A student’s life at school begins with the morning prayers offered to the almighty followed by the class attendance.
Attendance is noted in a 96-page attendance register.
Next, the student submits his homework to the class captain.
Homework constitutes of 5 pages for each subject, and 7 subjects make 5*7= 35 pages homework.
The first class begins with the teacher passing handouts that contain an essential summary of the taught chapter.
The handout consists of 3 pages and additional 2-page notes taken in the class-book.
Following class is of Math, which requires more and more practice, calculative rough-work, and some almond boosted brain-power.
Average Math rough-work up to 3 pages and class-work of 5 pages.
The student enjoys the Art & Drawing class the most.
Minimum of 5 to 8 pages are consumed in craft/artwork.
In the recess, along with having snacks from his lunchbox, the student indulges in playing Tic Tac Toe with his friends.
Paper Games may consume up to 12 pages; more than classwork of three periods.
Post break the student visits the school library to find a book for his science project’s research. Meanwhile, he comes across the latest novel of his favorite author and he lends the book immediately.
The Research book is 200 pages and the novel consists of 586 pages. From which, the student might read 25 pages in a day.
Mid-day school time is taken by the language classes where the teacher makes the student write glossaries, synonyms, and grammar rules.
Language notes can take up to 5 pages per chapter. And 2 such language classes each day makes it 10 pages of paperwork.
The last hour at the school is used for the annual day preparation and practice by all the students. Here, the student in our context is participating in the drama.
Drama script needs to be worked out and the student rewrites the script for 4-5 times. This makes use of 10-12 pages of paper. The final 7-page copy needs to be photocopied 12 times to be distributed among all the drama participants. Thus, it makes a total of 84 pages used.
From the above school day activities performed by a student, we can say that one student utilizes (consumes) 96+35+3+2+3+5+12+25+10+84= 275 pages (on an average) in a single day.
Now, to calculate the school strength, an average-sized school would contain around 2000 students, meaning the number of pages used by a school would be 275*2000= 550000 pages approximately in a day. And for 250 working days of a school, 550000*250= 137500000 = 137.5 million pages approximately.
Also, consider the fact that it calls a cut-down of 12 trees to produce 1 ton of paper, and 200000 A4-size paper sheets weigh 1 ton (1000 kilograms).
Meaning, production of 200000 pages need 12 trees to cut down, and hence, 137500000 pages demand 8250 trees to cut down.