The following after-school activities are conducted at Ekya School BTM Layout:
Design Thinking Challenge
The annual Design Thinking Challenge is an opportunity for the Ekya community to immerse themselves in a socially relevant problem. Independent student teams tackle human-centered challenges such as ‘How might we better integrate the elderly into Bangalore’s society?’ and ‘How might we solve the garbage problem in Bangalore to improve the lives of citizens? Students are encouraged to think critically, identify insights, build on each other’s ideas and learn from failure. With Design Thinking, we aim to bring in the next generation of innovative leaders and problem solvers who are prepared to tackle the challenges of the future.
Hour of Code
As part of Computer Science, Education Week observed every early December, Ekya students host the Hour of Code. The programming event, organized and managed entirely by students, aims to educate people on the basics of computer programming in a fun, simple way. Parents of students are also invited to participate in the programming challenges – Crack the Code, Techno Quiz, Discover-Design-Display to name a few. The recently held Hour of Code had students also present interesting projects using software such as Scratch, Visual Basic, Java, Python, and Arduino.
Visual Art classes are conducted after school hours for students who are interested in learning finer techniques than those covered in the curriculum. Students learn about various techniques of visual expression like abstract art, glass painting, Madhubani, contemporary and realistic art, 2D and 3D art, canvas painting to name a few.
Speech & Drama
Helen O’Grady International, the World’s Largest Drama Academy with an international presence in 40 countries is offering a Self Development Programme through a structured curriculum that uses Developmental Drama as a tool to enhance life skills amongst children. Students learn to speak clearly and relate confidently with their peers. This is a stimulating and life-enhancing skills program that helps a student to develop skills that make the journey through life much easier.
Basketball coaching is conducted on campus for students of various ages. Our program trains students for inter-school competitions. In addition to Basketball, the campuses provide coaching for Skating, Karate, and Cricket. We also facilitate indoor games like Chess with the provision for Yoga. Swimming classes are also conducted under the guidance of certified instructors of Cult Fitness.
*Updated activity list is shared with parents at the start of the academic year. Enrolments are based on availability and schedule.