The Rajasthan Government has launched a new scheme – Joyful Saturday under which students of government schools will need not to carry their bags instead various recreational and learning activities would be held in schools students on second and fourth Saturday of each month.
The activities will support the students from classes 1 to 12 to improve their communication skills, creativity, critical and logical thinking.
A circular from Rajasthan School Education Council has recently been issued to all the district education officers and district coordinators of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, informing them that the “Joyful Saturday” programme is approved.
Activities to be held in government schools will include debate, poetry recitation, storytelling, puzzle solving, display of scientific magic tricks, toy making, and arts and crafts. The activities will also improve communication skills of students by making them communicate with police, doctors, nurses, and bank staffers. Plantation works, road safety, child rights’ club activities, display of motivational videos, gender-based videos (good touch, bad touch), games, etc, will also be held under six segments of expression or communication skills — creativity, critical thinking and logic skills, community skills, social sensitivity skill and physical skills.
“Students will be divided into three batches from class 1 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. Under the scheme, Rs 1,000 are also allocated to every school for the purchase of items required to organise the fun activities,” said the circular issued by Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan’s State Project Director Shivangi Swarnkar.
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