A two-day CBSE Summit on international life skills, values, gender, school health and well being was held at Choice School, Tripunithura. Schools from across Kerala and Karnataka participated in the summit.
Sunitha Sathesh, principal, Choice School, addressed the gathering and administered a pledge on upholding values among students and teachers.
Essay writing and exhibitions were held on the first day of the summit. Relevant social issues like drug abuse and gender discrimination were topics for the essay writing.
The events for day two comprised of a Youth Health Parliament where teams were divided into ministries like youth health and nutrition, child welfare, women and child. Four workshops were also conducted to discuss teaching and learning methodology on the topics, including adolescent peer educators , teacher or counsellor leadership.
The summit also screened films made by school students.
The facilitators of the Summit Manoranjini, principal, Sree Sarada Vidyalaya, Kalady, Kalpana Priya and Agnes Selvi, representatives of Expressions India, Chennai, highlighted the fact that visual communication media is emerging as an effective method of teaching and learning.
Speaking on the Summit, Indira Rajan, general secretary, Kerala CBSE School Management Association, emphasised the need for student involvement and their initiative in upholding the vision of former Indian President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam in his book - “India 2020, a vision for the New millennium”. She also opined that value based education is needed for the overall development and the students.