Monday, May 6, 2013

Every Single Child is Capable of Achieving Success- summer training in origami by DWFC.



Display of Origami products by pupils

“Every Single Child is Capable of Achieving
Learning skills exhibited by students
Success” and it is all about unlocking the potentials hidden in them. Superb-kids is based on the most powerful learning and teaching methodologies  which fosters an empowered life for the children. With the experience of training several kids in origami during summer 2012,Smt.Jayashree Muralidaran,District Collector,Trichy/Chairman of  Trichirappalli District Welfare Fund Committee made arrangements through  DWFC for a five days training in origami to School pupils of Trichirapalli during summer holidays in May 2013.Origami ("folding paper "), is the traditional art of paper folding, which was popularized in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. In general, the designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors . There are also standard named bases which are used in a wide variety of models, for instance the bird base is an intermediate stage in the construction of the flapping bird. During one week hands on training on Origami was organized by DWFC. Any flat material was used for folding; the only requirement was that it should hold a crease. Origami paper weighs slightly less than copy paper, making it suitable for a wider range of models. Origami training began with a description of basic origami techniques which are used to construct the models. These included simple diagrams of basic folds like valley and mountain folds, pleats, reverse folds, squash folds, and sinks. The trainer, K.Arunabalan  who taught Origami for around 75 school students in DWFC started with some very easy origami , and built the way up to some slightly harder models that needed an extra challenge. Some kids moved up to the harder models very quickly, and they have an amazing capacity to remember the designs as well.
K.Arunabalan said that the best way is to start with something simple to get their confidence up. The pupils and their parents expressed gratitude to District Collector/Chairman,DWFC,  Smt.Jayashree Muralidaran for having given such an opportunity through District Welfare committee in learning origami for children during summer holidays.-Govin

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