Corporation Middle School at Masakalipalayam in Coimbatore showcases cheerful artwork on its walls


A pink, blue and gray prepare chugs its approach throughout a wall at the Corporation Middle School campus in Masakalipalayam. It is the outer wall of the kindergarten classroom. At a distance is one other vibrant wall. “It’s the birthday wall. We celebrate birthdays of our students right here,” smiles Okay Mythily, head mistress of the varsity. All these work are carried out by a group from Cognizant as a part of the corporate’s employee-led volunteering programme referred to as Cognizant Outreach. The college campus is cool and inexperienced from all of the bushes inside. A small sandpit and play space for the kindergarten occupies one a part of it.

Coimbatore Corporation Middle School at Masakalipalayam in Coimbatore  
| Photo Credit:
S. SIVA SARAVANAN

The vibrant walls inside and outside the school rooms add to the thrill. From multiplication tables to Thiruvalluvar’s couplets, virtually each inch of the walls train the scholars one thing worthwhile. A classroom on the primary flooring doubles up as a library. P. Sakthivel, who teaches at the varsity says the library has 4000 books, collected by means of a social media initiative. “All the books came as donation. We have developed a library software now to keep track of out books.” The work in this room are themed round books and studying with portraits of Bharathiar, Buddha, and Thiruvalluvar together with a few of his couplets. Popular Tamil books are painted on to a different wall and it seems as an enormous guide shelf with the tomes.

Coimbatore Corporation Middle School at Masakalipalayam in Coimbatore

Coimbatore Corporation Middle School at Masakalipalayam in Coimbatore  
| Photo Credit:
S. SIVA SARAVANAN

It isn’t just work on the walls. All lecture rooms even have computer systems and wifi. “Most lessons in the syllabus are replicated as audio-visual presentations. A barcode key enables students to get updated information on the topics they are studying,” explains Sakthivel. Students additionally study parai, a conventional musical instrument. “We have over 18 extra-curricular actions overlaying quite a few subjects from silambam and karate to chess, yoga, origami, and robotics to maintain the scholars engaged,” says Mythily who believes this improved the attendance of scholars from 70 % to 92 per cent. “They don’t miss their classes now,” she says. To encourage efficiency, one scholar is picked because the star of the month and his or her efficiency is lauded with {a photograph} displayed on an artwork on the wall close to the doorway to the classroom.

Art on the wall

  • The group Cognizant Outreach has remodeled classroom walls as studying materials with their artistic work. While the areas on hall walls show work of mathematical tables, those inside the school rooms carry textbook classes. P. Sakthivel joins us as we enter the Std I classroom. A snaking caterpillar bears Tamil alphabets on its again. Cheerful work of greens sit fairly on the wall with many vibrant smileys
  • At one other classroom, there’s a pictorial show of components of a tree, and work that specify the Tamil calendar months. There are drawings instructing good manners. In the upper lessons, the walls bear info on the cultures of India, modes of transport, and so on. In normal IV, the photo voltaic system sits proudly on the wall

Ever since Mythily took over the varsity in 2017, she has labored to create a vivid surroundings for the scholars. “The teachers pooled in money for a a new coat of paint for the walls. Our student strength has grown now.” In the area of three years, the admissions have gone up from 100 to 320. She beams with satisfaction as she reveals that there have been recent admissions. “More than 100 new admissions in the previous year were of students who have shifted from a private school.” The college primarily caters to college students from the decrease financial strata of close by localities like Sowripalayam, Uppilipalayam, and Singanallur. “More than 50 per cent of students come from a background where parents are daily wage earners with no education.”

Mythily is all reward for the social media. The college has been in a position to attain out for assist and obtain it. For instance, an alumni of the varsity who lives in the US learn up about them on Facebook and he now sponsors the robotics lessons. She firmly believes that kids will excel if they’ve the proper surroundings. “But, this requires time. Our students today are regulars in quiz programmes and handwriting competitions. They always come back with prizes.”

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