The Cambridge School Winter Festival 2011
The Cambridge School Winterfest, the eagerly awaited annual affair, was held on December 5, 2015 at Uttam Mancha. As always, students and teachers enthusiastically and tirelessly worked together to present a production everyone would be proud of. Indeed, it is hardly an exaggeration to say that it is getting better by the year. Classes Nursery to VIII participated in the programme this year. An adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s‘Alice in Wonderland’ was staged to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of the book.
The programme got underway with Principal, Mrs Sunita Chowdhary’s welcome address to the audience. Mrs Chaudhary informed the audience about the shortened Winterfest this year due to the shortened academic year. She also spoke of the new initiatives in this year such as the introduction of Remedial classes in English and Mathematics, addition of new subjects and courses like Food Studies at A Levels and plans to introduce and Travel and Tourism next year at A Levels. She also announced the launch of the online student magazine at cambridgetimes.net which would be used to showcase student achievements and develop skills in many areas.
She then introduced this year’s distinguished chief guest, Honourable Justice I.P Mukerjee, whose son Vinayak was a student here for several years. Justice Mukherjee was welcomed on stage by students who presented him with flowers and a token gift. In his speech Justice Mukerjee spoke warmly about the school’s success in inculcating love of subjects taught, and spoke of many distinguished alumni. He also commended the high academic achievements of our students this year, foremost among whom is Anusha Lihala who has stood first in India in A Level examinations; a proud moment for Anusha, her parents and for all of us at TCS, as Mrs Chaudhary pointed out when she announced the prizes.
The announcements for special cash prizes sponsored by parents and guardians for our richlydeserving students drew warm responses as they exhibited the generosity of the donors. The coveted TCS scholarships were also announced.
This year’s winners – Suranjan Bhattacharjee & Amisha Jodhani in Class X, and Suchetana Sengupta, Napassorn Nawongwiwat & Young Kwang Ham at A Levels – were then awarded their plaques amid great applause.
Prizes were also awarded to students who have been placed first, second and third in school examinations in Classes 5-10 and top scorers in individual subjects at A Levels. Then it was time for Alice and her journey into wonderland—a marvelous medley of music, dance and play-acting. Alice meets many creatures who can sing, talk and dance but she does not find them unusual at all.
The foot-tapping music rising above the booming voice of the maniacal queen in the land of cards create magic on stage as our troupe of talented youngsters surround the stage and take everyone to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. So Alice lives on and wanders in wonderland in a spirit of joie de vivre. The curtains then came down on another spectacular show. We thank all members of the TCS community for the tremendous effort made to make this year’s Winterfest as roaring a success as it has been.