The following after-school activities are conducted at Ekya Schools for the academic session 2018-19:
Reap Benefit Creating Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection (L.E.A.P) at our schools, the Reap Benefit program aims to build the next generation of problem solvers, by involving youth in developing skills, local data and solutions to solve local environment and civic problems and has partnered with the schools’ Environment clubs.
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.
Click here to watch the Design Thinking Challenge at Ekya JP Nagar.
Conducted by Inoyise, the Robotics Program gives students an insight into the world of robotics, automation, and engineering. The program gives students hands-on exposure to the practical usage of the physics and engineering that they study. Through immersive learning experiences, students hone their skills of thinking creatively, learning important scientific concepts, and learning visually.
The Aeromodelling course at Ekya Schools is designed to teach our students how to build and fly glider type aero-models, offered in three-course levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. As beginners, students will be introduced to the overview and scope of Aeromodelling, getting hands-on experience in building models with various materials and exploring the theory of flight and the technology behind it.
Students then graduate to more complex aeroplanes with engines and motors in the Intermediate course, also being introduced to the basics of drones and the technology that runs them. The advanced course enables students to build and fly their own radio controlled (RC) models. This being a government restricted field of operation, the elaborate practical training will be based on government directions on the subject from time to time.
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 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.
QuizShala, organized by Walnut Knowledge Solutions, aims at fostering an informative, fun and fair quizzing environment for students to participate in. It trains them to conduct quality quizzes as it channelizes the interests of students in all spheres of life beyond the margins of prescribed syllabi. It inculcates a passion and thirst for quizzing thereby encouraging them to gain adequate knowledge and exposure. Students are encouraged to ask questions, think independently and form their own opinions, leading them to be outspoken and expressive, both in thought and action.
Organized by trainers from Open House Productions, students from Grade 1 to 5 will be introduced to the basics of theatre and drama, including articulation, gestures, stagecraft, and live performances.
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.
Students are trained in the technical intricacies of classical music and musical instruments such as keyboard, drums, and violin. Children are also groomed in the genres of Carnatic Vocal, Western Vocals and Classical Hindustani.
Classes on Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Contemporary Dance are conducted by trained instructors who help students gain technical proficiency at these dance style.
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 Football, Skating, Karate, Table-tennis, Volleyball, Cricket, and Badminton. We also facilitate indoor games like Chess and Carrom with the provision for Yoga available at all campuses.
*Updated activity list is shared with parents at the start of the academic year. Enrolments are based on availability and schedule.