You know how they say that the days you spend in school are the best days of your life? But even these happy memories have the chance of being marred by flashbacks of exam stress, being weighed down by not only heavy school bags, but even the homework that comes with it. After hearing the story of Abhyasa Vidyalayam, you'll be assured, just like we are, that the students of this school will only carry warm memories of school days in their hearts.
Some of the students from the school are now studying in IIIT-Hyderabad, TISS, NID and NIFT, among other prestigious institutions
So, what's so special about Abhyasa Vidyalayam? Imagine a school which doesn't require you to wear ties, socks and black shoes, (“who needs those in a tropical climate like in South India,” says the principal), doesn't require you to carry heavy books to and from home, has a games period every day and ensures that you indulge in at least one co-curricular activity per day? This isn't utopia we are talking about! This is how things run on a daily basis at Abhyasa Vidyalayam in Gunadala, Vijayawada. “The word 'school' was originally derived from Greek literature and it means leisure. It's so ironic, especially now, because today, no student is free,” says YV Krishna, the principal of the school, adding that, “Learning is made out to be a difficult task, while it actually comes very naturally to all of us. It just is weighed down by expectations, stress and too many books.” And that is his aim, to cut away the frills associated with learning — whether it's socks or extra homework — and present learning to students in its purest and most natural form.....Read more
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