Teen Talk – A Student Discussion Forum of grade VIII

“Teen Talk” A student discussion forum was organized by the Grade 8 students of Shantiniketan Indian School with the aim of promoting emotional, mental, and intellectual well-being among adolescents. The event featured Grade 8 students as panelists. The engaging session was moderated by two lively students Shahama Shereen and Hana Mohamed from Grade VIII. The event was graced by the presence of the School Principal Mr. Rafeeq Raheem, Vice Principal Dr. Salil Hasan, and Middle Section Head Teacher Ms. Nazia Saleem, who felicitated the occasion.
The event kicked off with a warm welcome from the moderators, setting the tone for an open and inclusive discussion. The topics covered during the discussion included various aspects of adolescent well-being, such as managing stress, building positive relationships, and nurturing intellectual growth.
The two dynamic student moderators played a crucial role in facilitating a smooth and engaging discussion. They skillfully guided the conversation, ensuring that all panelists had the opportunity to express their opinions and that the audience could actively participate in the dialogue. The moderators’ energy and enthusiasm created an environment conducive to open communication.
The young panelists Aisha Dilfa, Hamilan Sadath, Lakshmi Anoop, Mariyam Zehab, Saiqa Iram, Mohammed Shafath Khan, Raina Shameem, Muhammed Rehan, Nashiah Najib and Nivya Singara showcased their articulate communication skills and insightful perspectives. Each panelist shared personal experiences and offered valuable insights into the challenges and triumphs of adolescence. The diversity of topics addressed allowed for a comprehensive exploration of the issues affecting the emotional, mental, and intellectual aspects of adolescent well-being.
The presence of the School Principal, Vice Principal, and Head Teacher added a touch of significance to the event. Their gracious presence demonstrated the school’s commitment to the holistic development of its students. They expressed their appreciation for the initiative taken by the Biology teacher Ms. Shahnaz in guiding and training students and encouraged such endeavors in the future.
The forum actively encouraged audience participation, allowing students from various grades to ask questions and share their thoughts. The inclusive nature of the discussion fostered a sense of community and support among the students, reinforcing the importance of collective well-being.
The “Teen Talk” student discussion forum proved to be a resounding success in promoting the emotional, mental, and intellectual well-being of adolescents. The articulate panelists, lively moderators, and esteemed guests collectively contributed to an enriching and empowering experience. The event highlighted the importance of providing platforms for open dialogue and reflection, ultimately contributing to the overall growth and development of the student body. The school’s commitment to nurturing the well-being of its students was evident throughout the event, setting a positive precedent for future initiatives of this nature.

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