B. Madhu Gopal
School organises magic programme for children
VISAKHAPATNAM: A magician pulls out glowing LED bulbs from a small board, one after the other, and pops them into his mouth as though they were peppermint. He chews them for a few seconds, then takes out a string and puts it into his mouth and a little later he slowly pulls out the string.
And, lo behold! The glowing blue bulbs come out attached to the string. When this can make adults curious, can children be left behind? They watched in astonishment as magician B.S. Reddy performed at a show organised by Keystone Concept School at Santhipuram.
The magician held sway over the children for about an hour with his tricks. The joy was evident on their faces as they clapped as he pulled out flowers, bouquets and pigeon out of an empty paper funnel and an empty piece of cloth. Their joy doubled as Mr. Reddy asked them: “Do you want to see magic or learn it?” Many shot up their hands opting for the latter choice. He asked one or two children to come to him but about half-a-dozen rushed forward as every one wanted to perform the items on their own.
A boy was awestruck as the magician put a glowing LED bulb into his mouth and pulled it out of his stomach. His eyes widened in disbelief as he walked back to his seat. Other children clapped in ecstasy.
Ventriloquist Srinivas Pandit caught the attention of the tiny tots with his Donald Duck. The kindergarten children boldly walked up to him and vied with one another to have a word with the duck.
School correspondent Uday Kumar Dola said that weeklong activities have been planned as part of the Children’s Day celebrations. There would be no teaching of class books during the week.