Pioneering Innovation in Education, Orchids The International School Unveils ‘Imagine Hub’ Labs in Kolkata!

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  • Imagine Hub labs inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri. Arindam Chakraborty, Assistant Director and Assistant Land Acquisition Officer, Govt. Of West Bengal; Guest of Honour, Ms. Rubia Banerjee, Director In-charge, Kolkata Film and Television Institute and Principal Bidyunmala Salunke of New Town, Orchids 
  • Launched at the New Town campus, these labs are designed to enrich students’ cognitive skills, encourage problem-solving acumen, and inspire creativity

Kolkata, 2nd March, 2024: Orchids The International School, one of the leading international K12 chains of schools, today launched ‘Imagine Hub’ at its Newtown campus, crossing another milestone in its commitment to offering students opportunities in cutting-edge learning across diverse domains. The labs were inaugurated by Chief Guest-Shri. Arindam Chakraborty, Assistant Director and Assistant Land Acquisition Officer, Govt. Of West Bengal; Guest of Honour-Ms. Rubia Banerjee, Director In-charge, Kolkata Film and Television Institute and Principal-Bidyunmala Salunke of New Town, Orchids The International School

Renowned for its dedication to academic brilliance and innovation, Orchids The International School launched the hub with an aim to equip students with cognitive abilities and explore interpretative and career-critical knowledge at their formative stage. The Imagine Hub features Astronomy, Robotics, MAC Coding, Tinkering, Dance, Theater, Music, Weaving & Printing, Pottery & Painting. The labs have been built by HomeLane, an innovative interior design company that utilizes technology to offer comprehensive end-to-end interior solutions. 

Commenting on the launch, Chief Guest, Shri. Arindam Chakraborty, said “As the educational horizon broadens throughout India, it shapes a future where students flourish as global citizens, equipped to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. I am convinced that the Imagine Hub labs will play a pivotal role in igniting curiosity and fostering creativity in our youth. Orchids is truly elevating its educational offerings, encompassing STEM as well as Performing & Visual Arts. The introduction of these labs will mold the upcoming generation of innovators and solution-seekers; a milestone worth commemorating.” 

Guest of Honour, Ms. Rubia Banerjee commented, A distinguished name in the international K-12 landscape, Imagine Hub by Orchids will open up newer vistas of learning for its students and help them push boundaries of creativity and knowledge via practical learning and innovations. I am sure these diverse labs will cultivate not just scholars, but visionaries and creators who will shape the world of tomorrow.”

Equally upbeat about the labs was Dr. Anna Maria Noronha, Vice-President, Academics, Orchids The International School. Sharing her thoughts, Dr. Noronha said, At Orchids The International School, we’re excited to emphasize the importance of lab-based learning in equipping students with practical skills that align with the vision of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2023. This approach shifts away from traditional lecture-based teaching, prioritizing hands-on activities, experimentation, and exploration, which are crucial in preparing students for future careers. The launch of our Imagine Hub underscores our dedication to providing a comprehensive and innovative learning experience. We believe that these labs will not only cultivate intellectual growth but also nurture creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and a lifelong passion for learning.

Reflecting upon the hub, Ms. Bidyunmala Salunke, Principal, Orchids The International School-New Town, said, “We look forward to introducing the Imagine Hub labs to our students and providing access to the state-of-the-art facilities that are designed to spark their enthusiasm for learning. Orchids The International School’s curriculum integrates a diverse range of learning opportunities, which includes STEM, athletics, technology, and the performing arts. These Imagine Hub labs signify a fresh chapter in education at Orchids, emphasizing innovation and creativity as central pillars of our teaching approach.”

The creation and execution of the Imagine Hub underscore Orchids’ dedication to cultivating a well-rounded  knowledge system for the students. These labs offer a multidisciplinary approach to education that empowers students to become lifelong learners and problem-solvers. By integrating these labs into the school’s curriculum, Orchids aims to equip students with the skills and mindset necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

About Orchids the International SchoolOrchids The International School (OIS) is one of the leading international K12 school chains in India that started its journey in 2002 with its first branch in Hyderabad. In less than two decades, it has grown exponentially to have 90+ branches spread over 25 major cities, including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Chennai, Kolkata, Nagpur, Nasik, Indore, and Aurangabad. Modern physical infrastructure, personalized attention, and a carefully curated curriculum provide uniformity at all OIS schools. OIS follows the CBSE and ICSE curricula infused with international teaching methodologies to provide a strong emphasis on personality development along with academic excellence. Currently, it has over 75,000+ students and 7000+ teaching and non-teaching staff. Orchids’ core anthem is “Shaping minds, Touching lives.” For more information about Orchids The International School and its lab initiatives, please visit Orchids The International School’s website – https://www.orchidsinternationalschool