Class XI and XII Psychology Students participated in Fortis Mental Health Internship and Other Workshops:-
The internship ranging over 5 days provided a brief overview on Mental Disorders
The webinar included discussions on types of Clinical Disorders, starting with disorders in children like autism, dyslexia and ADHD, next was Mood Related Disorders including Depression and its key feature being the negative thought triad - hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness. Furthermore, the Mood Related Disorders included Bipolar Disorder and its symptoms, Anxiety Disorder and how to deal with a panic attack, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD). The discussion then panned out towards Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Schizophrenia and Somatic Symptom Disorder.
The internship included a 3 day sports psychology workshop and a 7 day Prosocial Peer Moderator Programme.
Webinar on coping with Mental Health during the Pandemic was conducted by school counsellors for students.
A Webinar was held on Monday 15 June on the topic- “Importance of Mental well being and social practices during Quarantine” with class 11th students, under the guidance of teacher incharges: Ms. Sangeeta Narang, Ms. Astha Bajaj.
The webinar consisted of various issues like coping up with mental health problems and other social practices during quarantine, its effects and consequences and solutions to it.
The students participated quite enthusiastically, shared about their problems and the over all session came out to be very motivating and encouraging.
MINDSMART 2020 - Adolescent Peer Educators’ Leadership Course in Life Skills & Wellbeing was attended online by our school counsellor and peer educators
The students of class IX, XI and XII participated in the MINDSMART Peer Educators’ Leadership Course organised by Expressions India as an endeavour to promote Life Skills and Wellbeing to adolescents on 22nd and 25th July. A series of webinars were held to teach the volunteers the importance of Life Skills and the role they play in the lives of adolescents these days in the 21st century.
The webinars were an insight into the importance of life skills in our lives. Guiding us through various stages of life are our ability of understanding, empathizing, awareness and several other life skills. Students were also told how we as individuals should have a positive self esteem, be self aware, love the way they are, and the most important concept of individuality as to how everyone is different, from different backgrounds but unique at the end of the day.
Career Fair by GEECS:-
Global Engagement in Education & Counselling Support organised the Webinar based "VIRTUAL - Selective University Fair” for students of class 11th and 12th on 14th August, 2020. This Fair was curated by former admissions/international Recruitment officers, University professors, Teachers and counselors from some top schools in the country today.
The participating universities included- Instituomaragoni, University of Victoria, Flame University, uOttawa, University of Greeenwich, Switz Education Foundation and Ahmedabad University
The Crucial Stream-Selector by D.P.S. Mathura Road:-
The school in association with Career Launchers organised a webinar on 5th September, 2020 for classes 9th and 10th to make the students aware of how crucial stream selection is and what all factors must be kept in mind while selecting a stream.
Ms.Neha Wahi, Vice President, Capacity Building Department, Career Launchers was the eminent speaker. Ms. Neha put forth a plethora of information on each stream laying special emphasis on the fact that there is more to what meets the eye.
On an ending note, she advised the students to meticulously plan their way forward and choose their streams wisely as it can make a lot of impact on their lives.
World Mental Health Week:-
World Mental health Week was observed from 4th to 10th October Students from Classes VI-XII participated in Poster Making and Slogan Writing Competitions. Counsellors narrated stories on Mental Wellbeing during counselling and mentoring classes organised for students. The Poster entries and Story was submitted on the CBSE Manodarpan protal.
World Mental Health Day was celebrated on 10th October 2020.
Various students also participated in Mental Health Awareness Workshop organised by InsideYou and National Conference organised by Expressions India founded by Dr. Jitendra Nagpal on World Mental Health Day.
The Mental Awareness workshop was also attended by some of our class IX and XI students on the same day by Inside You to spread awareness regarding mental health. A great initiative started by Ms.Prakriti . The workshop was for 2 Days, 2 hour for each day. It was held on 10th-11th October . On each day, students were taught something new. It was a great experience to attend the workshop, especially for students who were willing to pursue Psychology in the future.
On the first day, we were given an introduction by Ms.Sakshi . A happiness wellbeing session was conducted in which students were told to make a circle on a sheet of paper and write down the thoughts that they had in their mind and highlight them according to the time. e.g. if the thought was for a short period of time(thoughts about the workshop) or a long time(sleep ,study). Students were told to make an I using paper and write own what they think of themselves (shy, dancer, singer, introvert), what qualities they like about us(honesty , understanding) and how/what they want to become(psychologist , courageous).
On the second day, it was an activity based session. Students were told to make 7 columns on a paper. They had to write sleep ,leisure ,diet ,exercise, time spend with our family , school work and hygiene and mark themselves out of 10. They had to keep a record of it by keep marking themselves and try to improve. For the second activity they had to draw a circle and divide it into four boxes and write love ,fear ,anger and trust in the first, second, third and the fourth box respectively, They had to write down the things we loved , feared etc..Overall it was a very interactive session for our students.
Webinar on Behavioural Economics by Krea University:-
A webinar was conducted by Krea University on Behavioural Economics and the modern world on 13th of October.
The main speaker throughout the webinar was Prof. Gaurav Ghosh who is an Associate Professor of Economics at the university. The webinar majorly focused on career possibilities based on the application of behavioural economics in the practical world.
Stream Selection Webinar by Pratham Coaching Institute:-
Pratham coaching institute conducted stream counselling webinar which exclusively catered to the class 10 students of DPS Mathura Road.
Mr. Ankit Kapoor was the main speaker throughout the session.
Mr. Ankit Kapoor put forth a plethora of professions stemming from each stream apart from the conventional ones. He shed light on professions like biotechnology, aviation, analysts, stock broker, marketing, law, mass communication, civil services etc.
Compliance Report for CBSE CIRCULAR No: Acad-83/2020:-
The International Day Against Bullying and Violence was observed on 5th November 2020 in our school.
The students of Class XII from the Dramatics Club at DPS Mathura Road also made a Short Film to spread awareness on ‘Cyber Bullying’ which was submitted at the UNESCO.
A poster making competition was organised for all classes on the topic: Anti Bullying.