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Co-Curricular Activity – Junior School Campus

One of the most significant objectives of La Martiniere College, Lucknow is to provide for balanced, overall development of the pupil. In accordance with this philosophy, activity at La Martiniere extends beyond the Classroom through our comprehensive Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities Programme. This enhances social interaction, leadership, healthy recreation, self discipline and self confidence.

The programme is designed for pupils to develop physically, emotionally, culturally and socially by providing them with opportunities to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and skills and generate interest in a variety of areas they may not have previously experienced It also provides a refreshing counter balance to the demands of the students’ academic studies and encourages students to share their energy and special talents with others.

Co Curricular activities are held on Tuesday mornings for which the attendance is compulsory. Annual report cards and School Leaving Certificates record the participation and contribution of each pupil to the chosen area of interest. Competitions are also organised to create a competitive environment and provide such Co- Curricular activities with an objective to work towards.
ART & CRAFT CLUB
The Art & Craft Club provides extra opportunities for students to experience art and craft activities that go beyond the regular curriculum. Among the projects of the Club are an annual Art & Craft Exhibition. Items and artefacts prepared by the boys shall be put up on display and be available for sale at select College events. Students shall learn extra skills and the ability to work as a team on broad projects. Superior art talent is not required – only an interest and willingness to work on a creative team.

BADMINTON CLUB
Basic skills in Badminton, the rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Tournaments are organized after some degree of proficiency is achieved.

BASKETBALL CLUB
Basic skills in basketball, the rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Class wise league tournaments are organised after some degree of proficiency is achieved.

BOXING CLUB
Skills in self defence, the rules and motivation for competition are provided. Category wise competitions are organised after some degree of proficiency is achieved. Vacation camps shall be organised to enhance skills. Boxing House Matches for Colts add to House scores.

BRASS BAND
The Junior School Marching Band participates in all welcome ceremonies and special occasions. Rhythm, drill, drums beat display and co-ordinated musical effort are incorporated in the training programme. Exposure to martial music, elementary training in wind, percussion and brass instruments is also included.

CHESS CLUB
Club members’ abilities range from beginner to advanced. Basic skills of the game shall be taught. At the end of the season, the highest point-holder in the Junior School shall be crowned ‘Chess Master’.

CRICKET CLUB
Basic rules in cricket, rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Class wise league tournaments are organised after some degree of proficiency is achieved.

CUB PACK
Cub Pack activities is for the purpose of contributing to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual and social potentials through personal development and meaningful service. Activities are based on the interest of the participants including games, useful skills and services to the community taking place largely in an outdoor setting in contact with nature. This is a uniformed group which sets the foundation for other ceremonial activities conducted in the College.

ENVIRONMENT CLUB (The Green Crusaders) An awareness of the environment and the threats to it shall be encouraged. This is primarily an outdoor activity, which shall include field trips to the farm, agricultural fields, gardens and areas for fauna within the College.

EQUESTRIAN CLUB
Horse-riding is a special activity conducted in the College paddock with trained personnel. This is a long-term exercise, which also includes an element of risk. Basic riding skills shall be taught during these sessions. FOOTBALL CLUB
Basic rules in cricket, rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Class wise league tournaments are organised after some degree of proficiency is achieved.

GRAPHIC DESIGNING CLUB
The use of the internet, computer applications and art combine with the creation of elegant material suitable for printing. This is largely carried out on computers.

GYMNASTICS CLUB
The basics of gymnastics for further development in the Senior School shall be established at this time. The Junior Gymnastic team forms a significant part of the display on Sports Day.

KABADDI CLUB
A sport indigenous to India, skills in Kabaddi require team work, strength and adherence to rules. Kabaddi shall be played in the Junior School Campus. LAWN TENNIS CLUB
Basic rules in cricket, rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Class wise league tournaments are organised after some degree of proficiency is achieved. The College Tennis facility is used for this with basic training being provided, by arrangement, by trained professionals.

MUSIC CLUB
With the introduction of the courses of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), students have an opportunity to develop their skills and interest in select instruments. This includes, keyboard, violin, guitar, recorder, voice training and drums. Exposure to recognition of different genres of music and periods of composition shall be components of a basic theory training.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
The purpose of the Photography Club is to provide an opportunity for students to learn the basic techniques of camera operations and editing. The Club is involved in with every aspect of Junior School life in documenting the events that occur over the span of the school year.

POTTERY CLUB
With the facilities available in the Pottery Studio in the College, including a standard kiln, students shall have a hands on creatiove experience, using clay to shape their vision.

PUBLIC SPEAKING CLUB
The Public Speaking Club helps motivate pupils in public speaking through a variety of formats including declamation, extempore debate, parliamentary debate, elocution and speech related competitions. Participation in such competitions develops students’ communication skills and their ability to sustain a structured argument in a public forum.

READING CLUB
To enhance the interest in reading, intellectual exploration and literary interest, the Reading Club shall carry out activities to promote this interest. The use of technology through ‘kindle’ and the internet shall also be explored. In addition, this shall be combined with the ability to narrate a story.

SINGING CLUB
Training of voice and related production of sound leads to the achievement of merit through courses offered by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Choir activity is also included.
SCIENCE CLUB (The Einstein Club)
To generate a spirit of enquiry and increase innovation, the Science Club provides a hands on experience on different projects.

SKATING CLUB
The Skating Rink can accommodate a large number of sportsmen at one time. Basic skills in skating are taught to beginners. More experienced skaters are trained for competitive skating, for speed, in line and figure skating. Skating Hockey and other ‘Stunt Activities’ are taught in a controlled and safe environment.

SWIMMING CLUB
Swimming is taught as a survival skill in the splash pool. The tiled pool is equipped with a filtration plant and coaches are always present for security.

TAG RUGBY CLUB
Tag rugby is a non-contact sport that is a safe and fun way to introduce rugby to under-11’s. The game shall be introduced along with explanation of the rules and outlines the principles of training. The trained Coach shall provide a range of drills and game ideas.

YOGA CLUB
The skills of traditional Yoga shall be taught by a trained Coach throughout the year. Children opting for Swimming shall be taught techniques in Yoga at the time when Swimming is not in progress.