Students studying Bees

Students studying bess and their behaviour. An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching! Our children visiting a bee farm to learn about the honey bees and their life cycle. A few minutes of practical learning made their learning experience more enjoyable.

Students got rid of the fear and learnt to handle the honey combs

honey comb demonstration

Students making a Close up study of Honey comb formation

 

Students observing the construction of Honey comb

 

 

 

Therukoothu, an ancient Indian Theatre form of Tamil Nadu

Inagural Address by Perks school Tamil teacher

Inagural address by shajajakhan, Tamil Teacher

Therukoothu is an ethnic folk art of India. It is an ancient Indian Theatre form of Tamil Nadu. “Theru” means street and “Koothu” means play. Therukoothu is usually performed on the streets in the open, mostly during temple festivals in villages. It has been practiced in the state of Tamilnadu for several centuries. In the olden days only men took active roles in Therukoothu program. Men used to dress up like females and enact female roles. Nowadays this art form is very much evolved and Women take part in this art form the open air. All artists have very powerful voices and they do not require mikes for their performance.

Makeup for therukoothu

Makeup happening for Therukoothu program

It has always been highly narrative since inception and it uses reciting, singing, music and dancing as its main elements. This art form is more popular in the northern Tamil Nadu State than other parts of Tamilnadu. It has no formal dance structure and usually is organised in the summer months of an year in Tamilnadu.

Artists of therukoothu

Artists of Therukoothu are inroduced

Therukoothu is one of the many rural art forms which are on the verge of dying. As an effort to conserve this folk art form as well as other folk art forms of Tamilnadu, and also, to encourage the practicing artists, the, Management of Perks Matriculation Higher Secondary school decided to often conduct programs in its campus and introduce these art forms to the younger generation.

thuchadanan playing his role

Udalveli Art Foundation is a Non-Profit organization founded by the talented Mr. Dharanidharan. He aims to revive and bring back the culture of live audiences and the lost forms of Indian Theatre. Udalveli recently collaborated with Theatre Akku to bring us “ADAVU” – a play based on Therukoothu. The main character in the play Duchathanan was played by accomplished Theatre artist Mr. Kumar Kaliyaperumal. The Storyteller, the musicians and the other supporting artists have all undergone rigorous training in theatre and exceled on the stage. Mr. Vetri wrote this play.

Thuchadanan in Mahabarath therukoothu

Our first audiences came 1 hour before the play was to be staged and they had the opportunity to see the artists up close while they were make-up.  We were delighted to welcome audience of all ages for the show. We could really see some grandparents come with their grandchildren and reminiscence about their childhood during village temple festivals and how they had seen Therukoothu with their families.

 

The play was a 45 minute show with the combination of song, music and drama which kept the audience spell bound. It was surely an evening to remember for everyone who witnessed the play. Our deepest gratitude for the performers of the play and the audience.

Blue Moon in Coimbatore 2018

A SUPER BLUE MOON LIGHTED UP THE SKY !

 

For the first time in 35 years, a Blue Moon occured during a Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, January 31st, an event some called “a super blue blood moon.”

Waiting for the Lunar Eclipse

Three telescopes installed for the Eclipse watch for the students and Public

The Blue Moon is the second of two full moons in one calendar month. This Blue Moon was special because  it passed through the earth’s shadow to give us a total lunar eclipse that was visible from Coimbatore. Additionally, the alignment of the Blue Moon made it look like a Super Moon – due to its increased proximity to the earth, causing the moon to look slightly larger, bigger and brighter than the usual. And third, this full moon happens to fall during a total lunar eclipse, which is sometimes called a “blood moon” due to the reddish-orange light the totally eclipsed moon emits.

Public waiting to see the lunar eclipse

Public started to visit the school from early evening and eagerly watching the telescopes being set up

 

To witness this celestial event, The Astronomy club at Perks Marticulation Higher Secondary school had arranged a Lunar Eclipse Watch along with the experts of the Coimbatore Astronomy Club for the people of Namma Coimbatore on the 31st January 2018. The event was organised on our school terrace. The Eclipse watch was from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Public is anxiously waiting for their chance to see through telescope

Public eagerly waiting for their turn to see the eclipse through telescopes

Powerful  telescopes, 3 numbers,  were arranged for the event and the Space Enthusiasts from the city had a lovely evening watching the Eclipse. Unlike a total solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse cannot damage your eyes, making it safe to look at without any special glasses or equipment.

There were many young children who had flocked to see this rare event along with their parents and grandparents. Some children had brought their binoculars to view the event. The public stood in queues and took turns at gazing through the telescope. The experts from the Coimbatore Astronomy Club gave a lot of intresting information relating to the Eclipse and other objects in the sky. It was a very exciting and an informative evening for the people who attended this event.

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Khelo India Boxing Competition at Perks

Khelo India Boxing Competition for boys and girls was held at Perks Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore on 07.01.2017.  Stanley P. Mathew, the District Sports and Youth Welfare Officer inaugurated the competition with the Correspondent, Kalpana Srinivasen.

Yuvan Pari (U/17 Boys), Bharath K (U/14 Boys) and Alrene Ria (U/14 Girls) won Gold medal and thereby qualified for the State Level Selections.  Gowtham and Jeevakanthan (U/17 Boys), Krithik Roshan M.L (U/14 Boys) won Silver; B. Gokula Kannan and S. Tharun Shiva (U/17 Boys), Shankar Ram G and Amrith Kumar (U/14 Boys) and Uthra (U/14 Girls) won Bronze in the Competition.

PERKS congratulates the young champions who brought laurels to the school.

Sooryagayathri performed Carnatic Music on Founder’s Day 2018

Sooryagayathri sings on Founder's day at Perks

Sooryagayathri sings at Perks School

Sooryagayathri is a charming young singer with a golden voice. She is formally trained in carnatic music by Smt. Anandi and Sri. Nishant. Her father, Sri P.V. Anilkumar is an accomplished Mridangam artist in Kerala and her mother, Smt. P.K. Divya is a poetess with a natural flair. Perks School founder’s day was celebrated on 28th, July, 2017. Our founder late Shri Rama Ranganathan was not only a lover of Carnatic music but can also perform anywhere on any stage at anytime. In his memory, this year, the school decided to invite the child prodigy Miss. Sooryagayathri for its Founder’s day celebration.

Sri Kuldeep M Pai has been her mentor both musically and spiritually whose guidance has helped her navigate her role as an outstanding musician. Sri. Kuldeep M. Pai is planning to release her songs through Facebook anf Youtube.

Sooryagayathri hails from a village of Purameri in Vadakara, North Kerala.We found Miss. Sooryagayathri to be very down to earth and humble. The children of the school were in awe to see a guest who was younger or the same age as themselves perform on stage with confidence.

The event was planned in the morning session. It started off by the cubs & Bulbuls inviting the guests followed by the school band and the Scouts & Guides of the school . The event was organised at the school’s Auditorium.

 

Tamil Poet Puviyarasu inaugurating the event

Tamil Poet Puviyarasu inagurates the founder’s day Perks

 

Tamil poet Thiru Puviyarasu, well wisher of the school, inaugurated the event. The academic toppers of the 10th and 12th were honored and the teachers who produced centum results were honored by the guests. This was followed by the Musical concert which lasted for 2 hours and her voice was mesmerising. The children ,the parents of the school and the teachers throughly enjoyed the morning. It was indeed a soul stirring experience for everyone at our school.

 

Students listening Soorya Gayathri

Students and Parents listening to Soorya Gayathri

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Eco-Training Program at Siruthuli

The students of std. VI, VII and VIII of Perks Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore attended an Eco-training Program conducted at Siruthuli Noyyal Life Center on 27.6.14.  The students came back with a wealth of information on green cover enhancement, wealth out of waste, various aspects of agriculture from which children have got disconnected, the need to conserve water and most of all about river Noyyal – the life line of Coimbatore and shared their knowledge with others.

Visiting “The Hindu” Newspaper Printing Plant

Students Visiting The Hindu Newspaper printing plant was a great learning experience for the students. ” The Hindu “, a famous national daily has opened a state of the art printing plant in Coimbatore during 2011.

 

Perks Students visit The Hindu News paper press in coimbatore

Perks school children visit the state of the art newspaper plant in coimbatore

 

Perks School children visit The Hindu Press

Perks School Children visit The Hindu news paper plant

 

 

oys from Perks matriculation school visit The Hindu Newpaper co

Boys from Perks School visit The Hindu state of the Art Printing plant in coimbatore

Indian Postal Department Savings Scheme – an Awareness program

In recent years, Indian Postal Department has made rapid strides towards computerization and induction of e-enabled services such as e-post, IM TS, e-payment, iMO, MO Videsh, Speed Post, Express Parcel Post, Business Post, Logistic Post, Media Post and Retail Post, which most of the people in rural areas are unaware of.

 

Indian Postal department Saving Scheme awareness program by Scouts of Perks

Boys and girls from Scouts wing of Perks School conducts Savings awareness program for Indian Postal Department

 

The students of Perks conducted an awareness programme at Vellalur Village on the various facilities and schemes available in the post office.  The Ward II Counsellor, V.P. Kannan was present on the occasion.  The Scouts and Guides of Perks performed a skit on the importance of savings.  Mrs. Vijayalakshmi, the marketing executive of DOP elaborated the various schemes available in post office.  The Awareness Programme was well appreciated by the village people.

Indian Postal Department Savings Scheme awareness program

Scouts wing of Perks School conducts Savings awareness program for Indian Postal Department

 

 

 

Pongal Celebrations 2017

Children’s Day Celebrations