At De Paul, Ukkunagaram, we help our students to explore and express their emotions through the various forms of art and craft. The fine motor skills are developed through these activities. The students learn to concentrate and focus on their work. Team spirit is developed while working on a particular activity. The hand eye coordination is also sharpened and students get to know their own skills while indulging in the activities. The inclusion of Art and Craft in our Curriculum, brings in enthusiasm amongst the students in learning the different subjects.
*Students learn sketching and painting.
*Glass painting, Pot painting, greeting card, creating useful items from waste material, basic needlework, origami, flower arrangement, are some of the activities our students can indulge in.
*Every year a workshop is conducted before Ganesh Chaturthi, where children learn to make clay idols and they learn an important aspect of saving our environment.
*Our students get the opportunity of showcasing their creativity by putting up their work during school exhibitions.
*There are several noticeboards in the school as well as display boards in classrooms to display the creative work of our students.
Art and Craft benefits children in various ways-
* The cognitive skills are sharpened.
This helps in visual learning.
The memory power increases.
The creativity of the students increases thereby enabling them to implement their creativity in the learning of their lessons.
* Through art and craft, the fine motor skills of the students develop thus bringing dexterity in the coordination of the fingers and hand as well as hand and eye.
* By engaging in art and craft children learn to focus and their concentration increases which in turn helps in their academics.
De Paul Ukkunagaram students excel in various forms of art and have brought laurels to the school.
* Students have bagged several awards in inter school, state level, and national level competitions.
Gowri P Sudhakar of class 8 has bagged the 1st prize in Poster Design in senior category, organized by The Hindu and Arcelor Nippon steel (2021).
In the national level , students participated in the oil and natural gas painting competition and the painting of two of them were selected as best state level entries.