Staff Reporter

Painting competition for children on the theme ‘Back to School’ conducted

Chennai: With summer camps and holidays slowly drawing to a close, ‘Back to School’ initiatives are hogging attention of city residents.

On Friday, Pelikan, a German brand dealing in school stationery, in association with Landmark Bookstores, conducted a painting competition for children on the theme ‘Back to School.’

Children in the 4-6 age group were given the task of colouring, while those between 7 and 11 years had to use their imagination to draw and paint on the theme.

K. Muthu of St. Thomas Matriculation School created a vivid image of his school - cars dropping students, children walking on the pathway, some playing in the playground, etc.

R. Harihara Prasad, a Class V student of D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School, on the other hand, put his imagination to recreate his school corridor. His work had jovial classmates exchanging a word or two, with a hanging potted plant and a bird resting on it adding colour to the school environs. “Most children are happy getting back to school. That’s why my art also has me in a cheerful mood,” said Prasad, his multi-coloured use of colour crayon pencils adding to it.

According to R. Edwin, marketing manager (south), Staimex International, around 35 children took part in the competition. “We have prizes for the winners as well as for the participants,” he said.