the chief if he had some time to plan for the security.
The next morning, Kannha, his brother and friends went to the museum. They saw guards with spears as sharp as a sword.”Kannha can we go in?” asked his friend. “No Madhu, we have to wait till we find the thief.”
The thief, using his potion, transformed himself into a bush and was watching everything going on.He saw the guards and as he turned his head, he saw another one sitting at a table and a sign reading “EVERY ONE MUST SHOW HIS/HER HANDS TO THE GUARDS AND THEN ENTER.”
The thief thought that they had noticed his fingers. He was scared, but then he walked behind a tree and turned himself back as a human. He made an artificial finger out of MUD & CLAY. He put it on and sealed the joint with a ring. He walked into the line and stood there waiting for his turn.
When his turn came he stretched his hands forward. Unfortunately the mud finger dropped onto the table. The guards immediately became alert. They tried to capture him but in vain. He got away!
Kannha saw the thief running away. He asked his friends and brother to help him chase the thief. The thief tried to get away but Kannha and his friends were too quick. “BALRAM go get the chief immediately!” “YES Kannha.”
Finally after a lot of time but they were successful in their task. The thief chuckled and said “How are three children going to stop me?”
“Maybe not them, but I can.” The chief said. The guards immediately arrested him at once. Kannha, his brother and friends were rewarded with gold medals and the village went back to living peacefully.
SAI BHAVYA SREE, STAGE 4