Enhancing the learning of learners can be achieved through passionate and innovative ways.

One project entitled “BENCH -Beautify and Enhance academic Nooks to attain children’s High-quality learning” was proposed to achieve the target.

As we all know, primary education aims to provide the school-age population and young adults with skills, knowledge, and values to become caring, self-reliant, productive, and patriotic citizens. According to legislation, primary education is free and compulsory for children aged 7-12.

At Minabang Elementary School, we cater to 185 learners with nine strong and committed teachers headed by a lady principal on the academic side. Following the no collection policy, the school managed to get material needs of the learners with the support of the able stakeholders and from MOOE budget.

With the complete in-person classes this November, the school is planning and preparing. In the first two months, we have a limited face-to-face learning. In the past two years, modular learning was imposed and learners have stayed at home for education. Learning nooks were considered less important then.

However, this coming November 2, we will implement full in-person and nooks will play a significant role to the learners. This is to motivate the learners to attend school days when full face-to-face learning is implemented. And will serve as their laboratory of learning.

The school already has academic nooks but was left behind for two years because of the pandemic. The school thought of enhancing these areas to intensify the use (AP, English, Math, reading nooks, Science, and MAPEH nooks) to address the gaps in the different subject areas.

This is to make the 185 learners of the school comfortable and motivated to enter school with a conducive learning environment, provide learning areas where they can stay and relax while learning during noon time, use the area as the laboratory of learning, and increase the level of learners.

We hope to sustain this project for the learners.

By MARILOU C. RAÑON, Principal 1, Minabang Elementary School, City of Ilagan, Isabela