Forest and Lifeby Avantika ChaurasiaWe conduct Let's Start Art sessions to create a holistic and inclusive approach towards education through art-integrated learning in Government Primary Schools. Art-integrated learning follows the experiential education approach, which emphasizes 'learning by doing.'The second set of Let's Start Art sessions were conducted on the theme "Jungle aur Jeevan", derived from a chapter in the Environmental Studies syllabus of children from Government Primary Schools of Varanasi. Approximately 700 students from 20 schools attended these art sessions.
Don't waste food: Mural at a Government Primary School in Varanasiby Avantika ChaurasiaA little inspiration and understanding of the importance of food can go a long way. It is essential to teach children the value of food and why not to waste it. This will make them understand where the food comes from and how much effort goes into producing every morsel.
What I love about My Schoolby Avantika ChaurasiaChildren are innately curious beings. They tend to ask a lot of questions! But as adults, we lose sight of this innate curiosity as we get swamped with our work and responsibilities.
Bapu in the Drawings of Childrenby Avantika Chaurasia
The topic of the art sessions conducted in September was “Mahatma Gandhi”. The art sessions introduced them to the inspiring stories from the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Since, students knew little about him and his life, they were very curious while listening to the many stories of bapu. After listening to the stories about him, they were able to envision the kind of person he was, his teachings and habits and that’s what they have depicted in their drawings.
Be Clean and Healthyby Avantika Chaurasia
In the second set of Let's Start Art sessions in the month of August, we asked students to read a chapter named "Be Clean and Healthy" from their textbook and share their experiences and discuss their understanding of hygiene and cleanliness with us.
The Fairby Avantika Chaurasia
In the lets Start Art sessions this month, we asked students to read a chapter named "The Fair" from their English book and relate it to the Fair they visited.
Such topics help children express the ideas that they can not put into words. Through our let's start art program we aim to encourage such expression.
Here are a few stories that will surely bring back your childhood memories of visiting a fair.