The second day of Nurture Nature camp kick started at VOC park with the participation of 100 student campers and teachers representing 23 schools of the city. The traditional treat ‘Oyyil Aattam’ was performed by seven students from ELGI Matriculation HSS conveying a touching message to conserve the environment.
Vanitha Mohan- Managing Trustee of Siruthuli addressed the children and the students came forward in sharing their experience in attending the first day’s sessions as well. Post breakfast the gathering commuted to Noyyal Life Centre- Siruthuli to start with the day’s sessions.
The agenda for the day was ‘Health out of Waste’ and children were introduced to a green cover atmosphere and briefed about various merits of growing our own vegetables.
Chitra Krishnaswamy facilitated a session on “Home Composting practices through Kambhas” and explained in detail about the usage of these compost pots to the children. It was a pleasant experience to witness the curiosity of campers, who flooded with numerous questions.
Later, Shanthni Balu introduced her tiny planters to the kids, with interesting activities to learn the fun way. It was a refreshing and amazing experience for the children, as they walked through the greenery of the terrace garden and herbal/ vegetable garden. The students could understand how to handle plants as their eyes brightened to see the lush green vegetables and fruits hanging from the trees that induced them to make yummy fresh salads to their taste.
Post lunch, was an introduction about afforestation and the unique varieties of native species. It was a lively forest atmosphere for the children. The students and teachers sat together and came up with very interesting and colorful designs as imagination was let to run wild to showcase their creativity.
As the day was coming to a close they were trained to plant a seedlings in a pot, by Chitra Krishnaswamy and Siruthuli was abuzz with these little children expressing. A lot more of fun and learning to come in the week ahead with these amazing and lively kids.