The British Council offers the International School Award (ISA) as an accreditation framework for schools to record and evaluate their international work and embed it into the curriculum and whole school ethos.
As part of the ISA action plan, the school planned and executed seven different project activities for students of different age groups which were titled as ‘Mindfulness’, ‘Transport’, ‘My Tribe My Plate’, ‘Help Us Green’, ‘Global Peace’, ‘Le Monde Fancophone’, and ‘Carbon Footprints’. The evidence based 250-page dossier was submitted to the British Council for accreditation and each activity was evaluated on 8 parameters.
In the evaluation, all seven activities scored full marks (56/56) and thus Akshara was recommended for International School Award. The Award was presented to the school in a ceremony held on 12th December and was received by the Chairperson Mrs. Jyoti Rathore who had herself lead the Mindfulness in School Project (MiSP) activity in collaboration with a UK school.
Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) an internationally recognized curriculum for adolescent school children in which they explore how the mind works acquire mindfulness skills and techniques to handle strong emotions and promote wellbeing.
Modes of Transport in which the pre-primary students were made aware about different modes of transportation, in particular about road transport in India and its comparison with a cold country like Canada.
My Tribe My Plate was a project to make students of Grade 1 & 2 aware of the foot culture and nutritive value of Indian food. Cuisines of Sri Lanka and Denmark were also studied and prepared in school
Help Us Green! was a project to learn the waste management practices across the world, specifically in India, Malaysia and Finland. Besides various activities like waste segregation campaign, the 500 students of grades III to V gathered dried flowers during vacation. These flowers were ground and mixed with a binding agent by the teachers to form a dough. The students rolled the dough and made incense sticks and cones.
Global Peace Harbingers was a project to study Non-Violent, Civil Right Leaders From India, South Africa and USA for inculcating in the student’s minds that peace is a never ending process and we have to keep working tirelessly for it.
Le Monde Fancophone – un melting pot de cultures: A study of the blend of french language and local culture in countries where French is spoken – India and Belgium. It was done in collaboration with D.Y. Patil International School in Belgium to understand the influences that a common language can have on the culture, cuisine, lifestyle, regional languages, festivals, mindsets, and traditions of the local people.
Project to study ‘Carbon Footprints‘ and measures being undertaken to minimize the green house gases in India and Abu Dhabi (UAE). Students carried out various activities to spread awareness about global warming and immediate necessity of every individual to contribute in minimizing the greenhouse gas emissions towards making a green unified earth.