Archive for March, 2013

Invention alert!

P. Saikiran with his invention

P. Saikiran with his invention

RDF Matendla School student P. Saikiran has invented a novel device, a Fish Microscope Boat. P. Saikiran’s father is a fisherman and would often share his problems, of not being able to see where the fish reside under the water with his son. This gave him the idea of creating a Fish microscope boat entirely from waste materials. It comprises of a microscope, light bulb, thermacol sheet and small motor. The light and microscope enable us to see what is in the water and help catch fish easily. Not only is this device cost efficient but it also can be used at night to see what lurks beneath the dark waters. This is indeed a fantastic bit of creative thinking that will serve a practical purpose especially for his father. Way to go!

Students become teachers

A student teaching the class

A student teaching the class

 

On the 2nd of March, RDF Wadlakonda School celebrated a different kind of day – Self Governing Day. Students of class 7, 8 and 9 took on the role of teachers. Interested students gave their names for this day, and the teachers chose the best student for the role. Kumari A. Shylaja from class 9 acted as the Headmaster and M. Raju from class 8 acted as MEO (Mondal Education Officer). It was an interesting exercise for students to understand how the school functions. This also builds a sense of appreciation and respect for the hard task the teachers do every day. K. Sruthi (class 8), A. Shylaja and E. Shireesha (class 9) were appreciated as the best student-teachers for the day.

Building Honesty

Students writing their exams without invigilation by the teachers

Students writing their exams without invigilation by the teachers

 

Here at RDF we believe in instilling certain virtues with each student that walks through our gates. With the aim to build integrity and honesty among our students, we gave the students of RDF Redlawada School a chance to earn our trust. The students of classes 6, 7 and 8 wrote their exams without teachers present and under their own invigilation. Students could take the question papers and answer sheets on their own and attempt the exam in an honest way.  We believe that without supervision, students will get habituated to regulate themselves and not stoop to practices such as cheating. This in turn builds honest and confidence among the students.

 

Science Fest 2013

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A student building an exhibit for the Fest

 

This month, RDF Kalleda School hosted a Science Festival, where students prepared some interesting science exhibits to commemorate National Science Day. The students along with the staff prepared a whopping 66 new exhibits adding to the 24 pre-existing ones. The fest was kicked off through an inauguration ceremony which was presided over by the MRO (Mandal Revenue Officer) Smt. Umarani who attended as the Chief Guest for the event. The day was an important one as the students show cased their innovative experiments but also because the RDF Kalleda School Science website was launched (www.rdfksscienceclub.hpage.com). The event had a terrific turn out with nearly 800 students from Parvathagiri Vishvabharathi High School, Saraswathi School, Zenith School, Layola School and Goutham Model Schoo. RDF school students also joined in with students coming in from RDF Wadlakonda, Redlawada Schools and VAPV Junior College. During the closing ceremony, there was a quiz for the students as well as a prize distribution ceremony.

Going Digital

A digital class in progress at the JC

A digital class in progress at the JC

 

Technology is changing the world we live in and is impacting every facet of our lives including education. RDF VAPV Junior College is moving with the times and is incorporating new and innovative teaching methods into their discourse. The JC has introduced digital classes, which use a wide variety of multimedia such as videos, PowerPoint and audio presentation to engage the student and leaving a lasting impression. The digital classes cover a wide array of topic including English, Telugu, Chemistry and Zoology. The classes are doing well and more students are inclined to attend the digital sessions.

 

Putting education first

V. Bhagyalaxmi at the assembly

V. Bhagyalaxmi at the assembly

 

This story comes to us from V. Bhagyalaxmi from class 6 in RDF Matendla School. Usually when there are auspicious functions in a household a lot of students tend to take time off to partake in the festivities. However, V. Bhagyalaxmi set a stellar example by ensuring that she studies hard with the help of her parents and friends despite of her Aunt’s wedding preparation. She attended school regularly and the school showed their support by appreciating her effort at the school assembly. Now that’s what we call putting education first!

 

A letter that went a long way

The ex-CM of Andhra Pradesh with RDF Kalleda Student Anil

The ex-CM of Andhra Pradesh with RDF Kalleda Student Anil

 

Andhra Pradesh’s leading political organization the Telugu Desam party designed their campaign tour through the Kalleda village and had an interactive interaction session with students of RDF Kalleda School  An 8th standard student Anil, took this opportunity to approach the ex-Chief Minister, Narachandrababu Naidu and presented him with a letter to request treatment for his long term illness. Not only did the ex-CM appreciate this letter but he also presented Anil with Rs. 2000 for his initiative. We are proud of Anil’s thought and initiative behind proactively seeking help for his condition. We hope that letter goes a long way to helping him out.