Sunday, June 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India
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School summer camp ends
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, June 10 — Hollihock Nursery School here organised a summer school for tiny tots of the city. About 50 students from various schools of the city participated in it.

The summer school, which was a 20-day package, concluded with an exciting pool party. During the camp, children were taught to make things likepaper-plate puppets, newspaper trees, match box clock, drawing, music, dancing, cutting and pasting shapes, cotton-reel animals and various masks.

The camp was divided into two age groups — for kids between two and a half to four years and for children between five to eight. The children learnt to make photoframes with ice-cream sticks and thumb-painting according to their mental aptitude.

Children also learnt to make cotton-reel animals, masks. Outstation children also attended the summer school.

Rhea Kanwar, a U.K.G. student, said, “It was nice. I learnt dance, thumb-painting. I also made paper-dolls.” Seerat, another child from Sacred Heart, remarked, “today’s pool party was the best. I learnt swimming.” Viren, a K.V.M. student, said that he used to get bored during holidays but this camp had really entertained him.


Students return from trip
Tribune News Service

LUDHIANA, June 10 — As many as 53 students (36 boys and 17 girls) and three teachers of Guru Nanak Public School, here, undertook an adventurous trip to Chakrata and Devban from May 28 to June 2 in the hills of Uttar Pradesh.

The students participated in para-sailing and kayaking at Dak-Pathar. From Chakrata they trekked to Devban to a height of 11,000 feet. At Devban the students participated in rock climbing, tent pitching and archery. There was also a cooking competition between the boys and the girls. The students also enjoyed the cool climate of Mussoorie for two days and they returned to Ludhiana on June 2.

The adventurous sports were organised by Alfresco Sports, Chandigarh, under the guidance of Brigadier Khullar.


Summer camp at school
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, June 10 — A summer camp in sports is being organised in Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar. It is the second time that the school has organised a summer camp for the students. The camp started on June 2. 154 students from fifth to 12th classes are participating in it.

According to Mr Ashok Setia, director of the school, coaches have come from the National Institute of Sports to impart training. The students are learning several games like football, basketball, volleyball, kho-kho and Kabaddi. 44 teachers stay along with the students in the school premises in the camp.

The day starts with yoga classes in the morning at 4.30. The coaches for yoga come from Vishva Yoga Sanstha and the class continues for full hour.

The students also took time out and visited Anandpur Sahib and Naina Devi during the camp.

A separate workshop is also in progress. The workshop comprises activities like painting, craft, cooking, dance, music and computers. About 600 students are participating in this workshop. The workshop will conclude with an exhibition on June 15. In the exhibition, the items made by the students during the workshop will be displayed.

Sandeep, a student participating in the camp, says, “this camp has helped us to learn many new things and we have come across many new things.”

Another student says, “This is the camp which has developed a lot of confidence among the students. This is my first experience when I have stayed away from my parents.”

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