The Telegraph
Monday , May 5 , 2014
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Tomato treat & splash time for children

- Schools plan variety of events at summer camps for students to acquire knowledge

This year, schools in Patna have lined up interesting themes for summer camps.

Apart from providing a welcome break from the daily grind of academics, these events would give an opportunity to kids to learn the values of team spirit and bonhomie.

Montessori School has tried to introduce a western concept — Spain’s famed La Tomatino festival. It has organised a six-day camp. The young ones threw tomatoes at each other giggling and laughing. The school has also planned to offer rain dance and cooking events.

School secretary Suraj Sinha said: “In the cooking classes, kids would be taught how to prepare cool summer drinks like watermelon juice. They would also learn to make momos. Experts from Shillong (where the dish is very famous) would provide the training to them.” The camp would conclude on May 7.

Litera Valley School is offering athletics at their summer camp. Apart from these, students would be able to enjoy sports like basketball, cricket, football and others during the camp. The camp would start on May 12 and continue till May 23.

St Dominic Savio’s High School has also organised a summer camp. It is scheduled to start from May 19 and end on May 25. However, the biggest attraction for them would be a magic show. School principal Glenda Galstaun said: “Anyone aged six and above and studying in classes I to XII would be able to take part. Swimming would be organised. Excursions to water parks, and art and craft competitions would be organised.”

Kids of Patna Central School would be able to have swimming lessons. The school has organised horse riding, antakshari, movie shows, yoga and other activities for children. The vice-principal of the school, O.P. Singh, said: “The camp would start from May 20 and continue till May 27.” Deepanjali Singh of Class III, who studies at Patna Central School, said: “I am looking forward to swimming.”

Radiant International School, too, has organised a summer camp from May 19 to May 28, where the young ones would learn German. Sketching, cooking (sandwiches, lemonade), soft toy making, ceramic painting, karate, skit and other arts would be the other attractions. The school has organised the camp for its students of classes I to VI only.

Manas Gandhi of Class III, studying at Radiant International School, said: “I love arts and crafts and would be going for the summer camp to take part in such events.”