Apeejay School - Nerul
Apeejay School - Nerul
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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.

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.

The students make a scrapbook with the latest and interesting information related to science and nature. A herbarium is made to collect leaves of common plants in their locality and preserve them. The technique of preservation is discussed and details like the scientific and common names of the plants and their medicinal /economic importance were also cited. A video on recycling materials is shown to give them an idea to come up with interesting methods of creating ‘best out of waste’. A video on Plastics gives them an insight about this wonder material but is now a menace. A debate was conducted on the topic ‘science and technology help in saving the earth from pollution’.

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.

Life Skills Club aims in all-round 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 use of waste articles in making beautiful decorative items to enhance the creativity of students and help them to make the best out of waste. These activities sensitise children especially adolescents towards protecting Nature and reducing waste. The students learn to spread awareness among people about not wasting resources and the need for charity.