NewZNew (Panchkula) : St. Soldiers, Panchkula became the 1st school in the region to create a film ‘Ud Jaane Do’ an inspiring tale on the ‘Art of Learning.’ This production involves all students, who have actively contributed in making this dream come true and have participated with full enthusiasm and excitement. The nearly 2 hour long film’s screening was the highlight of the school’s Annual Day held at Inderdhanush Auditorium, Panchkula.
The cinematic presentation is a first of its kind on celluloid in association with Gurgaon based Kompanions & marks a pioneering effort by any school in India to do a children centric audio visual presentation. Shruti Pathania (Class 10, as Kiaana), Mallika Chhabra (Class 10, as Ketki), Manav Sharma (Class 4, as Kiaan), Sargam Chauhan (Class 7, as Kainaat) and Vishal (Class 8, as Kabir) play the central characters.
“The students were exposed to all aspects of modern day film making, from the audition stage, where all students underwent rigorous rounds of auditions before the final cast was selected. This was followed by intense acting workshops for students.” Said Yuvraj Sharma from Kompanions , who Directed the Film.
“We learnt a lot about how films are made during making of ‘Ud Jaane Do’. We got good exposure by participating in the production process. We were taken through Script reading sessions, to screenplay, to dialogues rehearsals & all kind of pre & post production work.” Said Shruti Pathania — a budding actress from St Soldier’s, Panchkula. Ud Jaane Do is an inspiring story of young children who discover the true path of learning. It motivates all to revisualize education and moves every soul to think, reflect and get on to the path that simplifies the ‘Art of Learning’.“We got to know about Camera angles, lighting, set design, production values. We were also given an experience of dubbing, recording, music as well as VFX animation.” Said manav Sharma, another enthusiastic actor from St Soldiers, Panchkula
“The students were given full exposure to all the facets of film making. The screenplay draws from the best practices of teaching and learning that were used centuries ago. From re-creating a modern day adaptation of the Chakravyuh and using the fundamentals of Mathematics to crack it, to combining sports with learning.” Said Renu Diwan, Principal, St Soldier’s School, Panchkula.
The screenplay brings to limelight the importance of inter-disciplinary learning as well as echoes the importance of connecting lessons to life and hence makes learning more engaging and meaningful in today’s world. The School has put in extra efforts to bring the core idea of innovation, imagination and ideation to vanguard education in the 21st century.