IES Summer Camp 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

“Summer camps are known for providing a safe environment where children gain self-confidence as they learn new skills. Camp is also a place where children develop a variety of social skills (e.g., communication, conflict resolution ability etc.).” It was with this aim that a one month Summer Camp was organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kuwait (IES) on its premises from 11th June to 11th July, 2017 for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Grade 5. The delegates of the camp were students from various schools in Kuwait.

INAUGURATION
IES Summer Camp 2017 was inaugurated by Ms. Lalitha Premkumar, Vice Principal of the primary wing on 11th June, 2017 amidst thunderous applause fused with music and dance. Camp Director Mr. Murugaiyan welcomed the gathering, and the facilitators: Ms. Muneera M.Kutty, Ms. Sukanya, Ms. Jeya Devi, Mr. Ranjith and Mr. Armugham introduced themselves to the delegates and their parents. Ms. Muneera M.Kutty delivered the vote of thanks. An ice breaking session was conducted after the inaugural session. Music Teacher, Ms. Sijitha, got all the delegates and facilitators on the dance floor with her foot tapping numbers.

GROUPING
The children were divided into three groups according to their grades.
Group 1: LKG and UKG In Charge: Ms. Jeya Devi
Group 2: Grades 1& 2 In Charge: Ms. Sukanya
Group 3: Grades 3 to 5 In Charge: Ms. Muneera M.Kutty
Camp Hours:
The Camp hours were from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday to Thursday.

FACILITATORS
Mr. Murugaiyan Camp Director
Mr. Ranjith Sports
Ms. Sukanya Aerobics & Dance

Ms. Jeya Devi Music

Ms. Muneera M.Kutty Language Arts/Needle Work & Art

PROGRAMMES
Yoga
Aerobics
Breathing Exercises
Swimming
Art/Craft/Needle work
Language Skills
Public Speaking
Music
Dance
Field Trips

CELEBRATIONS
Environment Day, Fun in the Sun, Colour Day, Creative Hat Day, Birthday, Talent Day etc were celebrated. The facilitators ensured that all the delegates actively took part in all the celebrations.

FUN IN THE SUN DAY
Children came dressed in yellow on the Fun in the Sun Day. The highlight of the day was the Artificial rain created by the Sports department. The children thoroughly enjoyed drenching themselves in the rain. They were taught to make lemonade on the day.

ENVIRONMENT DAY
Children came draped in green on the Environment Day. They planted seeds in small bowls which they took home with them. They were sensitized on the needs to conserve the environment and on the eco-friendly methods of waste disposal.
Group 1 &2 were given colouring task related to the theme. Group 3 made posters with slogans on the topics: Conserve the Environment, Global Warming, 3 Rs(Reduce, Re-use, Recycle) etc.

CREATIVE HAT DAY
Children enjoyed creating hats using simple materials. The junior groups decorated the hats they brought along with them whereas the senior groups made their own hats using construction paper. Children came up with innovative ideas to create their own hats.

TALENT DAY
All the delegates actively participated in the Talent Show. Children sang and danced euphorically. The best speakers selected during the Public Speaking sessions, spoke on the occasion.

COLOUR DAY
Colour Day at IES Summer Camp was celebrated based on the theme, “Together we’re a rainbow of colours!’’ Campers and facilitators came clad in rainbow colours. Mr.T. Premkumar, the Principal inaugurated the day by making an imprint of his palms on the canvas of colours and thus marked the importance of the day. He also helped the tiny tots in Group One to make their imprints on the canvas. Finally, a beautiful rainbow was created with hand imprints of all the delegates and facilitators, and which indeed was the breathtakingly standout attraction of the day. Ms. Lalitha Premkumar, the Vice Principal spoke to the children about the significance and impact of various colours in our life. . She also conducted a meditation activity which the children found very relaxing and soul soothing. Language activities, songs, art and craft activities related to different colours were held for the children.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
International Yoga Day was observed by conducting Yoga sessions for the students on 21st June 2017. The students were educated on the importance of Yoga and how it can help to lead a balanced life. They were made aware that yoga helps in maintaining not only physical and mental health but also a healthy social life.
The students were taught Pranayama and various Aasanas starting with warming up and stretching followed by Surya Namaskar.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
9th July was set aside for celebrating the birthdays of all those children whose birthdays fall during the vacation. Birthday boys and girls came dressed in their best and distributed bars of chocolates and cakes to all the delegates and facilitators. Birthday songs were sung and all the delegates wished the celebrities of the day a happy and long life.
ETHNIC DAY
Children being brought up away from their home land need to be sensitized about their motherland, their tradition, culture and heritage. With this noble aim ‘Ethnic Day’ was celebrated during the camp days. Children spoke about their native place, customs, places of importance, language etc. Small children were taught to locate their native place on the map and colour the same. They drew beautiful pictures of things that reminded them of their native place.

FRUIT SALAD DAY
To inculcate healthy eating habit in children, Fruit Salad Day was celebrated. Each child was asked to bring a fruit of their choice. A tasty fruit salad was made and served to all the children. Children who were reluctant to eat at first came back for more servings later.

FIELD TRIP
Field trips to KDD factory and KITCO were arranged. Children learnt about the factory processes that were carried out in the two factories. They were given gift packets of sample products by the factory officials.

VALEDICTORY FUNCTION
IES Summer Camp Valedictory Function was held on 11th July, 2017. Children came garbed in their native costume for the occasion. Mr. Murugaiyan welcomed the gathering. Camp delegates gave their feedback. Every delegate from group 3 came forward and spoke. This was followed by a small cultural programme. Music Teacher Ms. Jeya Devi, rendered a lovely classical song. Camp Director Mr. Murugaiyan and other facilitators, Mr. Ranjith and Ms. Sukanya, distributed the certificate of participation to all the campers. Mr. Murugaiyan, delivered the vote of thanks. He expressed his immense gratitude to the Chairman and the Principal for encouraging the team to organize summer camps every year and keep the children engaged in wonderful skill based activities. He thanked all the facilitators, non-teaching staff, the delegates and parents for their whole-hearted sincere cooperation offered in making the Summer Camp 2017 a grand success. Ice creams and cakes were distributed at the end of the programme. The campers bid good bye amidst tears and cheers foreseeing a nostalgic return in 2018.


Express your comment on this article

Submit your comments...
     
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.
Image

A thought for Ramadan

Sunday, the 13th of May, 2018 Festival greetings, Happy Sunday greetings Mother’s Day greetings

Image

Kuwait Cricket - A Sense of accomplishment: Herschelle Gibbs

In the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifiers ‘A’ , the Kuwait's national crick

Image

Raindrops - Usual and Unusual Stories of love by Dr. Navniit Gandhi

Dear Readers, Dr Navniit Gandhi has penned a collection of 19 true, usual and a little unusu

Image

Love is in air when he sings, Shahbaz Aman

What could be the appropriate adjective to describe this man; singer; composer; or an unusual embod

Image

Don’t Want a Day… Want a Deal!

I am a Woman and like me, there are countless other women out there who do not want Days to commemo

Image

My heart, my soul and all my sincerity is for this country – Ajiaz Ahmad Sarfaraz

“By serving this great country for more than three decades, I feel that the word ‘great’ fully appl

Image

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work! – Nomaan Sidiq Budroo, Captain of Kuwait U-19 Cricket Team

Kuwait Cricket’s National U 19 team returned home after their best ever performance in the ICC U 19

Image

A Walk in the Garden…

Our garden in Salmiya is an exciting learning-place… Every walk in it, teaches something every time

Image

Take Thoughts Outside Box

"Where are the songs of spring? Ay, where are they?’’ I sighed, when others were busy with Keats, S

Image

‘Be what you are, Do what you can’, a self-confident go getter, N.K. Ramachandran Menon

He believes, ‘No one can influence anyone’. He believes, ‘I can only be me and it is true for ever

Image

Zafran Indian Bistro with innovative Indian Cuisines

Indian Cuisines are packed with interesting ingredients and enticing aromas that make it super deli

Image

New Menu at Zafran Puts Contemporary Spin on the Traditional

Fans of Zafran can rejoice as the popular Indian bistro launches a new menu this week. The front

Image

A nostalgic and delicious train journey in Kuwait at Kerala Express Restaurant

A train journey during our annual vacation in India is definitely a nostalgic experience for many o

Image

Mughal Mahal Exotica - An aromatic and exotic twist to Indian food

When it comes to Indian food in Kuwait, no doubt ‘Mughal Mahal’ set an example among the residents

Image

KCWA organized ‘Play on Indoor Sports’

Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), for the first time organized an Indoor “Play on Sports” e

Image

Don Bosco Oratory (DBO) Beat Kuwait Independents Hockey (KIH) 1/0 in The First 2018 DBO Hockey Tourunament

Kuwait, Ahmadi – 12 May 2018, in what would one say “breathless showpiece” DBO and KIH. It was anot

Image

Kuwait Cricket set to host ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’

Whilst this is not the first International tournament to be hosted in Kuwait, this particular editi

Image

Himanta Biswa Sarma elected BAI President

Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Tuesday unanimously elected the Badm

Image

Fahaheel English Madrasa wins Shifa Al Jazeera Al-Nahil Soccer Championship Cup

Fahaheel English Madrasa emerges champions in the inter-madrasa soccer championship tournament or