Virtual Personality Development Session-Std. III
-Mrs. Shahnaaz Abbas

“The only journey is the journey within.”-Rainer Maria Rilke.
Personality has been defined as all the qualities of a person that make that person different from others. It is the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. At Don Bosco High School, Matunga there is a very holistic approach to education. The physical, mental and spiritual development of our students is of prime importance to us. Keeping this in mind a virtual Personality Development session was held on Google Meet for the students of Std.3 on September 16th, 2020.
The teachers with the help of age-appropriate videos, power point presentations and worksheets conducted this session. They drove home the point that, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be”, a famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Qualities that define us and useful personality development tips were shared with the students. Through interaction the students realized that we all have our strengths and weaknesses. Just as we should build up our strengths we also have to work on our weaknesses and see that we overcome them. This session was interactive and an eye-opener for the students as they all had to introspect on their weaknesses. At the end of the session the students completed a worksheet where they listed their strengths and weaknesses. They also made a ‘ME BAG’ in which they put qualities with which they identify themselves the best. They were advised by their teachers to collect more strengths in their bag and to outgrow their weaknesses and discard them from their bag.
This session was appreciated by the students who were grateful and happy to have been made aware of the term ‘personality’. This value-based session was well received by all who attended it. Hughes Gavin, a student of 3 A commented, “Beyond Academics session on personality development was very informative and useful. Our teacher explained the topic through videos, H5P and a PPT. It was very helpful as it provoked us to think about our positive and negative behaviour”. Mrs. Rohini Mahadik, parent of 3 B quoted “I was impressed by the way the session was conducted. She said that the values instilled in the children through such sessions will surely help in building their personality”.
An introduction to personality at such a tender age will go a long way in shaping better citizens for tomorrow. As it is rightly said by Albert Camus, “We continue to shape our personality all our life”.

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