BIS celebrated its first Harvest Festival for organic vegetables on 28th January, 2016. Students of Year 5 and 6 picked a harvest of organic vegetables from the school greenhouse. It was a very blissful occasion as young boys and girls chose and picked ripe brinjals and tomatoes grown in their own campus. The excitement of being one with nature was evident on their faces and in their eagerness to set up a stall to sell the fruit of their labour in beautifully decorated baskets. The shopping bags were specially designed for the purpose and were made out of recycled newspaper. The festival saw about 60 kg of fresh organic vegetables was harvested and students conducted a mini sale in the school campus
Harvest festival offered the students an opportunity to make cross-curricular learning possible: Art, Science, Environment Studies, Math were all interconnected in this hands-on learning processBesides the academic advantage, students also acquired social skills of dealing with people and convincing them to purchase, which in itself is a real life exposure to persuasive language skills.