As in the past, we had our Annual Medical Camp in which all the children in the School underwent a Medical Check up. Dr Balasubramanian, Paediatrician, from Pittsburgh, USA, who visits us every year, assisted by local Doctors and Nursing Staff, conducted the Camp. Dr Balasubramanian interacted with the Teachers as well to apprise them of the Dos’ and Dont’s regarding care of children.
Dr Balasubramanian was assisted by Dr Mrs Nambi Nachiar and her team. An ENT specialist was also present to examine those who needed some attention/advice. The Camp was conducted over three days from January 3 to 5, 2018.
Vitamin Supplements, as required, were provided to the children. In general, all the children were healthy and the only area where attention was necessary was Dental Hygiene. Children were advised of its importance and the steps that are necessary to maintain it. Teachers were also advised to stress the importance of Dental Hygiene to all the children.
Previous years’ medical records were looked into by Dr Balasubramanian, particularly for younger children, with respect to their yearly gain in Height and Weight, to detect any case of under nourishment. The findings were encouraging and none needed any special attention.
A few photographs of the Camp:
Tamil Nadu Government sponsored Arts & Crafts Festival invites pupils from Classes 6 to 10 to participate in this event. GKV, for th first time, took part in this event, with a strong contingent of 12 children from Class 6 to 8 ( 7 Girls and 5 Boys ) and 19 from Class 9 ( 13 Girls and 6 Boys ). Presently GKV has only up to Class9.
Our children competed in almost all the events from Painting, Clay Modelling, Group and individual singing, Essay writing ( English and Tamil ), Elocution ( English and Tamil ), Presenting small skits, Modern Art, Rangoli, Folk Singing, etc. The idea is to continually strive to give exposure to the children to the external world and build their self confidence.
Our students won four Second Prizes, in Folk Song, Pot Painting, Group Singing and Topic Related Drawing.
Our efforts to give preference to educate girls in rural communities, other things being equal, and make their parents buy in fully to their cause, has paid rich dividends, judging by the number of girls who have taken part and done commendably in these open competitions.
Our children are a confident lot and believe in themselves. Kudos to the Teachers who have trained them.
Photographs of Prize winners:
The Annual Kiddival Festival for children from LKG to Class 5, 2017 edition, was conducted on November 24 in Tirunelveli. A total of 75 Schools participated in the event from Tirunelveli and surrounding districts. A total of 29 events ranging from Fancy Dress, Fashion Parade to Singing, Dancing, Painting, Quiz, etc were conducted.
21 children, 13 Girls and 8 Boys took part in competitions like Fancy Dress, Painting, Pencil Sketching, Elocution, Spelling Bee, Quiz, Art from Waste, Word Power and Vocal Solo. We had increased number of participants from GKV, the intention being to give our children exposure to the outside world and incentivise them to excel in such extra curricular activities. The performance by our children, in front of large audiences, was commendable, considering the background from which they come from
A UKG child came second in Fancy Dress Competition. More than the prize, all our children enjoyed the opportunity given to them.
Photographs of the participants and the prize winning child: