A school is a pious place of learning. It is said to be the temple of Goddess Luxmi. The school plays a significant part in shaping the future personality of a child. A good school is a center for learning good habits at a tender age which has an everlasting impact. Our country is not fortunate enough to provide good schooling to all the school going children. The schools are generally not provided with food facilities like good buildings, teachers, equipment and the like. Only a few schools in big cities are good centres of learning and education. The schools in rural areas and small towns present a very bad picture resulting in very poor performance of students. Lot of improvement is required in this field, then only can we boast of being a developing country.
I read in the Bal Bharati Public School, Karol Bagh, New Delhi. My school is at a walking distance from my house. The building of my school is three-storeyed. It is painted in red colour on the outside and in white colour from inside. It is a spacious building. In all there are 60 class-rooms, a hall, a large library, three laboratories and two staff rooms. There is a small but comfortable separate room for the visitors. The Administrative Block of our school is a separate structure. It consists of the Principal’s room and the office. There is a large courtyard where we assemble in the morning for prayers. In the big hall cultural activities take place. Adjoining this hall is our dispensary. In front of the hall there is a large open space used as a playground. On the three sides of this ground are flowerbeds and lawns. The lush green lawns, plants and flowers around this open space make it a pretty sight to look at. Our principal and a few of our teachers are very fond of gardening. They look after the flowerbeds with great care. There is also a gardener. He is well trained in his work of gardening. He also has a long experience in the line. There is a grand swimming pool where every facility is provided to the students to learn swimming.
All our laboratories are well equipped with instruments, etc., for doing practicals. The library and its big reading room are a specialty of my school. There are thousands of books on all school-subjects. In the reading room we enjoy reading newspapers, magazines and books. About 50 students can sit at a time in the library and reading room. The school has its own canteen where some eatables, hot tea, coffee and cold drinks are always available at subsidised rates.
There are about 2,000 girl and boy students in our school. It is a co-educational school. Education and learning are imparted in Arts, Commerce and Science subjects in our school. Last year computer training was added to the long list of our school subjects. It is one of the best schools in Delhi. The results of my school arc a matter of envy for many other schools in the city. In games and other extra-curricular activities also my school enjoys a high reputation.
The standards of our school are very high. The teachers of my school are highly qualified. They are a devoted team of men and women headed by an experienced Principal. They love the students like their own sons and daughters. Special classes are held for weak students. Brilliant students are also given extra coaching. The poor and needy besides meritorious students are liberally given stipends and scholarships. That is why students from far off places of the city come seeking admission in my school.
In real sense, our school is an ideal school. I like my school very much. I take pride in being a student of such a good school.