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    September 2nd, 2011adminArts, Culture & Entertainment

    Shoot in progress

    Shooting in Progress

    Fox History gave students a chance to present their culture on film.

    Ayush Ganapathi, a Std VI student of Coorg Public School at Gonicoppa in Kodagu, has made it big. He is one of the five students picked by the Fox History channel in the country to depict the rich and unique culture of Kodagu district.

    Many partcipants

    More than one lakh students from over 60,000 schools across the country wrote an essay on the theme “My City and My History,” highlighting the cultural and historical aspects of their region.

    Ganapathi wrote an essay on Puliyanda, a Kodava family’s origin and existence, following which he figured in the list of 12 students who were called to Delhi for final interview. The students were asked to speak and explain their themes and Ganapathi was one of the winning five.

    Fox History had organised the event in association with the Indian National Trust for Art, Culture and Heritage (INTACH). The channel team visited COPS and a few select places in Kodagu for a shoot.

    The traditions of Kodagu, mainly cultural, were shot in the COPS premises, apart from shoots in other locations such as Talacauvery, Nalknad Palace and the Ain Mane (ancestral houses) of the Puliyanda family. A mock show of Nari Mangala (wedding of a slain tiger), a practice that was in vogue in Kodagu in the past, was also shot on the occasion.

    Fox History proposes to make a documentary for telecast some time later. The teachers and staff of the COPS, who interacted with the Puliyanda family, should be complimented for bringing laurels to COPS, says M.D. Nanjunda, senior Principal of the COPS.

    source: www.thehindu.com / Life & Style > Kids / by Jeevan Chinnappa / March 21st, 2011

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    A comprehensive report on all their activities conducted helped them win this accreditation.

    It’s another feather in the cap for the prestigious Coorg Public School (COPS) in Gonicoppa in Kodagu as it has won the International School Award (ISA) instituted by the British Council for its all round achievement this year.

    Various activities

    The school had organised a plethora of activities with a range of subject areas and collaborative work with partner schools overseas. Annual results have remained outstanding since its inception.

    Visitors from the U.S.A, UK, and Thailand had come to the school and several interesting interactive sessions with resource persons from India and abroad were held. Return visits by the COPS students to those countries have made them bolder and instilled tremendous amount of confidence in them, Senior Principal of the COPS, M.D. Nanjunda says

    Field trips and nature camps were organised and they had helped students gain experience. Exchanging information on the minute details of even plants in the gardens showed the keenness of the learners. Fashion show, quiz, skits, debates and awareness campaigns were also a part of those activities.

    Reporting work

    A dossier compiled by the students involving 11 projects such as Fruit World, Famous Monuments, Freedom Fighters, Costumes, Flowers, Snakes, Birds, Dances of the world, Celebrations of National Festivals, Organic Farming across the world and Coffee, reflected the concept of international education that formed the base on which COPS made the grade.

    The British Council had adjudged the dossier as the most comprehensive and well structured documentation of the elaborate work. COPS now had the privilege of using the British Council logo on school literature, website and promotional materials.

    Aiming globally

    Moreover, it will enable it to create an international environment for students to further strengthen their contacts with schools abroad. This prestigious award will be presented to the school in October. Prof. Nanjunda says the efforts of the staff and students had fetched the award and it was a great accomplishment in pursuit of excellence. “The objective of the school is to empower students with global education,” Prof. Nanjunda adds.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / Life & Style > Kids / by Jeevan Chinappa / Jun 15th, 2010

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