Students even play games where they have to use strategy, discipline and competitiveness. Lot of on the spot decisions, strategies, optimization and planning happen while playing these games, with vocabulary building being a side effect.
Even traditional activities have amazing learning potential. On Diwali, as the students form groups to build Rangoli, Diwali cards, they have to make blueprints, gather resources and plan. They gauge their own strength and figure out how to do things more efficiently. After the first day they have a better idea of the tools they need, the references needed and how to go about it because of all the new learnings and new decisions.
So, it’s really amazing as to how much students learn and develop during all these activities. And they are not a one-off thing at HHMS. They are integrated into the timetable and happen on a regular basis, just like core academic subjects. Thinking, analysis, problem solving, risk taking etc., are few of the parameters that can be developed and measured here. That reinforces what we do here and as you can see again, students learn as much outside the classroom as they learn inside it!