Learning goes beyond the four walls of the classroom and this is the principle we cherish. Along with a holistic and comprehensive curriculum, extra curricular activities have an important role in the balanced development of a child. Our students respond marvelously with enthusiasm, energy and involvement to various activities.
To introduce our students to the world of performing arts we have regular workshops to involve and engage the children.
CHILDREN’S FILM CLUB
Your child is introduced to age appropriate world cinema. Films which increase your child’s sensitivity to human rights and bring a growth in his aesthetic sense, are screened periodically.
MUSIC AND DANCE LEARNING FACILITY
Equipped with a wide assortment of musical instruments, the music and dance learning facility provides an encouraging ambience to students. In short, a truly ‘note’ worthy place.
ARTS & CRAFTS AND WORK EXPERIENCE
In keeping with our policy of specialised education, arts & crafts as well as work experience are a part of our education programme.
SHIAMAK DAVAR’S DANCE EDUCATION (SDE)
Universal has introduced the SDE – a specially developed programme for school children and taught by highly qualified, skilled and trained SDIPA instructors. SDE’s objective is to offer learners an opportunity to learn dance with special focus on styles and techniques.
The programme draws from Jazz techniques, Ballet exercises, Indian dance forms, Yoga, Physical Training Disciplines, Dance Therapy activities and the Theatre Arts to offer students an outlet for personal growth and creative expression.
Dance is a therapeutic activity, since it enables a direct expression of emotions and thoughts that learners may not be able to otherwise express. Although the most important essence of dance is creative expression and fun, the dance class is structured to improve the following: Fitness levels, Confidence, Concentration, Discipline, Posture, Body Awareness, Attitude, Appetite, Memory, Will Power, Communication skills, Team-spirit, Creativity and thus, all round development.
The health benefits of yoga are well-known to all. Your child will be introduced to meditation, the art of breathing and the asanas that stretch every part of the human body.
SELF DEFENCE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
Our Self Defence and Disaster management programme deserves a special mention as it prepares our students to deal with unforeseen eventualities.
This is the apex student body of the school. Student prefects, wardens and captains are responsible for the discipline in school. Overseeing their progress will be the Head Boy and Head Girl. Empowering students by putting them in roles that require responsibility is an integral part of the Student Council.
LEADERSHIP – THE UNIVERSAL WAY!
Self expression and leadership are facilitated through focus training programmes as well as through platforms like Debates, Elocutions, Mock parliament sessions and through the Student Council.
Sports and physical activity are an essential component of any educational endeavour. Following from our belief that every child has intrinsic potential, we intend to provide our students with essential physical opportunities. Inter-school competitions are treated with appropriate seriousness so that students learn to make winning a part of their lives.
OUT OF SCHOOL LEARNING
Universal’s out of school learning programme is designed to promote discovery, learning, fun and healthy life styles in a safe and stimulating environment. Out-of-school learning takes place in a variety of different settings – from museums to aquariums, from socially, relevant work to study clubs and from art galleries to factories. Special focus is provided on social service visits and excursions.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMMES
Our students are empowered through service experiences and collaborative partnerships to meaningfully serve our local and global communities as lifelong active, aware and engaged citizens.