The school will have staggered arrivals and departures and the students and other members will undergo thermal screening before boarding the bus and hands free sanitizers will be placed for hygiene, says Jyoti Arora, Principal, Mount Abu Public School in a conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
The guidelines are not clear about re-opening of schools, how Mount Abu is getting ready for it (SOP)?
Looking at the present challenges due to COVID-19 the school has prepared its SOP so that the physical opening of school does not face any problem in the process of imparting education.
The school will have a task force team especially constituted to ensure proper safety and hygiene and will have training of staff for survival skills. Zones will be demarcated as Red, Orange and Green and only that sports will be taken wherein appropriate distance can be maintained among the players In order to avoid commotion ,the school will have staggered arrivals and departures and the students and other members will undergo thermal screening before boarding the bus and hands free sanitizers will be placed for hygiene.The washrooms will be having contact less taps with foot tapping valves.
Mount Abu is one of the decorated schools in the country; what are the plans to continue its legacy?
Mount Abu School believes in imparting quality education the learners to make them capable enough to carry forward the legacy of the school with pride. So the school keeps on emphasizing on the aspect of experiential learning thus making the children learn the concepts so as to keep them in sync with the real happenings of the world. The school keeps imbibing the values among the children so that they carry forward the legacy and make a world with better place with best of humane with real human values.
A mental stress can be witnessed with the students due to lockdown, how Mount Abu is dealing with it?
Since the times are very challenging so the school took the notice of the circumstances and started getting connected with the students online through different session aimed at motivating them to remain calm and composed and use their energies in a positive way. To maintain the flow of the school routine ,the schools keeps celebrating the events virtually so that the students remain engaged and stay connected.Since it is now NEW NORMAL way of education so we have trained the staff in all the aspects wherein they stay connected with the students all the day.
How virtual classes are different and are they beneficial for students in longer run?
Yes, I would say that this COVID 19 has brought a huge transformation in the education sector .What we never even thought has become the trend .Online classes are surely beneficial for the students .They are able to have flexibility of time and are able to explore more as compared to teaching in the four walls of the classroom .On line classes have opened the doors for better research and have taught the time management skills to a large extent.
Online classes are not the solutions as there is an uncertainty of re-opening of schools, how schools can deal with it.
Online classes are happily welcomed by the students and parents as they know that this is the best medium of staying connected and continuing the learning process .I understand that there is a lot of uncertainty but online classes are the best ways of imparting education as learning should never be hindered by any obstacles.