School Activities ~
"Smt. Kamala Saklecha Gyan Mandir works on the three basic principles
of education :
Acedemics, cultural activities and Sports. All the three are necessary for a complete development of a child. The school has large play grounds and offers many sports to the students, like Cricket, basketball, volleyball, football, badminton, throw ball, athletics and many indoor games like carrom, table tennis, chess etc. Students are encourages to take active part in them. Tournaments are held periodically."
Among the many subjects taught which are not in the curriculum of the CBSE, is Astronomy to our students. School has two big and modern telescopes. Periodically, Astronomy workshops are taken in the night and children do the star gazing.
As a part of our mission of social welfare, atleast twice a year, a group of our students and teachers visit any small village nearby. The idea is to educate the people of that village about cleanliness, hygiene, tree planting, ill-effects of alcohol, tobacco, smoking etc and also about sending their children to schools. We have been doing this for many years now and wherever our school group has gone, the villagers have shown a lot of respect for them.
Every year groups of our students visit different places in India as part of educational trips. Among the places visited are Bombay, Bangalore, Mysore, Goa, Indore, Mhow, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Amritsar and Wagah Border etc. Travel not only broadens mind but also shows our children of small villages what the world is like outside of their region. Many of the students had never stepped outside their village !
The school has a full time trained Yoga teacher and every student has to learn yoga as a part of the curriculum. During Chaiti we get experts to teach more intricate yoga.
The school teaches woodwork as an extra-curricular activity in regular class. Every child has to attend these classes.
The school has well equipped Music teaching facilities. There are three full time teachers who teach music to all the students. Learning of music is compulsory for students of all the classes. The classes are divided into : vocal music and instrumental music. For vocal music, we have teacher who is classically trained in one of the best Music colleges of India. Our music room has all kinds of instruments, like Sitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Harmonium, Flutes, Bongo, Tabla, Trumpet etc. Every morning, the school assembly begins with a classical Raag. School’s vocal music teacher sings and explains the intricacies of a particular Raag of the day and many children also sing along.
Every student has to learn drawing and painting as an extra-curricular activity. There are regular periods for this. Children learn to draw and use all kinds of coloring medium, right from colour pencils to oil colours and acrylic. Apart from drawing on paper, a lot of emphasis is also placed on sculpture making and clay modeling. Children also paint on school walls to beautify the campus.