This time it is the Kodaikanal international school which is going to expand itself with a learning centre. The school has a great campus located near Palani hills which is soon going to be utilized for good use in for academically. For research, development and outdoor learning, the school has decided to develop an experiential learning centre on the campus.
In support of this, the school principal Corleigh Stixrud feels that their mission is to provide for a healthy planet and our commitment to the ecologically important Palani Hills. Students can get all sort of outdoor experience. They can study the effects of climate change, talk to local farmers and observe the flora and fauna. Even experts will be called by the school to address environmental issues.
Presently, this 92-acre space is used by the students for hiking and campaigning which will be considered for open for middle and high school students as a good four-month outdoor residential programme.
The plannings have been started and a curriculum has been drafted and instead of spending time on the internet, students will be found studying in the environment as per chairman Anil Henry.
As per sources, Kodaikanal International School has been ranked as India’s number one international residential school in 2013 and 2014 by the Education World. The survey is conducted in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kanpur, Bhopal, Kolkata and Kochi, interviewing more than 1,000 parents, teachers, principals, educationists and academicians.