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Nature education in Marudam

Introduction First and foremost, nature education in Marudam is a way of life rather than something being learnt as a subject. The school functions under the aegis of “The Forest Way” trust, which is involved in afforestation, conservation and related activities. Many of the teachers are an integral part of both the school and the […]

Exploring Integrative Education: the Story of Marudam

In 2008, a small group of us decided to start a school with a different vision. We were fortunate to be donated an eight acre piece of land in the outskirts of Tiruvannamalai. We developed this land over three years, adding classrooms, a kindergarten space, library, laboratory, a craft space and a music room. Since 2011 […]

Marudam Farm School celebrates Craft Week

Craft Week Celebrations organised by Marudam Farm School, Tiruvannamalai, saw 146 students from different parts of the State as well as neighbouring States assemble to learn artisanal skills — a combination of traditional knowledge and innovative ideas on varied subjects of craft.

ஏட்டுச்சுரைக்காய்க்கு இங்கே வேலை இல்லை..!

Article in Pasumai vikatan ”அருண், லீலா, பூர்ணிமா, ஆலீஸ் இவங்களோட நானும்னு ஐந்து பேர் சேர்ந்து, 2009-ம் வருஷம் இந்தப் பள்ளியைத் தொடங்கினோம். முதல் கட்டமாக வேடியப்பனூர் கிராமத்தில் 20 மாணவர்களோடு வாடகைக் கட்டடத்தில் பள்ளியை ஆரம்பித்தோம். Read more here

Marudam Farm School: becoming while it is being

VIKALP SANGAM  – By Inanc Tekguc on Aug. 4, 2015 A general sense of wellbeing within the space; a space which is somewhat loosely defined, physically, by the curvy walls, round entrances and some doorless classrooms, but a space that is filled, spiritually, with laughter of children and teachers alike. Read more here and in […]

Want your child to get an education that goes beyond textbooks? Here are 11 alternative schools in India

Your Story – March 19th 2017 ‘Alternative schooling’ is an umbrella term used for schools that typically step away from the conventional methods of teaching. Risen out of a general dissatisfaction with the traditional mainstream education system, these schools either follow a certain pedagogical philosophy, or political or scholarly orientation. Read more here

Schooling for curiosity

An Article in Business Line by Shriya Mohan on March 4th 2017 A large terracotta horse stands at the entrance and other semi-finished sculptures and pottery experiments lie around. You spot cows grazing and hear birds chattering amid the rustle of the coconut trees. Leaving the bustle of the town outside the gates, the school’s […]

These 5 Families Gave Up City Life to Run a Solar-Powered Alternative School on an Organic Farm!

An Article published in ‘Better India article’ on March 8, 2017 Inclusiveness was the founding principle of Marudam (which translates to farmland in Tamil), the school has always welcomed students from varying backgrounds. While most of the school’s children belong to the Tiruvannamalai village, there are others from distant Indian cities and foreign countries too. […]