THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kids at times turn good teachers for grown ups. This Independence day, the children of Rainbows Montessori have a green lesson in store for the city’s residents. They are making eco-friendly flags in their young fight to tackle the plastic menace which is riddling the city and the state. And according to teachers, they are making the flags on their own.
During the afternoons, the children are busy with the flags, painting them with tri-colours and the Ashok Chakra. They then stick them on tiny bamboo sticks to let the flags flutter.
The children use cloth and paper to make their flags, all created in their unique styles. “We h eld discussions with parents to choose a different way to celebrate the Independence day programme. We were convinced with the idea of making eco-friendly flags. So we provided our students with materials, paints and brushes and taught them how to make them,” said Rejini Netto, Director of the school.
Since the activity is entertaining, the children make the flags during their interval time. The flag-making is not just a paint-brush-glue activity for these kids.
They may surprise you when quizzed on their knowledge about the national flag regarding its significance and why the colours are placed in a specific order.
Children from pre-school to standard four are involved in the activity. On Independence day, they have a skit and dance programme related to the freedom of nation.