Author : Prabhu
Grade : All Grades
Subject : Others
To introduce children to the concept of a ‘thrift sale’ or a ‘rummage sale’, wherein people give away the things they no longer want, especially in order to collect money for an organization.
THRIFT/RUMMAGE SALE CARNIVAL TO RAISE MONEY FOR AN ORPHANAGE
THRIFT/RUMMAGE SALE CARNIVAL 2018 - Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility…” So suggested a great man of bygone times. At Rak’s we are engaged in building our students into towering characters – men and women who will win the world not only by their intellectual deportment, but more so by the veracity of their character, unmarred by the lure of the society.Keeping in lieu with the Life Skill topic for the month of October-Humility and Sacrifice, Raksters had resolved to raise money to donate to an orphanage. Giving out of our abundance is noble; but choosing to give out of whatever little we have is even nobler. The concept of a ‘thrift sale’ or a ‘rummage sale’, wherein people give away the things they no longer want, especially in order to collect money for an organization, was made known to the students. The items for the sale which could be donated were specified – books, stationary, accessories and toys, sports accessories, rackets, apart from the popular ‘fancy fete’ games stall. Students were also encouraged to bring in simple food, cooked with little or no help from their parents, as part of the fundraiser. Marketing managers, who would be responsible for different items were conscripted from different grades. It was ensured that students from all grades were a part of one team or the other for the thrift day. The teams went around all classes, marketing their wares for fifteen minutes, post lunch every day of the previous week.On the day of the sale, students, good – naturedly, went in for their regular classes for the first two hours. At the strike of the gong, the stalls were put up twinkling; the goods were laid out, the bill-books and the cashiers ready to make a killing! The students sold and shopped, bought and shared, won and lost (games stall) and throughout gave in their entire all in order to raise money for the orphanage. Needless to say, today was one of the most meaningful days for us.The soul is healed by being with children. By displaying such fervour and kindness, the simple and straight steps taken by our students have already shown us the giant leaps of humility and sacrifice interlaced in between..#thriftsaleproject #projectbasedlearning# #raksgradeschool #igcsecurriculum #21stcenturygradeschool