Co Curriculum Activities
Co-curriculum activities are an integral part of the balanced curriculum and provide ample opportunities to children's experience in creativity, imagination, exhibition, presentation, expression and representation and serve the real objective of education and act as effective instruments to draw out the best in the children. The scope of these activities is wide-ranged taking into account the different mental faculties and stages of development.
Children need motivation and encouragement to participate in wide array of events, such as, debate, elocution, quiz contest, recitation, story, poem and essay writing competitions, storytelling, symposium and newspaper reading competition, brain-storming discussions, pair and group discussion, wall magazine, dramatics, role play & library work for self-advancement, self-confidence and resourcefulness. These activities removes learner's frustration, tension, mistrust and evoke the feelings of fulfillment, enrichment and togetherness besides they also strengthen application of learning experience and provides diverse opportunities to draw out the innate powers and genius in children.
Craft activities have greater reproductive values and arouse constructive and creative interest in the child. The craft activities, such as, clay modeling---making clay balls, beads, vegetables, fruits, birds, animals, statues, utensils, bricks, bamboo works making baskets, beads work, spinning, tailoring, leather work, wood work, embroidery, knitting, toy making, dyeing, card board work, gardening and coir work, brings about the development of the child's affective, psycho- motor and intellectual aspects and create an awareness of his potential for productive activity and inculcate the attitude to respect manual work and manual workers by instilling the sense of dignity of labor.
Aesthetic and cultural activities
Creative arts which include music, dance, songs, plays, drawing, painting, sculpture, decoration, making charts and models, classical dance, folk dance, variety show enable the children to imbibe cultural heritage and understand Indian traditional art and culture, appreciate the life and talent of traditional artisans in different parts of our country. The fusion of various activities increases and develops the learner's artistic interest, sensitivity, expression of innate qualities creative imagination and attitude of community living.
Educational tours & Excursions
The curriculum in its framework has educational tours & excursion as an essential tool of learning. Visits to farm house, dairy farm, goat farm, poly-houses, poultry farms, factories, mills, banks, post office, hospitals, business centers, power stations, industrial areas and zoos widen the mental horizon of children and facilitate acquisition of real information. Visits to historical places – castles, forts, tombs, caves, museums, religious places, statues of martyrs and patriots help children understand the rich cultural heritage of India and enable precipitation of the idea of Indian unity and integrity in every child's subconscious imagination. Excursions to dams, rivers, lakes, plains, seacoasts, mountains, forests, wild life projects, national parks, mines, valleys, hills, bird-sanctuaries, waterfalls and water reservoir induces practical observation and provides thrilling and enduring experiences and will enable establish the sense of proximity with nature and also realize & appreciate the fact that India is endowed with exotic natural locales and mineral wealth.