Probably nothing symbolises team spirit more than the excitement and challenge inspired by competitive events.
At The Brigade School in J. P. Nagar, these events are linked to sports, academics, the arts, debates, elocution...and many things in between!
At Standard 4 level, children are placed in one of the school's four 'Houses', each of which is named after a dynasty that shaped Karnataka's history and culture: Chalukya, Vijayanagara, Ganga and Hoysala.
This heralds the start of a school-long loyalty and commitment to the House and its members. The result is a sense of collaborative team spirit of the highest order.
Team work The chain is only as strong as the weakest link
At The Brigade School, we encourage children to constantly improve on their performance be it in Academics, Sports, Art & Performing Arts. But whilst doing so, team spirit and working as a team reaps great benefits to students and helps them understand that the chain is only as strong as the weakest link. While an individual can scale great heights, this can be possible only with team support.
At The Brigade School, we follow the "Honour Code" in conduct and behaviour. The honour code is a self-governing system in which one takes sole responsibility for one's actions and behaviour, be it in truthfulness, writing exams, treatment of other children and use of social media and the internet. One doesn't think I shouldn't do this because someone might find out. Rather, one doesn't do it because it goes against one's personal system of ethics: one's honour code. This also means giving due respect to the institution, its rules and its people- be it teachers, maintenance staff or fellow students.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE - PASSION WITH COMPASSION
At school we encourage our students to passionately pursue the search for excellence, be it in academics or other activities. At the same time, it is essential to realise that one's quality of life cannot improve if that of others does not do so as well. Therefore compassion and concern for those around us, and those less fortunate must be an intrinsic part of one's character.
The students of the Secondary section work with many organisations like the Shri Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind where they teach the students Computer Skills, English Poetry and Mathematics.
They have earlier visited the Shivanahalli Ramakrishna Mission to teach conversational English for 1st generation learners.
The children of the Brigade School with the support of their Teachers and staff hold a program called Flash @Brigade every year. The money they raise is used to help organisations like the SRMAB wherever they require it.
In fact so far they have helped them with and last year they actually raised enough money to get them a vehicle.
This activity is beneficial to all the children involved, from both the schools as is evident from the reactions of the children.
"Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person."
-Richard Buckminster Fuller
BE THAT ONE PERSON WHO MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.