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Club and Societies

Club and Societies

Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre is running various clubs and societies for its students to broaden their horizons. These programmes fit seamlessly into the curriculum of our school which sincerely wishes to develop qualities of self – reliance, enterprise, perseverance, and concern for others in students. It provides a very good structure and meets the four – fold aim of education – learning to do, think, be and live together.

We are running various number of Clubs:

  1. Art: Art is often described as a “Mickey Mouse” subject or “soft option” by people who have little understanding of the subject. Art has a large practical component; there is the view that it is not intellectually demanding or academic. People may not realize the higher ordering thinking that is required when studying Art to evaluate, analyze and develop artwork and themes and at times produce comprehensive written projects in some areas of study. The subject may be discredited by the media, career advisors and fellow students.We at Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre aim at developing the various skills of drawing and painting in our students with the help of our Art Club.

  2. Textile Printing: Applying coloured patterns and designs to decorate a finished fabric is called Printing. Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre runs this club to inculcate the knowledge and process of textile printing amongst the students of Classes VI to X. The students learn basic dyeing, and printing process at our highly developed labs.

  3. Calligraphy: It is the art of beautiful handwriting. It implies a sure knowledge of the correct form of letters “i.e., the conventional signs by which language can be communicated” and the skill to make them with such ordering of the various parts and harmony of proportions that the experienced, knowledgeable eye will recognize such composition as a work of art. Calligraphic work, as art, need not be legible in the usual sense of the word. Our Calligraphy Club aims at developing the artist acumen of the child by the expression of his/her words.

  4. Weaving: It is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. Similar methods are knitting, felting, and braiding or plaiting. This club at Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre aims at teaching the simplest means of weaving to the children by teaching them carpet weaving, knitting doll dresses and making small pouches.

  5. Toy Making: This club aims at flourishing the craft skills of the students where students go back to their childhood memories and create their fantasies.

  6. Dramatics: Drama plays a vital role in every person’s life. Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre with the help of this club provides a vivid platform to its students to explore and express themselves.This club further provides opportunities to its students to participate in various national, state, district, and inter-school dramatic competitions and add feathers to the cap.

  7. Sports: A growing body of research literature finds that in addition to improved physical health, sports play a primarily positive role in youth development, including improved academic achievement, higher self-esteem, fewer behavioral problems, and better psychosocial behaviour. Many studies focus on the effects of sport on the five – “competence, confidence, connections, character, and caring” which are considered critical components of positive youth development. It has long been thought that the many facets of playing sports, the discipline of training, learning teamwork, following the leadership of coaches and captains, learning to lose provide lifelong skills for athletes.

The literature on youth sport stresses the positive effects of participation in learning the important life skills of goal setting and time management combined with enjoyment; the development of a strong sense of morality; and the development of an appreciation of diversity. 33 Longitudinal studies have shown that children and youth participating in sports, when compared to peers who do not play sport, exhibit:

  • higher grades, expectations, and attainment;
  • greater personal confidence and self-esteem;
  • greater connections with school, that is, greater attachment and support from adults;
  • stronger peer relationships;
  • more academically oriented friends;
  • greater family attachment and more frequent interactions with parents;
  • more restraint in avoiding risky behavior; and
  • greater involvement in volunteer work

These outcomes are thought to be related to the contribution of sport to learning values and skills associated with initiative, social cohesion, self-control, persistence, and responsibility. Theories of positive youth development stress the importance of sport in acquiring skills that are beneficial in other domains (e.g., school, family, work) that lead to better adaptive skills. Sport provides opportunities for children and youth to engage in valuable and positive relationships with adults, which is especially important when such benefits are not available at home. Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effects of playing sport on academic achievement, in large part because of the positive influence of identity formation and emotional development.