Classrooms designed as train; School reopening to be amusing
Puthoor (Kollam): The government schools in the state is all decked up to welcome the students on school reopening day which is close at hand. The decorations are as part of empowering government schools. Thazhathukulakada DVUP School also has designed its classrooms as train coaches in order to attract the children. The works of the classrooms are in the final stage.
The outside view of the classrooms looks exactly like a train. Class divisions, staff rooms, office and seminar hall are named in railway style. Art teacher of Veliyam BRC Athul Kumar, Appunni, Ajesh Babu, Athul Krishnan, Gokul and Manu were the artists who designed the classrooms as train.
There was a school named Tomoe Gakuen in Japan, which was destroyed during II World War. The school had classrooms in the shape of train coaches. Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a former student of the school, later wrote a memoir ‘Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window’.
The classrooms are shaped like train coaches inspired by a drama based on this book performed by the students last year, said headmaster of the school T. N. Hemanth. The school is already famous for innovations like bio diversity park, bamboo benches, ponds and tree shade classes. A project introduced by the school to reduce the weight of school bags was widely appreciated.