activities


The school begins every morning with prayer time — a time of communion with the Divine — with chanting of verses and hymns, invocation to the five elements, songs and bhajans, quiet time in meditation, yogasanas, value linked talks, thoughts, skits by students and by teachers and sharing of experiences by students.

This is followed by Extra Curricular Activities every day for one hour. Children thus begin the day on a joyous note by indulging themselves in what they most enjoy doing, as soon as they come to school. When the body need is addressed, its energy is completely satiated and the child is ready for his/her day in the classroom. Learning happens with the next inner need, that of the mind.Under the ECA program, coaches from various disciplines walk in for the hour and render their services using their innate potentials, thus enthusing the students to follow suit. Such coaches come for sixteen different entities, to name them, as Karate, Football, Basketball, Skating, Chess, Badminton, Yoga, Theatre, Sculpting, Painting, Culture(Music), Swimming, Tennis, Table Tennis, Western Dance as well as Classical Dance.

After this, the students go to a program called the Buddy Reading Program where a student from the higher grade pairs up with one at the lower grade and the two read together, every day, for twenty minutes. Reading books is thus inculcated as a habit that could be the most rewarding hobby a student could develop.

Woven into the scholastic time table are various other activities of aesthetic appeal to the students, the main motive being, to break monotony in the learning schedule. Such activities include Story- telling, Music lessons, Recitation time, Songs sung together, Gardening and Nature walks, Drawing, Handwork, Library hour, Science demos and observation classes, Inter class Quiz, Debate, GDs, PPTs and so on.

Besides these, students are taken on Historical tours, Spiritual camps in other schools, field trips of social relevance to their social studies.

Students most enjoy this session — the cookery sessions! Fireless cooking using only organic produce from the school garden (students grow these themselves) are the highlights of this activity. ‘You are what you eat’ is a maxim we follow and also do not encourage non vegetarian food.

We have also introduced the Farm School Curriculum at a few grades and help students feel their roots. Students work on their patch of land and grow their own plants on it. They use the produce for a meaningful purpose. Many a times, they give away these plants to their school mates, as a birthday gift to them.

Thus every day in the school life of an Akshara child is spent as a means to delve deep into himself/herself, leading him/her along, on a path to self-discovery.