Apeejay School - Nerul
Apeejay School - Nerul
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The role of the Thinkers 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 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 has 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 give the students in-depth knowledge of the contribution of these thinkers to the world and the positive impact they had on mankind.

The aim of the Club is to enable the children to understand the meaning of the term: International Understanding – Promoting tolerance, respect for human rights, democracy, and learning about the diversity and wealth of cultural identities. I session: Discussion on the need for world organisations- like United Nations, ASEAN-SAARC, Amnesty International, The UNESCO. II session: Children are asked to prepare a list of international days celebrated across the world.

Newspaper articles are shared by the Club members on the peace efforts between India and her neighbour countries - Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Children were asked to bring materials to prepare placards, charts, and slogans on the topic to create awareness about the precious natural resources that nature provides us which has made possible human existence on the planet.

On Universal Children's Day, on 20 November, students were assigned selected countries and asked to prepare a speech on how Children’s Day is celebrated in their country. The Club members wore costumes related to the country and learned about facts about the assigned countries.

An activity was assigned to the Club members to speak to their relatives, friends or even chat with Facebook friends of other countries (with parental guidance) and share information about their country, education type, culture, etc.

With an endeavour to encourage children to know and develop empathy for their environment the following activities are undertaken:

Understanding the meaning of the word ‘ENVIRONMENT’ and its Biotic and Abiotic components.

Students are shown various picture charts and references where they were told about food chains, ecosystems, etc. Students made cloth bags to discourage the use of plastic bags.

Every Drop Counts activity is done using a 100ml measuring cylinder near the water taps. Short movies, documentaries, and videos were shown made by school children on water, air, and soil pollution. Segregation of day-to-day biodegradable and nonbiodegradable waste is done by students using waste materials like vegetable peels, paper, pencil shaves, plastic, aluminium foil, etc. A quiz is held for various groups of the Club on the topics like Water, Air, Pollution, Natural Resources. Biodiversity activity is taken where preserved and microscopic biological specimens are shown and explained to students.

Interact Club has its installation ceremony in July every year and as part of the activities students visit the local girls and boys orphanage as well as old age homes. They interact with the children, present a program like a quiz competition, and sing songs. A Rakhi Making competition is held and every student works hard to make the rakhis that are sold and the proceeds are donated to orphanages.

The Electronics Club organised various activities for the students. The students are shown a fire alarm, diode, triode, resistance, and household circuit. Students are shown the rheostat which is used to control the electrical resistance of a circuit without interrupting the flow of electric current in that circuit. Students make models like magnetism through electricity, potato clock, cars running on batteries, and portable doorbells. Students also made an apparatus to show that white light contains seven colours (VIBGYOR). The working of solar panels is explained and how the solar energy is converted into electrical energy and then used in various forms.