A comprehensive Home Science education is an important part of the curriculum in Mayo college girl’s school.
The family is the main factor which protects the individuals from all external forces and provides the right type of atmosphere for children to grow into strong and independent personalities. But when a child is away from home, Home Science education helps in building students’ knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes towards life. Home Science helps young girls to understand their roles and responsibilities in the family and community in the management of resources and the duties of future.
Home science lab is a favorite place for our students because here they involve all senses while kneading, tossing, pouring, smelling, cutting, and feeling foods. Children learn lifetime skills through practicing basic math skills such as counting, weighing, measuring, tracking time; they also gain social skills by working together and communicating in the kitchen. Children eat more fruits and vegetables after participating in culinary classes. Nutrition education with food preparation is more effective than nutrition education in science classes without food preparation. Cooking in schools always build positive memories that promote future healthy, enjoyable cooking elsewhere.
The department of Home Science has well equipped latest technology laboratory. The lab is designed in such a way to maximize time, energy and efficiency of the students. In addition to the regular curriculum the department also conducts following activities in class IX and XI.
(a) Cookery and Food Preservation.
Apart from academic excellence, the Department of Home Science runs various Inter House competition and workshops throughout the year. The purpose of these activities is to bring exposure and interaction in students by various means. It cultivates a sense of self confidence among the students which is not possible only by bookish knowledge.