To uphold the Florence commitment we have clubs which enhance and sharpen our student’s skills in various fields. The clubs like English, Kannada and Hindi improve their language skills. Science club inculcates their scientific temper. Humanities club improves their social skills. Maths and IT club enhances their critical thinking. Music, Dance, Arts and sports club increase the level of concentration. After all it is said that it is not just studies which helps the students go a long way in his life but his skills help him earn his livelihood.
Interact club which is a part of Rotary International 3190 was started in 1994 in our school.
Our club continuously has worked for 24 years. Now this year happens to be our 25th year in selfless service. We at Florence do not believe only in academic excellence. We give equal importance to sports, co-curricular activities and various clubs. One such club of social service is interact club. Our children learn to share , care, empathise with the needy , down trodden and destitutes year after year. We believe "If one lives one life its no life". Florence is just a platform for the interactors to become Rotractors and do their bit of social service for the cause of humanity. In doing this 24 years is not a small period that to with non-stop work.
The current generation is so caught up with technology, that they are forgetting the human perspective. They are not aware of the harsh realities of life. Being born and bred in nuclear families the children do not know how to share. The students get the first hand experience and learn to identify the problems faced with haves and have-nots through interact club.
Interact club visited no. of charitable trusts and organisation such as Cheshire Home, Alamba Trust, Sneha Deep. Hope Foundation, Hope orphanage, GoodShepherd convent. We have donated stationery, text books, note books, Question banks, food grains, cookers, Braille for the blind school etc. Old benches and desks, boards, computers. dusters were donated to Govt. school.
Childrens day and Teaches day were celebrated at Cheshire home – a home for the orphans and blind school Snehadeep . Prizes were distributed.
An Exclusive visit was arranged at the Dementia Centre run by Nightingale Society where in our students had interaction with those who had no memory. Memory boxes were being made and children entertained the inmates.
Cleanliness awareness campaign of segregating dry and wet waste was being taken up at school.
The most acclaimed project "Patience for Peace" was taken up on Gandhi Jayanti in Mekhri circle junction i.e lighting signal asking the commuters to switch off the vehicles to save fuel. The Same project was selected at Gujarat in Design for change contest.
Our project has won "Change Makers award" at the National Level.
The chief guest for the function was Rtn. Sameer Hariyani District Governor 3190 , President Rtn. Rajesh Dinakar Nayak and Rtn. B.S.Shankar. It was presided over by school principal Ms. Abida in her Silver Jubilee report she highlighted some of the projects undertaken by Interact club past 24 years.
Report on Trip to Alamba Charitable Trust
Selfless Service is supreme. At Florence Public School, our students are taught this from day one and they participate in various science projects right from the beginning. As such our first project for this Academic year was a trip to Alamba Charitable Trust, Hennur. This trust has been set up to give the basic training to the differently abled persons. The inmates are given moral support till they find employment and can fend for themselves. A noble cause, which requires a lot of help from the society and the people in terms of volunteers , money etc.
Our students of interact club had a very illuminating experience meeting the people. They interacted with the members and learnt about the harsh realities of life. They learnt an important lesson for lifetime that of being happy and contented with what we are and what we have and not to hanker after dreams which do not materialize. The President, Mr. Basavaraju Banakar commended the students on their involvement in this work and also the variety in their projects which are being initiated. The short and meaningful ceremony ended with Chethan, the newly elected President of the club delivering the vote of thanks.
India Hikes is India’s largest trekking organisation. It was founded by people who love nature and want to be one with nature. Having founded in 2009, Sandhya & Arjun have organized many treks and have introduced more than 10 of the greatest Himalayan treks in India.
Now they are in the process of motivating students to join hiking clubs and learn to love nature. Tap them young and this way our beautiful nature will be preserved for generations to come. Because not only they are into organising treks, they are also dedicated to improve the scenario in the mountains, solving problems and making those trails more well known.
Our school was the first one to introduce this hiking club throughout India to students. We had a small function to inaugurate the first ever hiking club for students which was powered by India Hikes. The students got first hand experience of how to pitch up a tent. The students came up in large numbers to join the club and enthusiastically participated and interacted with the members of the Hiking club. Vishnu R of X and Mohammed Kareem of IX were nominated as President & Secretary of the Hiking Club
Report On 21st Installation Ceremony
Student Association for the fire safety
This club creates an awareness among students not to panic during outbreak of fire. It teaches one to maintain their cool and manage to put off fire with the help of extinguisher.
Quizzing is an art and it is one of the best stress - buster that boosts the energy of learners who have a thirst for knowledge. Quiz club works every week wherein the club members are trained in quizzing on various topics and they get updated in general knowledge.
This club caters to the needs of those who love to have soothing music to refresh their tiring souls. Every week the club members get to sing the song of their choice as well as get to train in singing songs with proper intonation, pronounciation and rhythm. Generally children love this club which make them get away from their routine hours of work and pressure. Definitely it is one of the great stress buster.
This club focuses on training children on the various forms and styles of dancing by a professional choreographer who make the members learn all the intricate technicalities and skill of dancing and moving the steps in accordance with the music played. The selected students are sent to participate in various inter school competitions. This club make children to forget themselves and burn their calories and make them fit.
This club is exclusively meant for those who have a passion for reading and a flair for the language. The members of this club make it a habit to read the journals and the books which hit the stand ( new arrivals). After reading it they in turn give a review in the morning assembly as well as to the newspaper. The basic idea of this club is to make reading habit a must among other students also. This club is the feast to the eyes of those who love reading.