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CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY (CCA) PROGRAMMES

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.

Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities programme is held on Thursday mornings and the activities depend on the nature of the CCA.

There is a wide choice of CCA at La Martiniere, for which students can enrol based on their interest and ability. In the Junior School, this is conducted for all pupils. 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.

With the exception of Uniformed Groups, the Clubs and Societies elect from among themselves a President and Secretary, among other positions. Competitions may also be organized to create a competitive environment and provide such Co-Curricular Clubs with an objective to work towards.

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

 

ARCHERY CLUB (Code No.: 34)

 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

 

ART CLUB (Code No.: 1)

 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.

Staff Advisers: Mr R. Ranjan, Mrs N. Raza & Mr Hari Singh

 

BADMINTON CLUB (Code No.: 2)

 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 N. Hasnain, Mr W. Joseph, Mr D. Sahae, Mrs A. Shah, Mr Amit Singh, Mr Harpreet Singh & Mrs A. Srivastava

BASKETBALL CLUB (Code No.: 3)

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

 

CHESS CLUB (Code No.: 4)

 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

 

COMBATIVE SPORT CLUB (Upto Class 8)

 Skills in self-defence (including Judo, Taekwondo and Boxing), 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.

 

Boxing  (Code No.: 5)

Staff Advisers: Mr N.P. Massey, Mr R. Mathews and professional coaches

 

Taekwondo (Code No.: 6)

 Staff Adviser: Mr S. Simon and professional coaches

 

Judo (Code No.: 7)

Staff Adviser: Mr A.J. Phillips and professional coaches

 

COMPUTER CLUB (Code No.: 8)

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 (Code No.: 9)

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: Dr A. Haq, Mr H. Keswani, Mr M. Osmond, Mrs A. Relan, Mrs K. Singh, Mr A. K. Srivastava, Mrs M.A. Srivastava, Mr Manoj Tiwari and professional coaches

 

DANCE CLUB (Code No.: 10)

Kinaesthetic skills, grace and rhythm are requirements for this club. From traditional to contemporary dance forms, training is provided and public purposes ensured.

Staff Adviser: Mr N. Hopley

 

EQUESTRIAN CLUB (Code No.: 35)

 The College stables have over two dozen horses. Trainers, Coach, riders in basic skills of riding which then graduate to show jumping skills, trail riding, endurance and obstacles. A Polo team is planned once a suitable number of boys is trained.

Staff Adviser: Mr Dina Nath Yadav

  

FOOTBALL CLUB (Code No.: 11)

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 L. Collins, Mr S. Cooke, Mr D.R. Davids, Mr Rajesh Kumar, Mr E. McGrath, Dr Agam Mishra, Mr E. Mulcahy, Mr K. N. Singh, Mr D.A. Trimm, and professional coaches

 

HOCKEY CLUB (Code No.: 12)

Basic skills in Hockey, 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 K. Dubey, Mr V. Lal and professional coaches

 

INNOVATIONS / ROBOTICS CLUB (Code No.: 13)

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 Advisers: Mr D. Nigam & Mr P. P. Sen

 

JUNIOR HISTORIANS’ CLUB (Code No.: 14)

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.

Staff Advisers: Dr S. Khanna & Mr A.J.N. Saxena

 

 KABADDI CLUB (Code No.: 37)

 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.

 Staff Advisers: Mr S. Tripathi, Mr D.K. Shukla

  

LAWN TENNIS CLUB (Code No.: 15)

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.

Staff Advisers: Mr V. Misra, Mr N.D. Sharma and professional coaches

 

MARCHING BAND (Code No.: 16)

The College Marching Band participates 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 K.P. Sharma

 

MARTINIERE AVIATION CLUB (Code No.: 36)

 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 & Mr Navneet

 

 MUSIC CLUB (Code No.: 17)

 The College Choir is chosen from among members of the Music Club who have an interest in music and basic musical ability as certified by the Music teacher. Activities include training of voice, elementary reading of music, and vocal harmony. The Choir includes in its repertoire items for Chapel services and special occasions.

The Club welcomes those pupils who have ability in playing any musical instrument, ensuring a platform for the display of such talent.

 Staff Advisers: Mr V. Clifford, Mr A. Frank & Ms A. Michael

  

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB (Code No.: 18)

 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: Ms M. Mirza, Mr D. K. Srivastava & Mr N. Srivastava

 

 PUBLICATIONS CLUB (English) (Code No.: 19)

 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 A. Clarke & Mrs S. Godin

 

PUBLICATIONS CLUB (Hindi)  (Code No.: 20)

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, Mrs S. Srivastava & Mr R. Tripathi

 

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.

 

M.U.N. (Code No.: 21)

 Staff Adviser: Dr Z. Siddiqi

 

Debating (Code No.: 22)

Staff Adviser: Mrs S. Dhall

 

Radio Jockeying (Code No.: 23)

 Staff Adviser: Mr C. Kerr

 

 QUIZ CLUB (Code No.: 24)

 To enhance curiosity and create a group of well-informed pupils, the Quiz Club divides its activities into the development of a question bank, thematic arrangement of information and a variety of formats in competition. Rules of Quizzing, training in skills of a Quiz Master, Scorer and other aspects related to the conduct of a Quiz are also shared.

Staff Advisers: Mrs R. Dhingra & Mrs R. Sharma

 

 ROWING CLUB (Code No.: 39)

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

 

 RUGBY CLUB (Code No.: 38)

This international elite sport includes large physical ability and contact. A special Rugby pitch and national level training is open to juniors and seniors. The bonding between boys, creating a Rugby fraternity is desirable in all education.

Staff Adviser: Mr T. Mcluskie, Mr W. Mitson

 

 SHOOTING CLUB (Class 8 onwards) (Code No.: 25)

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, Mr Vikas Tomar

 

 SKATING CLUB (Code No.: 26)

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 V. Egbert, Mr A. Mukherjee and professional coaches

  

TABLE-TENNIS CLUB (Code No.: 27)

 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 A. Khurana, Mr S. I. Kidwai, 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

  • Army – cadets from classes XI & XII                                            Mr D. B. Tripathi (Code No.: 28)
  • Navy – cadets from classes VIII –X                                              Mr J. Masih (Code No.: 29)
  • Air – cadets from classes VIII –X                                              Mr A. Morrison (Code No.: 30)

 

ROVER CREW (Code No.: 33)

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.

Staff Adviser: Mr N.K. Shukla

 

 SCOUTS TROOP (Code No.: 32)

 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.

Staff Adviser: Mr J. Kapoor

  

CUB PACK (Code No.: 31)

Cub Activities are open to boys of Class VI. Programmes are similar to those of Scouts.

 Staff Adviser: Mr A. Agnihotri