Delta English School – a CBSE K-10 institution – has been channeling educational innovations over the past 25 years. While the ‘Home of the Titans’ (as the school is fondly termed by its Titans and parents) is recognized for academic excellence, Delta English School (DES) made headlines with a recent string of wins at four major UAE-based extracurricular events. According to Anita D’cruz, Principal and Co-Founder of Delta English School, “I am elated in seeing our students celebrate their prowess in creative and performing arts; I commend all Titans and their parents for ardently embracing such initiatives to explore the cognitive realm beyond scholarly work.”
The SSP (Student Success Program) team of Delta English School was instrumental behind the recent victories, specifically contributions from Athisha Sugesh, School Counselor and Lead SSP Coordinator, and Ruby Raymond, High School English Teacher and SSP Coordinator. In a recent post-event interview, Sugesh expressed appreciation but strongly feels that all DES students possess the potential to win across the spectrum, whether it be arts, STEM, literary or athletic activities. “Unequivocally, these achievements demonstrate the rigor and robustness of Delta English School’s educational engine perfected over two decades. Nevertheless, we must still cross the whole nine yards to create ample specialized opportunities within each K-12 learning domain. It is my hope that the recent accolades will be an impetus to get our Titans amped up for higher challenges in 2018… Only time will tell,” Sugesh commented.
DES Middle School and High School Titans achieved recognition in the following events:
In late 2017, Asianet News, Radio Hit 96.7 FM and Gulf Madhyamam joined forces to deliver Youfest – UAE’s biggest youth cultural festival. The objective of this event was to provide all UAE students of Indian origin with a platform for exhibiting vibrant forms of creative and performing arts. Delta English School (DES) competed against 5,000 students from 54 UAE Indian schools in the presence of producers and artistes from the Indian entertainment industry. Geepas Youfest comprised of two rounds:
This is DES’ second year of winning at Santhwanam Youth Festival held by Santhwanam – a not-for-profit social welfare organization, pioneered by 70 energetic individuals, who help augment the emotional, economical, socio-cultural conditions of societies without discrimination to race, caste, creed and religion. The SYF provides opportunities for students from different UAE Indian schools to competitively showcase their cultural appreciation and performing arts talents in front of a professional judging panel. The two-day extravaganza was held at the Gulf Model School, Dubai on November 24 and 25, 2017. The festival comprised of 27 medal-contending competitions for the following levels: Primary, Junior, Sub-Junior and Senior.
At the SYF 2017, DES Titans won the following titles:
Shreyas P. Shidha of GL 07 A won ‘Third Place’ in Pencil Sketching Competition
Delta English School (DES) Titans participated in Antakshari – The Musical Challenge 2017, which was held on November 24, 2017 at the Emirates Theatre in Emirates International School, Dubai. The highly anticipated event hybridized students’ musical talents with the architecture of Antakshari and was well received by the UAE parent community. A judging panel from Antakshari held an audition for eligible participants at James Barrie Theater in Delta English School. Three of DES High School Titans were ultimately selected to represent the institution at the Semi-Finals Round and went on to win ‘Fourth Place’ in the Finals Round.
DES Titan Shreyas P. Shidha of Grade Level 07 A won ‘First Place’ in the Pencil Sketching Contest held by NRIFF – a reputed cultural organization based in Sharjah, under the sponsorship of Sharjah Indian Association. This contest witnessed participation of Grade Level 06 to 08 students from various Indian K-12 institutions and was held on November 18, 2017 at Indian Association Conference Hall, Sharjah to commemorate the celebration of Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday and Children’s Day.Feb 2018