Green to the Core


Pragyan is the first planned eco-friendly school in Greater Noida. The building has been designed in a manner that it has naturally well lit corridors, spacious classrooms, large windows which allow light in and ventilators that help to keep the room cool. An attempt has been made by the Architect to use rat-trap bond brick walls which are basically hollow but put together are strong as concrete. This reduces the embodied energy content of the building making it more insulated to balance the conduction of excessive heat and cold. The walls reduce the emission of green house gases. Rain water is harvested for re-use for watering plants and cleaning purposes. The porous bus parking area also helps to preserve water.

The School has always cherished the fact that it is a Green School not only in terms of its infrastructure but also for the fact that the students are regularly sensitized to understand the effect of man's action on our environment. Having adopted innovative and effective environmental practices within its premises, the students are exposed to rain water harvesting, vermi composting and various other practices eagerly carried out in school.

Environmental education is a vital component of Pragyan's Learning Programme. The school endeavours to integrate the essence of environment in all disciplines. All worksheets done during the self study period have stimulating questions based on environment. The school also cherishes the working of its Eco Club that helps sensitize students towards conservation of environment.

Pragyan school is been rated as  a 'Green School ' by Centre of Science and Environment(CSE) out of total 1696 schools that submitted the GSP Audit.  A Green School certificate is given to  a resource-efficient school  that uses little water, optimizes energy efficiency, minimizes waste-generation, catches and recycles water and provides healthier space for its occupants as compared to a conventional building.

CSE released its new publication based on the Best Green practices taking place in GSP Schools. Our one of the green practices of sharing surplus food among under-privileged people got mentioned in that publication.
 
Pragyan School, Greater Noida has initiated the programme of Organic Farming for the students of the Gardening Club of the school, herein the students will be trained to grow vegetables, fruits and spices organically i.e. without the use of any artificial supplement. Mr. Fazal Ashid, an operational manager from Edible Routes gave the training to the students of classes VI to VIII. Land of 823.50 mtr. area has been given to the gardening club for Organic farming. Students learnt various agricultural practices like preparation of seed bed, walking path, growing area, sowing and drip irrigation. While preparing veggie patch, students did hard work, enjoyed spoiling their clothes and learnt respect for labor. The organic food grown is going to be utilized in the school kitchen will be consumed by the students and staff members of the school.