Don Bosco School , Alaknanda prides itself on having one of the most spacious and green campuses in Dellhi . The huge buildings in their greyish hues, with their airy, well lit corridors and pathways and adequately ventilated class rooms, are a unique blend of purposeful functionality and comfort. The school has a state-of-the-art auditorium with good acoustics and an effective sound and lighting system , with a seating capacity of more than 1500 students. The school also consists of lush green open spaces with beautifully maintained gardens and a great variety of flora .
In a bid to create a more dynamic and comfortable learning environment for the students, the school has initiated a wide array of renovations.
The hall adjacent to the main entrance to the auditorium has been refurbished with gleaming tiled floors and freshly painted walls. The passage way connecting the hall to the senior school building has been widened creating an impact of wide open well lit spaces for easy entry into and exit from the auditorium . To ensure more security and convenience for all , the toilet facilities for visitors have been relocated outside to an area near the football grounds. The roofs of the entrances to the auditorium , both from the junior school building and senior school building, have been covered.
New light weight and long tables with sufficient storage for two students and comfortable chairs have been introduced in classes I and II. For the pre-primary classes, each of the four sections have been given attractively designed colourful tables and chairs , with a unique colour code for each section to facilitate easy identification by the tiny tots.
The KYAN facility has been introduced in one section of each class in the school. Knowledge-Yan is an integrated community computer that functions as a computer, projector, and television. The KYAN software enables concepts to be demonstrated to students through the use of subject specific audio visual presentations . Technology based learning, assignments and evaluations have made the classrooms more participative , enjoyable and effective.
The science and maths labs have all been freshly painted. The stools have been redone and colour coded. All the labs have been equipped with the whiteboard and the kyan equipment.
Storage facilities have been extended with the addition of cupboards in the Maths and Chemistry labs .
New teaching aids for mathematics have been acquired.
The chemistry lab has been refurbished with sparkling new wall and floor tiles. New worktables have been built . The racks on the tables have been removed and the wash basins have been fitted with new faucets. New cupboards for lab apparatus and also for the students to keep their apparatus have been added. New burners have been acquired. The fume chamber has been removed and the lab has been fitted with more exhaust fans. The storage area has also been done up.
The football ground has been embellished with new grass worth to facilitate a dust free playing environment. The basketball courts have been revamped too. New sports equipment for both indoor and outdoor recreation have been purchased.
Wash rooms have been renovated with new tiles and modernist structures to ensure that proper cleanliness and hygiene is maintained. Safe drinking water facilities are installed for the benefit of pupils and staff to increase safety and reduce illness.
The library has been renovated. New tables and chairs have been acquired. The facility of e-reading using the Amazon Kindle device has been introduced.
The Kindle device offers a built in dictionary, wi-fi access and storage capabilities to include thousands of books.
Don Bosco Alaknanda Library is one of the few libraries in India wherein each student in a class has access to the kindle device.
8. GRILLED WALL and CEMENT TILES
Keeping in mind the safety of the students, the walls of the passageways connecting the senior school and junior school buildings have been embedded with metal grillwork.
The pathway from the Kindergarten classrooms to the school back gate have been paved with cement tiles.
25 laptops have been acquired and distributed to the coordinators and the various departments in the school.
The room for the Coordinator, counselor and special educator has been fitted with new furniture. The flooring of the ground floor staffroom and music room has been changed.
The completed refurbishments have resulted in a much brighter environment which in turn has increased the energy in the classroom and improved the learning environment with many more children taking part. Hands-on learning with the help of the new learning aids is the new norm and equips students with the necessary skills to excel . The technology aided learning environments together with the existing popular games and recreational facilities provide a healthy platform of education for the students.