My Family, My Home: Let's Start Art Sessions in June'22
Returning to school after summer vacation seemed more overwhelming this year than ever before. One could observe the mixed feelings of excitement, joy, and nervousness. On June 24, we had our first lesson. It was a great experience, not only for the students but also for our art instructors who learned about the students' vacation experiences and what they enjoyed the most. The sessions with grades 4 and 5 were livelier, as each student had an interesting story to tell, not only on paper but also as a confident speaker in class.
In the Let’s Start Art sessions these two weeks, we asked our students to share their fondest memories of “My Family, My Home”, which is taken from the chapter “Our Surroundings”.
"I drew my house where my brother and I play hide and seek, it's my favourite game and I always win. On the right side of my drawing are my parents talking to each other and watching us play," says Mukku, a Class 3 student at UP Government Primary School in Chhittupur.
"I have a Neem tree in my courtyard. My cousins are playing there. My mother cooks behind the tree. She says that it's cooler there. We have an air-cooler in our house. When it rains, my mother hangs clothes inside to dry" Garima shared this about her drawing with our arts instructor Radha. Garima studies in class 5 at the Government Primary School, Durgakund-1.
The sessions were conducted by Harshita Gupta, Kavita Kumari, Moni Gupta, Radha Gupta, Chandan Yadav, and Neelam Gupta. We conducted 40 sessions in 20 Government Primary Schools at Bhadaini, Nagwa, Orderly bazaar, Naria, Sonarpura, Sunderpur 1, Sunderpur 2, Nayi Sadak, Durgakund 1, Durgakund 2, Lolark Kund, Kodai Chowki, Gurudham, Beniya bag, Chittupur 1, Chittupur 2, Lahartara, Kabirnagar, Aditya Nagar, and Bhikharipur.