Mangan, 01 Oct:
In order to encourage active participation of students in extracurricular activities, the school administration and management of Gor Secondary School,Dzongu has givena facelift to the old wooden structure housewhich was the first school constructed in the area during the Chogyal’s rule.
The old wooden house has been repaired and set up as handloom and bamboo basket weaving centre for the students of the school as part of their extracurricular activities. Students are given first-hand training in weaving traditionalLepcha clothes, bags, etc. The weaving training has been initiated by senior teacher of the school, NaksukLepcha.
Gor SS, which has enrolment of 140 students,indulge in their extracurricular activities after school hours from Thursday to Saturday under the guidance of their teachers.
Local instructors for handloom weaving and bamboo basket weaving havebeen hired by the school administration. The money accrued from handloom productsis being utilised in providing stipend for the instructors, it is informed.
Apart from the handloom and weaving centre, Gor SS has also developed a class-wise kitchen garden,flower garden and a green house for vegetationto spread awareness about organic farming among students.
“Every extracurricular programme at GorSS is initiated toprepare the students for successful life ahead,” says headmistress of the school, TsetenLhamuLepcha.
She further shared that students arekeen to learn new things.
“We are also making them aware onhealth and hygiene which will be helpful in their day to day life,” she adds.
The enthusiastic students shared their experiences and added that they arelearning and enjoying it as a part of their education.