The school offers a varieties of activities to enable students to discover new areas of achievements beyond the class room. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities organized by the school. The list ranges from Elocution to Singing to flower arrangement.The school has 4 houses: Ashoka, Buddha, Einstein, and Kuvempu student membership in any one of these house is compulsory. Various Inters House competitions in sports, dramatics, dance, music, quiz, elocution etc are held each year.
Drama & Music
- Students learn to justify their artistic choices by developing a robust vocabulary of theatre terminology and learning to use evidence to support their explanations.
- Students with no previous experience in drama can go on to be highly successful in this course.
- The curriculum allows students a good deal of choice and creativity as they learn the required skills.
- Throughout the two years, students develop a portfolio of performance material, which they may later use as assessment pieces for their IGCSE coursework.
- The final written exam for IGCSE asks students to analyze their own creative work using theatre vocabulary developed throughout the course.
- Independently, on pitch and in rhythm with appropriate timbre, diction and posture
- Expressively, with appropriate dynamics, phrasing and interpretation
- From memory, a varied repertoire of songs representing genres and styles from diverse cultures
- In groups, blending vocal timbres, matching dynamic levels, and responding to the cues of a conductor
- Accurately and with good breath control throughout their singing ranges
- Alone, as well as in small and large ensembles
- Music written in two and three parts (harmony)
In order to ensure success, technology usage is integrated into the curriculum at various levels. The iPads are often in use during project-based activities, and teachers continuously monitor and support safe and meaningful usage.
At BGS, teachers and students use computer to enhance the educational experience. The computer are used to create content, research and presentation to content and subject-specific apps. This is available to the students at all times.
KARATE is an ancient Martial Art form which originally evolved from the natural human instincts for self defense. Karate is an art that incorporates Kinaesthetic and Visual aspects along-side other forms of intelligence. Over thousands of years, it has developed positive elements that help the practitioner achieve perfection in the development of mind, body and spirit.
- Fun exercise – After a busy summer of swimming and playing other sports, some students have a hard time adjusting to the more sedentary days of the school year. Skating for exercisehelps kids burn off extra energy, build strong muscles, and maintain a healthy weight.
- Stress reduction – Skating is a great way to alleviate back-to-school stress, and it provides a welcome distraction from everyday worries. With a calmer mind comes improved sleep – a bonus for students of any age.
- Endorphin release – Endorphins, the chemicals produced in the body during vigorous exercise, offer a natural way to regulate mood and to generate a feeling of well-being.
- Memory and concentration – Numerous studies have shown that regular exercise benefits cognitive functionnot only in childhood, but also throughout every stage of life.
- Self-esteem – As your kids build skills with practice at the skating rink, that sense of accomplishment can provide a confidence boost that carries over into the classroom.
Life Skill Education
In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the past five years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education, the workplace and our home life. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, students need new life skills such as the ability to deal with stress and frustration. Today’s students will have many new jobs over the course of their lives, with associated pressures and the need for flexibility.
Benefits for the individual In everyday life, the development of life skills helps students to:
- Find new ways of thinking and problem solving
- Recognise the impact of their actions and teaches them to take responsibility for what they do rather than blame others.
- Build confidence both in spoken skills and for group collaboration and cooperation.
- Analyse options, make decisions and understand why they make certain choices outside the classroom.
- Develop a greater sense of self-awareness and appreciation for others
- Agility and adaptability to different roles and flexible working environments