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Creative Activities Opens New Doors for Learning

DELHI, based Hamdard Public School has been promisingly enabling their students with opportunities of mixing with different cultures to learn and explore their creativity minds.

Here are some of the activities conducted by the school before the pandemic.

Bridging Boundaries

Hamdard Public School conducted Poster Making competition as a part of ISA activity. The purpose of the same was to make students aware about the cultures of various countries and to create a sense of unity and respect for the cultures of neighboring countries.

The theme of the poster making competition was ‘Festivals of Different Countries’. Five countries covered in the competition were, India, Japan, Nepal, UAE and Afghanistan. The competition was a great success as students learned a lot about the festivals and how these festivals are celebrated.

As it was a collaborative activity, students of Tajrobawi Girls’ High School, Afghanistan were also a part of the activity. They witnessed the activity through WhatsApp and YouTube.

Principal HPS, Ms. Saher `M A Sayed and Vice Principal, Mr. Khaja applauded the efforts of students and the teacher Incharge Ms. Saba Zareen.

Dance Competition

As a part of ISA activity, Hamdard Public School organised a Dance Activity on December 23, 2019 in the school auditorium. The objective of the activity was to provide an opportunity to students to learn about dances and culture of various countries.

As it was a collaborative activity, students of Tajrobawi Girls’ High School, Afghanistan were also a part of the activity. The programme began with the singing of National Anthem of both the countries, India and Afghanistan by students of HPS. Various dance forms of India as well as Afghanistan were showcased by talented students.

Students at partner school enjoyed the dance performances. They spoke on the significance of different festivals celebrated in India. The highlight of the activity was a beautiful performance on Jashn-e-Afghan by the students at the partner school. The activity was a huge success.

Reliving the Past

Hamdard Public School organised a Skit as a part of ISA programme. The activity was organised in collaboration with the partner school in Afghanistan. The aim of the activity was to create a sense of unity and respect for the leaders of freedom struggle in India and Afghanistan. Skits based on freedom struggle were presented by students.

The activity was quite informative. Students enthusiastically presented skits to satiate their thirst to know more about the freedom struggle in both the countries. Videos of the same were shared through YouTube and WhatsApp.

The activity was followed by a question-answer round wherein students of class VI and VII answered the questions based on the skits presented. Students enjoyed the activity thoroughly as they got to learn a lot about the freedom struggle of India and Afghanistan.

 Food without Fire

Students of Classes I & II of Hamdard Public School donned their ‘Chef Caps’ to exhibit their culinary skills in ‘Food Without Fire’, an Inter House Competition, as a part of ISA activity.

Children participated with full zeal and enthusiasm as they doled out nutritious, yet delectable delicacies selected post exhaustive research on the cultural backgrounds of the relevant recipes chosen from the allotted country: UAE, USA, France and India to each of the four houses. There were mothers with their children and teachers in each group. Artefacts and food items displayed were a visual treat and were presented in an artistic and aesthetic style. Dishes were judged on nutrition and taste by esteemed judges Ms. Saher M.A. Sayed, Principal, Ms. Zakia Majid Siddiqui, Manager HPS and Ms. Bindu Malik primary Incharge. They interacted with the budding chefs to find out the ingredients of the recipes, nutritional value and the historical significance of the dishes prepared by them. Judges were overawed by the efforts of the participants and results were announced amidst tough competition.

The event not only provided a platform for the students to foster their creativity and decision-making skills but also helped them explore their hidden talents and discover new areas of interest.

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