Mangaluru, Nov 28: LCS Social Science Week was organised at Lourdes Central School from November 20 to 24 for classes I to VIII on the theme ‘Worldwise’. The week-long programme included morning assembly by students of class 5, 3, 6, 7, and 9 in which students spoke about the significance of media, empires, clothes and natural disasters.
The social science week was symbolically inaugurated by the principal Fr Robert D’Souza, vice principals Belita Mascarenhas and Anita Thomas by opening the ribbon of the centre-piece with the theme ‘Worldwise’. Maquin Rodrigues of class 9D gave a glimpse of the centre-piece portraying all the topics for the social science model making competition, which was made and designed by him. Sharvi of class 9A spoke about the significance of the social science week. A special song was sung by the school choir titled ‘The Earth Is My Home’ led by Roshan Cordeiro and Ivan Mascarenhas. Shreya Hegde of class 9A performed a classical dance depicting the beauty of nature.
A spectacular presentation was displayed by the students of class 8 highlighting the challenges faced by mankind through a skit ‘The Global Tapestry’. While addressing the audience, the principal congratulated the co-ordinator Vidhya Joseph and the social science teachers for taking keen interest in bringing out the creativity and talents of the students. He motivated the students to make use of the opportunities to participate and exhibit their talents.
The week-long assemblies included poetry recitation on kingdoms and empires and significance of clothes and mime on management of natural disasters and concluded with the model-making competition held on November 24 after the assembly which provided good learning experience for the students.
The aims and objectives were as follows:
1. To apply what the students learn and develop social skills necessary to live a life of peace.
2. To encourage creative thinking and promote psychomotor skills among students through self-designed models.
3. To give students an opportunity to interpret the multi-cultural, social, political, and economic forces of time.
4. To showcase the talents of students and inculcate the feeling of oneness.
The students made models on the following topics:
1 : Day Sky and Night Sky
2 : Our Neighbourhood
3 : Clothes We Wear
4 : Inspire Kindness to Mother Earth
5 : Natural Disasters
6 : Empires
7 : Media
8 : Industries
Models were considered for subject enrichment activity. Criteria for judgement were design and layout, content and accuracy, artistic skill and overall presentation. Best three models from each section were awarded certificates (1, 2 and 3 prize and two consolation prizes). The principal visited all the classes, viewed the models and appreciated all the students for their efforts in preparing them.