Bengaluru: Pep talk to galvanise pupils ahead of boards | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Priyanka AM was at her alma mater, Sir M Visvesvaraya BBMP Public School and PU College, Chamarajpet, on Saturday on an important mission — to deliver a pep talk to her juniors and motivate them to focus on studies over the next few months.
“You need to forget about your phone, WhatsApp and other distractions and focus on studies,” Priyanka, the school’s II PUC topper in 2020, told an audience of 164 students. “Listening to your teachers’ lectures is sufficient if you are sincere. There is a lot to do in limited, but it is possible to be a topper.”
Priyanka is now pursuing BCom in a city college and wants to become an accountant. She and three other school toppers — Pavithra (90%), Aishwarya (89%) and Shivaraja (85%) — visited their school to participate in an event organised to felicitate them as well as motivate students who will appear for board exams this year.
After a 10-month gap due to the pandemic, schools are trying unique ways to encourage students and ease them into serious preparation.
Bridging learning gaps
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Raju B, principal of the school, said although they have been felicitating school toppers every year since 2015, this year is unique as the learning gap is huge and they are doing everything to encourage students and ensure they do not drop out.
“We have very little time left before exams and the focus is to complete the syllabus and involve students in studies,” he said.
Lecturers say they keep the atmosphere friendly to make it easy for students to approach them, ask questions and clarify doubts. “We now work full days and also conduct special classes every day for an hour each in the morning and evening,” Raju said. “Children have been demanding extra classes for some time now. We will also get them to practice with question papers from the past five years. It will help them revise important questions.”



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