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Chennai corporation school students visit Germany

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The Times of India      13.07.2017

Chennai corporation school students visit Germany

Seven corporation school students called on municipal administration minister S P Velumani and health minister C Vijayabaskar at the state secretariat.Seven corporation school students called on municipal administration minister S P Velumani and health minister... Read More
CHENNAI: The Greater Chennai Corporation organised an overseas excursion trip for seven students studying in its schools.

The students -- M Parthiban (10), K Nishanth (9), K Ilakkiya (9), A Pushparaj (8), S Haripriya (10), V Priyanka (9) and S Sivagami (9) -- visited Germany for a seven-day trip between July 3 and 10.

On Thursday, the students called on municipal administration minister S P Velumani and health minister C Vijayabaskar at the state secretariat.

The German tour was sponsored in part under the Wings to Fly initiative of the Rotary Club of Madras East and the Goethe Institut in Nungambakkam.

This is the second time the local body has organised an overseas trip for the benefit of its students. Last year, a batch of seven students visited Malaysia.

"The students who went on the trip were the shortlisted finalists in an oratorical competition conducted by the Rotary Club and the Goethe Institut," said an official.

The topic for the competition was "Let's embrace our rivers" which was to be presented in the format of story-telling.

During the tour, the students visited the Berlin and Hamburg cities.

The cleanup project on the Elbe river, which runs through Hamburg, was what the students found most interesting as they said that similar technique could be used to clean the Cooum and the Adyar rivers in Chennai.

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Besides sightseeing, the students also visited the spot where the Berlin wall stood. According to education department officials, the students were intrigued by the cold war history and a split German nation, before the wall came down.

Senior officials said overseas trips were invaluable learning experiences for corporation school students. "Such experiences set them up well for their future," said an official.
 

Corporation school students honoured

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The Hindu      30.05.2015

Corporation school students honoured

Mayor A.P.R. Anthony Grace and Commissioner S.Madhumathi with Corporation school toppers in Tuticorin on Friday.— Photo: N. Rajesh
Mayor A.P.R. Anthony Grace and Commissioner S.Madhumathi with Corporation school toppers in Tuticorin on Friday.— Photo: N. Rajesh

Students of Corporation Higher Secondary School at Samuelpuram here were honoured for having excelled in annual public exams in Plus Two and SSLC in the academic year of 2014-15.

Mayor A.P.R. Anthony Grace gave away prizes to these students here on Friday. In Plus Two examination, Gethsiya scored a total of 1036 marks and Gnanasesurajan got 978 marks.

Sandana Ashwini Rani stood third with a score of 972 marks. As for SSLC examination, Soosai Anthony Melsia scored 462, the highest mark from this school.

While, Esakiammal stood second with a total of 435 marks, Sakthipriya secured third place with her score of 418 marks.

Besides, five students with centum scores in Science and one student with the centum score in Social Science were also honoured.

Further, S. Krishnaveni of VGS School with a score of 497 in SSLC exam was also honoured.

 

Digital classrooms in city

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The Hindu         07.01.2015  

Digital classrooms in city

The Coimbatore Corporation has readied four modern, digital classrooms with computers, internet connection and electronic equipment in as many schools to improve teaching-learning experience.

This could well arrest the declining student strength in schools, said Commissioner K. Vijayakarthikeyan.

Resolution

As per a resolution the Corporation had passed around four months ago, the Corporation had spent Rs. 1 crore to also install interactive boards in the classrooms, where students would get to see modules the teachers had prepared on various topics in textbooks.

The Corporation would supplement the audio-visual modules with those available in the public domain, he added.

The civic body had established the classrooms in its schools on Oppanakara Street, in Selvapuram, Udayampalayam, P.N. Pudur, and Peelamedu.

Extension

In phases, it would extend the facility to other middle and high schools, where students in classes six to nine would benefit by using the facility at least twice a week.

The classes would start this week, said the Commissioner.

The Corporation had taken up the digital classroom project after it found success in the project at the Maniakarampalayam School, where it had partnered with American India Foundation and Dell, for what was called the Digital Equaliser Programme.

In the four schools there were around 1,000 students who would benefit .

 
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