“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
– Mahatma Gandhi.
Education should be skill-based rather than knowledge-based so that it will be easy for all students to study faster and understand better. In the present scenario, skill-based education is not a choice but the need of the hour where the demand for skilled professionals is very high and the desire to get skilled is low.
Understanding the need to promote the skill among the school students, the school has introduced Skill education for classes V to VIII and it has found satisfactory results among the students. The students of class V & VI may choose from Vegetable and Fruit Carving, Micro art (Chalk art), Rangoli and Floral Carving, Craft from Waste. Students of class VII to VIII can choose from Creative Art / Sculpture / Tailoring / Micro Art (Chalk art) and Basic Science / Craft from waste. The tenure of the courses is for a period of two years and experts in various fields are appointed to handle the classes in an effective manner. Field Visits are organized to give practical knowledge to the students.
The Skills: An Overview
|The chalk is commonly used for writing. The students are trained to carve using chalks and soaps into micro sculputures.
|The handling of needles, basic stitchings of hooks, bar and buttons, handling of different types of hooks and the basics of embroidery will be trained
|The art of making specimen drawing, moulding creative shapes with Terracota / clay and colouring will be the focus.
|Basic drawing of forms and shapes, creative drawing and painting will be trained.
|It helps develop an understanding and appreciation of food and fibre production among children who are not traditionally acquainted with it. Children will be transported to the fields to have a first hand information and also to indulge in basic farming.
|It is the study that relates to basic discoveries / inventions in the field of science. It gives knowledge for a better understanding of scientific theories.
|PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY
|The basic knowledge to intermediate level of photography & videography will be imparted which includes field study. Digital post processing will also be focussed in detail. A camera is must for this training.
The tenure of the courses is for a period of two years and experts in various fields are appointed to handle the classes in an effective manner. Field visits are organized to give practical knowledge to the students. The classes for the skill-based learning will be held on Saturdays only and will not encroach on the regular curriculum. Every student must participate in a skill-based education of their own choice.