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Education department supports 2 ‘bag-free’ days a month in UT schools

UT education department has suggested its schools to make changes in the existing system and facilities at schools to prepare teachers and students for the challenges of the 21st century.

punjab Updated: Jun 14, 2017 12:31 IST
Shub Karman Dhaliwal
The UT education department has suggested changes in the existing system for making schools future­ready.
The UT education department has suggested changes in the existing system for making schools future­ready.(HT File Photo)

Post summer vacations, students of pre-primary and primary classes of the city government schools could opt for two Saturdays in a month as ‘bag-free’.

UT education department has suggested its schools to make changes in the existing system and facilities at schools to prepare teachers and students for the challenges of the 21st century.

The pre-primary classes include nursery, pre-nursery and kindergarten and primary classes are from 1st to 8th.

The department has suggested that two Saturdays in a month be treated as activity days, and a class-wise monthly calendar of activities be prepared. The schools may also hold parent-teacher interaction day on last working day of every calendar month.

Every week, Saturdays be utilised by calling the parents of one specific class for interaction with the principal and the counsellor, where the problem faced by the students of class could be shared with the parents and the proper record of the same be maintained, district education officer (DEO), Rajinder Kaur, has said in her letter to all the schools.

It has also been recommended that students be allocated different gardens for studying types of flowers, temperature conditions and water requirement of plants. The schools have also been advised to keep a visitor’s book for comments.

‘INTRODUCE AWARD FOR CLEANLINESS’

The administration has also suggested schools to introduce a ‘Golden Trash Can Award’, under which winner class will get an appreciation letter. The classes be judged every week. The UT has also recommended green bin for wet waste and blue bin for dry waste to be provided in classrooms, toilets, near canteens, midday meal rooms and other places.

UT has also suggested another move to promote cleanliness among students through ‘30 second rule’ under which everyone in a particular building or room stops and cleans the surrounding for next 30 seconds during the last working hour of the day.