VISIT TO DEAF AND DUMB SCHOOL AND BLIND SCHOOL
As a part of the community outreach programme, the Pre-Primary students of Goldcrest High visited the Deaf and Dumb School. The aim of the visit was to make the young wards aware of the physically challenged amongst us and how they often have to manage without one or more of the five senses. The students were sensitized towards the needs of such people and what could be done to help them. They learnt how the deaf and blind use sign language to communicate and were introduced to 'Braille', the language that helps the blind to read.
Our pupils realised that though they were disadvantaged in some ways, the physically challenged are often very talented. For instance, with a little encouragement, the children with special needs can participate in activities such as singing, playing musical instruments, drawings etc. The children of the Deaf and Dumb school put up a simple yet meaningful drama for the children of Goldcrest High who were enthralled by the entire show. The whole experience was an eye opener to the young pupils. Goldcrest High plans to have continued interaction between the two schools with a view to benefiting the children of both institutions.
The Management of Goldcrest High lays strong emphasis on the students of the school interacting with the community at large and takes every opportunity to expose the children to the wider world.
As such the school was happy to use the opportunity presented by the Latur Festival held from 10 to 12 January 2011. To reach out to the community, Goldcrest High decided to go one step further, and play host to the winners of the Art Competition organised during the Latur Festival. Approximately 12000 students in 10 talukas of Latur participated in three different age categories on 7th January. There will be 3 winners from each group and taluka and the plan is that they will be given lunch and be involved in a joint project – possibly the creation of a large canvas/collage. A Charlie Chaplin movie at PVR is also on the cards.