Paragon, the value addition to the Manav Rachna International School curriculum had its Third assembly for Grades I to V on 14th September, 2013 at MRIS, 21C. The parents of Grades II, IV and
V were invited to be a part of the Assembly that took place in the classrooms and the key word being ‘mass participation’.
The students of Grade 5 presented a spectacular assembly which marked the culmination of Unit 3,
‘The Middle Ages.‘ The students wonderfully presented their in-depth explorations of the culture of the Vikings of Scandinavia which helped them to answer the essential question, ‘How do we piece together
a vanished culture?’ The classrooms were well decorated with the Vikings artifacts; Long Ships, Long Houses, Loom and Shields. A short play depicting one of the significant events from the Vikings’ Mythology was the highlight of the assembly. A poem on the life of Vikings further added to the effect.
The students of Grade 4 had worked in teams to design and construct a medieval castle using the skill, information and knowledge they had learnt in Unit 3. The students had fun learning about the Medieval Architecture.
Their projects, displayed in the classrooms, included a design for cathedral to be built in community’s castle. The students presented an adaptation on, A Knight’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer.
The students of Grade 2 showcased how in Unit 2 they studied the Deserts of North America. The presentation by the students surprised the parents who were amazed to know that a desert can also be full of resources.
The assemblies left a feeling of elation among the parents who felt very much a part of various presentations.