Learning first-hand through PBSA

Every year classes at Hunar Ghar undergo PBSA – Project Based Summative Assessment to learn through observation and interaction outside the school. The students pick up a topic in consultation with their class teachers and then plan and execute a visit themselves. This year class 4, 6 and 7 visited Primary Health Centre, Mandwa, Forest Deptt office, Kukawas and Post Office at Mandwa respectively for their PBSA. Here’s a brief overview of their experience…

PBSA offers the children a glance into the professional world and gives them the much needed exposure for future prospects. Living in a geographically isolated region, away from the usual information sources available to children of their age , we feel it is necessary for the Hunar Ghar children to have role models to look up to while growing up. Activities such as these help them discover new avenues and also foster team work.


As a part of the activity, Class 4 visited Primary Health Centre at Mandwa. They interacted with the medical officer and staff to learn about the set-up and processes at the hospital. They also learnt about the various communicable & non-communicable diseases, vaccinations and prevention techniques.

Class 4 students learn about surgical instruments at hospital

Class 6 visited Forest Deptt Office at Kukawas. They formed themselves into teams and assigned tasks before-hand for managing the visit. The forest officer and the staff gave them a tour of the nursery.  They learnt about the various plant species found in the region, their uses and identified fruit-bearing tress& shrubs. Their class teacher observed the interaction and will later evaluate the students based on the way they interacted. The students will submit a report based on the visit and the learning.

Class 7 visited Post Office for their PBSA. In a session with the officer at the PO, they learnt about postage stamps, revenue papers, post office banking accounts and the various government schemes run by the post office.