Udavi school conducted a fair on 26.01.2024. Students from different schools took part and many also conducted games from their side. Some games were based on physical activities and others involved a certain level of critical thinking. Some of the teachers from STEM Land supported children at Isai Ambalam School by making games that they wanted to present. We could see the efforts put in by the students for the preparation of each game. Many teachers and alumni also took part in the event. The participants happily took part in all the games they wished to play and appreciated the involvement and the commitment behind the hard work of the children. The school also organized lunch for all the children and all the participants. We had a nice time having food together. As a whole, the event turned out to be a good learning platform for everyone who took part in it.
Udavi school conducted a fair on 26.01.2024. Students from different schools took part and many also conducted games from their side. Some games were based on physical activities and others involved a certain level of critical thinking. Some of the teachers from STEM Land supported children at Isai Ambalam School with making games that they wanted to present. We could see the efforts put by the students for the preparation of each game. Many teachers and alumni also took part in the event. The participants happily took part in all the games they wished to play and appreciated the involvement and the commitment behind the hard work of the children. The school also organized lunch for all the children and all the participants. We had a nice time having food together. As a whole, the event turned out to be a good learning platform for everyone who took part in it.
When I was supporting children in making projects for the Udavi School Fair, I was able to notice the depth to which they can think and apply. While helping, I was able to give inputs to them and based on what they did on their own, I also learned different methods of approaching a task. I saw unity among children when they were allowed to work in groups. I also observed that many children came forward to contribute their best in completing the work. I was able to notice the acceptance among children as each of them shared their ideas for their projects. This was very different from what usually happens in classroom-based education.
Because of such events, unity, and courage to create were built among children from different schools. They were able to gain knowledge by observing and taking part in the games organized by their co-participants. I noticed the quality of leadership among children while conducting the games which usually doesnâ€™t come if they just participate in the games organized by others. The efforts and interest levels of the kids went high as they prepared for the event. Irrespective of whether the project was complicated or simple, each child did their best. I even asked for the projectâ€™s use when they were designing. This made them think of the actual purpose of the work they were doing.
For the Udavi school fair, we decided to make games with our Isai Ambalam school children, in my team I had 2 girls from 7th grade and 2 boys from 8th grade so we decided to make a game with magnets named “Magnetic Game”. In this game we can play with two players, First, we will give 15 magnets to each player so the total number of magnets is 30. we have a square base in cardboard on which a square margin is drawn so now without touching that margin we have to place these 30 magnets one by one, we can place the magnets anywhere within the square, at the same time when a player places a magnet on his turn it might get attracted with magnets placed before so in such case that player should take all attracted magnets. Finally, which player places all 15 magnets without any attraction, they are the ones called the winner.
I have participated in all other games that were organized by children and they were more logical and fun games and I had new ideas of games in this fair. In our school our children participated in this fair and they kept a magnetic game.
I supported Isaiambalam children in preparing games and purchasing materials for the Udavi School fair. The children shared their ideas and created new games. We had only two days to prepare, so the children worked with full potential to make it happen in such a short time. During the preparation, they worked as a team and supported each other. I also learnt some new games at the fair, which were challenging and required logical thinking. Everyone enjoyed the fair and participated in almost all the games and puzzles. This experience taught me the importance of preplanning for every activity I undertake.
The school fair gave me an opportunity to mingle with children. Children from different schools came forward with interesting games. Every time I played a game, I appreciated the child for being creative. I even encouraged other children, who were participants just like me, to be at their full potential while playing the games. When I saw them feeling bad for not winning in a particular game, I talked to them and motivated them to be a little more concentrated when they go to the next game. I noticed the quality of happiness, equality and confidence within myself and people around me. I observed unity and joy among children and adults during the entire event.
In Udavi school Fair, children and teachers were worked together and created wonderful space for the children from other school to engage and participate in the thoughtful games. Children were created games like maze using hydraulic pressure, recreating the animals using shapes like different types of triangles, quadrilaterals etc. All the children were engaged in participating and showcase their creative ideas with other school children. In this event, every child was able to engage themselves through psychic, mental and physical being.
I enjoyed the fair games with the children. Children were creating many games. They were all united despite of distinct organizations. Children were at their full potential. I took part in many games. I won in button game. It involved a lot of concentration. I was given a handful of buttons, all mixed in colours. This game involved collecting buttons of same colour and putting them in separate bowls within the given amount of time. I felt that it was a good exercise for both my hands and my brain. I noticed that when I played this game, I gained more confidence and concentration.
It was really fun and entertaining to participate and play the games conducted by our school kids. I learnt how to compete to win each game, not in a single attempt but many trails. Children were really good in conducting games in disciplined and sportive manner. The children prepared game kits and crafts on their own, without anyone else’s help. That was one thing I admired about self-learning.
The school fair began with an exciting tug-of-war game, it was quite interesting to see everyone getting involved. Following that, students from other schools started organizing games in their stalls. These games tested both physical and mental abilities and were open to everyone â€“ kids, teachers, and others.
What stood out was that there were no prizes for the games, but everyone was still eager to join in. Children were helping each other out and arranging various games. I got a chance to be part of all the games, and it was quite interesting. The main thing I learned from this experience is that I shouldn’t just stick to what I already know. I should explore new opportunities and support others along the way.