Principal paints school during summer break in central Turkey
AA photoThe principal of a school in the Ulaş district of the Central Anatolian province of Sivas painted his institution during the summer break “to enhance the school environment,” Anadolu Agency reported on Sept. 19.
“In my understanding of being a principal, there is no coming to work, sitting on your chair and going home at the end of the day or giving orders to people around you,” Ramazan Baker said, adding that he tried his best for the students receiving education in the school.
“I tried a different model and painted a carpet design outside the building. Our aim was to make the school look different, not ordinary. The result is beautiful,” he said.
Baker, who was assigned to the school a year and a half ago, said the students were also happy with the appearance of their school.
Baker, who received a certificate of merit from the Prime Ministry’s Ethical Committee due to his efforts, also said they renewed the sign of the school and that they had planted flowers with the students. Students watered the flowers during the summer while also tending tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, he added.
“The Education Ministry allocated funds for us to paint the exterior of our school. We chose the carpet design in order to reflect our own culture. We said we shouldn’t expect everything from the state and we should [decorate] it. Painting that design would take a lot of time for the workers,” he also said.