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‘Teachers at Apeejay Kharghar ensured that students don’t lose out on the writing habit during online classes’

Mrs. Kaamna Walecha, mother of Apeejay Kharghar students Shivansh and Sarvin Walecha, appreciates the school teachers for their consistent efforts to work with students during online classes

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Mrs. Kaamna Walecha is a freelance counsellor and a motivational writer. Her children Shivansh Walecha and Sarvin Walecha are class 10 and 6 students at Apeejay Kharghar respectively. In an informal interview, Mrs. Walecha discusses how the school took special steps to ensure that the students retained their writing habit even during the online classes. Edited excerpts:

Why did you choose Apeejay Kharghar for the admission of both your children?

Apeejay Kharghar is a reputed brand in the field of education. We got excellent feedback about the school from people when we were new in Kharghar. Actually we belong to Delhi and were aware about the Apeejay schools and their immense reputation. So, we chose Apeejay Kharghar for the admission of our children.

Please tell us a bit about both the children and take us through their progress at school?

They are both doing well at school. My elder son Shivansh is a class 10 student, so he has been a part of a lot of activities at the school by now. He is a drummer and has been playing drums since Nursery. He even played the drums during the welcome of Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, when she visited the school to inaugurate the new nursery wing. As he grew up, he got inclined towards handball and was a part of the handball team at school. He played in the international handball tournament which the school held every year prior to the pandemic. He has been to Norway, Sweden and Denmark twice as a part of it. He was also chosen for the national level and had received a prize from the former Maharashtra education minister  five years ago.

 My younger son Sarvin is also very passionate about sports. He was a part of the football team in the school before the pandemic. He has edited school class assembly videos. He is heavily into video editing and utilised his skills during the online classes.

Are the teachers engaging well with the students?

Yes, they are engaging pretty well. During the online classes there was a special emphasis on the writing aspect. In many schools, the students had a problem writing the answers when the schools reopened. It was since they were out of writing practice. The teachers at Apeejay Kharghar have consistently given homework to the students, so that they don’t take the studies for granted and stay in regular touch.

What is the best thing about the school?

The best thing is the faculty itself. They are very cooperative and always guide all the students in studies and extracurricular activities.

How was the experience of online classes for your children?

The online classes for Apeejay Kharghar parents were different from the experience of other school parents. Here, there was a special emphasis on the writing part. It was as good as regular school with all the activities and projects. It was very good and appreciable.

Now that the school has reopened, are both the children happy to be back at school?

Yes, they are quite happy to return to the offline mode of education.   

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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