“The Capstone High Debating Club” encourages critical oracy in our school and nurtures our learners to be confident communicators. The aim of the club is to organize various school events where students participate in a debate, discussions and dialogues as part of a competency based learning experience. These experiences not only teach students to communicate effectively but also make them attentive listeners , provokes curiosity about various social issues and nurtures them as empathetic and open -minded individuals.
The Capstone High Debating Society organized ‘CapSOCATHON’ where students across grade 6 to 11 participated with great enthusiasm. There were rounds of heated debate where our young learners impressed the judges with persuasive arguments , witty rebuttals and confident articulation of thoughts and ideas.
World Read Aloud Day
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Eliot
The greatest gift we can give to our young learners as adults is to instill in them a love for reading. As they say, reading books gives you an opportunity to visit places you have never gone before, live a hundred lives, and see the world from multiple perspectives. On 3rd February 2021, we are celebrating the ‘World Read Aloud Day’ where the students of Capstone High will join millions of readers across the world to celebrate the power of reading aloud.
Anshleen Kour/ Grade 7
World Read Aloud Day taught me life lessons and improved my reading skills.
I feel that when we read aloud, we read with expressions and emotions! It helps us understand the meaning of the story/article more! In this way, whatever we read gets imprinted into our minds and we can remember it almost forever. Reading aloud is really fruitful.
The excerpt we read in the session taught me a deep principle of life, which was, to never give up. Jonathan Livingston Seagull had different aims and goals than other seagulls. He wanted to fly unlike others, who just wanted to eat. He didn’t fly for food, he flew for flying! All other seagulls were against him and never encouraged him to learn flying. But still, he kept practicing every day, and after all his hardships and hard work, he made the world speed record for seagulls by flying ninety miles per hour.
This teaches us; even if society is against you, and discourages you from what you do, never give up and keep working hard. You will surely achieve your goal. If Jonathan had given up,
he wouldn’t have been able to set the world record. You never know what will come in the future, so you must keep working with determination and perseverance, and you might become the master of what you do! So always be confident about what you do and what you want to achieve!
Adisri Menon / Grade 9
Reading aloud helps students learn how to use language to make sense of the world. It improves our comprehension skills and vocabulary. I am glad that at Capstone High we celebrated 'World Read Aloud Day'. We read the short story 'After Twenty Years" by O' Henry. The story would be one of the most memorable ones that I have read, as I read it along with my classmates in a virtual session arranged by my school. We also discussed our understanding and takeaway from the story with our peers. On the whole, it is a fun and interactive session.
“5000 years of Indian History”
A 'Show and Tell' program was presented by the students of Capstone High school on the 14th of September, 2020 in their beautiful and serene school campus . The theme of the Show and Tell is “5000 years of Indian History” which has been inspired by the book “Discovery of India” written by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Through the Show and Tell the students will depict glimpses of historical events across 5000 years, where each era has a rich wealth of stories of heroes, conquerors, emperors, poets and philosophers.
The students had created a timeline showcasing the twists and turns that our country has experienced--- the rise and fall of empires, and the struggles our people have endured to finally find their own identity, and consolidate India’s position as the largest democracy of the world. This will culminate in a grand fair depicting the different cultures, languages, food and heritage within the fold of one great nation that personifies our unity, in spite of having a very diverse demography.
Capstonia - Sports Day
Show _ Tell