At St.Lawrence High School and Junior College, we let the students get their hands dirty by teaching them how to make a compost bin. After all what could be more important than to turn waste vegetables and fruit peels into fertilisers for plants. The students were shown how to make use of all their kitchen waste for making fertilizers. The students collected the wet waste and put into a plastic bin for 15 days. After letting it decompose for some days, the fertilizer was ready for use. The students used their fertilizer to nourish their house plants. With this one activity, we were able to teach the students how to take responsibility of the waste we generate as well as understand the need to nurture plants and help save the environment.
Lawrentians learn about Pottery!
Clay folds, clay moulds, clay rests, clay sets, clay dance to the tune you love to hum, clay grows into a person you finally become.The students of Grade 1 learnt about the "Potter's Wheel". In this theme students were taught different steps involved in making of pots like Clay Preparation, Wedging, Forming, Drying, Bisque firing, Glazing, Over Glaze firing, and others.
The students didn't just learn about the process of creation of pottery but also about the hard work a Potter does and the patience he has. They also learnt to respect everything around them and to be grateful to each community helper.As part of the theme, students made Diyas in the class.
Puzzles for Improving Vocabulary!
Possessing a good vocabulary gives one great confidence and helps to express one's thoughts and ideas well.
At St. Lawrence, we give equal importance to inculcating excellent language skills in all three languages, English, Hindi and Marathi.
Language building activities focussing on idioms and proverbs, antonyms and synonyms were organized for the students. The activity was conducted in the form of puzzles, crosswords, description of common nouns and such.
The students' enthusiastic participation made the activities a great success.
Students Make Working Models
The joy of creating something from scratch is an unexplainable joy. The students of class 6 experienced this thrill and joy when they made a working model of a fan as part of the science class. Students made use of material available at home and motor from old toys to fashion their own fans under the guidance of their science teachers. The students participated enthusiastically and enjoyed the session.
Practical learning and application of the theories is encouraged at St. Lawrence as it reinforces the learning.
The giving tree!
A tree can teach a lot. It is generous, gives unconditionally, humble and ever growing. The deeper it's roots, the higher the tree grows.To help inculcate all these values from the tree, the story of 'The Giving Tree' was shared with the students of the Primary Section of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College.The students were made to understand how the tree is selfless and keeps giving right till the end, even when it has nothing but just it's trunk to share.At the end of the session, the students made their own giving tree with the pictures of selfless people in their life.
This activity enabled the children to understand the importance of gratitude also.
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