Thanks to management of Brindavan Public School – Coonoor, the first batch of students had an exposure to what happens to their waste – the importance of minimisation of waste in the first place by following the 4 ‘Rs’ – Reduce – Refuse – Reuse – Repurpose, and lastly where waste generation is unavoidable, the importance of segregation and recycling.

The exercise focussed on the participative learning component of student centric activities which encourages learning by doing, using small groups, concrete materials, open questioning, and peer teaching.

Today’s activity was for students of Standard VI, and Brindavan School and Clean Coonoor will be holding subsequent sessions for other Grades on a bi-weekly basis in the forthcoming weeks.

We plan to expand this activity to other schools as well, and also rope in the help of other organisation working along similar lines for a better coverage of activities.

As a new strategy to keep the town clean and create awareness on littering, Clean Coonoor has started Neighbourhood Cleanups.

Read our recent post about this initiative on our Home Page for more details, and please do contact for organising such an activity in your neighbourhood..