NOIDA, 29 JANUARY, 2019 - Global Indian International School (GIIS), Noida hosted the 2nd Annual LEAPS 2019, an initiative that aims to bring students from various GIIS campuses across the world on a common platform in order to promote use of 21st Century Learning Techniques to enhance learning outcomes, innovation, creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship.
GIIS LEAPS is a two day multi-dimensional inter school event that features various competitions and has been designed as per the 9 Gems philosophy that aims at holistic development of the students. This year over 700 GIIS students participated from its 12 campuses across India, Singapore, UAE, Malaysia, and Japan. In India, campuses from cities like Noida, Bengaluru, Surat and Ahmedabad and Pune participated in LEAPS 2019.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rajiv Bansal, Director - Operations, GIIS India said, “In this fast paced world the students need to be honed with skills that matters in real world scenario. ‘LEAPS’ is a constructive competition that has a perfect amalgamation of interactive technology, game-based learning and thought provoking reflections. It enriches the learning process for a student and helps them explore new ideas while focusing on key pillars of growth-leadership, entrepreneurship, art, personality development and knowledge of robotics.”
This year’s LEAPS focused on critical aspects of today’s world like Swachhta Abhiyan, effects of pollution, Relevance of Gandhian values, Smart cities make smart citizens, importance of water, patriotism, heritages of India, famous classical dancers and Indian spices, to name a few.
The competition brought the students from different geographies together to present their take on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial skills and provide them with a stage that motivates cross pollination of ideas, helps in personality development, teach them importance of team work and inculcates in them the attributes of critical thinking and problem solving.
Students participated in competitions like Junkyard – a Robotics competition, Ed Talk (free expression of views on topics of Real world challenges), Digital Collage making (Creativity using technology), GIIS Idol (vocal music competition), GIIS Jhankaar (cultural group dance fest on Indian dance forms), GIIS Beams (prejudged event on movie making), Start Up (an on-the-spot event where students make a business plan and present it to the judges), among many others. These events are specifically designed keeping in mind the real world scenarios and focus on enriching the learning outcomes for students.
In line with the recent ‘Make in India’ summit, the Start Up competition had students showcasing their business plans and proving that they are the next budding entrepreneurs of our country. This year Junkyard focused strongly on team work and collaboration as a group of 4 students had to make 2 robots pass various hurdles by helping each other. Each competition was judged by eminent personalities from various backgrounds of the industry.
Here are the final results: