Keeping in mind the significance of storytelling in the lives of the children, a major co-curricular activity namely “Festival Fiesta” for the month of October was organized for the students of Nursery, Preparatory and Class I. It was based on the stories related to festivals with themes like religion, patriotism and harvest. Activities were designed in such a way so that children understand the significance of festivals in a multicultural country like India. For this learning, our school campus was beautifully decorated with posters of various festivals, different kiosks were set up to show different festivals – National, Religious and Harvest celebrated in various parts of India.
A special assembly commenced with Shloka and prayer song. The children of class Nursery presented a dance performance on Religious festival – “Diwali”, class Prep sang a song on Harvest festivals followed by a dance performance – “Bhangra” The children of class I showcased their talent in an enactment on “Swachch Bharat” and a song was also presented on the feeling of patriotism depicting the National Festivals of India. At the end a special folk dance was presented by the teachers of class Nursery to I.
Students made coloured badges, booklet on various religious festivals and rangoli with the help of their teachers. A quiz was also conducted using the questions given in the booklet. Children brought the pictures of different freedom fighters and pasted the same on a big sheet with the heading “Jai Hind Jai Bharat” which was displayed on the board.
Nursery Class presented a dance on a Deepawali song. One Grandparent from each section of Preparatory was called to narrate a story / talk in front of children during the Circle Time and children presented a harvest song and dance (bhangra) in the special assembly. Children of Class I presented an enactment related to “Swachch Bharat” and a song on patriotism.