Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CBSE Cluster IX - Boys U-19 Football Tournament 2014-15

The CBSE Cluster IX - Boys U-19 Football Tournament 2014-15 was hosted by the Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Kolhapur (Maharashtra) from 18 to 21 October 2014. A total of 58 teams from different states of western India participated in the tournament. The Atmiya Vidya Mandir team reported on 18th October in the company of Coach Dhiren Sir and Manager Tejas Sir.

The event started with a very pleasant opening ceremony full of different cultural dances and inspirational speeches. The hospitality and facilities offered by the school were commendable.

Our school team’s first match was against Podar International School, Pune. In the first half, both the teams played very well and the half ended with 0-0 (nil) score. In the second half, the AVM team came back more focused and determined due to which the game started with a goal immediately after the kick off. The match ended with a score of 3-0 in favour of Atmiya Vidya Mandir and the following students contributed to the score with their remarkable performance:

The second match of our school team was against the GG International School, Chinchwad (Maharastra). The game ended with 3-1 score and Team AVM lost the match. The only goal scored on behalf of the team was by Manhilbhai.

The tournament turned out to be a very good learning experience for the students with the added benefit of having played against some really talented players of their age.

Report by: Dhiren Sir

Monday, October 13, 2014

Body and Kinaesthetic Intelligence Interhouse Competition 2014-15

Continuing with the theme of developing multiple intelligences in the students of various age groups, the Body and Kinaesthetic Intelligence Interhouse Competition 2014-15 was held on 11th October at Atmiya Vidya Mandir.

In an age where sedentary lifestyle is threatening to dominate the youngsters, enthusiasm amongst children for kinaesthetic activities was a welcome sight. The purpose of this competition was to motivate students to take up more of such activities so that it helps them to develop gross motor and fine motor skills.

The competition included wide ranging activities like balancing the body on one leg, throwing tennis balls into dustbin, shooting the targets. Each of the activities were carefully deliberated to make sure that it is beneficial to the students as well as exciting.

All the participants showed willingness to adapt to various activities very quickly. As the competition progressed further, the participants demonstrated an improvement in their kinaesthetic skills to the delight of the eager audience. All the participants did their best for their houses to remain relevant on the points table.

Even though there was only one house that won the competition but not before everyone involved had plenty of fun.

CBSE Cluster-9 Table Tennis Tournament 2014

CBSE Cluster-9 Table Tennis Tournament 2014 was hosted by Prabhat Kids School, Akola (Maharashtra) during 10-12 October 2014.

A total of 120 teams participated in the under 14, 16 & 19 category of boys & girls from different regions of western India (including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli). There were a total of 480 students that enthusiastically participated in this table tennis competition.

The Atmiya Vidya Mandir under-19 team of Jil Patel, Krutarth Patel, Niramay Tanna & Divya Patel of class 11 gave their best performances & reached the quarter-finals & ended at the 5th position after playing against the Delhi Public School-Surat team.

In the under-14 category, Krutarth Patel, Saurabh Bhamre & Shreemad Patel of class 7th had represented Atmiya Vidya Mandir in this tournament and in the under-16 category, Deep Patel & Smith Patel of class 9th and Dinal Patel & Pranesh Tanna of class 10th gave their best performances in the tournament.

Written by: Devang Sir (AVM TT Coach)