No Bag Day Celebration at PPSCIS
No Bag Day is a unique initiative aimed at reducing the burden of heavy school bags on students while also fostering a creative and interactive learning environment. It is a day when students are not required to carry their school bags to school and engage in various engaging and productive activities. P P Savani Cambridge International School celebrated No Bag Day on 5th August, 2023 with a plethora of exciting activities that encourage creativity, skill development, and teamwork among the students.
The day started with a burst of energy as students participated in a lively Zumba session choreographed by the dance teacher in the small auditorium. The rhythmic beats and energetic dance moves helped the students shed their inhibitions and infused a sense of enthusiasm among everyone. The Zumba session not only promoted physical well-being but also instilled a sense of camaraderie among the students.
TIE & DYE
The Tie-dye workshop for the students of Grades I – IV was another highlight of the day, where students explored their artistic flair by creating vibrant and unique patterns on plain white T-shirts and handkerchiefs. The kaleidoscope of colours and imaginative designs reflected the individuality and creativity of each student.
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, was a hit among the students of Grades I – IV. They meticulously folded and crafted intricate paper designs, from simple animals to complex geometric shapes. The origami workshop led by the art teacher enhanced their fine motor skills and patience while fostering an appreciation for precision and attention to detail.
Fireless cooking was an interactive activity for senior students that allowed them to whip up delectable treats without the use of flames. Under the guidance of skilled instructors, students prepared sandwiches, fruit salads, juices and other nutritious snacks. This activity not only honed their culinary skills but also imparted valuable lessons about nutrition and teamwork.
The glass painting workshop led by an expert artist provided a canvas for students to unleash their creativity. Armed with vibrant glass colours and brushes, they transformed ordinary glass jars and slabs into exquisite pieces of art. The workshop highlighted the fusion of imagination and artistic skill, resulting in stunning decorative items.
Calligraphy, the art of beautiful handwriting, transported students to an era of elegance and precision. Guided by an expert calligrapher, students learned the techniques of forming graceful letters and writing with flair. The activity showcased the timeless beauty of the written word and encouraged students to explore the aesthetic aspect of communication.
Sewing proved to be a valuable skill as students learned the basics of stitching and fabric manipulation. From floral designs to simple stitches, students acquired practical knowledge that could prove handy in their daily lives. The workshop underscored the importance of self-reliance and the satisfaction of creating something with one’s own hands.
RAG DOLL MAKING
Rag doll making brought out the playful side of creativity. Primary students designed and crafted adorable rag dolls using scrap fabrics, socks, and yarn. This hands-on activity not only honed their sewing skills but also ignited their imaginations as they gave life to their unique creations.
The intricate art of paper quilling captivated students as they rolled and shaped strips of paper into intricate designs. The delicate craftwork taught them patience, precision, and the art of turning simple materials into stunning pieces of art.
REPAIRING SIMPLE DEVICES
A unique and practical aspect of the No Bag Day celebration was the workshop on repairing simple devices. Students were introduced to basic troubleshooting and repair techniques for everyday gadgets like fans, blenders, and small electronic appliances. This activity aimed to in still a sense of resourcefulness and empower students to handle minor repairs on their own.
The No Bag Day celebration at PPSCIS was an overwhelming success, leaving students with cherished memories and valuable skills. The diverse range of activities catered to various interests and aptitudes, promoting holistic development and fostering a love for learning beyond textbooks. The day was a testimony to the school’s commitment to providing a well-rounded education that goes beyond academics, nurturing creativity, collaboration, and practical skills among the students. It is through such initiatives that the school continues to mould well-rounded individuals who are not only academically proficient but also equipped with a wide array of life skills.