Witty World

Monday, January 15, 2018

Educational Excursion to the art Gallery- Antarclicka Witty International School Pawan Baug (2017-18).


At, Witty International School, PawanBaug, we believe that trips and excursions are a perfect way to expand one’s horizons. This is why we organise regular excursions for students to promote learning through outdoor interactions, and experiences. In addition, such trips also instil a sense of appreciation for the wonders of the earth and exposes one to a wide variety of cultural and geographical ecosystems. The students of Grade VIII, IGCSE- I and AS Level were taken for a magnificent visit to an Art Gallery exhibition titled – Antarclicka. The highlight of the exhibition was that a 16-year-old boy, Karmaditya Baldota, clicked all the stunningly beautiful pictures.
If photography is painting with light, Karmaditya Baldota is an artist who, at the age of 16, can operate his camera with as much ease as he uses his brush and mould to create paintings and metal sculptures. What began as a casual fiddling with his father's camera during a family outing went on to become a passion potent enough to whet an insatiable appetite of creativity. Karmaditya is a born adventurer and incurable photographer, who has traversed across various geographies, right from Galapagos, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Kanha and Jawai to Botswana. Be it antelopes, alligators, whales, penguins, flamingos or wild cats, his lenses capture the essence of wildlife with an eagle-eye precision.
Antarctica is the last and largest unspoiled wilderness area on Earth. It is a reminder of what the planet was like before the influence of man. The whole of humankind benefits from this isolated continent. Karmaditya Baldota had captured through his lens the pristine beauty and unique marine life, which includes whales breaching, seals sleeping and penguins playing. His photographs transported each student to this frozen windswept continent and showed in vivid detail what we stand to lose due to climate change.
The children had a one-on-one discussion session with Karmaditya to understand and appreciate the talent behind the exclusive clicks. "My trip to Antarctica was an experience unlike any other— it was on my bucket list for long, which now has been ticked off," Baldota told the students.  The route of the cruise was Ushuaia to Falkland, to South Georgia and then Antarctica, and, he took pictures "at every spot I could". Baldota realised how to handle one's excitement with patience. "That is the most important thing to learn. There was a point where I was trying to get the picture of a penguin, fearing that I would be bitten by a fur seal from behind. It was scary!"  The students were left stunned and amazed to see such raw talent at a young age. It was truly inspirational to watch Karmaditya Baldota being felicitated by the school.
“Art gives us an experience like nothing else can, a chance to connect, understand, and explore perceptions, feelings, and innovative thoughts. Art exhibitions provide a space for reflection, experimentation, inspiration, creativity, enjoyment and allows for authentic learning experience. Bringing children to Art Galleries opens their eyes to different ideas and perspectives that are relevant to their lives. This kind of exposure can help develop higher critical and creative thinking skills, which are integral to future success, ” remarked the Principal, Mr Bijo Kurian.



© 2010 Witty International School, All rights reserved
Website by En Interactive Technologies Pvt. Ltd.