Activities

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ART

Art stimulates imagination. To watch a child completely engrossed in arts is to recognize that the brain is active and driven by aesthetics and emotions, to make meaning, state opinions and represent what matters to them. Our ART curriculum emphasizes on the development of a child’s fine motor skills i.e. the development of a child’s body and mind coordination, that takes place at a particular age when a child is going through the EYP phase. This particular phase plays a very important role in a child’s life since this is where he/she develops the ability to reach out to his/her creative potentials, which is then reflected in the higher grades. Grades I and II Include: Shapes & Colours Application of Print Techniques Basics of Origami Drawing skills Painting Techniques

Music

Music is a significant part of every culture, tradition, religion, etc. Feelings are magnified when expressed through music. In collaboration with Furtados School of Music, ORCHIDS has introduced a curriculum that provides children with an opportunity to learn and play musical instruments, and express thoughts in a creative and artistic way. Our curriculum revolves around Theory of Music History of Music Instrument Specialization (Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboards, drums, Violin & Recorder) Vocals (using the Kodaly method)

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DANCE

Children should be involved in at least one art form as it contributes to their happiness. And when combined with learning, it must never be ignored. At ORCHIDS, we believe dance is an integral aspect of a balanced education programme. It is a unique way of enhancing creativity, confidence, and expression in a student. We have introduced an entire curriculum on kinesthetic learning to make sure our students get the best chance at improving their body and mind coordination, bringing a balance to their lives.

THEATRE

To explore and train the bodies, voices, and minds of young artists so that they can communicate and express their ideas and feelings with confidence in different styles and forms. To learn, understand and respect the diverse views and attitudes of people belonging to other cultures, communities, nationalities, faiths, and religions. To contribute to building compassion for the world communities and environment. Our curriculum aims: To nurture learners’ imagination, creative and critical thinking skills. To build a community of learners who are continuously hungry for more learning all through their lives. For them ‘more becomes less’. To work collaboratively and create an environment of mutual trust, love and respect. To empower young theatre learners with the theatre tools to create performances. To expose young theatre learners to different theatrical genre, forms and styles.

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SPORTS AT ORCHIDS

"What can be learned on the ground cannot be learned in the classroom" At ORCHIDS, we lay a strong emphasis on sports and physical development. Our sports curriculum is planned and designed for students to develop and enhance skills like strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility, control, balance etc. Sports today has also evolved as a form of entertainment and also offers promising careers. We believe in mass participation, exposing our students to a number of sports events at inter-school, state, national and international level. Every student is encouraged to join at least one school sports team. The P.E. teachers we employ are young and energetic with a good amount of expertise in sports and provide coaching for sports like football, basketball, throwball etc.

LIBRARY PROGRAMME

Books open up an entire world of stories, imagination, and wonder! Reading adds value to life, exercises the brain, and hone a child’s critical thinking abilities, which is why we emphasize inculcating reading habits in our children. Our Library Programme encourages inquisitiveness in children and has been designed to meticulously ingrain reading habits in them by exposing them to a wide range of genres, allowing them to experience each in a balance and discover their favorite. Through various interesting follow up activities, fun sheets, narration, bookmark making, poster making, and various competitions, the child is hooked to reading more and more, hence learns to express critically what they have comprehended.

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