Springdales Schools have entered the World Book of Records under “honour category” for organising largest agglomeration of 1500 students to create awareness regarding a “sustainable future”. On March 15-16, 2019, the Springdales organised a two-day fest, Hamara Paryavaran – An Environmental Science Utsav at the Environmental and Work Experience Farm in Chattarpur.
Presenting the certificate of commendation at the valedictory function of the Hamara Paryavaran, Dr Saumitra Rawat, Chairman & HOD-Surgical, Gastro & Liver Transplant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital also lauded the efforts of the school to impart practical knowledge to future citizens of the country, which he said would go a long way.
Welcoming the distinguished guests, which included members of the Old Springdalian Association, Director, Springdales Schools, Dr Jyoti Bose appealed to the students to become the “sustainable change makers” of tomorrow and create a better and brighter world by adopting sustainable practices.
Springdales Schools have been running an active environment programme at its Environmental and Work Experience Farm at Chattarpur for more than four decades. The yearlong activities aim to equip all junior and middle school students with knowledge, skills and deep understanding of environmental issues confronting planet Earth and create respect and appreciation for Mother Nature.
The students from both branches of the school visit the farm on a rota basis to witness a rural set-up, learn and actively participate in a variety of “hands-on” nature projects. This year long programme culminated in the Hamara Paryavaran event, and included a display of “hands on’’ science projects and experiments, interactive workshops on best out of waste, recycling of paper, nutrition for sustainability, weather monitoring, art work and other farm activities.
Calling it a landmark movement in the history of Springdales Schools, Rajni Kumar, Chairperson, Springdales Education Society, urged the students to preserve the Planet Earth for future generations.