Engaging children: WWF-P to host summer camp

The camp will host students between classes one and six

Children create boats out of empty bottles. WWF Pakistan’s Green School programme organised a three-day summer camp at Arts Council on Tuesday, giving children an opportunity to learn with fun and develop interpersonal and leadership skills. PHOTO: AYSHA SALEEM/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Summer vacations are here and children have joined different summer camps to enjoy their holidays. WWF Pakistan's Green School programme, has set up a three-day summer camp at the Arts Council of Pakistan.

The summer camp is set up for children from classes one to class six to make new friends and learn new things. The camp will be attended by students from the Green School programme.

The summer camp is offering 20 activities that will focus on five learning areas. The themes are team building, art, recycling crafts, public speaking and public adventure activities. Different games are planned that will be played in teams to help develop interpersonal and leadership skills.

A special project has been planned for the children titled 'Recycling Crafts'. This project will teach the children how to give back to nature. Through acting, speeches and group performance activities, the Green School programme team aims to build confidence and train the students for facing crowds. The camp also offers physical development exercises.

WWF senior officer, Tooba Iqbal, said the children were really enjoying their time at the summer camp. She said different activities have been planned to ensure that the children enjoy their holidays and learn something as well.

The Green School programme is a national level campaign which engages students of all grade levels in structured environmental education. At present, the programme has more than 90 campuses and approximately 20,000 students. The summer camp, organised in collaboration with Prince Biscuits, will run till June 11.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 10th, 2015.

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