INNOVATUS

Young Spring Daleans turn trash to treasure
Urge masses to cut down litter by making ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ a habit
 
AMRITSAR
 
The students of classes I and II on Saturday offered a simple solution to the masses struggling to find answers to garbage mismanagement—turn your trash into treasure, make ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ a habit. Through an exhibition titled INNOVATUS, they also showed them how to do so.
 
The occasion was a parent-teacher meet organized by the school to discuss the academic prowess of the students. Employing waste materials, the students also gave the message of the need to conserve ecology. Besides this, the event also stressed the need for consuming healthy food by putting up a cookery corner where healthy snacks were prepared and disbursed among the staff, students and their parents.
 
Apart from this, the event also had a corner where pottery items prepared by students were put on display. “The entire junior wing of the school was turned into a wonderland with the help of artifacts prepared by the students and their teachers,” said Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School.
 
Amongst the outstanding sculptures created by students from recycled materials, was a huge dragon flanked by a host of smaller puppet dragons, all created from waste materials, which remained a centre of attraction for parents and students. “This dragon was a part of the annual theatre festival of the junior section and had been placed in the exhibition as it proved to be a great hit with the students,” Mr Sharma said.   
 
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, said that it was a real treat to see chandeliers made of glasses hanging from the walls, besides other artifacts created by the students from waste materials. She maintained that this was in fact the best means of reducing litter, which would ultimately end up on the roads.
 
“The way the staff and students had worked to create something valuable from waste materials was not just intriguing but also awe-inspiring,” said Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Director and Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society. He added that event aimed at sensitizing the masses about the need to be frugal not just in terms of finances, but also to curb wastage of other resources and be sensitive towards nature to sustain the ecosystem.
 
  
 
 
Spring Dale Senior School