"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."
To usher a sane and sensible society and for augmenting this need, the management of St. Paul School conducted one day workshop on life skills for class IV students on 18 Aug 2018. The workshop commenced with a prayer song invoking the Lord's presence, followed by lighting of the lamp. School Principal Rev. Fr. Sebi Edattukaran, Rev. Fr. Shepherd School Counselor, Vice-Principals Rev. Fr. Peter and Ms. Rony Joy and Sr. Solly Thomas Section Incharge presided the inaugural session.
The workshop was conducted with the aim to build a strong foundation at a tender age. The areas forayed were responsibility, gratitude, time management, cleanliness, respect, etc.
Fr. Sebi in his message exhorted the students to imbibe the values taught to them and not let it wash away.
The workshop had 3 sessions of 45 minutes. The teaching-learning process took place in a non conventional manner. Stress was laid on making it activity based to showcase their understanding. Around 330 students enthusiastically participated in the workshop.
Master Alan Titus of class IV-B insisted that the efforts put in by the teachers would not go waste as he believed that even though all the things may not be incorporated but a few ideas will surely be included by the students in their life.
Ms. Jency Saini emphasized upon the importance of the workshop in expanding the understanding of mindfulness and how it can be used as a tool to develop self awareness and self management. Stress was laid on teaching the students through a creative approach on ways of accessing their thoughts, emotions and behaviour.
Rev. Fr. Shepherd in his address to the students emphasized upon the need of being truthful and not to lose innocence.
The programme culminated with Ms. Aruna Nagar delivering the words of gratitude.