BCT RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS SHINE AT DISTRICTLEVEL
Two students from the BCT Residential High School stood among the 3863 selected for the state’s ‘Science Inspire’ program. Chosen out of 100000 projects in 2020-21, 252were selected in Visakhapatnam district.
Among these names were those of Ashok and Vishnu. They had submitted projects on recycling of CFL lamps and regenerating power through riding a bike respectively. We wish them the best for future rounds of the contest.
BCT STUDENT SELECTED ATIIIT
Usha, of BCT Residential High School (2020 batch) emerged as the first student from BCT school to appear & get selected for IIIT exam.This is the 1st time RGUKT cet (Rajiv Gandhi University Knowledge Technology) was made accessible to private school students. Usha scored 83 out of 100 marks in the exam.
STUDENTS GET THEIRCERTIFICATES
Students of class tenth, who passed outfrom the school in 2020, received their certificates fromBCTSecretary.Ina small gathering that included students of the batch, their parents, teachers and Principal, the students expressed their thoughts. They shared about the tough period of the pandemic, and the wonderful support of teachers during the uncertain phase.
Theyalsosharedtheirfutureplansandafewmemorableexperiences.BCTSecretary, offered them career guidance, and requested parents to encourage their children who wanted to studyfurther.
With school safety aspects and learning in place, there are still many students who are unable to attend classes, as they stay far from the campus. Many of them do not have smartphones to be able to join the online classes too. While doubts are being cleared for them via phones at a timing convenient to them, the need for providing online access to such students is being felt.
A phone donation campaign was thus held with the support of the young team from Trendsetters Charitable Trust. A few phones, tablet and some laptops have been collected through this mode. These will now be checked, repaired, formatted and sent to the most needy students, especially from 9th and 10th grades.
Jun 25, 2020
Res. High School - Staying remote, staying connect
By Sriram Nadiminti - Project Manager
Life hasn’t been the same since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, and rural areas have been badly affected as well. With schools shut down in rural Visakhapatnam, our school children have been at their homes as well. And while they’re safe from Covid-19 as we speak, the future is as unsure, as for everyone else. As plenty of city based schools are looking at online teaching methodologies, adapting them for rural Andhra is posing its set of challenges. Low connectivity and lack of smartphones, make it difficult for us to keep in touch with all the students. However our teachers are doing their best in checking with children about their welfare and communicating about health and safety measures.
Till a week ago, our students were also preparing for the Xth state board examinations. Support during lockdown was offered to them through Whatsapp groups and phone calls. Even the relatively technology unsavvy teachers, quickly adapted to this change, so they could reach out to the maximum number of students. The board exams now stand cancelled, as all students have been promoted, owing to the rising number of cases.
As Covid-19 spreads stealthily, looking after health poses a major challenge. Education, and how we take the classes for other students forward, is a question that only time will answer. While the state government did provide support to students through classes on TV, we hope that relevant solutions will present themselves, soon.