The Gera School Fosters Social Connect, Unites Students from All Over India Through an Online Competition
Panaji: The Gera School has announced its first virtual All-India Inter-school Extempore Competition on Tuesday 24th November 2020. Apart from The Gera School, 14 other highly reputed schools from different parts of India will be participating in this competition.
These schools are – the Bishop’s School and Bishop’s Co-Ed School from Pune; K.K. Academy from Lucknow; The OASIS and Unison World School from Dehradun; The Frank Anthony Public School and La Martiniere for Boys from Kolkata; Stepping Stones High School from Aurangabad; Jamnabai Narsee School from Mumbai; Sarvankash Vidya Mandir from Ratnagiri; Sancta Maria International School from Hyderabad; Convent of Jesus and Mary Hampton Court School from Mussoorie; and the Ardee School and Paradise School from Goa.
The Gera School is located at Kadamba Plateau, recognized by the nationally and internationally accepted Cambridge Board. Since the beginning of the pandemic and through consequent lockdowns, The Gera School has been exceptionally adept at transitioning to online teaching and virtual classrooms without compromising on students’ wellbeing and the learning experience.
This all-India inter-school school competition is the latest addition to The Gera School’s quiver of innovatively designed virtual extra-curricular activities with a dual objective. Firstly, The Gera School aims retain its founding aim, “Nurture Individuality”, through ensuring an all-round exposure to students through harnessing technology to overcome the limitations of the pandemic. Secondly, The Gera School is looking to facilitate peer exchanges and social conditioning, which many students have missed out due to the isolation set in by the pandemic. This objective lies at the very core of The Gera School’s focus on students’ mental wellbeing and all-round growth.
Rohit Gera, Managing Director, Gera Developments and Chairman Advisory Committee, The Gera School said, “It is a matter of pride that The Gera School, one of the most prestigious schools in Goa, has taken the lead and is conducting an online extempore competition with the participation of 14 schools from across the country. We firmly believe that peer-to-peer interaction, companionship, and collaboration are essential for students’ all-round development. This year, the lockdown and the isolation have made it difficult for students to get together but at The Gera School, we decided to harness technology and not only combat the lockdown, but also give them a greater canvas connecting them to students across the country, through this competition.”