“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.”
Staford School, an institution that has earned applause for its innovative teaching methodology and technique organized its Annual Event SPLASH 2018, an Art and Craft Exhibition on Saturday, November 24th Mr. Alok Kumar, Professor, Fine Arts, Lucknow University were the chief guest for the first and second day of the exhibition respectively.The presence of Director, Staford School, Mr. Ambrish Bansal , Asst. Director, Mrs. Anjali Bansal and Principal, Mrs. Ratna Khanna, the parents and patrons of the school graced the occasion.
The Art and Craft Exhibition showcased the learning and creative talent of the students honed over the year, which was expressed through varied, colourful art and craft projects prepared throughout the season.
The exhibition was truly a riot of colors and creativity. It was organized in tastefully decorated classrooms and school atrium. Put on display were various paintings, drawings and art and craft work of students. Household items like glass, bangles, matchsticks, paper and cotton wool were creatively transformed into curious and decorative items, wall hangings, and pen stands.OHP sheets and sheets of glass turned into an array of glass paintings,old denim jeans were converted into jazzy, trendy bags, old torn dupattas and sarees were transformed into fashionable bags of various sizes. Remnants of foil rolls, and pipes were turned into flower vases while plastic bottles found multiple uses and were transformed beyond recognition. The children also put on display their canvas, Tie and Dye, fabric, T-Shirt and bed sheet paintings. The Pre-Primary Section stole the show with their creative talent and its best in an array of work on Jungle, UnderWater World and Seasons themes and it was not just art at display. The students expressed themselves through appropriate communication. Their ownership of the work, involvement and its creation and pride in the outcome was also at display through their constant interaction with their parents and visitors who visited their stalls. Parents were overjoyed to hear the students speak about the items on display. Students from classes I to XI spoke ardently on peacock, lotus, lady bug making, wall hangings, recycling of materials etc.
The Ground Floor classrooms were decorated with subject wise theme in English, Hindi, Maths, Science, Social Science, Physical Education and Computers to enhance the vocabulary, communications skills, Mental Maths ability, history of Indian culture and heritage, scientific skills and programming abilities.
While English section focused on Grammar Games and common errors committed while speaking or writing the language, Hindi Section highlighted the different eras of development of the poetry and literature. The Social Science Section gave a glimpse of the different cultures and traditions followed in various Indian States. The Science exhibit displayed various working models such as spacecraft and space shuttle on the theme ‘Universe’. The other innovative models include water indicator, Hydroelectric plant, Water treatment plant etc. Hands-on activities and creative learning were projected in Maths Section. The use of technology to create various programs like digital calculator, websites, games etc in Computers Section was a great delight to watch and learn new concepts.
To add more sparks to the exhibition, there were performances from various classes linked to their craft items. Ganesh Vandana, Bihu Dance, Lavani and Goan Dance added a zest of excitement to the whole show.
The visitors carried with them fond memories of the exhibition ‘SPLASH’- 2018 will definitely stay longer in their memory for a long time.