Dramatics Club provides a stage where a student can bring positive changes in their personalities. They want to overcome their fear, be confident to present themselves, and do something new by presenting a solo or a group act.
In the Dramatics Club, students get involved in many ways. They can think, imagine, create and present in different aspects. This creativity brings confidence to make original acts. Students improve their facial expressions, body language as well as teamwork. In every class, students learn something new and believe to complete their tasks. Their experience counts in every act. Every month they get different topics such as Guru Shishya Parampara, festivals, marketing, and current affairs. By presenting these acts students also give messages. Besides this students also present funny mono acts. In many ways, a Dramatics Club enriches the skills of students to learn practical and theoretical knowledge.
“Healthy debating enforces critical thinking principles - looking at things from different angles, with increased perspective and less prejudgement.”
The purpose of the Club is to improve the logical reasoning, analytical thinking, and persuasive communication skills of the students. Under the guidance of the teachers, budding debaters get an opportunity to show their oratory skills.
The Debating Club in school aspires to engage students of different ages, grades, and abilities in a verbal confrontation in search of truth. The topics were carefully selected keeping in mind the dual objective of providing a thought-provoking subject and building the students’ perspective about it. The members showed their prudence and keen knowledge in the topics that were given to them. The topics were given on-the-spot to the students - they had to speak for the motion, against the motion, and learn the art of refutation.
To foster reading habits among the students and develop information skills, more than 60 students from classes VI to X have joined as members of the Club. Following activities were organised by the Club.
Being a part of this Club students get an opportunity to utilise their time effectively thus raising their level of knowledge. Reader’s Club introduced the students to the ideas of new authors, hence broadening their views on different issues.
This academic year began with more zeal and enthusiasm among the quiz club members. They conducted various types of quizzes to enhance their knowledge. The In charges also asked them to maintain a scrapbook which consisted of NIE questions, current affairs pictures, guess who, etc. The members strictly adhered to the activities chalked out by the Club. In September 2018, Umang and Abid participated in the YMCA BrainVita Quiz competition and bagged the first position. Once again, the team composed of Arnav, Nandini, and Kundan bagged the second position in the Rotary Club Seaside Quiz. Although we did not win many prizes this year, we hope to prepare in a better way in the ensuing year so that quiz performance improves. We budding quizzers acquire knowledge from various sources to compete in a sportive way. Hoping to bring more laurels to School, we work with the School motto in our mind ‘Soaring High is My Nature’.
Students are always very curious about scientific knowledge and facts. The main objective of the Science Club is to promote inquisitiveness and inculcate scientific temper among the students.
The first interaction with the Science Club students was the understanding of ways to find out food adulteration. Students perform various experiments on a variety of foods and fruits, the structure and working of the human eye, defects of the eye and cure for the same eye donation afterlife, etc. Students also prepare pinhole cameras to understand the formation of images. Students are also introduced to the concept of surface tension by performing some interesting experiments. To understand the concept of density students made a density column by using fluids of various densities. They understand acids and bases by using various types of indicators (litmus paper, phenolphthalein, rose, turmeric, etc.). They also made them aware of the uses of various chemicals at home for different purposes. Students shared various information about different planets and satellites in the solar system.
Mathematics Club plays an important role in motivating the students to learn mathematics with interest and involvement. The Club provides the students with tricks to simplify and enjoy solving maths. Sudoku and puzzles garnered an enthusiastic response and the students used their grey matter to the best of their ability to be the first ones to respond. Further, the club also hosts frequent quiz sessions. The Club members are educated on the various mathematicians who made an indelible mark on the subject. Tangram kits are used to make different shapes like birds, lighthouses, and geometrical figures. Students also benefited from the Vedic Mathematics tricks taught to them.
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.
International Understanding Club
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.
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.
Electronics & Technology Club
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.
The Nature Club
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’.
Life Skills Club
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.
Instrumental Music & Singing Club
“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:
- Chart Making: Students are told to make charts on their favourite musical instruments.
- Learning Synthesiser: The Music Club teaches the children to play the synthesizer.
- Learning Congo: The Music Club will teach children to play basic rhythms in the congo.
- 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.
- 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)
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.
The Star Gazers Club & Weather Station
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.
Global warming Climatology and videos are also shown on Space Race.
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.