Birdwatching and more

Students of the Triyog High School had participated in the ‘Reading Out Aloud’ and ‘Memorise and Recite a Poem’ competitions held by the British Council on the occasion of the World Book Week observed last week. Riya Sthapit (Class V) and Riti Sharma (Class VIII) stood first in the ‘Reading Out Aloud Competition’ in the children and adult categories respectively, and Bishaka Karki and Malashree Kharel, both from Class IX, won the first prize in ‘Memorise

and Recite a Poem’ competition. On May 18, two FOZ members of the school attended the ‘Bird Identification Programme’ conducted by the Central Zoo. Ishana Thapa, a bird conservation officer, was the chief facilitator who introduced the participants to a few bird identification techniques and taught them to identify birds on the basis of the size, colour, shape and special features. The programme ended with the distribution of certificates. — Reeha Dhungel, Triyog High School

At the math expo

The students of classes IX and X of the Kathmandu Valley School were taken to the Math Exhibition organized by NAMSS on May 22. The visit was beneficial for the students as the exhibition was quite practical regarding various new mathematical ideas. The exhibition contained all practical proof of formulae and derivation of new ones. It was a golden opportunity for the students to enhance and widen one’s knowledge through such an exhibition. — Shilpa Gurung, Class X, Kathmandu Valley School Campion Associates

New leaders sworn in

The Shuvatara International School held its investiture ceremony of the captains and vice-captains on May 18. The elections had taken place earlier where students as well as teachers had cast their votes. The new leaders were handed their badges by the founder director principal of Shuvatara Rani Gurung Kakshapati, who also conducted the swearinng in of the captains. She even gave them some tips and advice on becoming a good, successful and honest leaders. The new leaders gave their words to lead in a loyal, honest, humble, trustworthy and reliable manner.

— Shirish R Tuladhar, Class X,

Shuvatara school, Lalitpur

Let’s write

The Nepal Junior/Youth Red Cross Circle of Budhanilkantha school organised an inter-school essay writing competition recently. Twenty-three students from eight schools of the valley took part in the competition. Shambhu Babu Koirala of Budhanilkantha School stood first, while Sailesh Thapa of Everest English school stood second, and Kabita Sharma of Gyan Kunja Secondary School and Kumar Tamang of Bal Bikash came third. The winners were a medal, certificate and a prize each. On May 13, Annapurna house organised ‘Turn a coat’ — an event aimed at improving the students’ spoken English and their facing-the-crowd ability. — Shambhu Babu Koirala, Class X, Budhanilkantha School