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May 4th, 2020
Vol 19, Page 1

May the 4th Be With YOU
May the 4th Be With YOU
What They Say?

"Good bye, old friend. May the Force be with you."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering.”
– Yoda



NEVER SEEN STAR WARS

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This Day for You - May 2

Spotlight:

* STAR WARS Day
* Look at the Sky today, the meteors from the Eta Aquarids meteor shower are gliding through the atmosphere of the earth. We might get a chance for the much awaited glance of a shimmery sky.

Famous Birthdays:

1849 - Jatindranath Tagore, Bengali playwright and brother of Rabindranath Tagore.
1919 - Margaret Durell, famous novelist, was born in Jalandhar, India.
1929 - Audrey Hepburn, British Actress born in Belgium.
1989 - Rory Mcllroy, golfer from Northern Ireland and currently number one in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Events:

1799 - Tipu Sultan, the Sultan of Mysore, India, died battling the British soldiers in the Srirangapatna Fort.
1814 - Napoleon reached the Island of Elba for his first exile.
1919 - Students of China protested the Treaty of Versailles at the end of the first world war. The day later came to be known as the May Fourth Movement.
1979 - Star Wars Day was celebrated for the first time. It is an international holiday (unofficially) celebrated by Star Wars fans.
1990 - Latvia officially announced its independence from the USSR and formed the Republic of Latvia.
2007 - Japan celebrates Greenery Day. People celebrated Emperor Akihito’s birth anniversary and greenery day together, but in 2007 Greenery Day became a national holiday to be celebrated on 4th May.

ART Aficionado


Art Work by Students
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Abhiram Sharma
DPS Sushant Lok, Gurugram
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Arshiya Kaur Khanna,
Ryan International School,
Rohini, New Delhi
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Abhiram Sharma
DPS Sushant Lok, Gurugram
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Ananya Chaurasiya,
Pathways World School,
Noida


LIFE WITHOUT LIMBS: Nick Vujicic



Do you ever find yourself complaining about things you don’t have? How often and for what? Nicholas James Vujicic born 4 December 1982 is an Australian Christian televangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. He has inspired millions and millions of people with his message to love life and live without limits.

Keep reading to discover more about his life.

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According to his autobiography, his mother refused to see him or hold him when the nurse held him in front of her, but she and her husband eventually accepted the condition and understood it as God' s plan for their son. Nick Vujicic was tortured to such an extent that at the age of 10 he ventured suicide. After years of feeling alone and worthless, he had an epiphany one day while reading an article (Yes! Reading is magical too.)

He read about a disabled man who refused to let physical boundaries command his life. At that moment, Nick realized he could take control of his life. Instead of looking at everything he lacked, he decided to look at everything he could own. Now a famous author and international speaker, Nick inspires the world every day to live a life without limits. His message is cleverly sobering and charged. Millions of people have found hope, purpose and the strength to overcome their challenges through Nick’ s inspirational speeches and powerful coaching.

Nick gradually figured out how to live a full life without limbs, adapting many of the daily skills limb people accomplish without thinking. Nick writes with two toes on his left foot and a special grip that slid onto his big toe. He knows how to use a computer and can type up to 45 words per minute using the "heel and toe" method. He has also learned to throw tennis balls, play drum pedals, get a glass of water, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone and shave, in addition to participating in golf, swimming, and even sky-diving.
During secondary school, he was elected captain of MacGregor State in Queensland and worked with the student council on fundraising events for local charities and disability campaigns


Nick is an anti-bullying advocate who explores the globe speaking to millions of students in partnership with the Education Department of several Governments. Nick has built an innovative Social Emotional Learning Curriculum called “Attitude Is Altitude,” wherein he teaches students to make positive changes in their lives and their neighborhoods.
Nick’ s passion is to inspire and provide the world to know that we all can rise above adversity and overcome every disability of the heart and mind!

He is truly an inspiration for thousands of people. Find his social media channels here: @theschoolsocial

Credits: Tarini Kaushik
Reach me at 705tk@theschoolsocial.in

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May 4th, 2020
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Be Better, 5 Mins
Why is it important to have a regular SLEEP Schedule?

Have you ever had one of those days wherein you couldn't sleep properly the previous night and you felt groggy and tired all through the next day? Well, contrary to popular belief, sleep is not just an escape or a rest. Instead, it is one of those times when your brain performs a plethora of functions that are essential to your mental and physical well being. During trying times, such as the pandemic that we are going through, it might get hard to manage sleep, and yet, it is important to have that perfect sleep schedule.

How can this be achieved?
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Before we begin to think of a method or methods to manage one’ s sleep schedule, let us first understand what sleep is and why it is necessary. It is evident that sleep is vital to the functioning of the human mind and body. But it serves more functions than that of just avoiding sleep deprivation.

During the whole time that you are asleep, your brain is cycling through two different types of sleep : REM(Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and non-REM sleep.The first part of the cycle is non-REM sleep, which has four stages. The first stage comes between being awake and falling asleep. The second is light sleep, when the heart rate and breathing regulate themselves and body temperature drops. The third and fourth stages are deep sleep.

As you cycle into REM sleep, your eyes begin to move rapidly behind closed eye-lids, and brain waves that are emitted are similar to those during being awake. Breath rate increases and the body becomes temporarily paralyzed as we begin to dream. The cycle then repeats itself, and with each cycle you spend less time in the deeper non-REM stages and more time in REM sleep. On a typical night, you' ll cycle through four or five times.

There are two important factors that dictate one’ s sleep and they are : circadian rhythms and sleep drive. Circadian rhythms are controlled by a biological clock located in the brain. One key function of this clock is to respond to light cues, increase the production of the hormone melatonin at night, then to stop the production of melatonin when it senses light.

Sleep drive also plays a key role: Your body craves sleep, much like it hungers for food. Throughout the day, your desire for sleep builds, and when it reaches a certain point, you need to sleep. A major difference between sleep and hunger is that your body can’ t force you to eat when you' re hungry, but when you’ re tired, it can force you into sleep, even if you’ re doing something. Taking a nap for more than thirty minutes during the day can throw off your night’ s sleep by decreasing your body’ s sleep drive.

It is during this time that important functions of the brain such as forming new pathways and processing information take place. Memory consolidation is also something that happens when we are asleep.
During times such as the pandemic that we are going through right now, it is easy to lose track of sleep and also to sleep at odd times and intervals. However, this can be proven to be fatal for our normal functioning through the day. A minimum of six hours of sleep is needed for the brain to retain it’ s sleep functions.

These are some things you could do to reset and maintain your body’ s biological clock : Do not nap, even if you feel tired. Try not to expose yourself to light before you plan on sleeping. Avoid eating or exercising too close to bedtime.

Credits: Rohit Menon

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Gardening for Kids

Curiosity, 5 Mins
A black hole is born


If you’ ve seen Interstellar, [spoilers ahead] you’ d know that the massive, rotating black hole, Gargantua, was pivotal to the plot. What’ s interesting to note is that much of what was said in the movie about the said black hole was actually quite accurate, seeing as how Kip Thorne, a Nobel Laureate in Physics, worked as a consultant for the movie. But the one area that was never quite explored was the knowhow of how black holes are actually formed. No, they’ re not some divine objects created by God or a place where Thanos could safely hide in case his plan failed miserably. They are nothing but dead stars...dead stars that...sort of...collapsed on themselves.

Let’ s try to understand this with a story.

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Somewhere, in the universe, there is a massive star (think...10 times the size of our massive Sun) that is near the end of its life cycle. Yes, stars die too, and so will our own Sun someday.


How? The fuel of stars is generated as a result of nuclear fusion reactions between two hydrogen atoms to form a helium atom along with the release of an enormous amount of energy and a lot of radiation. This released energy and radiation acts as a balance against the star’ s own gravity, which is astronomical owing to its massive size.

Massive stars, like the one we’ re interested in, can also fuse the helium formed to produce even heavier elements like oxygen, carbon, silicon until it reaches iron. Iron, however, is infusible and builds up in the core of the star. Once all of the fusible elements are exhausted and the iron buildup reaches a critical mass, the balance between radiation and gravity is broken.

The entire star begins to collapse into its own core by virtue of its own gravity. As the star collapses, it feeds more and more mass into its core, and in a final show of life, explodes with a brilliant show of cosmic fireworks that is known as a supernova. What is left behind? In the case of smaller stars, a white dwarf. For stars with mass more than the Chandrashekhar limit(1.4 times the mass of the sun), a neutron starsupernova. But for ginormous stars, their entire mass is compressed into a single point in space(think...1 little point with a mass 3 million times that of the earth), a singularity. Its density is infinite, and its gravitational pull is insurmountable (too great to overcome) for even light to overcome. Thus, a black hole, is formed.


The strange thing is that, according to theoretical physics, almost anything can be converted into a black hole if one can compress something into a very small space. It is called the Schwarzschild radius of that object. For e.g, the Schwarzchild radius of the Earth is about 9mm. It means that if you can compress the entire Earth (you can’ t, don’ t try it at home) to that small a radius, the result would be the birth of a black hole.

Liked it? Do tell me in the feedback at the bottom. Keep Scrolling!

Credits: Arko De
Reach me at iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in

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May 4th, 2020
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STAY-AT-HOME ACTIVITIES

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JQA International Environmental Children’ s Drawing Competition
Theme: Our Earth in 2030
Deadline of Application:31st May.2020

Get Crafty

Kick start this week with some craft
Make your own moving paper fish

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Jennifer Garner of course is perfection reading live to kids home in quarantine
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You don't have to be perfect': Angelina Jolie pens letter to parents everywhere .

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THE UN SOCIAL
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Objectives of the United Nations(2)

Hello guys! You must be aware that the lockdown has been extended in our country by another two weeks. While you are sitting at home, anticipating (expecting) this crisis to be over, let’ s look at some more interesting facts about the UN.

You are well aware of the different functions of the six principal organs of the UN. But these bodies work together to achieve some collective goals. Keep reading to find out what they are:

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A rough sketch of the objectives of the UN Charter was chalked between the US President, Franklin Roosevelt, and the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, in August 1941. The UN Charter was then termed The Atlantic Charter as it was discussed on a battleship, in the Mid-Atlantic. After a lot of conferences, all over the world, finally when the UN came into being on 24th October 1945, the UN Charter stated six main objectives. They are:

1) Maintaining International Peace and Security.
2) Developing amicable (friendly) relations among the nations based on Equality and the idea of Self-determination.
3) Encouraging worldwide participation in solving economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems.
4) To endorse human rights and the basic freedoms of the people of the world.
5) To be an accommodating centre for the various nations, to coordinate their activities for the achievement of the aims of the UN.
6) To save the upcoming generations from the devastation of War.


The UN is a friendly organisation that allows membership to any peace-loving country. It encourages any and all acts of kindness, and reaches out to help people all around the world. The UN coordinates with other agencies like the World Health Organisation (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Labour Organisation (ILO), etc. to solve social, economic, health, education and other related problems, and uphold Peace and Humanity.

Currently the United Nations Organisation has 192 members. It has six official languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.

Credits: Lovely Sarkar
Reach me at papris791@theschoolsocial.in

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Student's Blog


Prisha
I am Prisha. I am a 12-year-old girl who loves books, nature, and photography. I love to explore new things in the world and I live by a saying 'Live life as if you are going to die tomorrow'!


Love For Nature

I have always liked nature because of its pureness, simplicity, and calmness. It removes all the stress from my mind that usually, we have for tests and exams. Nature makes me feel safe and there is always something new to explore in nature. I want to spread the love for nature and that you should protect it through photography. Photography is my hobby and I could find no better way to express my feelings than through this.



Teacher's Blog

Story of an Inspiring Teacher

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Mrs. Meena Singh,
Mrs. Meena Singh is a Homemaker turned Teacher turned Entrepreneur.

One good day, in the late-nineties, Meena wondered what she was doing with her education. Her post graduation in MA Psychology was not just a degree, but a dream she had nourished so well. But now, settled in life, with a loving husband and two little kids, she thought, if it was the kind of life she had always wanted? The best and the easiest way to bring her education to immediate effect was to begin imparting her knowledge to others. Soon, Meena transformed to Mrs. Meena Singh and started her journey as a teacher in an ICSE School in Patna, Bihar.

As it was time to enroll her own kids to school, she observed the competition in store for kids seeking admission in Missionary Schools (supposedly best for English Education) and the difficult exams that the young ones were screened through. Soon, our enthusiastic teacher started her own Coaching Classes for kids preparing for entrance examinations in Convent Schools. Gradually, she was elated to see how many kids were happily placed in good schools due to her little effort. “During those times, there was a rat-race for convents and it was challenging for parents to settle their kids in good schools.” To all such parents, Mrs. Singh was a savior. This certainly instilled confidence in our Homemaker turned School Teacher. She, then materialized her dream and the spirit to go ahead, by taking the risk of leaving her well paid job in order to become an entrepreneur and create jobs for others. This was the inception of Kids’ Land Prep N Play School. A school that started with 3 students in 2005, has till date transformed the lives of more than 500 students. In an era where education has been bartered with money, making schools a ‘business’ of the capitalists, this institution has tried to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor.

Mrs. Singh believes that every child, be it rich or poor, or even the differently-abled has the right to education. Therefore, the school welcomes kids suffering from deafness, cochlear implants, and other handicapped problems with open arms. These are mostly the kids who are refused admissions in other branded and franchise schools on the grounds of not being in line with the other ‘normal’ kids.

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Building up a School is no cakewalk and Mrs. Singh was all prepared for the forthcoming challenges. She wanted a team of teachers who understand her ideology and value education as much as she does. So, rather than following the common way of employing teachers as other schools do, she actually kept an eye out for educated mothers of her students, who were hesitant in coming out and standing up for themselves. She observed and approached women like herself, who were educated, had the potential, but could not make a formal career for themselves.

Having received the invitation from Mrs. Singh, these women could not refuse such an opportunity to make use of the education they had invested so much in. So, going with her experience, Mrs. Singh transformed the lives of other educated Homemakers and gave them a career and dignity in the society. She tells us “Initially, some of the families were reluctant in accepting our proposal, but then they did, anticipating it to be a short term venture which was doomed to fail. But who knew, our fortune will give them answers. Soon, when these teachers used to go out with their husbands and the kids on the street greeted them ‘Good Morning Ma’ am’ or ‘Good Afternoon Ma’ am’, the same families took it as a credit and our teachers felt even more dignified.” (And she laughs out loud feeling proud.)

Anju Singh, one of the oldest teachers of the school, says that becoming a teacher has not only earned her respect outside, but also within the family. She proudly says that the biggest jewel she has received after working as a teacher in this school is her confidence. Shalini Sahay, another teacher founded by Mrs. Singh, tells us that her husband was always very supportive, but the kind of push Mrs. Singh gave her has been life changing for her. “Meena ji is always full of optimism and encouragement. We have a warm set-up, where we love to teach and the kids also get a homely environment where they can be nurtured even better.”

Mrs. Singh personally gives training to these teachers who then provide a perfect homely environment with quality education to the kids. An attractive feature of this school is the school’s policy of admitting not more than 50 students a year which eliminates the chances of classrooms flooded with children.This enables teachers as well as students to bloom in an extremely interactive environment and develop a personal relationship with each other. The school has kept its fees minimum and tries to give maximum facilities out of the limited resources. Not only this, the kids ranging from 2.5 – 6 years are also given dance classes by professional teachers which has helped them to put up one of the best performances on stage this year during their Annual function. Mrs. Meena Singh has been a real initiator of change. She has not only transformed her own life, but of her students and her fellow teachers as well. She has proved that by holding hands, we can realize the unimaginable.

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May 4, 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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