A new member in the classroom is always welcome. All the students get curious to know more about the member. But what if the new member is a green healthy plant?
Studies prove that a potted plant that is grown indoors in places like offices, residences is shown to have positive psychological effect. This provoked the thought of adopting a plant by each class at 3,4, and 5 level of Delhi Public School , Nacharam. Thus the new member was brought into each classroom. Curiosity piqued the students to learn more about it. They welcomed it with open arms. Under the guidance of their class teacher, the students carefully placed it in a safe place. Cards and posters were made to cheer their new member. The students gave names like Amigo, Blossom, Prakruthi and allotted a roll number and ID card to it in each class. Just as the students are taken out for outdoor activities, the plants are also taken out for their dose of sunshine and fresh air. Each student has decided to take turns to take care of it. It was found that when a child was lonely he went to his new friend and shared his feelings. The sight of this distinct member in the classroom has definitely had an impact on the young minds. The sight of this elegant member has the power to bring an instant smile to everyone’s face. It would not only lift one’s spirit, but also fill the mind with love and respect for nature.
– Likhita Makam –IV-M