The following after-school activities are conducted at Ekya Schools for the academic session 2018-19:
Conducted by Excelsior Academy, the Robotics Program gives students an insight into the world of robotics, automation, and engineering. Learning robotics is a fun and engaging way for kids to understand building & programming usable elements for a given task/ challenge. The trainers use Lego Mindstorms EV3, Dash & Dot, Cue to teach kids about the assembly, construction, programming and execution of robots to achieve goals given in the form of a task/ challenge. It helps students in problem identification, ideation, decision-making, idea execution, and team building.
ENR Model Aircraft has been educating children regarding Aeromodelling since 1975. As part of the after-school activity, the students will be learning the basic concepts of Aerodynamics, different types of tools, adhesives, and other building materials, how to analyse blue print & engineering drawings, how to work with wood and how to “Build-Fly-Repair” foam & balsa wood Gliders.
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 which 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.
Students are trained in the technical intricacies of classical music and musical instruments such as the Keyboard, Guitar, Flute, and Drums. Hindustani Vocal, Bharatanatyam and Oddisi classes are conducted by trained instructors who help students gain technical proficiency.
Basketball coaching is conducted on campus for students of various ages. Our program trains students for inter-school competitions. In addition to Basketball, the campus provides coaching for Table-tennis, Karate, and Skating. Swimming classes will be conducted under the guidance of certified instructors of Cult Fitness. We also facilitate indoor games like Chess with the provision for Yoga available.
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.
Introducing our students to the world of coding through carefully curated programs designed to take them on a journey of making and building things. They will learn the programming fundamentals through step by step guide across different platforms such as; Scratch, Blockly, Python, etc.
Children are taught how to break down the complexity and conquer the problem-solving process through Rubik’s Cube under timed conditions. Excelsior Academy will conduct the cubeing classes and train the students with the 3×3 Rubik’s Cube variant. These classes will help our students get introduced to several algorithms to solve cubes, visualize shapes, colors and recognize patterns easily. It helps their brain to become sharp, improves hand-eye coordination and helps to process thoughts faster.
In Dance Fitness, technique and intricate choreography aren’t the focus. Students are let to enjoy a freestyle form of dance, sweat out while doing their best to follow the instructor. Dance fitness classes have a focus on cardiovascular exercise.
Path2selfgrowth, plans to work with our Students to help them channelize this tremendous energy and enthusiasm into a positive spiral. Stress-Free Excellence program is built through self-awareness, goal orientation and small actions that nurture them to become exceptional human beings, while still achieving excellence in multiple spheres of their life.
*Updated activity list is shared with parents at the start of the academic year. Enrolments are based on availability and schedule.