Creative streak on display

Budding talents

It was a memorable day for the final year students of Home Science department at Mount Carmel College. They were all set and excited to showcase the playing and learning aids which they had created with their own hands.

Inaugurated by Sister Albina, the Principal, the exhibition of Indigenous Edutainment Toys on the college premises succeeded in showcasing the hidden potential of the young girls.

 As part of their course in ‘Methods and Materials for Working with Children’, the final year students prepared these things under the guidance of Usha Kumar, the Dean.
The college premises was abuzz with activities like puppet shows, rhymes and action songs, musical instruments, dramatisation and story-telling techniques.

As the exhibition was on for only four hours, many students were seen rushing to the spot so that they didn’t miss the opportunity.

The ‘creative activity section’ was full with innovative ideas and talents of the students.
Handworks, traditional art forms, clay modelling, sand play, painting, cutting and tearing, paper folding, drawing and etching and collage works were a visual treat for the eyes.
The dramatisation event had two settings, one that for a birthday party and another for  clinic.

  “We decorated the hall with colourful duppattas to create a birthday party ambience. We made birthday cake out of clay, chocolates; and gifts by wrapping pebbles and empty boxes in colour papers. The idea of clinic was to take away the fear of medicines and doctors from the kids,” says Saba, one of the volunteers.

Puppet show was a great hit among the students as everybody was eagerly waiting for the show to begin.

The students and teachers from Tarbes Community College, St Theresa’s Teacher Training Institute, St Francis Xavier Girl's High School, Bishop Cottons Women's Christian College and other institutions came to see the exhibition.

Stalls put up by NGOs like Sutradhar, CREST, Kavade, Cutchsoft and other associations succeeded in catching the attention of the students.

Various other things like gift boxes, files, cushion covers, pillow covers, yoke made out of cloth pieces by the fashion and design department in association with CREST were eye-catching.

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