Life Skills Camp
There was excitement in the air as the students and staff geared up for the first ever four day Life Skills Camp organized at Welham Boys’ School. The Camp commenced on the 9th February and closed on the 12th evening. Undoubtedly, the two most thrilling and popular activities were Adventure and Dance. Activities like rappelling, zip- line, dangle-do, target jumping and river crossing helped students to overcome fear and experience the thrill of a challenge.
Three young enthusiastic instructors from the Shiamak Davar Troupe got everyone’s feet moving to Jazz, Jazz Funk and Hip Hop. Teachers too were seen swaying to Salsa.
The Music Workshop was conducted by Mr. Paulush Paul and Mr.Ondry Paul for classes III to IX. They sang rhythmic rhymes, fun songs, action songs and melodious country music. The School Choir learnt a soulful hymn.
The Folk Art Workshop focused on Patachitra from West Bengal and Madhubani from Bihar. The Patachitra artisans sang mellow stories which they had painted on scrolls in their traditional manner. The students learnt the history, the style and techniques of these art forms.
Students were made aware of common medical emergencies on the campus and were trained in the first aid response to them. In his modules on First Aid, the Doctor explained about head injuries, sprains, syncope, epistaxis and personal hygiene.
The Debating and Public Speaking Workshop was conducted by students of Delhi University who are actively involved in the debating circuit at the university and international level. Students voiced opinions on various topics and learnt about the various debating format.
Ms Harjit Lally conducted the Personal Grooming Workshop. In the course of her lectures Miss Lally talked about good posture, use of polite language and dining etiquette.
Edumedia (School Cinema) tried to touch three broad areas of life skills i.e. The Thinking skills, Social skills and Negotiation through movies, worksheets and personal interaction. The topics covered were Gratefulness, Goodness, Self Acceptance, Honesty, Being Content, and Gender Sensitivity.
The camp was a huge success. Time flew by as the students acquired skills and lessons of life in a fun filled and carefree ambience. We hope to make this an annual event.