Outreach programme to enhance the community.
At The Ardee School, we believe that students benefit greatly both academically and emotionally from volunteering their time to work with the less privileged members of the community. It allows our students opportunities to model empathy, compassion and caring, which is imperative in today’s world. We are firmly of the opinion that if you want your child to be successful in life, he/she needs to head out into the community to help others. Our students have always returned saying that they have gained more from the experience than they have given.
Our Community Service initiatives include working with schools for the marginalized and creating resources for them.
As an environmentally conscious school, many of our community service projects veer towards the green initiatives. Our students have adopted both a local market and a park and worked to make the neighbourhood plastic free.
Making furniture with eco bricks, making paper bags for the shops to use, plogging, composting, leading on the anti cracker campaign or pollution awareness and its hazards are areas that sees Ardeeians at the forefront.
We take our responsibility towards the environment very seriously and have a Clean Air task force that includes representation from all stake holders. Sessions led by specialists are held for parents and the wider community to educate them and provide them with solutions.
Car pooling is encouraged and students who promote this through their responsible behavior are awarded privilege cards which they can use to their advantage to either avail of a late submission or a day off, depending on the number of privilege cards they have accumulated.
Delhi’s air quality nosedives towards very poor’; air quality continues to plunge in Delhi’; Punjab farmers continue to burn stubble’, traffic emissions add to poor air quality…
These are articles we read in newspapers everyday starting in October and going on to February/March, consistently and are deeply troubled by them. That is 6 months of the year!
The Ardee School, one of the founder members of “my right to breathe campaign” has always been in the forefront and has treated the war against pollution as a public health emergency.
The Ardee School students have been fighting this war for the past few years and the school has taken many steps to ensure that our students are aware about the problem and are also as protected as possible.
But the fight cannot stop here!!! What else can we do??
The Ardee school begins the ‘carpool to school’ movement.
We request our parents use car pool and do their bit to save their child’s lungs. To encourage parents and students to join we are offering incentives to our students, which could include:
- Hashtag on the school facebook page
- Recognition on the media wall at every school campus
- Feature in Newsletter
Stickers for each car will also be given for each car that is part of this movement to encourage others to follow suit. Some parents may have valid reasons not to join this movement which can be discussed with the leadership team. Some parents may just not find it convenient or may think it is too much work and they do not need to join. You do have to step out of your comfort zone to save the environment.
We request each one of you to join us in this fight and participate in what we believe is the most important agenda for every Delhiite. The fight is for YOURCHILD’S right to breathe.
A SCHOOL WITH A GLOBAL VISION
Our curriculum, teaching methodology and tie-ups make our students feel at home with the world.