The curriculum of middle school offers maximum flexibility in terms of experiential learning. The main objective at school is to take up the responsibility of grooming children holistically, strengthening the scholastic and co-scholastic areas while reinforcing the value system. This age group is the most turbulent in terms of the emotional quotient, hence, maintaining a balance. In middle school, students are trained to acquire organizational and analytical skills and also gain confidence for year-end examinations.
Thus at TWT, we emphasize a structured learning process, where the teacher facilitates, inspires, and imparts a strong practical slant to the entire learning experience by utilizing varied, interactive and skill-based teaching like the concept of Mathematics is introduced through Abacus and Vedic Maths. Likewise, Science and Social Science concepts are strengthened through the application of the learning and Interdisciplinary method. The Wisdom Tree is proud of its efforts leading to its rock-solid reputation as an educational institution committed to supporting the engagement of students of the school in doing their tiny bits to bring a positive social change in society. TWT makes each child responsible for themselves and ready to create a position as a leader in the new economic and social climate.
The various social initiatives taken up by the school aim at blending a comprehensive classroom teaching program with a variety of community-oriented activities providing students with abundant opportunities for enriching personal growth, enhance civic awareness, and a progressive global outlook in line with The Wisdom Tree vision and mission.
In an attempt to make the students conscientious and proud Indian citizens, ‘The Wisdom Tree’ had collaborated with Karo Sambhav which aimed at creating awareness on critical environmental issues e.g. Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment's (WEEE), engaging students on preventive environmental strategies like circular economy, and inspiring them to take actions in their daily lives. The Karo Sambhav E-waste program was a journey of exploration, where students discovered the magnitude of the problem in their surroundings, and then looked for answers themselves. Through workshops and activities, our teachers engaged with the future leaders instilling the responsibility that will contribute to the movement of building a sustainable e-waste solution.
The objective of the program was to promote awareness about E-waste hazards and their management. The program was aimed at making an impact on stakeholders like students, their peers, parents, relatives, and communities and to encourage students to lead a sustainable lifestyle, and inspires them to become the catalysts of change.
The program consisted of various exercises based on the circular economy, understanding waste, design for the environment, E-Waste awareness, and collection. Teachers worked with the students on various activities, community projects, and practical fieldwork. Students were held to increase their awareness and understanding of e-waste management and recycling. Students also moved out of the classrooms to conduct interviews to gauge the awareness level of the school facility staff regarding e-waste management. To spread awareness among the teachers' workshop was conducted. Students also sensitized people regarding proper recycling and dismantling of E-waste through social media like Facebook, the Website of the School, etc.
Students took a detailed survey in their societies to spread awareness on E-waste. The survey not just helped them gauge the ground realities better but at the same time it sensitized the people, with whom they interacted, about e-waste management. The collected data were recorded and examined to make the ‘collection drive’ more effective. The E-waste collection team of TWT created leaflets to distribute in their school carnival and also in the nearby societies, to inform the residents about the e-waste collection drive. They organised skit and painting competitions in the societies to spread the awareness and encourage the residents to keenly participate in the e-waste collection drive. As TWT was the collection center for E-waste, bulk messages were sent to the parents informing them to drop the E-waste in the school on PTM days. Results were overwhelming! Student’s efforts and hard work translated into a high resident turnout and more than 90 kg of e-waste were collected by TWT.
The program was a huge success at making an impact on stakeholders like students, their peers, parents, relatives, and communities, encouraging students to lead a sustainable lifestyle, and inspired them to become the catalysts of change.
Like every year, students of The Wisdom Tree decided to take a pledge to make a lifestyle change that would impact not only those within the school but also the community outside of the school. The theme of this academic session was decided in keeping with the current water crisis faced by the state. So it has become imperative for the focus to be transferred towards the conservation of water and to build awareness that each one of us has the power to make a difference in this situation. Thus the theme for this year's awareness Program is: bound…every drop counts.