Tech Timeout Turns Green: Oakridge Students E-Fast and Cultivate Bottle Biospheres
- 14 September 2023
We proud to share that the thoughtful efforts of our students on e-fasting and cultivation of bottle biospheres was appreciated a lot in the tricity. The story was covered by over 160 online and offline media houses. In the online domain, the print, Hans India, ANI, Lokmat Times, NewsVoire and in offline- Ajit, Punjabi Ajit, Punjab Jagran, Sky Hawk and Aman Sandesh Times were the major names. (Screenshots are towards end of the page).
In a digital age where screens have become our constant companions, a group of inspiring students from took a bold step towards unplugging and embracing a day of ‘E-Fasting‘. This novel initiative not only rekindled the joys of face-to-face interactions but also served as a catalyst for environmental conservation.
On this remarkable day, our students embarked on a journey of digital detox, setting aside their gadgets to engage in a host of enriching activities. Breaking away from the virtual realm allowed these young minds to strengthen their bonds with family and peers. Via this initiative conversations flowed, laughter echoed, and connections deepened.
However, the impact of E-Fasting did not stop at interpersonal relationships. School’s commitment to environmental conservation found a creative outlet through the involvement of secondary-grade students. These budding environmentalists ventured into the realm of sustainability by crafting a captivating ‘Bottle Biosphere‘. This innovative project combined education and eco-consciousness as students created self-contained ecosystems within recycled bottles.
Under the guidance of our dedicated teachers, students assembled miniature ecosystems that thrived with carefully selected plants, soil, and even tiny inhabitants. The ‘Bottle Biospheres’ not only showcased the students’ understanding of ecological systems but also highlighted their dedication to nurturing a sustainable future.
By embarking on this journey, students not only developed a deeper appreciation for the world around them but also honed skills that extend beyond traditional classroom learning.
Principal Ms. Suman Kalra quotes, “I am immensely proud of our students for their inspiring initiatives in support of the environment. Their decision to unplug and embrace a day of digital detox while contributing to the nurturing of miniature ecosystems demonstrates their commitment to holistic growth and a greener planet. At Oakridge, we strive to foster a culture that encourages such innovative practices, nurturing responsible global citizens. Our curriculum and activities are designed to instill values of environmental stewardship and social responsibility, empowering students to take meaningful actions that make a positive impact on the world around them. Kudos to our students for leading by example and embodying the spirit of positive change.”