Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (SP)
Puttur, November 18: For students in particular, attending classes in the hot summer months turns out to be a horrible punishment. Almost all school buildings, public and private, are made of concrete. During the summer months, the heat inside becomes unbearable. But there is a school in this taluk where children are not bothered by the outside temperature. Because the school has a theater with a thick green blanket and the school has provided the children with the opportunity to be under this cool blanket for a few hours each day.
This facility was made available in the Keyyur government public school in the taluk. This public school has a large number of students and the school badly needed additional space to accommodate them. This school, with the help of local farmers, created a classroom using coconut and areca leaves. This classroom stays cool even in the midst of the summer heat, and therefore the students love to be under this roof. The school places more importance on classrooms supported by nature.
In the theater for children’s entertainment activities, a classroom was created for the benefit of children. This theater is different from the others because the roof of the theater has been covered by the thick growth of green climbing plants. Thanks to this blanket, even in the height of summer, the classroom remains cool and comfortable. For this reason, children of different classes have the opportunity to attend lessons under this cool blanket for one or two hours a day.
This system has been continued with the intention that the summer heat will not harm children. It is guaranteed that the climbing plants here do not harm children in any way. This is maintained every year.
School staff planted various vines four years ago in an effort to provide a thick green roof for the theater. Veins like fashion flora, den bergia grandiflora and passion fruit have been planted. These veins grew well and covered the whole room. They have also become a home for different birds. Drip irrigation has been set up to provide water, and the children take care of the vegetation and water needs. People also helped the school. After creating the roof with veins, the school was able to save around 2,000 rupees that it would otherwise have to spend on renting shamiyana during talent and other events.