Living at MB
Our Boarding Block was inaugurated in the year 2006 by Lt. General K.K. Khanna, Commandant, Indian Military Academy on the 14th October'2006. The boarding facility is now in operation. The Facility is rooted in the time tested tradition of the Manava Bharati philosophy of the ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ that seeks to evolve individuals in tune with their own genius.
The boarding facility provides the most conducive environment for this dynamics to take place through peer group interaction. Here students develop character attributes like independence, team spirit, respect and concern for others, discipline and responsibility. The boarders are thus, steeled into individuals possessing insight, courage, focus and a passion to explore their potential. This helps them to excel in both academics as well as extra-curricular activities.
The Boarding facility is supervised by experienced house parents who are responsible for the boarders personal welfare as well as their academic and extra-curricular progress. Here at the Boarding Retreat, we have study bedrooms instead of old fashioned dormitories that can accommodate upto 60 children.
Boarding students are allocated ‘living spaces’ in accordance to their age group. ‘My Living space’ is a concept where every child has his own alcove or space within the room. The alcove consists of a study, a bed, a storage unit, bookshelves etc. All these are his own to personalize, and are solely his responsibility.
Senior children are provided study-bedrooms shared between four children of the same year.
Children from middle school also have similar ‘study-bedrooms’ that are linked to one another to form interactive spaces for activity based learning.
Junior children live together in a larger group-‘play bedrooms’ with spaces for fun & creativity.
The common room is used for socializing and informal interaction. It has a television, a DVD player, a book library and several board games. Toilets with lockers are specific to the age groups and designed separately so as to inculcate and develop habits of health and hygiene.
Students are required to put in adequate study hours every-day to complement the school curriculum. A study program has been built into their daily schedule as per the academic needs of their curriculum - including tutorials and prep. In case of difficulty in a particular subject/s a student can take guidance from the school teachers.
Play is the way children explore the experiences that life has to offer. They experiment (play) with skills and activities as they learn and are allowed to try, fail and try again until these become part of everyday activities. When play takes its natural place as the primary vehicle for learning, it no longer needs to be repressed and denied. This sets the stage for a lifetime of inquisitive, creative and dynamic learning. Play and learning are not seen as being mutually exclusive. For the child they are one and the same, with one complementing the other.
Activity based learning comes through building, destroying, trying, failing and trying again as often as needed. This assists children to actively produce a model of the world based on their own experiences. Keeping this in mind, activities for the students like sports, yoga, meditation, music, painting, gardening etc. have been built into the daily schedule.
Special training and facilities for sports- football, cricket, basketball etc. will also be offered to the students. All the activities have been planned keeping in mind the overall development and needs of the growing child.
Our school physician makes weekly health checks and examines all the students. The school doctor is always available on call.
The kitchen is well equipped and provides the children three full meals, a mid morning snack, refreshments and evening tea with snacks. The menus are varied, wholesome and nourishing, offering different cuisines with a pre-decided fixed meal plan. All meals are supervised by the hostel staff & food is served at the table with the assistance of stewards.