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Friday Clubs

Friday Clubs

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CLUBS

The clubs have been designed keeping in mind the fact that co-curricular activities are the true and practical experiences gained by students. To a greater extent, the theoretical knowledge gets strengthened when a relevant curricular activity is organized related to the content taught in the classroom. Intellectual aspects of personality are solely accomplished by classroom while aesthetic development, character building, spiritual growth, physical growth, moral values, team building and creativity are supported by curricular activities. It helps in decision making and develops a sense of belonging. We require each student to choose one club which he / she would be attending during the club hour on Fridays. Club once opted for could only change in the second semester(subject to availablity and at the discretion of club-Incharges and CCA Incharge ) The different clubs offered to the students for ‘learning by doing’ are: 1. Green Brigade Club (Ecological awareness) Global warming phenomenon has left increasing numbers of us worrying about the planet. Instead of just despairing you might be asking yourself, what can I do to save the planet, to conserve our fragile environment? Many people are well on their way to changing their habits to become more eco-friendly and our Green Brigade (Ecological awareness) club teaches us how to incorporate habits to save theenvironment and keep the ecological balance. 2. Craft Club: Craft lets the mind be free and creative. It’s a good way to explain something without using words. It is better to create than to emulate, creating is the true essence of life. Craft Club will teach you how to be creative. 3. Dramatics Club: Theater is so endlessly fascinating because it is so representative of life. The Dramatics Club is a true manifestation of talent. Keeping up with its reputation of being a pioneer in everything, the club starts every year with an electrifying performance at one of the assemblies. The club gets talents from various classes to give them a platform for honing their acting skills. The recruits are introduced to both the basic and complicated nuances of theatre. 4. IT Club: Computers have changed the way we work, in any profession. Therefore, it is only butnatural the role of computers in education is given a lot of prominence. Computersplay a pivotal role in every field. They aid industrial processes; they find applicationin medicine; they play a vital role in education too. The uses of computers ineducation are manifold. In the computer club important facets of the role of computers are taught through application method of learning. 5. Oratorical Club (Public speaking) Public speaking opportunities start right from the play school of a child and the quality gets manifested as one climbs the ladder of professional success. Verbal communication can be cultivated and most of us have the ability to socialize and create an impression with formal interaction. It is important to build a rapport with friends, colleagues and also initialize topics so that this builds our own confidence. The Oratorical Club gives the student those opportunities to interact and share their ideas with others thus helping them overcome their hesitation. 6. Innovation Club (Science fun): Today, innovation is more important than ever due to a highly competitive world that we live in. Organizations are desperate to recruit for creative people who see things differently, who can quickly size up problems and develop creative solutions to them. Or if you're trying to start or grow the business you've always dreamt of, then you already know that ideas are critical to your survival and growth! Everyone has problems and challenges that need solving; they're an inevitable part of living. What many people don't realize, however, is that most of them can be overcome using a simple, focused program of personal brainstorming. ...Innovation Club helps to achieve that through various activities. 7. Pottery Club: Clay feels happy in the good potter's hand and our basic touch and attachment with clay cannot be forgotten Pottery club teaches the students nuances of pottery. It helps children learn that objects are first shaped out of wet clay, and then hardened by baking. Pottery includes both decorative and practical items such as bowls, vases,dishes, lamps and so as when our potters mould clay and give it the desired shapethe creative best of the child comes to the forefront. 8. Western Instrumental and Vocal music Club: Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Western instruments giveone the authority and pleasure to create melody and to be able to create a piece onone’s own. It's easy to play any musical instrument-all one has to do is touch the right key at the right time and synchronize the movements. *Students opting for Western Music definitely need to carry their own instrument to the Club. 9. Hindustani Instrumental and Vocal music Club: Classical music exposes students to the rhythmic organization and patterns calledtala and swars,based on the melodic foundations of which, ragas are taught in this club. Students opting for this club may alternatively choose to learn percussion instruments such as the tabla and bongo or the string instrument, the violin. This club inspires students to innovate and give new dimensions to music. 10. Western dance Club: Dance is one of the many human expressions which cannot be suppressed. Dancing has existed at all times, and among all peoples and races. Dance is a form of expression given to man like speech and it expresses the philosophy of life. As our lifebecomes more hectic, we feel a growing need to release our stress through variousdance forms. 11. Indian dance Club: When you dance it's to enjoy each step along the way. Dance is a form of expression given to man like speech and it expresses the philosophy of life. As our life becomes more hectic, we feel a growing need to release our stress through various danceforms. This club will nurture and hone the talents of the students who aspire to learn dance. 12. Infinity Club (Mathematics): If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is. Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. All this is made simple and certain for our upcoming mathematicians in the Infinity Club…… 13. Home Science Club: Home Science club helps unravel the culinary expertise in the children. The area covered by the subject of Home Science is vast and varied. Its scope extends far beyond the ‘home’ and is not limited to cooking, laundry, needlework and home decoration. In fact it is a subject which prepares young learners for the two most important goals in their lives - looking after their home and family and simultaneously preparing for a career or vocation in life. Students opting for this club will be expected bring the ingredients required for the day’s recipe. 14. Impressions Club (Fine arts): The fine arts commonly include visual art forms, such as painting and sculpture, and in the Fine Arts Club, the skills of our artists are honed to manifest their creativity. 15. Mind Games Club (G.K. and Quiz): Quizzing makes one adept at facing challenges and unraveling life’s complications which are solved through analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the problem. The true sign of intelligence is not just attaining knowledge but being able to retain and apply that knowledge when required. 16. Needle and Crochet Club: (open for grades VI and above) Needlework, or embroidery, has been there almost as long as clothing has been there.Some embroidery work is considered functional, while other work is purely aesthetic.There have been changes in design and technique, which reflect the styles andattitudes of the era. Some forms of embroidery have faded away, and then reappeared. Almost all types of embroidery have left their mark in our lives. It is an art form that has been handed down from generation to generation and in our Needleand Crochet club, we pass tradition on. 17. Holistic Health Club: (open for grades VI and above) The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do so without destroying the health of the mind. There are people in this world who spend time watching their health and thus miss out on enjoying life. Holistic Health Club teaches the students how to remain healthy and happy and maintain a balance between the physical and mental health through usage of different approaches like Yoga,aerobics,alternative medicine, home remedies etc. 18. Heritage Club: (open for grades VI and above) Heritage means all those places, objects and indigenous languages that have aesthetic, historic, scientific or social significance or other special value for future generations as well as for the community today and also practices that are handed down from the past by tradition and Heritage Club will help create awareness about India’s heritage among students ,they will be educated on the importance and preservation of the numerous monuments in the capital, each and every monument in the capital has a distinct culture and lifestyle of that particular era, and learning about it will be a good learning experience for the children. 19. Movie Club((open for grades VI and above) Every one enjoys watching films at home and at the cinema and it is also used successfully in the classroom for teaching certain topics. This club will give pupils and teachers the chance to explore the world of film. With weekly screenings, online reviewing, and hands on support, MOVIECLUB will inspire, excite and open up new avenues for learning. 20. Model United Nation :( open for grades VIII and above) Model United Nations is a simulation of the real United Nations. It’s a chance to represent another country at an international conference. It’s a platform for training diplomacy; improve leadership skills, developing an awareness of global problems and its future solutions. *For MUN Students will be selected on the basis of their research and presentation skills in the form of short assignment like Country profile. 21. Sculpting and clay modelling: (open for grades IV and above) The most easily recognized form of sculpting is clay modeling, that is, the creation of a 3-dimensional piece of art typically using some type of clay. Clay is highly versatile, extremely easy to work with, and the ideal modelling material for the beginner as well as the seasoned sculptor. With nothing more than a block of clay, the artist can beginhis journey of creativity. 22. Financial Literacy club : (open for grades VIII to X) We believe financial literacy is an important life skill for the holistic development of each student. National Financial Literacy Assessment Test (NFLAT) is a step in that direction. This is a firstof its kind national level test, conducted by the National Centre for FinancialEducation (NCFE), to measure the level of financial literacy among school students. Through this test NCFE aims to encourage school students to obtain basic financial skills which are essential for their full participation in society. NCFE-NFLAT would assess their knowledge on topics such as Money, Savings, Banking, Budgeting, Insurance, Investment, Retirement planning, etc. The test is conducted online. 23.Statistical Quality Control Circle – SQCC (open for grades VI to XI) During the World War II SQCC was used as a tool to solve problems. The QCC club will aim at focusing at the students’ problem solving skills and persuade them to adopt QUALITY an integral part of their life. It strongly underlines the need to empower students so that they can develop analytical skills, foster team work and channelize their creative potentials to meet the demands of the new millennium by using the statistical tools like- Gantt chart, histogram etc for problem solving. We invite students with commitment, positive outlook, leadership abilities and a desire to excel, who will be further trained to become a ‘TOTAL QUALITY PERSON’. The ethosof the club is that quality people are not by chance; they are people who are honingtheir life. The students of QCC club will be guided to do case studies on differentproblems identified at the school level, through different QC TOOLS like Ishikawa’sFish Bone diagram, PDCA Cycle, Tree diagram, to name a few. We are proud to mention that our QCC Team, ‘SadaivaAgrani’ has made us proud bywinning laurels at different national and International Competitions, in the past in Mauritius ,Lucknow, London by winning numerous prizes. Note: The term “Professional*” implies that the clubs are run by professionals and are to be paid for. 24. Robotics: (Professional*) (open for grades III and above) The Robotics Club is open for children to learn about robotics and work with the LegoEV3 Robot to design and solve real-world problems. If a child wants to learn moreabout engineering and science fields, program robots, research challenging concepts,work in teams, and participate in tournaments, join the Robotics club. 25. Astronomy Club: (Professional* ) (open for grades V and above) Astronomy Club will provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of astronomy outside of the traditional school day. It will provide focused experience beyond the scope of the school curriculum for groups of motivated students. It will help them find answers to questions on many areas of astronomy including the origin and evolution of the universe, galaxies, stars, our solar system, space flight, astronomical tools and methods, and more! Hundreds of fun activities will be done in the club with explanations, materials lists, and procedures besides teaching them how to involve and leverage local resources such as museums, sciencecenters, local businesses, and universities. 26. Brainobrain Skill Development Program : ( Professional *)( open for grades Ito VI) It is a unique skill development programme where we nurture the children’s brain to develop some of the foundation skills for learning such as memory, visualisation, concentration, listening skills, learning ability, creativity, self-confidence, speed & accuracy. The programme enables the child to use both the left & right brain hemispheres, ensuring whole brain development & proper mental formation. It enables the child to specialise in arithmetic, visual & numerical skills. It brings out the child's hidden potential like creative thinking & imagination. It enriches motor,language, cognitive skills ensuring mental fitness. 27. Choir club: Music takes away from our soul the dust of everyday life. For students whose feet start tapping at any musical note and who hear music in even mundane chores of everyday the Choir club is the spot. The club will engage the students in the harmony that music creates for the tuneful souls.