Art is a gift which comes from nature and gives human beings self satisfaction, confidence and motivation. The visual arts play a significant role where children learn new skills and express their feelings through various mediums.
To inculcate appreciation for the arts in children, Art and Craft has been made compulsory subject where children are free to express their own ideas using various materials. This helps them to improve in concentration, memory skill and creativity.
Drawing, painting, collage making, and pottery will not only improve their skills but also give them the opportunity to interact with nature and our cultural heritage.
As a part of co-curricular activities, various competitions such as collage, hand painting, puppet making, mask making, poster making and so forth are conducted and are judged. Children of classes VIII & IX design the cover page of notebooks and the school magazine.
During hobby classes students interested in Art & Craft are made to work with different materials and the finished works are then displayed for an exhibition at the end of the academic year.
Several Organisations conduct various examinations which are beneficial to our students. For more than a decade we have been conducting these exams in our school.
Many of the Olympiads help in sharpening the intellect of the children and participation in these exams helps in fine tuning their application skills. Participation also helps in creating an awareness in the subjects of Maths and Science.
Some of our students have done exceptionally well in these exams. Participants at these examinations are ranked on the basis of marks obtained. Hence after taking the test students can judge themselves academically at three different levels – within the school, state level and above all at National and International level.
‘If a man has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.’
In accordance with the above adage, Kumarans for the last few years has a dedicated hobby club programme for Classes IV to VIII . The main objective of this program is to provide an opportunity for the students to locate and pursue their interests under dedicated professionals in that particular field. The hobby clubs provide various enriching experiences which help the students to broaden their horizons.
The Hobby Clubs are conducted every Tuesday for an hour (for Std VI and VIII) and every Friday (for Std IV and V). Children have on an average about 25 classes a year. The school expects the students to choose a different activity each year to widen their interests. The Hobby Clubs ensure the all round development of students by enhancing their knowledge and skill. The activities of the clubs throughout the year culminate with a ‘Hobby Club Day’ where students are given an opportunity to showcase their talents.
The following Hobby Club activities are offered to the students for this academic year :
|Classes IV and V|
|Sl. No.||Club Name||Description|
|1||Art and Craft||
To teach some simple crafts, drawing, sketching etc. Lot of scope is given to creativity of the students.
|2||Karate Club||Students are taught the basic skills of the martial art – its kicks, punches, blocks and other fitness exercises|
|3||Music Club||To enhance the range of vocal cords and to develop a sense of rhythm and coordination of ragas.|
|4||Nature Club||The students in this club will explore the wide and varied environment under the guidance of Mr. Madhusudhan Shukla of Woody Adventures. Various topics ranging from alternate energy, futuristic lifestyle to practical conservation of immediate environment will be dealt with. Researchers from various fields will also share information on inquisitive topics such as ants, sparrow, butterflies etc. The children will explore these topics through multimedia presentation; model making, practical field trips.|
|5||Pottery Club||Students will be trained to make exquisite pieces of art using clay. Children will learn to do etching work,wall hangings,trays,and dishes and photo frames.The hobby class will help them to a large extent in improving their finger dexterity.|
|6||Yoga Club||Helps in physical fitness and to increase the concentration.|
|7||Dance||Children are taught Classical and Contemporary Dance forms|
|Classes VI and VIII|
|Sl. No.||Club Name||Description|
|1||Theatre Club||Students are guided to develop self-expression and communication skills. All aspects of theatre from production to staging of a play are also on the agenda of this group.|
|2||Art and Craft Club||Visual communication, creative visualization, print making, basic and advanced calligraphy and typography along with application of art for various media are imparted.|
|3||Robotics – LEGO||The students will have an hands on and creative learning experiences on Robotics using Lego Education kits and curriculum. They learn the basics of Robotics which involve the use of sensors,motors and Block Level programming to make interactive Robots.|
|4||Cookery Club||Students are introduced to the art of cooking. They get a hands on experience of cooking by trying out simple recipes.|
|5||Nature Club||The students will explore the wide and varied environment. Various topics ranging from alternate energy, futuristic lifestyle to practical conservation of immediate environment will be dealt with.|
|6||Aero Modelling||Students learn to use drawing and mind mapping skills to make blueprints and produce soft wood models of gliders.|
|7||Quiz||Focus on using quizzing and other intelligent concepts to make information absorption fun and engaging for students. Students will learn techniques to assimilate information and to intelligently work out answers in future quizzes.|