30 January, 2019
Clay modelling makes children powerful and creative
-Ms. Rytika Pereira

“Clay can be dirt in the wrong hands, but clay can be art in the right hands”
Young minds can think new and big with clay, the task becomes quite easy, exciting and long lasting. The young boys gave different look to their imaginations at the Clay modelling competition held on the 22nd of January, 2020 in the Pre-Primary section. The competition was a perfect platform for the creative minds of the children to meet their colourful desires and fantasy needs. It was a pleasure to watch their petite fingers at work making colourful and artistic models of “Tools of community helpers” for Sr. Kg and “Symbols of festivals” for Jr. Kg boys as their topic.
The boys were excited and participated with enthusiasm. They moulded the clay according to the topics given to them. They created art pieces that were worth watching. The competition was like an extravagance for the little artists and the teachers as well, as the boys had used their brilliance and wings of imagination blended with perception and gave shape to it with perfect finishing. The activity is therapeutic and channels the energy of the boys in a constructive fashion. Clay modelling is one way to develop fine motor skills. It not only caters to the needs of pre writing skills but also smoothens wrist and finger muscles preparing them for the formal writing. This activity benefits their developments such as creative, aesthetic, social, cognitive and problem-solving skills. It also enhances eye hand coordination, planning, constructing and deconstructing techniques, colour recognition and encourages trial and error and play based learning.
The competition was time bound and judged by their activity teachers. The winners of the competition were rewarded with a certificate to appreciate their hard work. The Clay modelling competition was indeed a continuum of creativity.

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