Primary School Activities
Our school’s Creative Arts Curriculum is very much influenced by our geographical location, and the very rich cultural and artistic features that abound in celebrations and festivals, and as a part of every day customary life. We use child-friendly educational aids to foster self-learning and allows a child to study according to his or her aptitude and skill. Appropriate school activities will lead to the all-round development of children and make them achieve their maximum potential. It is, therefore, imperative that parents and teachers pick ones that are age-appropriate and result in greater learning and understanding. These activities vary depending on the ages and interests of the kids. Extracurricular activities that help children develop and learn new skills are also great options. There are certain common strands which run through every age group at Muktajivan English School, with their level of sophistication growing as students mature.
Quiz classes help to arouse the curiosity in the mind of students and help them to find out more about the world, current affairs and politics. Awareness of one's environment is the key to success in this changing environment and the quiz classes help to serve this purpose. Testing improves transfer of knowledge to new contexts. There are several experiments referenced in the paper where tests and quizzes help transfer and application of knowledge. Also, it facilitates retrieval of material that was not tested. Surprisingly there are circumstances where quizzes or tests, particularly if delayed, can help people retrieve/retain information that was related to that asked but not actually asked in the questions.
Yoga classes are conducted at different levels. It helps to bring about equilibrium of the mind and increase the concentration level. Daily exercises help to relieve the stress that students often feel while keeping pace with the demands of a competitive environment. Yoga helps children see the beauty and light within themselves, thereby boosting their self-confidence, allowing them to feel more comfortable with their bodies, and helping them get in touch with who they are inside. A child who learns yoga, mindfulness and relaxation will be developing essential skills for a lifetime of health and wellness in mind, body and spirit.
Clay Modelling is taught from the Pre-primary to the Secondary level and is a perennial favourite of the children. The tactile, hands-on nature of this activity makes it engrossing for all age groups and also offers scope for a high degree of creativity. Students enjoy working on the Potter’s wheel. There is also provision for an electric furnace where firing of the artifacts is done. There is something very therapeutic about playing with clay even as an adult. The tactile nature of clay lets young children develop their imaginations and their moter skills while having fun. It is a great way for young artists to create colorful, 3D models. The soft clay is non-toxic and easy for little hands to shape. It will never dry out, harden, shrink, or change shape so it can be used over and over again. No matter how you choose to shape it, our colorful clay will provide endless hours of creative fun!
Sports and Games
To develop Team spirit and Cooperation, we encourage sports and games. Balancing, jumping, climbing, swinging etc. is included in outdoor play. Other activities include Listening games, Imagination games, Language games, Animal games, Rhyming games, Music games, colour games, Sand Play. Sports and Games are essential for many reasons.They not only help us to maintain good health but also foster friendship and good behaviour. Many people think that the aim of sports and games is to win gold medals in Olympic games. That is not at all important. What is important is that every boy and every girl should be encouraged in sports and games.
Camps and More
Camps are an interesting and innovative way of encouraging camaraderie, companionship and fostering qualities like leadership, tolerance and spirit of independence. Students are sensitised on the following:
• Save electricity, fuel and water
• Use paper, cloth or jute bags
• Use solar energy
• Grow more trees
• Use separate bins for organic and inorganic waste
• Stop pollution - air, water and noise
• Prevent forest fire
• Do not litter
• Work together