//‘Lockdown’ student cultivation

‘Lockdown’ student cultivation

Teacher Saritha Vijaykumar found Covid-19 lockdown a perfect opportunity to explore ways to engage children in more creative and healthy pursuits than just sitting at home and getting bored! “When the lockdown was implemented, children were left idle; unable to even go out and play with friends. I realised that this is the best time for children to explore new skills. Farming is something that can come in handy anytime,” shares Saritha. She has been an avid backyard farmer most of her life, enjoying fresh vegetables from her home garden. She thought of teaching this life skill to her students.

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The author is a former Director of Gurjarvani centre for communication and currently an environmental activist at Sevasi, Vadodara.