STREAM education can be viewed as a distinct approach to instruction that integrates science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and mathematics into a great learning experience.
STREAM provides the necessary catalytic push for future learners to invent, create, design, and solve problems. Many people believe that STREAM is more approachable than STEM. By incorporating art, design, and reading into the curriculum, any STEM student can be exposed to STREAM in a highly engaging and impactful manner.
Hence, In the spirit of collaboration rather than competition, the GEMS International STREAM Festival provided students a platform to discuss, debate, rethink, listen and enunciate their thoughts, research, emotions, and ideas through theatre in science, rap on tech, facts, or fiction, writer’s digest, and other arts-integrated textual expressions.
The festival began with an Inaugural Ceremony on 22nd July, 2021 at 10 a.m.
This colossal event received a very encouraging response from schools not only in Delhi/NCR region but from other states in India and abroad. The school received over 1000 entries.
They had distinguished personalities like Mr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director- Academics, CBSE, to come on board with them to engage with the students during the festival. To inspire the students, there were other prominent personalities with illustrious profiles from different fields like Music, Theatre, Education, literature, and Medical Science who agreed to join them as guest speakers and to judge the events and grace the occasion sharing their wisdom with the young learners.
The inaugural ceremony started with a prayer, an address from Dr. Amrita Vohra, Director Education- GEMS India, followed by highlighting a few out of many achievements of their students in various fields i.e., science, art, nutrition, robotics, inventive engineering, Lego challenges.
During the contest, the participants had opportunities to prove their mettle. Each stage of the challenge was flexible, not linear, and meticulously designed.
Finally, as they approached to the end of the STREAM Festival, the panel of distinguished judges offered their valuable feedback to the contesting teams for each category. The top 5 contending teams were announced, and DLF Public School, Ghaziabad bagged the Trophy, the selection criteria was based on getting shortlisted in most of the categories. Head girl, Ms. Vanshika Chauhan offered a vote of thanks bringing the much exciting festival to an end.
The final round was streamed directly on the school’s social media account, Facebook.
School’s STREAM dream team made a concentrated effort to handle all the details of this festival to make it a huge success.