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Report on Guide Captain Training

THE BHARAT SCOUTS AND GUIDES Ambattur educational district conducted the Basic-Guide Captain training course from 22/2/2021 to 28/2/2021 at C S I EWART MAT .HR. SEC. SCHOOL ,Anna Nagar .The leaders appointed by the State Council conducted the training courses. From our school Mrs. Kasthuri -Music Teacher underwent the training for Guide Captain. The course consisted of Introduction of Guiding, Why Guiding, Promise ,Law and Flags. It was interesting and informative to learn the Baden Powell basic exercises and flag hoisting procedures. We learnt about the role of patrol leader, patrol second and community leader. First aid and basic knots were taught. . It was a new experience spending the training days with the group of teachers from the other schools and creating a bond with them through team work .Importance of team work was instilled in all our minds. The highlight of the camp was the Great Camp Fire and All Faith Prayer. We were honoured with course completion certificate.

Report on Guide Captain Training Report on Guide Captain Training
Patrol in Council Camp Craft
Report on Guide Captain Training Report on Guide Captain Training
Receiving the Certificate Receiving the Certificate

Special Education - An Awareness Workshop

An awareness workshop on Special Education was conducted on 6-2-21 at the school auditorium following all safety precautions. The workshop was conducted by Madras Dyslexia Association for all teachers of the school.

The following points were discussed:

  • The most undetected and easily misjudged special needs are learning disorders. Students with learning disorders appear to be average students with nothing unusual. This is why learning disabilities are referred to as 'hidden disabilities'. Some of these common learning disorders (LD) are:
    Dyslexia - Person's reading fluency, decoding, reading comprehension, recall, writing, spelling etc is affected by this LD.
    Dyscalculia - Person's ability to understand numbers, math symbols, count, remember order of numbers, difficulty in reading time etc. is hindered by LD called Dyscalculia.
    Dysgraphia - Problems of this LD include illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling, and difficulty composing writing as well as thinking and writing at the same time.
    Dyspraxia - Problems in muscle control, which effects body movement, coordination, language and speech.
    Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities - Person has trouble interpreting non-verbal cues like facial expressions, body language, and may have poor coordination.
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) - Problems of hearing and recognizing sounds and words. Also, the person may be unable to block out background sounds and confuse the order of sounds.
    Language Processing Disorder (LPD) – Problems of processing of language: expressive language and/or receptive language.
    ADHD - Problems in concentration and paying attention. It results in difficulty controlling behavior and hyperactivity.
    Visual Motor Deficit - Problems in seeing the information and replicating it. Poor hand/eye coordination.
    Memory - Short-term or Long-term memory problems effects the learning process.
  • The signs of these Learning disabilities will be recognized in school going children and need to be recognized and identified either by parents or teachers. Mostly, the teachers who are responsible for imparting quality education to students should be trained and qualified to identify these LDs and take appropriate measures.
  • SNE (Special needs education) can either be provided in mainstream schools or special schools. Mainstreaming special education means educating special needs students along with non-disabled students for certain period of time depending upon their competency. This is a method where the student feels included. The student periodically attends special sessions and classes in a 'resource room' where he receives personalized and customized education and even counseling. However, this method is suitable for students with mild to moderate special needs.
  • It is the duty of every teacher to identify students with disabilities and provide them with the appropriate support and attention. And it is our duty as responsible citizens to socially include all those special needs people, either with physical facilities, equal opportunities or just a friendly interaction.