Lately in Learning..

Products of Art Education class, using recycled materials

Products of Art Education class, using recycled materials

The Matendla School team is a great example of being receptive and open minded to new ways of teaching and learning. With an enthusiastic, learning oriented headmaster, Mr. Vishnu, anchoring the team, the school has been innovating many activities in order to enhance the skills of its teachers and provide support to its students.

As with all RDF schools, the focus areas are not just academic but extracurricular too as it is well established how developing interest in activities can build crucial life skills.  Some of the activities that have been developed are ‘Art Education’ in which students have learnt how to use recycled materials such as cloth and paper, natural material like clay and waste materials such as plastic bottles to create beautiful works of art which has been a wonderful learning experience for them.

Engrossed in reading during Library class

Engrossed in reading during Library class

The Library has slowly and steadily been built up with the help of local and other donations and purchase of relevant reading material. The school has reported that students are using the library well, reading books and sharing their reading experiences with friends from other schools! The teachers are also using the resources ably and utilising this in their classes.

Game of Maps in Geography!

Game of Maps in Geography!

The Geography classes have received a fillip through the provision of special instructions in ‘Map Pointing’. With large, glossy maps of India and the World up on the walls, map pointing has become a game, with students testing each other on a variety of geography topics.

computer 1Special Computer Classes are another well received addition in the school. Students are being instructed in learning typing skills on Word, presentation skills on Powerpoint, editing skills on Movie Maker and about the world of blogging too.

We are confident that these efforts will hold our students in good stead as we continued to work towards improving resources for rural education in our schools.

 

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