It takes a great deal of understanding and out of the box thinking to bring in creativity in daily activities or schedule. A school situated in the Bicholi area of Indore has managed to bring in this creativity. They have been constantly looking out for the benefit and holistic development of the children. On observation, one realizes that this school strives for growth of children, natural and sustainable development while taking care of the children’s needs.
Ideals and Foundations
The foundation of the school is built on positive values such that the overall atmosphere excludes very positive vibes. Various academic concepts are taught to the children through practical projects and several learning styles. These projects encourage the students to explore with their creativity and touches upon other skill sets, such as strength and intelligence.
One of the first projects revolved around solving the complex water issue. With the wells being dried up, the only source of water in that area was limited tanker water which resulted in several issues. Through this project the students were practically introduced to the concept of rainwater harvesting which not only made them learn the concept in detail but actually understanding it, to be able to use it as a solution to their issues.
Through various mediums such as sketching, dancing, music and storytelling sessions the children were made to understand more about the issue and the students contributed by not only understanding but also spreading more awareness about rainwater harvesting.
The students in the school are also introduced to several other concepts in a very similar manner. They are taught about the environment and how several things work within nature for instance gardening and composting. The children are not just taught to connect to these aspects through classroom engagement but are taken out for nature walks and are encouraged to push their boundaries to explore different concepts.
This does not simply just serve academic purposes but also improves the mental and the physical well being of a child. Children are exposed to the beauty of nature, and the environmental surroundings naturally help the child to grow. It touches upon the emotional side of a child as well. Children learn the importance of things like looking after the environment and sustainable development, making the children aware of their presence. It is in this manner that children learn how to be good, responsible citizens.
Celebrating the Indian Culture
The school firmly believes every child even before being an individual is an Indian first. They make it a point to educate their students about the various important days and festivals of India. This is done through participative methods. The Indian values like respecting the adults and teachers and showing love for the younger ones is imbibed in the children through various practical and story-telling sessions.
Use of Modern technology
Along with the traditional method of teaching the school has also set up with smart classes to make sure the process is in sync with the modern-day requirements of imparting holistic education to the children.
Small Steps To Ensure A Grand Future
Small things like planting a seed or looking after an injured animal teach children the power of compassion and sensitivity along with many other things. The children in the school are also encouraged to touch upon their inner self by acknowledging what they feel each day and by sharing their thoughts and opinions on various subjects. This school looks into several academic areas through different learning styles and helps in the overall mental, physical and emotional growth of the children, thus providing a very holistic development of the children.