Students host unique farmers market
Over 400 students showcased and marketed their produce at the unique and annual Farmers Market 2018, hosted by The Gaudium School, on Saturday at its...
Hyderabad: Over 400 students showcased and marketed their produce at the unique and annual 'Farmers' Market 2018', hosted by The Gaudium School, on Saturday at its Kollur Campus. This is the fourth Farmers' Market and part of an initiative by the School to inculcate the habit of self-reliance and to develop all-round skills of the 'Geckos' (as the students of The Gaudium are known as) from a young age. K. Kirthi Reddy, Director, The Gaudium School, was present on the occasion.
Several parents and visitors actively encouraged the students by lapping up shopping for the stuff on sale at the fair. The proceeds from the Farmers' Market will be channeled by the students themselves towards various charity and social causes undertaken by them through the year.
In all, the students had set-up nineteen stalls with a variety of products being sold. The Farmers' Market had 'Geckos' selling fresh and organic farm yield, they cultivated in the school premises during the last four months. On sale were stuff creatively made from waste material, Art & Craft and food prepared by them at the designated food kiosks.
Farmers' Market had several innovative and utility products like gift boxes, invitation cards, key chains, candles, flower vases, jewelry, bookmarks, candle holders and photo frames among others, to showcase "Making the best out of waste." In Art & Craft area, exquisitely made paper mache hats, paper mache bowls, face mask, flowers, table lamps, hanging lamps, dream catchers, cement flowerpots, rangoli etc., were on display.
The food outlets dished out delicious chats, cakes & cookies, salads, juices, paranthas, all at very reasonable cost with high nutrient alternative foods, seeds etc. To make the fun wholesome, entertain the guests and create a festive ambience, the little geckos went about with melodious music and dance displays.