Student Jamboree is an annual event of SLIA organized by the Board of Architectural Education (BAE) commencing last year. Jamboree 2013 was held very successfully at the Army Detachment Camp, Belihuloya from 06th to 09th September 2013.Participants for the Jamboree were nearly 100 students in total from Department of Architecture of Moratuwa University (UOM) and the City School of Architecture, Colombo 07 (CSA).
Talents, creative abilities and skills of the students of two schools vary. Student Jamboree builds a stage for the students of the two schools to get together, build closer friendships, exchange ideas and so on. Finally they both are benefitted by such interaction in the social, environmental and business arena where they live and work.
Student Jamboree 2013 at Belihuloya had been strengthened with 2 major activities while the food and lodging facilities were provided at the army detachment camp which is situated in a rural village area in Belihuloya with eye catching sceneries of mountains, paddy fields, forestry etc.
Team Build up and Survival programme
Students of the two schools were mixed together and separated into 4 groups. Tasks given to the groups were full of adventure and entertainment. Team work and Responsibility was the main theme and marks were given accordingly. At the end of the day each team displayed their creative abilities by staging a drama around the camp fire mainly based on the experience gained by the adventure activities performed during the day.
Community programme –
Held at Sri Shariputra Maha Vidyalaya. Imbulpe, Balangoda. One full day of the Jamboree was spent to paint a school building. Paints and painting instructions were provide by the kind sponsorship of CIC.