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‘No Books, No Bags’ : Developing creativity in students

‘No Books, No Bags’ : Developing creativity in students
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Carrying heavy bags, doing homework and completing syllabus have all been monstrous tasks for students However, things have been slowly taking a turn...

  • Potter’s Wheel, in collaboration with CCE-Finland, organised a half-day event on creative learning at Birla Science Centre recently
  • The organisation has already started a few schools that focus on creative learning

Hyderabad: Carrying heavy bags, doing homework and completing syllabus have all been monstrous tasks for students. However, things have been slowly taking a turn with the advent of technology and internet. Today, many students made electronic gadgets their lives.

Finland is recognised as the best country in the world in imparting quality education with the philosophy of play-way method with ‘No Books, No Bags’ policy by focussing on developing creativity among students.

CBSE in India is also planning to implement the same in the country in a phased manner.

Potter’s Wheel organisation, in collaboration with Council for Creative Education (CCE)-Finland, has organised a half- day event at Birla Science Centre Hyderabad recently.

More than 60 school managements and principals from twin cities, and other parts of Telangana, Vizag, and Bangalore were a part of the event.

“The programme was children centric. Here, the students will be taught to comprehend the language, skills and techniques. Equity, trust and bilingual syllabus are our basic principles,” said Sanjay Vomkarey, managing director at Potter’s Wheel.

“Whole day I’ll be busy with school, homework and tuition. I will be exhausted and will not have energy to do anything else,” said Hifza, a 3rd grade student.

“If there were no exams and homework, I would have had time to explore and experiment things,” said Varun, an 8th grade student.

“I don’t understand why I have to study Social Sciences and Mathematics, when I aspire to become a designer. I wish we had a curriculum where I can enhance my designing skills from schooling,” said Priya, a 9th grade student.

In the earlier days, children used to love going to school, but these days they are finding it difficult to go school and are seemed to be depressed with its atmosphere.

There is an immediate need to set up schools that work on creativity and enhancing skills of the children,” said Pooja Jha, a psychologist.

Potter’s Wheel had already started with a few of such schools across the country with two in Hyderabad, one at Secunderabad and one at Saidabad.

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