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Adventure trip to Shameerpet on 16th & 18th Feb 2012

One day Adventure Activity at Shameerpet electrified the boys & girls of Classes VIII & IX on 16th & 18th Feb 2012 respectively. Physical dexterity , skill , determination , willingness to achieve , focus , vision and mental ability were imcorporated in the activities Rock climbing , Rappelling , Spider web , Treasure hunt , Archery and Jhummering. Escorted by their teachers , guided by Adventure Club volunteers , our students had a gala time at Shameerpet Deer park, and this is what they have to tell us.
  • It was a great , thrilling adventure and unforgettable experience – Deepali –IX'A'
  • First time I came to know about the instruments used in Rappelling & Jhummering –Alok Agarwal – IX 'B'
  • I look forward to many more such trips –Navneet – IX ' B '
  • It was awesome , I enjoyed Jhummering most –C.Vishal – IX ' C '
  • We learnt concentration , suppress fear and help our friends –Bhardwaj – VIII ' A'
  • Spider web taught unity in team members –Rachana – VIII 'A'
  • It was totally an educational trip , we learnt many things there –Bharat – VIII ' c'
  • It was thrilling , I learnt to play & live without fear –Mithil – VIII ' A'

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World Wetland day celebrations

Date: 02-02-2012
World wetlands has been celebrated on 2nd Feb 2012 , at Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park by our Nature club members.

The progamme was organized by A.P Forest Department. Mrs.Anuradha Education officer for wild life and extent wing of A.P Forest Dept has arranged Nature walk for students .

Students observed the importance of water bodies in the environment and came to know that they are to be protected.

  • Students from classes V to VIII were attended.
  • Written quiz was also conducted based on that day's observation.
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Students visited museum in the National Park
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Students visited museum in the National Park
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Students visited museum in the National Park.
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Students watching the movement of the snail
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Educational officer Mrs. Anuradha interacting with the students
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Students kneely observving the deer horn
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Students gaining knowledge about the wet lands
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Students found a cocoon of an insect in the National Park
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Open session for the students were students expressing their doubts
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OGS Nature Club Incharge teacher Mrs Mary kantha Suvasini with the Nature Club members at watch tower in the National Park
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Nature walk at National park
 
 

Our Educational tours
(Araku Trekking Expedition from 19th to 24th Jan 2012 )

62 Daring Heroes of class X, are back after Braving in Eastern Ghats Araku Trekking Expedition from 19th to 24th January, 2012.To promote eco friendly activities and to conquer fear, these brave boys & girls were made to stay in camps in the valley in the very lap of Nature where unique trekking expedition was planned for them from Shivalingapuram to Katika waterfalls. Archery, Rappelling, Jhummering, Rock climbing, Knots tying, camp fire, interaction with local tribals were parts of this wonderful schedule. Escorting them were seven of our senior teachers, many volunteers & chaperons of Adventure club.
Brave Hearts speak :
  • We enjoyed our life in different angle. In this trekking trip we have learnt how to be bold and manage the time - Akshay Goud.X
  • I learned helping each other in this trip.– Sandeep .X
  • It was a fantastic trip & I enjoyed a lot & learned a lot.I learned helping each other understanding natural problems and learnt basic living .I thank my school for such a never forgetting trip with school teachers & friends . – Nizam ( Royal 15)
  • Second day trekking was really awesome… it is unbelievable trip. I have came to knowabout the value of food. – Swetha(warrioers)
  • Araku trip was awesome. I and my friends enjoyed a lot. Katika waterfalls and Borra Caves were fantastic. – P.Likhita (PUMA)
  • I have known the value of water . Katika waterfall was the best fall and I liked it most. – Nitya
  • Araku trip was thrilling experience. I think we should be to such trip atleast once in our life. This is most memorable trip in my life time.- Bhavya ( PUMA)
  • Learnt many things from it. The best thing of it was when we went to Katika falls which was at a height of 350 ft. This is the most unforgettable trip for all of us. – Aishwarya Reddy ( Sky Ligh )
  • Our trip was very exciting . We learned how to trek , climb a hill , how to get down from a hill. – A.P.Vishnu Vardhan ( Royal 15 )
  • Rappeling , this technique is used to come down from high hills or mountains. Jhummaring was another technique which we learned. Our trip was a stress buster. – Akshar Rao ( Warriors ) Captain
  • Being away from studies did help a lot mentally. We enjoyed a lot in rappelling and jhummaring - Anish ( Royal 15 )
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A Nature Archer of OGS ready to shoot at the targets.
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A Nature Archer of OGS ready to shoot at the targets.
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Prepairing to get started . Tying the knots the different way for rappelling and Jhummering.
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In the very lap of Nature , students are all smiles at Katika waterfall.
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Oxfordians excelled even at Rappelling & Jhummering
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Oxfordians excelled even at Rappelling & Jhummering
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Orientation for trekking
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Learning the basics of constructing a tent
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Animated students singing & Dancing at capfire
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On the way to Katika water fall , 350 ft above the see level
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Teachers & students thrilled to breathe the fresh air of Easten Ghats
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On the way to Katika water fall , 350 ft above the see level -1
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Relaxing during hectic trekking intervals
 

Educational trip to Dudhwa National Park

Date: 20-12-2011
Our "Brave Hearts" of High School are back after an adventures and scientific tour of Dudhwa National Park and Lucknow city.
Our students: Monish Kalyan X, B.Santhosh X , B .Srikanth X , Sai Vishal X , Sai Goutam X , B. Vishnu X , Nagraj X , U Sri kanth X , Dev Kumar X , Manjunath X , GOpal Krishna IX , Sai Srinivas IX , Abhinav IX, Kushluv IX , along with our senior faculty Mr.Y.N.V.Sudhakar exhibited great talents and kept the name of OGS flying high.

It was 4 days camp based on the theme " Life beyond Earth " Students of OGS tying up with students of Gauhati stayed in tents and enjoyed activities like Exobiology , Barmuda triangle , Bio diversity , Extremophies , Tera X , Kaliedoscopic world

    Let's hear from them : Experiences In Dudhwa!
  • The Best program that we enjoyed is Bermuda triangle and TeraX it was fun playing there – U.Srikanth X
  • My experience in this trip were amazing and I liked the most are two tasks they are the film making on wild life and Tera – X
  • My experience was very interesting as I never participated in any skits and dramas in school but by going there I have participated in skits & dramas. – Dev Kumar Singh – X.
  • Dudhuwa National Park stay in tents , visiting deep forest , collecting 5 elements , making space ship , river crossing , sand castles , were wonderful activities – Abhinav IX.
  • The wonderful daring event was the " Tiger Safari" as we saw it face to face and " Cross – Counting Relay Race" – Monish Kalyani ( Head Boy) X
  • Coming to my experience , before going to the camp area , I used to be very lazy and there was no word in my dictionary called " Time management" but after 4 days of camping . I really added the words like time management in my dictionary – B. Vishnu X
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Sand castles build by our students on the river beach of Mohana
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Camping in the buffer forest amidst the nature
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On the banks of Mohana river on the Nepal border getting ready for cross country relay race
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In the heart of nature, In the forest of Dudhwa
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Students at a historical monument in Lucknow
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Our School students displaying a skit on environment to the THARU TRIBE of Dudhwa
 

Winners of National Geo Map Quiz 2011 preliminary

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Winners of National Geo Map Quiz 2011 preliminary.
 

Nature Club Field Trip

Date:20-11-2011
A report on Nature club field trip for VI and VII classes.VI and VII classes Nature club members were taken to the following places.
  • Changi Cherla Forest
  • Narapally Regional Forest
  • Muduchintalapally at Shameerpet
  • Floriculture – Laxmapur village
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Muduchintalapally at Shameer pet
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Educational Tour

Date: 07/11/2011
Educational tour to ( Thar Desert 7-9th Dec 2011)
OGS is a proud member and participant of all the events and activities being conducted by the prestigious TERI ( The Energy and Resource Institute ). New Delhi. It may be noted that our school is selected as a Nodal School by this Institute as it has fulfilled all the norms put forwarded by TERI.

School is already declared as No Plastic Zone

TERI invited 3 of our students for a community outreach learning program i.e N.Abhigna IX , Prabhakar VII & Jay Jain VII along with PET teacher Mr.Venkat Rao to a unique excursion – camp Thar Camp Thar , organised 22 kms away from Jodhpur city enabled our kids to adopt the pace of nature and get its enigmatic charm in the vicinity of Sand Dunes. Trekking,Camel Safari , Visit to Central Arid Zone Research Institute , Craft molding , casting , painting with leaves , wood , flowers etc.., visit to heritage sites like Mehrangarh fort , Umaid Palace , Red fort and India Gate were the wonderful unforgettable reminiscences of hectic but refreshing tour to Jodhpur and Delhi.

    Students speek
  • It was a golden opportunity to be exposed to the wildlife and culture of Jodhpur and the Thar desert . We got a chance of living in a land where the climate condition were quite different with hot days and cool nights. We could see all the species of plant and animal which we read in our texts and always longed to see. The visit to sand dunes was the most exciting of all – N.Abhigna IX
  • I had a lot of enjoyment learning history & environment . I made many friends from other states . We saw black bucks , hand crafts , AZRI , desert . I liked most camelriding, lunch in Mehrangarsh fort – Prabhakar , VII
  • We tasted native style of Jodhpur food , we saw their typical dressing styles . We saw migrated birds from Siberia who come to Thar in that season . I appreciate their water management system – Jay Jain , VII
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Seminor on Natural Earth Calamitis at NGRI.

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X Class students along with Mrs.Prabhavathi Social Studies teacher
attended a seminor on Natural Earth Calamitis at NGRI.

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Ozone Day

20th September 2011
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Umbrella rally on Ozone day
dipecting importance of Ozone layer organised by PEAS.



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Children on an umberella rally
on the Ozone day in the neighbouring streets.
 

Environmental Awareness in School by PEAS

16ht September 2011
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Chandana & Vandana of X class
won a prize in the song competition in a programm
for environmental awareness in school by PEAS.


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Prize winning students in quiz competition
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Visti to Nallamalla Forest

04/09/2011
Our School has arranged a field trip to Nallamalla Forest for Nature Club members of both SSC & CBSE.

No of students went – 105
Classes - VI, VII , VIII
Places Visited - " Mallela Theertham " waterfalls.

Students enjoyed the trekking and Nature walk at Nallamalla . waterfalls are so beautiful and students enjoyed very much . Many students witnessed the beauty of the natural forest and waterfalls for the first time.Students observed and learnt the Bio diversity of the forest .Students taken some photographs of flora and fauna for their Bio diversity album.

CBSE Students at a water falls in the Nallamalla Forest
during a Nature camp trip to the forest organised by STARS
4th September 2011
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CBSE Students at a water falls
in the Nallamalla Forest during a Nature camp trip
to the forest organised by STARS


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SSC students observing biosphere during the camp
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wealth out of Waste programm
6 & 9th August 2011
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Students of all classes involve in the wealth out of Waste programm.

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Interactive session on forest and wildlife conservation

19/07/2011
There was an Interactive session on forest and wildlife conservation in Oxford Grammar School, Himayatnagar. Guest of the day was Mr.P. Mallikarjun Rao , IFS, Director of Nehru Zoological Park and Member Secretary of Zoo authority of Andhra Pradesh. He covered various topics on conservation of environment such as extinction of species, big diversity global warming and its adverse effects. He also encouraged the students not to use plastics by explaining the harmful effects of plastics. He insisted more on preservation of wild life and advised students to take care of the environment in which ever profession they get into and expected that the students would become nature lovers this program was organised by STARS and CYDA. The guest had made the student to take an Oath that they conserve forest and wild life, they take care of nature and environment.
More than 100 students from classes VIII to X of Oxford Nature Club were attended and guided by him.
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World Environment Day Celebrations

05/06/2011

On 05/06/2011 FORUM FOR BETTER HYDERABAD, celebrated the World Environment Day at ASCI Hyd. Teachers Smt V.Satya Prasanna, Smt Prabhavati, Smt Bharati and Sri Venkat Rao , students Chanadana and Vandana also Participated in the function.

Students of OGS presented the welcome song related to environment.

Eminent personalities like Mrs.Sanghamitra Malik , president of FFBH Sri Vedakumar elaborated how the water bodies of hyderabad were formed, protected , diverted and threw light on the different activities of FFBH.

Sri O.M.Debara presented the forum’s annual report followed by releasing of souvenir of FFBH by Sri Jagadishwar , IPS. Managing director of hyderabad water board with Sri Jagadishwar regarding the problems of water supply in Hyd. Mr Karuna Gopal told that Government, private sector and people should work hand in hand to solve the problems of city. She told that “Cities are the Products of globalization, urbanization and development “

The programme concluded with the national anthem presented by students of Oxford Grammar School.


Welcome Address by :
Sri M.Veda Kumar L to R _ Smt. Kulsum Reddy,
Sri. M.Jagadeeshwar, Smt. Karuna Gopal an Sri. O.M.Debara

Realise of Annual number L to R : Smt. Kulsum Reddy, Sri. M.Jagadeeshwar, Sri.M.Veda kumar,Smt. Karuna Gopal an Sri. O.M.Debara

 

REPORT ON WORLD WATER DAY

Nature club members of Oxford Grammar School, Himayatnagar celebrated ‘world water’ day on 22nd March 22, 2011. The function was inaugurated by Mr.Sarvanan, Education officer from WWF.

The programme began with nature song by the girls from VIII & IX class. Students took active part to give the elaborate information on various aspects of water. Students spoke on contamination of water in different ways i.e. throwing garbage, plastic bags into water bodies which not only pollute but also block the water flow.

Two students collected water samples from different areas (Himayatnagar, Chikkadpally and Lingampally) and tested for purity by using various chemicals. They could find water in some areas is unfit for drinking.
School is encouraging the students in many activities to give them exposure and awareness in conservation of water.

VI & VII class students read slogans on the importance of water. They also shared their experience in saving water. There was also a poster presentation and Power Point Presentation by the IX class students to give the picture of present scenario of Japan to the world which is nothing but the result of climate change in the world
 

Interaction Programme on Animal Rights

11.11.2010

As a part of Oxford Grammar School Nature club activity on 11th November, the school management has organized an interaction programme on Animal Rights by Mrs.Amala Akkineni, the founder of Blue Cross Society, Hyderabad and India. Chairman of Oxford Grammar School Sri.M.Vedakumar, who is an Animal Lover and Environmentalist always messaged to encourage the students taking part in such noble cause. The Nature club members from classes V to X awarded the opportunity to attend the programme.

They have updated and upgraded themselves about protection, attention, care and freedom about the animals. She had highlighted about the need of training the pet dogs and their health care. She advised the students to adopt street animals rather than selecting extraordinary species which are likely to become the victim of maladjustment to the existing Indian climatic conditions. She herself is a setting example to the society. She had picked up a stray dog named “Shadow” from street and is now showing her love and affection on it. She felt it is a high time to mend the relationship between the men and animals to reduce the damage to the animal world and it would be possible only by the students participation for this noble act. She suggested that students should try to make friendship with animals rather than scaring them. She asked the students to show the same love and affection towards their aged pets. She made the students to take a pledge for the protection of animals to strengthen her mission.

The programme was attended by the school Head Mistress Mrs. B.Saileela, Head of the Department of Biology Mrs. Vajra Kumari. The programme was highly successful proving positive and optimistic adage .” Practice before you Preach”.

 

EARTH’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

22.4.2010

Today is 22nd April and it is not definitely Thursday but today is World Earth Day. Our school had organized a programme to celebrate it. The presence of Dr. Farida Tampal, State Director of A P World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Mr.Srinivas, Manager, Corporate officer for A P WWF, Mr.M.Vedakumar, Chairman of Oxford Grammar School, Mrs. Sai Leela Reddy, Head Mistress of Oxford Grammar School as dignitary members added essence to the programme. The dignitary members were welcomed by a welcome song. Then a short power point presentation on Climate Change was presented by Praneetha, a student of Oxford Grammar School. It was followed by a speech by veena.

Dr. Farida Tampal addressed the gathering and she elaborately explained Climate Change and its effects and advised the students to be a part of its saviors. She conducted a small game for the children and they enjoyed a lot. Then our Chairman Mr.M.Vedakumar said that the students of Oxford Grammar School facilitated to the programs related to Environment. Particularly the awareness programs of Climate Change to make them aware and responsible for the effects of Climate Change. Then the Compost Pit was inaugurated in the school premises which is being maintained by the school children.

 
A Report on Educational Trip to Coonoor and Ooty organized by TERI
03/03/2010 to 05/03/2010
Venue: Salvation Army Guest House
Topic: Environment Conservation

Two students from our school K.Praneetha and P. Samanvith Reddy of 9th class and M.M.K.Suvasini went to Coonoor by Sabari Express on 2nd March 2010 at 12.oo.noon.
They reached the guest house along with TERI organizers by 1.00.P.M.

Day-1: There was a power point presentation given by a research student Mr.Godwin. He was doing research on Nilgiri habitat. A documentary was also shown in which disasters were screened related to different places such as Nalgonda (Severe drought), Lakshadweep (Sea – Horse colour was changed due to climate change), New Delhi
(Effect of Dengue) and Mumbai (Heavy Floods).

Day -2: They have visited shola forest which 1700mts height from sea level and saw a place where westerughats meet Extern Ghats. There was Nature Trekking in Nilgiris
(Kotagiri Forest). The trees are very thick and tall with broad canopy, students enjoyed very much with involvement of conservation of environment. They could also hear the different calls of birds and also saw some birds. There was a big swamp which supplies water to the trees in summer.
After this trekking there was a visit to tribal village called ‘Thoda’ village. Students interacted with the tribal people. Students also have observed different stages of decomposition of wood and lichens on rocks and tree trunks. At night just before dinner they had a discussion session around the ‘Camp Fire’. In which students expressed their views on that days trip and experience. In and around the forest students cleaned the environment by picking up polythene bags throw by tourists and locals.

Day-3: They went to Ooty gardens called Organic Farming in which all the trees and plants nourished by organic manure prepared by the forest authorities. Later They have visited a Tribal museum and Pine Forest. They have also visited tea factory.
Schools from 3 cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bangalore attended this educational trip organized by TERI. They have also visited John Sullivan’s memorial who contributed a lot for the development of Nilgiris and the people over there. He was a collector of Coimbotore during British Rule. He was the discoverer and developer of the Nilgiris. Students would like to share their experience to their fellow students by showing pictures and video graphs

 
campaign for a better environment

The following students participated in 3Rs campaign as a part of current campaign for a better Environment in the All India Industrial Exhibition, Nampally organized by Andhra Pradesh Environment connect (APEC) at Oxford Grammar School on 30.1.2010. The competitions are conducted in Mimicry, Dance, Songs, Street Play/Skit and Puppetry to bring awareness in the areas of water conservation, energy conservation, improving green cover, promoting Green Panchayaths and recycling of plastic and paper waste among the students and parents. Oxford Grammar School students participated in the Skit, Songs and Puppetry competitions, and won prizes in three events.

From OGS:

The students of V & VII classes participated in Puppetry. The theme was “Conservation of Environment and Protection of trees” and they won 1st prize.
The students of VI & VII classes participated in skit competition and won IIIrd Prize. The theme was conservation of water and energy and to develop awareness among the citizens of our country about our mother earth.
The students of VI & VII classes participated in singing competition and won the IInd prize.

Andhra Pradesh Environment connect (APEC) felicitated the students by Sri. K.Suresh Reddy former Speaker, AP State Legislative Assembly at Gala Cultural Evening on Environmental Actions at the Exhibition grounds, Nampally on 31st January, 2010

 
Competitions conducted by
TERI (The Energy & Resources Institute)
Oxford Grammar School, a Nodal School of TERI. Among 7 cluster schools of this Nodal school, have taken part in School Level Competitions conducted by TERI an International Organisation based at New Delhi in Debate and Quiz on “Climate Change” on 1st Feb, 2010. From each school 2 students from 7th, 8th class and 9th class have participated in Quiz and Debate competitions respectively

The objective of the competitions is to create awareness among the students regarding climate change happening in our country. The competitions are started at 10.30 a.m on 1st Feb, 2010 at Oxford Grammar School, St.No.12, Himayatnagar. Master Ayush Agarwal and Master Anjal S.Mehker of Goutham Model School and Miss.K.Alekhya and Master. Himanshi from Oxford Grammar School have won the I Place in Quiz competition. Miss.Anjali B.Yellikar and Miss.Shailaja Saraswathi of Vasavi Public School have won the I place and Miss.K.Pranitha and Master P.Samanvith Reddy of Oxford Grammar, Himayatnagar School have won the II Prize in Debate competition. These are the green soldiers to protect the earth from global warming.

The winners will face the 2nd Round Competitions at “City Level Competitions”. The date of the competitions will be announced shortly.

Such competitions will be conducted frequently by TERI. All the clusters schools of our nodal school will have a field trip very soon.

 

Students Participated in 3Rs Campaign

The following students participated in 3Rs campaign as a part of current campaign for a better Environment in the All India Industrial Exhibition, Nampally organized by Andhra Pradesh Environment connect (APEC) at Oxford Grammar School on 30.1.2010. The competitions are conducted in Mimicry, Dance, Songs, Street Play/Skit and Puppetry to bring awareness in the areas of water conservation, energy conservation, improving green cover, promoting Green Panchayaths and recycling of plastic and paper waste among the students and parents. Oxford Grammar School students participated in the Skit, Songs and Puppetry competitions, and won prizes in three events.

From OGS:
The students of V & VII classes participated in Puppetry. The theme was “Conservation of Environment and Protection of trees” and they won 1st prize.
The students of VI & VII classes participated in skit competition and won IIIrd Prize. The theme was conservation of water and energy and to develop awareness among the citizens of our country about our mother earth.
The students of VI & VII classes participated in singing competition and won the IInd prize.

Andhra Pradesh Environment connect (APEC) felicitated the students by Sri. K.Suresh Reddy former Speaker, AP State Legislative Assembly at Gala Cultural Evening on Environmental Actions at the Exhibition grounds, Nampally on 31st January, 2010

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1.Oxford Grammar School students performing PUPPETRY programme on Environment "Live and Let Live" at Oxford Grammar School and also at All India Industrial Exhibition, Nampally.

2.On the eve of Gala Cultural Evening on Environmental Actions in connection with Andhra Pradesh Environment Connect(APEC), the students of Oxford Grammar School receiving the 1st prize for puppetry from Former Speaker Sri.K.Suresh Reddy. Here the incharge teacher for this item receiving the Prize. Sri.P.Raghuveer, Chief Conservator of Forest and Smt.C.S.Ramalakshmi, Addl chief Conservator of Forest along with other members of APEC on the dais at All India Industrial Exhibition, Nampally.

3.On the eve of Gala Cultural Evening on Environmental Actions in connection with Andhra Pradesh Environment Connect(APEC) , the students of Oxford Grammar School receiving the 1st prize for puppetry. Former Speaker Sri.K.Suresh Reddy, Smt.C.S.Ramalakshmi, Addl chief Conservator of Forest along with other members of APEC on the dias at All India Industrial Exhibition, Nampally.

4. The students are performing Skit at Oxford Grammar School organized by Andhra Pradesh Environment Connect.
 
 
 

Eco-friendly Ganesha for better environment

A Two-Day workshop on making eco-friendly Ganesha is being organized at Oxford Grammar School by Forum For A Better Hyderabad in association with Heritage and Nature club of Oxford Grammar School, St.No.11, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad as it is being done since few years in various schools of twin cities. The workshop was held on 1st and 2nd September, 2008. The participants were guided by Mr.G.Ramulu, eminent painter and sculptor and other two artisans helped this workshop.

The Oxford Heritage and Nature Club is organising workshop on the make of clay Ganesh Idols every year to create awareness about eco-friendly atmosphere and to reduce the air pollution and water pollution. Children give out a message by using natural colour which are harmless to the nature instead of artificial colours which are harmful. The Ganesh idols are decorated with natural dyes like turmeric powder, grains and seeds to prove that the luster and shine is equivalent to the artificial. 200 Ganesha idols were prepared and the same are being used by some of the student families of Oxford Grammar School.

As the school believes in “learning by making” many students are involved in the workshop. Clay, sticks, seeds and other natural materials were supplied. Children participated with great enthusiasm and made different images of Lord Ganesha. They realized using chemical colours, plaster of Paris and metals is dangerous to environment.

Headmistress, craft teachers, Ms.Usha Turaga, member of the Forum supervised the activity. The other teachers of Oxford Grammar School also guided the workshop. Idols were distributed to the parents of Oxford Grammar School on the conclusion day of the workshop i.e., 2.9.2008.

 
I N V I T A T I O N
The Management, Staff & Students of
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OXFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Himayathnagar, Hyderabad-29
Revival of Nature Club
2008-09
A G E N D A
Dt: 9.8.2008
1. Inviting the Chief Guest
2. Welcome song by 10th Class
3. Presentation of the Report on the Nature Club activities ( 3 mins.)
4. Speech by the Chief Guest (3 mins.)
5. Speech by the students: 1. Pooja – IX B (3 mins.) 2. Harshavardha – X A (3 mins.)
6. Speech by the Chairman, OGS ( 3 mins.)
7. Vote of thanks by Amaresh-X A (2 mins)
8. Distribution of saplings.
OXFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Himayathnagar, Hyderabad-29
Report on Nature Club 2008-09

Oxford Grammar School with a noble cause of creating awareness among the students in the protection of preservation of nature initiated the Oxford Nature Club with 50 members and a teacher guide. Later is has become the member of WWF. During all the years the club has taken up many activities like plantation of trees in the neighbourhood, distribution of free saplings with tree guards to the residents in the lanes of the neighbourhood. The members had initiated the botanical garden in the school ground and tried to grow plants for the study of the students. The club has taken the students to Tiger Project at Srisailam. Nature strides and visit to reserve forests were regular agenda of the club. Students experienced the day and night stays at KBNR Park and Forest Academy at Dhoolapalli.

The club organized many workshops to train the children in the make of clay Ganesha idols, preparation of natural colours for holi etc., Many awareness programmes against the sound pollution by the crackers on Diwali were also organized.

The club even encouraged the students in participating many exhibitions conduced by WWF, Kids for Tiger, National Green Crops. Students also presented many skits on nature as part of “Panchabhootalu” programme by WWF with the help of craft teachers. The members developed many articles using waste, degradable materials. Every year in the month of June as a part of Vanamahotsava celebrations, the club arranges the plantation of trees in the open places and distribution of saplings to the parents. Nature camps in Hyderabad as well as Srisailam Forest etc.,

During 2008-09 Oxford Nature Club decided to take up:
1. The making of compost pits and organic manure.
2. Plantation of trees.
3. Holding workshops.
4. Conducting competitions.
5. Awareness programmes against sound pollution, artificial colours etc.,
Revival of Oxford Nature Club-2008-09
“Care for Nature and Nature takes care of you”. Oxford Grammar School with a noble cause of creating awareness among the students in the protection of preservation of nature and environment initiated the Oxford Nature Club with 150 members and a teacher guide. Later is has become the member of WWF. During all the years the club has taken up many activities like plantation of trees in the neighbourhood, distribution of free saplings with tree guards to the residents in the lanes of the neighbourhood. The members had initiated the botanical garden in the school ground and tried to grow plants for the study of the students.

Oxford Grammar School has organized a programme today to initiate the club activities with distribution of saplings. Mrs.Vani Mohan, Additional Commissioner, GHMC, Mr.M.Vedakumar, Chairman, Oxford Grammar School, Mr.W.G.Prasanna Kumar, Director, National Green Corps distributed the free saplings to the parents.

Speaking on the occasion Mrs.Vani Mohan said that GHMC has kept up target of 10 lakh plantations before December, 2008. She congratulated the students and the management for the contribution for making the city green. She appreciated the work of parents, teachers and students. She advised the students to adopt the habit of giving a plant as gift to the near and dear on any occasion. She hoped that everybody unite together to work for the betterment of the “Green environment”.

Mr.M.Vedakumar, Chairman, OGS and President, Forum for a better Hyderabad said that, Oxford Nature Club is acting as a platform for the students to develop understanding about Nature and to put efforts at their level to take care of it to enable the nature to take care of us. He also said that the Forum is extending support to the 10 lakh sapling plantation programme in twin cities under taken by GHMC. In this cause, the Forum is involving NGOs, Educational Institutions, various communities of the society to spread this programme in various circles of twin cities for a green cover all over. As a part of it, the saplings are being distributed by Oxford Nature Club to the parents and neighbours, he said.

Mr.W.G.Prasanna Kumar, speaking on the occasion gave a good comparison of teacher with nature as they both excuse. He stressed the need for developing love for the nature. He appreciated the sincerity, the dedication of members and the teachers of Oxford Nature Club which is striving hard to bring the awareness among the parents and public towards the protection and conservation of the nature. He remembered his years long association with the Oxford Nature Club and also appreciated the encouragement and help that the Oxford Grammar School management is extending for the various activities undertaking since many years.

Mr.Ramachandra Rao, Professor, Bio-technology and also a parent of Oxford Grammar School appreciated the responsibilities taken up by the Oxford Grammar School nature club and gave a call for every one to join hand in working hard for the vision 2020. Mr.Harshavardhan X class student spoke on the occasion and assumed that all the members of the club will work together to spread the message of protection of conservation.
Nature Club-2008-09
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10 Lakh Tree Plantation Programme

Date: 5-06-2008
Oxford Grammar School Nature Club celebrated ’10 Lakh Tree Plantation Programme’ proposed by G.H.M.C. on 5th June ’08 coinciding with World Environment Day. As a part of programme Mrs. Saileela Reddy Headmistress inaugurated the programme by planting a sapling in St.No.13 Himayatnagar along with the members of the club. To bring the awareness among the people of neighbourhood the students distributed the pamphlets explaining on the theme ‘Each one plant one’ to make positive contribution to the future of Planet Earth.
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III. Visit to Nursery Mela
1.Students of sixth class were taken to nursery Mela on 13th August, 2007
2.They were shown the different verities of plants like floral plants, ornamental plants and different species of fruits and vegetables
3.They were also taken to milk chilling centre on 20th August, 2007
4.This trip was organised for the seventh class students(Nature Club Members) numbering upto 120
5.They were shown the different sections and were introduced to the incharge of that specific unit like
•Processing section
•Boiler section
•Refrigeration section
•Electrical section
•Finished goods section
•First aid section
•Butter and Ghee Section

 
 
 
OGS - NATURE CLUB Care for Nature and Nature takes care of you. To spread awareness about Nature and environment, this Institution takes up regular activities like distribution and planting of saplings and conducts competitions depicting the importance of Nature and Environment. Periodic seminars and field trips and Day and Night camps are conducted to enable the children to learn more about Nature.
 
 
 
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