A workshop on ‘Media Literacy’ was conducted for Class IX on April 27, 2016. Four students of Classes IX and X had attended a ‘Peer Moderator Program’ on Media Literacy on April 12, 2016 and were trained by the psychologists of FORTIS Hospital to conduct this program in our school.
The ‘Pro-Social Peer Moderator Program’ is a unique platform for students to learn application based life skills through the medium of interactive workshops. This program was executed very well by the students. The whole session was taken by them only. They shared a lot of examples and their experiences regarding the impact of media on teenagers. Students were quite curious about the topic and they also enjoyed the videos. Some strategies that differentiate between reliable and unreliable sources of information were also discussed. Learning specific life skills of critical viewing and decision making skills were focused upon. An attempt was made to inculcate safe media practices among children. Overall, it was a great learning experience for children. It initiated a new process of rethinking before believing or trusting any media message.
A session on ‘Career Options after Commerce’ for Class XII Commerce students was organised in the School Auditorium on May 6, 2016. The session was conducted by Mr. Vivek Wankhede from ‘Edumentor’. Various facets of a career choice and its determining factors, such as aptitude, interest, academic potential and availability of opportunities were explained through relevant examples. The session also threw light on the various skills required for pursuing a particular career and how a combination of such skills is essential for success in a field. Mr. Vivek also cleared doubts of the students regarding the entrance exams. The session was very informative and particularly for those who are yet to choose their career paths.