Subodh Public School, Airport is organizing a year-long series of activities under the International School Award by British Council. A number of projects were undertaken to give an international exposure and global dimension of learning to the students of the school. As a part of their efforts towards realizing this, the school organized an educative and informative workshop on Migratory Birds. The aims and objectives of the Project were based on learning, recognizing and understanding the concept of migratory birds in India and U.K. and a comparative study of migratory birds of both the countries. The activities created opportunities for global understanding about breeding, feeding habits and general characteristics like feathers, beaks, claws and crest of the birds.
On December 30, 2015 a grand Assembly Show was presented by the students of Classes III to V in which they were decked up like migratory birds. Looking adorable in their attires, they also presented before the audiences few facts about the birds. Making everything all the more praiseworthy were the recitation of two poems on the theme by Hemang Gautam and Bhunesh of class V. “The beauty of the birds, combined with the splendor of the natural environment provides the perfect setting for a nature lover” was made true when the students tapped their feet together for a beautiful Birdie Dance, which was prepared under the expert guidance of the teacher incharges – Ms. Sangeeta Mathur and Ms. Meena Nehra.
Besides the poem recitation and dance performances, the efforts by the students were also seen in the form of clay modeling collage and scrapbook making, which along with the tableau of the bird sanctuary made the school grounds look nothing less than a real bird sanctuary.
For teaching clay modeling to the students, workshop was conducted by the Art and Craft teachers – Ms. Sheetal Jain and Ms. Mridula Khere for the learners, where they learned to give shape to their thoughtful process using clay. The students of classes V-VIII utilized their knowledge in making number of models of birds which were also exhibited in the show.
An investigative project was given to the students of classes V-VII to study the habits, habitat and reasons for migration of the birds of India and U.K. Students then compiled the information in the form of scrapbooks. Efforts of the students were really out of the world.
The Chief Guest of the show, Mr.Suraj Ziddi, naturalist, writer and Honorary Secretary of Nature Club of Rajasthan – An Action Group For Nature Conservation appreciated the combined efforts of the team of teachers and students who worked together in making the learning process more fruitful and realistic.
Principal of the school, Mrs. Kamaljeet Yadav appreciated the creativity and thoughtful process of the students, asking them to not be let the show be limited within the premises of the school but to take it forward to protect and safeguard the natural habitat of these creatures so that the beauty of the nature can be sustained forever.
Other than this, a day-out visit to Mansagar Lake was also organized for the students of class VI-VIII, which is an observatory site of Jaipur where numerous birds migrate every year. The visit not only kept them entertained but also educated them about wild-life. After the visit, students and teachers prepared a Powerpoint Presentation on migratory birds.
Well, the students had a lot more to do under for this workshop. The visit was followed by a quiz comptetion and workout sheets distribution
It was all thanks to ISA Coordinator of School, Ms. Neerja Jain, that the eventful day was a made a memorable day for the entire school.