Clubs

Clubs

On Saturdays, after-school activities and clubs are available for all girls from 3:15pm until 4 :20 pm. Boarders are offered a wide range of activities throughout the weekend

Vidya Devi Jindal School offers a wide spectrum of options to the students under its Activity programme. It is mandatory for each student to opt for an activity and participate in it giving her valuable contribution to the team. There are as many as 36 activities on offer. These activities provide students a platform to hone their innate skills and thus make their school life more happening.

NATURE CLUB

Nature club looks after the environment of the school and is dedicated to spread awareness about the various issues related to the environment among young Jindalites. Many activities are conducted throughout the session to help them realize the present day need to save environment and promote the idea of ‘afforestation’. Planting saplings, nature walks, collection of different types of plants, leaves, insects and building nests for the sparrows, to name a few. The Club team members also have meticulously labeled all the plants and trees in the school campus this year.

ELECTRONICS CLUB

This exciting club focuses on the design and construction of electronic devices. The aim is to experience working with electronics and facilitate the construction of some electronic devices. Weekly meetings in Physics-Laboratory, enables sharing of ideas and knowledge about electronics. Under our first project, club members prepared disco lights with the help of the materials available i.e. LED bulbs of different colours, transmitters, capacitors, diodes and the PCB plates. Students learned to read different parts of a circuit, how to solder and unsolder on a PCB plate. Later in the session, they also worked on the 'Clap and Stop' bulb project. Some more projects are envisaged for the future. Working with Electronics club is really fun and an enriching experience.

COMMERCE CLUB

In the age of globalization, where foreign investment, capital market, capital structure of the companies, marketing strategy and human resource management have taken a shift, the updated knowledge about these dynamics is really very significant for the students. Therefore, Commerce Club has been introduced with the purpose of promoting the practical understanding of current business environment and its relevant forces. In this hobby, opportunities are provided to the students to understand the current business environment. The efforts are made to develop a practical outlook in the students to view Commerce not as a discipline but as a scope and as a career option. Every week we took up a Case Study or a real life business model or marketing model adopted by a company or a financial structure of an established company. A detailed study on the subject was presented to the students. The students are motivated to track the latest happenings at national and international levels and are asked to research on them and find conclusions which are further shared in the form of discussions and School publications.

DECLAMATION AND DEBATING CLUB "Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress." -Mahatma Gandhi

The process of debate offers profound and lasting benefits for individuals, for societies and for the global community as a whole. With its emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, independent research and teamwork, debate teaches skills that serve individuals well in school. With this objective, the Debate and Declamation club works in the school for the students of classes IX-XII. Half a score of children have enrolled themselves in this club and devoted an hour a week to hone their oratorical and debating skills in this session.

Group A (VII-VIII):

The students of this club are not just given exposure to express freely their views on a given topic (for or against), but also to learn the formal way of addressing and convincing a gathering. The children here learn the basic rules of debating in a formal set-up. Further, they use these skills in their day-to-day conversation wherein they do come across situations where they may agree or disagree with the idea, opinion or expression of the other person. Topics like, 'Slow and Steady wins the race', 'Boarding life prepares you better for future challenges in life than house-life', and 'Gadgets have enslaved man' were quite interesting to hear.

Group B (IX-X):

The students were engaged in 'JAM' (Just a Minute), where each child declaimed her views with conviction and confidence on topics like Perseverance, Determination, Sunlight, Balanced Diet, Knowledge, Romance, Time, Dance etc. Each child presented a 'TURN COAT' debate on topics like - 'Is ban on Maggie justified?', 'Women across the globe are under paid' , 'Campaigns like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will only be successful when we have individuals with values and integrity'.

Group C (XI-XII):

The senior students honed their oratory skills through various topics. Students at large could comprehend the topics in-depth, still a few found rebuttals and memorization of content to be challenging. Over all, students enjoyed being the part of this club that helped them break the shackles of inhibition, hesitation and faced the audience at the formal forum with belief in self. Also, they learned to be receptive for others' opinions.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

Photography club of VDJS provides a platform where talent meets creativity and gives rise to productivity. The aim of the Photography Club is to teach pupils how to be photographers, instead how to take pictures. They are engaged in various activities that challenge their imaginative capabilities; assist in sharpening their photographic skills, and present an opportunity for students to learn from each other. The events ranged from theme-based photo competitions to outdoor photography. Total thirty three students were enrolled with VDJS Photography Club and they have developed their photography skills with great zeal. The club members also attended Photography Camp at Agroha under the theme - 'Temple'. A few students of the photography club participated in the outdoor competitions for the better experience and motivation.

FRENCH HOBBY CLUB

French hobby class aims at proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking basic French. It includes knowledge of vocabulary (related to travel, time, school, food, workplace, sports/hobbies, and family); the ability to conjugate regular and irregular verbs in the past, present, and future tenses; and application of articles in reading, writing and speaking French. The lessons on how to introduce one and others are thoroughly enjoyed by the students. The teaching methodology is based on learning through books, informative websites, songs and short role-play sessions in the class. The French Assembly presented by the French Club was appreciated by the entire VDJS fraternity.

COOKING CLUB

Cooking Club is a very popular club in VDJS. It has students from classes VIII to XII. Being girls, the club members are always ready to learn how to prepare various South Indian, North Indian, Indo – Chinese dishes and to know about common spices which are used for making delicious dishes. This year club members prepared Pakoras, Cheela, Rava Dosa, Utthapam, Til Paneer, Chili Paneer, Manchurian, etc. These cooking skills have made them self-sufficient and enabled them to cook on their own with safety.

VEDIC MATH

'Vedic Mathematics' is the name given to the ancient system of mathematics, or, to be precise, a unique technique of calculations based on simple rules and principles. With this any mathematical problem - be it arithmetic, algebra, geometry or trigonometry - can be solved orally. In this academic session, ten students opted Vedic -Maths as their hobby. The students learn and practice Vedic Math tricks. They learn various tricks for writing tables, multiplication using "Vertically & Crosswise', finding squares of numbers ending with 5, multiplication by 11&12, multiplication of the type 23x99,2345x9999, 34567x99999,134x99999 and many more. All these tricks are very helpful in building up one's confidence.

ENGLISH DRAMA CLUB William Shakespeare claimed that - All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.

Drama is an integral part of a child's education as it enables the pupils to be expressive, creative, fluent and confident. The participants develop skills in oral language and all expressive mechanisms (voice and bodily expression); understanding in psychological, moral, physical and socio-economic analysis of character (analytic skills) and learn the elements of stagecraft and production (craft skills).Dramatic activities have surprising and unexpected results as they provide an endless amount of opportunities for student's personal growth. They learn not only grammar and phonetics along with drama but also develop the power to transform the actors as well as the audience. They become imaginative, innovative and critical thinkers. In short, the skills of drama help students to become the person that he/she wants to be. A workshop on 'dramatics' was also conducted in the beginning of the session. An Inter House One-Act Play competition was staged on the theme 'All's well that ends well'. The club members also performed exceptionally well in IPSC Cultural Fest at The Daly College, Indore, and won the second position. LEGAL LITERACY CLUB

The purpose of the Legal Literacy Club in the school is to enable the students to know the key provisions of the important laws of the country including the Constitution of India, so that they not only understand their rights and responsibilities but also create awareness among other students and help them to become legal literate and responsible citizens of the country. During the academic session 2015-16 the club organized sessions in the form of debates and general discussion on many topics affecting our day to day lives such as consumer rights, domestic violence, problem of bullying in schools and universities etc. The participants came to know about the key provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, CBSE Guidelines on the prevention of bullying in the schools, Traffic Rules and Regulations, Fundamental Rights of the Indian citizens and the Hindu and Muslim Family Laws. During the entire session the students showed keen interest in the discussions.

IT AND MULTIMEDIA CLUB

The vision of IT dept is to prepare the students for their future needs. We focus on making our students independent in handling IT equipments by giving them hands on experience of Digital Art, Desktop Publishing and Multimedia Presentations and then they contribute to the various school activities and events. Students of IT club work in collaboration with Publication and Photography Clubs and prepare various publications, newsletters and news bulletins of the school time to time. The school organizes various Inter House competitions like Brochure Designing, Ad making,Movie Making, Collage Making, Power Point presentations etc. to encourage and explore the talent of the students.

RUBIK'S CUBE "If you want to learn to solve Rubik's Cube…join our club!"

Rubik's Cube which is popularly known as the "Magic Cube" was created by Erno Rubik. It is made up of nine colored squares on each side, can be rearranged in 43 quintillion different ways, i.e. 43,000,000,000,000,000,000. The beauty of the Rubik's Cube is that when you look at a scrambled one, you know exactly what you need to do without instruction. Yet without instruction it is almost impossible to solve, making it one of the most infuriating and engaging inventions ever conceived. Here in Rubik's club, students learn to solve the puzzles in the least possible time. There are many approaches on how to solve the Rubik's Cube. All these methods have different levels of difficulties, for speed cubers or beginners, even for solving the cube blindfolded. Usually people can solve one face of the cube intuitively, after that they need some help. The current world record is held by Mats Valk, a Dutch teenager, who managed to solve it in 5.55 seconds.

RECITATION CLUB

Reciting the poems aloud is not only an enjoyable activity but also results in enhancing the co-ordination of the mind and the tongue. This ensures improvement in speaking skill by way of correcting the pronunciation of the words as the purpose is to speak the English language to perfection. Thus, hard tongues soften and soft tongues harden, depending on the words. Poetry reading is something that is not as simple as it sounds. It has rhythm, it has rhyme, it has tongue twisters, there are emotions and mood changes. The activities of Recitation Club are planned to engage the students in reciting poems on various topics, thus, exposing them to different types of poetry. The students also practice Reading Aloud from their favourite story books like all time greats Enid Blyton books. Grades are awarded to the students and are encouraged to improve upon their performances. The students are also briefed about the poets and authors, so that they develop interest in literature. There are eleven students from classes V and VI in the Recitation Club. The club activities give ample opportunities to each one of them to enjoy the hobby and practice and learn in a congenial environment.

FINE ARTS

The club provides students with pleasure, enjoyment and deepened awareness of themselves and their place in their environment, community and culture. The students have learned the techniques of Oil Colour Painting, Acrylic Colour Painting, Fabric Painting, Portrait Painting, Texture Painting, Wall Mural Designing, Pen and Ink, Pattern Designing, Glass and Foil Painting, Poster and Logo Designing. The aspirations for the coming year are to master the different techniques, prepare the students for making the decorative art work and paintings for exhibition and make art pieces out of waste products.

PAPER MACHE

In the club, students create an original paper mache that expresses an art. The objective is to promote recycling industry. In this club,the students learn to make the best use of waste products. They make decorative pieces for house interior and paper mache work for exhibitions. Our aspiration is to make our students expert in recycling the paper and paper mache work.

SCULPTURE

Sculpture has played a major role in the evolution of any culture. It is one of the most popular and interesting hobby. Most of the children like making sculpture because of its variety. Around 50 students of classes IX to X have chosen sculpture as part of their hobby. At VDJS, we teach sculpture using a variety of materials like clay, wood, POP, tiles, paper etc. Besides this, we also organize discussions and debates on different forms of sculpture used in different parts of the world, history of sculpture, new idea invention etc. Nature is a great teacher, we motivate students to go closer to nature so that they can find beauty and feel it from their heart.

DANCE 'Dance is not about finding yourself but it's all about creating yourself'.

VDJS gives students an opportunity to pursue dance as a hobby. Every day students from classes IV to XII attend dance classes. Students feel relaxed and refreshed after the dance classes. It also helps them improve their mental strength. Dance is a good entertainment enjoyed by all the students. The objective is to teach basics of different dance forms.It develops their confidence to perform in a large audience. The school also offers Dance as a fifth subject option to the students of classes XI & XII. We teach various forms of Dance like Indian Classical Dance, Western Dance. We hope our students will touch the heights and make us proud with their wonderful performances.

VOCAL MUSIC

A large number of students took up Vocal Music as hobby in the session 2015-16. They took part in School Choir too. They learn alankars, paltaa and taan sargam. They showed keen interest in classical songs and prepared bhajans as well. They also learnt Raag Yaman along with the description of Chota khayal. They have gained knowledge in various musical notes and the confidence to perform in front of audience. Now they know how to maintain melody and rhythm while singing. The primary objective is to make students aware of the importance of music which has been fulfilled. In the coming session, the students will be prepared for formal and social platforms.

MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL

Playing a musical instrument is a perfect way to relax and cheer up our mood. Many students have taken up Instrumental Music as their hobby. The students have taken up different instruments like piano, guitar, drums, violin and sitar. The students have grown a sense of attachment with their instruments. They have devoted their time and concentration in learning the art of playing music instruments. We hope to improve the skills of the students.

MUN CLUB

Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is a co-curricular activity in which students typically role-play delegates of the United Nations and simulate UN Committees. In VDJS, MUN Club organizes this activity yearly. At the end of the Conference, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given a certificate/award. However, the best delegate in each committee receives a gavel. The conference involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, team work and leadership abilities. Model UN is a fast-growing competitive activity for many students, it helps in grooming the students into leaders, discover their futures and become confident.

CANDLE MAKING ACTIVITY

Candle Making is one the most popular hobbies among VDJS student community. It helps one relax after a long day at work. More than a hobby, candle making has become an art. In this activity our girls learn to make colorful candles of different shapes and sizes. On Bal Mela, the students put up a stall of candles they made during activity classes and felt extremely happy for the appreciation they received. A group of eleven students of our school gave demonstration at Shaishav Kunj, Orphanage at Kaimri road on November 1, 2015. Our girls explained this activity and its practical usage.