The co-curricular activities are organised by clubs that would give the students a chance to think out of box and develop creative ideas of their own in different fields with the help of a guide/facilitator from Jankidas Kapur Public School/students faculty or could be an industry expert.
Co-curricular refers to activities, programs, and learning experiences that complement, in some way, what students are learning in school- i.e. experiences that are connected to or mirror the academic curriculum.
Most of the parents are worried related to participation of their child in co-curricular activities. They raised question what is the importance of co-curricular activities in school. Here, the role of event motivator has become pivotal pursuing the parents regarding benefits of co-curricular activities. In JDKPS, a large number of co-curricular activities are organized.
Some of the co-curricular activities conducted in school are:
"A school without music is like a body without soul", said the great educator Don Bosco. Acknowledging the validity of this statement JDKPS has facilitated learning opportunities of both western and Indian music. Dance and Music has always remained inseparable and so we wish to encourage children to pick up both Indian Classical dance forms as well as the western steps.
It gives the children yet another venue to broaden their horizons. Our skilled teachers will provide guidance, direction and opportunity in engaging themselves in a number of fun filled, interesting activities.
As a great writer once said, "Somewhere in the educational scheme there must be encouragement for the dreams and the imagination of youth. His shy fancies should be drawn out of him for the good of his soul". We plan to have our childrens' creative juices flowing by introducing them to the playful world of creative writing. Language teachers will develop a curriculum to help the students to become more proficient writers while having fun and using their imagination.
To bring awareness in the young minds about the environment and our surroundings, the school is giving adequate emphasis on gardening. The school is also maintaining a kitchen garden.
School social workers are a vital part of the total education team. Working in collaboration with other groups also trains the child on the importance of working in teams. It helps him connect with others to understand their problems. It teaches him to be committed to the pursuit of social justice. In addition to our students, we also hope, parents will come forward to help out in our social work projects.
To keep the students grounded to their roots and uphold the strong cultural tradition, regular and well organized cultural activities form an integral part of the schooling system. It inculcates leadership and confidence in each and every student
Today's fast-paced world has not only stressed its adults but has also included children in its fold. Grades, homework, peer pressure, teasing and insufficient attention from working parents in nuclear families have taken a toll on the tender minds of our children.
Keeping in mind this rising crisis the teachers of Jankidas Kapur Public School, have created innovative and tranquil peace corners in their respective classrooms to assist children to manage stress and resolve conflicts among peers. The same arrangement in form of a 'Peace table' has been set up for senior/junior school students too. Their goal is to guide a child to be alone or with a friend in a safe, structured, peaceful place, introspecting and experimenting with strategies to acquire calmness of mind and settle disagreements.
Every classroom has been equipped with inspirational charts projecting the various steps to achieve calmness of mind and thought- provoking posters projecting quotations and ideas on peace and friendship. Busts of the Buddha have been displayed to add serenity, plants have been kept to bring positive energy and freshness, calming jars, books and beads to divert the mind from restlessness, activity boxes with colouring books and crayons to relieve stress, scrap books to give vent to pent up emotions and a peace book to pen down conflicts and the resolutions achieved. Comfortable chairs and mats have been provided to make the corners cosy and a few creative teachers have hung soothing dupattas to reduce sunlight and enhance calmness.
The endeavour of the teachers will definitely provide students an opportunity to learn to explore the corner, use the resources effectively and help themselves lead a stress-free life through reflection and mindfulness.
In the highly competitive world of today children need to learn to be better communicators. Introducing them to public speaking from an early age gives them an advantage. Here they learn the art of expressing opinions on a series of topics, so as to tone their oral language skills through diction, voice modulation etc. in addition, other similar activities can also be taken up side by side to make them even better communicators. Some such activities are: