Alwar’s Government Senior Secondary School, Railway Station, takes its name quite literally.
Here the classrooms have been painted like passenger compartments, the principal’s office looks like an engine and the veranda is the “platform”, where students hang out.
“Children are always fascinated by trains and enjoy travelling in them. Government school buildings need to become attractive for students to have a sense of pride,” principal Purushottam Gupta said, voicing a common concern about students increasingly opting for private schools.
Just to be clear, the school is not situated on a railway station. When it started, it was barley 50 metres from the station and ran from a heritage building. Some year ago, the school shifted to a housing board colony two km away but the name stuck.
The boundary wall look like a goods train, with wagons loaded with inspirational messages for young minds.
Read more of this in a report by Rakesh Goswami published in Hindustan Times....