To reinforce the topic of ‘Flowers’ in the environmental studies taught in class, the children of Pre -primary celebrated ‘Floral Day’ on 5th December 2014.
Students came dressed in a variety of clothes with floral prints and bright hues. They themselves looked like pretty little flowers and blossoms in our nursery. To add to the colour and celebration, the teachers adorned the children in tastefully designed headbands and caps with flowers painted and colored by the children themselves. The children have been taught several poems and rhymes and it was time for them to choose rhymes related to flowers and recite them. Each child showed great enthusiasm in singing and reciting songs and poems on different flowers.
At Staford, we want our children to learn and understand the importance of everything around them. The aim for this activity was to teach students about various types of flowers and their importance in human life & environment. The children were taught about commercial flowers and how they are harvested, at the same time they were taught the importance of nurturing flowers in the garden and encouraged not to pluck flowers in the garden or public parks. The children had brought different types of flowers as part of the activity. These flowers were collected and the children were shown how to put together a bouquet. Each class made their own bouquet of flowers, which they presented to the Principal. The joy of creating something was evident on their faces. The children enjoyed this activity which involved life skills of giving, sharing, cooperating, working as a team and of course appreciating little joys of life- and the beauty in Nature- which children of our tech savvy generation may not have the chance to do otherwise.