Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) is a subject in Indian schools where students can choose from a number of vocational education activities - embroidery and knitting, gardening, cooking, painting, carpentry and other crafts and hobbies, and clubbed community service for senior students (class IX onwards). Students learn to work as a team and to work with skill and deftness. It was introduced in 1978, by the Ministry of Education to promote Gandhian values and educational ideas of Mahatma Gandhi.
In addition to developing individual skills, SUPW aims to help develop among the students the habit to work as a community, encourage community thinking, increase awareness of scientific advancements and develop a scientific outlook. The training acquired in the classroom is expected to help students to solve day-to-day problems of the community.
Sports is forms of usually competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Usually the contest or game is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a tie game; others provide tie-breaking methods, to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of such two-sided contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, each against all with one winner.
In Education Park School, we are giving practice of so many games under guidance of physical trainer. For example: Volley ball, Basket Ball, foot ball, Chess, Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Shot put, javelin throw, Dose ball, Races, Badminton, Cricket and so many more.
Arts and crafts describes a wide variety of activities involving making things with one's own hands. Arts and crafts is usually a hobby. Some crafts (art skills) have been practised for centuries, others are more recent inventions. A quote by Apoorva Rathore: Art cannot be taught, it comes from thinking. But it can be improved by practice.
Both children and adults enjoy arts and crafts. Children in schools may learn skills such as woodworking, wood carving,sewing, or making things with all sorts of material. Many community centres and schools have evening or day classes and workshops where one can learn arts and craft skills.
Although "crafts" today are usually hobbies enjoyed by amateurs, the word was used many centuries ago by professionalpeople who had a guild system. Young people were learned from a master-craftsman (i.e. they were "apprenticed"), and they often took many years to learn their skills to perfection.
We also have house system in our school to create tuff competition among student. In house system we have divided whole school in four houses.
Four houses are: 1. Arawali(Red) 2. Vindhyachal (Blue) 3. Himalaya (Green) 4. Satpura (Yellow) We gave names to houses as per the names of Mountain Ranges. These encourage our student to think big and high. All houses have different colors, which have already indicated.
We have one overall house incharge, four house leader and house member from teachers. We have four house captain and wise captain also to lead each house. Every competition we are organizing house wise to create a large competition.
Music has miraculous powers for treating certain mental ailments such as anxiety, abnormal excitement or depression. It is also helpful for the treatment of patients suffering from insomnia. It has excellent exhilarating power. It can be compared to mother’s love. Just as a child forgets everything and feels joy in mother’s lap, in the same way we forget all worries and anxieties in musical environment. Magical power: Music has magical power. This is testified by the fact that Orpheus, a legendary Greek musician could make stones dance to his music. The stories of Tansen and Baiju Bawra are not unknown to us. They could light lamps, melt stones, blossom flowers in autumn, cause rain just by the accurate use of the ‘accurate tune’. Emotional and spiritual uplifting: There is no doubting the various powers of music, but the aspect of music which is of the greatest value to the human being is its emotional aspects. No achievement can be as great as the emotional and spiritual uplifting that we get from music. Conclusion: Music washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life and inspires one to live a lofty life. There is absolute tranquility and harmony, when the magical notes of music enter one’s heart. Such experiences are beyond words and can only be experienced. The notes of music take the listener to the region of the unknown where there is only emotional ecstasy and transport him to a world of melody and sympathy.
In Education Park School, we have two different music teachers, one for vocal and one for instrumental. Both are working hard to train our students. We have a music coat in classical style instead of music room.
Dance in India comprises numerous styles of dances, generally classified as classical or folk. As with other aspects of Indian culture, different forms of dances originated in different parts of India, developed according to the local traditions and also imbibed elements from other parts of the country.
Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy for performing arts in India, recognizes eight traditional dances as Indian classical dances, while other sources and scholars recognize more. These have roots in the Sanskrit text Natya Shastra, and the religious performance arts of Hinduism.
Folk dances are numerous in number and style and vary according to the local tradition of the respective state, ethnic or geographic regions. Contemporary dances include refined and experimental fusions of classical, folk and Western forms. Dancing traditions of India have influence not only over the dances in the whole of South Asia, but on the dancing forms of South East Asia as well. Dances in Indian films are often noted for their idiosyncrasies, and hold a significant presence in popular culture of the Indian subcontinent.