Chennai: Amidst traffic noises in the wee hours, a melodious tune reaches the ear while crossing a Chennai girls’ higher secondary school at Sidco Nagar in Villivakkam.
The school makes an effort to improve concentration and develop self-confidence among students. It has been playing melodies during the morning prayer session for the last few months. The method adopted by the school is quite welcoming as students are largely benefited. The parents are equally satisfied as they say that this is a rare example. “We don’t see such things happen even in private schools,” they said.
Lakshmi, a student of class 8, said, “Our school plays melodies during morning prayer session to boost our morale and improve our concentration. We are enthusiastic to study in such environment”.
It is an exuberant experience explains Shanthi, a plus-2 student. She said, “Though we have been listening to melodies for quite a few months, we feel new and different every day. I feel this experience makes me alive and energetic. I am able to be attentive in classes. I also believe that I can score good marks in exams”.
However, in the recent past, on the flip side, civic issues have become a major concern for the students. Dumping of building debris, parking of four-wheeler outside the school gate. These are causing severe inconvenience to students and pedestrians.
A zonal official of Anna Nagar said, “We are taking efforts to shun the practice of dumping debris near schools. The dumping area was claimed by housing boards and by a welfare association. We are trying to zero in on the owner and restrict the usage to its purpose not for dumping waste and building materials”.
The school administration, public works department and some Good Samaritans took good care refurbishing the computer labs, electrifying the classrooms and also chipping in their bit to construct the damaged and dilapidated parts of the building.
Talking to DC, a teacher said, “These students come from families whose livelihood depends on their meagre income. We need to educate students asserting the importance of education and discipline”.
The school is producing remarkable results with 1,158 being the top score by a plus-2 student in the state exam this year....