The walls of the building of a primary school in Madhupur upazila have been painted like an intercity train for attracting students to come to the school.
The new look of Digorbaid Government Primary School has not only increased attendance of students but has also made them joyful during school time.
"I feel very happy to come to school after it was painted like a train," said Moksedul Alam Rafi, a Class V student of the school. The school is now known as 'Train School', and local people as well as people from other places come to see it.
The school was established in Laofula area under the upazila in 1969 and now there are 234 students of whom 113 are girls. The number of teachers is six. Headmaster Tarequl Islam started giving the school the new look a few months ago, and the work was completed just before Eid-ul-Azha.
The work was done with funds from the upazila primary education office and local people, the headmaster said.
"I got the idea after seeing such a school in India on Facebook. The poem 'Train' by Shamsur Rahman inspired me to make the school look like a train," he said.
"I am very happy as the students liked the new look of their school very much and are attending classes happily," he added.
"However, it becomes dark when the windows are shut during winter and rainy seasons. We need two solar panels to solve the problem," the headmaster added.
Madhupur Primary Education Officer AHM Rezaul Karim said the school in Digorbaid has shown a new way to attract students to other primary schools in the upazila.
Source: Daily Star