Myriad creative expressions on govt school compound wall

A view of the painting on the compound wall of Government High School at Nadugodu.

The compound wall of the Government High School at Nadugodu is adorned with beautiful and informative paintings.

The credit for this goes to the drawing teacher of the school, Sundar, along with a student, Dhanraj, and other drawing teachers.

With this, the dull school exterior compound wall has become a treat to the eyes of the general public as well as the students.

Speaking to DH, School Headmistress Shobha said, “It was a dream to make the compound wall of the school look colourful and attractive. When I informed it to the drawing teacher Sundar, he too readily agreed. Except during the election duties, the drawing teacher of the school along with Dhanraj, a class 10 student of the school, painted the compound wall utilising the summer holiday. As the two were finding it difficult to complete the task, they were joined by art teachers Manjunath from Katipalla School, Gopalakrishna from Adyapadi school, Poornesh and wife of Sundar, who is also expert in drawing in completing the task.”

Along with colourful drawing, the compound wall is also informative as it provides information on traffic signals, education, on health and cleanliness, Akshara Dasoha and computer education.

Even the school building walls will also be adorned with colourful informative paintings in the future, said the headmistress.

The school is utilising the prize money of Rs 50,000 which it received under National Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2016-2017 and it has also contacted donors to raise funds for painting the walls, she said.

The Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar Competition was launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The government of India launched ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya’ (SBSV) in 2014 to ensure that all schools in India have access to separate functional toilets for boys and girls.

The initiative also has its emphasis on promoting safe and appropriate hygiene practices in schools and behaviour among children.

This government school has achieved 100% results continuously for the last five
years.

“When the number of students dwindled, the government primary school started English medium from the sixth standard and it was continued by the high school from 2015. As a result, the school admitted 15 students for eighth standard last year,” said the headmistress.

The school is also doing its bit in water conservation.

The Kateel Gram Panchayat has completed the work on recharge of borewell in the school premises recently.

As a result, rainwater from the roof of the school building percolates into the borewell.

“I want to ensure that rainwater from our school premises is not wasted. The impact of water recharge will be known within a year or two. In fact, a house situated near to the school has been depending on water from the school during peak summer,” she said.

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