With the active participation of the children and their parents we had a tree plantation drive. Children were educated in medicinal saplings. The enthusiasm has motivated the school to seek permission for sapling plantation in the neighbourhood.
‘Quality Food Quality Life’ is an attempt undertaken by the school to make pupils learn a few lessons of life. The pupil needs to outgrow the idea that farming is for the farmer and the urban man, only the consumer. The urban man is as responsible, if not more, toward a healthy environment. Stress of a fast paced urban lifestyle, increasing competition, pollution, progress and development all underline the fact that we need food so our bodies can cope with the same. The project endeavours to grow organic food using organic waste collected from the environment. Coconut shells, fallen leaves etc will decompose to form organic manure for the plants in beds made of all kinds of waste materials. Undertaken in the premises of the school, it will also endeavour to bring about awareness in the surrounding areas that such a project can be carried out successfully in an urban area. Herbs and vegetables that grow fast and will provide produce quickly will be grown. Such an environment also proves to be a biome that attracts a number of fauna like insects, caterpillars, butterflies and a number of birds. Concepts like pollination and metamorphosis can be taught practically. Education implies all round development of an individual and without a doubt the student who ‘does and learns’ learns better and for life.