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Co-Curricular Activity – Middle & Senior Campus

One of the 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, as a means to enhance 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 an interest in a variety of areas they may not have previously experienced. It also provides a refreshing counterbalance to the demands of the students’ academic studies and encourages students to share their energy and special talents with others.

The scope of the Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities programme is wide but can be categorized into five major groups: Literary Activities, Performing Arts, Sports & Health, Clubs and Societies, and the Uniformed Groups.

The Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities programme is held on Tuesdays in the Junior School Campus and on Thursday mornings in Constantia campus.

There is a wide choice of CCA at La Martiniere, for which students can enrol based on their interest and ability. Students are required to record three preferences for interest groups they wish to join. It is endeavoured to provide each pupil with the choices indicated by him, but this is sometimes limited by eligibility, the number of seats available and physical facilities.

The Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities programme caters to specific interests. Attendance is compulsory. Excellence in the programmes is considered in the criteria for promotion to the next higher class at the end of the academic year. Annual Report Cards and School leaving certificates record the participation and contribution of each pupil to the chosen area of interest.

The Clubs and Activities are co-ordinated by Mrs Sheba Siddiqui. The activities, though Clubs, include:

ARCHERY CLUB
A trained Coach shall teach the basics of the sport, first ensuring safety and skills. Indian, recurve and compound Archery formats shall be taught and practised.
Staff Adviser: Mr Manoj Pathak, Mr S. Simon

ART CLUB
The purpose of the Art Club is to provide extra opportunities for students to experience art activities that go beyond the regular curriculum. Among the projects of the Art Club are an annual Art Exhibition and designing and contribution to College publications. Students learn extra art 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. The Art Club shall be conducting activities specifically for
(a) Pottery – in the pottery studio with facilities to fire objects crafted in the College pottery kiln
(b) Mural – wall painting and other open-air surface designs around the College.
(c) Painting – canvas and other untraditional media.
Staff Advisers: Mr R. Ranjan, Mrs N. Raza & Mr Hari Singh

BADMINTON CLUB
Basic skills in Badminton, the rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Class-wise tournaments are organized after some degree of proficiency is achieved. The College badminton team, to represent the College at city level tournaments is selected from among the members of this Club.
Staff Advisers: Mrs A. Bhagat, Mr K. Dubey, Mr W. Joseph, Mr V. Misra, Mr D. Sahae, Mr Harpreet Singh,
Mrs S. Srivastava & Mrs A. Srivastava

BASKETBALL CLUB
Basic skills in Basketball, the rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Class-wise/ League tournaments are organized after some degree of proficiency is achieved.
Staff Advisers: Dr A. Hamlin, Mr Alok Mishra and professional coaches

BOXING CLUB
Skills in self-defence, the rules and motivation for competition are provided. Category-wise competitions are organized after some degree of proficiency is achieved. Vacation Camps shall help to enhance skills.
Staff Adviser: Mr R. Mathews and professional coaches

CARROM CLUB
Carrom is a tabletop based game that is increasing in popularity. The different standards and rules shall be explained and implemented. Competitions and tournaments are envisaged.
Staff Adviser: Mr A.J.N. Saxena

CHESS CLUB
Club members’ abilities range from beginner to advanced. Players earn a percentage of their opponents’ points each time they win. At the end of the season, the highest point-holder is crowned ‘Chess Master’ and receives a prize.
Staff Advisers: Mr A. Rastogi, Mr P. Rawat and professional coaches

COMPUTER CLUB
The Computer Club members work on understanding the keyboard, using PowerPoint, creating cards, taking digital pictures, uploading pictures, among other skills. The Club also contributes to the development of web pages and in maintaining and updating the official web page of the College.
Staff Advisers: Mr J.V.N. Rao, Mr A. Seymour

CRICKET CLUB
Basic skills in Cricket, the rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Class-wise/ League tournaments are organized after some degree of proficiency is achieved.
Staff Advisers: Mr A. Bhatnagar, Mr V. Clifford, Mrs P. Kapoor, Mr V. Lal, Mr D. Meshak, Mrs K. Singh,
Mr A. K. Srivastava, Mr Atul Srivastava, Mr Manoj Tiwari and professional coaches

EQUESTRIAN CLUB
The College stables have two dozen horses. Trainers coach riders in basic skills of riding. Riders graduate to show jumping skills, trail riding, endurance and obstacles. A Polo team is planned once a suitable number of boys is trained.
Staff Advisers: Mr A.J. Phillips, Mr Mohd Naseem, Mr Dina Nath Yadav

FOOTBALL CLUB
Basic skills in Football, the rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Class-wise/ League tournaments are organized after some degree of proficiency is achieved.
Staff Advisers: Mr S. Cooke, Mr D. R. Davids, Mr C. Dueman, Mr Rajesh Kumar, Dr Agam Mishra, Mr E. Mulcahy,
Mr M. Osmond, Mr K. N. Singh, Dr A. H. Qureshi, Mr D.A. Trimm, and professional coaches

GOLF CLUB
Golf is a game that has been recently introduced in the College, by arrangement with the Lucknow Golf Club that functions of the College estate. By means of special arrangement, trained coaches shall teach the boys the rules of the game in a specially designed driving range.
Staff Adviser: Mr Wyeth Mitson and professional coaches provided by the Lucknow Golf Club.

INNOVATIONS / ROBOTICS CLUB
The Innovations Club is open to all pupils who wish to construct any model, using untraditional methods, material or technology. This may include robotics, computer programming, machine tools, implements or construction models. Creative thinking and the will to experiment with ideas are encouraged.
Staff Adviser: Mr D. Nigam

JOCKEYING CLUB (DISC)
This club intends to provide its members with an additional career option as well as an outlet for their innate musical intelligence. Pupils are trained to play recorded music either for Broadcast Media or at Live Events.
Staff Adviser: Mr H. Keswani

JOCKEYING CLUB (RADIO)
An exciting activity with professional capability to earn a livelihood, Radio Jockeying combines quick thinking, awareness of current trends, public speaking and other skills.
Staff Adviser: Mr C. Kerr

JUNIOR HISTORIANS’ CLUB
Students are invited to explore local and national history in greater detail. La Martiniere College itself is a part of national history. Enquiry and recording of aspects of architecture, restoration, and the contribution of the alumni to the progress of the world is encouraged. Student Ambassadors function as tour guides for parents and guests visiting the College. Symposia and other literary events are also conducted.
Staff Advisers: Dr S. Khanna, Mrs R. Sharma

KABADDI CLUB
A sport indigenous to India, skills in Kabaddi require team work, strength and adherence to rules. Kabaddi team of the College is already achieving success at competitions around the State. Two Kabaddi courts are used for this.
Staff Advisers: Mr D.K. Shukla, Mr S. Tripathi

LAWN TENNIS CLUB
Basic skills in Tennis, the rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. Class-wise/ League tournaments are organized after some degree of proficiency is achieved. By arrangement, the Sports Development Society trains players through professional coaches arranged for by them. The players advance from the children’s courts to a choice of turf, clay and synthetic surfaces.
Staff Advisers: Mr R. Cyrill, Mr N.D. Sharma and professional coaches arranged for by
the Sports Development Society.

MARCHING BANDS
The College Marching Bands participate in all parades, welcome ceremonies and special occasions. Rhythm, drill, drums beat display and co-ordinated musical effort for parades are incorporated in the training programme. Exposure to martial music, elementary training in bagpipes and brass instruments is also included.
Staff Advisers: Mr R. Chauhan, Mr N. P. Massey and Mr K.P. Sharma

MARTINIERE AVIATION CLUB (MAC)
Junior boys shall have the opportunity to construct basic flying models using commercial kits, under supervision. Senior boys, with qualifications in Physics and Mathematics, shall be trained to achieve a Student Pilot licence, following all formal procedures. Operation of scale models of well-known aircrafts by Remote Control, experience of flying through tie-up with nearby Aviation schools and simulated and actual cockpit experience is also envisaged.
Staff Advisers: Mr A. Michael and Mr Navneet

NATURE (BONSAI) CLUB
The Asian art form of Bonsai, using cultivation techniques to produce small trees in containers that mimic the shape and scale of full size trees, shall be taught. This shall be through hands on experience. It is hoped that this skill and the knowledge required for it, shall be used in other forms of topiary and gardening as well.
Staff Adviser: Mrs A. Shah

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 with every aspect of middle and senior school life in documenting the events that occur over the span of the school year. Students learn how to work together to complete a production from planning and research, storyboard, slating, camera operations, and editing. Field-work in and around the College is required.
Staff Advisers: Mr D. K. Srivastava and Mr N. Srivastava

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, Model United Nations (MUN) and speech related competitions. Participation in such competitions develops students’ communication skills and their ability to sustain a structured argument in a public forum.

Model United Nations
Staff Adviser: Dr Z. Siddiqi

Debating
Staff Adviser: Mrs S. Dhall

PUBLICATIONS CLUB (English)
Publications include the English section of The Martiniere Post, published once a month by a student reporters and editors who write articles about school events. Constantia, the annual school magazine provides a showcase for the events of the preceding year. It carries contributions by students, which are edited and selected by the members of the Club.
Staff Advisers: Mr V. Egbert, Mrs S. Godin and Mr N. Hopley

Hindi Club
Publications include the Hindi section of The Martiniere Post, published once a month by a student reporters and editors who write articles about school events. Constantia, the annual school magazine provides a showcase for the events of the preceding year. It carries contributions by students, which are edited and selected by the members of the Club.
Staff Advisers: Dr A. Awasthi, Mr J. Mishra and Mr R. Tripathi

ROWING CLUB
The College Sculling team is gradually growing with the introduction of two international quality Cox Four Rowing boats. The part of the river Gomti that flows through the College estate is used for training. Security norms include the ability to swim and compulsory use of a life jacket.
Staff Adviser: Mr N. Ahmad and P. P. Sen

SHOOTING CLUB (Class 8 and above)
Club Members shall learn the basics of target practice using Air Rifles and Air Pistols as practice weapons. As this sport is associated with coordination and control, it is now also popular at the national level.
Staff Advisers: Mr Mayank Tiwari and Mr Vikas Tomar

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.
Staff Advisers: Mr A. Mukherjee, Mrs M.A. Srivastava and professional coaches

SNOOKER / POOL CLUB (CUES CLUB)
In this club, the basic skills in Snooker and Pool, rules of the game and motivation for competition are provided. The separate tables are accommodated in a specially allocated hall. Inter-House tournaments are now organized.
Staff Adviser: Mr E. P. McGrath and Mr T. Mcluskie

TABLE-TENNIS CLUB
Basic skills in the game, the rules and motivation for competition are provided. Class-wise tournaments for singles and doubles are organized after some degree of proficiency is achieved. The College table-tennis team, to represent the College at city level tournaments will be selected from among the members of this Club.
Staff Advisers: Mr M. Aslam, Mr R. R. Dhingra, Mr S. I. Kidwai,
Mr Pradeep Kumar, Mrs A. Masih, Mrs K. Raza and professional coaches

UNIFORMED GROUPS

NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps provides basic military training in small arms, military drill and parades. The N.C.C programme lays greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and officer-like qualities. Importance is given to social service and youth-management. The different wings provide special opportunities such as firing of small arms, para-sailing, micro-light flying, aero-modelling, sailing, and specially organized camps to facilitate these activities are also organized.

WINGS
1) Army – cadets from classes XI & XII Mr D. B. Tripathi
2) Navy – cadets from classes VIII –X Mr J. Masih
3) Air – cadets from classes VIII –X Mr A. Morrison

CUBS / ROVERS / SCOUTS
Cub Activities are open to boys of Class VI.
Scouting activities are open to boys of Class VII & VIII. Conceived by Lord Baden Powell in 1907, the purpose of the Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of local, national and international communities. 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.
Rovering, for pupils of Classes of IX – XI and above, provides enjoyable activities that combine personal development with meaningful service. The objectives of Rovering are to provide service to the Scout Movement, to provide service to the community, to develop individuals by expanding their range of skills and to enjoy fellowship, social, outdoor, and cultural activities.

CUB PACK
Staff Adviser: Mr A. Agnihotri

ROVER CREW
Staff Adviser: Mr N.K. Shukla

SCOUTS TROOP
Staff Adviser: Mr J. Kapoor