Co-Curricular / Life Skills Through Structure Curriculum

Life Skills programme and classes

Through a structured learning programme, a host of learning experiences are provided through which it is ensured that the above mentioned life skills are developed. Furthermore assessment and evaluation as to how much a child has learnt has also been streamlined, organized and mapped out, using various tools of assessment like observations, checklist, anecdotal records, portfolios, group discussion, debates, visual - aids, brainstorming etc. Assessment is done on the basis of following three parameters with the help of indicators of assessment and checklist.

  • Participation
  • Interest
  • Motivation

Life Skill Through Structural Curriculum Report

Students engaged in SWOT analysis in Life Skills in Grades VI-X in January 2015

  • Life Skill Activity

The students were made to do SWOT analysis.

A SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT matrix) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats involved in a project or in a business venture. A SWOT analysis can be carried out for a product, place, industry or person. It involves specifying the objective of the business venture or project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieve that objective.

  • Strengths: characteristics of the business or project that give it an advantage over others.
  • Weaknesses: characteristics that place the business or project at a disadvantage relative to others.
  • Opportunities: elements that the project could exploit to its advantage.
  • Threats: elements in the environment that could cause trouble for the business or project.

It is very important for children to understand that whenever they take any project or task in their school life or in future life as well, they should first analyze it with SWOT. This will help them in making clear understanding of their objectives as well as give them deeper clarity about their project.

Students were asked to take their project as Preparation of FA4 exams, and then find their SWOT they face while preparing it.
After completion of this activity students now know their weaker areas and threats to convert them into positive direction.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work

  • Life Skill Activity

  • SUBJECT : Moral Value
  • TOPIC : Brain Storming
  • ACTIVITY : Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
  • CLASS :VI A
  • DATE : 4July 2014
  • CONDUCTED BY :Anjali Drolia


REPORT :

  1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination.
  2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
  3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED : Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work

  • Life Skill Activity

  • SUBJECT : Moral Value
  • TOPIC : Brain Storming
  • ACTIVITY : Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
  • CLASS :VI D
  • DATE : 4July 2014
  • CONDUCTED BY :Rinky Maini


REPORT :

  1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination.
  2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
  3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED : Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work

  • Life Skill Activity

  • SUBJECT : Moral Value
  • TOPIC : Brain Storming
  • ACTIVITY : Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
  • CLASS :VI E
  • DATE : 4July 2014
  • CONDUCTED BY : Rita Dey


REPORT :

  1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination.
  2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
  3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED : Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work

  • Life Skill Activity

  • SUBJECT : Moral Value
  • TOPIC : Brain Storming
  • ACTIVITY : Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
  • CLASS :VI B
  • DATE : 4July 2014
  • CONDUCTED BY : Ambika Yadav


REPORT :

  1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination.
  2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
  3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED : Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work

  • Life Skill Activity

  • SUBJECT : Moral Value
  • TOPIC : Brain Storming
  • ACTIVITY : Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
  • CLASS :VI C
  • DATE : 4July 2014
  • CONDUCTED BY : MS Archana


REPORT :

  1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination.
  2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
  3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED : Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to understand how important discipline is in school, personal and social life

  • SUBJECT : Moral Value
  • TOPIC : Discipline
  • ACTIVITY : Interactive session between the teacher and the students to understand how important discipline is in school, personal and social life
  • CLASS :IX- A/B
  • DATE : 24th July 14
  • CONDUCTED BY : Mitu Singh


It is really important for students to know what the importance of “DISCIPLINE” in life is. They were explained whether they are in school or social milieu they should be in discipline and set examples for others with their model behaviour. Certain questions were discussed like-

  • a. What is discipline?
  • b. What causes indiscipline in class?
  • c. What all measures they can take to control the discipline in class?
  • d. Do I have control on my inner self?

The students shared their opinion on each questions and discussed their experiences regarding discipline and indiscipline.

An interactive session along with a practical based activity to enforce coordination among students was conducted

  • Life Skill Activity

  • SUBJECT : Moral Value
  • TOPIC : Doing Your Best (Determination, Focus)
  • ACTIVITY : An interactive session along with a practical based activity to enforce coordination among students was conducted
  • CLASS : VII
  • DATE : 25 July 2014
  • CONDUCTED BY : Suman Bhanwala


The teacher narrated a real life incident from the Value card and through it laid emphasis on the values of concentration, determination and focus which can help the students to achieve their goals.

The students were guided about the ways by which goals can be attained and their relevance in our day to day lives. The students engaged in various activities like analysing themselves and writing down their strengths and weaknesses. They were asked to select any one of their classmates, write what they admire most in him or her and write a small appreciation note.

Good Behaviour In Human Interaction

  • Life Skill Activity

  • SUBJECT : Moral Value
  • TOPIC : Good Behaviour In Human Interaction
  • ACTIVITY : Theme based situation was given for the role enactment.
  • CLASS : X-A/X-B
  • DATE : 21st & 30th July 2014
  • CONDUCTED BY : Bhupinder Kaur


Two groups were formed in the class and the students were told to enact a play in which they were made to understand the key attributes of good behaviour. Before the play, they were asked what constitutes good behaviour. In the brainstorming session, Patience, Respect towards others & Pro-Social behaviour were mentioned as the key aspects that make a balanced personality.

It was clear through the scene enactments that every difficult situation can be solved without aggression. At the end of the play, an interactive & brainstorming session was held between both the groups.

A Workshop on ‘How to cope Up with Exam Stress’ conducted with Classes IX-A & IX-B on 11th September

  • Life Skill Activity
  • Life Skill Activity

A workshop was conducted by the Health & Wellness teacher Ms Bhupinder Kaur with the students of Grades IX. It was told that excessive worry about upcoming exams, fear of being evaluated & apprehension about the consequences leads to Exam Anxiety and combated by following a few desirable tips. Lifestyle issues:-
Inadequate rest, poor nutrition, too many stimulants, insufficient exercise, not scheduling available time & not prioritizing commitments are the main contributors to Exam Anxiety.

Poor Studying Styles:-
Inefficient: inconsistent content coverage; trying to memorize the textbook; binge studying; all-night studying before exams

Ineffective: reading without understanding; cannot recall the material; not making revision notes; not revising.

Few tips were shared with the students which can help them in calming down the stressful situation.

Be Prepared- Keep the notes, books and essays needed to study for a test/exam handy.

Make a Plan- Working out how much time they have to revise and planning how they can use it best by making a timetable is a key factor in dealing with exam stress.

Know when and where you work best- Study when you are fully awake and your senses and faculties are at the sharpest.

Take a Break- Psychologists suggest that we can only concentrate properly for about 45 minutes at one stretch, while neuroscientists tell us that the longer we try and focus on one thing, the less our brains are able to deal with it effectively. Take breaks to stay refreshed. Instead of cramming in more revision or, indeed, stressing over how to deal with exam stress.

Eat & Drink Well- Lots of processed, sugary foods like cereal, biscuits, sweets and chocolate should be avoided. Stay hydrated with lots of water, low-cal sodas or herbal teas is the best way to stay alert.

Get Exercise- This is probably one of the best ways of dealing with exam stress.

Avoid Stimulants- Like caffeine, lots of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs can give the impression that you are somehow dealing with exam stress. But they can all leave you craving more and, in excess, will either slow or bring you down, or over-stimulate you.

Sleep Well- A hot bath and having somewhere dedicated just to sleeping (and not to watching TV or going on a computer, phone or tablet) will help you switch off.

Relaxation- Finding a calm, quiet space and try breathing deeply in and out for a few minutes can relieve the stress.

Talk about it with Someone- Almost everyone finds exams stressful – so you are not alone. Expressing your worries to a good friend, family member, your school tutor or a student counselor will help get them out of your system.

Reward yourself- Build in treats to your timetable – anything you can look forward to as a reward for sticking to it.

Keep it in Perspective- If you feel you have really messed up an exam, there’s nothing you can do until you get the results. Worrying about it won’t help – and may reduce your chances of doing well in other exams you are taking.

Life Skill Workshop on Anger Management conducted with the students of Classes VI-VIII on 3rd September

  • Life Skill Activity
  • Life Skill Activity

A Life Skill workshop on Anger Management was conducted in classes VI-VIII by the Health & Wellness teachers, Ms Bhupinder Kaur & Ms Mitu Singh. The workshop started with what is Anger & What leads to Anger. The students were told that psychologists all over the world believe in Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis which means most of the anger is caused due to rising level of frustration in human lives. The problem is not with the anger as it is a normal emotion but the problem with anger is that many of us don't learn to manage it effectively. Domestic abuse, road rage, workplace violence, divorce, and addictions are a few of the external examples of the results of poor anger management. As it has been rightly said that "You can solve all of the problems some of the time and some of the problems all of the time, but you can't solve all of the problems all of the time." No matter what you do, you can't solve the problem, but you can learn to control and resolve your anger.

Some of the Anger Management techniques conveyed and explained to the youngsters by Ms. Bhupinder and Ms. Mitu Singh were -

  1. Put your anger on hold- Do choose a time to find solutions to problems; just make it when you can talk rationally and comfortably - when you can stay in control.
  2. Get some exercise-If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other favorite physical activities.
  3. Taking a few deep breaths calms you – It makes you feel stronger both mentally and physically, and can cut those mountain like problems down to size!
  4. Counting to ten (or one hundred) helps you to step back from the situation, buys time for you to examine the problem and decide on an effective, rational way to express your anger.
  5. Don’t React to Anger; Instead Respond - Reacting to anger is a learned, impulsive behavior that becomes instinctive. Responding to anger allows you to examine various solutions and gives you the opportunity to choose the one that works the best for you.
  6. Regular exercise, healthy eating, and adequate sleep are as essential to your emotional health as they are to your physical well-being.
  7. Think before you speak-Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything and allow others involved in the situation to do the same.
  8. Better Communication - Listen carefully to what the other person is saying. And take your time before answering.

An interactive session along with a practical based activity to enforce coordination among students was conducted

  • Life Skill Activity

SUBJECT: Moral Value
TOPIC: Doing Your Best (Determination, Focus)
ACTIVITY: An interactive session along with a practical based activity to enforce coordination among students was conducted
CLASS: VII
DATE: 25 July 2014
CONDUCTED BY: Suman Bhanwala

The teacher narrated a real life incident from the Value card and through it laid emphasis on the values of concentration, determination and focus which can help the students to achieve their goals.

The students were guided about the ways by which goals can be attained and their relevance in our day to day lives. The students engaged in various activities like analysing themselves and writing down their strengths and weaknesses. They were asked to select any one of their classmates, write what they admire most in him or her and write a small appreciation note.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to understand how important discipline is in school, personal and social life

  • Life Skill Activity

SUBJECT: Moral Value
TOPIC: Discipline
ACTIVITY: Interactive session between the teacher and the students to understand how important discipline is in school, personal and social life
CLASS: IX- A/B
DATE: 24th July 14
CONDUCTED BY: Mitu Singh

It is really important for students to know what the importance of “DISCIPLINE” in life is. They were explained whether they are in school or social milieu they should be in discipline and set examples for others with their model behaviour.

Certain questions were discussed like-
a. What is discipline?
b. What causes indiscipline in class?
c. What all measures they can take to control the discipline in class?
d. Do I have control on my inner self?

The students shared their opinion on each questions and discussed their experiences regarding discipline and indiscipline.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work, VI-E

  • Life Skill Activity

SUBJECT: Moral Value
TOPIC: Brain Storming
ACTIVITY: Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
CLASS: VI D
DATE: 4July 2014
CONDUCTED BY: Rita Dey

REPORT:
1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination
2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED: Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work, VI-D

  • Life Skill Activity

SUBJECT: Moral Value
TOPIC: Brain Storming
ACTIVITY: Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
CLASS: VI D
DATE: 4July 2014
CONDUCTED BY: RinkyMaini

REPORT:
1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination
2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED: Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work, VI-C

  • Life Skill Activity

SUBJECT: Moral Value
TOPIC: Brain Storming
ACTIVITY: Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
CLASS: VI C
DATE: 4July 2014
CONDUCTED BY: Ms Archana

REPORT:
1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination
2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED: Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work, VI-B

  • Life Skill Activity

SUBJECT: Moral Value
TOPIC: Brain Storming
ACTIVITY: Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
CLASS: VI B
DATE: 4July 2014
CONDUCTED BY: Ambika Yadav

REPORT:
1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination
2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED: Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work, VI-A

  • Life Skill Activity

SUBJECT: Moral Value
TOPIC: Brain Storming
ACTIVITY: Interactive session between the teacher and the students to believe in their goals with focus and constant hard work
CLASS: VI A
DATE: 4July 2014
CONDUCTED BY: Anjali Drolia

REPORT:
1. The teacher will narrate a real life incident from the Value card laying emphasis on the accomplishment of their goals through their concentration and constant determination
2. Students will be made to realise their goals and help them to explore ways to attain them by giving real life examples.
3. The student will share their experiences and discuss with their peers their vision and outlook towards their ambition to succeed in their ventures.

SKILLS INCULCATED: Thinking Skills, Critical thinking, Try and fail but don’t fail to try.

Theme based situation was given for the role enactment.

  • Life Skill Activity

SUBJECT: Moral Value
TOPIC: Good Behaviour in Human Interaction
ACTIVITY: Theme based situation was given for the role enactment.
CLASS: X-A/X-B
DATE: 21st & 30th July 2014
CONDUCTED BY: Bhupinder Kaur
Two groups were formed in the class and the students were told to enact a play in which they were made to understand the key attributes of good behaviour. Before the play, they were asked what constitutes good behaviour. In the brainstorming session, Patience, Respect towards others & Pro-Social behaviour were mentioned as the key aspects that make a balanced personality.

It was clear through the scene enactments that every difficult situation can be solved without aggression. At the end of the play, an interactive & brainstorming session was held between both the groups.

A Workshop on Gender Sensitization conducted on 07th Aug’14 for students of Grades VIII-XII

  • Workshop on Gender Sensitization
  • Workshop on Gender Sensitization
  • Workshop on Gender Sensitization

A Workshop on Gender Sensitization was organized for Classes VIII-XII in the Middle Wing Auditorium under the guidance of Dr Rajiv, who is a Consultant Psychiatrist at AIIMS, Max Hospital, and Gurgaon & with great experience serving people in Mata Chanan Devi Hospital Janakpuri also. He succeeded in throwing light on the livewire issue of Gender Sensitivity. His main aim was to clear in the students’ minds:

  • What is sexual identity
  • Gender Roles
  • Gender Identity
It was told that in the latency period, the girls & boys are subjected to pre-defined roles of girls playing with dolls & boys plays with cars. The conventional perspective of the society conditions us to believe that these roles will be played by each gender respectively. Also, in most mindsets, male & female have certain differences like:
  • Men hunted, women gathered
  • Men protected, female nurtured
  • Men compete mentally, are physically stronger, women are 3% more intelligent, emotional & understanding.
  • Men have tunnel vision, females have wider peripheral vision.
  • Muscular & spatial abilities are stronger in males than females.
He also talked about other important yet delicate topics like women empowerment, eve-teasing, sexual harassment, child abuse, child marriage, & sati system. He also said that girls wearing short skirts do not pose the actual problem but wrong thinking on the part of men thinking can lead to various problems.

He highlighted upon the need for female empowerment & how we can bring change in society if:
  • Government raises more & more funds for educating girls in prohibited areas.
  • Females are respected; appreciated for her work, her contribution to family, community & country.
  • Freedom of expression.
  • Sharing of household work by males.
  • Control on resources.
  • Start with an individual-family-community & then country.
Dr Rajiv concluded the workshop by reiterating "Equal opportunity for females in all the professions & equal opportunity for all!"
The workshop was an eye opener for the youth of our school and society.

Life Skills workshop conducted by the Principal, Ms. Ritu Mehta with the students of Grades VI-XII on 2nd July'14

  • Life Skills workshop conducted by the Principal, Ms. Ritu Mehta
  • Life Skills workshop conducted by the Principal, Ms. Ritu Mehta
  • Life Skills workshop conducted by the Principal, Ms. Ritu Mehta

The workshop conducted by the principal, Ms. Ritu Mehta was attended by the students and faculty members of Grades VI-XII. The session started with a presentation of Skill Clubs by Ms. Ritu Mehta, the principal.

Ms. Mehta clearly spelt out the multiple objectives and advantages of having a plethora of Skill Clubs and explained to the students how the Skills Club have been streamlined so that more activities can be carried out, involving the students and in a more systematic manner. Ms. Mehta also elaborated upon all the benefits that will accrue to the students from engaging and pursuing in these activities to the best of their abilities. She gave the example of how MUN Skill Club can sharpen the debating and critical thinking skills of the students and also introduce them to the world diplomacy.

Ms. Mehta also spelt out how the Skill Clubs have been aligned with the time-table, allocation of periods for carrying out club activities, the four compulsory clubs (Ramanujan, Triveni, Literary and Einstein), the optional clubs, how they will be graded and how they will be displayed in the portfolios, PTMs, exhibitions.

After that, Karan Nigam, Devishi, Vidhi and Shaurya Babbar regaled the audience with their experiences about the school trips to Kotabagh and Jim Corbett. The students made a special mention of the fun activities they enjoyed, the sight-seeing tours, the places they visited and the local culture they absorbed.

Students of Grades III-V shown a presentation on stress Management on 30th November'12

The students of Classes III, IV and V were shown a thought provoking presentation on Stress Management on 30thNovember'12. The students were explained how they can get rid of some of the bad habits they have since they raise stress levels among children. The young scholars were then educated about how cultivating good habits lead to a healthy and stress free life. The effect and impact of each and every food they eat on their physical as well as mental health was also stressed upon. Stress relieving foods were also a part of the presentation. Students learned a lot from the thoroughly enjoyable presentation. It was a good learning experience for the teachers as well as the students.


An Inter-Dynasty Geerting Card Making Comeptition (19th DECEMBER'2012)


Life Skill Workshop on Stress conducted in Senior Grades on 29th October'13


A Life Skill Workshop was conducted by the school counselor, Ms. Bhupinder Kaur for the students of Grades VIII A & B 29th October'13. The aim of the workshop was to make the youngsters aware about what is stress, its consequences on health and ways to deal with it positively. There are different types of stressors in our life like performance stress or goal directed stress, physical stressors, emotional stressors and stress from loss of any kind. A child usually finds a situation stressful when the schools work start piling up, during exam time, when being bullied by someone or arguing with parents, friends, brothers or sisters. Stress can affect different people in different ways as well as wreck havoc on our body and our feelings e.g. headaches, body or muscular pain, having difficulty in sleeping. Stress affects our feelings adversely; we exhibit stress by becoming sad, irritable, frustrated, losing our temper easily and inability to focus on school work.

Towards the end of the workshop, practical and productive ways to handle stress were discussed. Talking to somebody who is trustworthy and working out solutions can help in overcoming stress. Another way can be writing down the stressful situations on a piece of paper and listing down the things to tackle them. Exercise, meditation, relaxing and taking a break will help in combating the stress. If these things don't help and if stress reaches certain level where the child goes into depression, then expert help is highly advisable as well as desirable.

The senior children showed their involvement by asking questions and suggesting answers. They realized and accepted that they can take stress up to a point; often they don't want to speak about it, wish to escape from the stressful situation and don't want to confront it. Remedies discussed in the workshop will help them to realize how a stress free life paves the way for a happy and healthy life.


Life Skill Workshop on Stress conducted in senior grades on 22nd October'13

A Life Skill Workshop was conducted by the school counselor, Ms. Bhupinder Kaur for the students of Grades IX-X on 22nd October'13. The aim of the workshop was to make the youngsters aware about what is stress, its consequences on health and ways to deal with it positively. There are different types of stressors in our life like performance stress or goal directed stress, physical stressors, emotional stressors and stress from loss of any kind. A child usually finds a situation stressful when the school work start piling up, during exam time, when being bullied by someone or arguing with parents, friends, brothers or sisters. Stress can affect different people in different ways as well as wreck havoc on our body and our feelings e.g. headaches, body or muscular pain, having difficulty in sleeping. Stress affects our feelings adversely; we exhibit stress by becoming sad, irritable, frustrated, losing our temper easily and inability to focus on school work.

Towards the end of the workshop, practical and productive ways to handle stress were discussed. Talking to somebody who is trustworthy and working out solutions can help in overcoming stress. Another way can be writing down the stressful situations on a piece of paper and listing down the things to tackle them. Exercise, meditation, relaxing and taking a break will help in combating the stress. If these things don't help and if stress reaches certain level where the child goes into depression, then expert help is highly advisable as well as desirable.

The senior children showed their involvement by asking questions and suggesting answers. They realized and accepted that they can take stress up to a point; often they don't want to speak about it, wish to escape from the stressful situation and don't want to confront it. Remedies discussed in the workshop will help them to realize how a stress free life paves the way for a happy and healthy life.