17 May 2017 - 10:20
Birla Public School bags third position in kite flying
A group of six students of Birla Public School won the third position in the first international kite flying competition held at the Aspire Park, organised by Aspire Zone Foundation (AFZ), Qatar. This was held to celebrate the art of kite flying.
Hosting an event of this nature was evidence of Aspire Zone Foundation’s commitment to deliver a wide range of activities, offering something for everyone and encouraging community participation.
It also highlighted Qatar’s growing profile as a destination of choice for tourists and visitors. The aim of the event was to put Qatar on International map; AFZwants people to travel to Doha.
Even today, kites retain a fascination, and the ability to build a good kite is a skill that is prized by many, yet seemingly possessed by few.
Making a kite requires a combination of several skills. The maker must display a great deal of manual dexterity, must be able to read a scale plan and follow instructions if making a kite from a book, and most importantly, be able to identify and solve the many problems that can prevent a kite from flying well.
These skills are relatively easy to acquire, and can lead to many hours of enjoyment. They can also be applied to many aspects of the curriculum of upper primary and junior secondary classes.
According to AFZ, Kite flying is enormously popular around the world. It was delighted to bring this unique competition and event to Aspire Park. They were happy to see families and children of all ages from across Qatar enjoyed the rich and varied programmes.
Amelia, Nandana,Thomson, Rachna, Armitha, all of grade 6 and Sanjina of grade 4 were the winning participants.
Sreejith C K, Dolhpy Rego, Ravikumar Chatty, Prafulla Kumar and Regent Varghese were the teachers that guided the students and lent support.