At Redbridge International Academy, co-curricular activities are an integral part of the educational experience designed by implementing latest findings of Neuroscience to nurture creativity. These activities are conducted during the working hours in school, and every child is encouraged to participate. Additional classes are provided after school hours for children who demonstrate special ability in a particular activity. Co-curricular activities are one of the main ways to unify the academic fraternity and student community here at Redbridge. Few of the co-curricular activities that we offer are:
Art, at Redbridge International Academy, is seen as an effective and powerful medium for self-exploration, self-expression and tuning-in to the inner self. It includes art, craft and pottery. Art also helps in improving the power of observation and noticing the finer details of the subject taught – be it Science, Language or Mathematics. Activities at Redbridge International Academy are designed to inspire originality and provide a platform for creative expression.
Music, at Redbridge International Academy, is a celebration of a wide range of musical instruments and styles found around the world. Children are exposed to the finer nuances of a variety of musical sounds and rhythms. Each child is encouraged to sing, play and participate in a range of music related activities to discover the magic of music and the musician within themselves. Competitive events have been designed.
Performing Arts at Redbridge International Academy is an amalgam of the most engaging, current and innovative aspects in Dance, Music and Drama. The overarching commonality in the approach to these arts is the ‘year-long perfection through basics to lay a strong foundation’. Dance at Redbridge International Academy has seen children learning jazz, contemporary, semi-classical and folk dance styles. Children find themselves in the limelight in sports day, annual day displays and performances during special assemblies which happen throughout the year. The Music Department stresses on laying a ‘strong foundation through rhythm and pitch’. Innovative practices are encouraged like ‘ear’ training, relating music to the different emotions and thereby sensitizing the ear to respond appropriately to the specific ‘stimulus’ music, either to listen to and enjoy or even to perform on-stage.
Not everyone is an artist, but an artist can come from anywhere’, we have produced full-fledged musical dramas, and they have been well-received not only by the parent fraternity but also the community at large. The drama group keeps garnering newer artists and talent from amongst the children year after year.
Fine arts include painting, digital art, and clay modeling. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of media ranging from paper to thermocol, fabric to canvas, glass to acrylic, clay to asphalt. Children are taught to portray emotions, nature, events and to capture the fleeting moment using paint and brush. It is refreshing to enjoy the scenic view of the campus every day and is rejuvenating to study in such an enriched environment.