Apeejay School - Nerul
Apeejay School - Nerul
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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.

Dance is one of the very essences of all cultural programmes celebrated in the country. Dance activities instill in children the ability to free their minds of the past, to free their minds from future stage fears, and give them the courage to handle every situation.

The Dance Club organizes competitions in the school based on their standards such as Pre-Primary folk dance competition, Primary Folk Dance Competition, Senior Classical Solo Dance Competition, etc. The Dance Club members perform for the different festivals celebrated by the school like Republic Day, Founder’s Day, Diwali, etc.

The Club motto is to guide the students on how to attain success in life and in physical health.

Some asanas (or exercises as known in common language) are demonstrated in our Yoga Club and are performed by the students. Students exhibit extreme satisfaction and happiness from this Club.

The order in which the asanas and pranayamas were performed are as follows:

Eesh vandana (or praising the lord) performed by pronouncing the words - ‘Om bhur bhuvah svah’ (commonly also known as the Gayatri Mantra)
Dhyaan (or meditation)

Asanas to be performed while standing up:

Sukshma Vyayama (commonly known as subtle yoga)
Surya Namaskar (commonly known as the sun salutation)

Asanas to be performed while sitting:

Mandukasana (commonly known as the Frog Pose)
Vakrasana (commonly known as Half Lord of the Fishes Pose(or) Half Spinal Twist Pose)

Asanasto is performed while lying down straight:

Chakrasana (commonly known as the wheel pose)
Sarvangasana (commonly known as the shoulder stand)

Asanas to be performed while lying down:

Naukasana (commonly known as the boat pose)
Dhanurasana (commonly known as bow pose)

Pranayama Kriya (40 minutes):

Kapalabhati Pranayama (commonly known as skull shining breath)
Anulom Vilom (commonly known as alternate breathing technique)

“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” - Leonard Bernstein

Music cleanses the soul, clears the mind, and rejuvenates the body. It is one of the most important things in life. It is the very essence of culture. Thus to inculcate the valuable art in our lives we have Instrumental Music and Singing Club. The Club plays a pivotal role in guiding children interested in music to participate in various programmes. It also organises a number of programmes and events throughout the year, on different occasions like Independence Day, Founder’s Day, Sports Day, etc. The captivating performance of the orchestra on the Annual Day is enjoyed by one and all. The many other activities from the Music Club:

  1. Chart Making: Students are told to make charts on their favourite musical instruments.
  2. Learning Synthesiser: The Music Club teaches the children to play the synthesizer.
  3. Learning Congo: The Music Club will teach children to play basic rhythms in the congo.
  4. Learning to sing as well as read musical notes: The Club helps the children to sing in synchronised manner as well as read Indian and staff notations.
  5. Western Music: Students are made aware of western music and musicians.

DEAR Club engages students with several activities in the field of Literature and Language. There are many sessions where the members of the Club sit and discuss authors and their works. The members research legendary writers like William Shakespeare, Ruskin Bond, Charles Dickens, Munshi Premchand, Sudha Murthy, R.K. Narayan, and others. A file is maintained where they collect and preserve the information gathered about the various authors that they have read. The second activity of the Club is a detailed discussion regarding the different genres of literature, namely, Epic, Novel, and Short stories. The members maintain a daily record book where they cut and paste the articles related to literature and grammar gathered from the NIE newspaper. The members also read Shakespeare’s famous work, ‘Merchant of Venice’ in the form of role-playing and dramatization. The members live up to the motto ‘Drop Everything And Read’ and try to widen their horizons.