Cambridge School Greater Noida Hosts Psychology Fest
Adolescents are walking a tight rope while trying to juggle academics, peer pressure and parental expectations. To spread awareness about the challenges faced by the youngsters and to give them a platform to voice their opinion, Cambridge School Greater Noida organised ‘KATHARSIS’- an Inter-School Psychology Festival on 23rd October, 2019 themed Distress to De-stress that included activities like Nukkad Natak wherein the participants brought up some sensitive and burning issues like Body-Shaming, parental expectations, dealing with failure and suicide to the front through bold and confident performances. The event also included Poster Making, PowerPoint Presentations and Photography. Reputed schools from Greater Noida, Noida and Delhi-NCR took part.
The activities were judged by eminent psychologists from the Department of Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare, Noida- Ms Pratibha, a counselling psychologist; Ms Rashmi Singh, a therapist; Ms Manpreet Sodhi- a clinical psychologist and Ms Divya Bhanot, Assistant Professor at Ramanujan College, University of Delhi.
Dr Aruna Broota- globally acclaimed mental health guide, radio/tv talk expert, leading employee-wellness consultant and a passionate teacher, addressed the audience as Chief Guest.
She shared her own life story and cautioned youngsters to remain watchful about impressions they were creating at this tender age and to be vigilant about what to absorb and what to discard. The Principal, Dr Rekha Bhushan, mentioned that psychology students had the potential of becoming the support system of society. She advised the students to realize their strengths and asked them not to nurse grudges and stay happy and confident.
The event culminated with a prize distribution ceremony and the participants were applauded for making the event a grand success.