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Find out how schools are doing the green schools programme?

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Schools

» Government Middle School, Buttar Kurd, Moga, Punjab
» KPS Kadma, Jamshedpur
» St.Pauls school, Delhi
» TVS school, Tumkur, Karnataka
» Achyut Patwardhan School, Rajghat Fort, Varanasi


 
Government Middle School, Buttar Kurd, Moga, Punjab

We asked Harcharan Singh, a teacher these questions:

Q: Are you doing all the chapters simultaneously or are you taking up one chapter at a time? In either case explain why you have decided to adopt this strategy?

A: .We are doing all chapters simultaneously. Since the number of students involved is large.

Q: How many teams are working in your school? Who are the
members and who is coordinating?

A: .There are five audit teams in our school, one each for every chapter. Students of classes V, VI and VII are members and I am supervising the Programme.

 
Q: Is your school community enjoying auditing anyone particular resource (Water, Air, Land, Energy, Waste)? If ‘Yes’ why?

A: The students are enjoying their work and are developing a new understanding about what is required to save our environment. Particularly students doing the specie audit and waste audit are enjoying their work a lot.

 
Q: What is that ‘little extra’ that you are doing to ensure that your
school comes among the top 20 schools in India?

A: We don’t think it is important to come in top 20 ranking. We are happy with what our students are learning and we want to improve our relationship slowly with our limited resources.

 
 

 
PKPS Kadma, Jamshedpur

We asked Shanta Vaidyanathan, a teacher these questions:

Q1: Are you doing all the chapters simultaneously or are you taking up one chapter at a time? In either case explain why you have decided to adopt this strategy?

A: All chapters are being done simultaneously as the audit is a round the year process of which an average is taken for each chapter. This gives us reliable data of how eco friendly the school is.

 
Q2: How many teams are working in your school? Who are the
members and who is coordinating?

A: Five teams comprising of children from grade VIII and IX coordinated by the teachers, one each for the five, segments are responsible.

 
Q3: Is your school community enjoying auditing anyone particular resource (Water, Air, Land, Energy, Waste)? If ‘Yes’ why?

A: Finding ways to bring down energy consumption led to the teachers of Kerala Public School coming to school cycling. Twenty one odd teachers out of 80 and living within the radius of six kilometers sweat it out, which has motivated the children to cycle. It has spread to the other schools too.

 

Q4:
What is that ‘little extra’ that you are doing to ensure that your
school comes among the top 20 schools in India?

A: Giving birth to a thought process in our children, like deciding something as trivial as “should I reuse the paper or simply toss it without guilt.”

 
 

 
St.Pauls school Delhi

We asked Sarita Jain, a teacher these questions:

Q1:
. Are you doing all the chapters simultaneously or are you taking up one chapter at a time? In either case explain why you have decided to adopt this strategy?

A: We are doing all the chapters simultaneously, as five teams are working on the five different resources. Secondly, the project is a continuous process that will spread out the whole year, even after the submission of the report.

 
Q2: How many teams are working in your school? Who are the
members and who is coordinating?

A: Five teams are working in our school. In each team there are five students from class VI to class IX. Each team is led by one teacher.

 
Q3: Is your school community enjoying auditing anyone particular resource (Water, Air, Land, Energy, Waste)? If ‘Yes’ why?

A: All the teacher coordinators have found that children are enjoying auditing their particular resource. They are enthusiastically interviewing gardeners, sweepers, administrative staff and non-teaching staff.

 
Q4: What is that ‘little extra’ that you are doing to ensure that your
school comes among the top 20 schools in India?

A: “Little Extra” is:

  • Conducting special assemblies;
  • Making posters and placards;
  • putting two dustbins in class;
  • applying different strategies to conserve and upgrade our resources in school.

 
 

 
TVS school, Tumkur, Tamilnadu

We asked K. Lalitha, a teacher these questions:
 
Q1:. Are you doing all the chapters simultaneously or are you taking up one chapter at a time? In either case explain why you have decided to adopt this strategy?

A: We are doing all the chapters simultaneously... All students of class VII and VIII (34+27) are involved.

 
Q2: How many teams are working in your school? Who are the
members and who is coordinating?

A: Each chapter has a teacher volunteer as the head and a student facilitator. There are 11to12 children of mixed classes in each group. The number of teacher volunteers in each group is three or more.

 
Q3: Is your school community enjoying auditing anyone particular resource (Water, Air, Land, Energy, Waste)? If ‘Yes’ why?

A: All the group members are highly motivated and participating enthusiastically. The groups in land and water have a lot of field work to do and the activities are more hands on. There is a lot of informal experiential learning happening in all groups.

 
Q4: What is that ‘little extra’ that you are doing to ensure that your
school comes among the top 20 schools in India?

A: The school authorities have supported the programme whole heartedly. We are integrating the Green Schools Programme in our curriculum to achieve that ‘little extra’ in comparison to other schools.

 
 

 
Achyut Patwardhan School, Rajghat Fort, Varanasi

We asked K. Mahadev, a teacher these questions:
 
Q1:. Are you doing all the chapters simultaneously or are you taking up one chapter at a time? In either case explain why you have decided to adopt this strategy?

A: We have taken up all the chapters simultaneously. Taking one aspect, after another, leads to loss of time.

 
Q2: How many teams are working in your school? Who are the
members and who is coordinating?

A: We have five groups headed by teacher coordinators and supported by administration staff. Each group consists of at least 10 students to carry out the programme.

 
Q3: Is your school community enjoying auditing anyone particular resource (Water, Air, Land, Energy, Waste)? If ‘Yes’ why?

A: As of now, we have begun collecting the data. We are not in aposition to audit any of these groups.
However, there is enthusiasm among students in whatever portion of work they are engaged in.

 
Q4: What is that ‘little extra’ that you are doing to ensure that your
school comes among the top 20 schools in India?

A: The very fact that we have taken up all the chapters simultaneously, given the limited time, is the “little extra” that we are doing to accomplish our aim to be amongst top 20 schools in the next year.

 
 
 
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