Founders' Week 2018

The week of 15th December – 21st December, 2018 celebrated the lives of three key people who have laid the foundation for Gujarat Research Society’s Bloomingdales Pre-primary and Jasudben M. L. School – Dr. Madhuriben Shah, Mrs. Kallolini Hazarat and Mrs. Chetana Dhruv.

It was the first time in the history of the school that such a grand event was organised to honour our Founders. The inauguration of the week’s events was done in a unique way with dominoes being toppled to reveal the letters JML. Mr. Mahesh Bhatt and Prime Focus’s Mr. Namit Malhotra, an alumnus, were guests of honour at the inaugural. Parents and kids got creative on a giant canvas that stood along the playground. Other events that took place in the week included a Dad and Child Cooking Contest which was a fantastic opportunity for the participants. The winners of this contest got free passes to the World on a Plate event in January.

The thematic exhibition covered topics such as Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends, and Magic. Students and teachers worked hard to put up a grand display around these themes. There were many interactive exhibits that engaged the visitors – there were quizzes, games, experiments, skits and songs. The Parents vs. Students Quiz saw the adults and kids battle it out to answer the question: Does Grey Matter? Maths and Science Games were a hit as usual.

The annual plays were performed during this week as well. We had two plays – Aladdin, performed by students of Std I – VIII and Merchant of Venice, performed by students of Std IX – XI.

Members of the alumni got involved this time. Some spoke with the students about the different kinds of career paths they have chosen. Some participated in a special sports meet held for them. An alumni evening marked the finale of the week-long festivities.