Teaching children about the natural world at Playgroup of Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Lucknow
Environment based curriculum to instil a sense of awe and wonder for nature, to stimulate aesthetic awareness and a heightened sense of beauty for the outside world, the Playgroup children were taken for a class activity. An activity which left them connected to nature.
"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things"............Plato
The tiny hands planted saplings in pots with the help of school gardeners. Watering the samplings meant serious business for them, as there was no water spilled, no dress got wet, no one pushed anyone, no one slipped; a day filled with excitement. Once back in the class, the kids got busy to understand how air, water, soil, and sun play their roles in caring for the saplings which they had planted. A weekly visit by the children will be undertaken to see the growth of their plants.
"Our playgroup began on July 5th, 2017 where the school organised an induction for the parents, students and teachers to mingle.
The principal, headmistress along with other school academic heads addressed the parents to welcome them into the Jaipuria family.
Music activities were organised where students sang and danced with the teachers.
A photo booth was set up where the parents and students were clicked together on their first day at school."