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Famous Speeches Competition - Class V (14 Aug 2019) 

The students of Class V participated in a competition of famous speeches by great leaders, held in the school on14 August 2019.  The participants put in sincere efforts to recreate the profound feelings of erudite individuals of the past and present, who delivered legendary speeches which caused deep impact on society and managed to stir the people to act upon relevant issues. The children prepared themselves with earnest zeal and presented their oratory skill with confidence and conviction. This activity helped open the children’s minds to various events and issues in which famous leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Swami Vivekananda, Subhash Chandra Bose and even our present Prime Minister, Narendra Modi spoke about. In the process, they learnt about these leaders and their contributions to the world. The children quoted famous personalities and leaders with great fervour and expressions.  There were 87 participants and their efforts were greatly appreciated.   

The winners of the competition are: 

I Position   –       Priyan Raj (V C)


II Position –        Yash Vardhan Trivedi (V D),

    Dhavit Kumar Nahar (V D),

                             Shaurya Sharma (V D),

                             Vitasta Pathak (V D),

                             Simrit Singh (V D),

                             Raghav (V A)


III Position –      Ayushi Singh (V D),

                            Mahim Chawla (V A),

                            Priyanshi (V C)


Consolation Prize –      Arunima Bhat (V A),

Vedant Rawat(V B)


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    EVS Club (TAFS) celebrated Van Mahotsava week from 5th to 9th August 2019. A special assembly was organized by the students of EVS Club to mark the occasion. It began with a powerful speech by Head boy of the school stressing on the need to change our attitude towards environment. It also held a mirror to our society sensitizing all, about a horrifying prospective reality deprived of the precious gifts by Mother Earth. A skit, performed by the students of class X was next in show, which related the importance of trees in our lives, and how they should always be our first priority. The choir mesmerized the audience with their harmonious tunes, and expression of our Mother Nature’s feelings.

    The commendable efforts of the students and teachers in organizing the assembly were highly appreciated by the Vice Principal Ma’am. She also stressed on the need to be protective of nature as it responds to us the way we treat her. Her insight on this give-and-take relationship between Man and Nature was truly enlightening. The audience enjoyed the show thoroughly and expressed their appreciation with a loud round of applause. 

    This week also went by the slogan go green in which students of class VI planted saplings which is the part of legacy of The Air Force School


      73rd INDEPENDENCE DAY 2019-20
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      73rd INDEPENDENCE DAY 2019-20

      We bow our heads in reverence of our martyrs and late national leaders who laid their lives so that we could breathe the air of a free country. The independence movement in India was carried on by the freedom fighters who underwent a hard and severe struggle. This day reminds us of that struggle and inspires us to love our country. We are the future of our country. And, we should be ready to sacrifice everything for her.

      It was to celebrate this day and to remember this spirit of sacrifice that the students and staff of The Air Force School came together on 13 August 2019, commemorating 73 glorious years of freedom. As the air reverberated with the spirit of sacrifice, the enthusiastic participants eagerly awaited the arrival of the Chief Guest  Air Commodore Rajeev Sharma, Air Commodore  Education at Directorate of Education, Air Headquarters (RK Puram).

      The Guests of Honour were  Mrs Anjana Rane, Group Captain Ravindra Bhatnagar, Executive Director, The Air Force School and Lt Col RK Jha.

      The day unfolded with the unfurling of the Tricolor and everybody rising to the tune of Jana Gana Mana…

      The Principal, Ms Amita Gupta, welcoming the esteemed guests said that this day is celebrated remembering the sacrifices of the great freedom fighters. Ma’am said that freedom comes with responsibilities and it is important to free oneself from the mindset that does not allow one to see beyond personal interest.

      After the welcome address, the school came together to present a cultural extravaganza called Mukti Parv-Desh Ka Garv. The programme consisted of school choir, play and dance bringing alive the spirit of sacrifice, love and dedication for the nation. The presentations brought alive the trauma, the struggle and the sacrifice that our brave hearts made to achieve freedom, taking everyone down the memory lane showcasing the struggle of the Indian Renaissance, the brutality of the Britishers, and the sacrifices of the brave hearts.

      After the wonderful presentation, came the moment of declaring the result. The five houses vied for first position even as the gate decoration by each house again brought alive the spirit of freedom struggle and the great stalwarts who laid their life down for the nation. Subroto House stood first followed by  Arjun, Katre, Pratap and Latif House.

      The momentous day came to an end with the inspiring words of the chief guest. Sir said that our mindset holds us back. He said that with freedom comes responsibility. Though the brave hearts of India have given us this free nation, it is now our responsibility to take it forward. His words filled every young heart with the feeling of patriotism.

      The school also released the school magazine ‘The Aravalian’ for the academic session 2018-2019, on this occasion. The theme is ‘ Winds of Change’ It was a moment of pride for the entire team of ‘The Aravalian’, comprising of budding writers, editors and artists.

      The event ended with the vote of thanks presented by the Vice Principal, Ms Lomina Rajiv followed by the pledge.


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        Beauty is the realm of poetry and children enjoy the beauty of expression, thoughts, rhyme and rhythm especially when they share the experience with their class mates. Taking all these facts into consideration a rhyme recitation activity was held for our youngest TAFSians on 08 Aug 2019 at school. It gave them an opportunity to exhibit their talents with confidence. They were inspired to come forward and recite their poems in front of their classmates and had a lot of fun in the process. The children enjoyed reciting poems like traffic lights, old McDonald had a farm, I am special etc. Their zeal and enthusiasm were impressive. The presentation of poems with actions and props was a real treat to eyes!


          The Junior Wing celebrated the 73rd Independence Day of our country on 13th August 2019 with great patriotic fervour and zeal. A special assembly was presented by classes IV A, B and C on this occasion.

          The beginning was marked by the recital of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s iconic speech at midnight followed the poem, “Where the mind is without fear….” by Rabindranath Tagore. This was followed by a mesmerizing dance performance ‘KASUMBI RANG’ depicting the orange colour of bravery and sacrifice. The cultural programme consisted of a skit showing glimpses of some of the remarkable events like the British gaining control over India, the mutiny of 1857, the revolt by Mangal Pandey, Jalianwala bagh massacre and Gandhiji’s Swadeshi movement. The role of lesser known female freedom fighters like Jhalkari Bai, Begum Hazrat Mahal and Velu Nachiyar was also emphasized through the skit.

          The dance performance ‘Vijayi Bhav’ added to the patriotic essence of the atmosphere and won the hearts of the audience.

          Group Captain Ravindra Bhatnagar, the ED, TAFS, and the Chief Guest for the day, addressed the children and guided them to be true to their work and respect their freedom. Ms. Amita Gupta, the Principal, also send her greetings to the students on this special occasion.

          The children also took a pledge to keep the country’s pride high by respecting the sacrifices made by all the freedom fighters and taking care of all the natural resources. They also vouched to be responsible citizens of the country. This was followed by the National anthem.


            VENUE: Library, SR Wing

            From 5th Aug 2019 to 9th Aug 2019 (as on library timetable)


            1. VI TO VII  : PAPER FANS

            2. VIII TO X  : TRICOLOR BOOK MARK



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              VASANT VALLEY DRAMA FESTIVAL (07-09 AUGUST 2019)

              “Acting is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to"

              Twenty students of class V participated in the 28th Vasant Valley Drama Festival held from 07 Aug to 09 Aug 2019 at the Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park. They presented a play titled, ‘Reviving Time’, based on the theme of the festival this year- ‘Living in a loop’.

              The children beautifully brought out the different aspects of modern day living which is proving detrimental and how reviving the yesteryears lifestyle can be a solution to many of our present day problems. They developed this idea into an enlightening and thought provoking play with the help of their teachers. They put up a lively performance full of fun and frolic which garnered a lot of appreciation. The participating children greatly benefitted from this experience which gave them an opportunity to boost their confidence, creativity and team work. During this 3-day festival these young artists not only performed and watched the plays presented by the students of other schools but also enjoyed an interactive session with other participants.

              The festival was preceded by a drama workshop held on 11 July 2019 at Vasant Valley School which set the tempo to this enriching and fun filled activity

                MARINE TURTLE EXHIBITION (07 AUG 2019)

                Class V students were taken to the World Wide Fund House at Lodi Road, New Delhi, to participate in the ‘Marine Turtle Exhibition 2019’, on 07 Aug 2019, during school hours. The exhibition organizers divided the children into groups and then conducted various interesting activities with them. The children were provided with a plethora of information about the life of the marine turtles. They were made aware of the dangers that the turtle population is facing due to the pollution of the oceans and how indifferent killing of this beautiful species by humans has led them to the brink of extinction.

                The students enjoyed the activities organized for them, such as colouring, stamping, turtle toy race to reach the destination and cleaning the beach. It was a wonderful experience for the children and they have returned enriched with facts and awareness about these turtles. They carried home a turtle calendar and handouts on these species. This experience has also helped them to be sympathetic towards wildlife in general and marine turtles in particular.

                  CLASS I ENGLISH POEM RECITATION (06 AUG 2019)

                  Poem recitation is an art of expression of thoughts and emotions. It is a medium to reflect the latent talents of young ones. Poem recitation helps not only to develop speaking skills but also for children to express their feelings through facial expressions and gestures.

                  To enhance the public speaking skills and boost the confidence of our students an English poem recitation competition was organized for class I on 6th Aug 2019. It provided an opportunity to children to exhibit their talents and confidence.

                  Children participated enthustically in the competition and chose a variety of topics for the recitation like pollution, nature, weather, mother’s joy etc.  They presented their poems with handy props and used different actions and appropriate expression. The presentation was appreciated and enjoyed by the entire Grade I. The result is as follows:   


                  FIRST POSITION

                  SECOND POSITION

                  THIRD POSITION




                  HRIHAAN AMANRAAJ




                  PAKHI KIRTY

                  DEVAANSH MARWAH

                  GURSEVAK SINGH


                  GURBANI KAUR BHATIA


                  AHANA NAHAR





                  DIYA MARIA BIBIN

                  NIYA SINGH




                  SARTHAK YADAV

                  SANIKA GUPTA

                  VANI SHARMA



                    THE WORDSMITHS’ MEET 2019
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                    THE WORDSMITHS’ MEET  2019 (02 AUG 2019)

                    The 8th edition of our annual interschool literary event ‘The Wordsmiths’ Meet’, was organized on Friday, 02 August 2019, during school hours. Celebrating 50 years of the historic landing on the moon, the theme for this event this year was ‘One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind’. 

                    Three non-competitive events were organized for students of classes III, IV & V. 

                    1.  ‘Moonwalk’- A Poem recitation  event  for class III

                    2.  ‘Space Wars - A debating event  for class IV

                    3.  ‘Blast from the Past’ – A  play presentation   for  class V 

                    The idea was to provide a joyful learning experience to students where they could celebrate their talents, quick thinking and analytic language skills in a relaxed and fun filled atmosphere. 13 prestigious schools of Delhi NCR region participated in this event. Children had great fun showcasing their talents in public speaking and critical thinking. All participants were given certificates of participation and everyone went back ‘moonstruck’ and a winner!


                      Click here to view the report


                        DISASTER DRILL
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                        DISASTER DRILL

                        The school organized a mock disaster drill today i.e. 01 Aug 2019 during the 4th period. Following steps were taken for the smooth conduction of drill:

                        ·         Students were addressed in the assembly and all the instructions regarding the safe evacuation were given to the students. They were asked to stay calm & composed during the evacuation drill.

                        ·         Class Teachers explained the exit route in their respective classes along with the PE teachers and urged the students to follow the exit map given in their school almanac.

                        More than 1600 students including the teachers and admin staffs were able to evacuated the school building within a short span of time recorded to be 4 mins 50 seconds.

                        The drill saw sincerity and coordination among students and staff, thereby, making this as another successive drill conducted in the school.

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