Following are some of the after-school activities conducted at Ekya Schools:
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.
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.
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 present interesting projects using software such as Scratch, Visual Basic, Java, Python, and Arduino.
From the Ekya Blog: Hour of Code at Ekya JP Nagar
At Ekya, we train students who participate in MUN conferences. Model UN or MUN is a simulation on a “Working of a Model UN conference” that involves a student’s researching, public speaking, debating and writing skills. In addition to these, his/her critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities are also tested. In the final module of the recent mentor training program, students as delegates were made to represent various countries of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) discussing the agenda of “Global Poverty Alleviation”.
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 theses 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 Karate, Gymnastics, Skating, Badminton, Table Tennis, and Cricket. We also facilitate indoor games like Chess and Carrom with the provision for Yoga available at all campuses.
*Subject to availability based on campus. Kindly refer to the respective school’s site.