Memories of school Educational trips are among the most prominent of the formative years, largely because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and teachers. While their purpose is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved. Taking students into a new environment gives them the experience of traveling in a group and teaches them to be respectful of the locations they visit. Getting away from the everyday atmosphere of the classroom gives students an opportunity to spend time with each other in a new environment. They may be able to connect on more of a personal level without the structure of the normal school day. Students may be able to spend much of the Educational trips day in small groups, observing, chatting and learning about each other. Having Educational trips in the early part of the term is wise, since it will allow students to bond with classmates they may not know very well.
Annual Day Celebration
The celebration of Annual Day is crucial as it provides a platform for the students to showcase their talents and urges the teachers to put their best. It is more so with nursery schools. It is on this occasion that the children get a chance to step on to the stage and conquer their fear of speaking or performing in front of a large gathering. The parents, in this revolutionary age of media, aspire to see their children on the stage however good or bad the children are. They provide all the costumes and jewellery needed and make sure to attend the program however busy they are. This training ranges from 1 to 1 ½ months. The Annual Day Celebrations of Universal English High School represents the Indian culture and traditions. India has a rich culture in the form of festivals, dances, singing and folk lore. Why not we bring those into the classroom? Incidents in the life of great personalities could a good theme for annual day functions. Having different folk artists to perform and expose the children to different folk lore. The Bharata Natyam Mudras and their meanings could be an interesting subject for celebration. The stories from Mahabharatha, Ramayana, Upanishads or Bhagavata could be an unequalled theme.
Emotion Centric Activities
Scouts and Guides
As a part of our training, Scouting and Guiding activities help to foster in our students important values like honesty, friendship, dignity, patience, integrity, discipline, kindness etc. Also, important life skills like leadership, creativity, team spirit etc. get honed in them.
Universal English High School Goregaon West has regular classes for scouting and guiding which is held every Thursday. One period in a week is devoted to these activities in order to nurture the qualities of sharing, adjusting, leadership and tolerance.
Sessions on making knots, woodcraft signs and hand signals are also conducted. More outdoor activities are scheduled for next year.