Environmental Education In Schools

The objectives of the Environmental Education programme in the schools are to impart environmental awareness and knowledge to school students from 3rd to 7th Standards, as well as enhance personality development, skills and self-confidence. This in turn contributes to a better integration of the young generation in their village and in their farming activities, in harmony with the environment in the watershed, and encourages leadership skills in the future generation.

  • Weekly sessions following our syllabus related to the Governmental teachings in ecology and biology are conducted during the school year in the primary and secondary Government schools in the villages. These teachings are imparted with teaching games and creative activities indoor and outdoor, relating to animal and plant kingdoms, natural resources and energy.
    The activities involve the students’ qualities of observation, expression, thinking, creativity and contribute to their development. Examinations are conducted twice a year.
  • Outings are organised to educational places, bringing discovery and learning to the students: Zoo, Aquarium, National Park, Bird Sanctuary, Science Centre, Planetarium and Museum. The students see live animals and observe their characteristics and behaviour, have a walk in a forest ecosystem, and experience and learn biological and physical laws and characteristics. Worksheets are made to help the students focus on the topics presented.
  • Participation to inter-school competitions at District level for the seventh standard students. It allows them to interact with city students and assess their level of knowledge. Winning prize in plant and bird identification and street play increase the students’ self-confidence as well as confirm the worthiness in learning about plants and animals existing in their village surrounding.
  • Educational 3 day-camps for 6th and 7th Standards: the students are brought together for 3 days for indoor and outdoor activities related to our syllabus. They experience group activities, practice organisation skills and discipline. A spirit of support and tolerance develops along with a capacity to share and collaborate in group, with sense of responsibility and care for the team-mates. Leaders assert themselves, and over the years, more group leaders come out and experience leadership with success. Through the group activities, the students develop their qualities for taking an active part in their community.
  • Rotating library: weekly distribution of books. In addition to the tremendous enthusiasm and joy in getting these books, the rotating library is a mean to expand knowledge, vocabulary, reading skills, imagination and bring them thirst for information and literature.
  • Workshops for teachers: theory and practice on topics related to our syllabus, imparting interactive teaching methods and games. Over the years, teachers have increased their participation to our sessions and even reproduced during the week the games done during the weekly session. Acknowledgement of their creativity during the workshops enhances their self-confidence and implementation of their own inventive skills in their teaching.