KG Summer Amusement Camp April 2023
Mangaluru: “Summer camp is about growth and accomplishment, not just to keep the kids busy.” Camp life tells us that it is a wonderful way to keep children occupied with creative activities which bring out the little child in all of us. Lourdes Central School organized one such lovely” Summer Amusement Camp” for the little ones of Kindergarten which commenced on 4 to 20 April.
The main purpose of this activity was to nurture the kids to build new friendships, enabling them to socialize with others and develop their self-confidence. Various activities like Yoga, Meditation, Zumba, Dance, Singing, Colouring, Craft, extempore, and Games were conducted. 69 children from Kindergarten enrolled on the camp to experience a home away from home. The camp helped to bring out hidden talents like Socializing skills, confidence, picking and speaking in the children. The teachers’ creative ideas were brought out through this camp.
Various games like musical chairs, bombing the city, tug of war, and four corners balancing balloons were conducted, which the children enjoyed. Colourful drawing scenery and craft activities like paper folding, making windmills with colourful papers, and wall hanging with paper plates and maple leaves.
Stories like Punyakoti the Cow, Hansel and Gretel, and Honest Woodcutter were narrated and dramatized. Pick and speak on toys like a cow, teddy, car, and the book was conducted to build confidence in speaking. An Educational and recreational outing to Gandhi Park was organized under the instructions of Principal Rev Fr Robert DSouza.
The Finale of Summer Amusement Camp was conducted on 20 April at 10.15 am in Kindergarten Activity Hall. Vice Principal Anitha Thomas and a huge crowd of parents were present where the children performed a welcome dance, a small skit, and a Zumba dance..
The programme began with a prayer song followed by a welcome dance which was well appreciated. A small skit on the value “Honesty is the best policy” was enacted by the children. There was a dance on enjoying the vacation “Hurray, Hurray it’s a holiday”. A small Zumba dance was displayed by the kids. Action songs were sung.
Vice Principal Anitha Thomas who was the chief guest of the day gave her message and appreciated the parents for supporting the school in all their activities. She told the parents to spend as much time with their kids during their holidays so that the children are away from their gadgets. She appreciated children and teachers too.
A parent expressed her views saying that teachers in Lourdes Central School give motherly love and children under their care become confident and independent. Time passed joyfully and happily at the summer amusement camp for the Kindergarten children and teachers too. Daily the Summer Amusement Camp provided various refreshments like juice, lollipops, muffins, Bauli, bread rolls, cake, ice- cream etc.
The programme ended by honouring every child with a certificate and a giveaway gift. We could see smiles, excitement on the little ones’ faces and also their parents.
The teachers and students were thankful to the Principal, Rev. Fr Robert Dsouza, for giving them the opportunity to conduct the Summer Amusement Camp under the mantle of Lourdes Central School.