New & Noteworthy
On August 31, 2012 Pathways School Gurgaon hosted a Hybrid Craft Campaign for creating a Hybrid Car Model, conducted by Toyota Kirloskar Motor. This interactive workshop was held to enable the students of the Middle School (age group 10-14) to understand hybrid technology and its benefits to the environment.
The presentation by the organizers emphasized the use of Solar Energy in the futuristic cars that Toyota is developing.
Students were sensitized to the ill effects of pollution, the concept of Hybrid Technology and its efficacy in curtailing these effects, besides conserving fuel.
Students of Grades VI and VII were given kits to assemble models of a solar driven hybrid car. The students did a test run of the car and were judged for the efficiency of the models.
From its very inception Pathways School Gurgaon has been deeply committed to environmental concerns - a program for recycling and making cloth and paper bags out of old clothes and old news paper is an ongoing activity in school. The school has also partnered with the NGO 'Goonj'; the student and parent body regularly donate clothes, utensils, books etc. for recycling. Even within the scholastic curriculum an emphasis is laid to think of green solutions to the ills of pollution.
In this context, Toyota's imaginative initiative of introducing this new hybrid technology supports our 'hands-on' learning approach at Pathways, whereby students are encouraged to look for innovative ways to address the problems of our world today.