Spreading the Word at the Pariyavaran Sahitya Sammelan
Pune, Maharashtra | February 19th and 20th, 2020
Organised by the Environmental Conservation Association and Municipal Corporation at Autocluster, Chinchwad, the Pariyavaran Sahitya Sammelan saw the participation of approximately 15 schools.
Ten students from VII-A of S.B. Patil Public School, Ravet partook in the event wherein they conducted a street play on ‘E-Waste’ (or electronic waste) bringing about awareness and significance about the topic.
E-waste or electronic waste refers to electrical or electronic devices which are intended for disposal, repair, reuse, resale or recycling. Most of these devices contain harmful materials such as lead, beryllium, cadmium, or brominated flame retardants which in turn cause significant environmental damage and lead to health risks to the people they come in contact with.
Prepared by Ms. Varsha Deshmukh and the students of VII-B, a robot from e-waste, which garnered much attention and praise, was also displayed for the event. The participation was appreciated by Mr. Shravan Hardikar, Commissioner; and the Mayor of PCMC, Ms. Usha ‘Mai’ Dhore.
Inauguration of the Compost Making and Gardening Zone
Pune, Maharashtra | January 13th, 2020
The growing concern towards environmental degradation, climate change, global warming, loss of biodiversity and natural resources and its alarming consequences is deeply inflicted in the school lessons of students today to make them aware about this cause is the need of the hour.
Keeping this in mind, S.B. Patil Public School, Ravet has been working towards making its students realise the importance of conservation of nature and sustainable development of environment education.
We inaugurated the first-of-its-kind Compost Making and Plants Nursery Zone in order that students gain practical and real-life experience of gardening essentials, making compost, and propagation of seeds in the school nursery and garden. Our students have already sowed seeds of vegetable like potatoes, onions, fenugreek, coriander, tomatoes and sunflowers. The children enjoy working in the school garden and it makes a deeply rewarding experience for them when they harvest vegetables and observe the plants grow.
Our school has an Eco Club, wherein students are exposed to gardening work-experience activities and projects so that they learn the essentials and fundamentals of horticulture, propagation of indoor and outdoor plants, compost making and saving environment from the harmful impact of pollution and deforestation.
To inculcate upright habits such as avoiding wastage of water and usage of plastic and e-waste, compost making, sowing seeds of vegetables and herbs are some of the many projects related to environment conservation our school has taken up for the students in the gardening activities and the Eco Club.
We hope that our children will continue to learn the importance of sustainable development of environment. The activities on compost making and working in the school gardening nursery will bring them closer to Mother Nature and saving environment.