Kids at Taarana school for children with special needs usually have a fun, noisy celebration for Children’s Day each year as the kids run around playing games in the garden, musical chairs with their friends and doing other physical activities outdoors. But this year, in the face of an ongoing pandemic, Children’s Day was a much quieter celebration.
The children were divided into smaller groups and encouraged to take part in activities such as cognitive games, drawing, coloring, creating simple crafts and indoor games.
“We ensured that the children and teachers practiced all safety guidelines and followed the standard operating procedures which included wearing masks at all times, sanitising their hands regularly, and maintaining social distancing throughout the activities,” explains principal Jasmine Manuel.
The children had their lessons in the morning until 10 am after which they were guided through the activities taking turns to draw, colour and play a simple game with cups and straws.
RYTHM Foundation also joined in the celebration by gifting the 32 kids with school bags to commemorate the day.