‘Find your place on the Planet. Dig in and take responsibility from there’.
The Earth Day, an annual event held on April 22, was celebrated at DPS, Sector 84, Gurugram, as an ‘Environment Week’ from 16th April ’18 to 20th April ’18, simply with the aim of sensitizing the students about Environmental degradation. The idea was also to connect them to nature and implore them to get outdoors and experience their surroundings, to appreciate the beauty of nature and its importance, and to take forward the plea to protect the Earth that we share.
Students from Nursery to Grade VIII enjoyed numerous activities held for an entire week focusing on environmental issues. Nursery and K.G students were engaged in an array of activities like Making Earth lockets & Earth hangouts, Tearing & Pasting Activity on tree cutouts, making of paper bags as a takeaway, making a Grass crown, Germination of seed in earthen pots, Nature Walk and reflection in their art files, discussion on Pollution – land, air and water, paper crushed ball to show Earth, Story narration -ek chhota beej with props.
Students of Grade I made paper bags using old newspapers, magazine pages, etc. to make attractive bags of all shapes and sizes. The strings were made out of jute and coir and dry leaves and flowers were used for decoration. A Collage and Poster Making Activity done by Grade II and Grade IV students depicted various methods to save our environment. Grade II also very enthusiastically participated in planting saplings in the school premises with the belief that every tree/plant that grows will take us towards a greener and cleaner Earth. Grade III was engaged in making bird feeders of different sizes and shapes. It was an incredible way to get a closer look at birds. Grade IV had Interhouse Hindi Poem Recitation Competition. Students came up with original ideas and props and recited the poems with impressive voice modulation and expression. A Card Making Activity was conducted by Grade IV and V. They made very impressive handmade cards with eco-friendly decorative materials like hand