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NATURE TRAIL

October 4, 2022

‘Wild Life Week’

Activities conducted with students of Col. Brown School.

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

William Shakespeare

Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. This so called progress was depicted through uncontrollable construction of buildings that have left the earth’s façade unrecognizable. Yet, there are people who belong to a conscious society and have not let the concrete development affect them.

 It’s a treat to see schools with a lush green campus like that of Col. Brown School. It’s a traditional school that firmly believes in providing for its students an environment that is conducive for learning. Its numerous trees are home to rare species of birds. As a part of the Wild Life Week, an awareness programme was organized for the middle school students as well as students of classes VIII and IX.

A bird watching session was conducted by Dr. Raman Kumar, Dr.Saumya Prasad and Ms Ridhima from ‘Nature Science Initiative’. The students began their walk at 7.40 a.m. and within a trail of about a kilometre they were able to spot 45 species of birds. The birds spotted were:

8 Rock Pigeons 3 Spotted Doves, 15 Little Swifts 1 Red- wattled Lapwing 1 Shikra
9 Black Kites 1 Spotted Owlet 8 Indian Grey Hornbills 1 White throated Kingfisher 15 Green Bee-eaters
1 Coppersmith Barbet 1 Brown headed Barbet 1 Black-rumped Flameback 1 Grey headed Woodpecker 1 White throated Fantail
1 Alexandrine Parakeet 12 Rose ringed Parakeets 6 Plum-headed Parakeets 1 Large Cuckoo- shrike 6 Hair crested Drongo
2 Rufous Treepies 3 Large-billed Crows 1 Grey headed Canary Flycatcher 1 Red whiskered Bulbul 2 Cinereous Tit
2 Tailorbirds 1 Dusky Crag Martin 2 Wire tailed Swallows 1 Red-rumped Swallow 2 Red vented Bulbuls
1 Himalayan Bulbul 1 Greenish Warbler 2 Grey hooded Warblers 10 Indian white eye 4 Jungle Babblers
15 Common Mynas 1 Oriental Magpie Robin 1 Ultra marine Flycatcher 2 Brown Rock Chat 2 Pale-billed Flower peckers
2 Crimson Sunbirds 2 Scaly breasted Munia 1 Grey Wagtail 14 White Wagtail  

The students were extremely excited to spot the variety of birds. That indeed speaks volumes of what kind of an environment our students are privileged to be in.

WHIZ KIDS

October 3, 2022

The world of computers is perhaps the only reality for the present generation of students. Computers have stormed every field of learning. There is hardly any field of careers left where technology isn’t essential; every small action performed in a job, ultimately goes through some kind of a computer. In the end, being able to communicate and engage in this fast-paced manner enhances productivity levels by a great amount. We’re now capable of creating new and better quality of tasks via computer technology.

There is a constant ‘newness’ in this universe of computers. This perhaps is the reason why our young learners have a quest for learning. It arouses curiosity to know even more. We all know that the love of learning is gratifying and never self-destructive. It yields way for acquiring a storehouse of knowledge.

We, at Col. Brown Cambridge School encourage our students to discover themselves by providing numerous opportunities to grow in a holistic way. We are so proud that our ‘Whiz Kids’ Arpan Joel and Agastya Chaudhary of class XI and Mrigank Kohli of class VIII, who lent his voice for the audio, have devoted a considerable amount of time to create a CBS quiz website.

On 30thSeptember2022, Arpan and Agastya along with Sahil Mishra and Mrigank Kohli gave a presentation to the staff and students of their work. The site has been developed through HTML. They have uploaded questions on various subjects. The students can choose the correct answer to the questions by clicking on the correct option. The intelligently selected questions were displayed on the screen and the audience was asked to participate in the quiz .There was a lot of excitement as the students eagerly waited for a chance to answer. It was indeed impressive to see the students giving the correct answers. We could see that the audience was completely involved and enjoying the test of their knowledge.

We appreciate the efforts of the students. In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. So, Kudos to our students who make the most of the opportunities that the school provides. Let the CBS flag keep flying high!

WAR OF WORDS

October 2, 2022

INTER HOUSE HINDI DEBATE

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” So, in order to stir the soul of reason, an Inter House Hindi Debate was organized on 1st October 2022.

You don’t win a debate by suppressing discussion; you win it with a better argument. This was exactly the challenge put across to the students.

There were three groups of participants. The debate began with Group I (classes X, XI, XII) putting their arguments across. The topic was ‘Income tax is the key to economic progress.’ The speakers were impressive as they spoke flawlessly. Group II (classes VIII and IX) eloquently dealt with the topic ‘It is inappropriate to carry out research on animals.’ Group III (classes VI and VII) expressed their views on the topic ‘School uniform should be banned.’

The aim of the competition was to hone speaking skills of the students and teach them to be articulate while expressing their thoughts and arguments. Each participant put forward his argument in an impressive and convincing manner. The session highlighted various opinions, thoughts, ideas and perspectives that definitely enhanced the knowledge and understanding of each topic.

The Headmaster, Mr. S.K.Tyagi congratulated all the participants as they presented their view points by giving much thought to the topics. After all free speech and debate are essential in our search for the truth. The Headmaster also gave the students valuable tips on how to enhance their skills further. Finally the result was declared amidst a loud applause. The morning’s event was enjoyable and left the audience with plenty of food for thought.

The winners were as follows:

GROUP NAME HOUSE
GROUP I (Classes X, XI,XII) SAMIT DULTA BURSAR
GROUP II (Classes VIII, IX) RIYANSH VERMA BURSAR
GROUP III (Classes VI,VII) HARDIK CHAUDHARY BURSAR

The best speaker (Senior) was Samit Dulta
The best speaker (Junior) was Hardik Chaudhary
The overall winner was Bursar House. It was a clean sweep. Well done!

INTER HOUSE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

September 30, 2022

In the words of Vince Lombardi, “There is only one way to succeed in anything…and that is to give it everything.”

The Inter House Football Tournament concluded on Tuesday, 27th September 2022. The final match played between Principal House and Bursar House was an extremely thrilling match. Bursar House defeated their opponents by a convincing score of 2-0. Udaiveer scored both the goals and emerged as the star player. Aryan Singh Rawat from Principal House was another player whose game was worthy of praise.

It is said that teamwork makes the dream work; this was befittingly displayed on the field as both the teams worked together in this exhilarating match.

Football, a game that brutally tests the minds and bodies of even its strongest players, brings forth many lessons about the importance of perseverance, dedication and hard work. The Brownians have lived up to this age old saying.

The overall champion of the tournament was Principal House.  They were the well- deserved winners and had an impressive lead against the contenders.

The Headmaster Mr. S.K.Tyagi gave away the prizes and congratulated the players on their performance.

Final tally of points was as follows:

HOUSE POINTS POSITION
PRINCIPAL HOUSE 15 FIRST
HEADMASTER HOUSE 5 SECOND
BURSAR HOUSE 5 THIRD

The following boys were declared as the BEST players in their groups:

GROUP PLAYER HOUSE
A Agam Bhatia Headmaster House
B Agrim Gupta Principal House
C Ayaan Khan Principal House

MOVIE TIME

September 26, 2022

Sunday morning was not the regular lazy one, but there was a great deal of cheerful bustle. The reason was that the students were to visit the multiplex for a film. A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it’s a change from the routine of school. Besides, what could be better than watching a film with friends? It’s a completely different experience.

On 25th September 2022, all the students of CBS went to watch the film ‘Brahmastra’. The much talked about film is a fantasy action-adventure with a mythology based storyline. The students were thrilled to watch the film as its visual effects are well captured and worthy of praise. The added attraction of the morning was the interval, where the boys could buy snacks of their choice.

When the students returned to school their faces were beaming. The smiles said it all! They had enjoyed themselves thoroughly. What more could one ask for than the happiness of our children!

HINDI ELOCUTION

September 21, 2022

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” Robert Frost

A Hindi Elocution Competition was organised at Col. Brown Cambridge School on 17th September,2022. The stage was set and the audience sat with bated breaths as the first big competition after the pandemic was being held.

Poetry is one of the ancient arts, wherein words are woven together in the most powerful expression. It evokes the emotions of the ones reciting as well as those who listen. It carries you away into a world of beauty and also a world of harsh reality, as poets used it as a medium to express their thoughts.

Dressed immaculately in their uniform, the students were ready to put their best foot forward for the competition. There were different groups as well as individuals who were going to perform. Every participant performed with gusto!

The audience was completely overcome by the expressions displayed with a perfect diction. The selection of the poems was excellent. The morning’s event was even more special with the parents joining in as the audience. In a competition there have to be winners but for us each participant was a winner. Well done students!

The winners were as follows:

CATEGORY WINNER (House) POEM POET
1 (X-XII) (Individual) Sahil Mishra (Headmaster House) Aag ki Bheek Dinkar
(Choral) Headmaster House Udbodhan Maithli Sharan Gupt
2. (VIII-IX) Individual Mrigank Kohli (Headmaster House) Eklavya ki guru dakshina Dr. Harivansh Tarun
(Choral) Headmaster House Veeron ke Vanshaj Jaago Gajendra Singh Viplavi
3. (VI-VII) Individual Janak Tanwar (Principal House) Basanti Hava  
(Choral) Bursar House Dharmagya Tota  
The best speaker in the junior category was- Janak Tanwar

The best speaker in the senior category was- Sahil Mishra

Best House- Headmaster House

INVESTITURE CEREMONY

September 20, 2022

Investiture ceremony for the year 2022-2023 was held at the morning assembly on the 31st of August 22.

Following appointments were made

Captain

Principal House- Shauryajeet Singh

Bursar House-Shivanshu Tiwari

Headmaster House –Agam Bhatia

Prefect

Principal House- Aryan Rawat

Bursar House – Aadesh Kumar

Headmaster House- Mohak Chandana 
 

Junior Council Football Tournament

September 20, 2022

The finals of the Junior council football tournament was played on Col. Brown School ground on 19th September 2022. It was an extremely hard played match and Col. Brown lost the match by one goal (1-2). Two goals were scored by Manish Limbu from St. Judes school who was good with his foot work. The single goal from Col. Brown as scored by Ayan Khan who took a free kick from the center of the field and scored a beautiful goal. Satvik Jaiswal was the man of the match as he saved many goals targeted at Col. Brown Goal.

Football tournament begins at Col Brown School

September 17, 2022

The Junior Council Football Tournament hosted by Col. Brown School commenced here, on 14 September.  The first match was played between St. Thomas College and Col. Brown School.

TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS

September 15, 2022

Teachers are to students what sunshine is to flowers!

In the words of Swami Vivekanand, “Books may help us to increase our knowledge, but without a teacher’s guidance, knowledge cannot affect our innermost being.” A close teacher-student relationship is an integral part of any learning process. On Teachers’ Day the students go that extra mile to express their gratitude by putting up a variety entertainment show.This year too, the cultural bonanza put up by the students of Col. Brown School was par excellence.

The strong bond between a teacher and a student builds silently over a period of time, there are no bugles sounded or trumpets blown to speak of the selfless contribution of a teacher, but an evening of entertainment dedicated to them is worth a lifetime of dedication.

The programme began by remembering our great leader Dr. Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, whose birthday we commemorate as Teachers’ Day to recognize the contribution of teachers to society.

The programme this year was unique. All the skits that were performed were relevant to the present day social set up. The skits, “The harms of social media,” “Lockdown Diaries” and “The pseudo society,” portrayed the real face of the world we live in. The insight that the students highlighted, confirmed the belief that we have taught our students “HOW” to think and not “WHAT” to think! The script as well as the performance of all the students lit up our hearts. Indeed these were hard hitting themes but the humour that was added was delightful.

The songs were well chosen and sung melodiously. The dances displayed an astounding talent and hours of hard work. The stage was set, the spirits were high and the love, respect and appreciation shown by the students will be treasured by each teacher for a long time to come!