There are a plethora of co-curricular activities which are woven into the academic timetable and which take place during the activities periods.
Children are given exposure to the Fine Arts through activities in the Performing and Visual Arts.
Sing, dance, draw, mould a pottery vase or learn the violin – children can do it all at GDGWS! Each activity gives unique opportunities for creativity and development that caters to a child’s passion and interest.
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
― Bob Marley
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
― Oscar Wilde
Fundamental to the development of a strong and confident personality is the need to be able to express yourself clearly, knowledgeably, confidently and with conviction in a variety of situations.
Nothing helps channelise this more than a basic training in Media Skills. In fact, careers in the Media are becoming more lucrative and sought after than ever before.
In the next stage of the School’s development, we plan to introduce an FM radio station, HAM radio and a campus TV news studio to offer students the platform to experiment with and sharpen their Media Skills.
Art is a rendering of the world and one’s experience within it. In this process of creating art forms, we encourage our children to consider the visual arts as an area to create content, impacting and being impacted by other areas of learning, to ensure they develop artistic skills that are relevant in this visual age.
Learning techniques extend beyond how to draw, mix paint or mould a pot, children are taught to observe, envision, innovate and reflect. With emphasis on developing and strengthening the mind, we believe children should be given tools that impact their lives in school and beyond.
Works of art are windows into the minds of our student artists. Even a mere study of art “provides an excellent setting for the development of better thinking, for the cultivation of what might be called the art of intelligence.” (The Intelligent Eye: Learning to Think by Looking at Art by David N. Perkins)
In many ways, children can envision a world that is different from the world they know, and thus art education opens the possibility of creating new worlds, rather than simply accepting the world as it is. As Emily Dickinson wrote: “Imagination lights the slow fuse of possibility”.