Three years ago we started the concept of Student-driven Clubs. The objective was to provide a platform to bring together like minded students who wish to engage with their peer group in ways which enhances the group’s learning and gives them an opportunity to work collectively in the area of their interest.
Students who are interested in starting a club are expected to send their proposal outlining the objective of the club along with the expected outcomes for its members, their session plans and the expected budget for the running of the club.
Girl Up and Poly-math Club are such clubs run by our enterprising young minds.
The student-driven Polymath Club was founded around the idea of exposing students to a wide variety of skills to build well rounded individuals who are brought out of their comfort zones. Grades 9 to 12 were taught everything from Public Speaking, Programming, and Chess to the basics of Stock Trading and Hip Hop.
The second concept behind the founding of the club was the Pareto Principle, or the 80-20 rule. Students were taught the 20% which consisted of the basics of each discipline that they could use in 80% of cases, which gave them a good idea of what it might be like to pursue the new skill. A number of students mentioned how the club introduced them to skills that they may not have even considered trying out.