Venue: St. Stephen's School, Sector 45 B
Date: March 29 and 30, 2016
If 'Variety is the spice of life' then truly it was evident in the spectacular display of children's talents highlighted through a gamut of activities which were put up for the parents who had also come to collect the report cards of their children.
The English Debate Club had presented a tribute to Shakespeare, commemorating four hundred years of this literary genius. Short speeches on his life, a few power point presentations and the memorable speeches of his plays recaptured the magic and charisma of this great poet and dramatist.
The Hindi and the Punjabi Debate clubs also organised debates and declamations on various environmental and social issues which plague the modern generation. The whiz kids participated in Quizes that were in progress during the day. The Magazine Club of the school had displayed charts depicting the various events that took place in the last academic year. The students of the club also prepared a report on the entire programme.
The Computer Department had organised power point presentations on the occasion and the students showcased their programming skills to the hilt.
The music lovers were left mesmerised by the solo and group performances of the Hindustani music choir which demonstrated a plethora of exquisite forms and 'taals' that resonated in the assembly area. Instrumental recitals of tabla and sitar jugalbandi were a treat to watch. The Western music choir too enthralled the audience with soulful and motivational solos and group songs.
Vincent Van Gogh had once said. "If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint then by all means paint, and that voice will be silent." It is with this thought provoking idea that St. Stephen's School embarked on a voyage to hone the latent creative abilities in each child. From emulating masterpieces on canvas to charcoal sketches of myriad human expressions, the event stood as a platform for young minds to transcend the boundaries of their intrinsic aesthetic potential. From bright hues of crayons, pastels, water colours, acrylics and oil colours to calligraphy, poster and collage making, everything was displayed. The ethnicity of clay modelling touched upon art in all its traditional forms. The children used brushes, handprints and set their canvases ablaze with a riot of colours. They created an intriguing array of paintings depicting landscapes, seasons and nature at its scenic best. The main purpose behind it was to allow each student to achieve the freedom of creating an artistic voice of their own.
The Eco Club of our school focused on the methods of water conservation and eco friendly measures which should be adopted in schools to create an awareness to save our Mother Earth from further environmental degradation. There were a number of working models on display as part of the exhibition. Among them was a model depicting a modern technique of water recycling, a model demonstrating the generation of lava and many other models of a similar nature.
The Creative craft team displayed exhibits which showcased the creativity of many students. Many useful items were made from waste generated at home. Flowers made of yarn and paper, handmade wall hangings, colourful pots and vases made from ice cream sticks were on display. Jute and mac-re-me was employed to make innovative lampshades, bags and other decorative items. Pulp made from paper was used to prepare items of paper mache. Various styles like embossed, sand and nib painting were used to enhance the beauty of the wonderfully crafted items.
Rangoli designs set the tone adding colour to the portals of the school. Each design had a unique identity of its own celebrating the festive spirit of Holi, the festival of colours. Last but not the least, the Folk dance activity entertained the audience with their electrifying dances that were perfectly synchronised to the pulsating music which left everyone spellbound.