The Co-Curricular Programme: Expressions
Expressions are a collection of clubs that provide opportunities for students to engage in curricular activities outside the classroom- Music, Environment, Technology, Dance, Theatre, Literary Clubs and Sports amongst other things. Students go on field trips, interact with professionals in various fields and participate in organizing inter school events to complete the experience.
Across the school, sports and physical education includes team games, karate and yoga, apart from age appropriate athletic training. Participation in national and international competitions like the Olympiads, inter school culturals, talent competitions across various interest areas build self-confidence and offer opportunities for students to broaden their horizons.
Students hone their leadership abilities as they manage all major school events, participate in the school student council, and volunteer to conduct events.
We live among a rich cultural art tradition. Children will get an opportunity to see and learn about local, traditional and contemporary art practices. They will explore different areas of study like painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital art, textiles…etc. They will also have hands-on experience with all the different art mediums.
The Art Program aims to provide a child with a holistic experience. For children who want to pursue and grow into practicing a creative career, the experience and learning they get from school will be valuable. The attempt is to provide a space for personal artistic growth. This will allow the child to grow into an individual that artistically responds to its environment.
By grade 8, the students are well equipped to take on IGCSE Art & Design curriculum. By extension, Art & Design is provided as a subject at A & AS level as well.
To enable our students to understand and learn this method of expression, we introduced Music as a subject from Grade 1 to 8. At APL Global, using various Western Classical Music teaching techniques (like Alfred’s, John Thomson, Suzuki and Trinity based) we equip our students to play and analyse all levels of music.
Since we believe each child is unique, we ensure that equal importance is given to both World Music and Indian Classical Music in the curriculum, so that students are exposed to alternative forms of music. In addition, we ensure that students are exposed to top-notch music and sound engineering software so that they are in touch with aspects of music production as well.
By grade 8, the students are well equipped to take on IGCSE Music curriculum. By extension, Music is provided as a subject at A & AS level as well.
Our students have composed and created background scores for the yearly annual day event and other programmes. they have worked in collaboration with leading musicians in the industry; composing music pieces for school fundraisers and awareness programmes. This has led to a profound sense of individuality and on a broader social level, the ability of music to foster community while creating art.
Dr. Kannan Pugazhendi— a renowned sports physician and fitness consultant — is being carried forward ably by the sports faculty. With a firm belief that the physical state impacts mental energies, APL ensures that its students are exposed to regular fitness checks, exercises and sports.
The sports program is aimed at developing physical fitness and sporting ability in a variety of indoor and outdoor games, at individual and team levels. Attention is given to individual needs in areas like posture, strength, endurance, flexibility, stamina and skill development for sporting events. Sports and movement activities are used effectively to work on psychological factors like self-confidence, attention, motivation, managing emotions and so on. With access to excellent sports facilities, students benefit from enhanced and age-appropriate coaching & learning.
The programme is more than just a co-curricular activity. It is being addressed as a CAIE curriculum with syllabus aims and assessment objectives in place. Students are exposed to a sound understanding of the principles & practices of sports as a discipline and good health in general.
The games played at APL include basketball, football, cricket, badminton, table tennis, throw ball, volleyball and a range of athletic sports.
DMAC (drama, music, art and creative movement)