Shlokas - for Goenkans
Studies have shown that chanting shlokas helps to improve concentration and memory power in children. That’s because shlokas emit vibrations that activate the chakras (on the face and head) that play a role in learning and focus.
Continents and Countries- For Goenkans from Nursery to Higher Grades
Diwali Celebrations- Diwali is not just a festival its a complete personality transformation
True meaning of the festival of lights and the key values we get from Diwali were explained to Goenkans, so that they grow up as well-rounded individuals Lord Rama won over evil with discipline, humility, tolerance, divinity and righteousness.
Discipline through Diwali
Diwali usually starts with the Brahmamuhurta (roughly one-and-a-half hours before sunrise) and that’s usually around 4:00 a.m. This early wake-up is considered to be the first step to a disciplined life and is symbolic of mental and spiritual awakening.
Diwali marks the victory of Lord Krishna over the evil demon Narakashura. This symbolises the victory of good over evil. Our Kids were encouraged to do at least one good deed every day. It could relate to helping you in household chores, being obedient or always speaking the truth.
Divinity is the source of happiness. According to Swami Vivekananda, “Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest the divinity within you.” Lighting earthen lamps is a symbolic representation of kindling the divinity within us by lighting the lamp of knowledge to drive away the darkness of ignorance.
Lord Rama is the perfect example of how important it is to be humble and gentle. That is why he was known as ‘Maryada Purushottam’ (Lord of Virtue). Little Goenkan hearts were taught the importance and the beauty of the three Golden words, humble and polite expressions like, ‘Excuse me’, ‘Please’ and ‘Sorry
Children’s Day celebrations
Every year, on November 14 India celebrates Children’s Day. The programs aim to celebrate the spirit of childhood in a fun-filled and stress-free environment. This year special Story Telling session- By Mrs Kirti Narang ( Mrs World – A renowned storyteller) was organized for our little ones.
Experiments- Goenkans learn through self observation and self analysis
Students predict how changing the experiment will change the outcomes; Students compare experimental results to classroom theories and use them to confirm or critique the theories. This practice of learning continued for online classes as well.
Health Online- “Sit Less Move More”.. was practiced online as well
Health benefits of exercise
Exercise can be anything that makes children’s breathing faster and their heart beat quicker. Sitting less and exercising for 20 minutes a day (not necessarily all in one go) has many health benefits for children: