ECO CLUB ACTIVITY 2022-2023
The members of the Eco club of DAV Boys senior secondary , Mogappair, with the support of the Principal, Headmistress and teachers were on a mission to educate the students on the various species of plants and trees present in the school premises, widening their curiosity and eagerness to learn about nature and its antiquities.
From trees as tall as the school to saplings that serve as umbrellas for ants, the school is also home to different species of trees and plants . Our campus is home to more than 60 trees belonging to about 30 species , as listed below.
Albizia julibrissin (Persian silk), Saraca asoca (Ashoka tree), Delonix regia (Gulmohar), Thespesia populnea (Portia tree), Peltophorum pterocarpum (Peela Gulmohar), Mallotus philippensis (Kumkum tree), Moringa oleifera (Drumstick tree), Ficus benghalensis (Banyan tree), Azadirachta indica (Neem tree), Bauhinia racemose (Bidi leaf tree), Muntingia calabura (Panam berry), Millettia pinnata (Indian beech), Ficus religiosa (peepal tree), Fraxinus Americana (White ash), Mangifera indica (Mango), Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (China rose), Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globules), Alstonia macrophylla (Match stick tree), Euphorbia tithymaloides (Redbird flower), Ficus carica (Fig), Dypsis onilahensis (Palm tree), Purunus dulcis (Almond), Ixora coccinea (Scarlet jungle flame), Dracaena aubryana (Corn plant), Monoon longifolium (False Ashok tree), Mimusops elengi (Spanish cherry), Psidium guajava (Guava).
The Eco club members under the guidance of teachers and the club heads Bhavik Jain, (Prakriti Veer) and Abhijit T. S. (Daan veer) did extensive research on every plant present on school grounds for weeks. The Eco club members enjoyed learning about the plants and their biological names, the intricately woven patterns in the leaves, and the ways of classifying them under families.
Both the common names and botanical names of the trees can be seen tied around their massive trunks. Volunteers from the Eco club, NCC, and students from classes 6 to 12 helped complete this task. The repeated viewing of these placards by the students as they move across the school campus will help them learn about versatility shown by nature and consequently love nature.
The work done by the Eco club is indeed admirable, and their productive use of time has set an example for all the students, encouraging them to partake in future activities.
We at DAV believe, adding fun to learning creates a better educational experience.
There are endless opportunities to teach students life skills and to kindle their passion.
The ‘Rangeela Program’ is a platform that provides students an opportunity to participate and explore various co-scholastic activities such as music, dance, drama, art and crafts, games and much more. The program is organized every first and third Saturday.
Every event of the ‘Rangeela program’ involves the participation of every student in some way or the other, thereby seamlessly enhancing learning and inculcating values of teamwork.
The able guidance and support of the primary school teachers play a pivotal role in bolstering and showcasing various talents of the students.
To promote this awareness, the following programmes are regularly conducted: