Illumine-II’- a Summer Camp 2019 at St Aloysius Gonzaga School
Mangaluru: To provide an opportunity to spend the summer vacation in a productive way in a safe and secured environment, St Aloysius Gonzaga School organised Summer Camp – 2019 “ILLUMINE- II ” from 1st to 12th April 2019 for students of Kindergarten to class V. 86 students including Non – Gonzagaites participated in the Camp. They were divided into two groups “seraphs” and “Cherubs” which means Angels.
The inaugural ceremony of the camp was on 1st April 2019 which was graced by Rev. Fr Melwin Anil Lobo SJ and Academic Principal Mrs Grace Noronha. The camp was organised in such a way that each group was engaged in different fun filled and informative activities like Yoga, Zumba, Folkdance, Art and Craft, Music, Action song and recreational games every day. Snacks and juice were served everyday during break time.
On 3rd April, children were taken to the Swimming pool at St Aloysius College which they enjoyed to the core. 4th April was a day of excitement when the Team Mangaluru guided the campers to prepare colourful kites. Next excitement was on 5th April, the day when the campers visited Pilikula Lake Park and Planetarium. The environment of Pilikula which is surrounded by the bounty of nature was a refreshing experience which we don’t get in our school.
Social etiquettes which we have to imbibe in our day to day life were briefed by Mrs Reena Dominica Noronha, next day 10th April was followed by Snake show by Mr Joy Mascaranhas, famous Herpetologist from Ujire. Along with his PPT presentation, he showed real snakes and briefed on Types of snakes, food and living habits, myths about snakes and first aid for snake bite.
11th April was campus visit to the famous St Aloysius Museum – Aloyseum which has large eclectic collection including mounted skeletons of wild animals, the first generator of our city, collection of Roman coins and many other interesting things. Our students also visited St Aloysius Chapel and appreciated the fresco painting. Our very own Gonzaga teachers were the resource persons for Dance, Zumba, Action song, Music and Art and Craft were our own talented teachers whereas Yoga was taught by the Yoga Expert- Mr Kushalappa
The camp wound up with a valedictory function on 12 th April 2019 presided over by Rev. Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ, Rector and Vice President of St Aloysius Institutions, Academic Principal Mrs Grace Noronha along with Principal designate Rev. Fr Melwin Anil Lobo SJ. the summer campers presented a splendid programme showcasing their talents what they had learned in the camp. Master Keegan Shane Albert and Gareth shared their camp experience and the teacher Ms Gloria Misquith readout the camp report.
While addressing the gathering Rev.Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ congratulated parents, for sending their children to the Summer Camp. He was all praise for the creative work displayed in the hall. Rev. Fr Melwin Anil Lobo SJ expressed his views by saying, summer is the time children must engage themselves in playing and keeping this in mind our school has provided the best opportunities by organising different activities.
Academic Principal Mrs Grace Noronha addressing the parents said that children were trained for different camp activities by the talented team of teachers of our own school. She reminded the responsibility of the parents to encourage their child to continue the creative work learnt in the camp, at home also. The teachers were felicitated by Rev.Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ, Rector and Rev. Fr Melwin Anil Lobo SJ.
The programme concluded with the National Anthem followed by distribution of refreshments, participation certificates and art and craft work done by the children. The summer campers carried sweet memories of the camp to cherish in their coming days of summer vacation.