‘Tribes’ rule campus, for a day
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The campus of Trivandrum International School here was converted into a fantasy tribal land on Thursday. [...]
The Tribal Carnival organised at the school on Thursday saw students attiring themselves in tribal costumes, complete with headgears, spears and face tattoos. The event marked the conclusion of the ‘Project Tribes’ undertaken by junior and middle school students of the school. […]
“Around 200 students from Classes 2 to 8 participated in the project. They were encouraged to collect information on the tribal groups from books, videos and the internet. They then made power point presentations and prepared charts based on this information,” said V. Krishnapriya, teacher. The project helped the students learn about the customs, language, food, history, art and music of the tribes, she added.
The students also conducted field visits to tribal settlements in Marayoor and Chathencode near Bonacaud. “At Marayoor we met tribal people from the Pulaya community. It was a fascinating experience. We were amazed by many aspects of their life. For example, they too use solar panels for electricity,” said Gitanjali Krishna, a Class 7 student of the school.
The students also brought back some traditional artefacts, herbs and plants which they used to decorate the huts. The highlight of the programme was the tribal dance and music festival. [...]
Source: The Hindu 5 November 2010 Kerala / Thiruvananthapuram News : ‘Tribes’ rule campus, for a day
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