Coimbatore School Science teacher, Mrs. Jamuna, decided to make the class room learning interesting by teaching the lesson outdoor.
The topic was ‘Save Energy’ with content on renewable resources like solar energy. All Isha Vidhya schools have facility of heating water through solar energy. This was sponsored by generous donors and has helped us save a lot of fuel while heating water for mid day meals.
Mrs Jamuna took 5th grade students to the solar water heater panel and off grid solar photo voltaic power plant area for the lesson. Students were already familiar with the idea that solar energy can be harnessed as an alternate source of energy. They asked many questions about working of solar plant, capacity, application cost of installation etc. and wanted the teacher to explain.
The teacher Mrs. Jamuna shared: "I was delighted with their interest in wanting to know about how the solar system functioned. A simple change of location brought increased interest and easy learning among students!"
Coimbatore school receives award for 100% results!
By Venkat Ramakrishnan - Project Leader
Teachers with the school award
Every year, the Academic Council of Matriculation Schools conducts award functions to honour the schools which produced 100% students passing in the SSLC (10th grade) examinations, and the Higher Secondary Board (12th grade) examinations.
In the last week of November, such a function was conducted which was attended by the Coimbatore school. The school received an award for producing 100% result in the SSLC exams in 2016, as well as for producing lots of 100% scoring in Maths, Science and Social studies, by the school students!
Teachers of those subjects also received certificates of appreciation.
The award and the certificates were given by Inspector of Matriculation Schools officer Mrs. Vanaja, and District Education Officer Mrs. Thenmozhi.
The school staff share: "We felt very happy to receive the award. We've shared the same with our students & staff in the school assembly!"
We attach a couple of pictures of the same for your viewing. We hope and wish that more and more Isha Vidhya students excel in the subjects and clear the examinations such that they can chart their path for their higher education or gainful employment of their choice!
The fund-raising platform Global Giving, through which you donated to Isha Vidhya on #GivingTuesday, when we raised around $27,000 on a single day, has partnered with 'Imprint' to design a custom-made 'Thank You' note to all of you who have supported Isha Vidhya so far.
This note is prepared by all of us at Isha Vidhya.
We would like to bring to your attention that the recurring donation match campaign is still on at Global Giving (subject to matching funds being available at the time of your donation).
If you start a recurring donation and sustain it for atleast 3 months, Global Giving will match one of those donations 200%. That means, if you donate $75 ($25 each month), Global Giving will put $50, so Isha Vidhya will get $125! We request you to make use of this opportunity, as it will also enable you to contribute in small amounts monthly towards Isha Vidhya.