Summer club 2018


Aesthetic education is one of the important areas in the total development of the child. It aims to instill in children an appreciation of the beauty of God reflected in nature. Through the study of the arts and other means of human expression the quality of human life can be enriched.


To achieve this, the Summer Program in the SNPET-HSS gives the basic art contents and techniques that can cultivate the students’ intuitive perceptions and creative drives. It also provides an opportunity and appreciation to contribute more fully to the practical applications in his/her daily life or work. It also takes into consideration the child’s creative growth as it relates to his/her physical, emotional and intellectual development. Summer clubs are being functional from 4th July to 27th July while students will showcase their work on 28th July ‘2018.


Details of summer clubs are hereafter.

Art and Craft club


The art club is organized to enhance the art offerings in the classroom and to give further opportunities for the child to develop his artistic skills to the fullest.

Target Activities 

  • Jute bags
  • Key chains
  • Chimes
  • Tea mats
  • Key chain hanger
  • Clutches
  • Painting frames
  • Cards

Chess Club

Chess provides students an approach to learn and use reasoning skills. These skills then carry over to other educational and life endeavors. Some of the objectives and skills can be well co-related with our national curriculum and student learning outcomes as well, especially for mathematics combined with critical thinking skills. The National Scholastic Chess Foundation states that Chess education is extremely effective with children because:

Objectives 

  • Chess involves all levels of critical thinking (knowledge, comprehension, analysis, evaluation)
  • Chess requires forethought and cultivates visualization skills
  • Chess improves problem solving skills
  • Chess encourages children to overcome the fear of risk-taking
  • Chess teaches concentration and self-discipline
  • Chess enables children to assume responsibility for their decisions
  • Chess rewards determination and perseverance
  • Chess raises self-esteem and promotes good sportsmanship
  • Chess encourages socialization skills that extend across cultures and generations
  • Chess is fun!

Environmental Club

Environment club help students to value their environment and use their observation skills to identify the factors that are imposing detrimental effects on our environment. It also educates the students, of steps that can be taken to improve our environment and to encourage responsible environmental behaviors. Moreover, this club also provokes analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills in students, by using which they find out solutions to environmental problems and lead to innovations. These skills then help them to deal with other educational and daily life problems. All these objectives and skills are in coherence with our national curriculum and students learning outcomes, specifically for science/biology to observe, analyze and solve different problems and to perform laboratory experiments. How can the club carry the skills to our regular classroom and laboratory activities? The answer to this question could be given by considering the effectiveness of this club in developing the below given skills in students:

 

Objectives: 

  • It motivates students to assume responsibility of their environment .
  • It encourages students to observe factors that are detrimentally affecting their environment.
  • It strengthens collaboration among students.
  • It develops life skills (communication, interpersonal relationship, decision making, critical thinking, coping and self-management).
  • It fosters attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action.


Rabtt Fellowship program-2018

  •  Art

The art course outline is designed to help students use artistic techniques as a tool for individual and collective expression. During the summer camp, students will get a brief overview of different techniques and media that have been used in art over time, and how they can use said tools to give form to their thoughts, beliefs, and aspirations. Each week will be dedicated to one technique (e.g. paint, collage, installations etc) through which different forms of artistic expression (e.g. abstract art, impressionism, geometric art etc) will be explored. The course will conclude with an art exhibition comprising of work by all the students.

  •  Dramatics

The course on Dramatics particularly focuses on developing theoretical knowledge and preparing students for theatrical performances. Understanding of what a character is, how to effectively communicate emotions and build trust amongst each other, the course typically reflects the idea of empathizing with self as well as others. With a combination of understanding Urdu and English literature, students are allowed to create scripts of their own and keep journals of their development over a period of 5 weeks. The course allows students to not only gain theoretical knowledge of the field but also effectively apply it.

  •  Public Speaking

The course on Public Speaking allows student to understand public speaking as an art, a skill and a science. It also allows students to build effective communication skills and what it takes to be a good orator. Understanding the different components of affective speeches, students apply theoretical knowledge to put up performances of declamations. The course covers a range of topics such as the use of good verbal and non-verbal language and allows students to practice it in their class.

  •  Writing Skills

The course on English aims at instilling better writing skills among students. Over the course of five weeks, students will be assigned writing and reading assignments in every session to develop better comprehension and refine their written expression. Through journal-keeping, creative writing workshops, and short comprehension handouts the course will allow students to establish a firm command over the language. 

  • Maths Strategies

The course on Mathematics allows students to understand the subject beyond textbooks and solving mathematical equations to a world where Mathematics is applied in its technical and practical sense. Instead of focusing on how to solve a ratio, students are led through an experiential journey of what a ratio is and where is it that they can see and apply it in their daily life. Opposed to the traditional approach towards mathematics, this course allows students to experience mathematics as a field of investigation and innovation.

  •  Health

Students are introduced to the concepts of basic health and hygiene which promote a healthy lifestyle, along with a brief overview of physical and mental health. The course caters to three main areas: mind, body, and soul to help students get a holistic understanding of what constitutes a healthy individual. Students will learn to be sensitive to (and respect) their own and their peers’ space, emotions, and well-being by the end of this course.

  • World History

The course on World History provides students a bird's eye-view of major events in the history of mankind. With a focus on understanding political, social and economic structures, the course allows students to reflect upon historical events that have been the basis of conflict. The course covers violent and non-violent movements in different parts of the world, in order to reinforce the idea that multiple perspectives exist and the need to empathize with those perspectives. The course ends with an understanding of how history forms our identity and influences our biases, based on which we are prone to discriminate against others.

  •  Science club

The Science Club is the place for students who are interested in science to learn about all scopes of science from medicine to chemistry to physics to the environment. We discuss how to use this conceptual basis for applications in the real world. This basic principle is involved in the formation of organization called “Science Clubs” meant for ‘learning by doing’. Children have the tendency to make things, break things and handle things on their own but the conventional system of education does not allow them to do so. Self-expression, independent research, constructive activities, etc., are some of the opportunities provided by the science clubs. In science club there is no restriction and the students can work on their own ideas with full freedom.

  • To provide opportunities for bringing school close to the society and to acquaint the people with the services and contribution of the science in their life.
  • To develop among the student the spirit and attitude of healthy competition for the individual and social cause.  To help the students in imbibing the habit of self-reliance, self-dependence and love for manual work.
  • To inculcate scientific attitude. To provide opportunity for the development of the constructive, explorative & inventive faculties of the students.
  • To develop students’ interests and participation in the practical application of the knowledge related to different branches of science.
  • To develop interest in scientific hobbies.
  • To encourage individual and group activities.    
  • To stimulate active participation and initiate learning among students.
  • To develop the creativity and encourage the habit of exploration. To widen the outlook of students, apply the knowledge in life situations.
  • To create interest in latest inventions and discoveries of science in various fields and to get acquainted with the life history and contributions of great scientists.
  • To develop students, interest and participation in the practical application of the knowledge related to different branches of sciences.

 

Innovation Station Boot camp

Innovation Station Bootcamp is a 3 week program designed for the students at Sanjan Nagar Public Trust Fund to expose the students to the contemporary curriculum. With robotics, programming, design thinking and personal development at its core, the program is designed to incorporate Hardware and Software usage and art in the school curriculum to add another dimension of technical value to the skill set of students.

The aim of Innovation Station lies to inculcate the spirit of thinking outside the box within the upcoming generation. We see a shift in the career patterns of students. With more focus on skill development and selling of those particular skills, the curriculum of schools is witnessing a shift. Keeping this change in mind, the program is designed to give the students technical skills and place them in an environment that can act as a preliminary stage of product development.

Who are we?

Whiz Kids
:is an initiative of Punjab Information Technology Board and Information Technology University, that stems from belief in the talent, ability and potential of the youth of Pakistan. The program integrates school kids from every background to the technological entrepreneurship ecosystem by preparing future leaders and job makers.

Makeistan
:is a project of Information Technology University (ITU) and are a
community of makers with a shared passion for innovation through collaborative, handson learning. As part of the global makers movement, they provide aspiring creators from all walks of life and levels of experience a platform to come to
gether to build their dream projects.

 

Innovation Station OBJECTIVES: 

  • The participants will become proficient in first and second stage coding/programming.
  • With the participants working in groups, elements of specialization have been Incorporated in the program.
  • The participants will learn the art of leveraging software for the installation and creation of hardware.
  • The participants will be given the ability to use techniques, skills and modern Engineering tools necessary for robotic practice.
  • Trainings will be given to the students on the use of the latest tools and kits available for use.


Collaboration and summer Camp sessions with Karkhana

is a makerspace and education company based in Kathmandu, Nepal has planned to provide their  volunteer services to SNPET-HSS during summer camp.
 
Introduction to Kharkhana


Karkhana (www.karkhana.asia) is a makerspace and education company based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Karkhana, which means 'workshop' in Nepali and other South Asian languages, was initially started by a group of engineers as a product design company focused on local innovation. Over time the team came to see that the people they were hiring to work on their ideas lacked certain key abilities around creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. They began working with engineering colleges to develop these skills in students, and slowly became more and more interested in education, eventually deciding these critical skills needed to be introduced to students when they were young. Karkhana now works with students from age 8 - 14. 

At Karkhana,they want students to gain one key insight: the world is malleable.  More about our approach to learning and teaching can be found here.They work directly with learners between ages 8 and 14 through an integrated cross-disciplinary co-curricular summer school program. Karkhana will  offer  two types of classes,

i. Karkhana Innovators Club (KIC) - which are Project Based Learning classes that can take 24 - 36 hours to complete. KIC classes can be very high resources and tech heavy to produce interactive work like this student project. They can also be very low resource and still fun e.g. Energy Mela

ii.. BeeCreative (BC) Young Scientists - offers small low resource activities directly linked to the middle school science curriculum. BeeCreative classes can be as simple as using motors, or discovering concepts of balance by playing with pencils and even learning about circuits while also producing art