HPS Shergarh (MandiDabwali) has one of the best Co-curricular programmes to ensure the overall development of students. Health and Physical Education forms an integral part of the syllabi; so do Performing and Visual arts. Environmental consciousness also figures very prominently on this agenda.
The bulk of our co-curricular programme is implemented through Activities held every important day and SUPW sessions held every Saturday. Apart from these, various on-and off-campus programmes include a night camp ‘Khoj’, excursions and trips, and inter- and intra-school competitions. Students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills through a ‘Student Council’ that is governed by a prefect body.
To encourage and enthuse students, interactive sessions are conducted with visiting experts and celebrated artists, scientists, and thinkers throughout the year. With a view to reiterate values that make us patriotic, the current academic year has been dedicated to the theme, ‘Khadi’.
That is what our great patriarch, the Mahatma had envisaged for patriotic citizens who wear and support Khadi. His cherished dream was to make this nation self-reliant by patronizing home industries. Khadi, he advocated, could bring livelihood to innumerable weavers and hence make them prosperous. In concordance with his views, we have subscribed khadi uniform for our students.
Dr. Prem Chand SachdevaMemorialAdarshShikshaSamiti (Dr. PCSMASS)has also taken upon itself to revive khadi wearing. We hope that the use of khadi would help students imbibe the values that Mahatma Gandhi endorsed.
The first two periods in classes II to XII are devoted to a multitude of activities on every Saturday. These activities are immensely wide in their range and vary from artistic pursuits to scholarly exercises. These are planned ahead of each academic year and are divided into the brackets of classes II and III, classes IV and V, classes VI to VIII,classes IX and X and and classes XI and XII.
SUPW:- SUPW is an integral part of our school curriculum. The idea behind it is to allow our students to give expression to their co-curricular interests and aptitudes. Participation in one of the activities pertaining to SUPW is compulsory. Some of these activities are managed by our own faculty and for some we hire external resource persons.
Eye Spy Indian Art
The Art Curriculum adopted for classes I to V has been shaping the creative expressions of our children beautifully and the tenet of art appreciation would also be reiterated in classes VI to VIII through the book “Eye Spy Indian Art” conceived specifically through this age group. Classes IX and X would get a flavor of artistic sundae as well through innovation based projects planned for them.
Book Writing Project
We provide a platform to students across our four schools to be a part of ‘Book Writing Project’. Auditions are held, students are shortlisted over a number of rounds and finally stories are unfolded. They are then published in order to reach a large readership.
With the great success of the HPS Value Series that started with Prerna, Shradha, , we have introduced Ahsaas and Amizhdham- anthologies of Hindi, English & Punjabi poetry respectively. The poems in them have been artfully collected and embellished from multiple sources to provide a glimpse into the rich heritage of the two languages.
Since its inception, HPS Shergarh (MandiDabwali) has striven to make its students aware of the importance of being a responsible ‘eco-citizen’. In the past, they have launched successful drives for reducing and banning the use of cheap and environmentally hazardous plastic bags and firecrackers. We constantly encourage our students to reduce- reuse-recycle- materials made from natural resources. We even have a paper recycling plant set up in the campus itself. Students distribute paper, cloth and jute bags in the residential areas, and go house to house to promote an eco-friendly society. A drive was instituted to discourage synthetic drinks and promote indigenous drinks for a healthy mind and body. The students have set up bird houses stocked with bird food. They have also been a part of the projects associated with orphanages.
HPS Shergarh (MandiDabwali) students have not lagged behind in the field of sports as well. Our students have have won prizes at District level for atheletics, throws and chess.
Saturday classes:- Children require to get out of the rut of the academics and assessments to discover their potential. We hold Saturday classes in music, art and sports to aid them realize their latent abilities and groom them.
Today’s youth is tomorrow’s future, so equipping it with civic knowledge and sense of responsibility is the first step in creating global citizenship.
Students explore the state of civic affairs in their neighbourhood. They present solutions in partnership with local civic authorities. It is worthwhile to mention here that most of the solutions presented are pragmatic and have been implemented in many places. A salute to the new generation!