1.
Name of the project:
STUDY WELL WITHOUT THE LOAD
OF HELL
DESIGN FOR CHANGE CONTEST, 2010
Organized by ‘The Riverside School’
Team leader: 1. V. Balan, X Std
Team members:
2. A. Gopi Priyanka, X Std
3. L.S.N. Deepthi , X Std
4. M. Sirisha, IX Std
5. V. Akhil, X Std
6. K. Manisha, X Std
7. C. B. Prerana, X Std
MENTOR TEACHERS:
1. K. Rukmini, (Social studies),
Class teacher of VI standard
2. Sri. Balakishan (General Science),
Class teacher of VII std
KRISHI HIGH SCHOOL
Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University
Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030.
Andhra Pradesh.
2.
FEEL
• We the students experiencing the heavy load of bags while going to school
which we could not escape but silently suffer, thinking that carrying this much
luggage is nothing but hell.
• Today’s education has become overloaded to the children, which in turn making
the children to suffer both mentally and physically, learning less but carrying
more loads.
• Today’s competitive world has made education overloaded to the children
mentally (with lots to study) as well as physically (with lots of books to be
carried).How good it would be if there was some way out.
• We feel that why the children should carry such a heavy load at this tender age,
instead we can make the children learn more with fewer loads on their back.
• So we thought that if we can bring a small change in this regard many many
children will be benefited. Hence we have chosen the topic for our project for
the
DESIGN FOR CHANGE CONTEST, 2010 as
‘STUDY WELL WITHOUT THE LOAD OF HELL’
• Yes! This will be the right topic for the current scenario.
• We have chosen Class I to V children of our own school i.e. Krishi High
School, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad for implementing the project
3.
IMAGINE:
• We formed the team under the guidance of our beloved teachers, Smt Rukmini
and Sri Balakishan.
• We met Sri. Prakash Rao, Head Master, Krishi High School for guidance and
permission for implementing above mentioned project in the school premises.
He immediately accepted and guided with his valuable suggestions.
• We talked to the class teachers of I to V standard for implementing project in
their classes. They happily joined with us and encouraged us to proceed.
• Along with our mentor teachers, we met Govt. officials, doctor, Govt. school
teachers, parents and gathered different ideas to solve the above problem.
• The ideas generated are as follows:
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS:
1. Dr. Murthy, Professor, National Acadamy of Agriculature and Raral
Management (NAARM)
• Send the children to nearby school
• Weigh the weight of bags from 1 to 10th classes
• Animal should be loaded 1/10th of its body weight.
• But Children are carrying more than 1/10th of their body weight
• Teachers should design their time table to teach only three subjects per day.
• Home work and class work should be maintained in one book only.
• School should provide protected water so that weight of water can be reduced.
• Providing solar energy radiation for hot water for washing the hands
• Time table problem is one of the major problems that the children are facing.
• By using E book reader (magic slate) totally weight of bags can be reduced. It
can even reduce the deforestation
4.
2. Dr . Suhasini, Professor, Dept. of Agril. Economics, College of
Agjriculture, Rajendranagar.
• Take some practical examples
• Develop models
• Encourage creativity at very young age, so that there is no necessity of text
books
• Most of excercises up to 3rd classes, the examination should have voral
questioning.
• Avoid copy of notes, which consumes more time
• The lessons followed by a play makes them very active and interested through
practical things make them understand. For example ABACUS method.
• The student who is least in grasping should be given first preference.
• Teach by innovative methods
• Keep only text books with children and work books may be retained in classes
only
• Only one note book for each subject
• They should sit in class and complete work book parts
• In Delhi public school, primary classes children loads are less but for higher
classes loads are heavy.
• The attitude of parents and children should be changed.
• The subject matter in every subject is like a ocean. As per the interest, children
should be given freedom to learn about it.
• Asking the school children to prepare charts, models etc which can be used as
teaching aids which helps to learn practivally.
3. Dr. Ratnakar, Professor and Head, Extension Education Institute and
Special Officer, Krishi High School, ANGRAU, Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad.
• Change the time table so that three subjects can be covered in a single day
which reduces the lugguage by half.
5.
• Rack facilities must be provided in each class.
• Printed papers must be given as a reports of home works instead of books
which reduces the weight
• Parents must be involved in school activities
• Discussions with parents is necessary
4. Dr. M. Uma Devi, Principal Scientist (soils), Water Technology Centre,
ANGRAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.
• Adjust the time table in such a way that each subject is covered two times in a
day with less number of subjects covered each day which automatically
reduces the weight.
• Provide protected water in school, which reduces the weight of water bottles.
• Avoid unnecessary work books. If the students is thorough with the prescribed
text books of present day syllabus, that is more than enough.
• Encourage students to read the text books.
• Make males / correspondence to the Education Ministers and Higher officials
related to Education to reduce the syllabus which is really heavy now-a –days
and to provide protective water. Once the policy decisions are favourable,
matter becomes simple.
DOCTORS:
1. Dr. Satyapal Venga Reddy, MBBS, University Health Centre, ANGRAU,
Rajendranagar.
• No body bathers about physically handicapped children, who suffers a lot.
• Students becomes restless which affects their performance in curriculum
activities
• Concentration on studies decreases
• Growth gets hampered
• Due to weight abdominal cavity is affected which in turn affects their nutrition
• Experiance mental pressure in addition to physical inconvenience
6.
• Reduce the domestic pressure created by parents and teachers on the kids
which may lead to depression and even lead to the thoughts of commiting
suicide
• Creating social awareness is more important.
GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TEACHERS:
Teachers, Zilla Prarishath High School, Sivarampally,
Rajendranagar,Hyderabad.
• Work books are not at all necessary
• Teach every lesson in detail
• Provide protected water in the school premises it self
• Home work and class work should be written in one book only
• Give more importance to reading rather than writing.
PARENTS:
1. Dr. Jhansi Rani, Associate Professor, Dept. of Genetics and Plant
Breading, College of Agricualture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.
• Over weight of bags hampering the physical growth of children
• Unable to stand straight due to over weight on their scholdres.
• Defective postures reflecting that they are not self confident
• Dividing the text books into three parts
• Fixing the time table for additional subjects like General Knowledge, Moral
Sciences etc
• It is better to provide normal size note books instead of long note books
• The home works books can be reduced by dividing each subject home work
on alternate days or on some fixed time table
• Racks must be provided in schools for keeping class work note books / work
books which are not needed at home
2. Mr Venu Vandhanam, B Com, B.A. (Lit) Superiendent, Office of the
Dean of Agricualture, ANGRAU, Rajendranagar and President, Parents
Teachers Association, Krishi High School, Rajenranagar, Hyderabad.
7.
• More luguage means more expenditure from the parents for their children’s
education.
• Avoid carrying heavy loads of bags and provide quality education with new
technologies by reducing the weight of books.
• After listening to the opinions of different people our team
discussed with our mentors and decided to separate & stitch the
text books and work books in to three parts according to three
terms to reduce load. Children will carry only books of that term,
thus giving them relief from carrying a whole book.
DO
8.
• We have chosen I to V standards for implementing our project.
• Our team, and all the teachers and staff of the school involved in separating
the books in to three parts based on three terms and stitching them to make
three separate books.
• We handed over the first term books to the children and remaining two terms
are kept with the respective class teachers, which will be given to the children
when the time of those terms.
• We recorded the weights of the school children with their school bags from
class I to V before and after implementing our idea.
• For this we took the help of the respective class teachers.
• We have tabulated the data and computed the mean weight of children for
each class, mean weight of previous school bags along with tiffin carriage and
water bottles as well as mean reduced weights.
• We also computed the information on percentage of body weight of students
occupied by the load carried by children before and after implementation of
our project.
• We also computed the information on ratio between students body weight and
the load carried by them before and after implementation of project.
• We have generated respective graphs along with tables.
• The results indicated that in
Class I
• The student’s weights ranged from 10 to 22 kg with a mean weight of 14.09
kg.
• The weight of bags along with the tiffin boxes and water bottle ranged from
to 5 to 6 kg with a mean of 5.18 kg.
• The weights got reduced to 2 to 3 kg with a mean of 2.38 kg after reducing it
to terms wise.
• The mean percentage of body weights occupied by the load was 38.64 before
the implementation of the project which got reduced to 17.21 after
implementation of the project.
• The mean ratio between the body weights and the loads were 2.65 and 6.02
before and after the implementation of the project.
Class II
9.
• The student’s weights ranged from 20 to 25 kg with a mean weight of 14.09
kg.
• The weight of bags along with the tiffin boxes and water bottle ranged from
to 6 to 7 kg with a mean of 5.18 kg.
• The weights got reduced to 3 to 3.5 kg with a mean of 3.04 kg after reducing
it to terms wise.
• The mean percentage of body weights occupied by the load was 28.27 before
the implementation of the project which got reduced to 14.08 after
implementation of the project.
• The mean ratio between the body weights and the loads were 3.32 and 6.59
before and after the implementation of the project.
Class III
• The student’s weights ranged from 15 to 25 kg with a mean weight of 22.37
kg.
• The weight of bags along with the tiffin boxes and water bottle ranged from
to 7 to 8 kg with a mean of 7.48 kg.
• The weights got reduced to 3.1 to 4.0 kg a mean of 3.71 kg after reducing it
to terms wise.
• The mean percentage of body weights occupied by the load was 33.83 before
the implementation of the project which got reduced to 16.83 after
implementation of the project.
• The mean ratio between the body weights and the loads were 3.00 and 6.07
before and after the implementation of the project.
Class IV
• The student’s weights ranged from 15 to 25 kg with a mean weight of 21.90
kg.
• The weight of bags along with the tiffin boxes and water bottle ranged from
to 8 to 10 kg with a mean of 9.28 kg.
• The weights got reduced to 4 to 5 kg with a mean of 4.41 kg after reducing it
to terms wise.
• The mean percentage of body weights occupied by the load was 43.01 before
the implementation of the project which got reduced to 20.44 after
implementation of the project.
• The mean ratio between the body weights and the loads were 2.37 and 4.90
before and after the implementation of the project.
Class V
• The student’s weights ranged from 23 to 32 kg with a mean weight of 28.44
kg.
10.
• The weight of bags along with the tiffin boxes and water bottle ranged from 10
to 11 kg with a mean of 10.62 kg.
• The weights got reduced to a mean of 5.28 kg after reducing it to terms wise.
• The mean percentage of body weights occupied by the load was 37.64 before
the implementation of the project which got reduced to 18.71 after
implementation of the project.
• The mean ratio between the body weights and the loads were 2.62 and 5.43
before and after the implementation of the project.
Table 6 Weights carried by school children before and after implementation of
the project.
Mean Previous Mean Reduced
Class
Weight (kg) Weight (kg)
I 5.18 2.38
II 6.12 3.04
III 7.48 3.71
IV 9.28 4.41
V 10.62 5.28
Mean 7.73 3.77
Fig 1.
11.
Table 7 Percentage of body weight of student’s occupied by load before and after
implementation of the project.
Class Previous load Reduced load
I 38.64 17.21
II 28.27 14.08
III 33.93 16.83
IV 43.01 20.44
V 37.64 18.71
Mean 36.30 17.45
Fig 2
12.
Table 8 Mean ratio of student’s body weights to load before and after
implementation of the project.
Ratio after
Class Previous ratio
reducing
I 2.65 6.02
II 3.32 6.59
III 3.00 6.07
IV 2.37 4.90
V 2.62 5.43
Mean 2.79 5.80
Fig 3
CONCLUSIONS
13.
• Results from our research showed drastic decrease in the weight of the school
bag.
• On an average (Class I to V) the weight of the load got reduced from
7.73 to 3.77 kg.
• The percentage of load occupied by the student body weight got reduced
from 36.3 to 17.42 %.
• The ratio between student’s body weight and load increased from 2.79 to
5.8.
POST PROJECT WORK
• Happy with the concept, our Head master and Special officer Sri.Ratnakar
decided to implement the Idea this whole year and further too.
• After implementing to the classes I to V, now talks are going on to
implement it to higher classes by changing the time table, with less number
of subjects covered each day.
• We wish to pass on this idea to other schools too, so that their students will
also be benefited like us.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
Thanks to the DESIGN FOR CHANGE contest to invoke in us the spirit
& confidence to not just Change but improve…..to shape out into a good
Personality.
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