Govt Primary schools are always on people's radar of losing charm of education as well as enroll of students from past couple of year's, but GPS ( Govt Primary School) Peerpora Shopian a Counter example if staff members and local community collective work with dedication and seriousness a small school can become a model of quality education and a trend setter in public schooling system.Govt primary school peerpora located in South Kashmir’s Shopian district is a single-storey building with a well-maintained and crafted square lawn beautified with flowers of multiple colours and chinar trees makes its environment catchy and is a talk of the town.The staff members In this school are doing two jobs simultaneously teaching as well as parenting and Village community is in full praise of the same .Reports recieved Once the school building was located on waste dumping site and hardly anyone was able to locate it but the school management along with local community efforts have not only turned this waste dumping site into a beautiful park with plantation with vegetable garden dotted on the periphery. There are also banned junk food , plastic items and students were strictly advised to follow eco friendly practices . "developing a sense of environmental consciousness starts at school and its vital that children grow with the awareness to adapt a more sustainable life style" said Nazir Ahmed Bhat , School teachers.School has particularly invested heavily on making teaching methods more student centric keep in view the current needs of the primary education system as per new education policy.
At a time when private schools are main providers of education this school has the record of increasing enrollment ratio over the successive years.This phenomenon of increasing admissions in the school is vary unique of its kind in an era which is dominated by private operated corporate sector schools where education as a public good is losing its relevance consistently.Irshad Bhat a Reserch scholar told, credit must be given to the hard efforts of school management .He further said, The way students are taught strongly influences the students later life engagements . The school is a basic institution of democracy . The school is assessing its progress by involving local panchayat representatives, local officials and awaf committe to track the overall performance of its working.The school management led by Nazir Ahmed Bhat has developed a vary unique model of Grassroot democracy by involving local elected panchayat representatives and different committee members whereby deliberations are held regularly to scrutinise the performance of children's and other relevant fields " irshad added,The Covid-19 with the resultant of lockdown , education being the one hardest hit however to compensate the loss the school while following the Department of Education issued instructions, has taken many steps,Online and offline virtual classes are being delivered through different social media platforms from school.
The community school are being prioritized for the children.The community school is functioning in the open area or ground where the students can sit almost two meters apart from each other.Community classes is one area where it has been successful to great extent and COVID-19 SOPs are adhered to in letter and spirit. a school teacher Iqbal Ahmed told, we are doing our best to keep the classes going & in this regard all COVID19 Sops are being strictly followed "he added, In brief , the school is setting a benchmark for primary schooling, game changer in ensuring basic education along all the ingredients of a good governance.Local community have expressed their full faith in the school and are of the opinion that we are vary proud to have well functioning school like this. Keeping in view the institutional infrastructure needs, Govt has over the successive years provided all necessary support to the school for smooth functioning locals said," In this changing world, our team is quite dedicated to develop the human resource for our dynamic and expanding community , district,UT and nation at large. Through our institution, we will try to cultivate all round of qualities in a student through excellence in education that shall foster academics, understanding, brilliance, physical development, psychological strengths, resourcefulness, and creative skills, social responsibilities." Said Nazir Ahmad Bhat (Teacher). District Administration has also awarded one of its dedicated teacher who's role in making this school a trend a setter in public schooling system Nazir Ahmed Bhat for his exemplary and outstanding contribution in the field of education was awarded the best teacher award.