Children have 5 workshop, 5 picnics, 15 field trips and 15 parties as part of the summer camp; Experience Flying Robotic Airplane
Hyderabad-A 45-day summer camp with a difference concluded with a gala cultural extravaganza today. The Smiles Summer Camp for children aged 3 to 19 years concluded today with the presentation of a colorful Dance and Music program at Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium, Saifabad, Hyderabad. The summer camp had children participating in 5 workshops, 5 picnics, 15 field trips and 15 parties plus the experience of flying a robotic airplane. About 170 children had attended the camp held at Smiles The Pre-School at Himayathnagar wherein they took part in innovative theme based learning activities, apart from the usual Dance, Music, Drawing, Art & Craft, etc. the Smiles Summer Camp also included Picnics, Workshops and shows for children informed Ms. Sangeetha Rajesh, Principal of Smiles The Pre-School, the organizers of the summer camp.
The valedictory of the summer camp saw different styles of dance and music performances, and display of Gymnastics by the children. Smiles Divas, traditional fashion show got both the children and the parents excited alike in a traditional fashion show held on the occasion with children attired in traditional dress walking the ramp. The kids not only donned the traditional attire but also gave a brief description of that they wore viz., Pochampally saree, Banarasi Saree, Silk saree, etc. Cuckoo’s Voice, a music presentation by tiny tots has them singing and jumping with joy on the music. Beach Dance, a cute dance presentation had tiny tots dressed in beachwear donning goggles dancing away happily. Tiny tots performed Ranbir Raja’s naach, a street dance by the boys on the song ‘Tai Tai Phiss’ picturised on Ranbir Kapoor.
Kids presented a heart throbbing gymnastics performance and did karate stunts. Teen girls of the summer camp performed a medley dance followed by Kids doing dance on a variety of songs and dances. The program concluded with the National anthem. Certificates of participation were given to all children who attended the camp. About 350 people including parents and family members of the children attended the program.
The camp was held under the supervision of Ms. Sangeetha Rajesh who has over 10 years of experience in pre-school industry as a teacher, curriculum designer, trainer and consultant. Sangeetha is an ISB Graduate under Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Certificate Program, a global initiative of the New York’s Goldman Sachs to provide business and management education to the under-served women. She also trains children who have learning problems like Dyslexia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), etc. Children who are rejected by schools for such problems find a supportive teacher who accepts and grooms them in Ms. Sangeetha Rajesh.
The 45-day camp held from April 13th offered a period of learning, creativity and fun for the young participants. During the summer camp the 170 children were divided into four groups of ages 3-6 years, 6-9 years, 9-13 years and 13-20 years. The four groups had a unique experience attending 15 parties, five workshops, five picnics and 15 field trips. During the camp the kids were introduced to several disciplines such as Civil Engineering by visiting organizations that design and make building models; Aeronautics by visiting aero field near Chilkur, where children had the experience of flying a robotic airplane. Fifteen different types of Parties viz., Maths Party, Clay Party, Chef Party, Phonetic Party, etc. were organized as part of the summer camp.
The Smiles Summer Camp has always proved to be a hit among the kids and the parents. To exhibit the hidden talents of children, Smiles always makes sure of 100% participation of the kids in the final show, informed Ms. Sangeetha. The aim of organizing the camp was to offer children opportunities to sharpen their skills and bring out their inert talent through various activities. Camps such as these are useful to identify talent in kids and encourage them to excel, said Mr. Sangeetha.