After going through the chapter ‘The Wonderful Thing’ in their English Literature book, the students of class III expressed their desire to create something valuable out of the waste materials. In order to teach them the importance of conserving the resources, an inter-house ‘best out of waste’ activity was conducted in the classroom. Each house had to make something different using the materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash.
The students from each house discovered their creativity and donned an innovator’s avatar by processing the waste materials and turning them into new products. The students of classes III A and III B used a variety of resources like thermocol, old newspapers, cracked bowls, torn n tattered tennis balls, earthen lamps, wrinkled old wrapping papers, straws, clay, stones and ice cream sticks to create something new, creative, decorative and useful to them.
Here’s what the children of both the sections of class III came up with:
Class III A made a helipad using thermocol n paper strips while III B made the model of a garden using paper plates, stones, ice cream sticks and clay
Children of section A made a tempting sundae icecream cup using a cracked bowl, old newspapers, ice cream sticks and thermocol balls and their counterparts made a wall hanging using thermocol plates, straws and strings
Children from this house were fascinated with a UFO and crystalized their dream using thermocol sheets and a plastic ball. Children from section B thought of recreating the solar system using thermocol pieces and paper plates.
Sapphire house seemed to be in a festive mood as was evident fromt their creation of a scene depicting Diwali using earthen lamps, old wrapping papers, paper plates, ice cream sticks and dried flower petals. Their counterparts made themselves happy with a double layered birthday cake carved out of thermocol plates, straws, bells n stones. The main objective of this activity was to enhance the creativity of the students and to make them understand the significance of the more relevant 3 R’s- reduce, reuse and recycle.