The first foggy winter day in Lucknow was aptly welcomed by colourful, fragrant, fresh, flowers and platters of healthy salads! Yes, the children of classes 5 to 7 were involved in making beautiful bouquets for the Flower Arrangement competition, while others were engrossed in carving fruits & vegetables for a healthy n crunchy salad in the Salad Decoration competition, The younger ones from classes 1 to 4 were not left out. Their fingers were busy in deft and slick movements to create birds, animals and flowers out of paper for the Origami competition. Yes, the activity period on Friday saw a lot of artistic talent spew from the young energetic Stafordians this morning.
The vibrant display of flower arrangements by classes 5 to 7 had each house vying for the coveted first place. The imagination and creativity unleashed by the students in the tasteful decorations was worthy of praise and their floral creations were a visual treat. Salad decoration by nimble fingered children of classes 5 to 7, saw the use and artistic arrangement of a wide range of vegetables.
Prior to the activity, the children were taught how to arrange a bouquet and how to make innovative salads by our creative art faculty Mr. Ratnakar and also Ms. Aisha Alvi. The training gave the young Stafordians a hands-on experience of how flowers and food can also bring out our creativity. The children involved in the salad making got an insight into how much effort goes into making a dish, and also understood to some extent the pains taken by their mothers who work day in day out in the kitchen, serving four meals a day for the family.This activity also served the purpose of getting the children interested in vegetables which is otherwise the least preferred dish on the menu. Last, but not the least , the Origami activity by classes 1 to 4 brought into shape some really marvelous geometrical shapes depicting modes of transport, animals , birds and flowers of paper. The Inter-house Flower arrangement, Origami and Salad Decoration activities infused creativity and brought out the true artisanship in the children.