The Primary celebrates 100th day of school of this year
The Primary School waited in eager anticipation as the 20th of June dawned. It was to be a day of surprises for the children as they found out that they would be celebrating the hundredth day of school that day. There was great excitement in the air as a hundred balloons were released, and we crossed over to the Auditorium to begin our program.
Six groups were formed with children from every class in each group and many games were played in these groups. Our first activity for the day was a hundred seconds of silence. After a hearty cheer at the end of the countdown, the games began. First up were the Grade Three students who had to count out hundred green gram seeds. With five children to each group, it proved to be quite a difficult task. But the rousing cheers of their teammates enabled them to complete it.
Next to be called on stage were ten Grade Fives from each group. They had to write down, in a hundred seconds, as many names of countries, cities and places as they could. As the countdown progressed, the children wrote furiously, loudly encouraged by their friends.
After this came the Grade Twos. Five children from each group were given the task of pasting a hundred paper flowers on a Bristol board. As their flower baskets became fuller and more colourful by the minute, the enthusiasm of their teammates seemed unquenchable. After a rather long and tiring game, with a song in between to save the voices (and eardrums!) of the onlookers, the baskets were complete.
A sweet challenge was next on the cards for the students of Grade One. Ten children from each group were called up on stage and asked to count a hundred sweets into a bucket. With much fun, confusion and laughter, they completed their task.
Finally, five Grade Fours from each group were asked to string paper flowers and pieces of straw into a garland. As the game slowly progressed, the rest of the school serenaded the competitors with songs they had learnt in school. At the end of the competition, the third group was proclaimed the winners, and after another hundred seconds of “pin-drop silence”, everybody trooped outdoors for the final activity of the day.
Each group had to make a paper chain with a hundred links, and it truly was a joy to see children, from the ages of five to ten, step up to the plate and do their best for the team. After many entertaining antics from both students and teachers alike, the milestone of a hundred links was finally reached, and we all returned to Framjee, very tired and very happy.