Needless to say, art and craft is the best way to enhance the creative abilities of students required to generate and appreciate future learning experiences. At The Maurya School, art and craft is well-integrated into the curriculum, giving students ample opportunities to utilize their artistic skills and express their imagination freely. A 'Puppet Making Activity', based on similar lines, was conducted for the students of Grade IV on 21st May 2021, wherein they participated whole-heartedly and enthusiastically.

The students made attractive puppets, rendering each item carefully and lovingly. The activity also helped the students develop their visual-spatial and kinaesthetic intelligence. It was indeed a great learning experience and aided in keeping this ancient form of art alive!

"Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment and creativity."
- Guy Fieri

Children learn best through a practical approach and love experimenting in the kitchen. On 20th May 2021, the students of Grade III donned their chef caps and exhibited their culinary skills during the 'Cooking Delight Activity'. They not only learnt easy recipes to prepare healthy dishes like rock and roll sandwich and lemonade but also learnt the art of presenting the dish in an artistic and aesthetic way. The students could hardly wait to taste their mouth-watering preparations!

“Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.”

With immense pleasure, we would like to share that Rhythm Yadav of Grade VG brought laurels to the school by securing the 3rd Position in the District Badminton Tournament under-11 singles category and qualifying for the semifinals.

The Maurya team wishes her for all the future endeavours!

BACKWARD COUNTING

Learning mathematics can be magical and effective if taught through fun activities. The little Mauryans of KG performed one such interesting activity ‘Count Back to Launch the Rocket’ on 29th April 2021 during an online session.

In addition to forward counting, it is equally important to teach children backward counting as well as the relation between the size and value of numbers. Hence, the main objective of this activity was to make them understand reverse counting, enabling them to count backward starting from any number within 10.

Under the guidance of our facilitators, the students made a beautiful papercraft rocket portraying their creative skills. They then inserted a strip with numbers written on it. Holding the rocket in their hands, they pulled the strip accompanied by the countdown and launched the rocket. The students truly enjoyed the fun-filled and innovative activity!

In the current difficult and trying times, everybody especially the children are facing the brunt. They are not able to attend school nor play with their friends. Continuing our endeavour to keep students engaged in fruitful online activities, a 'Headgear Making' activity was conducted for the students of KG on 14th May 2021.

The activity was based on the theme - Butterfly, with the motive of familiarizing them to various colours, their identification, significance and relation in our daily lives. Making use of their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, the students created a vibrant decorative headgear.

The simple activity brought immense joy to all the students. The smiles on their faces after adorning the headgear was priceless!

Fitness Session

Fitness is one of the most important keys to a healthy body. Physical fitness is not just blending our body but also about having cardiovascular and muscular endurance with a strong immune system.

With the aim of staying fit and active during the summer vacation, a fruitful ‘Fitness Session’ was held for the students of Grade IV on 11th May 2021. The session began with warm up exercises followed by stretching and full body exercises. Each student participated enthusiastically and seemed excited to take up the challenges given by the facilitator. The session concluded with some yoga asanas and meditation.

On the occasion of Mother’s Day 2021

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, the students of Grade VII used art as a medium to express their love and respect for their mothers. Each student participated enthusiastically in the activity wherein they drew a sketch of their mother.

The activity not only tapped the creative potential of the students, but also helped them express their feelings without the usage of words. The love and respect that they have for their mothers was evident throughout the activity, the outcome of which was seen in the form of a beautiful piece of art by each student.

Finger Painting Bouquet

“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.”

It is well said that every child is an artist. Children are naturally creative and it is our responsibility to give them the right platform, guidance, freedom and space to let their creativity blossom to the fullest. Art and craft activities are one of the best tools to develop the fine motor skills of students.

The Maurya School conducted one such virtual session for the little Mauryans of Pre-Nursery and Nursery on 7th May 2021. The students passionately participated in it and made a colourful ‘Finger Painting Bouquet ’ on the occasion of Mother's Day. The vibrant flowers helped the students express a range of emotions, making their mothers feel special.

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

Dancing is a holistic exercise that takes care of our body and mind. The Maurya School conducted an online dance class on 6th May 2021 for Grade I. The students participated enthusiastically and tapped their feet to the song “Can’t stop the feeling”, enjoying their summer break. They learnt the art of expressing an idea or emotion in a rhythmic way through dance, taking delight in the movement itself.
At the end of the session, the young Mauryans experienced a newfound feeling of joy derived from dancing.

music session

Music is the fabric of our society and a language in itself. Music can shape abilities and character of students, greatly contributing to children’s intellectual and emotional development.

To relax the mind and relieve the tension due to the ongoing pandemic crisis as well as help them spend their summer vacation productively, music classes have been scheduled for the students of Grade 8.

Under the guidance of music session, the young minds have embarked on a musical journey commencing with the basics like scale with its family chords, rhythm, etc. As they advance, our promising musicians will not only acquire the knowledge and skill of adding beats to music but also create their own music piece! 

Table Tennis League Tournament 2019

Our students participated in the Masters Table Tennis League Tournament 2019 held on 29th December 2019 at The Maurya Girls School, Sector 41, Gurugram and brought plaudits to our school. Around 15 schools participated in this tournament and our talented students presented a wonderful performance. Avishi Manglik (V E) secured the 2nd Position, whereas, Rashi Garg (VI F) and Lavanya Pathania (VI G) secured the 3rd Position.
Kudos to our young table tennis champions!

Mount Olympus School Sports League

In Archery, Kanishka Yadav (VII B) bagged the Gold Medal; Bhavya Rana (VII A) and Bhoomi Garg (VII A) won the Silver Medal whereas, Josh (IV D), Mahi (VII C), Garima (VIII A) bagged the Bronze Medal.

The U-15 boys football team including Naman (VI B), Hardik Yadav (VI E), Jyotirmay (VII C), Vansh (VII D), B T Sri. Charan (VII D), Jahnav (VII D), Amit Yadav (VIII A), Naman Aswal (VIII B) and Swetab (VIII D) proud laurels to the school by securing the 3rd Position.

In Gymnastics, the team including Sabhya Khanna (III B), Vikesh Khatri (III B), Vaibhav (III H), Nimish Kaul (IV C) and Karan Raghav (IV F) made the school proud by securing the 3rd Position. In addition, Karan Raghav also bagged the individual 2nd Position.

Hula Hoop Race Activity (Class II)

A Hula Hoop Race was organised for the students of Class II on 2nd March 2020. The children were divided into several groups according to their sections. It was fun to watch them step into the Hula Hoop and race down the track with their arms stretched to the sides. Adding to the challenge, the students had to also balance a bean bag on their head. The students showed a wonderful sportsmanship and it was indeed a great experience for them!

Ad-Mad Show Activity (Class II)

An interesting ‘Ad-Mad Show’ activity was organized for the students of Grade II on 24th February 2020. The students were divided into groups and were asked to present an advertisement on a given topic. The excitement level of the children reached sky high while preparing for the activity. Each group presented their ad with gusto. The live performance had an excellent amalgamation of humour along with commercial and social messages. It was indeed a delight to watch their exhilarating performance!

Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we've touched.

Handprint crafts are an excellent way to enhance the creative skills of students and hand impressions are a wonderful way to preserve precious memories of your little ones. They also make great keepsakes and grandparent gifts.

Giving an unforgettable start to the new session, a fun-filled activity was conducted on 9th April 2021 during the online class for our tiny tots of Nursery wherein they enjoyed printing colourful impressions of their hands on paper. It was a visual treat to watch the pride and happiness beaming on their faces!

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

- Henri Nouwen

Moulding clay to make innovative creative objects is one of the favourite activities of the little ones. To chisel the artistic skills of our students, an interesting activity was organized for the little Mauryans of KG on 5th May 2021 during their virtual clay class.

Apart from helping the young minds to boost their imagination and promote self-expression, such activities are also beneficial for the development of skills like - sensory, motor and problem solving.

They learnt to make a dog using clay and truly enjoyed the class.