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LEARNING BEYOND BOOKS AT E- SUMMER CAMP FOR CLASSES VI, VII & VIII


LEARNING BEYOND BOOKS AT E- SUMMER CAMP FOR CLASSES VI, VII & VIII

“Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” ― Roy Bennett 

Learning and teaching got a new dimension during the lockdown, a whole new format emerged and the children very quickly adapted themselves to it. SAI International hosted an e-Summer Camp from June 1 to 14, 2020 with a plethora of activities for all the students of SAI International. The activities of the summer camp were so divided that each class would nurture a skill needed for the children to be future ready. Let’s know what did the Class VI, VII and VIII students did in the eSummer Camp.

Day 1

Day one of the camp introduced the students to Communication Skills where they were told about effective communication they also did Aerobics and danced to the tunes of bollywood hit Ghungaroo to keep themselves fit.

Class VII students were introduced to the benefits of yoga, they were also made aware of how yoga is beneficial in rejuvenating the body, mind and soul for connecting with ones inner self. While in the Tabla session they started with playing Achyutam Keshavam and learnt various Taals of Tabla. Class VIII children learnt the Bhajan Sarwatmaka Sarweshwara from the music resource person diligently; it was a wondersome energetic morning during the eSummer Camp and children definitely enjoying as well as learnt from it.

Day 2

Class VI students indulged themselves in 3D paper Collage activity during the Camp on the second day of the camp. They were briefed about the technique of making paper collage by using pencil, white sheet, glue and news paper. Teachers also told them how to use the colours according to the colour scheme and how to give a 3D effect to the collage.

Class VII leant the verbal and non verbal communication skills by Ms Anu Ralli and also practiced Aerobics in the aerobics session

A session on Drama was held for the children of Class VIII where they learnt about expressions, and delivering dialogues. And a session on sports and fitness was also held.

Day 3

Best out of waste session was loved by the children of Class VI where they made Book Marks, Face Mask and Flower Pot all by the unused or waste material present at home.

In the Class VII session children learnt playing Keyboard and Piano they also learnt how to tune them. They also played an old Hindi song on the keyboard.

Class VIII students had an Aerobics session where they danced on Disco Songs, while in the verbal and non verbal Communication Skills Session was taken by Anu Ralli. Children were briefed about expanding sentences for creative writing, effective communication, response to response, creative way of diary writing and healthy & unhealthy communication.

Day 4

As the day unfolds class VI students entered day 4 of the #eSummerCamp, with Ms Revati Khattar with energetic and fun filled dance moves on Bhangra, Hip Hop, and Jazz. The students were truly inspired to learn and dance along the trainer.

Class VII children had a session on Violin & Tabla and a session on Health and Hygiene by Beauty Expert Lopamudra Pradhan. She briefed on how to take care of skin and hair stressing more on unnecessary overuse of Sanitizers. There was also a question and answer session where they were advised to use paraben & sulphate free shampoo for healthy hair & scalp.

A Visual Art session was held for the students of class VIII. Children learnt different sculpture works with clay modeling. They also learnt how to do the clay modeling with adding and carving process.  They showcased their creative art work during this session. Children also learnt about the different taals in the music session.

Day 5

The young  Master Chefs of Class VI cooked three course meal in the e-session of the eSummer Camp was prepared. In starter they prepared crunchy noodle salad; in main course children prepared burnt garlic rice with vegetable stew and yummy mango squares in dessert. They were also briefed about the nutritional values of the dishes they cooked. Class VII had a mix media activity in painting using different materials. Ms Lopamudra Pradhan a skin and beauty expert took a hygiene, skin and hair care session for class VII. She shared some tips for hair and skin care, good makeup practices (before and after), and some advice on oral hygiene, eye care, ear care was also briefed to them.  There was a music activity also for the students where different types of Taal and dhun were discussed.

Day 6

Science is fun and toys can be made at home using Science concepts were introduced by Shri Auro Rashmi Mohanty where the students of Class VI were shown how to make toys using science concepts, with 2 different activities. In the sports & fitness, students were introduced to the full form of Sports: S- sincere, P- punctual, O- obedient, R- responsible, and T- talent. Students were also briefed about skills of different games. Like (basket ball, football, kho kho and table tennis)

Resource person Anuppma in the Life Skill session of class VII asked the students to write about physical, social and self understanding. There was also a discussion about self awareness, strengths and challenges of a learner. While in the Musical session they sang Maula karam ho and Har ghadi badal rahi hai.

In the Master Chef session SAIoneer Divyashish, prepared and taught  the Class VIII students how to make delicious snacks  such as  Bombay Sandwich, Salsa, and a Healthy drink the Nutritional value of the vegetables were discussed my his mother. In the Life Skills session, students learnt about what is adaptation, how to adapt oneself for different situations and adaptation process in life.

Day 7

A Robotics session was held for the students of Class VI students where they were explained about the working of different types of robots, parts used in Robotics, resource person differentiated between robotics & robots. A circuit design of Robots was also discussed. In the Master Chef session of Class VI students were guided to make Shahi Tukda and Kheer Korma. Children loved the session and enjoyed a lot.

In the Class VII activity, students were shown how to make toys using different science concepts and engaging activities in the Science Magic Session. While in the fitness session they were briefed about various games like basketball cricket and were alos told about the benefits of exercise.

In the Communication Skills session by Ms Saswati Satpathy for class VIII; a story telling session was held to develop communication skills in children. She gave a life lesson to the children to not to make a tiny problem very big in your life. Let them stay as it is. She also told about destiny and luck, and their play in life. They also had a puppetry session by Ms Steffy George, where the students were shown how to make puppet with one puppet story.

Day 8

A Robotics session was held for the students of Class VI students where they were explained about the working of different types of robots, parts used in Robotics, resource person differentiated between robotics & robots. A circuit design of Robots was also discussed. In the Master Chef session of Class VI students were guided to make Shahi Tukda and Kheer Korma. Children loved the session and enjoyed a lot.

In the Class VII activity, students were shown how to make toys using different science concepts and engaging activities in the Science Magic Session. While in the fitness session they were briefed about various games like basketball cricket and were also told about the benefits of exercise.

In the Communication Skills session by Ms Saswati Satpathy for class VIII; a story telling session was held to develop communication skills in children. She gave a life lesson to the children to not to make a tiny problem very big in your life. Let them stay as it is. She also told about destiny and luck, and their play in life. They also had a puppetry session by Ms Steffy George, where the students were shown how to make puppets.

Day 9

In the Puppetry Session of Class VI Ms Rishu Suryan introduced different types of puppet and children used props as puppets to act. In the Drama session children learnt dialogue delivery, the resource person used dialogues from famous movies and Mahabharata.

Class VII had a Communication Skill session on Communicating with oneself and some moral stories were discussed by Ms Saswati Sathpathy. While in the 2nd session on music was held on Guitar where the children learnt how to play the Happy Birthday tune and a few more. He also guided the students to play Guitar in an easy way.

In the Class VIII a session on Sports and fitness was held by the resource person, where the students learnt about the importance of sports and fitness, even Table Tennis basic skills and Basketball basic rules and skills and Kho kho skills. In the Science Magic Session Shri Aurorashmi Mohanty illustrated how to make toys with different science concepts.

Day 10

A Violin and Tabla Session was held for the Class VI with the introduction of the musical notes and Bande Utkal Janani was also played. Children learnt some important note while the trainer played a song from Taal on Tabla.  They were also taught about Bivas Raag. The students played different songs with violin and keyboard.  Students also had a Guitar session. They were taught different types of guitar and the notes played on it. Active participation of students along with sir made the session interactive and engaging.

A Paper Collage activity was done for the students of class VII, they were taught about types of drawing, colours, how to use, how to make different objects, and encouraged the students in being creative and innovative while in the 2nd session of Drama and Communications, students told different movie dialogues – such as emotional, serious and comic dialogues, showing different voice modulation and tone.

In the Yoga and session for Class VIII the students learnt different Asanas to improve the immune system. A Communication session was also held by Ms Annu Ralli on the different types of communication. There students were briefed upon not to be afraid of being wrong, value being respectful, critical thinking there was also a game on Quick Facts Vs Opinion. They even practiced speech.

The concluding day ie the 14th Day of the e Summer camp was more of a celebration where students showcased various art, cooking and all that they learnt in the last 14 days. Parents and Grandparents had also joined the celebration with great happiness. They also shared their feelings of joy and excitement in doing all these throughout these 14days of SAI e-summer camp.

The eSummer Camp conclude on a very happy note for the students of Class VI, VII & VIII on June 14, 2020.