Lucknow: Let the walls do the talking
A city school has integrated public art to educate students on moral values and help them become better human being and lead a life with a purpose.Updated: Mar 14, 2019 15:49 IST
The writing is on the wall. The walls of school buildings now being put to use to impart value education to students. A city school has integrated public art to educate students on moral values and help them become better human being and lead a life with a purpose.
Educators at Seth MR Jaipuria School, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow is attempting to synchronize with the light of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy of unravelling the hidden potential within each child, of aligning them with their own inner, higher self so they may consciously and willingly start transforming their outer self.
Anjai Jaipuria, vice chairperson of the school, said, “We decided to use the building as the third teacher to expose our students to this wisdom. We wanted that wherever our students turn their gaze, they should experience only and only aesthetics and beauty, design and modernity” .
“The corridors were designed to be inter-active. The school came up with the design of a facade with five large walls that has been used as a canvas to expose the students to the concept of evolution and the four aspects that one need to refine in their personality - namely, Wisdom, Strength, Harmony and Perfection,” she further said.
The school designed the courtyards, libraries, research room, dance halls and all the passages into aesthetic artwork with strong message, said principal, Promini Chopra. “We believe the aim of life is to strive towards Perfection. Deep within every human being, a flame of aspiration is constantly inspiring him to progress – progress in his physical, emotional, mental, psychic and spiritual being,” she said.
Anjali Jaipuria said what finally emerged is a fulfilment of the labour of love of all the stakeholders; our students, teachers, principal, Harshvardhan, the artist and Team3. The school sought help of students in making these art work so that sense of belongingness develops in their heart, she said.