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City schools ready for green fest

What: St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Calcutta, presents Ingenium 2014 in association with The Telegraph YOU

• Where: St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Calcutta

• When: July 4 and 5, 8am to 5pm

The stage is set for a green fest.

Around 300 students from 10 city schools will take part in a host of events themed on environment and nature during Ingenium 2014 in association with The Telegraph YOU, organised by the St. Xavier’s Collegiate School Nature Club.

The opening ceremony on Friday will feature a performance by the Junior School band, followed by dance, music, one-act play and spray painting competitions over two days.

Also lined up are events such as carrom, chess, photography, creative writing, quiz, debate, model-making and foosball.

“We are hosting 16 events this year and almost all of them are themed on nature. For the one-act play event, the topic is ‘Is green the only colour?’. In the spray-paint event, participants will be asked to work on the four elements of nature. As for the dance and music competitions, the teams are going to score extra if they keep nature as the theme,” said Anant Tantia of Class XII, the president of the St. Xavier’s Collegiate School Nature Club and Ingenium 2014.

Don Bosco, Park Circus; Loreto House; DPS-Ruby Park; MC Kejriwal Vidyapeeth, Liluah; MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School; Loreto Day School, Elliot Road; Loreto Convent School, Entally; The Heritage School; St. James’ School and Our Lady Queen of the Missions School, Salt Lake, have confirmed participation in the fest. From the host school, only the nature club members will take part.

Yashna Ginodia, a Class XII student of Loreto House, can’t wait for Friday to come.

“We are going to participate in all the events and will try to win as many as we can. Foosball is going to be interesting. We are also working hard for the music, dance and one-act play events. A fest such as this is a good opportunity to break out of our comfort zones and compete with students from other schools,” said Yashna.

Deepti Singh, a Class XII student of Our Lady Queen of the Missions School, Salt Lake, is eager to make a mark.

“We are participating in most of the events. Apart from being a fest, this is a general awareness programme and we are very excited about it.”