Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities at Aparnaa World School

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When we were children, we remember taking our school bag, bottle, and tiffin and rush to school. We were excited to meet our friends and teachers, learn something new, and eat together during the break. But what had us most excited after we heard school reopen in Odisha was the prospect of the students of our school playing in the ground, dancing with their friends, matching music notes during chorus, reading in the library, and many more extracurricular activities.

At Aparnaa World School, whether your child is studying in the pre-primary section or the advanced standards, extracurricular activities are a part of our schools near me. Extracurricular activities help in sharpening the cognitive function of children, be physically fit, increase memory and hone their soft and motor skills. 

To help facilitate learning when school reopen in Odisha, Aparnaa is offering a science lab, computer lab, arts & crafts studio, music & dance studios, library, and kreedo for pre-school. To keep our students fit, we have a big playground on our campus where children can play various sports. It also helps students learn teamwork when school reopen in Odisha. The activity that students enjoy the most at Aparnaa World School is swimming in the pool. 

Let your child pack their school bags and we will help them grow and develop holistically. 

Be your child's best friend

Parenting Or Friendship? Learn What Is Best For Your Child

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It’s a pleasant day, the sun is streaming in through the windows as you set the table with hot, delicious food for your tired child. You hear the school bus screech to a halt down the driveway and the excited chatter of kids. You patiently wait, eager to spend quality time with
your child after a long day. But instead of greeting you with a smile, your child goes straight to their room and slams the door shut.
If you constantly experience similar situations with your child, take a moment to relax.

Recurring troubled experiences with your child is not a sign that your child dislikes your company however, it may suggest a lack of communication. The early stages of adolescence deeply impact a child’s behaviour. They may feel misunderstood, judged, bullied and pressured. Sometimes, the fear of misinterpretation prevents teens from communicating how they feel.This causes them to retreat into a shell,
eventually drifting away from loved ones.
Here are a few ways you can be your child’s friend & not an authoritative figure they fear

● Respect Their Choices – While being a parent requires you to guide them to the right path, it is also important to let children make their own mistakes. Let them be responsible and independent on their own terms.

● Converse – Take out time to discuss important taboo topics with your child and let them voice their opinions. Conversing is the only way to create a secure environment for your child to be comfortable with you and share their struggles without feeling judged.

● Explore Interests Together – Sign up for a fun Zumba class, take painting lessons together, go on vacations or picnics. Let them know that friend and parenting are synonymous when it comes to you.
Next time you are faced with a comparable situation, act with kindness and empathy.


All your child needs is a friend in you.

● Respect Their Choices – While being a parent requires you to guide them to the right path, it is also important to let children make their own mistakes. Let them be responsible and independent on their own terms.

● Converse – Take out time to discuss important taboo topics with your child and let them voice their opinions. Conversing is the only way to create a secure environment for your child to be comfortable with you and share their struggles without feeling judged.

● Explore Interests Together – Sign up for a fun Zumba class, take painting lessons together, go on vacations or picnics. Let them know that friend and parenting are synonymous when it comes to you.
Next time you are faced with a comparable situation, act with kindness and empathy.


All your child needs is a friend in you.

Corona virus and student’s lives

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The Corona virus pandemic has changed our lives inexplicably. Our interaction, working, playing, and learning has changed; and this shift has been felt by everyone across all age groups.

When it comes to our tiny tots, we are certain that as parents, you are concerned about their future and their learning and growing because there is a huge contrast between the way life was when things were normal and now. While the threat continues to loom, thanks to the vaccine and other developments, places are opening up, and schools too are given a go ahead from the government to resume.

Good news is that schools are reopening; schools in Odisha as well, and so is Aparnaa World School. Now, the make or break for parents to send their children to school is how well is the school equipped to bring a good experience without compromising on hygiene and social distancing norms. The major need is a huge space to spread out activities and strict adherence to norms, which we tend to take lightly daily.

Come visit Aparnaa World School which is now open. Come and see the amenities and the efforts of the school for ensuring the student’s safety, especially now because all schools are reopening. You will see for yourself why enrolling in Aparnaa World School is the right choice for you as a parent and for your child.


Come visit Aparna World school now that all the schools are reopening.

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Rekindle Your Child’s Curiosity to Learn Again

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Have you ever gone down the memory lane when the scorching heat of the sun wore you down as you chased your friends around the park?

Those were truly the moments when you learnt the meaning of teamwork, passion, communication and compassion. The guiding pillars that you later implemented wherever you went.

As we transition into adults with several responsibilities, we forget to teach our children the importance of leisure and recreation. We often impose our expectations on them which gradually causes them to lose interest in studies. We start neglecting the emotions our children may be unconsciously dealing with.

Childhood is the most impressionable stage in one’s life. Growing up, a child may experience diverse emotional stages that impact their ability to focus causing distraction. Unlike adults, children are seldom mature enough to convey what they are feeling.

Exciting Activities to Make Learning A Good Time For Your Kids:

It is important that parents encourage their children to open up to them about their struggles and introduce them to subjects as an exciting opportunity to explore the wonders of the world.

Practice these simple yet effective activities with your children to make learning interesting for them:

● Atlas is an exciting game that can help your child get acquainted with the different places across the globe.

● Make learning an enjoyable experience with Scrabble, as your child adds new words to their vocabulary.

● Try simple science experiments at home with your children.

● Listen to music & watch kid friendly movies to ease fluency in English.

● Arts & Crafts can help hone their creativity.

Introduce your children to engaging activities, let their creativity flow, take the thrill of learning outside and watch their curiosity reignite as they learn, grow and create new memories.

We inspire Jack to play in work and work in play.

Exciting Activities to Make Learning A Good Time For Your Kids:

Unleash Your Child’s Potential

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Love what you do or Do what you love? 

Shut your eyes and recollect the fragments of your childhood memories. Do you remember painting a rosy picture of what you considered your life would look like 20 years down the road? You are in your mid-30s now, far away from the career you had envisioned for yourself. 

As you hear your child ramble on about their dreams of becoming the next Picasso or the next Eminem, your parental instincts leap towards protecting your child’s fragile heart as you fear their hobbies won’t cultivate into their dream of becoming a world-famous artist. 

As parents, seeing our child established becomes the priority. However, unknowingly you may be suffocating the gifts your child was born with. Kids don’t always recognize their abilities but tend to pursue them instinctively. 

If your child shows interest in music, it may be because they are gravitating towards a career in music. Instead of pushing them towards a conventional route of financial stability, they don’t seem to enjoy, nurture their talents and see them unleash their maximum potential. 

1) Embrace them exactly the way they are : 

We all have big hopes and expectations from our kids, but it’s important to recognize every child is unique in their own way. 

2) Be Patient: Your patience has a huge impact on how they learn. Let them know that you are there to help them. 

3) Don’t rush them: Instead of comparing them with the other kids on the block, avoid pressuring your child into different activities, and focus more on finding out what your kid is actually passionate about.  

As H. Jackson Brown said, 

“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backward, or sideways.”

A detailed guide to become a better communicator

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With the world becoming more and more digital, it is important to become a better communicator. If the process starts from an early age, the process becomes easy & fun. Here are some ways that you can apply to your day-to-day world to instantly become a better communicator.

Learn to Listen

Listening to what the other person is saying is the most important part. Keep your attention to their speech & reciprocate after understanding what the other person has to say. Most of the problems in communication are created due to poor listening skills. Also, think before your say anything back. Remember, once the words are out of your mouth, you cannot take it back.

Pay Attention to Body Language

Body language says a lot about what the person feels. Understanding it is a different skill set though. Pay attention to how the person is reacting to your words. Are they pleased, annoyed, or any other feelings. Pay attention to that. Choose your words that are easy, see whether they are understanding them. In short, keep your eyes on whom you are speaking to. Pay attention to every small detail.

Observe Others

Observe others is a smart minds game. It helps in understanding what to do and what not to do. The way others communicate may have some good points. You have to look out for that. And those good qualities to your communication skill too. This will help you to become a better communicator.

Know when to Pause

Taking small pauses & letting the listener absorb what they heard is a great skill to have. The timing of the pauses should be nearly perfect. For this, understanding body language will be really helpful. Practice it to be perfect with this skill. It will help a lot with effective communication.

Show Confidence

Being confident when you speak, is an important part of your communication skillset. Your confidence will help you deliver your words better & clearer. You proper body language to show your emotions with the words you say. This will take you to a different level in communication.

Find Common Ground

Find a common ground so that the understanding between you & the listener is clear. Let it be an argument. Still being in the common place will help you to put forth your idea in the best way possible. This may help in changing the mindset of the listener.

Reasons why to teach children Hindi

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Hindi is spoken by around 260 million people across the globe as a native tongue, with another estimated 120 million people use Hindi as a second language in countries such as India and Nepal. So many people – from children to adults – take up a second language at some point in their lives, as they appreciate the benefits it can bring, not only by allowing you to reach out and communicate to millions of new people but also due to the cultural enrichment that language learning has. This alone could be a reason to teach children Hindi, but we do have more reasons below:

Fourth Most Spoken Language

Hindi is the mother language of the second largest populated country in the world. Therefore it has become the 04th most spoken language after English, Chinese & Spanish. This is the most important reason why to teach your children Hindi.

Useful for Communication all Over India & Neighbouring Countries

Hindi is the second language of almost the whole of the Indian Sub-Continent. This would be really helpful for children to establish communications with others in the region. Also, Hindi has a vast history with it. The kids can enjoy that too.

Hindi is a Phonetic Language

Unlike English, Hindi is a phonetic language. That means the words in Hindi are pronounced as they are written. This could be a new experience for English Speaking Children. This can be a real advantage when learning a language, as it makes picking up new words and developing your vocabulary much easier.

They could enjoy the Indian Culture more Deeply

As most of the people in India speak Hindi, the kids can enjoy the different cultures in India more deeply. They could communicate with almost all people in India & nearby countries & could understand them more broadly.

Indian Women Pioneers in Science & Technology

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Indian Women in Science & Technology

Indian Women have been pioneers in Science & Technology, since the start of recorded history. We at Aparnaa World School salute all the women who have dedicated their lives to science & technology.

Edavaleth Kakkat Janaki Ammal (1897-1984)

Indian Women in Science & technology

Janaki Ammal was born in the year 1897, in Tellichery, Kerala, in a cultured middle-class family. Her father was a sub-judge in what was then the Madras Presidency. She had six brothers and five sisters. After schooling in Tellichery, she moved to Madras where she obtained the bachelor’s degree from Queen Mary’s College, and an honours degree in Botany from Presidency College in 1921.

She lived up to her own definition of greatness which combined virtue in life and passion in the pursuit of her science. There is thus much for us to emulate in her life and work.

B Vijayalakshmi (1952-1985)

Indian Women in Science & Technology

Born into a conservative family, she obtained her Masters from Seethalakshmi Ramaswami CollegeTiruchirapalli in 1974 and joined the Department of Theoretical Physics. In 1982, she completed a Ph.D from Madras University, and soon met and married T. Jayaram.

B. Vijayalakshmi’s studies explored the topics of relativistic equations of higher spin in external electromagnetic and gravitational fields, looking for ways higher spin theories could be constructed. Soon after she worked on spinning particle in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. It was around 1978 when the Association of Research Scholars of the Madras University was formed and was contributed to by B. Vijayalakshmi. In 1980 she gave talks at the biannual High Energy Physics Symposium of the Department of Atomic Energy held at the University in Kochi. She was treated with high regard after this and respect for her studies. Although her health deteriorated due to cancer she published five publications on the relativistic wave equations in external fields and completed her requirements for Ph.D., describing large classes of relativistic equations previously unknown to the scientific community. As supersymmetry became more popular her work shifted and she wrote two papers on the topic. For more than two more years B. was studying relativistic equations from different angles.

B. Vijayalakshmi died on 12 May 1985.

Sashi Kumar created a documentary about her life called “Vijayalakshmi: The Story of a Young Woman with Cancer”.

Anandibai Joshi (1865-1887)

Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi (31 March 1865 – 26 February 1887) was the first Indian female practitioner of western medicine, alongside Kadambini Ganguly. She was the first woman from the erstwhile Bombay presidency of India to study and graduate with a two-year degree in western medicine in the United States.

Originally named Yamuna, Joshi was born, raised and married in Kalyan where her family had previously been landlords before experiencing financial losses. As was the practice at that time and due to pressure from her mother, she was married at the age of nine to Gopalrao Joshi, a widower almost twenty years her senior. After marriage, Yamuna’s husband renamed her ‘Anandi’. Gopalrao Joshi worked as a postal clerk in Kalyan. Later, he was transferred to Alibag, and then, finally, to Kolkata (Calcutta). He was a progressive thinker, and, unusually for that time, supported education for women.

At the age of fourteen, Anandibai gave birth to a boy, but the child lived only for a total of ten days due to lack of medical care. This proved to be a turning point in Anandi’s life and inspired her to become a physician. After Gopalrao tried to enroll her in missionary schools and not working out, they moved to Calcutta. There she learned to read and speak Sanskrit and English.

The Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS), a non-governmental organization from Lucknow, has been awarding the Anandibai Joshi Award for Medicine in honour of her early contributions to the cause of advancing medical science in India. In addition, the Government of Maharashtra has established a fellowship in her name for young women working on women’s health. A crater on Venus has been named in her honour. The 34.3 km-diameter crater on Venus named ‘Joshee’ lies at latitude 5.5° N and longitude 288.8° E.

On 31 March 2018, Google honored her with a Google Doodle to mark her 153rd birth anniversary.

The Importance of Wetlands

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Wetlands are special ecosystems where land is saturated with water, making it a ‘wetland’.  The importance of wetlands cannot be specified enough. Such areas may also be completely or partially covered with water either permanently, or seasonally. The scientific explanation is that the water that drenches the soil stays at the surface for a long period of time. There are two types of wetlands: coastal and inlands. Inlands are seasonal, and are created from freshwater. Estuaries are a special kind of a coastal wetland, mixing freshwater and saltwater.

Wetlands, as part of the ecosystem, should be protected as it is important. Why? 

Importance of Wetlands


1.)    Benefits of wetlands in preventing floods

Wetlands act as an absorber of water, so when it rains water moves slowly throughout the water systems (rivers, streams, lakes, etc.). When heavy rain pours down suddenly, Wetlands would prevent flashfloods since it will absorb the rainwater, and thus preventing rivers from filling up.

2.)    Wetlands Clean Pollution

Wetlands clean pollution like nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus, and suspended solids. Wetlands can also remove metals, as metals can enter wetlands through surface or soil flow. Industries are actually researching how they can use it to remove their scrap metals, without causing the destruction of wetlands.


3.)    Wetlands control climate

Controlling the climate is one of the greatest hydrologic functions of the wetlands. Through evapotranspiration, wetlands return 2/3 of their annual water to the atmosphere. Wetlands also control extreme temperatures in adjacent uplands by cooling them, as the wind passes through the wetlands.


4.)    Importance of Wetlands in Ecosystem

Wetlands are among the most biologically productive ecosystems in the world, as it provides a home for immense varieties of species of native plants and wildlife. Microbes, plants, reptiles, amphibians, migratory and native birds, amphibians, fish, and insects seek refuge in this home. This habitat provides food for humans and animals alike. Also, wetlands beautify areas and provide recreational functions such as fishing, canoeing, and bird watching.

5.) Importance of wetlands in water purification

Wetlands filter out the sedimentation, decompose vegetative matter, and converts chemicals into a usable form. This way, wetlands make the water clean and usable for our purposes.

Wetlands are really essential for the overall functioning of the earth due to their ability to recycle nutrients. A few places, where clean water is not available in sufficient amount, artificial wetlands have been developed to purify the water.


The benefits of wetlands are immense. They control the climate, keeps the surroundings pollution-free, prevents floods, provides a home to many species, etc. But wetlands are disappearing very quickly. Not everyone knows that they are very important for the ecosystem. Wetlands have been mistaken as wasteland and turned into land.

But as it turns out, they play a very significant role in the ecosystem. Every measure should be taken to protect the wetlands. We hope this essay on the importance of wetlands helped you in your assignment. Do share your opinion on the wetlands topic in the comments below.

Wetlands are special ecosystems where land is saturated with water, making it a ‘wetland’.  Such areas may also be completely or partially covered with water either permanently, or seasonally. The scientific explanation is that the water that drenches the soil stays at the surface for a long period of time. There are two types of wetlands: coastal and inlands. Inlands are seasonal and are created from freshwater. Estuaries are a special kind of coastal wetland, mixing freshwater and saltwater.

Mahatma Gandhi Assassination: Why?

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The Happenings

Mahatma Gandhi Assassination took place on 30 January 1948 in the compound of Birla House (now Gandhi Smriti), a large mansion in New Delhi. His assassin was Nathuram Godse was an advocate of Hindu nationalism. He also was a member of the political party the Hindu Mahasabha. And a member of the Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Godse considered Gandhi to have been too accommodating to Muslims during the Partition of India of the previous year.

Sometime after 5 p.m., according to witnesses, Gandhi had reached the top of the steps leading to the raised lawn behind Birla House where he had been conducting multi-faith prayer meetings every evening. As Gandhi began to walk toward the dais, Godse stepped out from the crowd flanking Gandhi’s path and fired three bullets into Gandhi’s chest and abdomen at point-blank range. Gandhi fell to the ground. He was carried back to his room in Birla House from which a representative emerged sometime later to announce his death.

Godse was captured by members of the crowd and handed over to the police. The Gandhi murder trial opened in May 1948 in Delhi’s historic Red Fort, with Godse the main defendant, and his collaborator Narayan Apte and six others as the co-defendants. Godse and Apte were sentenced to death on 8 November 1949. They were hanged in the Ambala jail on 15 November 1949.


Godse felt that the massacre and suffering caused during, and due to, the partition could have been avoided if Gandhi and the Indian government had acted to stop the killing of the minorities (Hindus and Sikhs) in West and East Pakistan. He stated Gandhi had not protested against these atrocities being suffered by Hindus in Pakistan and had instead resorted to fasts. So, he was justified in Mahatma Gandhi Assassination.

Godse called Gandhi subjective, someone who pretended to have a monopoly on truth. He shat Gandhi thought of himself as the final judge of what is true or false, right or wrong, and the suffering of Hindus did not matter to him. Godse claimed that his group of volunteers and he were social workers who had worked across religious and caste boundaries for years to help their fellow Indians, and he was upset with Gandhi’s actions and willingness to ignore non-Muslim interests and make concessions to Muslims.

Godse said that Gandhi exploited the feelings of tolerant Hindus with one-sided practices. 

Godse stated that Gandhi’s fast to pressure the Indian government to release the final payment to Pakistan that it had previously frozen because of the war in Kashmir, and the Indian government’s subsequent policy reversal, was proof that the Indian government reversed its decision to suit the feelings of Gandhi. 

Godse stated he did not oppose Gandhian ahimsa teachings, but Gandhi’s talk of religious tolerance and nonviolence had already caused India to cede Pakistan to Muslims, uprooted millions of people from their home, caused immense violent loss of life and broken families. He believed that if Gandhi was not checked he would bring destruction and more massacres to Hindus.


The trial began on 27 May 1948 and ran for eight months before Justice Atma Charan passed his final order on 10 February 1949. The prosecution called 149 witnesses, the defense none. The court found all of the defendants except one guilty as charged. Eight men were convicted for the murder conspiracy, and others convicted for violation of the Explosive Substances Act. Savarkar was acquitted and set free due to lack of evidence. Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte were sentenced to death by hanging and the remaining six (including Godse’s brother, Gopal) were sentenced to life imprisonment.