Bonjour India Inter-school French Festival 

The Universal School, Ghatkopar hosted “Bonjour India Inter-School French Festival” on 25th November, where many city schools participated with great enthusiasm.

The festival’s idea was to encourage the Indo-French friendship with emphasis on the collaboration between India and France since past and in the modern times.

This was a festival where schools collaborated to gain ideas and understand the approach to French language learning, culture. The theme for the festival was : a) France in India and b) India in France.

There were Power point presentations, skits, dance and music of France and India by the students which was the highlight of the festival.

The Chief Guest was Christophe LEGRIS, the French Attaché , Consulate General of France in Bombay. The festival was a grand success

Fairtrade Crusaders of The Universal School, Ghatkopar

The Universal School, Ghatkopar is a Fairtrade Pilot School. Since July 2013, students of The Universal School have been supporting and promoting Fairtrade within the school and the local community.

Every November, when  Fairtrade India puts out a call for a nationwide celebration of Fairtrade week in support of the farmers and workers who grow and make our food and clothes, the students of The Universal School wholeheartedly support the campaign.

This year our Fairtrade Champions participated in the  “ Spot the Mark campaign”. Students created a Fairtrade wall in the school and a Fairtrade Tree outside the school to promote  the Fairtrade Mark.

The students also participated in the Fairtrade walk on the streets to create awareness through posters.

Through a Nukkad Natak on the streets, students appealed to the community to  support Fairtrade, to empower farmers and to overcome the farming crisis in our country.

The Fairtrade Tuckshop at School helped the students to promote the Fairtrade products.

The highlight of the Fairtrade India week celebrations was sharing of thoughts on the social media.

 

Campaigning for CLEAN INDIA

The Universal School, Ghatkopar is extremely happy to have participated in the NDTV’s Behtar India Contest. The journey started 6 months ago, where the students had to focus on 3 important tasks- Behtar Swasthya, Behtar Swacchata and Behtar Vatavaran.

The students organized a carnival to collect funds to contribute for the treatment cost of dengue affected underprivileged children. They also cleaned up an area which was littered by irresponsible citizens, to spread the message of Clean India.

More than 500 saplings were planted by the students to nurture the environment and add a beautiful green space for the citizens.

The Universal school is a flagship school to campaign for Behtar India among all the other schools in Mumbai.

The work done by the students will make them mindful flag bearers to play a critical role as responsible citizens of the country.

 

Rally for Rivers campaign 

Ganga, Krishna, Narmada, Kaveri – many of our great rivers are depleting fast.  By 2030, we will have only 50% of the water we need for our survival. 25% of India is turning into a desert. Today we have 75% less water per person than in 1947. Many of the smaller rivers have already vanished. The Ganga and Indus are two of the world’s most endangered rivers. Water levels in almost every major river have declined severely.

If we do not act now, the legacy we hand over to the next generation will be one of conflict and deprivation. These rivers nurtured and nourished us for thousands of years. It is time we nurture and nourish them back to health.

Students of all grades including the pre-primary, dressed in shades of blue representing the colour of rivers, celebrated the Blue Day and participated in the Rally for Rivers campaign. They took a pledge to save the rivers.

We love blue, We love blue, Yes we do – Because we care for our rivers!!!