Green was the colour of the month at Staford School, as we initiated a go green drive this August. Beginning with the Go Green Week starting 5th of August, to the green hands day on 24th August, children from all classes got a chance to participate in the go green drive through various activities which included planting saplings and looking after them. The go green initiative found its culmination in the green hands day celebrated by the tiny tots on 23rd August, 2013.
This week the youngest members of Staford School planted saplings with their tiny little hands. They had great fun digging the earth, making a pit, placing the plant and patting earth around it. Even at this tender age, the children have already learnt to appreciate the beauty of plants and took joy and pride in planting these saplings. The children will from now on take ownership of the plants and care for the saplings they have planted.
During the circle time taken in nursery and kindergarten classes, the children discussed the importance of flowers and they themselves realized that they must not pluck leaves and flowers, as they too have life like us and should be allowed to grow and blossom. The teachers also took the opportunity to help them identify things made from wood. It was explained to them that they should not waste pencils, erasers and paper, as they are made by cutting trees.
It is these basic values of care for the environment, and for all living beings that Staford School wants to inculcate in every child who enters the portal.