For the first time, ‘SST’ fairs were organised in all the government schools of Punjab. The students from class 6 to 10 are participating in it under ‘Parho Punjab’ project. And every school would organise it for one day from May 27 to May 29 as per their convenience. State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has given 10 themes to organise such fairs where models of SST prepared by students themselves are being displayed to understand the concepts of the subject.
Thirteen-year-old Diya of class students does not like social studies subject because it requires a lot of cramming of history, geography and civics. For her, it is quite a boring subject and she tends to forget the crammed things just after few days only. But suddenly she started liking it and even telling how this boring subject has become interesting for her now.“I have made a model of ‘layers of Earth’ by using clay and colours to display it in the Social Studies (SST) fair and while making it, I understand the complete concept about the subject that planet has five layers and what we call these. Now I know the spellings of these layers which are Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Exosphere,” said Diya, a student of class 8 Government Senior Secondary School Mand.
This change happened because Diya participated in the ‘SST Melas’ (fairs) organised in her school on Monday. “I have decided now that if I would not be able to remember anything of SST, I will practice it practically by making a model on my notebook or with some other way,” said confident Diya.