Biodiversity: Nurturing Nature

By - Shreyas Sarangi (Grade 7)

Think for a moment-what else are you doing while reading this? You’re breathing, right? Where is all
this oxygen coming from? The obvious answer is trees. Without them, life would have disappeared long ago.

Now think again, how many trees do we have? Even if you say “lots and lots”, the truth is that we have much less trees than what we need to keep this marvelous planet green and healthy. Look at a paper you’ve drawn on, the furniture you may be sitting on or a pencil in your hand; a tree was sacrificed to aid your life.


Essays - Human Impact on the Environment

To mark the bio-diversity conference that was held in Hyderabad, Manthan conducted an essay writing exercise where children presented their thoughts on how to save environment and what does it mean to human kind.


Sparsh Authors

Some of the young minds that contributed to Sparsh Jan 2013 are:

. Grade 2 - Marcela
. Grade 3 - Kashvi, Ankita, Shrinidhi, Nishika
. Grade 4 - Vevila, Dhwani, Siddharth
. Grade 5 - Rishyant, Mahathi, Lahari, Vibhu
. Grade 6 - Marcus, Ananya
. Grade 7 - Guhan, Vineel, Rayid, Gautam, Akshaya, Shreyas

Some of the teachers who contributed are:.

. Priya, Jemima, Farzana, Saritha



In Spotlight our children interviewers interview various people at Manthan to understand what motivates them.


Thinking Time

Our Head of Academics, Shalini would like to see her children not just be readers of good literature but writers as well. The process of good writing starts early with good reading. Here she suggests parents the literature that children should be exposed to in their early years.

Young Authors

Showcases some of our young writers and their writing. At Manthan creative writing starts very early, while the first couple of years of Kindergarten is more to do with developing language skills of listening and speaking, from grade 1 the focus shifts to reading and writing. Children are encouraged to write at every point and they are given not just inspiration but various devices to structure and articulate their thoughts.


Book Reviews

Children are encouraged not just to read a good book but to discuss, analyse and understand it. Book review gives our children an opportunity to present their thoughts on what they see as the essence of the book.


Poetic Minds

The poems published here are collected from regular class room assessments of the children done during the year. Its tough to do justice to all and pick the best from thousands of such works, the effort was more to present a sample of children's works rather than select the best. It still gives a glimpse into our young poets and how they use words to express their feelings, emotions and ideas.


Laugh Aloud

While school is as much about studies it is also about having fun doing so.. here our children take a dig at themselves and their teachers for some fun times.