New & Noteworthy
Every year the Surajkund crafts mela is organised in a small town called Surajkund in Haryana. It is a unique opportunity for the talented artists, weavers, painters, sculptors and craftsmen from different regions of India, to display their skill and sell their ware in the fair ground. Artisans are seen working on site along with performances of music and dance. This year the theme state was Andhra Pradesh.
We took the senior school students to the mela on Friday, 11th February, giving them an opportunity for hands on learning in Economics, Business, Art and Design Technology. As per the course requirements of IGCSE and IBDP, students are expected to learn indigenous techniques. This they were able to do, having seen the artisans at work. Students researched aspects of Art and Design and carried out relevant exploration of materials and processes. These will now be developed in the classroom to create a cohesive tangible outcome. Through interactions with vendors at the fair, students Economics students learnt the application of Economics concepts of demand and supply. Business students looked at pricing of products and factors of production in three sectors of business- Primary, Secondary, Tertiary.
The day ended with some time to soak in the atmosphere and of course, shop!