Tuesday, May 21, 2024
• ### Speech & Drama

The Dramatics Club aims to bring out the hidden talent and inner potential of the students and eliminate stage fear from within them. There are various activities organised throughout the session, a few of which included skits and plays on Dussehra, Founder's Day, and many more. It has helped the students in enhancing their public speaking skills and boosting the confidence of the students and making them more comfortable while facing the audience on stage.

To foster reading habits among the student & to develop information skills, more than sixty students from classes VI to X have joined as members of the Club. The following activities were organised by the Club:

• Storytelling
• Book Talk
• Author & Book Quiz
• Books Recommended
• Reading of Most Popular Books
• Story Writing

Being a part of this Club, students get an opportunity to utilise their time effectively, thus raising their level of knowledge. Reader’s Club introduce the students to the ideas of a new author, hence broadening their views on different issues.

• ### Literary Club (Journalism + Public Speaking)

The Literary Club aims to hone the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills of the students. It also strives to develop a love for the language, while polishing the oratory skills of the students. In this Club, students are taught how to analyse a report critically and present their views in an appropriate format. The students are also given ample opportunities to polish their oratory skills through a plethora of activities like extempore, debate, discussion, talk shows, etc. Students learn the finer points of the structure of their presentation, the target audience, body language, the visual channel, vocal variety, etc. to enhance their public speaking skills. Regular discussions on critical and interesting editorials would be used to engage students in an enriching manner.

• ### Sudoku

Sudoku is a logic-based placement puzzle. The rule of this puzzle is to fill each square with a number from 1 to 4, 1 to 6, or 1 to 9, depending on the type of Sudoku 4 by 4, 6 by 6, or 9 by 9. Each number can only appear once in the same row, column, and also in grid. It starts with a 4 by 4 grid, i.e. use of 1 to 4 numbers. It helps students to understand the concept of the game. Once they are comfortable with the 4 by 4 grid game, they move to a 6 by 6 grid. Here they play with numbers from 1 to 6. Firstly, they work in groups and then individually. After working individually for 20 to 25 minutes, all club members discuss their answers as to which number will come in the particular square and why. All of them enjoy this interactive session very much. Slowly, they proceed towards the 9 by 9 grid. Now, they place numbers from 1 to 9 which is a challenging task for them. Here students practice and perform the 9 by 9 grid easily. Sudoku Club helps them to think critically, accurately, and logically. It also helps in promoting teamwork. Sudoku activities help students to think smartly.

• ### Scrabble

Scrabble is a word game in which two or four players score points, placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15X15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downwards in columns. The words must be defined in a standard dictionary. The students are made familiar with the International Scrabble rules and they shall be following them strictly. They will be making only 4 letters (and above) words. Intra-club competitions are held from time to time.

• ### Thinker’s Club

The role of the Thinker’s Club in schools is to impart fundamental knowledge about the great thinkers of the world and how their thoughts and philosophies have instilled wisdom and brought a great impact on society at large. The goal of this Club is to promote positive thinking and expand the intellectual horizons of the students.

The Thinker’s Club undertook activities like reading biographies, collecting quotations, and preparing charts on some of the world’s greatest thinkers like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Rabindranath Tagore. These activities gave the students in-depth knowledge on the contribution of these thinkers to the world and the positive impact they had on mankind.

• ### Instrumental Music

The inception of the Club took place to introduce students to several musical instruments. They are told about the fascinating form of music composed without vocal accompaniment. Musical instruments of almost all sorts like strings, percussion, keyboard, woodwind, and brass are being taught in the Club. Students are also provided with a solid grasp of music theory concepts and different sound effects produced by separate instruments.

• ### Vocal Music

This Club introduces children to Vocal Music as a genre of music performed by one or more singers, with or without instrumental accompaniment, in which singing (i.e. vocal performance) provides the main focus of the piece. Both classical and contemporary forms of Vocal Music are dealt with in the Club. The children are told about the importance of lyrics in producing a harmonious and melodious piece of music.

• ### Dance

Students in this Club are taught to move rhythmically, usually towards music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures. The importance of this non-verbal form of communication is emphasised at a great length. Involvement of flexibility and body movements help children in keeping themselves fit. Various forms of dance like ballet, hip hop culture, salsa, classical dance, tango, etc. are being harped at in the Club.

• ### Commercial Art

Students in this club are told that art and aesthetics is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression. The Club promotes free-thinking among students which helps them to produce aesthetic and vivid objects, environments, or experiences. Activities like sketching, colouring, painting, craft, paper folding, tie & dye, batik, and stitching are described elaborately.

• ### Yoga Club

‘Pranayama’ is control of breath. ‘Prana’ is breath or vital energy in the body.

On subtle levels, Prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and Ayama means control. So Pranayama is ‘Control of Breath’. One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with Pranayama and achieve a healthy body and mind.

Yoga also talks about 8 types of Pranayama that will make the body and mind healthy.

Five types of Prana are responsible for various pranic activities in the body. They are Prana, Apana, Vyan, Udana & Samana. Out of these, Prana and Apana are most important. Prana is upward flowing and Apana is downward flowing. The practice of Pranayama achieves the balance in the activities of these Pranas, which result in a healthy body and mind.

Asana originally meant a sitting position. In the practice of Yoga, it denoted the art of sitting still but later was applied to any posture useful for restoring and maintaining a practitioner's well-being and improving the body's flexibility & vitality, cultivating the ability to remain in seated meditation for extended periods.

• ### Debating Club

The members of the Debating Club receive extensive instructions about the fundamentals of debate. The debating club is as inclusive as possible, and students of differing ages, grades, and abilities are encouraged to participate and contribute to the club.

The topics, such as global warming is a figment of our imagination, recycling should be compulsory, fried foods should have warning labels and medical testing on animals does more harm than good, etc. Students are provided a week for preparation on – how to speak for the motion, against the motion, and the art of refutation.

• ### Science Club

‘The important thing is in not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.’

The Science Club aims at establishing new concepts in Science and igniting the minds of the students. With this motto, the Club assigns various activities for the students during the session such as ‘Chart Making' on the life and achievements of renowned scientists, projects on ways of conserving energy at the individual level at homes, and research on the uses of renewable sources of energy. They make slogans and poster topics related to Science.

• ### Life Skills Club

Life Skills Club aims at the holistic development of children involving the three Hs: Head, Heart, and Hand. This club helps in enhancing the capabilities of young children in developing an interest in artistic activities in addition to academic learning. Students learn skills like stitching, painting, and the use of waste articles in making beautiful decorative items. This enhances the creativity of students and helps them to make the best out of waste. These activities sensitise children, especially adolescents, towards protecting Nature and reducing waste. Many activities are taken up during the year under this club were: Miniature of Lotus Temple and Table Pieces using plastic spoons resembling the shape of lotus temple. They make plastic flowers and vases from waste plastic bottles and glass painting on used sheets to decorate their houses on Ganpati festival Students become self-dependent by learning basic stitching on a handkerchief like hemming, lock stitch, buttonhole stitch, chain stitch, stem stitch, long stitch, etc. Puppet shows are also organised. Students learn the power of charity when they donated things to the needy.

• ### Mathematics Club

The Maths Club provides the students with tricks to simplify and enjoy solving various research activities are conducted to inculcate knowledge amongst the members along with verification of the sum of various types of natural numbers. Overall, every member has a wonderful experience.

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