What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades but a school that teaches a different way of looking at the world and learning from HANDS ON EXPERIENCE.
An apt example for this is THE GREEN ACRES ACADEMY ,PUNE which is an expanded campus of Mumbai’s top emerging school founded by MR. Rohan Parikh.
Infrastructure: Built keeping the needs of children in mind so that they get abundant light and ventilation, AC in summers and ergonomically designed chairs.
Well equipped with state of the art facilities like
✔Music room (variety of instruments)
✔Dance Studio(ceiling to floor mirror like a professional studio)
✔Wellness Centre(with a full time nurse)
✔Washrooms (just like one finds at airport/malls)
At TGAA, they create a child friendly environment based on trust , affection and care. In accordance with this, they have pioneered their ,”CIRCLE TEACHING” pre primary program to ensure that the students and the teacher sit at the same level building real connections so that kids are at ease when learning.
They make sure the teaching and learning process is through play way method. They believe in involving students actively with their subjects rather than rote learning where kids just become bookworms.
Apart from PTA, PTM, weekly updates(through mail or seesaw app), they also conduct workshops for parents based on child nutrition, health and development, phonics, growth mindset, parenting. And when parent and teacher interaction is at frequent intervals , that equals to an educated child.
An hour of physical activity( dance or sports) is a part of their regular curriculum and every child has to participate in it. Kids with special talents are further given ‘Excellence Program’ to hone their skills.
The day when I visited , they had their science week going on and every kid presented a project on the given theme. I was spellbound seeing such small kids present it so confidently.
Learning is a never ending process and so inspite of having highly trained staff and teachers, training and workshops for teachers are conducted throughout the year to stay updated with innovative learning methods.
With one building functional now, they plan to expand it to three buildings with multi utility sports ground, kids play zones, indoor sports room and much more.
A lot has been thought of while building the infrastructure like a few years from now if notebooks are replaced with laptops , they have provision to keep themselves abreast with the changing methods.
With so many things to consider right from the development of the child in the true sense ,to provide comfort in every way and insightful planning to keep themselves relevant for years from now , every parent planning to seek admission for their kids must visit this school. I am sure you will be as awestruck as I was.