Childrens' Week

Jawaharlal Nehru said ‘Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow’.

These words of Nehru are remembered every year on his birthday, November, 14th which is celebrated as Children’s day in all schools across the country.

This year, on November 14th, our school, saw a scintillating medley of programmes presented by the teachers. The comperers, Ms. Monica and Ms. Meenakshi, initiated the celebration, with a short introduction about the day and its significance, followed by an invocation song rendition by Ms. Priyadarhsini.

The cultural program started with a classical dance presentation, a group rendition of both western and Indian music, a classical and a garba performance, all of which saw the students swaying to the lilting tunes. A skit as a spoof depicting the popular show on TV, Kaun Banega Crorpati, was enacted by a few teachers and was well received and appreciated by the audience.

The highlight of the show was a Tamil debate, on the topic ‘Katrala, Karpithala-ethu kadinam (Which is more difficult-Teaching or learning). As expected, Katrala (learning) had more support from the students. The debate was highly appreciated by the older children as both the teams presented their point of view with clarity, for and against the topic.

Our smaller children were also entreated to a performance by the KG and Mont teachers who enacted a small skit on ‘The Monkey and the cap seller’.

After the morning performance by teachers, the students dispersed and went to their respective classrooms, where fun activities were organized. Grades 6 & 7 had inter house matches in the afternoon and also athletic event selections. Grades 8, 9 & 10 attended a presentation and talk on the topic ‘All about snakes’.

Continuing with the children’s day celebrations, on November 15th candle making and mask making activities were conducted by external experts who were invited to teach the children the nuances of candle and mask making.

Mask making was conducted by Ms. Madhurya, an activity which inspired the children to think and work creatively and promoted artistic excellence. Children came up with amazing art work, experimented with various patterns and colours and made colourful masks which they wore eagerly.

Candle making was a two day session in which the students learnt how to make aroma and glitter candles by melting wax and pouring it into the right mould. The next day, the children gift wrapped the candles and took them home.

The little ones of grades 1 & 2 also had a movie included into their event. Early learning had a host of activities. Teachers had choreographed an hour of dance, skit, stories and puppetry exclusively for them.

The two day celebrations saw the children appreciating and thanking their teachers for making their day a special one.

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