Swara Lahiri, a dedicated and enthusiastic Year Group 7 student of Valistus, undertook the initiative to create an insightful report summarizing the noteworthy "Expressions" event held on September 1st. Her commitment to documenting the event has enabled us to capture the essence of the presentations and the invaluable interaction between parents and students.
After weeks of consistent work from years 6th, 7th and 8th, the event Expressions finally took place on 1st September. Expressions is an event that introduces parents to what students have learned in the past month of August. Students were assigned to a subject and were tasked to create charts and projects that would display their studies to the school.
There were 8 subjects— English, Mathematics, Science (Chemistry, Physics and Biology), SST, Civics, STEM, Hindi, and French. Each had a unique premise to show to the guests.
English students wrote reviews, reports and stories about the paintings they saw earlier this month at the Museum of Art and Photography. They presented two separate paintings and asked the parents to write down their opinions about the meaning of each piece. In Mathematics, students interconnected math and music, math and sports together. Pupils of year 8 talked about triangulation and banking simulations. Students of year 7 had created charts for chemistry and physics about the history of atomic structure and discussions on how Chandrayaan 3’s speed changed when descending onto the moon respectively. Year 8 spoke about the rise in tomato prices and how it’s affected family households in India for biology.
Sixth grade students of SST designed an infographic about two Indian rivers, Sabarmati and Tungabhadra. In Civics, all classes dealt with the importance of human rights, fundamental rights and duties and human rights in countries outside India. STEM students created a fake time machine and researched the materials, advantages, disadvantages and history of the idea. Hindi collaborated with mathematics and connected it to temples found around the country, while in French students created a future museum displaying artefacts from the year 2,400.
Parents and relatives were invited to visit the school and see the things that were studied in August. They understood the relation between each subject and purpose for every product. Parents played interactive games hosted by the students and were gifted minor prizes like candy."