We feel proud to say that the students of Amarjyoti Saraswati International School and Silver Bells Public School participated in the 17th ICSQCC held in Kingston University, London. They took part in 5 competitions and competed with 47 schools around the globe. The theme of the convention was “Empowering Future Citizen”. Below is a brief report of the 7-day visit to London, UK.
Kingston University – ICSQC Programme 21-27th JUNE 2014
Our arrival day! We briefly rested before going into London and visiting several tourist sights including Tower Bridge. This was a nice opening after a tiring plane journey.
Another tourist day! We went into London and visited Madame Tussauds, where there were wax models of not only famous figures of Hollywood and English legends, but also of famous Bollywood stars. Next was the London Eye, which is a big wheel on the riverbank of the Thames. When getting to the top of the wheel, you could see a complete 360 of Central London and all the famous sights. We then finished the day by visiting Big Ben and Jubilee Park. We were lucky to have such glorious weather and also arrived on the lightest day of the year, which meant there was daylight until 10 pm.
On the first official day, we were welcomed to our individual rooms on the prestigious Kingston University campus. We then completed the registration process and were introduced to all the other countries and participants. The other countries involved were Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, USA, Mauritius, UK, and Bangladesh. In total, there were 350 participants.
This was the official opening ceremony held in the LAWLEY THEATRE. There was a variety of speakers including the following honorable guests who all gave their welcoming speeches;
CHRIS FORD – Convener, ICSQC, DAVID MACKINTOSH – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University, CHARLTON MACKRELL – Church of England Primary School welcomed us with a melodious song.
Finally, there was a welcome to Kingston speech given by the Mayor of Kingston, Councillor KEN SMITH, who we all managed to meet and greet.
- After the morning speeches and a lunch break, there were 3 different presentations that outlined the scope and objectives of the convention. There were
- Quality Circle Brief by DAVID HUTCHINS
- Motivational Speech by DAVID CROSS – Olympic Gold Medallist
- Thank you for attending the speech by EMMA COX.
The day was finished by holding a cultural evening where we participated in our first contest and won 1st prize for the BEST PERFORMANCE.
The day started with the Case Study Presentation. The headline topic was EMPOWERING WOMEN IN URBAN INDIA. We did not finish in the prize positions but our presentation got a special mention and will be used by Leicester University to be presented to UNESCO as a model study.
The next contest was the Collage and Debate competition. Our topic was EDUCATION IS USED TO EMPOWER FUTURE CITIZENS. There were 47 participating countries and we were AWARDED 1st PRIZE for our study.
The very successful day ended with an evening party and barbecue followed by an outdoor movie show.
The final contest day and included the Poster/Slogan and Skit competitions. This was followed by a closing ceremony and prize distribution conducted by the Mayor of Kingston. There was also a closing ceremonial dinner given by the Mayor in the evening.
We spent the entire day at Chessington Park, which is one of the biggest theme parks in London. We invited a few other schools to come with us and enjoyed the experience with them immensely.
This was a first-class educational experience, where the students learned with other schools from all over the world, boosting morals and confidence amongst the students who learned a lot about the important topics they performed. They also gained an invaluable insight into another culture which will help them all with their future life endeavors. A momentous trip and a prestigious award are given to the students, as both schools gave great contributions to the event.
They returned to the school with a hero’s welcome. Everyone did their schools and also their home city of Bhavnagar proud. Another international claim to fame for the Bhavnagar region.
The Students will be given a 10% discount on their tuition fees if they plan to go for higher studies at Kingston University.
- Our school participants:-
- Director: Mrs. Amarjyoti Gohil
- Teachers: Mrs. Annam Raji
- Mrs. Reema Ganguly
- Arafat Kaliwala
- Anushree Gupta
- Anni Srivastav
- Darsh Mehta
- Hetvi Shah
- Jhanvi Jaywal
- Khushi Goyel
- Jinesh Jagani
- Manthan Gohil
- Manthan Mehta
- Mohit Gurumukhani
- Naima Dholia
- Rhea Parekh
- Shreya Bansal
- Vini Mehta
- Harsh Joshi
- Aryan Phade
- Dhruvrajsinh Gohil
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