‘Nalla Padom’ certificate, three times in a row.
Various acts of kindness and benevolence by the students of Global Public School, Ernakulam, won them the ‘Nalla Padom’ certificate for the academic year 2018-19 This is the third time in a row that the school receives the certificate.
The students of the school have always been active in selfless acts such as distribution of relief materials and medicines during natural catastrophes as well as rebuilding houses affected. They engaged in making Chekutty dolls to help salvage the small-scale weaving industry affected by the floods in 2018. The ‘Fistful of Rice’ initiative, Swimathon, street plays to educate the public against the evils of plastic, painting exhibitions for charity, Kids4Kochi, Pupil Leaders Action Network were some of the other ventures of Global Public School.
The ‘Nalla Padom’ certificate is bestowed by Malayala Manorama for the school that best engages in altruistic activities in the district.
English Speaking Session by the students
As a kind gesture, a batch of students from Grade 8 interacted with the children of St George School, Aarakkunam at an English speaking session on February 4th. The time was well spent in supporting their peers to converse in English.
Amazing Graceland for a unique Learning Experience
The visit, in October, to Graceland Foundation- a wonderful community of senior citizens at Mulanthuruthy, was a great learning experience for our young students of Grade 1 as they imbibed the values of empathy, kindness and socially commitment when they interacted with the ‘Appachans’ and ‘Amachis’ living there.
Each One, Give One Collection Drive
Acting on the appeal by the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child’s Rights and Kerala CBSE Schools Management Association, students of Global Public School joined hands to organise a collection drive ‘Each One, Give One’ to donate generously to children who have been affected by the recent natural disasters in the state. Each student contributed towards the noble cause intended to help students who had lost their homes and more in the floods.
In a special assembly on 23rd September, school supplies and stationery items such as bags, umbrellas, water bottles, note books, pens and pencils were handed over to Mr. P. Suresh, Chairperson of Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child’s Rights as well as Mr. M.P Antony, Member of the Commission in the presence of Mrs. Lakshmi Ramachandran, Mentor of Global Public School and Mr. Sreekumar Kartha, Dean & Principal, Global Public School.
Students of Global Public School have always risen to every situation that demanded kindness as well as generosity and are active in various charity activities in the city.
A first of its kind fund raising event- The Swimathon
A first of its kind fund-raising carnival in Kerala, the SWIMATHON, was organised by GPS on Saturday, 03rd August 2019.
Held in association with Special Olympics Bharat, the event was organised to raise funds for development of Sports for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
Students and parents swam a set number of laps, which was sponsored by friends and well-wishers. Some of the swimmers even completed 80 to 100 laps in one go. More than 3500 laps were collectively completed today at the mega swimming event. The proceeds from this sponsorship will be contributed to the Special Olympics Bharat Team., a National Sports Foundation that uses sport as a catalyst to transform the lives of children and adults with special needs.
The fund raising endeavour was boosted by various games and food stalls which offered a wide range of fare, mostly made by the students and staff of GPS. A sale of paintings and other art work of the students was also organised at the fete.
Plogathon- the first Student initiative to plog
The Pupil Leaders Action Network, a city-wide association of student council leaders led by Global Public School organized a plogging marathon or Plogathon in Kochi in early April 2019. The Plogathon, involving over a 100 students across several schools removed over 65 bags of trash from the city streets.
PLAN proposes to continue with various activities that will better the society at large.
Gpsites hand over keys of the second house for Flood victims.
Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor (GPS) in collaboration with Plan @ Earth had initiated a programme to rebuild houses for flood affected victims of Kerala in 2018. In 16th January 2019, the school had handed over the keys of the first house to Ms. Khadeeja of Chathankode, near UC College, Aluva.
On 4th March, our students handed over the keys of the next house to the family of Mr. Karim and Mrs. Febina Karim of Alangad Panchayath. The family had lost their house in the deluge in August and were living in a make-shift shed since then. The three children of the couple were overjoyed at their new 600 square feet house.
Mr. Sreekumar Kartha, Dean and Principal of Global Public School, Mr. Mujeeb Muhammed, President of Plan @Earth and Mr. Sooraj Abraham, Secretary of Plan @Earth, were present at the function along with the students and staff of GPS.
Gpsites lay Foundation Stone for second house for Flood victims.
Global Public School, Thiruvaniyoor (GPS) in collaboration with Plan @ Earth had initiated a programme to rebuild houses for flood affected victims of Kerala in 2018.
The keys of the first house that was rebuilt were handed over by students of GPS on 16th January 2019.
The foundation stone for the second house was also laid on this day. It will be handed over within the next forty-five days.
The Secretary of Plan @Earth Mr. Sooraj Abraham, President Mr. Mujeeb Muhammed, Treasurer Mr. Rasheed Ashraf and Project Coordinator Mr. Milan S Thottathil were present at the function along with the GPS students and staff.
‘Share Toy, Spread Joy’
As part of our community outreach initiative, a toy collection drive, “Share Toy, Spread Joy’ was conducted over a period of two weeks in November. The students of Stepping Stones generously donated toys, dolls, colouring books, and wax crayons which were handed over to a nearby anganwadi. This brought a smile to the faces of the little ones there.
Social Empowerment through Work education and Action
Students of Grade 9 engaged themselves in Social Empowerment through Work education and Action (SEWA Programme) on Saturday, 3rd September. With various activities ranging from scrubbing and painting an anganwadi, cleaning up the school premises to imparting English communication skills to the support staff of gps, students of grade 9 ensured to do their bit to serve the society
Flood relief work in August
The entire gps community stepped forward to collect and distribute relief materials for those devastated by the deluge in August. The same was handed over to the District Collector at the Anbodu Kochi Collection centre.
Horn NOT OK campaign
As part of the Young Indians' initiative, our students campaigned to spread awareness that it is 'NOT OK' to honk and holler.
Fistful of Rice Campaign
As part of our Fistful of Rice Campaign , students donated 54 kgs of rice to Vignanyodhaya Sadhan, Udayamperoor.
Painting nearby Anganwadis
Our students painted nearby anganwadis to spread colour and joy.
Spreading joy @ Christmas.
Santa buddies from gps spread cheer and smiles as they gave presents to children in nearby anganwadis and residents of Faith Home.
Adarsh Special School visits
Global Public School had special guests on 28th July as part of the NallaPadam initiative of Malayala Manorama: Students of Adarsh Special School, Kureekad.
They were welcomed with handmade cards as well as fables, songs and poems and spent the day with the students of Global Public School playing and interacting with each other.
Clean Up Drive as part of the
Grade 8 Kids For Kochi members of the school conducted a clean-up drive in Fort Kochi on 9th December as part of the ‘Harita Keralam” week.
Global Public School envisages the vision of “Haritha Keralam”
With the noble aim of championing the cause of a beautiful, clean and green state as well as educating the public, our students enacted a street play in the Thiruvaniyoor Community Hall and other places on 8th December 2016. The street play was in accordance with the state government’s initiative, “Harita Keralam, Sundara Keralam”.
Celebrating our decennial year by reaching out.
Global Public School has always championed social responsibility and believes that no celebration is complete without helping the less fortunate and hence began its decennial celebrations by organizing social outreach and community welfare programmes in and around Ernakulam on Monday 18th July 2016. Around 300 students of the school engaged in various acts of kindness to spread cheer befitting the celebrations.
Students of different grades embarked on Clean up drives at Marine Drive, Tripunithura Railway Station and Chottanikara Bus Stand.
With the intention of reaching out to the less fortunate, a section of the students visited and spent quality time with the inmates of Providence Home, Kizhakkambalam and Cancer Centre Perumbadappu and distributed essential items amongst them.
The students upheld their civic responsibility by conducting Traffic Awareness Campaigns by holding placards at important and busy locations in the city such as Vytilla and Medical Trust Hospital Junction etc.
A street play “Puzhaparayum katha” on the Conservation of Rivers was enacted at Marine Drive and link road Junction, Kochi to educate and enlighten people on the adverse effects of water pollution. As part of the Tree for Life campaign, some children planted saplings at Don Bosco, Vaduthala.
The school also donated desks and chairs as well as rice to Sevagram Children's Village, Pothy, Thalayolaprambu.
Brightening up the "anganwadis" with colours!
As a prelude to the Week Long Decennial celebrations, Yi students of gps, branched out to various locations in ernakulam on 16th July, 2016 under the leadership of NGO, Ashoka Tree to brighten up "anganwadis".
They undertook the task of painting the blackboards as well as the walls of 6 "anganwadis" in around Kadavanthara and Ponnuruni.
Love, Compassion and Humanity has always been the underpinning of gps policy of social responsibility.
Moved by the plight of the people of Chennai due to the unprecedented floods, the students and teachers of gps came forward to organize a Help-Chennai Collection drive on 7th December 2015.
Relief materials were donated by one and all at gps and sent to Chennai in partnership with Malayala Manorama and Mathrubhumi newspaper.
Our heart and prayers are with the families affected by the disaster.
gps has always endeavoured to work for the welfare of the society. The students collectively donated a sum of Rs.1,12,508/- to Malayala Manorama on 23rd November for the victims of the horrifying endosulfan disaster.
As part of our ceaseless effort to uphold and work for the wellbeing of the society at large, gps had recently taken up the cause of the victims of the endosulfan disaster. A cheque of Rs. 1,12,508/- contributed by the students, was handed over by the Principal, Ms. Indu Panicker and the Student Council on behalf of the student community to Mr. Ramachandran, of The “Nallapadam” initiative, Malayala Manorama, who applauded the efforts and generosity of the students of gps.
As a befitting tribute to the victims of this horrific pesticide disaster, Mr. Adolf (Lyricist and Composer of the song) as well as the school choir members, moved the school assembly to tears with their poignant rendition of the song “Let the flowers bloom”.
The Psychology students of Grade 12 along with their teacher Ms Shampa Das visited the Snehanilayam Special School, Kakkanad, Kochi as a part of their Grade 12 CBSE Psychology Practical requirements on August 4th,2015.
The Psychology students of Grade 12 along with their teacher Ms Shampa Das visited the Snehanilayam Special School, Kakkanad, Kochi as a part of their Grade 12 CBSE Psychology Practical requirements on August 4th,2015. This school founded in the year 1977 is managed by the handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The vision of the school is to empower the intellectually challenged children through education and training.Academic as well as vocational education is imparted to the 120 students by a staff of 25 teachers trained in special education,sports,yoga,music and dance.
Our Grade 12 students were given a welcome at the Assembly of Snehanilayam,wherein they introduced themselves and participated in the Assembly. Later on during the day,they spent time with the students of Snehanilayam and interacted with them on a one to one basis.The special children of Snehanilayam sang and drew pictures for our students.
It was indeed a kind of awakening for our Gypsites,and the entire experience aroused an immense feeling of empathy and gratitude to the Almighty for his innumerable mercies.
After spending an entire morning with their new found friends of Snehanilayam,our students returned to school aware,enriched and sensitive to the world around them,with a promise to give back to society in their own little way.