Montessori students came in dressed up in traditional attire to celebrate Makara Sankranti at Eyka School, Byrathi on 14th January, 2020. Their teachers shared stories and details about the significance of the festival along with the importance of celebrating the new harvest every year. A thali with sugar cane, pongal and flowers was used to explain how the festival is celebrated.
In the context of Makara Sankranti, Grades 1-7 students participated in a kite-making session and an inter-house rangoli competition on 14th and 16th January respectively. For kite-making, students were divided into 10 different stations. Instructions to make a kite were drawn and given to each station along with assistance from the teachers. There were sample kites to refer to. Students designed vibrant kites with colored sheets, coconut sticks and thread using their vivid imagination.
Students also participated in an inter-house Rangoli competition, where all the four houses, Jal, Vayu, Bhoomi, and Agni designed unique traditional rangoli based on the theme of harvest with the help of their house teachers. The enthusiastic students included flowers, stencils, decorative stickers to beautify their rangolis. It was a fun-filled event.