Back to School is an event organised by the students of School of Education, Christ University under the guidance of Dr Prakasha Coordinator of the event. In this event, the students showcased their talents to their class and the faculty. To recognise talent in school students’ teachers should recognise their own talent first is the purpose of this event. It is a fun and eventful programme through which the students get to know each other better. This year, Back to School, was held on 20 June, 2015. Fr. Thomas T.V (Director School of Education), Dr Mallika Krishnaswami (Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences), Dr Jose Cherian (HOD, School of Education), Dr Greta D’Souza, Dr Prakasha G.S and Dr Sumita Rao attended this event along with MA Education I semester students.
The programme started with an invocation dance and a welcome speech by the students. The event was inaugurated by Dr Mallika Kishnaswami, Dr Jose Cherian, and Dr Prakasha by cutting the cake. Dr Mallika Krishnaswami delivered a speech praising the efforts of the B.Ed students and the faculty members. She reminded us that we are the first batch of Christ University to enrol in the two year B.Ed programme and hence we would get intensive training to fulfil our role as teachers. Today, people are very engrossed in their own lives. So, one of the most important things that we can do is spend quality time with children. We should instil in children the right values while they are still at an impressionable age. Dr Mallika Krishnaswami motivated the students to become good teachers through her illuminating speech.
The students were then shown an entertaining animation video created by two students from the B.Ed class which captured the whole essence of going back to school. A group of students sang a medley of songs which reminded us of our childhood days. There were also a few solo performances. Some students displayed their dancing skills and enthralled the audience. The Zumba dance group showed how we can remain fit through an enjoyable way. The faculty members and the MA students also participated in the event. They played some fun and competitive games. The students who were interested in crafts displayed their creations. All the students and faculty members were also given some artistic tokens made by a group of B.Ed students.
The programme ended with a speech by Dr Jose Cherian. He encouraged us to actively participate in all the events organised by the university. He told us that we would get several opportunities to nurture our talents during the two years of our course.
Back to School was a delightful and captivating programme which gave all of us a chance to reconnect with our inner child.
Dr Prakasha G S