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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Journey to the Space and Beyond

Journey to the Space and Beyond

At Witty International School we believe in fostering a passion for lifelong learning by acquiring skills and content required for successful and critical thinkers. In keeping up with this philosophy WIS recently organized a seminar for the students on “Astrobiology” and ‘NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond’ conducted by an esteemed Planetary Scientist from NASA, Dr. Henry Throop.

Throop is a Senior Scientist with the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He received a PhD in Planetary Science from the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000. His work focuses on the outer solar system, and he has published over 40 articles in scientific journals, on topics ranging from to rings of Saturn and Jupiter, to planet and star formation, to astrobiology and the origins of life, to searching for (and co-discovering) Pluto's smallest moon, Styx, in 2012. He is a frequent consultant to the US's NASA and the National Science Foundation.  While working at NASA, he was responsible for the oversight and management of two of the NASA's major scientific research programs. Throop has been a member of the science team for NASA’s New Horizons mission since 2003, and was involved in its historic flyby of Pluto on July 14, 2015.

Throop told the Wittians that after a nine-year journey though space, astronomers visited Pluto for the first time in July 2015, using a robotic NASA spacecraft called New Horizons. Despite being a cold and small icy body, New Horizons found Pluto’s surface to be young, dynamic, and varied. Planetary Scientist Dr. Henry Throop told the story of this NASA spacecraft mission, from its development and construction, through launch in 2006, to its successful encounter with Pluto, and its plans for onward encounters with bodies in the distant Kuiper Belt.

Dr. Henry Throop started by speaking to the students about Pluto’s discovery in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh studying photographs of the night sky. Constellations stay in the same place but planets move and using this he was also able to see a spot in the images that changed over time and so Pluto was revealed. The New Horizons initiative along with the collaboration of NASA, U.S.A sent a space craft to find more about the secrets of Pluto and it took 9 years to finally get the true images of Pluto. Dr. Throop was involved with the calibration of instruments on board New Horizons, including the infrared spectrometer, which measures energy that is given off in the infrared wavelength. Dr. Throop offered inspirational advice to Wittians, “The spark of creativity and curiosity must always be ignited in the students through various initiatives and discussions on Science and Technology.”

Dr. Henry Throop, also delivered an engaging talk about NASA's contribution to search for life in space over the past 50 years to the younger students of Grade 6. He suggested that instead of Mars, the future missions should target Jupiter's moon Europa as the moon is likely to have a sub-surface ocean. In his presentation on Astrobiology, Throop explored the history of ideas about the plurality of worlds and extraterrestrial life. From ancient Greek philosophy to Twentieth Century science fiction, he discussed the ways in which the possibility of life beyond the Earth has both inspired and terrified, becoming entangled with religious persecution, philosophical debate, development of scientific theories, politics and popular culture.  He dealt with some very essential questions asked by the curious Wittians about the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of contact with such civilizations. This thought still manages to captivate human minds. Are we alone in the universe or were other civilizations destroyed as a result of ecological catastrophes or conflict? How does scientific knowledge direct our future scientific and technological pursuits on Earth and in space? These questions lead to the opening of an interesting topic – Astrobiology. Throop spoke about the ongoing search for micro-life in the universe and the future tests planned to conduct the isotopic analysis of the organic material retrieved from over 40 km above the earth's surface.

Throop stated, “This is my second visit to Witty International School and I am delighted to interact with the students again. The students at WIS are excellent, and they are supported by very good teachers, staff, and parents. The students are smart, curious, and engaging and I think we could have gone on for several hours with the good questions that everyone had.”

Mr. Bijo Kurian, the Principal of Witty International School, Pawan Baug said, “Our goal is to educate global-minded students who are curious, enthusiastic and principled leaders. We plan to harvest the rich resources of the most distinguished people in the varied fields to nourish a meaningful educational adventure for each student through this initiative.”


Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Green Colour Day
The parrots are green
The grapes are green
The peas are green
 and so are the beans

The blooming buds of Nursery, Witty world, Bhilwara celebrated green colour day on Tuesday, October 29, 2016 with great zeal. The teachers and children came in green coloured clothes with their favourite green colour object such as car, glass, fruits etc. Children did the sponge dabbing and finger dabbing on the objects drawn on chart sheet. Children saw different objects of green colour. They expressed their views with their teacher and friends. This colour day celebration will leave a long lasting effect on their minds.


                                             Story Telling Activity

The sparkling stars of Junior KG, Witty World , Bhilwara , had a Story Telling Activity on Tuesday , November 29' 2016. The little ones have an ocean of hidden talents among them. Children showed a lot of zeal & enthusiasm and narrated their favourite stories using related props .Children narrated stories like Thirsty Crow, Hare and the Tortoise, Lion and the Mouse etc.  It was an amazing experience watching such small kids expressing themselves.

"Clown Day" Celebration by Playgroup Section at WIS, Malad (2016-2017)

On Tuesday, 29th November 2016 Playgroup children came dressed as Clowns to celebrate "Clown Day". Children enjoyed playing with the hoopla rings, doing the somersault and playing other fun games. The day ended with an art activity.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Introduction to Octagon Shape by Nursery Section at WIS, Malad (2016-2017)

"Olly octagon is my name
The shape of a stop sign is the same.
My eight sides are fun to count
How about you try it out!

On Monday, November 28th 2016, nursery children of Witty Kids were introduced to a new shape...Octagon. The Teachers decorated the class with octagon shape cut outs and children got with them octagon shaped objects. Teachers narrated the octagon shape story which the kids enjoyed. Children had fun learning the octagon shape and having their octagon shape snacks which they bought in their tiffin box. It was fun learning the Octagon shape!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Story Telling (Section Sr. KG) November 23'2016 Witty World , Bhilwara

                     Story Telling (Section Sr. KG) November 23'2016 Witty World , Bhilwara

Witty World Bhilwara , Sr. KG Kids had a Story Telling Activity on Wednesday , November 23'2016.Young children have an ocean of hidden talents among them. They have vast imagination, memory and wonderful way of 
 expressing themselves. Children showed lot of enthusiasm and came up with lovely stories using related props and astonished us with their superb performance. The aim behind the activity was to inculcate reading habit, to mix around, to express oneself freely and to enhance our language skills.        

Friday, November 25, 2016

Field Trip to Orphanage by Sr.KG Section WIS, Malad (2016-2017)

What greater joy is there than bringing about someone's smile?
Spreading positivity can go a very long mile.
Whether they are feeling sad or happy,
A small gesture, something affectionate to say,
Wouldn't it be amazing if you had made their day?

“A   generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity."
We at Witty Kids celebrated this great thought by taking our tiny Wittian’s   for a Field trip on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 to an orphanage. The little children of our school were excited and happy to meet their new friends and also gift themwith presents to express their love and care.They had a very heart-warming experience. It was an unforgettable trip.

Overall it was a good learning experience together with lots of mixed emotions.

Water play activity by playgroup section (2016-17) at Witty World, Bangur Nagar

 Splish, Splash water,
  on your toes, on your fingers,
  on your nose, on your hair,
  on your face,
  Everywhere! Everywhere!

The little Wittians of Playgroup, enjoyed water play on Friday, 25th November, 2016.
Water play offers endless enjoyment to both adults and children of all ages. Whether they're in a warm winter bath or a cool summer pool, most babies love water  play. It's a different  experience  as children feel the water, hear the splashes and sprinkles and see the bubbles and waves.

The children enthusiastically participated in the water play and literally had a ,”whale” of a time!!!

Play Group kids celebrated Clown Day (25.11.16)

The sparkling stars of Play Group celebrated Clown day on Friday, November 25, 2016 with great fun. They learnt that clowns perform and entertain us in the circus, they make us smile. The tiny tots also did the colouring in clown worksheet, through this activity, kids could recognize a clown. This was a fun learning experience for them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sr. KG children visited an orphanage

They might forget what you said,
But they will not forget how you made them feel!!

On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 students of Sr.Kg, Witty World Bangur Nagar, were taken for a field trip to an Orphanage.

A school with a heart.... In keeping with Witty’s theme of experiential learning, the children of Witty World got a special experience of understanding the importance of sharing and caring when they donated some gifts, toys and clothes to the children at the orphanage, which were brought by the Wittians on Buddy Saturday.  

It was a learn with fun experience for the children, which will be cherished for a long time.


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