The XSEED Preschool, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore, celebrated a children’s carnival on Saturday, August 28th at their school premises. The carnival was primarily aimed at creating an awareness in the young minds the importance of going green. The preschool emphasizes appreciating and protecting the environment through the principles of the 3 R’s –Reduce, Recycle and Reuse. To put these into practice, the school has a vegetable garden, a vermicompost pit and a bird bath.
XSEED Preschool was formally inaugurated by Manjul Gupta, parent of the first student of the school followed by the lighting of the lamp by parents and Dr. Harini Nagendra, Senior Fellow, ATREE (Ashoka trust for Research in Ecology and Environment). The daycare and afterschool programs were also launched. Ramesh Sivaram of Forward 150 residents association federation of Bellandur and other community members also graced the occasion.
To reiterate ‘Go green’ message, the school is working with like minded organizations like ATREE, Living Tree, an NGO which sells products made by womens’ selfhelp groups, Lumiere, an organic restaurant, Scholastic Books and Cartridge World.
There were educational activities like segregating of waste into things that could be recycled, reused or reduced. Parents and children also made a collage on vermicompost process.
The other attractions of the carnival were pot making, pot painting, planting seeds and painting on easel boards. The visitors appreciated of the kitchen garden and the plants planted by the children of the school. The school plans to organize and participate in events like tree planting, blood donation camps and conduct waste segregation workshops.