ATS Valley School invited Shri Satya Narayan Pradhan, IPS, Jharkhand cadre, 1988 batch as the expert guest speaker to address the issue of internet and computer related crimes. An interactive session was held at the school on March 8, 2017 for the students wherein Shri Pradhan briefed them about the various cyber crimes, malware, hackers as well as the other computer –disabling methods through which personal information is stolen and misused. He spoke in detail about how internet users, especially teenagers, can deal with bullies, social media harassment, profile hackers on websites/portals such as Facebook. The expert encouraged the students to join hands to protect themselves, their families and community against such threats. Sri Pradhan has held important ranks with the Indian Police Services and is the recipient of the IPM (Indian Police Medal) and the PPM (President’s Police Medal). He has played an instrumental role in setting up a state of the art cyber security lab in Jharkhand. ATS Valley School proudly joins him in his mission of disseminating critical awareness vis ︡a vis internet safety and protection.
Workshop on Creating Healthy & Innovative Meals for Children
Feeding your child a balanced, nutritious and wholesome meal is an uphill task for any parent. TV commercials, social media and peer pressure encourage bringing on fast food and most of the meals that children carry to school are built around convenience. However, we cannot negate the fact that a nutritious, healthy diet has a profound effect on both the physiological as well as the psychological well being of the child. We need to understand that craving for French fries or burgers and an aversion to green veggies is not a congenital disorder. Children are not born with it! It is imperative that we as parents and mentors reprogram our children’s eating habits and guide them towards developing a healthier relationship with food. ATS Valley School took the initiative of organizing a workshop for the parents of the elementary school students on May 12, 2017 to discuss ways that can help them create healthy yet innovative meals for their wards. Chef Kulvinder Singh (Bawa), a Gastronome & Culinary specialist was invited to conduct the workshop. His 20 year experience in the culinary world; passion for innovating healthy food has brought him great recognition at national and international levels. He qualified for the MasterChef India contest twice in the year 2013 & 2016. His exclusive array of recipes earned him the title of ‘Food Guru’ from the judges of the MasterChef India contest; Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjeev Kapoor. He is also the winner of the Kurkure Pepsi Family Express contest where star foodies, Rocky and Mayur, judged his culinary expertise. We at ATS Valley wish to present our students the opportunity to grow into healthy, confident and well brought up adults.
ATS Valley School, Derabassi organized its annual science exhibition and adventure activities titled ‘Kalpana& Thrill 2017’ in the school premises on October 7. The students from all classes participated in this event and showcased their creativity and ingenuity. The students of grades 5-9 put up various exhibits, working models and live robots designed by them. The pre primary graders chose topics like ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’; air pollution, birds and animals, means of transport for their exhibits besides designing some very interesting DIY games and the ATS Bank.
The highlights of the event were the adventure activities such as rappelling, Zorb roller, soft archery, wall climbing, Flying fox and Burma Bridge etc. The idea behind organizing this event was to acquaint the students with the importance of science in their daily lives and make them resilient both physically and mentally. It helped improve their ability to work as a team besides making them more tenacious, agile, and adventurous and most importantly, get over their fear of heights.
Inter-school theater and art competitions, Rang Malhaar, were also held which witnessed active participation from various school of the tricity. The event was open to the parents who were highly impressed by the creativity, hard work and confidence of the children.
Roller skating competition
The All India Roller Skating Championship, 2017 was held on April 28th -30th at the Sports Complex, sector 69, Mohali. About 3000 students in the age group of 8-10 year representing various school of the tricity participated in the competition. Aryavir Singh Narula of Grade 5 from the ATS Valley School bagged the silver medal in the competition.
Pre-Primary Annual Day 2017
The Pre-Primary students of ATS Valley School celebrated their Annual Day on 28th October, 2017 with great enthusiasm and zest. The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and the Principal’s speech. This was followed by a welcome song by the students of UKG. The tiny tots captured the hearts of the audience with the enactment of three plays that brought to life the stories of – Monkey and the Cap- seller, Three Little Pigs and Billy Goats Gruff. Music and dance added flavor to their theatrical performances. Every child participated and made it a beautiful spectacle worth a watch. The little ones held the entire show with commendable confidence, their convincing acting skills, charm and vibrancy. This speaks volumes about the dedication of the school in creating well groomed and confident citizens of tomorrow.