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NEW SCHOOL: A file picture of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam formally inaugurating `Mrs Y.G.P. School' during his visit to Chennai in December 2005.
NEW SCHOOL: A file picture of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam formally inaugurating `Mrs Y.G.P. School' during his visit to Chennai in December 2005.

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It will develop proactive and responsible global citizens

CHENNAI: South Chennai will have another school with educationist Mrs. Y.G. Parthasarathy, as its mentor from the coming academic year.

The `Mrs. YGP School' will develop proactive and responsible global citizens, using an activity-oriented teaching and participative learning system, says its correspondent, Madhuvanthi Arun, also the grand daughter of Mrs. Y.G. Parthasarathy.

"The school will start in mid-June 2006 and we are in the process of finalising the venue and buildings. But it will come up in south Chennai. It will have a class size of about 25 to provide personal and individual attention to the young learners. We will start from pre-kindergarten to class III in the first year," says Ms. Madhuvanthi, who, along with her husband Arun, is the founder of Calibre Educational Foundation, which has started the school.

"The school celebrates Mrs. YGP's contribution to improving quality of education. It will embody the quest for excellence and dynamism of Mrs. YGP. President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his visit to Chennai on December 1, 2005, formally inaugurated the new institution," she says. The school has a tie-up with Edward Richardson Primary School (which got the International School Award of the British Council) in the United Kingdom. The partnership will lead to active exchange in the area of syllabus, teaching methodologies, teacher-student interactions as well as exchange programmes.

The syllabus will combine technology and tradition, but emphasis will also be laid on value-based education.

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