Principals from different CBSE schools discuss life skills and co-scholastic education

Discussions on emerging challenges and trends in the modern classroom marked the Sahodaya Principals’ Meet held in the premises of Spring Dale Senior School. The event saw Principals from different Sahodaya schools converge at Spring Dales to put their heads together to mull out best practices to deal with these challenges.
Mrs Manju Singh, of Show Theme, EkKahani, Adhikar, and Swaraj, (the critically acclaimed shows of Doordarshan) and Golmal (directed by Hrishikesh Mukherji) fame, presided over the proceedings of the day. Addressing the gathering, Mrs Singh stressed on the need for education to be wholesome, creative, interesting and appealing to entice and motivate children to learn.
“There is a dire need to make education creative and interesting to encourage children to learn and imbibe good values,” she said. Laying stress on the teaching of life skills and values, Mrs Singh said that WorldKids Foundation started by her reaches out to children and young adults with a world of compelling films that engage their imagination besides invoking the creative genius in them, thus teaching them to respect their own intellect and connect with the global culture.
She has been nominated as a member of CABE on Co-scholastic and Life Skills Education. She worked on a pilot project with Spring Dales in 2014on assessment of life skills and value education. She was particularly impressed with the co-curricular programme of the school. Mrs Singh added that her ‘Lessons in the Dark’ programme is designed in such a way so as to teach life skills and promote universal values through the visual medium to the students.
“Besides affording the Principals of CBSE schools with a chance to meet, the event provided them with an opportunity to discuss the challenges that lie before the modern educators and the means by which these could be tackled effectively particularly in non academic areas like value education, personality development and life skills,” said Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society welcomed the visiting Principals. “The school is committed to the cause of hosting more such meets to aid the dissemination of good quality education in the region,” they said.
Spring Dale Senior School