Packed with nutritional goodness and a unique yummy taste, grapes are among the most delightful fruits available. They can be packed for your child’s school lunch, served as an after-school snack or can be munched on to curb that between-the-meals hunger pang. The school decided to popularise this fruit further and acquaint the students with its benefits, nutritional values and other facts and stories related to this juicy fruit. And thus, 14th of February saw little Stafordians of the pre-primary section dressed in green and purple to celebrate the ‘Grapes Day’!
The day began with an informative morning assembly in which the teachers explained the benefits of this luscious fruit. The children were amazed at the number of health benefits contained in such a small, berry sized fruit! Later, the children were acquainted, a little more closely, with the colour and taste of the grapes. They all collectively agreed that grapes are one of the most delicious fruits available. They then proceeded to their classrooms where a whole bunch of fun activities awaited them.
The teachers introduced the children with rhymes on grapes – which the children recited rather animatedly! The recitation session was followed by a story telling session. Teachers narrated a famous Aesop’s fable – ‘The Fox And The Grapes’, a story that uses grapes to convey a rather valuable moral. The rest of the day was interspersed with purposeful activities revolving around the grapes. Children enjoyed art and craft activities like spray painting, paper crushing and paper rolling – activities aimed at helping the children assimilate and retain all the information about grapes. Later, they shared and enjoyed grapes during tiffin time.
Having thoroughly enjoyed the day, the tiny-tots left the school a little more informed and appreciative of the lovely fruit. It surely was a ‘grape’ day!