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Online photography contest for students by La Martiniere for Boys

Children should not feel they are missing out on co-curricular or extracurricular activities: Principal
La Martiniere for Boys

Jhinuk Mazumdar   |   Calcutta   |   Published 08.05.20, 12:17 AM

La Martiniere for Boys has decided to start an online photography competition for students apart from holding classes online.

Students of Classes I-XII can send their entries on the topics “From my window” and “Quarantine diaries”. “Children should not feel they are missing out on co-curricular or extracurricular activities and hence we decided to take this initiative,” John Rafi, the principal, said.

The school will put up a notice regarding this on its website on Friday and students will get 10 days to send their entries. Winners will receive prizes, which the school will announce later.

“It is not about winning or losing; but we expect children to participate and learn and parents to help in the learning process,” Rafi said.

Psychologists believe it is important for children to be occupied in other activities apart from studies.

Children are unable to move out because of the lockdown; so, they get bored. “An engagement with a certain purpose will keep them more gainfully occupied,” a psychologist said.

“They will look for things inside the house or outside their window with a different perspective… it will make them think beyond textbooks. Some may also discuss with their parents or even among friends,” a teacher said.

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