CBSE has decided to promote awareness about nature and biodiversity among students through its Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system. The central board’s training director Sadhna Parashar told principals in a letter that the “attittude to respect life forms must be promoted through classroom interactions and co-curricular activities”.
This step is being taken in support of a conference related to biodiversity being hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Hyderabad later this year. Ms Parashar added, “In sync with the national event and concern for biological diversity, CBSE considers it important for its schools to participate and popularize the awareness through optimum use of formative tasks related to issues and concerns about biological diversity and India’s role.”
The board has given some guidelines on how schools can include in CCE topics pertaining to biodiversity in such a way that students not only participate but also understand the gravity of it. Parashar writes that initiatives may include collaborative activities like bringing out newsletters, role play, slogan drives, and landscaping, exchanging and nurturing plants.