‘For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, argument, discussion and debate.’
All of our interactions still rely on a basic element: each other. A primary reason people collaborate and interact is to innovate. A child’s innovative framework is strengthened when teachers bring a sense of play to the bonding and learning process; taking offbeat approaches and making whimsical connections to the real world to better theiradaptability. Lotus Valley International School, being a firm believer of the same conducted a one-week virtual programme – ‘Interact to Innovate’ to give the learners the platform to begin with.
The learners of Pre-nursery left all competition worried when the spectacularmodels walked the ramp with fashion hats and sunglasses. The curious minds were taken aback with the science experiments, spellbound tales, skill-based games and creative art-work by self. The concluding ‘Pyajama Party’ witnessed all adorn their best dance-form to the foot-tapping music of summer-time. GradeNursery conducted fascinating experiments on air, story and activities under the umbrella of ‘Cats Galore’.Their fun element was upped withgames on memory and logic, Lego, tech savvy games, peppy dances in‘Funky Fest Dance’ and the sweet conclusion of a self-made chocolate cake.GradePrep’s initiation of the programme witnessed brushing through the basic social etiquettes and courtesies essential for everyday life. The learner’s excitement knew no bounds when their days were packed with activities on dinosaurs, turtles, hurdle races, stories, and the fun and frolic of‘Party Sharty’ time.Grade I learners’ story-time had them captivated with the elements and the characters. The roles of a protagonist and antagonist also modified their underlying perceptions. Riddles and tongue-twisters kept their brains well-tickled. The ‘Mango Mojitos’ turned them into little MasterChefsand the science experiment brought out the Einstein in each one of them.For Grade II learners, it all began with the most endearing story ‘Granny’s Sari’.The ‘ME TO WE’ session left the learners in awe and gratitude of the giving aspect of nature and community. ‘Mangolicious’ tickled their taste buds, the air experiment and ‘Happy Buddy’ time surely left them wiser and more bonded. The party time with grandparents took them all down their memory lane where each one had a lovely story to tell. Grade III learners’ comprehensive skillsgot enhanced with some ‘Gibberish’ fun of compound words and word webs. The audio story – ‘How did camel get its hump?’, and an activity based on instructional illustration helped them with the listening skills. The fruit-parfait preparation and the making of jingles displayed their creative best. Crazy hair day and scavenger hunt added to the concluding fun where they also jiggled along some peppy dance numbers.
Interaction always teaches us to watch people and situations sympathetically, listen responsively, and feel united with the world around us.