Design for change - A report ACTIVITY CONDUCTED AT BLUE BELLS PUBLIC SCHOOL SECTOR 10 GURGAONSTUDENT MEMBERS: DEEPTI, BHAVYA, ,SAKSHI, KOMAL AND ARMAAN TEAM MEMBERS: MS. DIVYA, MS. JAYA, MR.BRAHAM, MS. ARVINDER AND MR. SONU TEACHER IN CHARGE: MS. DEBRANI
How we began ….. To begin the activity we visited someplaces near our school and invited the children from underprivileged background to visit our school for aweek. They were told that this wouldbe a week of fun, activity, interaction and games.
OUR AIM ………… Our aim was to spread1. The awareness of education and itsimportance in a play way method. (Forthe underprivileged children called theUjala group)2. The awareness of our society andhow we can help to better it. (For ourstudents).
The children participating in the activity formed a team of five . Their activity was to interact with the UJALA children who come from underprivileged background .We are all alike, aliveand a part of thissociety. We care for all.
The Blue Bells team undertookmany activities like teaching theUjala children to meditate, colour, read, play, sing and dance. Let’s make a circle.Copy my steps
DAY 1 [October 5TH 2011] Both the groups of children after the initial ice breaking activity got along very well. Bhavya of the Blue Bells team taught meditation. The children sat in neat rows andfollowed the instructions to the “T”.
Breaking ice andbecoming friends.
The outcome was a wonderfulsession of meditation. The activitycontinued for half an hour to forty minutes. After the session the students felt energised and there was a sense of well being.
Hold my hands and lead me on.
DAY 2 [Oct 7th 2011]The team taught the children to read for better understanding. The team members Komal and Sakshi did a greatjob. The younger ones of the Ujala group needed more guidance but the older ones were quick to grasp the learning strategies and apply them.
Hindi ,English ,Maths and General Knowledge were few of the topicstouched. Craft work was also done andgreatly appreciated. Some of the Ujala members did a commendable job.
Day 3[ Oct 11th ] The team and the Ujala children spent time colouring the sheets provided bythe school. The ability to colour and use the colour schemes produced a scintillating rainbow effect .
Most of the children used vibrant colours and the outcome wasmeticulously done great pieces of art. FOLD THE PAPER….
KEEP YOUR PENCIL LIKE THISHOW ??
Day 4 [Oct 12th ,2011] The team gave the Ujala children greeting cards. The children were delighted with thisgesture. The Blue Bells team on their part had gone to each class of the primary wing and asked the students to participate in the activity by making a card for the Ujala children .
The response to the team members’ appeal was terrific. There was a lot of revelry and happiness. HAPPY DIWALI !SPREAD THE CHEER.
DAY 5 [ Oct 13 ,2011] Dancing is an expression of joy. To give expression to this joy the Ujala students learnt to dance Indian and Contemporary dances from the Blue Bells team members. They were helped by Mr. Braham and Mr. SonuYOU LOOK NICEWHEN YOUSTAND STRAIGHT
Our Teacher leaders took it to the highest level when they taught the children how to changethese simple heartfelt steps to a piece of artistry. All the participants participated in it wholeheartedly and that too with an amazing grace. It was a happy blend of song and dance.One twoCha ChaCha …….
Yes ! That’s theway to go… Aha ! Aha !
Raise your hands and turn….
Day 6 [Oct 14 ,2011] The last day of the activity was a fun and frolic day. Everyone participated in sporting eventslike running, frog jump, lemon and spoon race . The Ujala students were divided into teams according to their age. OUR GANG OF HAPPY CHILDREN
The younger children did the frogjump race. The little ones did theirbest to be the fastest frog! All this was very entertaining for the onlookers. The older girls had the lemon and spoon race while the boys had relay race.
AT THESTARTINGLINE……….HERE WECOME !
Each and every student of the Ujala groupparticipated in the games. It was a win-winsituation for all because everyone had fun. The day ended with prize distribution.
How the interacting students felt....... The Ujala students felt very nice to learn more from the Bluebells teammembers and felt looked after by the society.
The Blue Bells team members felt very honoured and wanted to do many such activities in the future. They felt proud toshoulder responsibilities and showed their teachers how capable they all were .
They all learned to work as a team and put in hard work to make a success of theevent. In their words this activity has madethem sensitive, caring and more confident .
The School leader and the WingIn charge were involved at every step and took immense interest in the outcome of each day’s activity.
They congratulated the teammembers on successful completionof this activity. They were happy to see a subtle change in the members and hoped that the members would continue in the same way.
Indeed a way to go ! We ,the teacher leaders felt very proud of our children and we wish themluck in all their future endeavours. THANK YOU !