TechnoparkToday.com(Dec,2013) : Grade 2 students from the Trivandrum International School (Trins) have been campaigning in the city to raise awareness about the responsible use of public spaces.
The children, aged seven to eight years, put up posters, distributed flyers and interacted with visitors and passersby at stores, supermarkets, eateries, petrol stations and other public places on Wednesday.
The activity is part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) being implemented at Trins. The curriculum encourages children to engage with local communities, develop a sense of belongingness and take direct action on social issues.
The students, supported by their parents and teachers, campaigned at the Nilgris supermarket in Nanthencode, Style Plus store, Ambrosia and Supreme bakers at Kowdiar, the Jawahar Nagar petrol station and at Kanakakunnu Gates.
They spoke to visitors about individual responsibility and collective efforts to ensure cleanliness in public spaces, courtesy to fellow users, and eco-friendly and sustainable practices.
Trins is the first school in Kerala to actively implement PYP, a system of theme-based learning, as part of its progressive and student-friendly curriculum designed to ensure that the students grow up to be responsible, action-oriented global citizens of tomorrow.
The learning programme for Grade 2 students is currently centered on the theme “Physical & virtual public spaces provide people with opportunities to make connections and establish a sense of community”.