Teachers of Kerala Public School receive the award in Taipei. Telegraph picture
Kerala Public School, NML branch in Agrico, has once again proved its mettle, this time at international level.
The cradle has received the “excellent” tag at the International Convention on Quality Control Circle (ICQCC) 2013 held in Taipei, Taiwan, between October 22 and 25.
The annual convention is a major event of the quality control circle (QCC), in which a competition for its members — educational institutions — across the world is organised.
The cradle’s innovative concept of punishing students was adjudged the best at this year’s meet.
After prayers to the lord, it’s always confession time for students at the school.
The naughty ones are made to parade up the stage where they admit to all mistakes that they have made the previous day. Those who do well receive a pat on their back from the teachers in front of all students and staff.
The novel concept, which the school claims is kind of a “constructive punishment”, was appreciated by all.
A team of four teachers from the school — Moushumi Das, Keya Das, Priyanka Barua and Ashish Prasad who call themselves “STEADY” — walked away with the award on behalf of the cradle.
STEADY stands for stress to ensure assertive discipline in youth, the school authorities said.
“I feel elated that we have been recognised internationally for something positive. While we were in Taipei, a trust that runs a school there approached us to learn and implement the model in its cradle. Schools in Jamshedpur have done the same too,” said Moushumi Das.
KPS was the only team from the state to participate in the competition.
In India, the selection process is monitored by Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI). Team steady participated through QCFI’s Durgapur chapter and qualified the regional round. It then went on to excel at the national selection at Kanpur last year and qualified for the international event.
In another development, students of Hill Top School brought laurels to their cradle at national-level competitions.
Class X student Abhijit Kumar bagged the first prize at ASISC national debate competition organised by Christ Nagar Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on October 25.
Kumar who had earlier cleared the zonal as well as regional level meets to represent J