Patna, Sept. 25: Joseph’s Montessori School organised its first event, a fancy dress show, ahead of Durga Puja today.
Children aged between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half years arrived on the school premises dressed as Ram, Sita, Durga and Mahishasur.
Pre-nursery student Arayan, who came dressed as Narad, melted hearts of everybody present. Completely in character, the two-and-a-half-year-old kept chanting “Narayan Narayan”.
Applauding the efforts of the tiny tots, school principal Seema Joseph said: “It’s the effort put in by the children that needs to be appreciated. The best thing about today’s show was the confidence of the students on the stage. It was there for every one to see.”
Joseph said the school not only aims to provide quality education to the students but also ensure all-round development of the students from a tender age. With these ideas in mind, Joseph’s Montessori School organises dance and karate classes for the tiny tots.
The students were also very excited to be a part of the event. Family members who accompanied the students also glowed with pride as they saw their children perform on the stage.
Students Kangana and Aatit came dressed as Durga and Ram respectively. Classmate Aryan Kumar wore a mask of Hanuman.
Rosan Verma of pre-nursery, who came dressed as Lakshman, was busy reciting rhymes. His proud grandfather, Vijay Verma, said: “I am happy that I placed my trust in this new school and enrolled my grandson here. He is extremely well-behaved and has learnt a lot after joining the school.”
Managing committee member of the school Sachin Joseph, who anchored the event, said: “Parents should not forget to take out at least 10 minutes of their time daily to know and interact with their child. They should try to know what the child has learnt at school. It would not only encourage the child but also establish a link between the school and the parents, which is extremely important.”
He added: “Children at this age should be taught in such a way that they can learn as they play. For instance, we teach the students to count as they jump.”
School director Vandana Singh was also present at the event. She said: “We ensure that children learn table manners. We also stress on phonetics. This is a time in their lives when they learn most of the things. It should be seen that whatever they are taught is accurate.”