The All-Aboard series to help students ‘smile their way’ through the Class 12 Boards has been launched by HT Education with StudyMate, Association of Indian School Counsellors and Allied Professionals. It is supported by Expressions India: The National Life Skill, Values Education, School Wellness Programme.
A workshop in which students learnt concentration and relaxation skills and got answers to ‘tough’ math and science questions was organised as part of the All-Aboard programme at SD Public School in Pitampura recently.
School principal Anita Sharma stressed on the need for children to understand that they would be facing examinations not only when they studied but also while living their lives, so it was important to stay prepared for everything and not worry too much.
The session began with an ‘alertness’ test for the audience. Aparajita Dixit and Aparna Singh, counsellors with Expressions India, called out numbers coordinated with a set of exercises which everyone had to quickly respond to when the numbers were called out. The two counsellors also advised the students to eat right and improve their intake of fruits and vegetables and watch their carbohydrate consumption. Tips were given for time management, making time tables and creating flow charts for each chapter subject-wise for last-minute revision.
Healer and counsellor Pankaj Gupta taught the audience how to relax, namely by sitting upright on their chairs, observing their breath and calming the mind. Students also got an opportunity to talk to StudyMate experts, Raman Gurucharan for math, Brajesh K Trivedi for physics, Dr Alok Bariyar for chemistry and Saurabh Shukla for biology. When Gurucharan asked students to define maths, one of them quipped it was “Ma’am aaye tab ham soye” (let ma’am come and we’ll sleep). Gurucharan said people told him that math meant mentally affected teachers harassing students, which could easily be changed to mentally alert teachers helping students.