Exercise is as essential to the body as is knowledge to the mind. Physical education contributes not only to fitness but also to efficiency, mental alertness and character-building qualities such as perseverance, team spirit, leadership, sportsmanship, competitiveness and respect for rules. The reason for laying emphasis on students taking up sports is that it will lead to well rounded education for the students. Edify Schools offer facilities for Tennis, Cricket, Basketball, Swimming, Roller Skating, Yoga, Karate, Badminton, Football, Hockey and Adventure Sports. The Sports departments comprise of National and State level coaches who get together to identify individual sporting talents of students in various disciplines and then impart professional, scientific training to students.
Hobbies are a way of gaining new knowledge and a means for emotional and artistic outlet. Hobbies keep the minds and hands of children active. Through participation in various creative arts, performance arts and visual arts the students of Edify Schools grow aesthetically sensitive, imaginative, creative and also improve upon their communications skills.
EDUCATION TOURS :
Edify School educational tours provide valuable educational opportunities away from the classroom, textbooks and other tools which are used normally in school. Students on Educational Tours have the opportunity to learn while having fun and that too in a more informal environment. During Educational Tours, the facilitators have a chance to have hands-on teaching and knowledge sharing time with the students, for example an outing to a science center or historical museum where the students are excited to learn about things from these new sights.
It is an ideal situation where students and teachers can bond outside the classroom and where new educational environments and experiences are possible. Students have the opportunity to observe many things that are not available at school, including exotic wildlife, rare plants and maybe even the stars if the Educational Tours is to a planetarium. The Educational Tours are discussed beforehand because it allows students to know what they will experience during their time away from school.
Getting away from the everyday atmosphere of the classroom gives students an opportunity to spend time with each other in a new environment. They are able to connect on more of a personal level without the structure of the normal school day. Students are able to spend much of the educational tour days in small groups, observing, chatting and learning about each other. Having an Educational Tour allows students to bond with classmates they don’t know very well. Part of how students benefit from educational tours is by gaining new perspectives on the world. This is especially true for more extensive Educational Tours where students travel farther away from home. By coming into direct contact with a different environment or even a new culture or language, students of Edify Schools can understand their place better in the community and develop openness to differences in others.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS :
Clubs and organizations for student form the backbone of schools. Although these activities may not receive as much recognition as other activities, they provide opportunities and experiences that are beneficial to students and often the community.
Importance of having fun in school cannot be underestimated. Some of the best times and memories students have are the experiences of belonging to a club. Whether it is the club parties or the highs and lows of club responsibilities, clubs are important to join just for the enjoyment that they will bring to most students.
Clubs and organizations provide students with many positive experiences that help them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready for college or the workplace. Joining a club can be one of the best decisions that a student ever made.
Involvement in school clubs also provide students with a positive outlet for their energy. Students who are involved in clubs are participating in a positive activity during that time. Students who are active in clubs are more likely to be successful in school.
The CBSE Board has also advised schools to sensitize students and make them aware of life skills to counter excessive influence of television, the internet and cellphones. The integrity clubs are designed as community groups for cultivating human values among students by organising games, activities and workshops in schools. Due to excessive influence of electronic media, the internet and mobile phones, nuclear family system and rapidly growing urbanization, children are more exposed to negative values.
The main objective of creating clubs in Edify Schools is to create a sense of responsibility, co-operation and generosity among the students and also to discover the talent of students. The basic aim is to motivate the children to take part in the activities so that they are groomed into their field of interest through different clubs open to them, which would help them further in their career options. Below are given the different clubs which have been introduced in order to develop a holistic approach in the children of Edify Schools.
- Art Club
- Craft Club
- Cuisine Club
- Literary club
- Musical club
- Science Club
- Math Club
- Eco Club
- Robotic Club
- Quiz Club
- IT Club
- Dramatic Club