“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Celebrated on September 27, World Tourism Day aims at raising awareness on the role of tourism among communities around the world and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political, economic values worldwide.
CPSGS celebrated the transformative and creative power of the Tourism with great enthusiasm and gusto. Learners from Grade 3 to Grade 8 were a part of this vibrant celebration. The learners were divided into groups and worked with great team spirit representing 5 beautiful countries namely France, Egypt, Russia, England and Italy. The students put their best foot forward with the aim of showing different cultures of the world.
The learners explained about the famous food and architectural monuments, cuisine, music and festivals using several colourful charts, flash cards& models.
The Egyptian block looked mystical with the marvelous model of the Pyramid and the various projects on display about the sphinx, desert life and the Pharaohs. There was a band performing Egyptian music and a corner devoted specifically for the Egyptian folk dance performance. The highlight of the block was the ‘Mummy’ in the Egyptian Coffin.
Italy is trulya must visit country and one of the most travelled destinations in Europe. The Italy block was set-up gorgeously with the Roman Colosseum serving as the center of attraction. There were presentations of the various dance forms. There were charts on wildlife, weather and climate, economy and festivals. Italian cuisine was on display and one could taste the scrumptious meals.
France is a country rich in history and culture.France is enjoyed and well-known for its cuisine. The French block had the stunning model of the Eiffel tower displayed in full splendor. The Ratatouille, a classic French dish was served to the people visiting this block. France would be incomplete without the mention of the ‘Louvre Museum’ and the famous Mona Lisa painting, models of both were exhibited.
England the land of hope and glory was the next block. The model of the ‘London Bridge’ stole the show at this block. Magnificent castles and models on housing and transportation were on display. Festivals like Christmas were spoken about. Describing England without Shakespeare is just impossible and so the famous Shakespeare’s globe was spoken about as well.
Russia the largest country in the world was very well represented by the Russia block. Models of the renowned ‘Saint Basil’s Cathedral’ were on display. Charts were put up to explain the culture, economy and landmarks of Russia. Some learners came dressed up as Maria Sharapova & Leo Tolstoy.
Students at CPSGS Anna Nagar had a lot to take back from this event – A lot of learning and certainly a lot of fun too. The leaners truly went ‘Around the World’ on this World Tourism Day!