CO - CURRICULAR
Co-curricular activities are essential for an alert mind in a healthy body. What better way than to do this than to play sport and take part in cultural activities like Art, Music and Dance. It lairs one's opinions and emotions on the stage with debate and theatre.
The school recognizes the fact that if the mind has to be alert then it needs the body to be active and healthy as well.
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 and creates team spirit and collaboration. It also fosters self-esteem, motivation and academic success in the children.
The entire school from Standards 1 to 12-benefit from our co-curricular courses. Even though they have a full schedule, students of Standards 6 to 12 enjoy participating in at least one Sport and one Fine 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 experienced Physical Training instructors, special coaches for basketball, football and swimming, sports are obviously an important part of our 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 mini-stadium, with a synthetic running track.
Sports subjects offered are swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, khokho and athletics. The children enjoy the sports facilities to the fullest and have brought home laurels for themselves and their school.
ARTS & 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, co-curricular activities in this sphere include art and craft, music, dance and theatre. School outings to the theatre and places of cultural and historical interest are organised regularly.
Academics and co-curricular 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 for slow learners.
Providing a comforting and confidential ear to the problems/aspirations of 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. Our secondary school students work with an institution for less fortunate children.
Probably nothing symbolises team spirit more than the excitement and challenge inspired by competitive events.