Amidst getting accustomed to new classrooms, classmates and books, students of Ekya School JP Nagar also had field trips, competitions, and events planned for them. At the outset of a new school year, field trips and events such as Pot A Plant, Poetry Recitation, Pot Painting, Fireless Cooking gives a good opportunity for the students to socialize and bond with their classmates and also display their creativity and talents. Sharing a few pictures and information on the events at Ekya School JP Nagar in the week.
Pot A Plant
Planting and watching seeds grow is a wonderful experience for children. A seed is like magic, a seemingly lifeless thing, that can grow into a living plant. Growing seeds is a very inspirational activity for children. Seed germination is a very important experiment as it helps them to learn about the origin of fruits and vegetables.
Montessori children had a great time and hands-on experience on sowing seeds in small pots and give life to a plant. The enthusiastic tiny tots gathered around with their seeds. The children put their learning to practice by potting methi seeds carefully and thereby supporting the ” Go Green” initiative.
Competitions – Poetry Recitation, Pot Painting, Fireless Cooking
Students had a wonderful start of this week with the various competitions for the students. Grades 1 to 4 were busy with the Poetry Recitation, Grades 5 to 7 had Pot Painting whereas Grade 8 – 10 had Fireless Cooking
Competitions play a major role in motivating students to perform and excel and offer a lot more reward than just the winning prize. Competitions offer a chance for participants to gain substantial experience, showcase skills, analyze and evaluate outcomes and uncover personal inhibitions.
Field Trip – A Visit to the National Gallery of Modern Art
It is definitely an unusual experience to be around the art related to the Renaissance period of Europe. Our Grade 8 students had an outbound trip to the National Gallery of Modern Art which is situated in a serene ambience dotted with magnificent trees, fountains and a mirror pool, a gallery. This place is heaven to art connoisseurs to quietly devour the tranquility of art. The students got a perspective about Renaissance art, artists and the techniques artists used during that time. They got an opportunity to interact with Ms. Rekha, Assistant Curator at NGMA who helped the students with the tour of the gallery, explaining the details of various art forms.
A Talk by Ms. Aarthi
To transform the Monday blues to cheers we had a motivational talk by Ms. Aarthi on patience and its correlation with success. Ms. Aarthi gave a whole new view on the ideas of success and failure. How a tiny bit of patience and faith on our part can make a huge difference. This talk was enlightening and got everyone inspired and ready to face anything on our path to success. She used beautiful imagery such as; How a bamboo tree hardly grows an inch for the first four years. On the fifth year, it miraculously shoots up high into the sky. This is very much similar to our lives. We might find success later in life. That doesn’t mean that all the efforts before was a waste. The little bamboo tree was growing underground, developing a root system strong enough to support its potential for outward growth in the fifth year and beyond. Had the tree not developed a strong foundation, it would not have sustained its life as it grew. Children were made to learn the value of persistence and hard work.
– By Urja Srivastava.