A Report on the Adverse Effects of Mining to the Environment
by Arvind-8A

Extraction is the removal of minerals from the ground through mining. Mining is generally very destructive to the environment.

In order to mine and extract minerals, the top layer of soil needs to be removed and the trees need to be cleared and burned. This leads to deforestation and soil erosion and a loss of habitat for animals. Some harmful chemicals are used for extraction of minerals like mercury mercaptyane which are


Sparsh Authors

Young minds and teachers who contributed to Sparsh Sep 2014:

Grade 1 Samarth, Meera and Maarit
Grade 2 Pranav, Saanvi, Surabhi, Tisya, Anushka, Deepit, Panav, Haasini, Devanshi and Kush
Grade 4 Tanvi, Marcela, Sahithi, Abhay, Chetana and Marcela
Grade 5 Abhi, Isha, Samiksha and Kasvi
Grade 6 Purvi, Auric, Kavin, Trina, Shriya, Rishi, Anshika, Shriya, Suhas and Saanya
Grade 7 Rohan, Mahitha, Amaan, Mimansa, Aryaman and Akanksha
Grade 8 Sai Praneeth and Marcus
Grade 9 Shreyas and Yuthika
Teachers Sujatha and Farjana

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inspiration Corner

Our Head of the Institution, Ramakrishna Reddy shares the literary pieces that have inspired him over the years and that are of immense relevance to parents today.