Mayoor organises German Cultural Programme
The German Department of Mayoor School, Noida organised a German Cultural Programme in the school premises with much zeal and zest on 21 October 2021.
The enriching event was graced by Ms. Veronika Taranzinskaja, Project Head- PASCH, Tanvi Duggal- Project Manager PASCH and Matthias Dünnwald- Project Manager, Educational Services from Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi.
Principal Mrs. Alka Awasthi welcomed the distinguished guests and highlighted the importance of learning a new language. She also reiterated that multi-culturalism approach leads to co-existence and brings diversity in learning. The talented German learners presented mesmerizing cultural events. The presentation was a mellifluous rendition including German song, Indian classical and German instrumental music, poetry recitation and a fusion dance which captivated the guests. The programme celebrated and accentuated the culture and traditions of Germany. The German department had put together a PowerPoint presentation showcasing activities and achievements undertaken by the German learners of the school. Emphasising the importance of learning the foreign language, Ms. Veronika in her address, appreciated the students for their laudable performance and expressed her happiness about the learning which is expounded in school.
The exhilarating event was a huge success and left an indelible mark on the audience.
Indo-Spain Exchange Programme at Mayoor
The Indo-Spain Exchange Programme was organised by Mayoor School, Noida in collaboration with GSD International, Buitrago to promote the foreign language and inter-cultural competencies of the participating students. The exchange familiarized the Indian and Spanish students alike to different cultures, traditions & education system diaspora. Six students and one teacher from Mayoor School visited Spain from 11 November to 20 November2019.
They attended Spanish language classes followed by enriching and engaging activities. India’s rich and cultural heritage came to the forefront when Mayoorians shared the stage with Spanish counterparts making them groove to the Indian dances and shaking a leg with them on popular Spanish dance form, Flamingo. The group also embarked on a joyful journey of inter-twining exposure of Spanish cuisines and various hues and colours of Spanish culture.
During the stay, group visits to various significant places like Santiago Bernabeu, Royal Palace, Cathederal Almudena, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, Puerta de Sol were organized that provided an insight into the rich heritage of the country. The takeaway from this incredible experience is that such programmes provide a platform for a pragmatic confluence of divergent cultures. The school Principal, Ms Alka Awasthi congratulated the students on their accomplishment with travel diaries of cherished memories of a new land. She wished them many more exciting opportunities to explore new avenues.
German Music Live Concert
Music transcends boundaries. Music binds souls. Music has a universal language. Music creates harmony. The transcending harmony was created as Mayoor School , Noida hosted a Live Music Concert on 26 August 2019 conducted by German Band “Erfindenker” “Hitzefrei” Goethe-Insitute Max Müller Bhavan, New Delhi. Beautifully decorated Amphitheater, situated in the heart of the school, admired by the German guests, reverberated with the musical notes enchanting all the listeners.
In true exchange of cultures, the event began with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony invoking the blessings of Ma Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, wisdom and creativity. Principal Ms. Alka Awasthi welcomed the members of the band, guests from German Embassy and Goethe-Institute and said that such exchanges are integral for raising global citizens with comprehensive world view.
This musical event was witnessed by 700 students from 21 prestigious schools of Delhi NCR, along with German dignitaries Mr. Jochen Karl Schindelarz Cultural Officer at the German Embassy, Mr. Thomas Meyer, Director of Information Services South Asia at Goethe-Institute, Ms. Preeti Shah, Project Manager, Educational Services at Goethe-Institute Max Müller Bhavan, New Delhi, Ms. Acheena Kalra, Project Coordinator, Educational Services at Goethe-Institute Max Müller Bhavan.
The students of Mayoor School welcomed the guests by presenting a beautiful traditional fusion dance that was enjoyed by all the guests and the gathering of students. Mr. Jochen Karl Schindelarz from the German Embassy in his address reaffirmed that music breaks all barriers and binds people together for communal harmony. Mr. Thomas Meyer, Director of Information Services South Asia at Goethe-Institute applauded the efforts of Mayoor School in successful organisation of the concert that will be instrumental in pushing the boundaries and bringing the two cultures closer.
The students of host school from classes VIII-XI sang and danced to the mellifluous rendition by the German singers with great enthusiasm and the entire atmosphere was charged with soulful music and joy that it spread.
Mayoorians Attend Student Exchange Programme at MAYO
Students of Class VIII of Mayoor School, Noida which has a collaboration with Mayo College General Council, Ajmer went to Mayo College, Ajmer to attend a Student Exchange Programme from 6th April 2017 to 9th April 2017. The students stayed at the Mayo College hostel along with the resident students and attended classes , art related activities like tie and dye, made sculptures with clay , learnt Gujarati painting , vocal music and Gujarati folk dance.
The visit proved to be an enriching experience for everyone as they got the opportunity to witness the huge campus, the museum, and attend aerodynamic, glass making and carpentry classes and came back with many memories to cherish.
Mayoorians Visit Germany
Students of Mayoor School, Noida which has a collaboration with Mayo College General Council, Ajmer visited Germany in April to attend the final phase of the third Indo-German exchange programme between Herderschule, Geissen and Mayoor School, Noida. The exchange programme had started when German students came to Mayoor School in October, 2016 and stayed in India with their Indian partners . The main objective of this programme is to promote the foreign language and the inter-cultural competencies of the participating students .
Indo-German Exchange Program 2016-17 at Mayoor School, Noida
The third Indo- German Exchange Program is being organised between Mayoor School, Noida and Herderschule, Giessen. It intends to promote the foreign language and intercultural competencies of the participating students. The exchange familiarises the Indian and German students alike to different cultures, traditions & education systems.
Two German teachers and 8 Students from the German partner school Hederschule, Gieβen visited Mayoor School from 27th October 2016 to 11th November 2016. They attended classes in school, worked on the Project: Become a Youtube star- Chances & risks. The German students were hosted by the Indian partners at their residence. At Mayoor School they witnessed Synergy Inter School festival. To acquaint the Germans with the Indian culture and heritage, visits to various monuments like Amber Fort, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, City Palace museum and Hawa Mahal were organised. Street shopping at Hawa Mahal proved to be fascinating for the German students. They were also taken to Akshardham. They have visited Max Mueller Bhavan and a rural village. A number of activities like Yoga, Poster Making competition, basketball and football matches were organised for the German students. Cooking class was also attended by German & Indian students wherein Indian dishes like Besan Chilla and Chana Salad was made by German students. A scintillating Bhangra dance performance was presented by both German & Indian students. A presentation on the Project: Become a Youtube star- Chances & risks were given by the students. It was an enriching and memorable experience for both the Indian and the German students.These academic exchanges allow the students to discover the host country's culture in every aspect, by sharing the everyday life of an Indian family. This enriching experience adds a real-life dimension to the course content being taught in the school. With the help of these exchanges, the partner school or university makes itself known and learns the know-how to organise intercultural projects, to communicate with foreign colleagues and to learn new ways to make the German language classes more interesting.