You can either use the following discussion for your asl prompt
task or formulate your own discussion taking ideas from it:
Student A: Hey where have you been? I wanted to discuss a very
Student B: I was at canteen with friends. What bright idea have
Student A: I was wondering if we could celebrate our coming
Children’s Day with slum children of the city, how nice it would be!
Student B: It will be the best Children’s day perhaps.
Student A: We have been
told to care for the less privileged and the poorer sections of society. In the
slums live thousands of children bereft of basic amenities and privileges of
life which we enjoy all the while.
Student B: Hey it is really wonderful idea. But how do you plan to
celebrate the day with them?
Student A: We will go to the principal and ask her to give us the
permission to invite the slum children here to the school. They will spend the
day with us. They will partake in the feast with us. They will dance with us.
Student B: Wow! They will feel so good!
Student A: Hey we can involve them in the decoration of
classrooms, the Celebration Hall, etc.
Student B: Yes, they will enjoy being at school. They will also
have a look at the kind of life we live.
Student A: We can also organize a mini-sports day for them. They will
run races, do jumps, etc. Finally they can enjoy the swings and rides.
Student B: We can contribute some money in the class and give them
a nice treat at the canteen.
Student A: Wow! Hey I think we can also gift them some very simple
books on basics. It will really help them learn reading and writing.
Student B: Great idea. But how?
Student A: Very simple. We will ask our class students to bring
their old books of any previous class, especially the primary level and can
sort out the most suitable books to be given to them.
Student B: Very bright idea!
Do you think the principal will allow us to invite the slum children?
Student A: I don’t know. For this I need the cooperation of the
entire class. I think if we go together and request her collectively, she can
consider our request. Besides it is a very innovative idea.
Student B: Let’s go to our
class teacher first and discuss it with her.
Follow up questions:
1. There could be many other ways to reach the solution. Other classes can also
be involved. Since the Govt. of India has passed the RTE (Right to education);
the Govt will appreciate the school's efforts; the principal and the school
authorities will also feel obliged to hold the mela.
2. Organizing the mela for the slum children will not be an easy task. So many
arrangements will have to be made; initially there won't be many volunteers;
there will be many obstacles; there will be some expenses involved, so all
these hurdles will have to be overcome.