Students from grade 1 to 12 made the best out of the waste they could find in their households. During the zero hour, all the students huddled in their classes to showcase their inner artist.
Grade 1 were given animal masks to make. We had orange, yellow, brown, and red sheets of papers flying across the classes. We had lions, tigers, and even Mickey Mouse.
Grades 2 and 3 used CDs to make decorative showpieces. We had boats, emoticons, and different hanging pieces that our artistic Grades 2 and 3 students made. They used stickers, glitter, and straws to better portray their ideas.
Grade 4 was simply given paper cups, and they came up with wild ideas. Walkie talkies, ear muffs, flowers, and even architectural structures.
Grades 5 to 7 were absolutely, ridiculously, mind-blowing. They were given the task of making pen stands. They used paper cups, popsicle sticks, paper flowers, newspapers, cardboard, plastic containers, balloons, toothpicks, quilling paper, wool, colored paper, stickers, and the list goes on! We had students paint spider-man and a snowman on their pen stands. We saw triangular, circular and even rotating pen stands.
Grades 8 and 9 were given the topic of making wall decorations. Colored lanterns, dream catchers, hanging houses, kites, and an ensemble of CDs with bangles, wool and/or feathers in it.
Grade 10 made paper bags with environmental messages. “Save the Earth” and ‘Say NO! to Plastic’ are some of the messages that the 10th graders propagated.
Grades 11 and 12 were given an excellent opportunity to showcase their fashion sense in terms of waste. There were some exquisite pieces of art that both the 11th and 12th graders showed. They used old jeans, ribbons, newspapers, plastic crowns, straws, plants, lights, tissues, aluminum foil pieces, cardboard, plastic, clothing bags, paper rolls, crayons, and the list just keeps on going. We had different themes, all ranging from a Pokemon to a ballerina to a medieval queen and to a shopaholic. The judges of the fashion show were beyond impressed.
All in all, it’s safe to say that the students of CMRNPS are extremely talented. The imagination, the creativity behind their work is mind-bending. In under an hour, the students finished and unleashed their inner artist. There will be more CCA activities that will unleash all of our inner creative geniuses.
– By Priyasha Sinha and Tarushi Thakur.