Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. Indoor and outdoor games are important towards this end. The school campus is suitable and secure for sporting activities, and all equipment is safe, durable and appropriate for the age of the students.
Curiosity is a distinct feature of human beings, particularly the youngsters. They are always inquisitive about their surroundings. To satisfy this urge in a constructive manner, we encourage the students to explore things through laboratories. Apart from the science lab , we also have the math lab and the new robotics lab.
Educational field visits help the students to explore and observe various phenomena and processes in real life. Excursions make the learning experiential and lead to the development of social skills. Students get first-hand knowledge and it enables them to see how different processes contribute to the whole picture. It exposes the students to cultural and social experiences, which helps them to learn in a much better way .
Education in its totality refers to the all-round development of individuals. Therefore, it should also nourish and awaken the noble qualities in humans so that growth is achieved within the framework of ethics. Value education is expected to inculcate honesty, patriotism, compassion and other virtues among the students. We at VGS, try to achieve this through activities such as poetry recitation, storytelling sessions that cover great and noble personalities, festival celebrations, and sessions that appreciate the beauty of nature .
Role plays and drama help in the holistic development of a child’s personality. They encourage students to communicate effectively and build team spirit. As innovative methods of teaching, students of each class are encouraged to present the concepts that they learn, in the form of role plays and drama. This also helps to bring out the hidden talents of the children.
Music and art have significant positive effects on the development and well -being of an individual. Research has proved that music not only stimulates a child’s overall intelligence and emotional development; but also nurtures his creativity and self -confidence. On the other hand, art improves the mind and body co ordination. Arts strengthen a student’s problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which help in the academic achievements . It develops attributes such as cooperation, collaboration, leadership and communication, which are crucial in the 21st century. We ensure that through regular participation in music and arts, students also develop self-discipline, persistence, and the ability to do quality work.
The word Yoga is derived from the Sa mskrit word ‘ Yuj’, which means union of the self with the cosmic consciousness, and its practice results in peace, health and harmony . It is an elaborate 8-step practice that benefits the body, mind and soul. Yoga improves concentration, composure, posture, bodily functions and physical and mental strength . The physical Asanas and meditation are the basic part of Yogic practice, which pave the way for all-round growth through subsequent higher level practices. Yoga not only benefit the individual; but also play a vital role in a peaceful and progressive society.
Our aim is the overall grooming and development of children. Curricular and co-curricular activities are given equal importance. Various co-curricular activities are an inbuilt part of the curriculum. Focus is not on competition, but on participation, to develop the spirit of sportsmanship. The school gives a lot of emphasis on celebrations. All cultural and national festivals are celebrated, which inculcate a sense of belongingness, brotherhood, and co-existence, and respect and understanding for the various cultural practices and national ethos of India . Celebrations also focus on the importance of a value system, which includes inculcating personal, family, socio-cultural, spiritual and moral values.