This is a flats-to-riches story. The beginning of Sherwood Public School couldn't
have been any more modest. In 1984, it started a school in a 2-bedroom house with
about 54 students. The virtue of patience was truly demonstrated as they moved
into a proper campus in Jeedimetla Village a full 7 years later. This was larger
- 5 acres is big to most people.
Today, Sherwood has 1,000 students, and teaches from the bottom (courses start at PPI…) to the top (…and end at 12th). Recognition by the ICSE and the ISC boards means that it is among the few schools that teach central syllabus in town.
Most schools have a problem with having to convince parents that the immense academic load that they thrust on the students is necessary. Sherwood's difficulty is strange - it has problems convincing parents that physical activity and adventure that it puts through its pupils is the most necessary! Indeed, that is what Sherwood loves - emphasis on action and adventure.
Rafting, rock climbing and rappelling, camping, parasailing and paragliding are all in a year's course for the kids here. In fact, in today's age where cutthroat competition among schools for results is rampant, it is quite gutsy to adopt this approach and stick to it. But when you enjoy something, where do guts come in?
This is the annual day function of the school, and it starts with an exhibition of the craft and science models built by the children, and goes on to a performance by a band called Anurudh that has some students of Sherwood playing in it - these will be old and new film songs. That will be followed by dancing by 20-30 kids to film songs, and a classical dance after that by 20 students again. That will be followed by a screen show to parents on the adventure activities of the school this year.
Please contact Sherwood Public School at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 309-6090/309-7488 for further details.