The Pre-Primary wing of Staford School celebrated Friday, 22nd August as the Colour Me Red day. The school was literally painted red as both the children as well as the teachers came dressed in red; classrooms, bulletin boards, and even corridors were decorated with red.
To further reinforce the concept of red and the use of this colour in everyday life, children were asked to identify all red coloured objects they saw around them. The use of red in traffic signals, hospitals, sign boards, social customs and traditional attires was also elicited from the children. They named fruits and vegetables which are red in colour and got to taste cherries, apples, strawberries, pomegranates & even their most loved mixed fruit jam in return. Children brought their favourite red toys to school & displayed them in the class. As part of other class room activities, the little ones recited poems and songs such as “My Red Balloon” & “If your clothes have any red, any red” Later they were also engaged in craft work and were very happy to do palm printing & thumb printing with the colour of the day. Another treat for the children was in the form of the animation film – ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ which the children enjoyed to the fullest. But the icing on the cake was the teacher’s enactment of the story of “The Red Fat Hen.” It had the children rolling with laughter and journeying through all the emotions evoked by the narrative.
Th Colour Me Red day was a funfilled event which helped children appreciate the colour, recognize it in various situations and in their immediate surroundings. We hope to reinforce the concept of primary colours through such activities and bring colours of joy to the children during a regular school day. At Staford, school is fun!