In an attempt to attract children back, a school in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai district painted the walls of its corridors to resemble train compartments. The teachers and other staff members took this step to make education more interesting for students. The school staff wanted to give exposure to students who come from underprivileged families and never got a chance to travel in trains.
Tamil Nadu: Govt school in Pudukottai district, paints school veranda as train compartments
“Students here come from backward families & don’t travel on trains. We drew this so that after coming back to school, students can experience & learn of parts of a train,” says a teacher pic.twitter.com/PHnEQ9gbsW
— ANI (@ANI) December 8, 2020
A few days back, a primary school in Dhanbad has been transformed into a passenger railway coach. The COVID-19 restrictions are easing off and the Centre has now allowed the states to take the decision on reopening schools. The schools in Dhanbad are yet to reopen. But the school in Bhagmara block of Dhanbad has been given the look of a passenger train so that students can learn with increased concentration and enjoy their study once normalcy resumes. This new school-turned-train has already become a centre of attraction and the talk of the town. Also, a School in Maharashtra had painted the entire syllabus on village walls.
School Turned Into Train To Motivate Students To Study
The central government has permitted states to take the decision on reopening schools and colleges, after reviewing the COVID-19 situation. Some schools had partially reopened for classes 9-12 on September 21, following the guidelines of Unlock 4. Now the Centre has stated that schools in the states can reopen from October 15. States like Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have planned to reopen schools in October, while most other states have decided to maintain the status quo on educational institutions. Dhanbad too is yet to reopen schools, but a primary school in Dhanbad’s Bhagmara block has undergone a complete transformation and it looks like a passenger train of the Indian Railways now.
The school authorities are hoping that the institution, looking like a train will attract more students once classes resume. It will also help them learn with enjoyment and concentrate more. Reportedly, the idea behind this train avatar is that just the way a train takes people to their destinations, education too will drive pupils towards the success of their lives. It has also become a tourist spot and is already drawing crowds. Also, here’s how Iranian schools are enforcing social distancing.
Guidelines Of Reopening Schools
The centre has allowed reopening of schools from October 15 in a graded manner, however, the final decisions will lie in the hands of the states. The guidelines for reopening schools are as follows:
- Online classes and distance learning will still be encouraged.
- Students can attend classes physically only with the written consent of parents.
- Institutions should not enforce attendance.
- States and UTs have to prepare SOPs on reopening schools based on the guidelines of the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education.
Despite the challenging times, the teachers and institutions are taking up all the efforts to impart knowledge and enlighten the students with the necessary education. A big kudos to them! Meanwhile, did you know that Vadodara has a school-themed restaurant where you can relive your childhood memories?