The dance activity in our school provides us with the privilege of a wide range of alternatives, giving every child an opportunity to learn one out of the four dance forms, namely: Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kathak and Folk dance. Each teacher is very unique with their different ways of teaching, having so much patience, giving extra help to those with different grasping abilities, making sure every student thoroughly enjoys learning the art. The exposure and technique achieved by our students, the long practicing hours and the amount of hard work with the zeal is unparalleled.
Home Science- Cooking and Baking Activity
Teaching children the basics of cooking and baking is a great way to broaden their knowledge of nutritious food and nutrition in a practical way. Home Science introduces basic life skills and culinary activities from class VI and is offered as an optional activity in classes IX and XI. Culinary education naturally cultivates teamwork in children, has strong curriculum links across key learning areas, and helps develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of the land and our communities.
Music plays an integral role in the lives of each and every student at Mayo College Girls’ School. Our school offers Music into two categories namely – Hindustani Music and Western Music.
While Hindustani Music includes learning classical vocal singing and learning of a variety of instruments like the tabla, sitar and violin; the Western Music Department offers its students vocal singing, guitar, piano, drums and keyboard .
For classes 4 to 8, the girls’ can opt one out of a wide range of options including tabla, violin, sitar and vocal music in Hindustani Music as a compulsory activity. For Western Music as a compulsory activity, the vocal aspect of music is more focused on for classes 4 to 6, after which the girls’ can be more deeply involved and learn about the instruments. Regardless of this tendency, the girls’ are free to pick up skills in the instruments and appear for the Trinity Music Examinations.
On the other hand, students from classes 9 to 12 have the option to choose music ( choose one out of vocal, tabla or sitar)as a sixth subject and study about it in greater depth and intensity. In addition to this, the Western Music Department trains our students to take the Trinity London Examinations in both the Rock and Pop and Classical categories. Our girls have performed and scored exceedingly well in these Trinity Exams.
Art has always been an integral part of Mayo. We choose to let creativity flow and allow students to express themselves completely. The art department includes skills in sketching, pottery and craft. Students are exposed to a variety of methods in art. We also give students the opportunity to compete and build a unique portfolio. The Art society has a magazine of its own which is known as “Hue” and makes sure to recognize all types of talent.