An art exhibition, showcasing different cultures of the world, was held at the Beaconhouse School System (BSS) Kindergarten Branch, Hali Road, Westridge-I, on Monday.
Principal Seemi Khawar told ‘The News said that the show was an annual event and teachers and students worked for three weeks to produce outstanding displays of cultures after carrying out research and making relevant materials by hand and dressing up children for their designated themes.
Parents were invited to witness displays made by students and teachers. They were overwhelmed to see their little kids sharing information regarding different cultures of the world with confidence.
The Kindergarten children presented the Mughal culture, in which they had presented Taj Mahal, thrones, artefacts, Mughal architecture motifs and ceramics. All students were attired in Mughal dresses complete with thrones and pearl jewellery.
The school library was transformed into Africa and its culture. The African symbols of cheetah and tiger were used to make different items in addition to wooden statues of animals, traditional furniture and collage of different animals on board. Students had also made colourful bangles and coasters on African themes.
Students also presented Greek civilisation in which they presented Greek coins and Greek symbols. Greek pottery and caricatures were also painted by students. Greek warriors and Greek Coliseum replica was made to provide information regarding the Greek culture. A big war boat was also made by students.
Another class of KG depicted Egyptian culture depicting mummies, pottery, symbols, face masks, marble pieces, weapons and jewellery. A student was dressed like Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen.
Students also depicted Chinese culture complete with dancing dragons, cuisine, screens, furniture and toys symbolic to China.
Students of the Class II presented Christianity in their class in which they depicted Halloween and Christmas. Another section of Class II presented Punjab culture in which a ‘Chaudhry’ was sitting on a charpoy along with his wife.
The ‘Colours of Basant’ were splattered in the classroom in which Punjab’s culinary delights — ‘Makai ki Roti,’ Sarson ka Saag’ and ‘Lassi’ were served to guests.
Students of the Class II presented Australia in which paintings of aboriginals (natives of Australia-Daens) were replicated. Students had used geometrical patterns to make paintings. Shanzel, their teacher, also wrote poetry on the aboriginal art. The children made T-shirts, jewellery and flutes that are used only by male tribe of Daens.
Students of the Class II showcased the cultures of Sindh, England, Saudi Arabia and Egypt replicating them with the minutest details.
The Indian culture was showcased with Warli Art, Rangoli, Elephant Festival and good luck Kathakali masks. The Class I also depicted Chinese, Egyptian, Sri Lankan, Japanese, British and Islamic cultures.
One of the parents, while talking to this scribe, said that her daughter was so excited to learn about the Japanese culture that since yesterday she’s bowing her head to say ‘hello’ to everyone. “It is a good activity for kids as they search the web and books to get information about different cultures of the world.
Their confidence level increases as they speak in front of so many parents and memorise their lines with so much fluency,” she said.