what is the use of transmitting knowledge, if the individual's total development
Its all about having fun outside the classroom too!
More exciting than we thought: a swimming class in progress
Wise beyond their years: at the Navrathri celebrations
Mindspace: A yoga class in progress
Our special computer workshops help students on class assignments
We believe that what goes on outside the classroom is as important as what
goes on within it. Our regular academic timetable is therefore complemented
by a variety of cocurricular courses, clubs and activities.
Cocurricular activities like sports, music, art, drama and debate
are essential to developing a well-rounded personality and gaining
education. This applies whether the child is an actual participant or is
assisting and observing on the sidelines. Being involved in these activities
offers multiple benefits—it helps youngsters discover latent talents,
opens new avenues of interest, creates team spirit and collaboration and
fosters self-esteem, motivation and academic success.
The entire school—from Standards 1 to 12—benefit from
our cocurricular courses. Even though they have a full schedule,
students of Standards 9 to 12 enjoy participating in at least one
Sport and one Art/Performing Art/Club activity.
Our students are given an opportunity to participate in inter-house and
inter-school competitions, and showcase their talents at school functions.
With three experienced Physical Training instructors, special coaches for
basketball, football and swimming, a band master and excellent facilities,
sports are obviously an important part of our school life.
The Brigade Millennium enclave has outstanding sports facilities which
are available to the school, including a covered, heated swimming pool.
The three-acre Millennium Park, adjacent to the school, has a floodlit
and an amphitheatre.
Other sports facilities include ample grounds / facilities for individual and group sports, including football, volleyball, basketball and kho-kho. Athletics also have pride of place, with spaces for track events, jumps and throws.
and Performing Arts
Rich in history and cultural tradition, the arts play an important
role in education—both for their intrinsic value and their ability
to enhance the overall development of a child. Exposure to music, dance,
theatre and the visual arts enables personal, social and intellectual
growth; allows for new ways of communicating ideas and feelings and
improves cognitive capacities and motivations to learn.
At The Brigade School, cocurricular activities in this sphere include
art and craft, music, dance and theatre. These are conducted as group activities,
rather than on an individual basis. School outings to the theatre and places
of cultural and historical interest are organised regularly.
Academics and cocurricular activities are two points of the
triangle. The third is Mindspace—which completes the picture and
ensures the overall well being and happiness of the child.
A team that includes trained counsellors and specially trained teachers
to address learning disabilities, take care of this section. Mindspace
includes Yoga, Lateral Thinking, Learning to Learn and special training
Giving a comforting and confidential ear to the problems/aspirations of
each and every child, Mindspace addresses careers; the physical, mental
and social dimensions of growing up; and intra-and inter-personal skills.
We also have reading lists so that each child reads a minimum number of
books. Children are also taught Spoken Kannada, so that they are not alienated
from the society around them.
In addition, general knowledge, special computer workshops, life skills,
debates and seminars are all conducted under this section. Our activities
here are targeted at both teachers and students. We aim to include parents
under this programme by organising talks and activities for them in the
future. Other future plans also include our aspirations to work with an
institution for less fortunate children.