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Schools innovate to educate

Karthik Madhavan

Emphasis on improving reading and writing skills of students

Photo: M. Periasamy

Learning experience: Students of Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School for Girls visiting the Coimbatore Head Post Office on Wednesday as part of the Child-centered Intensive Bridge Course.

COIMBATORE: The absence of a syllabus and books, it appears, have come as a blessing to schools, private, aided and those run by the State Government.

Using the opportunity and the Government-given bridge course material as a platform, the schools are engaged in improving the students' reading and writing skills. They are also providing opportunities to the students to show their latent talent.

A teacher in a Coimbatore Corporation-run school says the teachers are encouraging students perform a skit on a social topic.

This is in addition to the group discussion, elocution and other activities organised more or less on a daily basis.

In another Government school in the city, the teachers give students a list of 10 words, for which they are supposed to find the meanings using the dictionary. “The students get to learn not only the new words but also how to use the dictionary.”

For the junior classes, the Sarva Siksha Abiyan (education for all) is co-ordinating the activities.

On Wednesday, it along with the Presentation Convent school management organised a trip to the Head Post Office, Coimbatore.

SSA Supervisor G. Vasanthi says it part of the child-centred activity that the Government wants to be done in the three weeks till the new syllabus is ready.

She says the students will be taught about the functioning of various government offices, fill railway reservation forms, pay-in slips, demand draft applications, etc.

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