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Marudam Farm School celebrates Craft Week

The Hindu – November 06, 2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Letting children be and allowing them to learn at their own pace

An article in The Hindu By Kavitha Kishore

On Tuesday, the Rotary Club of Madras conferred Mr. Arun with the ‘Educator Extraordinaire’ award for his contribution to the field of education.

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This farm school redefines traditional ways of education


An Article published in DTNext on May 20 1018 by Amita Rao

Started in Tiruvannamalai by a community of like-minded individuals, who were vexed by the ‘system’, Marudam Farm School is here to break all the stereotypes of how a child ought to be nurtured.

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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 70-odd children step into a world of sublime difference.

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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. The school also welcomes children with learning difficulties and allows families to pay whatever fee they can afford, with volunteers and sponsors pitching in with the rest.

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#GoodNews: Couple Leaves City to Start Sustainable ‘Farm School’ 

An article published in ‘The Quint’ on March  th 2017.

Education is imparted by involving nature in it. Maths is taught through pottery or baking or even goat rearing. Subjects like farming, tailoring, gardening, composting, carpentry and cooking are also taught.

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Tolerance begins at school for these kids in TN temple town

An article published in the news paper The Hindu, on May 13 2017 By Lalitha Sridhar.

In 2008, a group of plucky educationists moved to the outskirts of the temple town of Tiruvannamalai in north-central Tamil Nadu and started a school that believes in honest, empowering and potentially disconcerting tolerance.

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