Kangaroo Kids, Kandivali (E) preschool, among the most renowned suburban preschools in Mumbai suburbs for imparting age-appropriate, unique and exemplary research-based preschool education, set precedent once again by demonstrating concepts like garbage recycling and garbage sorting to its kindergarteners.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India., April 12, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Kangaroo Kids, Kandivali (E) preschool, among the most renowned suburban preschools in Mumbai suburbs for imparting age-appropriate, unique and exemplary research-based preschool education, set precedent once again by demonstrating concepts like garbage recycling and garbage sorting to its kindergarteners. The preschool celebrated “Earth Day” and “Keep your city clean day” with its students aged 2 to 5, over a period of two days from 8th to 9th April, with an objective to educate and evolve environmental conscientiousness among the city’s youngest citizens.
Kusum Kanwar, an eminent K-12 educationist and edupreneur who is the Director of Kangaroo Kids Kandivali (E), said, “The importance of environmental education cannot be stressed enough. If we want a change to happen, we need to tap them early on; the earlier we instil such concepts and habits in young minds the sooner we will get to transforming societies, communities, nation and the world in itself. Hence, each student is an important crusader of this important mission of saving the earth; we believe they are our ‘Earth Ambassadors’. Basis parent feedback, we are delighted to see how well they took to the concept.”
On day one, students, who were asked to come dressed up in old clothes, - in-line with the importance of 'recycling’, underlying the need to repeat clothes and NOT BUY new clothes for every occasion. The children were taught the importance of keeping the environment clean and to distinguish between different forms of garbage. They were provided with plastic gloves and some garbage like half eaten fruits, fruits peels, some plastic bottles, used cans, paper waste will be kept in a tub. The students were given two tubs - one green and one brown and were taught to sort the garbage into that that can be used for making compost and the one that could not be used.
On Day two, recycling of garbage was introduced to the children through four activities comprising introduction of recycling as a concept and brainstorming various ways to do so at home, making shopping bags and gift wrapping papers with old newspapers, sorting of objects by students understanding of what could be recycled and lastly, explaining how glass and sand are derived from earth. The students’ parents along with the teachers also took a pledge to keep their surrounding areas clean and contribute to the environment in the best way possible. The event was hugely successful and apart from the kindergarteners even the vicinity of the preschool was made aware of the importance of observing cleanliness and garbage sorting by students with the teachers rallying outside the premises and displaying an art wall depicting need for change. Children were also made aware by distribution of pamphlets on used printed paper.
Suneet Manjavkar, father of Parent of Sajari Manjavkar, from Nursery and a water consultant working towards rejuvenating water with the government as well as private sectors, said, "The most difficult part of my job is communicating the idea to various committees and governments but the way Kangaroo Kids, Kandivali, articulated the message is fantastic and it will have a lasting impact on these children”.