Prachi Malik, without doubt, is a rising star in the field of tennis. At the tender age of 11, when girls of her age play with dolls and doll houses, Prachi holds #14 rank in Under-12 category at National Level. With her extraordinary talent, she is on the course to become #1 rank player in Under-14 girl’s category. In very short span of time, she has won 12 AITA (All India Tennis Association) tournaments.
Born in 2010, a student of Grade S1,Prachi started her tennis coaching at the age of six and since then she has held her tennis racket tight.
This little girl started turning heads very early in her career and since then has achieved several milestones in her career. The list of her achievements is too long to wrap up in few words. Her major achievements include her recent win in 2020 in AITA Talent Series in Under-12 category. She is the winner of 4 AITA Talent Series tournaments in Under-12 and Under-10 category and Runners up in 2 AITA Tennis tournaments. She has won Under 14 Challenger Series Tournament (held in Ghaziabad), Under 14 Challenger SeriesDoubles Tournament (held in Ghaziabad), Under 14 Talent Seriestournament (held in Gurgaon) and UNDER 14 Challenger Series tournament held in Sonipat December 2020. She was one of the Quarterfinalists, AITA Championship Series, Karnal (Under 12).
The latest laurel she brought home is the AITA tennis Tournament held at Base Tennis Academy Faridabad in the Under 16, girls single category.
All this has not come easy for her. She undergoes a vigorous training and practice regime for 6 days in a week. She shows exemplary discipline and dedication towards her career. Along with her tennis, she is also able to manage her studies well. Shelikes to spend her leisure time watching horror movies and reading books.
The school focuses on holistic development of a child, for which it employs various innovative teaching methodologies and strategies. The range of views on a subject is explored through debates, which develop critical thinking skill in a child. Quizzes, puzzles and extempore are conducted to evaluate the students’ understanding and to improvise the instructional methods. Spell Bee is conducted each month for both English and Hindi alternatively for reiteration of spelling and for enhancing the vocabulary. Field trips are organised to places which have a significant relation with the subjects, making the learning process all the more interesting. Audio-visual aids are also incorporated in the form of incidental learning where a powerpoint presentation is run throughout the month on the smartboards. This helps in both active and passive learning. Experiential learning is preferred, wherein the students experience, communicate and learn about the concepts. A word wall is also created in each classroom which aids as a vocabulary bank for the students. The students and teachers add a new word with its meaning to it everyday. Role plays, Recitation and Nukkadnataks are held to enhance the learning process.
Education is a broad term that surpasses the four walls of a classroom. The core aim of education is to foster all round development. To fulfil this objective, there is a prime need of striking a balance between syllabus, curriculum, books and co – curricular activities.
A co – curricular activity takes place outside a pen and paper classroom experience. It gives the students an opportunity to develop a particular skill and exhibit their non-academic abilities.
A Chinese proverb states, “Teach me and I will forget, Show me and I will forget, Involve me and I will remember. To a very great extent, theoretical knowledge is enhanced when a concept related activity is taught. The various co – curricular activities offered at the school are Art, Dance, Music (Indian and Western), Theatre and Sports.
We offer various clubs which are part of regular timetable and aid in grooming a child into a confident individual.
Playing Sports helps students strengthening their immune system, maintaining physical coordination, enhancing body strength, sharp and active with improved concentration. We believe in mass participation, exposing our students to a number of Sports like Basket Ball, Volley Ball, Cricket, Taekwondo, Lawn Tennis, Skating, Chess, Badminton, Yoga etc.
Creativity and innovation is the essence of teaching and learning including in the social sciences discipline. Creativity and innovation bring about interest and motivation to learners, which eventually lead to learning. Gone are the days of a teacher delivering a lecture while standing behind a rostrum in a classroom in a one-way communication mode where his/ her words are words of God and students sit quietly embracing his/her words, busy taking down notes; those days have been replaced with more innovative and creative ways of disseminating, sharing and facilitating knowledge development in students. Our students are tired of the old school approach to learning a language – they want something practical, relevant and useful for their professional life. With computer being their flesh and blood; and living in the era where they are allowed to question on things and they are empowered to be partly responsible for their learning, creativity and innovation have been incorporated in my teaching and learning, assessment and supervision.