Young people growing up in today's modern, complicated world have many difficulties to face and opportunities for personal achievements are often limited. This scheme is intended for both the young and those who are concerned about their welfare. It brings out the hidden abilities in the young minds. The object of this scheme is to provide an introduction to worthwhile leisure activities and voluntary service. This year the aspirants of the awards scheme went on an expedition to Munnar, a jewel among hill stations situated in Western ghats in Kerala. The students explored the cloud clad hills, trekking to the sound of water in the background which stimulated vigour and enthusiasm to explore the sleeping forest. The slopes, covered with tea plantations were a feast to the eye. Eravikulam National Park, Madupatti Dam and other places were also covered. The deep, solemn silence in the forest was a welcome change after being in a noisy city. This trip was conducted as a part of "Silver award" for students of Classes X, XI and XII. The students of class IX were taken to Kallar at the foot hills of Nilgiris, the 'Queen of hill Stations'. The students stayed at the picturesque Chelmsford estate, surrounded by Betel and areca nut trees. Its hundred acres of land provided the students with ample space to explore, trek, see and experience the glory of nature. The orientation programmes given to the students there enhanced their skills in using compasses. Their adventurous spirit was given an outlet by the rappelling and simulated river crossing that was taught to them. A visit to the tribal settlement helped them appreciate the lifestyle, which blended with natural environment. This award scheme is an excellent opportunity for self evaluation of ones own esteem and achievement. The scheme encompasses adventure, sports, service and skill.
Reverberations, The inter school cultural competition hosted by PSBB offers a package of events to enable participants from the city schools to show case their talents on a competitive platform. The events range from intellectual areas like quiz(QWHIZ) whose line is it anyway? to Adaptune(Footnotes) 'Insync' (Fusion Music) and vastra 'n' vogue (Fashion show). This pioneering venture by PSBB schools has set trends and standards in the city and every city student from every school dreams to participate in the events. The ambience, challenge, the competition, the newness, the class and the DJ make Reverberations unmatched and unequaled. Reverberations 2000 was indeed a festival of youth, a display of talent and a celebration of the adventurous spirit.
Reverberations-2002, an inter-school cultural extravaganza was conducted by the PSBB group of schools on the 27th and 28th of August at the Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan Hall, Mylapore. The cultural fiesta was formally declared open by Ms. Janaki Vishwanathan, a promising young film director , a recipient of a national award. The chief guest of the day Mr. R Madhavan disproved his image as a chocolate- box hero with his wise words inspiring the students to excel in whatever they performed.
The day started off with the event " Tunes of Tradition" striking a perfect note with the audience. This was followed by a racy session of JAM (Need for Speed) which proved to be rib-tickling. Next, the stage was set ablaze by the 'graceful footwork'of the participants of the fusion dance. The onstage events included Dumb Charades and ADzap which were equally entertaining. The off-stage events of the day were Creative Writing, Eat-o-mania, Junk Art and Tattooing.
Day Two had a 'dramatic' start with students from various schools performing spoofs on a number of fairytales and famous literary works. Western music stole the DJ's chance to play some foot-tapping music. The next event, Adaptunes had many, including our dean and director Dr. Mrs.YGP dancing to the popular numbers played. The tricky Block and Tackle event lived up to its name of 'The Satan and The Saint'. 'A' La Mode ' -Fashions the most awaited event, ended with the crowning of Mr. and Miss. Reverbs. The off-stage events of Day Two included the innovative 'Car/ Bike designing', Comic caricatures, T-shirt designing and cookery.
The Valedictory function was presided over by ace playback singer Mr.Srinivas who also distributed the prizes.
P.S.Senior Secondary School bagged the over-all shield and Vidya Mandir Mylapore were the runners up. Reverberations 2002, in true PSBBian style, succeeded in electrifying the atmosphere with the spirit of the youth.