Apeejay School - Nerul
Apeejay School - Nerul
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“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.

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)

The students are given hands-on experience on the different weather instruments in the School. The children take the readings from these instruments and come up with the data for the month.

The students furnish the details on the School weather station board. Recordings are taken through Digital Hygrometer and the Wet and Dry Bulb thermometer. Children were shown a documentary on the Andromeda Galaxy, Mars Mission Mangalyaan.

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.

Chart-making activity is done where the students collect information from newspapers, articles, science magazines, and the internet, related to the latest happenings in the field of Astronomy and Climatology. This is very useful to the students as they learn about new satellites, constellations, and several latest explorations done by scientists. A visit to the Nehru Science Centre is organised.