Art forms encompasses Visual, Literary and the Performing arts. Art, in its broadest meaning is the expression of creativity and imagination. Our school believes in the vital role played by preservation and promotion of different art forms.
Integration of Visual Arts along with Scholastics subjects is very important. It helps students to bring out their creativity as well as develop their personality. Students learn important skills like observation, self-expression, focus, discipline, perseverance, self confidence and collaboration through art education.
Students who are visual learners, learn faster through the practice of art and craft. They develop aesthetic sense, understand and appreciate good art work. The school has age appropriate activities which are integrated with the curriculum to broaden the students’ thought process and creativity.
We believe in holistic development, freedom of expression and creativity in the field of the students choice. For the primary years, exposure to the different forms of performing arts like dance, theatre and music where they learn the basics is very important. When they come to the middle and higher grades they are given a choice to explore the skills further, in the area of their choice.
Each art form helps the child to open up and gain stage confidence, to be able to speak out without any inhibitions and also participate in cultural activities boldly. This also promotes the Multiple Intelligence and opens up doors to their future prospects and probabilities.
Dance is an expression of joy through body movement and rhythm. Through dance students learn team work, focus and improvisational skills. Dance is a wonderful physical activity and provides rigour for healthy life style. Students are exposed to various dance forms and regularly participate in competitions.
To enable our students to be good orators and confident speakers, we offer theater as regular co-scholastic activity. This enhances the freedom of expression and stage confidence. Our in-house theater experts train our students in voice modulation, voice throwing, facial expressions and body language.
It is a research fact that Music helps plants grow better, calms and soothens the human mind. Plato once said that music is a more potent instrument than any other form of education. It offers the growth of the child’s brain academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Our students are trained in western vocals and Indian music. The school choir functions as the base group for all school events.
The importance of sports and games in school encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. Sports increase self-confidence, team spirit and mental alertness. This makes school sports and games necessary for every age group.
At primary, the school offers Specialized Sports Programme SPEED to help develop sports skills and create health awareness. Exposure to team and individual sports encourage a sense of team spirit, and individual effort and accomplishment. It includes free play and organized sports activities. The students physical progress is documented and reported.
For the Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary, the school is associated with a professional sports provider – Trugame, a grassroot level sports development organization for professional, regular sports training and after school sports programme. This programme, gives the students an opportunity to learn, build the skills and awareness of their favorite game.
The school has the facility and offers the following games:
- Table Tennis
Along with professional guidance on sports, Trugame also includes nutritious diet guidance, access to tournaments and leagues, international academies and coaches, strength and conditioning programmes and sport travel programmes. The progress of the student is monitored, recorded and reported.
After School Sports Programme
The school provides a 90-minute session, 5 days a week after school sports programme for a period of 5 months which includes healthy snack. The student can choose one game to be professionally trained in and enables young athletes to set the foundations in their respective sports along with improving fitness levels.
The school is associated with Kerala Blasters, a National Football League Championship. The school has hosted football matches for the same.
Birla Open Minds understands the importance of honing the skills of the students in the areas of their interest and passion. Therefore students from Grades 5 to 12 are given an opportunity to participate and be a member of one of the clubs offered in the school. Clubs are integrated in the regular timetable.
The clubs offered are as following:
- Master Chefs – Cuisine
- The World of Words – Literary
- Artisans – Arts, Crafts, Sewing and Stitching
- Cyberites – Computer Science
- Inheritors – Citizenship
- Theatre- Drama
- Melody – Music
- Eco-warriors – Ecology
- Rotary Club – Social
The culmination of club activities at the end of the academic year is a celebration where all stake-holders of the school come together.
The philosophy of the school believes in giving the students an experiential and out of the classroom learning exposure. The school encourages age, curriculum appropriate trips to enhance the learning of our students. The school is associated with professional field trip management company Trippko , which ensures maximum exposure to the students through well planned itinerary.
It is very important to bring in resource speakers who are experts and experienced professionals in various fields. This is to bridge the gap between classroom knowledge to real life experiences. The school invites speakers on a regular basis, vastly using the parent resource. A question hour is a must to satisfy the students curiosity.
Inter House Competitions
To foster healthy competition among the students and encourage them to be an active member of the respective houses, different Inter House Competitions are conducted on a regular basis. This boosts the holistic development of the students.
The students demonstrate great team spirit by putting in their best efforts for contributing to the House score.
All the students of the school belong to one of the four houses .These are led by the student representative , House Captain and a Vice Captain . Various activities are conducted within the house as well as Inter house to give the students the sense of belonging towards their house .
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