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School at Pippaldhari in Adilabad has model classrooms, green surroundings
Convinced about the quality of teaching, villagers shift their children from other schools
All ears:Attentive students in the model classroom at the Pippaldhari Upper Primary School.
PIPPALDHARI (ADILABAD DT.): If you wish to understand the relationship between environment and education, the best place to visit will be the Mandal Parishad Upper Primary School at Pippaldhari in Adilabad mandal. The dedicated team of teachers here could uplift the standards of their students by creating an atmosphere conducive to learning amid the natural beauty that surrounds the place.
Among the notable creations is a model classroom, the greenery in the premises in addition to the compulsory work-related reviews. Villagers in the surrounding area were so convinced about the quality available here, that all the 40 students studying in private schools in Adilabad were shifted to this modest facility.
“It all started in the year 2009-10 when we ran a ‘Chaduvu guarantee' campaign. Our promise to improve the education standards fetched unstinted support of the villagers,” recalls A.V. Bhaskar Reddy, a teacher involved in the development that has brought good name to the school.
The idea of enabling a single teacher deal with three classes got the model classroom walls to be painted with the syllabi of classes I and II. While the students in the first and second classes learn from the walls, the third class students can be taught by the teacher.
“We have also purchased small chairs for the students out of local contributions. This has brought us on a par with private institutions,” Mr. Reddy quips.
In view of the interest exhibited by the teachers, Adilabad ZPTC member Madavi Raju got three additional classrooms constructed. Other chipped in with funds to purchase an acre of land adjacent to the school where a playpen and park have been developed.
Once every month, teachers review the progress of students in the presence of their parents. “They always go home satisfied with the improvement shown by their wards,” claims Mr. Reddy.
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