CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

In order to pursue student interests and hobbies, that could eventually grow into a passion and help students make career choices of their desire and excel in their field of interest, the School runs a range of clubs where students find creative expression to the various talents they have. The clubs are run in-house by the teachers who too look at them as a creative outlet for their passion. These include:  Painting, Theatre, Literary, Art & Craft, Music, Dance – Western & Indian, Graphic Designing. · Science, technology, Sculpture, Drama, Fashion Technology, Cooking, Yoga, Zumba, Pottery, · Music , Carpentry, Photography, Debating, · Environment, Creative Writing, Elocution · & Public Speaking, Debating, Food Technology & Quizzing Clubs.

SCULPTURE & POTTERY

Sculpting with your hands  stimulates creativity and imagination. and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of clay which can be molded and sculpted into different forms. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgments and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of famous sculptors  and designers. They  explore the impact of sculpture  on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of this tangible  visual arts enriches all our lives. 

The aims of the sculpture and design club are:

To  provide visual, tactile and sensory experiences to the students

To enable children to record from first-hand experiences and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use create something new

To improve the children’s ability to control materials, tools and techniques

To increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of sculpture and design in different times and cultures

To foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designer

The club meets every Friday afternoon to work on learning individual skills and to also collaborate on a large sculpting projects for the school campus .

Student Leader: Puneet Dhiman 











Teacher Mentor Mr. Kamal

DEBATING CLUB

The primary goal of a debate is for students to generate effective critical thinking into primary issues in the given topic.

The Debate Club gives students a fun way of developing their Oratory skills,  Critical Thinking and Communication. The students  grow to develop excellent oral and written communication skills,  excellent critical thinking skills and  effective tools for research, organization and presentation. They develop strategies to overcome the fear of public speaking, and gain the confidence and desire to participate in all academic classes.

The Objective of the Club is to develop 

Confidence – Belief in themselves and their abilities, and the desire to participate in all classes.

Curiosity – The passion of discovery through effective tools for research, organization and presentation.

Critical Thinking – How to explore the world through the lens of an inquisitive mind

Communication – Oral & written skills and strategies for lively yet respectful discussions & disagreements.

Creativity – The desire to have a divergent perspective. 

Leadership – Self-motivation and the ability to delegate assignments and manage peers.

The Club meets every Friday afternoon to discuss and debate on issue that are relevant in student life  and also topics that are contemporary and being debated globally ; Whether   junk food should be banned from schools, Should India  have a Presidential form of government;  Should  celebrities receive harsher punishments than ordinary people ?; Should children  have to do chores to earn pocket money?;  Shouldn’t  the media display, promote and report women’s sport equally to men’s sport / Should children  have to do chores to earn your pocket money? Should  non-essential cosmetic surgery be banned ? Should we close all the zoos?

Mentors:
Ms. Ritu Jain Ms. Jagpreet Kaur

Leader: Ms. Aastha Singh


LITERARY CLUB

The English Literary Club has been conceived at DPSG DEHRADUN for those who enjoy using the English language, love to read literature, fiction, drama, poetry and can appreciate the funny nuances in the English language

The Club functions will the following objectives :

To inculcate among students a flair for the language and enhance their literary skills

To induce reading habit in students

To encourage students to become orators and display their intellectual, independent thinking skills and imbibe a sense of confidence

To provide a platform for debating events

To improve and encourage creative writing.

The Club Activities include Collective reading for Book reviews, Story writing, speech and drama and aspects of journalism and creative writing. The Club welcomes anyone and everyone with a passion for writing, reading, and creativity

The Club meets every Friday to  discuss books and the craft of writing. Some members choose to share their writings during the meetings, therefore starting many discussions. At times they  critique each other's work and offer suggestions.

The students also write original scripts that they enact or recite poems and famous speeches. Public speaking is encouraged to develop finer oratory skills.

It is in the Literary Club that they are introduced to various genres and to the literature of the world.

Meetings with people from the world of literature and journalism and exposure to contemporary Indian authors write in English are encouraged to enhance student interest. Students are taken to the  Literary fests held in Dehradun. 

The Literary Club is more than just a club for reading and writing; it is also a place where students can come to share their insights on politics, life, and school issues.

Mentor: Ms. Preeti Rana



 CULINARY CLUB

 Introducing healthy cooking in schools has many benefits: Children may try new and healthy foods. Teaching cooking to young students is an opportunity to teach nutrition education such as planning meals and make smarter food choices. Cooking can aid children in acceptance of responsibility. 

The purpose of the Culinary Club is to provide an environment for students to, socialize, be creative, learn cooking skills, and have fun while acquiring skills that may help them in years to come, in their homes or professionally.   Culinary Club students prepare food and enjoy eating the results.  

Objectives of the Culinary Club

to encourage children to experience the  joy of cooking using a range of techniques with a variety of recipes

To allow students a fuller understanding of the scope of food science and technology

To understand food and nutrition for a healthy life style

To encourage leadership

The Cookery Club aims to encourage students to bake, cook and eat healthily. Students learn about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet, how to plan and prepare balanced meals, read and understand food labels, learn about food hygiene and food safety skills, and above all, discover that baking and cooking is fun! Students are also  exposed to new vocabulary associated with baking and cooking methods such as whisking, creaming, folding, slicing, stir-frying, kneading, etc. They also learn to work together, take turns, and encourage their friends during the preparation and cooking process. 

In the Primary Years  it is an exciting way to understand concepts in all learning areas.

Math skills, such as counting, fractions, sequencing (determining orders of events), measuring and shapes, measurement of  temperature volume 

Problem-solving

Increasing vocabulary

Chemistry and Science, including making predictions and understanding how food  changes while cooking.

Geography, such as where different foods grow and why they grow best there

Learning to cook also helps students  understand world cultures, customs and flavors. They  also learn life skills like eating healthy, budgeting your money, and cleaning. They realize that. Cooking is less expensive than eating at restaurants, fast food joints and school cafeterias and helps save money.

Mentors: Ms. Monica Batra





SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CLUB

The Science and Technology Club at DPSG DEHRADUN  aims at stimulating  a spirit of curiosity, enquiry, innovation and creativity amongst students through activities that make science  an enjoyable and interesting pursuit. The Science & Technology Club aims to enable pupils to carry out self-directed activities in areas of interest in science. Small groups of students along with their mentors  conduct fun and engaging scientific investigations, together.

 It also provides opportunities for the pupils to develop initiative and fosters creativity by encouraging the pupils to integrate technology  and to  participate actively in many events outside the school, that bring their creativity to the fore.

The objectives of the Club are:

help students acquire basic conceptual knowledge of Science

To help students develop a scientific way of learning 

Generate curiosity to explore and experiment

Develop a scientific bent of mind

To read and remain updated with the advancements in science

Apply concepts and knowledge learnt during formal lessons to develop students' awareness of and concern for scientific issues in personal, social, environmental and technological contexts.

The students spend Friday afternoon doing fun experiments or fieldtrips/ industrial visits.

The club also focuses on environmental conservation and projects on upcycling, organic farming, composting and maintaining biodiversity and reducing the carbon footprint. 

Mentors:
Ms. Shagufta Ahmed Mr. Shozeb Jawed Mr. Rakesh Kamboj
Student Leader:
Yash Sachdeva Drishti Tandon

THE  ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB

The  Environmental Club was formed at DPSG DEHRADUN  to increase awareness of environmental issues among faculty, staff, administration and students and to assist the faculty, staff, administration and students to become better stewards of the environment; make DPSG DEHRADUN a model for environmental education and environmentally sustainable practices. 

The Objectives of the Club are: 

To raise awareness among students so that they understand environmental issues

To instill a sense of responsibility for the environment and a personal commitment to protect and preserve the environment

To educate and cultivate an appreciation and interest in the environment

The Environment Club enables members to actively lead and participate in the environmental activities

and take personal action to contribute to climate change mitigation. The Club members are trained to become young  leaders who connect through formal efforts with other schools and external organisations to create awareness about the environmental related issues threatening the earth.

The students  engage and participate in environmental workshops, scientific inquiry projects, geographical investigations, learning journeys, school and community outreach as well partnerships with external organisations in environmental conservation and protection.

As a member of the Club, these young  environmental ambassadors lead the environmental activities and events in school and  identify and implement values-based environmental programmes within their school and community.

The Environmental  Club aspires to conserve our  natural resources and the natural environment and  create an Eco-friendly environment.  It aims at creating  awareness of biodiversity conservation and local environmental issues and a clean and green consciousness among students, through various  activities. 

The Environmental Club initiated a school-wide recycling program and organized a school-wide assembly and year-long activities centered on climate change education and have initiated several tree plantations drives.

The club meets every Friday afternoon  to discuss season’s activities/issue , projects and future endeavors. These may include anything from a trip to a local environmental workshop or lecture series, planning for a raising awareness of sustainability issues in the school or community

The members believe that as a member of an Environmental Club, they  can:

 • Gain knowledge about the environment

 • Perform actions to improve the campus environment, 

• Help to solve local environmental problems

 • Educate others about the environment

 • Enjoy themselves  and have fun 

Mentors:
Ms. Anju B Ms. Shivangi Painuli
Student Leader:
Anushka Tyagi Avishek Sircar


MUSIC CLUB

The Music Club at DPSG DEHRADUN  is a fun club where students have a voice and a choice to decide on what they would like to learn.  It is the mission of the Music Club to provide every member with the opportunity to learn and develop a deeper understanding of music through performances, listening, activities, and trips. The Music Club aims to nurture the talent in every member and provide a conducive environment for mutual learning while fostering   unity through music listening, practicing and performances.

The members  believe that everyone has something to offer and through mentorships, jams, competitions and events they  strive to polish skills, share knowledge and spread musical joy.

The Music Club curriculum is an  opportunity  for students to enhance their knowledge in and appreciate the Western and Indian modern music. To achieve this, various activities and instrumental classes are organized every year. Among them, the annual Singing Contest is one of the most popular activities in our school that attracts many students to take part in.

We also aim to provide opportunities for students with musical talents to perform. The School has a  The String Ensemble and a Choir that perform in the annual Founder’s Evening, Award Ceremony and the  Graduation Ceremony.

The Club aspires that students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component.

Objectives of the Music Club are:

To provide a balanced and well-defined program of creative, performing as well as listening activities to students.

To develop student’s musical literacy and musical sense through joining music activities

To develop all students’ basic skills in instrumental playing

To integrate IT application in the music curriculum

To enrich students’ knowledge of music that may cope with other subjects.

To provide more opportunity to appreciate good music of the world.

To enhance standard of vocal music.

To raise the learning interest and area in instrumental learning.

To raise standards of music appreciation.

To develop the students’ mental power inner hearing, musical memory and recognition.

To encourage students to use music to communicate with their classmates as another  kind of communication media

To expose students to music of different cultures.

To enable students  to identify and distinguish the instruments of an orchestra as well we as the special musical elements that characterize the music

To enhance students’ creativity through learning music composing.

The School Music Club has been producing original Musicals as Annual Productions for Founder’s Evening and performed live.

2017 Wonder Years

2018 Ooh Technology !

2019 Luv U Dehradun

Mentor:  Mr. Karan Bhasin


Student Leader: Aayush Jain and Trisha




WELLNESS AND FITNESS CLUB

Wellness Clubs in schools can favorably influence the habits', attitude and knowledge relating to an individual and community. These clubs can modify our behaviour towards the attainment of optimum health.

As part of our physical education program, DPSG DEHRADUN runs a Wellness and Fitness Club for students  with the aim of improving health, relieve stress and help build self-esteem. 

The Fitness Club aims to develop students' physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety, and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Objectives of the  Health & Fitness Club

To provide an assortment of physical activities with an abundance of opportunities for every person to be successful.

To provide activities that relieve emotional strain and tension.

To allow one to experience competitive and non-competitive activities as well as team and individual activities.

To develop interest and the appreciation for the need for  life-long movement, activity, and recreation.

Improve ability to think critically in the areas of personal wellness and be able to make proper decisions regarding your overall health

To be able to take knowledge that is learned regarding wellness and use it to help others in society

To become motivated to take responsibility for oneself and make positive health behavior changes

Increase health awareness by providing health screenings, activities, materials, demonstrations, and information

To develop all aspects of oneself physical, social, mental, spiritual.

To develop a wellness awareness within our community.

The members of the club meet once per week for two hours and are encouraged to practice daily health practices that include nutrition and physical activity. The club encourages members to incorporate physical fitness into their lifestyle by being active in some type of physical movement every day. Examples include taking a brisk walk down the hallway or around the football field during a break to relieve stress.

Mentors:
Mr. Anshul Dhiman Mr. Ashish Rana Ms. Sujata Bisht

Student leaders: Shrishti Sharma