Kidzee Nadesar is an award winning pre-primary school in India’s North Zone. It started with its first learner in 2007 and has grown to a community of over 3000 members today. It is best known for its student-centred curriculum and activity-oriented approach towards learning.
Kenzen School is an alternative education primary school that aims to create a culture of teaching that equips learners to understand their interests, explore their own potential and add value to their society.
On 14th December, National Energy Conservation Day, the learners of both schools came together to share their expressions for saving planet Earth. The event took place at Rudraksha Convention Centre and was graced by Professor Akhilesh Raghubanshi (from the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development at BHU) and Ritika Sareen (Secretary, Kidzee Nadesar and Kenzen School). Through dances, the children took the audience on an expedition of the sky, jungle, oceans and mountains – reminding us all about the glory and beauty of our planet.
In their hopes for saving their planet, they also did skits and musicals that depicted ways in which most of us have turned a blind eye to the negative affects of consumerism and capitalism on the environment. They also shared their own version of the United Nations – one where children are involved in the decision-making for their own future, and a world where adults listen to children and their dreams.
Their powerful yet innocent expressions lead to an impact that our city has not seen so far – a hall full of people from different ages and identities raising their hands in unison in a pledge to do their best to protect our future.
ALIENS LAND ON EARTH
Our learners invited aliens from spaces to visit our planet, Earth. They told the aliens about our blue oceans, green trees, friendly animals and the limitless blue sky that ties us together. And the aliens agreed to visit Earth immediately!
A DANCE WITH STARS
Our learners did a little dance among the stars to welcome the aliens to Earth.
A DANCE WITH ALIENS
The aliens were so happy about being on The Blue Planet that they did a little dance with the monkeys too!
MEET THE ELEMENTS OF EARTH
After grand entrances and parties with the aliens, our learner started their expedition of Earth. Their first stop was the elements of Earth – water, soil, air and fire - who came together to remind us of their power and grace.
A WALK IN THE FOREST
The next stop of the expedition was the jungle to meet our great lions!
A FLIGHT WITH BIRDS
Then our learners went on a flight up the blue sky to dance with our colourful birds.
AN AFTERNOON IN THE GARDEN
After their little adventures, our learners decided to rest and spend some time in a valley full of flowers.
A VISIT TO THE BEEHIVE
Our learners spotted their favourite little insects in the valley and decided to buzz with them!
A CLIMB UP OUR MIGHTY MOUNTAINS
Our learners love playing in the snow and swimming in water. They say it is truly the best feeling in the world. They think it's because 70% of their body is water, so they feel like they belong there. So it was no surprise that they decided to climb up our mighty mountains!
A DANCE OF INNOCENCE
After a long climb, the learners decided to take a break and do a little dance with their little friends.
A SKIT FOR SAVING TREES
Our learners also wanted to show us what some other and more selfish humans are doing to fulfill their own needs and desires without listening to nature. They took us to a beautiful forest and asked for our help in saving the beautiful trees from these selfish humans.
A DANCE TO CELEBRATE OUR FORESTS
Then our learners did a little dance to celebrate afforestation!
A MUSICAL ABOUT AFFORESTATION
They also shared this musical about the importance of planting trees and made us pledge to take care of at least one tree every year.
A REMINDER OF HUMANITY
Our learners shared their pleas for us to save planet Earth though a performance about rising above our greed and spreading peace.
A DEMONSTRATION TO CHOOSE PEACE OVER WAR
They also did a taekwondo performance with the message of stopping wars and choosing peace.
A DANCE WITH THE OCEAN
Before the aliens went back, our learners took a detour to the ocean – one of the most beautiful and unexplored parts of planet Earth. They got in a submarine and danced underwater with schools of fish, manta rays and a turtle in their reefs.
A UNITED NATIONS BY AND FOR THE CHILDREN
Our children shared more dreams for saving their beautiful world through a speech. More than a speech, it was an appeal and a pledge to correct everything that we have done wrong for mother nature, and in turn, ensure our own happiness and health.
SONGS OF PEACE AND HOPE
The expedition ended with everyone singing songs of hope and peace together and promising to protect mother nature.
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Kidzee Nadesar Varanasi
AKSHAT'S DREAM ~
I wish that we have big park in the middle of the city where we can go and plant trees and take care of them.
ZARIYAN'S DREAM ~
I wish that we have cycling lanes and electric cars for reducing air pollution.
PRABIR'S DREAM ~
I want India and the whole world to be green.
ARADHYA'S DREAM ~
I wish that there is no pollution.
NANDINI'S DREAM ~
Let us make our city safe for girls, young and old people so we can live freely.
RIDDHI'S DREAM ~
I wish that we stop using plastic.
DEVANSH'S DREAM ~
I wish that we reduce garbage.
SWATI'S DREAM ~
Be kind to each other and to animals as well.
PRAKRITI'S DREAM ~
I wish that there is no difference between gender and caste.
MARIYA'S DREAM ~
I wish that there is no difference between religions.
MOALLIMA'S DREAM ~
I want to keep our architectural heritage such as ghats clean.
ARYA'S DREAM ~
I wish that we follow sustainable practices at factories.
ARHAAN'S DREAM ~
I would like to play in the rain without getting sick and I would like to have a carefree life without having to worry about diseases and pandemics.
KASHVI'S DREAM ~
I wish that the rivers of my city are clean
PAUL'S DREAM ~
I wish that the air is so clear that we see the stars