The SSLC exams are around the corner, most schools are holding special program or evening classes to improve the performance of their students. A Mangaluru government school has gone a step further.
It has offered an encouragement to its students are unlikely to ignore a two-day tour by flight to Bengaluru for those who score more than 90 per cent in the exams that are considered a foundation in a student's life.
The Headmistress of the Car Street government school here revealed that the teacher who handled social studies in the school had casually told the students last year about the prize on doing well.
The students had got "super excited" and worked very hard after that.
"To motivate the students to study well in the very important SSLC exams, Sujatha Hegde told them that the school would fly them to the state's capital city. When three students went on to score in access to 90 per cent marks, we honored her announcement even though we had no funds for it," Rajeevi K said.
Money was arranged through donations, the students were taken to Bengaluru by flight, which they enjoyed a lot, as it was their first such experience, according to her.
They were also taken to prominent places like the Vidhana Soudha before returning by bus. After the good results, it brought them last year, teachers of the school are repeating the formula this year too. As many as 26 students of the school are appearing for the upcoming SSLC exams.
"We made the announcement this year too. Our children come from very poor economic backgrounds.
Many of them are children of laborers. This is an attempt to encourage them to perform well. We can see them working really hard to get past the 600 mark," she said.
Solar lamps are provided to students.
In an earlier event, the headmistress said they were shocked when they got to know that a few students were not performing well because they had no electricity at home.
"At a time when children spend the whole night studying, these children would have to sleep as soon as it turned dark. We approached a club with the request to light up these homes, and through their help provided solar lamps to such households," she said.