1. Measures Around Us
2. Angles Around Us
4. Symmetry Around Us
5. Invert images
6. Visual Illusions on Walls
7. Colour Teasers
8. Map Your World
9. Planetary Orbits on the Ground
Many of these design ideas and much more has been implemented across 1620 Model Schools spread over all the districts of Gujarat. If you visit these schools, you will also find a lot of innovation in these schools. In fact, no two schools will be identical or same.
A school before BaLA intervention
A school after BaLA intervention
Nationally, now there is a focus on making inclusive learning environment for Children With Special Needs (CWSN) in all schools. Hence, SSA in Gujarat is now taking another initiative of i-BaLA or inclusive-BaLA. This is the first time that it is being done in the country. This is being developed in partnership with Blind People's Association Ahmedabad and Vinyas. Presently some BaLA ideas are being adapted for use in learning activities for children with hearing impairment, mental retardation and visual impairment. It may be noted that only mild and moderate categories of such children are likely to attend the inclusive schools. i-BaLA is designed for such children. SSA plans to take it to a large number of schools across the state.
Some of the i-BaLA idea adaptations are given below:
Engraved and embossed i-Map of classroom and Prewriting Aid on i-Board Game - Snake & Ladder
Engraved Prewriting Groove on Wall Prewriting i-Grill and Rail in corridor
It is also based on a detailed study of repair, environment enhancement and construction issues of the school building components