2014 Tamil Language Field Trip
On the 23rd of May, our Tamil students attended a Tamil drama titled ‘Mirattal’ at the NUS University Cultural Centre. Students from Primary 3 to Primary 6 were thrilled to witness the mystery crime drama set in the vain of Agatha Christie’s “whodunit”. The drama was presented in spoken Tamil. Hence, students were able to enjoy themselves and had a wonderful theatrical experience. At the end of the drama pupils had an opportunity to meet and greet with the cast. It was indeed a wonderful and memorable experience.
2014 Deepavali Celebration
Deepavali also known as the “Festival of Lights” is regarded as one of the most important festival. It is celebrated across the nation with great pomp and excitement. BPPS celebrated Deepavali on 4th November 2014. The Tamil Department had arranged for a carnival in which various booths were set up to share the traditional and cultural practices of Indians. The henna booth which was the highlight of the carnival beautified the hands of our pupils with the henna art while the Rangoli (floor Art) pattern made of coloured rice adorned the foyer with its bright colours and intricate designs. Students were given a chance to colour rangoli patterns on papers and also had a fruitful experience in learning to tie the ‘Thoranam’, (Indian Deco) which is made of dried mango leaves. A concert was also staged for pupils to learn more about Deepavali through informative presentation and quiz, the hands-on session with Urumi Melam (The Indian drums) for staff and students, an energizing dance performance by our very own Indian dance pupils and finally a soothing musical performance by the Indian Orchestra. It was indeed an enriching and memorable experience for the non-Indian staff and students.