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June 8, 2020
Vol 49, Page 1



What They Say?

"The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

"Many of us ask what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something."
- Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer


A gyroscope is a device used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity. It is a spinning wheel or disc in which the axis of rotation is free to assume any orientation by itself.

XKCD Comic Courtesy: XKCD.COM

Everyday Lessons

“The oceans are treasures of wealth, protect them.” - Yajurveda

This Day for You - June 8


World Oceans Day
For 2020 World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030. This critical need is called 30x30. By safeguarding at least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure a healthy home for all!

Amid Coronavirus pandemic, India prepares to reopen the public spaces from today. But as the cases are on a surge, as a responsible reader, we request you to stay indoors or utmost cautious if you have to move out for very crucial things.

ART Aficionado

Art Work by Students
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"Oracle of Omaha" ~ Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is known as the "Oracle of Omaha," is an investment guru and one of the richest and most respected businessmen in the world. Born in Nebraska in 1930, Warren Buffett demonstrated keen business abilities at a young age. He formed Buffett Partnership Ltd. in 1956, and by 1965 he had assumed control of Berkshire Hathaway.

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Managing the growth of a conglomerate with holdings in the media, security, power, and food and beverage industries, Buffett became one of the world's richest men and a celebrated contributor. As of May 2020, Buffett has an estimated net worth of $68.6 billion.
Between 2006 and 2017, Buffett gave away close to $28 billion in charity. In 1956 Buffet formed the firm Buffett Partnership Ltd. in his hometown of Omaha. Appropriating the techniques, he was successful in recognizing undervalued corporations and became a millionaire.

In June 2006 Buffett announced that he would be giving his entire fortune away to charity, committing 85 percent of it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This donation became the largest act of charitable giving in United States history.

In 2010 Buffett and Gates announced they had formed The Giving Pledge campaign to recruit more wealthy individuals for philanthropic causes. On the flip side, he increased his investment in Apple by 3 percent, and became Bank of America's largest shareholder by exercising warrants for 700 million shares. Early the following year, he added more Apple shares to make it Berkshire Hathaway's largest common stock investment.
In 2016 Buffett launched Drive2Vote, a website aimed at encouraging people in his Nebraska community to exercise their right to vote, as well as to assist in registering and driving voters to a polling location if they needed a ride.

Buffett also challenged the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, to meet and share their tax returns though Trump did not accept the offer. In May 2017 Buffett revealed that he had begun selling some of the approximately 81 million shares he owned in IBM stock, noting that he did not value the company as highly as he did six years earlier.

He has spent most of his life and money to the charity helping and donating to those who need it. He is truly an Inspiration and a god to the needy.

Credits: Tarini Kaushik
Reach me at: 705tk@theschoolsocial.in for any questions, advice or feedback.

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June 8, 2020
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Five Disney movies that are based on historical events.

We all love to watch Disney movies with our family. They make our hearts feel so overwhelmed that we sometimes forget that we are outside the movie. The characters, the music, the dialogues, everything seems perfectly curated in these films. But have you wondered how the makers come up with such interesting plots? Well, some of these movies are based on some ancient mythological tales. Keep reading to find out, what they are:

1) Snow White

The origin of the Snow White tale is not entirely discovered. But there are assumptions of the tale emerging in the 16th Century. There was a german countess by the name of Margarete von Waldeck. She was the most beautiful countess of the time. She fell in love with a prince and was not allowed to marry him. Her father owned mines where a lot of the workers had stunted growth (from where the concept of seven dwarfs came). However, she mysteriously died at the age of 21. It was suspected that her step-mother had poisoned her in disapproval of her marriage with the prince.
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2) Cinderella

The tale of Cinderella has a lot of different versions all around the world. However a chinese version goes like this: The woman was named Ye Xian, whose prosperous father died and left her at the mercy of a cruel step-mother. Oneday Ye Xian finds a magical fish which her step-mother had killed. She feels sorry for the fish and buries it without knowing it was magical. And when the day of the party comes, her wish gets fulfilled by the magical powers of the fish. The rest of the story, you know pretty well!

3) Moana

Another brilliant movie by the Disney production, Moana. The plot has been taken from the Polynesian legend found in the collection of tales called “The Maui Myths”. It is a tale based on the Maori natives of the Tolago (Now, Tolaga) Bay, North Island, New Zealand. Unlike the movie, the character of Maui had four brothers and a prolonged history of his life in the legends.

4) Mulan

Mulan is another successful movie by Disney. The film is based on the Chinese historical events. There was a young woman disguised as a man to fight for her family in the battle against Hun Army. It is a chinese folklore ballad that records the tale of bravery, and inspiration.

5) Pocahontas

The story of Pocahontas comes from the history of colonisation. It is set in the time when the British colonists reached America and started the work of civilizing Native Americans. It depicts the harsh truth of how the colonizers overpower the native americans and meddles with their system of life. However, Disney makes a brilliant tale out of it, for us to enjoy on our free days.

Do you know any other origin story of Disney movies?

Credits: Lovely
Let me know what you think.
Write to me at papris705@theschoolsocial.in for more information, opinion or queries.

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Curiosity, 7 Mins
Female Writers who have used Male Pseudonyms

Pseudonyms are a common way to mask one’s identity, especially that of an author. As such, throughout history, many female writers have used male pseudonyms for various reasons. Some have used one to combat sexism, while others used them to establish themselves in otherwise male-dominated genres. In this article we will look at some famous female authors who have used male pen-names and have a brief discussion on why they did it.

1) Nelle Harper (Harper Lee)

She used the pseudonym “Harper Lee” while penning down the Pulitzer Prize winning “How to Kill a Mockingbird”. She did so you avoid her first name being misidentified as “Nellie”.
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2) The Brontë Sisters(Ellis, Acton, and Currer Bell)

These three great novelists published their first poetry collection under the male pseudonyms of Ellis, Acton, and Currer Bell in the 1800s in an attempt to make people take their work more seriously. This was done especially because, at that time, their style of writing was considered to be “not-so-feminine”.

3) Jane Austen( A Lady)

The author of classics like Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility used the pseudonym of A Lady while publishing her work to maintain anonymity in her battle against patriarchy.

4) Mary Ann Evans(George Elliot)

Mary Ann Evans, who is most notable for her publications like Adam Bede and Middlemarch, used the pseudonym “George Elliot” to make her break in the male dominated literacy world of the late 1800s.

5) Joanne Rowling(JK Rowling & Robert Gailbraith)

While publishing her first Harry Potter Book, she added the “K” in her name at the behest of her publisher who opined that a book by a female author might not appeal to the target audience of young boys and teenagers. The pen-name “Robert Gailbraith” which she used quite some time later, was her own prerogative.

Credits - Arko De.
Reach me at: iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in
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Curiosity, 7 mins

June 8, 2020
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Today you and a partner or small group will explore how you feel about different situations:

Goal: Noticing how different people respond differently to situations to increase self‐awareness and empathy.

Step 1:
Make small chits of these feelings:
Spending me alone | Going to a party with lots of people | Doing a really complicated project | Having a LOT to do | Making a presentation | Cuddling with a bunny | Holding baby | Climbing a mountain | Going really FAST | Diving deep underwater | Defending an idea you care about | Talking intensely about a topic | Doing nothing for hours | Sleeping in till 10:00 am | Competing with others | Playing a team sport | Dancing | Singing | Having many people look at you | Having no one look at you

Fold them small and put in a bowl.

Each person picks up a “Situation” and reads it out loud. Now discuss your different or similar perspectives about that situation. Repeat the process until each person has read one situation or all the situations have been covered.

This can also act as a family or friends bonding exercise.

Group Discussion

Q. Did you all have the same or similar feelings? Why?
Q. How easy or hard is it to imagine that people could have very different feelings in the same situation?
Q. What would happen if we were better at noticing our own and others’ feelings in the moments of our lives?




Do you like to share your feelings even if they are not so good?


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June 8, 2020
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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

AstraZeneca starts producing Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine.
AstraZeneca,a Britain based company is starting the production of Oxford University's potential coronavirus vaccine in India, UK, Switzerland and Norway.If the vaccine's ongoing human trials are proven successful by September, AstraZeneca will produce 200 crore doses worldwide.

UK researchers to begin trial to see if dogs can detect coronavirus in humans
Researchers in the UK will begin a trial to see if dogs can detect coronavirus before symptoms appear in humans. Six specialist dogs will be given samples of the odour of COVID-19 patients from London hospitals and taught to distinguish their smell from those who are uninfected.


Passionate about the waters? Join the UN for the United Nations World Oceans Day virtual event in celebration of the 2020 theme, Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.
Produced in partnership with the non-profit organization Oceanic Global, UN World Oceans Day 2020 will be a day-long event featuring keynote speeches, panels, and presentations with leading ocean voices.

Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean
MONDAY • 8 JUNE 2020 | 10AM - 5PM EDT

THE Happy Pill

Hotel Stays Open During Lockdowns to House Homeless Locals; And They’ re Repaying the Favor With Odd Jobs. Fellow guest 48-year-old Peter Swinbourne, who has been homeless for 25 years, said that the staff’s kindness “saved” him. The 60-room hotel, which normally charges guests up to £155 per night, opted to stay open to provide shelter to people living on the streets.

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June 8, 2020
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Student's Blog


About the Author:

Grade 6, Bal Bharati Public School,

In these troubles we have today
I have something to say
Maybe these days feel long
As a country we have to stand strong
Lockdown everywhere, everyone at home
There is no place to roam
Markets are shut
Big lock on Pizza Hut
No movie theatres to go
But the courage is not low
We will fight together
But don’t keep any get-together
Don’t come out. Please, please
Unless you have some urgent needs
Animals and birds are wandering out
We are having our classes on Hangout
Don’t panic. Be at home


Your Chance to Get Published

We believe that talent is inherent, all we need are opportunities. Through The School Social E-Magazine, we give our young students, their parents and the teachers an opportunity to showcasetheir talent, share their stories and engage in thoughtful activities. Our daily issues have brought a lot of talent out of the cave and made hesitant people confident.
We invite entries from all students, teachers and parents to show their creative talent and submit their Write-ups, Stories, Poems, Paintings, Sketches, Doodles, Photography, and all kinds of Creative Arts.
Make the most of this opportunity and showcase your talent to the world outside. Entries are open for the following categories:

1. Art Aficionado: Poems and Creative Arts (Word or PDF format)
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7. Be the Change: How you have contributed to the society?
8. I Care I Share: Parent's Diaries
9. Be Better: For the Positive Perspective

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Entries can be submitted through this button below or mailed to write@theschoolsocial.in. Feel free to contact us at 9711804070 for more details.

June 8, 2020 Credits

1) Lovely Sarkar - papris705@theschoolsocial.in
2) Ipsita - ipsita@theschoolsocial.in
3) Arko De - iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in
4) Tarini - 705tk@theschoolsocial.in

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