Saturday, 2 April 2016

Zoo Park Model

It's a known fact that children love nature. They love nature full of green trees, colourful and fragrant flowers, singing birds and wandering animals all around. But children have no safe access to any wild jungle. They have only one choice to enjoy it a little bit by visiting some zoo park, that's also once a while when they get summer vacations. 

Their interest motivate them to create a model where they can dream of having all that natural grandeur.  Afrin and her youngerbrother Musharaf are not different from other children who love the nature to its fullest extent.

For the science fare at their school they planned to create a model for zoo. But it's a costly affair. But will-power showed a path to reduce the cost. They collected a few hundred ice-cream sticks,  thermocoal from packing material and colours to start their model.

They explain the procedure for creating this beautiful model of zoo hereunder.
" 1) We have collected about 400 ice-cream sticks
2) We have made the rectangular base by placing sticks side by side and one above the other in 12 layers by sticking them together with glue.
3) Above the base we raised a boundary wall on four sides and partition walls with sticks by piling and gluing them one above the other.
4) Likewise we have created 10 chambers for housing different kinds of plastic animals.

5) To make a little bit natural  we have put a thin layer of sand as the substratum for the tiny animals.
6) Created mini trees out of thermocoal and placed them along the pathways and in front.
7) We have prepared and placed 2 boards on either side of the entrance displaying  "WELCOME" and "VISIT AGAIN".
8) We have made and placed "NATIONAL ZOO PARK" arch over the entrance",

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Farmer, the Backbone of the World

We live in such a place that every family is either a farming family or the one with relatives engaged in farming activities. So naturally every child here is an observer of farming and its leader, the farmer. Children know the condition of farmers around them. They know how they get benefited from farmers. This all we can understand from a little poem written and a picture drawn by Keerthi,  9th class. The attitude she shows towards the farmer is heart-rending.

She writes that the farmer is one who has patience both to do hard work and also to bear losses due to indecisive prices, unknown and unpredicted disasters. But we all survive only because of these qualities possessed by the farmer. Thanks to her genuine perception! 

Wherever the fields
You are there my dear farmer!
Wherever you have stood
There has been a world full of food
You do hard work to make us grow
And to keep us healthy
You are the symbol of patience
You are the backbone of the World's  nations
You are the donor whatever be the price
You are the loser whenever the disaster strikes

Wednesday, 30 March 2016


The day on which the English Learners Association was inaugurated some students expressed their opinion to have a logo for the Association.  No sooner had they expressed than Mr. Mohith, a 9th class student, promised to make a logo for the purpose. Within a week period of time he has sent this logo. After doing some slight modifications it has been adapted forthwith. 

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Wall Frames

It's common that most of the children enjoy eating ice-cream. But K. Sandhya, 8th Standard student, enjoys creating wall frames and other crafts from left over ice-cream sticks, scrap paper, etc.

She collected several such sticks and turned them into beautiful frames. Her experimental creativity got a fillip one day. One fine morning she enjoyed making hanging wall frames to decorate her drawing room. In the process she took 4 ice cream sticks and arranged them into a square. She had taken another stick and pasted it a little bit above the first one (that's placed the stick on both sides). She placed some more sticks slightly above and higher than the former ones (on both the sides). She covered the empty spaces with some more sticks. A single stick is placed in the middle of the frame.

After this she had turned the set up around  and pasted the vertical sticks first and later the horizontal sticks together (into the square). She had left a gap in the frame to insert or change photos. Finally she coloured, pasted with a few bits of scrap paper and  decorated with beads to give extra attractive look to the frame. 

The wall frame was ready.  Then she had tied a thread on both the ends of the frame and hanged it down from the wall. Likewise she has made a few frames to decorate the wall around with beautiful  flower pictures, inserted within.

Monday, 28 March 2016


One of my old students has sent me a poem written a few years back by him about the protection of nature. He has personified the cloud to make a complaint against the destructive nature of human being.  The floating clean cloud becomes acidified due to release of toxic gases into the atmosphere and also due to cutting down of trees, which otherwise might have purified water vapour in the air. The acid rain from the cloud will inturn harm the human beings and other living creatures.


Oh! you a little human
Me the cloud floating in the sky
I'm telling the pathetic plight of mine
I'm giving you rain, you are giving me pain
I'm growing forests, but you are cutting them off
Oh! you little human
I'm giving you water, but you are giving me acid
You are destroying nature, your mother earth!
You are killing your dear colleagues
When will you change?
Oh! you little human
why are you doing this?
This is your day
Tomorrow is mine
Oh! you little human change your mind
By Venkat Kashyap Varma (IX B section 2013-14)
dedicated to my mother, mother nature and mother land.....

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Swetha's Budding Creativity

A few years back it happened to me to visit Mr. Premdas who is my colleague and friend. He showed some of the beautiful drawings,  paintings and crafts done by his two daughters. Till then I hadn't known of their creativity. They get a lot of guidance from her dad who is also an artist. Her mother Mrs. Sajitha too is encouraging.  The younger daughter, Swetha who is now studying 6th class, never feels leisure either at school or at home. Whenever she gets free time she thinks of doing something creative. Her dad has now sent me some images depicting her budding talent. 

My Dear Friends!

Whenever a child comes across a friend it forgets even her parents. Indeed friends are so dear to children.  But sometimes they form their opinions towards their friends too. Likewise  P.J. Pooja Sri who is studying 8th class expresses her perception about some friends who bullies and hurts others just for the sake of fun.  She says that friends shoud be generous enough to soothe even the paining hearts. She has a brother named PJ Harish. Her parents are Smt J Gayathri & Sri PM Jayakumar.


Don't make your friends so sad
By acting yourself so bad
It may be a simple fun for you
But it's a hell for the one at you
Don't pierce through anyone's heart
Instead soothe it through your generous act
Hearts are more sensible than flowers
Friends should be there as protective covers
Friends are not expected to trouble
That intensifies the pain to double
As the protective covers are torne
The unexpected horrible pain can't be borne
Always do good to friends if you can
No problem even if you can  do none
Don't make your friends so sad
By acting yourself so bad