Published: 23rd April 2019
A government high school in Theni will begin English medium classes from LKG to Class V
The Silvarpatti government higher secondary school which comes under Periyakulam educational district is going to start English medium classes from LKG to fifth standard
The government higher secondary school in Silvarpatti takes a pioneering step to impart lessons in the English language from LKG class and the school has been selected for being a model school by the government.
The Silvarpatti government higher secondary school which comes under Periyakulam educational district entices the attention of parents as it is going to start English medium classes from LKG to Class V in the existing higher secondary school premises. The school has English medium classes from VI to X at present.
The government has selected the school as a model school and it will be provided Rs 50 lakhs for developmental purposes. The school authority has decided to begin the English medium from LKG to Class V since the academic year (2019-20). Though the English medium classes are yet to be started, the school has received 250 applications including 60 applications of private school students to join in the government-run English medium school in Silvarpatti.
The school authority is going to convert four classrooms into smart classrooms with adequate facilities challenging the private schools, including computers with internet facility, projector, screen, and other facilities. Moreover, an insurance company has come forward to alter a classroom into a smart classroom at its own cost. Hence, the students studying in LKG-UKG, the first standard to class V, VI to VIII, IX and X and plus two students, can utilise the smart classrooms to enhance their knowledge.
The school authority marches in the front line in providing RO water taken from two bore wells for the school students. The present strength of the school is 575 and it will increase from next year. A trust had erected 10 toilets for girls and boys each, four toilets for male and female teachers at a cost of Rs 23 lakhs.
The students and school authority pay their attention to keeping the school premises neat and clean. According to the demand of parents, the school authority has sent a proposal to the government to provide vehicle facilities to bring children to the school from different parts of the area. Otherwise, the school authority has decided to seek sponsorship to operate vans to pick the children up from their areas to the school.
A Mohan, Head Master of Government Higher Secondary school-Silvarpatti said that if they receive good response for English medium classes then the English medium will be extended to the XI standard as well. The school is going to enjoy the Central government benefit of Atal Tinkering Laboratory (ATL) and the government would provide Rs 20 lakhs to the school. In which, types of lab equipment for experiments, renovation of buildings, salary for the trained teachers and other facilities would be carried out, he assured. Then, the school would submit articles prepared by the students about their invention, three times in a year before the government, he added.
The central government has come forward to launch the ATLs across the country to cultivate one million children in the country as Neoteric innovators. The main objective of the scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds and inculcate skills. The ATL is a space for working and the young students can utilise the opportunity to shape their ideas in the workplace.
They will get an odd experience when they use the tools and types of equipment at a young age. The ATL will conduct regional and national level competitions among the students, exhibitions and seminars.