In the annual HT-- C-fore survey of the tricity’s schools, Hansraj Public School has topped the charts in Panchkula on life skills education. It scored 37 points out of 50. Last year, it was the third best.
The Gurukul, which was on the top last year, has slipped to number 2 with 36 points. Bhavan Vidyalaya is third with 35 points. Last year, it was ranked second.
The Gurukul has been showing films to students to inculcate life skills and has 100 titles for that, along with a workbook. Students indulge in activities where they learn to be team players and leaders. Besides, a batch of 25 students of the school is participating in a Business Enterprise Challenge sponsored by British Council.
Here, students have been working in teams. Bhavan Vidyalaya has gone down a rank to be the third best this time.
In value system integration, Bhavan has retained its top position with 37 points out of 50. Hansraj Public School has jumped to the second spot from fourth last year, with 36 points. Little Flower Convent School is third with 35. Apparent from the wafer-thin margin, the competition has been tough here as well.
“Our education is a blend of traditional culture and a modern outlook,” says Urvashi Kakkar, activity coordinator at Bhavan.
On social accountability, Hansraj Public has retained its top position with 36 points out of 50. Bhavan has also retained its second position with 35, while Little Flower Convent is third with 34. Bhavan has two school counsellors who deal with students’ psychological problems. Special workshops and seminars are held and it has a cinema module as well.
“Life skills are a key product of education. Participating in competitions also helps students learn these skills,” says Rajni Thareja, director, academics, The Gurukul.