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CLUBS

LANGUAGE CLUB - The Literary Club in the school promotes a variety of books for reading and writing . The writing helps them explore a plethora of topics . It opens up new vistas and helps them appreciate others' point of view. The members of the literary club have lively and in-depth discussions on a wide-range of topics and that is a very effective tool for personality development.

ENGLISH

THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The scope of English Language is all – encompassing. The ability to express oneself with clarity with lucid expressions aimed at having the right impact is an important skill for success. A good communicator of ideas always has an edge over everybody else.A person might have in- depth domain knowledge, yet lack of good communication skills proves to be major impediment. The language is taught not as a foreign language but as a seemed language that later on assumes the status of the main official language in the work place. LSRW is the main skillet required to learn this language.

LISTENING -This is important for learning not only English or any other language but for any learning. A good listener understands concepts better,be it language syntaxes,vocabulary or even Science and Economics. Listening skills are tested with Listening Passages and putting questions This encourages a healthy competitive spirit and focus also.

SPEAKING-Speaking is a very important skill and the one that is the best too to impress and make an impact. Listening to others and speaking one’s point of view and a way to enhance vocabulary, sentence formating and expression. This is a skill that is one of the most important tool for success. We have class debates and presentations to help children acquire good speaking skills.

READING – A good writer and communicator has one secret weapon, the the habit of reading. It enhances knowledge, creativity, vocabulary and expression. It makes us view things from other’s point of view and that enriches one’s ability to present the same things in myriad ways Any good writer or communicator will vouch for it.

We have a well – stocked library. As parents,reading bedtime stories is a very effective way to ignite interest and curiosity. The mind registers the turn of speech and language. Keeping a cell phone and television free time and a family discussion on a book or the latest world news and then pointing that out in the newspaper is a good way to awaken the spark in the young minds.

We have heard people say that the children have no time to read their text books,when will they find time to read story books? The answer is help set aside some time from their video games,television and chatting with friends routine.Many young parents in the 70’s read the books their children read and discussed it at dinner time. Just the dinner time together without TV can work wonders. Young parents may definitely implement it.

Some books that should be in everyone’s bucket list

1. ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER BY MARK TWAIN
2. LITTLE WOMEN BY L.M.ALCOTT
3. TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE BY CHARLES LAMB AND MARY LAMB
4. THE BOY,THE MOLE,THE FOX AND THE HORSE BY CHARLIE MACKESY
5. ADVENTURES OF RUSTY BY RUSKIN BOND

6. A few pages a day is enough! Watch your child develop an analytical mind,a confident demeanor and perspective!!

WRITING-Writing is the assessment of the final outcomes of all the listening,reading, studying, discussing and questioning things. The exam results cannot be as expected if the ideas are not put into words well and concepts are not grasped well,be it any subject. Once the first three LSR are taken care of, W follows. You will be surprised to see how creative, expressive, verbose or laconic as required, your child will be We give a variety of topics for uniting,have elaborate discussions on it before asking the children to write Let them write on their own ,we are there to take care of the errors. But please remember LSWR.W always follows LSR .Adherin to these small steps and changes in routine can go a long way in making the children proficient in the language, an impressive speaker and exceptional writer.

1. HINDI
2. FRENCH
3. ECO CLUB

Aims and Objectives

  • To develop a love for nature and its symphony with changing seasons
  • To care for the environment and implement all the effective practices like shunning polybags , to protect it.
  • Inculcate ways to recycle and reuse as a way to express reverence for planet Earth
  • To promote indepth knowledge of ecological balance and ways to adopt eco-friendly ways.
  • Activities aimed at promoting Environment Consciousness

Tree Plantation Week

Tree Plantation Day- is organised on 21st July every year. The Principal , teachers and children plant saplings in the school premises and near their homes. The children learn about caring for plants, participate in competitions like placard poster making and recitation contests . Only recycled and hand made paper is used by the children.

Earth Day-It is celebrated in the school on 21st April every year. The Eco club organises a special assembly where children speak on the environment and need to take care of planet Earth. Skits , debates and painting and quiz contests are organized to mark the day.

Participation in Annual Exhibition - Environment related projects and models like rain water harvesting are made by the members of the Eco Club. A Best out of waste section is organized to display the creative ideas and models of children.

All innovative and out of the box ideas are encouraged by the Eco Club. We live up to our motto Preserve, Promote and Persevere.

SCIENCE CLUB

St Andrews Scots Senior Secondary School is proud to announce the formation of a Science Club from the session 2022-2023. Students can learn more through the activities and their own experiments and clarify general scientific concepts.

The club would include the following features:

  • Regular discussions on the scientific researches involved with debates, quizzes, observational visits, and awareness campaigns.
  • The activities would be conducted on both physical as well as virtual platforms to engage a greater number of students following the protocols of Covid-19.
  • Students would be given the opportunities visit the newly built science and ATL labs regularly.
  • Students would be familiarized by the technologies blended with science in the science labs and can also learn the concepts or robotics and electricity in depths.
  • Students can demonstrate their work in the yearly science exhibitions and compete in technical/non-technical competitions also.
  • Students would improvise their observational skills, communication knowledge and improve their scientific growth in their coming future.
  • The club would involve the activities on the following topics:
  • Fun with magnets – Using magnets and identifying magnetic and non-magnetic objects.
  • Sink or float - Activities on the principles of floatation.
  • Air pressure- Fun games like creation of balloon activities on the laws of motion and how a rocket works.
  • Observational activities- Visits to gardens, museums would make the students admire the beauty of nature.
Plants - A wonder - Different activities like leaves collection, analysing growth of plants, conduction in the stems and many other topics would be covered to enhance the knowledge of students.

Human body and its working: Students would be highlighted with the working of a human body through activities like creating clay models, puzzles of bones for quenching their curiosities towards the explicable functioning of human body.

SCIENCE CLUB

  • The club includes following activities:
  • Weekly debates and quizzes.
  • Poster making and slogan writing competitions.
  • Regular science discussions.
  • Seed Germination and conduction of water through stem.
  • Model making activities
  • Lab based activities.

ART AND CRAFT

Art and Craft is a branch of Visual art. In Which the artists create static art objects using different types of images, colors, medium and materials.

Art gives meaning to our lives and helps us understand our world. It is an essential part of our culture because it allows us to have a deeper understanding of our emotions.It increases our self-awareness, and also allows us to be open to new ideas and experiences.Learning th art and Craft enriches the experience of studying while at school as well as preparing students for life after school.

Arts subjects encourage self-expression and creativity .It can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity.

Humans have had a relationship with art, from prehistoric cave drawings, ancient instruments till modern period. Art play a big role in how humans see and interact with others and the world in general. Art helps us emotionally, financially, psychologically, and even helps to shape individual and collective personality.

There are so many reasons why art is important in the world, today and always.

The art and craft, encourage an improved understanding of self and a greater sense of confidence among students. Art also introduces students to varied avenues of self-expression and allows them to use the more creative side of their brain.

We can do some activities in art and Craft as follows:

  • 1. Pencil Shading
  • 2.Water Painting
  • 3.Best out of waste
  • 4.Paper quilting
  • 5.Origami
  • 6.Stippling Shading
  • 7.Collage making
  • 8. Poster making
  • 9.Fabric Painting
  • 10. Folk art

We organize some art competition:

  • 1. Painting competition
  • 2. Poster making competition
  • 3. Sketching competition
  • 4. Best out of waste competition
  • 5. Craft competition

IT CLUB

IT Club is a club dedicated towards learning and improving various computer science skills, such as computer programming, video game design, website design, and more! It is an organization where students can develop their career pathway and interests in our increasingly digital world. It aims to train students for real world jobs by offering a variety of competitions and events, where students can develop team working skills and further their knowledge of computer science outside of their curriculum classes.

  • IT includes:-
  • Coding & programming
  • Machine Learning
  • Game Design
  • Website Development
  • Tupi 2D( Created animation )
  • BASIC-256( Programming )
  • Python( Programming )
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB- PDF


SPORTS CLUB

Emphasis on sports and fitness
Our students have been doing exceedingly well in Zonal level,District Level, State Level and even at the National level in different games, like Hand Ball, Netball Football, volleyball,Cricket- Badminton Athletics are the some of the areas where children are given regular training and practice. The teachers are well versed in the nutritional and fitness requirements of the children doing well in sports. Efforts are made to advise them accordingly. Indigenous game like KHO-KHO and Kabbaddi are tought to help the children imbibe discipline, quick decision making ability, alertness and team spirit. This is an integral part of our students.The sports activity aimed developing fitness and flexibility have been painstakingly design by our sports teachers according to the age of the students combining fun with learning and discipline in the motto of our sports department.

SPORT/GAME PLAYED IN COVERED AREAS/OPEN GROUNDS.

INDOOR GAMES:-

1.badminton

2. Basketball

3. Volley ball

4. Wrestling

5. Tudo

6. Chess. Etc.

OUT DOOR GAMES:-

1.basketball

2.cricket

3. football

4. hockey

5. athletics-

6. baseball/ soft ball

Interamural games –Intramural games are those games which at played at inside the school/Campus. All the participated team are host teams means matches between school/Campus. section wise or between the Houses.Intramural games are played from April to September.

Extramural games -Extramural games are those games which are played out-side the school/campus. All matches between his host team and other participated team of different - different school/campus.

YOGA CLUB

The true essence of yoga revolves around elevating the life force or Kundaliniat the base of the spine. It aims to achieve this through a series of physical and mental exercises. At the physical level, the methods comprise various yoga postures or asanas that aim to keep the body healthy. The mental techniques include breathing exercises or pranayama and meditation or to discipline the mind.

The ultimate goal of yoga is, however, to help the individual to transcend the self and attain enlightenment. As theBhagavad-Gita says, A person is said to have achieved yoga, the union with the Self, when the perfectly disciplined mind gets freedom from all desires, and becomes absorbed in the Self alone.

Yogic exercises

Recharge the body with cosmic energy and facilitate:
  • Attainment of perfect equilibrium and harmony
  • Promotes self-healing
  • Removes negative blocks from the mind and toxins from the body
  • Enhances personal power
  • Increases self-awareness
  • Helps in attention, focus and concentration, especially important for children
  • Reduces stress and tension in the physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system

Pranayama

Pranayama is the combination of two Sanskrit wordsPrana andYama. Prana mean life or life force. Ayama meansDevelopment orControl. Therefore, Pranayama is the development and control of life force. Its the form of Breathing exercise, very important in yoga. Its goes along with the exercise or Asanas.

Breathing exercise:-

1. Relaxation

2. Meditation

3. Concentration

Benefits of Yoga

The art of practicing yoga helps in controlling an individuals mind, body and soul. It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind; it helps manage stress and anxiety and keeps you relaxing. It also helps in increasing flexibility, muscle strength and body tone. It improves respiration, energy and vitality. Practicing yoga might seem like just stretching, but it can do much more for your body from the way you feel, look and move.Yoga asanas build strength, flexibility and confidence. Regular practice of yoga can help lose weight, relieve stress, improve immunity and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

A picture really is worth a thousand words. Photography is both a creative and a technical art form. The Doon School offers photography in order to enjoy this art form through learning how to take good photographs. The boys who maintain a consistent interest and learn well are given a chance to capture various events for the school and contribute to in-house publications. In this spare time activity, the boys understand the key technical features of cameras. They learn the effect of lights on images and are taught important factors for shooting on different occasions. They understand which lens to use and realize key creative ideas that can be put to use. The photography squad now captures almost all the events of the school, and takes photographs for the Year Book. An annual activity for the squad is to put up an exhibition of the years work of creative photographs.

In addition, members of this club will learn how to use state of the art software to edit and enhance photographic images for their own use, as well as for publication. Students are encouraged to practice their skills while photographing school related activities and sporting events. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to explore this exciting side of the visual arts.

THEATER CLUB

Drama club offers the chance for the students to pursue a career in the theatre or simply to learn some new skills to share with friends and family, network with others and share ideas with other students and faculty on campus.

The Drama Club is dedicated to bringing the joy and power of Drama to students by providing high quality dramatic programming at the beginner and intermediate levels. It pledges to offer participants the chance to experience the excitement and rewards of theatre arts while developing poise, social skills, confidence and the ability to work with others.