54000 schools to be upgraded to model status in Odisha

November 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

Following is a report from TOI:

BHUBANESWAR: About 54,000 schools in the state are slated to boast the status of model schools from November 30, with 33 components to be incorporated in each school to make them environment and child friendly. A replica of the model school or ‘Ama Vidyalaya’ was presented at the ongoing Survi-2011 children’s festival.

“The model school here is really nice and beautiful. But my school is still the old one. It would be really great if it can also have these facilities,” said Somnath Patra at the festival, a student from Keonjhar district.

“Each school has been given a particular amount of money to make the necessary changes to convert it into a model school or Ama Vidyalaya, the deadline for which has been fixed for November 30. The replica here will give the grassroots functionaries a clear picture of the concept,” said a senior officer of school and mass education department here.

Schools making the transition to their model version will have a boundary wall, garden, play material like swing, see-saw, etc. The boundary walls will sport school information board, financial display board, idea box, height measurement scale, etc. A model school verandah will display the name of the members of the school cabinet and a toll free helpline number.

The model school classrooms have been designed in a beautiful manner, keeping the needs of teachers and students in mind. Each of the four walls are designated for different purposes. While one wall will sport the blackboard, the other three will be students’ wall, teachers’ wall and Barnali wall, displaying activity based learning elements / pictures for the students. The students’ wall will have two boards — Ama Kama and Ame Taraka Mane. In Ama Kama children will display the classroom work or project work done by them, including creative works like drawings, crafts, etc. In Ame Taraka Mane (We the Stars), the board will be used by teachers to appreciate and acknowledge children’s talent, participation, contribution in curricular and co-curricular activities by writing their names on the board. The children may be selected as stars in a weekly rating, based on their behaviour towards classmates and seniors, attendance, and academic and co-curricular activities.

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