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Fantastic fabric: Students of Mahatma Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School participating in the ‘Clothes Day’ celebrations in Madurai on Friday.
Fantastic fabric: Students of Mahatma Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School participating in the ‘Clothes Day’ celebrations in Madurai on Friday.

S.S. Kavitha

‘Clothes Day’ organised as part of ‘International School Award’ programme in city school

MADURAI: The auditorium of Mahatma Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, K.K. Nagar, was bubbling with enthusiasm as representatives of all the States and countries around the world had come to the institution. Thanks to the ‘Clothes Day’ organised on Friday for the benefit of students of Standard I and II.

Children who had dressed up in traditional attire gave a brief introduction about the State, its capital, its traditional dress and language. A few like K. Devi Meenakshi, who began her introduction with a simple question, “Can you identify me, I am the paradise on earth?” was too quick to give the answer herself as Jammu and Kashmir.

Briefing about the programme, Rebecca Sam, co-ordinator, said that the school had organised the day as part of the ‘International School Award’ programme. “It is an attempt to teach children beyond the classroom as part of practical and activity-oriented learning,” she said and added that the day had helped the parents work with their wards.

Students of I Standard represented the Indian States and those from II Standard countries of the world. In addition to all details, senior students gave an introduction of the climatic conditions of the countries and their dressing styles that were related to climatic conditions.

A few students designed their own T-shirts with fabric painting and a few tried their hands at sequencing work with the ‘jammikis.’

“The unique aspect of the event was that students could wear T-shirts that were decorated by their own nimble hands,” Ms. Rebecca Sam said.

The other events organised as part of the Clothes Day included a quiz competition, doll-dressing activity, display of different types of clothes and a brief history of man-made and natural fabrics.

As many as 460 students of the school participated in the activities.

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