INTER HOUSE COMPETITIONS - WE WIN TO GROW…. WE LOSE TO LEARN
While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it.
Competitions are not only about winning prizes. They have a major role to play in motivating students to perform, showcase their skills, uncover personal attributes and excel.
The students of all classes are grouped into four houses - Spartans, Knights, Trojans and Samurais.
Various literary, cultural and sports competitions are organised for the children throughout the academic year where in every student is given an opportunity to explore his/her potential.
Not only do the children get recognition for their input, the house they represent is also affected by their performance.
DSE always feels that . . . Competitions are an integral part of the process called ‘Education’.
An extremely colourful and jubilant Inter-House Mask Making Competition, ‘Mask-o-Mania’ was organized on 9th June, 2018 for grades VIII – X. The students put in their heart and soul to come up with the best of ideas from the themes given. The final judgement was taken by the art teacher Mr Soumik and a parent-judge Ms. Manasa. The criteria for judgement were: creativity, detailing of design and originality. Amidst the tough competition, Samurais were announced the winner, while Trojans stood second.
FLOWER BOUQUET ARRANGEMENT
The students of Grades V – VII had a ‘Flower Bouquet Arrangement’ Competition on 9th June,2018. Each group had four students representing their respective houses. The participants used different combinations of fresh/ hand-made flowers to present their artistic skills. This competition brought out the students’ creative skills and imagination. The judges, Ms Usha & Ms Manasa appreciated the efforts of the students. Samurais bagged both the winners and runners position!
GRADES III & IV
To enhance the confidence and speaking skill of the students, a story telling Inter-House Competition, ‘The Tale Tellers’ was held on 18th June, 2018 for the students of Grade III & IV. Two teams per house participated in the Final round. Each team was required to construct a story based on the visuals shown. They were given half an hour to write a story and then 15 minutes for presentation. Through this the students’ thinking abilities, creative writing, use of vocabulary were judged.
Though all the teams mesmerized the audience with their creative and brilliant performance, Spartans stood as winners and Samurais took the second place.
GARDES I & II
As a part of Grade I& II’s inter-house competition, ‘Little MasterChef” competition was held on 22/06/2018. Kids enjoyed making salad and learn’t the various nutritive value of the dish. One could see lot of variation in salad dressing. Judges had tough time in judging the recipe but at the same time kids were busy in relishing each other’s dish.
GRADES III & IV
To develop a sense of appreciation towards all of natures’ creation and to take pleasure in the beauty of the monsoon season, Inter house –‘IKEBANA’ –flower arrangement competition was held on 29th June, 2018. The students of Grade III – IV participated with joyous enthusiasm. The beautiful floral display depicted the aesthetic sense of children and spread color in the school campus. Participants used various fresh & artificial flowers, bamboo strips and unconventional material to exhibit beautiful art work. The beautifully designed arrangements were judged by Ms Sugra Fatima, Pre-primary Coordinator and Ms Aishwarya (a visitor on campus).
My Kitchen – the much awaited Inter-house competition for Grades VIII – X was organized on 30th June, 2018. Buzzing behind the scenes were strategies to create fine dining experiences, deciding the menu, delegating the work, naming their restaurant, making the check list and above all, the anticipation.
The competition witnessed all the four houses striding into the venue with the classic poise of famed chefs and systematically arranging the paraphernalia on the tables. The environment gradually transformed from that of a much anticipated competition to a battle field. Finally the delectable dishes as varied as Rissoto, truffles, pudding, Hakka noodles, spring rolls ,paneer tikkas and much more were served for tasting at their ‘a-la-restaurant’.
The judges were awe-struck with the fine dining experience they had and congratulated the participants for an extraordinary display and a lip-smacking spread!
GRADES I & II
As a part of Grade I& II’s inter-house competition, ‘Hurdle and Cone race’ competition was held on 29/06/2018. Kids were found storming on the ground, but in a very organized manner. Separate girls and boys race was held. It was very well- managed and executed by the physical trainer staff.