-Mrs.Vandana Thouti, Ms. Annalisa Chinnappan and Mrs. Bela Mehta

Celebrating children is celebrating life. The virtual children’s day celebration in the Secondary section was celebrated on 21st November 2020, the first day of reopening of school post the short Diwali break. Each class teacher along with the associate teachers conducted a Google meet to celebrate the children’s day. The teachers began the meet at 9:00 am with a short prayer invoking the blessings of the Almighty on the students seeking virtues that will define their personality and mould them into sensitive human beings.
The students were excited to meet the teachers and classmates after the Diwali break. The children enjoyed the online presentations of video programs designed by the staff to entertain them. The videos comprised the pass the gadget game by the Secondary staff and the display of the talents of the school staff rendering their melodious voices to the karaoke tracks with colourful dress code. This continued with a dance performance with our talented staff having a flair for music and dance grooving to the music of some popular numbers. The students had smiles and smiles all the way.
The students were appreciative of the online program for them all the more because they are missing the offline cultural programmes so very uniquely integrated in Don Bosco High School, Matunga’s curriculum.
After the presentation of the videos the class teachers conducted a games session for the students which provided scope for them to interact and have fun with the children. The students also had to actively participate running around in their houses to gather the materials asked by the teacher as a part of the game. The games played included Scavenger Hunt, Guess the Emojis, Brain Test, Simon says etc.
At the end of the meet all the students were rejuvenated for the new term. It was indeed a new and peculiar experience to have online Children’s day celebration for the students as well as the teachers.
Quoting from the students feedback, one of the students had this to say: “One of the many things that cannot be retrieved is childhood. Thanks to all the staff for reigniting our childhood feelings and spreading joy and optimism and taking efforts to make us bloom”. Said a parent of the V-VI section, “We personally appreciate the enthusiasm of the teachers in creating these special videos to make the children’s day so special!! I am sure all the children felt the love the teachers wanted to share with them in the videos.”

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