Modern School has relentlessly laid emphasis on the holistic development of its students. Co-curricular forms an integral part in the all round development of a child’s personality. At Modern School co-curricular activities are a fundamental part of school life and aid in improving students’ learning at school. Co-curricular activities in our school are intended to bring social and intellectual skills, moral, cultural and ethical values, personality development, and character advancement in students.
In this highly competitive world, better grades are sought after while taking admissions in various colleges, universities or institutions in India and abroad. We understand that co-curricular activities provide better opportunities as students pursuing these activities are certainly given preference. In school, the students are introduced to a wide range of activities that give them better strength while letting them choose what they wish to learn and what they enjoy.
We ensure that these activities offer our students an opportunity to think out of the box and recreate plethora of innovative ideas on their own. Co-curricular activities help the students to develop an enriched learning experience by providing them a chance to bring out their hidden talents and showcase their unbeatable strengths.
Incharge-Performing Arts & Functions
Ms Shalini Dahiya
Event Management Team
Ms Hema Bajaj
Ms Gita Bhasin
Ms Himani Bakshi
Sound Recording Incharge
Ms Anjali Gupta Chhabra
Department of Dance
The Department of Dance of Modern School is the oldest Activity Department of Modern School. The students learn Indian classical dance forms, with special emphasis on the dance forms of Kathak and Kuchipudi, along with different Indian folk dances. The department also has a dance club; the two work in tandem to hone the ability, skill and confidence of the students. Various seminars and interactive sessions with great dance gurus and music maestros are arranged for the students to better their understanding of Indian classical dance.
Department of Animation & Game Development
In this department, students learn how to create digital drawing, edit and enhance photographs, create animation and design & develop computer games.
Department of Ceramic Design and Pottery
In this department, students learn how to express themselves through their craft. This expression takes the form of mosaics, life- size statues and elegant figurines. The beautiful mosaics on the walls of the Technology Block and Canteen stand testament to the skills acquired by the students of this department. The department also holds an annual exhibition on Founder’s Day to celebrate the marvelous creations of its young artisans.
Department of Dramatics
Young actors are taught how to approach their role and portray their character to the best of their ability. The department is also home to the theatre club ‘Parvaz’. With the skills they learn and hone, students regularly put up spectacular theatre performances in various functions in the school.
Department of Electronics & Robotics
The Electronics & Robotics Lab is well equipped, where the students are able to refine their skills in electronics, automation and robotics. This permits them to make high calibre automation instruments featuring wireless control of electronic devices from various sources. The Electronics & Robotics Department of the school has been instrumental in inculcating scientific attitude and temper.
Department of Fashion & Jewellery Designing
This course, introduced in 2004, offers a comprehensive education in design for students aspiring to a career in the rapidly growing Fashion industry. The Department of Fashion Technology aims to equip students with a unique blend of technical and theoretical knowledge in the fields of textile designing, accessory designing and fashion styling. Alumni of this department have gained admissions to some of the top design schools of the country and abroad.
Department of Fine Art
At the Department of Art, the primary objective is to guide students in interpreting their thoughts and converting them to forms of artistic expression through the use of different techniques. In order to encourage the creativity and talent displayed by the students, the department actively participates in several exhibitions and auctions.
Department of Graphics (Print-Making)
One of the newest departments in the Technology Block of Modern School, the Graphics Department was set up in 2009. The teaching of this subject centres on printmaking. There are various media used in printmaking such as Linoleum, New-wood, PVC sheet and plywood which are enhanced by carving tools. The prints can be mono-prints or multi-colours. It is an enjoyable subject that has fast become a favourite amongst the students.
Department of Home Science & Interiors
Home Science is a versatile subject and forms the basis of planned lifestyle management, both scientifically and aesthetically. Home Science is a productive and creative activity that not only helps students enhance their fine motor skills, but also helps them learn a number of life skills like cooking, general health and hygiene and interior decoration. The Department aims at holistic development of its students.
Department of Music (Indian Instrumental)
The Department of Instrumental Music (Indian) aims to promote classical Indian instruments, like the sitar and flute, amongst the younger generation. In this department, our young classical musicians have mesmerized many with their euphonious melodies on countless school events. Apart from performing at school functions, students of the department regularly participate in various music festivals and competitions, bringing laurels to the school through their amazing talents.
Department of Music (Vocal)
The Department of Vocal Music at Modern School aims to spread musical awareness amongst the students. It gives exposure to the talented and upcoming singers of the school, offering them the opportunity to perform at various events and school gatherings. The aim of the department is to realize and develop the musical potential of budding performers is developed by the Department. Singers and musicians of this department enthrall the audiences with their splendid performances at every major school event.
Department of Music (Western)
The department was set up in 1997. Students are taught various instruments such as the guitar, the keyboard, the bass guitar and the drums. Students are encouraged to not only achieve mastery over technical skills, but to play soul-stirring music with passion. In addition, students learn about the evolution of music and have other interactive sessions where their music appreciation is fine-tuned. Each student is made to sing in order to develop his or her confidence and stage presence.
Department of Paper Technology & Calligraphy
The Paper Tech Department of the Department of Creative Skills in effect began in the year 2000 with the setting of the paper recycling plant. Under the artistic acumen of Mr Naval Singh, the students learn the new techniques and forms of art related to paper recycling.
The Department teaches students activities like origami, papier-mâché, stenciling, quilling, paper sculpture, paper weaving, mottled paper making, calligraphy, paper mosaics, sculptures. The students learn to make beautiful carry bags, file covers, pen stands, lamp shades, desk top accessories, flowers, and so much more.
The Paper tech department teaches students to recycle paper and make beautiful stationery and other productive material. The Department also not only conducts workshops for the students of the school but also for other schools. The amazing display of creativity of the Department of Paper tech can be seen on the occasion of all-important events and functions of the school, be it the Independence Day or the Founder’s Day.
Department of Photography
In this department. students learn technical aspects which emphasizes on the importance of capturing the emotion of the subject of the photograph. Regular workshops, camps and trips to various cultural and heritage sites are organised for the students with the intention of initiating a more practical approach towards the subject of photography. The students hold an annual exhibition of their best photographs of the year, on topics of social, moral and cultural values.
Department of Sculpture, Pottery & Woodcraft
Modern School’s Sculpture department explores varied forms of three-dimensional art such as modelling, carving, casting and construction. Students use diverse materials and hone different techniques like wood carving, clay modelling, plaster of Paris casting, fiberglass casting, cement casting, terracotta and iron sculpture.