School walls become books in Himachal

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Sirmur (Himachal Pradesh), June 2 : Kandaiwala government middle school in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmour District is a school with a difference as the walls depicting diagrams has made the learning process more exciting and interactive for the students.

The building is painted with colours under the pattern of 'Building as learning aid'. The walls depict several diagrams on space, biosphere, atmosphere, height and weight charts, lab instruments, mathematical formulae, poems and alphabetic figures.

Students feel that it is a distinctive learning experience as teaching through diagrams makes the learning procedure easier and interesting.

With the diagrams properly depicted on the walls, teachers feel that this medium of teaching helps students learn much faster.

Students are also happy to learn and study in a unique manner.

"Few years back, there were no such drawings on walls and we used to study from the books. Earlier, we did not show that much interest, but now learning has become fun. We take a lot of interest and pay more attention while learning," said Khushboo, a student.

Teachers who have taken the initiative to provide quality education through this teaching method feel that it will encourage parents to send their children to government schools. "We bring certain changes and reforms in the building so that it becomes a learning aid for the child. A child can learn from the walls even in the absence of teacher and when they play and also during their recess time. A child can grab information from the pictures. We have tried to implement the initiative by adding concrete features so that children can constantly gain knowledge from the walls," said Pradeep, a science teacher.

Residents feel that this concept of education will not only help their children, but will also change the face of the village.

This pattern in the rural middle school has been adopted under 'Sarv Siksha Abhiyan'. Under the initiative of 'Sarv Siksha Abhiyan', the school has spent 25,000 rupees to incorporate the drawings in the school buildings.

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