Overview

Vidya Vanam has three events through the course of the year to showcase the students’ activities and accomplishments. The three pillars of growth and development encompass the development of the scholastic, the aesthetic and the physical. 

Project Day

Scholastic progress is presented at Project Day usually held in the last week of November or first week of December in the second term. The entire learning in the junior and senior school revolves around a chosen theme. Children display models, charts, present songs, dances and plays based on the chosen theme to the visitors and parents. 

Annual Day

The exposition of the aesthetic is through the Annual Day celebration. Music, dance, and drama play a predominant role in showcasing the cultural heritage of the local communities. 

Sports Day

Sports Day highlights the physical needs of the children. Apart from regular events like the 200m race and relay, shot putt, javelin throw, the school has evolved games like Collect Your Partner, Kangaroo Race, Scissor Cut, Tying Yourself into Knots that combine athletic ability with loads of fun. The competition is not with others but with bettering oneself. 

National Conference

Every alternate year, Vidya Vanam hosts a National Conference on Education with a specific theme. Teachers, educators and anyone interested in children and education are invited. The conference has had eminent speakers like scholar and former Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile Samdhong Rinpoche, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India Dr K VijayRaghavan, politician and author Shashi Tharoor, activist Aruna Roy, educationists Rajan Gurukkal, Anil Sadgopal, Santhya Vikram, and Banu Nagesh, academicians AR Venkatachalapathy, Sambaiah Gundimeda, Gita Jayaraj, social workers Chintan Girish Modi and RS Praveen Kumar among others.

Svanubhava

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Upcoming Events

All events are on hold due COVID-19.

Past Events

June 2019
Ms. Yasmin Jayathirtha, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru conducted a workshop for our teachers on Activity-Based Learning.  Dr. Naveen Kumar V, a Psychiatrist interacted with our teachers discussing on the concerns towards physical & mental health of the children. Mr. Srikanth Chandrasekaran from Altius Foundation conducted a workshop on Self-based learning.
April 2019
Annual Day for the year 2018-2019 was held on 11th April for Juniors and 12th April for Seniors.
March 2019
Dance and Music teachers from Shanti Niketan conducted a workshop for students about Rabindra Nritya & Sangeet. Neeraja Raghavan conducted a workshop for the teachers through a story from her book “Teaching Tales Learning Trails”.
February 2019
Students from Smart Modern school, Tirupur visited the school. They interacted with the students of Class 9, followed by Bharatanatyam & Irula dance. Vidya Vanam hosted the cultural extravaganza Svanubhava, which had over 900 students from Coimbatore, Tirupur, & Trichy. There were Bharatanatyam and Folk Dance presentation by Kali and group, “Naadi”-a children’s play by Thiru G. Vijayakumar, Carnatic concert by Brindha Manickavasakan, Shreya Devnath & Trichy G. Aravind, Poikaal Kuthirai by Shivaji Rao, Kudiaattam …
January 2019
Ms. Kanchi from Krea University visited school addressing senior students. Sri M visited school sharing his thoughts and experiences, interacting with the students and teachers.
December 2018
Mr. Harsh Valechha living in an off-grid environment following a sustainable lifestyle visited the school to talk about sustainable practices and different ways to grow food organically. Project Day-Arivu 2018 was on 15th December 2018, Ms. Nalini Thimraj, Principal of Monarch International College of Hotel Management , Ooty honoured as Chief guest. 
November 2018
Ms. Sujatha, Montessori trainer from Bengaluru conducted a workshop for Montessori and Junior school teachers.  Ms. Prema Rangachary presented the story of Vidya Vanam: Evolution of Transformational Education at the 25th International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) held in Bengaluru. Our students and teachers spent a week at the CFL (Centre for Learning), Bengaluru and interacted with their students and teachers and also those from other schools. Mr. Rakesh Raghunathan, a Food Blogger and a Food …
October 2018
Students made chekutty dolls for the community of Chendamangalam weavers in Kerala that was badly affected by the floods in the state. K. B. Jinan, a social worker, an activist designer, teacher, and researcher, conducted workshops for the junior school teachers.  Two of our students, Dejashvi and Prakash, participated in a National Workshop on "Crafts of India-Gond Painting" organized by Department of Apparel and Fashion Design, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.  Ms. Shantini Rajkumar, a …
September 2018
Prema Rangachary inaugurates Avinashilingam University's English Literary Association with well-received talk on Literature and Life Eminent educationist Amukta Mahapatra visited the school and interacted with the teachers, talking to them about education practices, teaching and child development Vidya Vanam, in collaboration with Coimbatore's Udalveli and Theatre Akku, brought the Therukoothu-based play Adavu to Kondanur village. Students and Teachers from CFL(Centre for Learning), Bengaluru visited the school and spent a week interacting with our students and …
August 2018
The third batch of Std X students clear the EdExcel IGCSE exams Students learn about spinning with organic cotton in a workshop conducted by Shivakumar and Aishwarya from Tiruppur
July 2018
Vidya Vanam's Volleyball team particpated in the K Venkatesalu Memorial District Level Volleyball Tournament Artistes from the Kanchipuram's Kattaikuttu Sangam visited Anaikatti and showed the children what the ancient art form was all about. VIdya Vanam's students also showed them a sample of the koothu performance in and around this area. 
June 2018
Vidya Vanam played host to a day-long event to commemorate World Environment Day on June 5. Organised by the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), the programme was on the theme was Beat Plastic Pollution. Over 700 children from various schools in Coimbatore participated in various competitions like painting, elocution, just-a-minute sessions, games and quizzes.  Prema Rangachary, Vidya Vanam’s Director, spoke about Vidya Vanam’s methodology at a three-day education conference held at …
May 2018
Vidya Vanam’s third National Conference on Education was conducted on May 25 & 26, 2018. The theme was Peace in Education. The conference was inaugurated by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche, former Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile, and the Keynote Address was delivered by Dr K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. Other speakers were eminent author Perumal Murugan, academicians Prof AR Venkatachalapathy, Gita Jayaraj, Dr N Markandan, Prof Sambaiah Gundimeda …
April 2018
Padmarekha Anjan, a Montessori trainer from Bengaluru’s Jnanagamya, conducted a 10-day refresher course for Vidya Vanam’s junior school teachers. The programme reiterated the Montessori philosophy and its efficacy in early childhood development.  TM Srikanth, Vidya Vanam’s Academic Coordinator was one of the delegates at a National Education Conference organised at the Mahatma Gandhi Hindi Vishwa Vidhyalaya at Wardha, Maharashtra. The theme was Schooling in the 21st Century: Changing Dimensions, Interventions and Emerging Alternatives. Srikanth spoke …
March 2018
TM Srikanth, Vidya Vanam’s Academic Coordinator, and Sarbamit Choudhury Senior Science Teacher, participated in a science communication workshop organised by Zoo Outreach Organisation, which dealt with simplifying science for students and common people alike and to create an interest in science. A group of Vidya Vanam’s students accompanied by Srikanth were part of the Kids Ask Scientist programme by Mango Education. Children from different schools interacted with B Hariharan, scientist from the Cosmic Ray Laboratory, …
February 2018
Vidya Vanam hosted the cultural extravaganza Svanubhava, which had over 700 students from Coimbatore and Tirupur. The programme comprised Irula dances by Asad Kala Sangam, Tholpavaikoothu by Ramachandra Pulavar and troupe, Oyilattam and Paraiattam by Chennai-based Nanbargal Kalai Kuzhu, a nadaswaram recital by Kollengode Subramaniam, Yakshagana by a troupe from Purna Pragnya Yaksha Kala Kendra from Udupi, Kuchipudi by Kishore and Padmavani Mosilakanti, a rhythm ensemble and a street play by the drama club of …
January 2018
Students from Coimbatore’s DJ Academy of Design visited the school for a camp. Led by a consultant from Netherlands and Joghi Panghaal from Ahmedabad’s National Institute of Design, they constructed a wood-fired oven on Vidya Vanam’s campus. They also trained our kitchen staff to bake bread.