One of the co-curricular activities that is gaining much importance these days is the club activities in School. These activities are mostly voluntary for students. Each student may choose his/her activity to pursue. Students clubs form the backbone of our Vidyalaya. Subject clubs are essential part of scholastic activities as per the New CCE of the CBSE. Subject clubs helps in strengthening the academics of the Vidyalaya. Student learning could be optimum and productive when we tap the talent of the students in the subjects of their interest and choice. In our Vidyalaya, Club activities are incorporated in the school time table. Accordingly there are two batches participating in club activities on alternate Thursdays namely Science Club (Jr & Sr), English Club, Communicative English Club, Heritage Club, General Knowledge Club, Eco Club, Malayalam Club, Hindi Club, Heritage Club etc. Development of thinking skills, discovery attitude, encouraging innovations and experimentation, updating knowledge, ignite for higher order learning, enhancement of quality of Academic transactions, Constructive Activities, development of research bent up of mind etc are the main objectives of these clubs.
HERITAGE CLUB ACTIVITIES:
A Heritage Club, affiliated to Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH),
was inaugurated at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, on December10, 2010. Inaugurating the Club, first of its kind in the District, District Collector Devendra Kumar Dodhavath emphasized the need for sensitizing students about th pluralistic cultural legacy of the country and also instilling a sense of social responsibility towards preserving our common heritage. Eugene Pandala, noted Architect and Convener of INTACH, Kollam Chapter, who delivered the key note address, emphasized the need for such clubs.
A Heritage club under the aegis of Indian national Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage was formed in the Vidyalaya and conducted a number of programmes. As part of the programme, children were taken to various historical and cultural places like Veluthambi Dalava Museum at Mannadi, Jadayu Hillock at Chadayamangalam, Art GAllary, Museum, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Science and Technology Museum, Planetarium at Trivandrum, Padmanabhpuram Palace, Thakkala and Kanyakumari. These tours were planned and executed mainly to familiarise our children with the natural and cultural beauty of our environment.
The Vidyalaya developed a Museum Corner over the years, which is reflective of the style of living of the past generation. Pieces of historic and antique value are collected and displayed in the museum corner which gives an insight into the living styles of the past to the students. Things like antiques of the local area with various cultural backgrounds are made available for the museum corner. An exhibition of these items was organized during Heritage Club Inauguration.