Mangaluru, Apr 21: Lourdes Central School organized a lovely 'Summer Amusement Camp' for the little ones of kindergarten which commenced on April 4 and concluded on April 20.
The main purpose of this activity was to nurture the kids to build new friendships, enabling them to socialize with others and develop their self-confidence. Various activities like yoga, meditation, zumba, dance, singing, colouring, crafts, extempore, and games were conducted.
Nearly 69 children from Kindergarten were enrolled on the camp to experience a home away from home. The camp helped to bring out hidden talents like socializing skills, confidence, and picking and speaking in the children. The teachers’ creative ideas also were brought out through this camp.
Various games like musical chairs, bombing the city, tug of war, and four corners balancing balloons were conducted, which the children enjoyed. Colourful drawing scenery and craft activities like paper folding, making windmills with colourful papers, and wall hanging with paper plates and maple leaves.
Stories like Punyakoti the Cow, Hansel and Gretel, and Honest Woodcutter were narrated and dramatized. Pick and speaking on toys like a cow, teddy, car, and book was conducted to build confidence in speaking. An educational and recreational outing to Gandhi park under the instructions of principal Fr Robert D'Souza was organized.
The finale of summer amusement camp was conducted on April 20 at 10.15 am in kindergarten activity hall. Vice principal Anitha Thomas and huge crowd of parents were present.
The programme began with a prayer song followed by a welcome dance which was well appreciated. A small skit on the value 'Honesty is the best policy' was enacted by the children. There was a dance on enjoying the vacation 'Hurray, Hurray it’s a holiday'. A small zumba dance was displayed by the kids. Action songs were sung.
Vice principal Anitha Thomas who was the chief guest of the day gave her message, and appreciated the parents for supporting the school in all their activities. She told the parents to spend as much as time with their kids during their holidays so that the children are away from their gadgets. She appreciated children and teachers too. A parent expressed her views saying that teachers in Lourdes Central School give motherly love and children under their care become confident and independent. Time passed joyfully and happily at the summer amusement camp for the kindergarten children and teachers. Daily, the Summer Amusement Camp provided various refreshments like juice, lollipops, muffins, bauli the bread roll, cake, ice-cream etc.
The programme ended by honouring every child with a certificate and a giveaway gift.