The Socially Useful Productive Work is tailored to meet individual student needs and they generally include a focus on basic academic skills with shift towards more functional programming and preparing students for independent living and working.
The propose demarcating a distinct curricular area as Socially Useful Productive Work is to emphasize the principle that education should be work centered, as the concept of SUPW is to be developed in the light of Gandhian philosophy of Basic Education, in and through work.
The aim of the curricular area is to provide children with opportunities of participating in social and economic activities inside and outside the classroom, enabling them to understand scientific principles and procedure involved in different types of work and in the setting in which they are found in the physical and social environment.
In our school SUPW has an important place in the curriculum. SUPW has the status of a full-fledged subject for the awarding of certificates and grades at the end of class X and XII. One hundred and fifty hours a year is to be spent for SUPW. Half of the total time is given to life skill activities and the other half is given to Community Service.
S.U.P.W program in our school comprises of:
- Village adopted by the school
- Mentally Challenged School
- Hearing Impaired School
- Life skills- work practices in the production of goods and services
- Organizing festivals
- Running school canteen
- Adult literacy
- Maintenance of Bulletin Board
- Decoration of school on special occasions
- Management of functions celebrations and exhibitions
SUPW is compulsory activity in class IV to VII. Common life skills activities for these classes are:
In class IX to XII activities are optional. Girls have to choose one community service and two life skills activities. Activities for senior classes are:
Specialized teachers are teaching these activities. The professional status of the teachers is the same as that of other teachers.
Pupils are trained, observed and evaluated and grades are given on the basis of their work and effort. These grades are reflected in the Half- yearly and Final Examination reports. Board classes X and XII grades are reflected in the Board Examination Mark- Sheet.
This School provides a unique opportunity for all round education. It has the security of the rich Mayo tradition and an ethos conducive to developing each child's potential to the fulles