Dialogue and self-governance lie at the heart of the various Clubs and Societies at the Heritage School. These clubs are driven by children wherein they learn to become law-abiding by actually participating in the decision making process of running these clubs. Thus, democratic values are experienced and not merely studied. They not only explore different topics of significance or relevant problems in the process, but also study and explore a chosen subject or topic in varied different ways and from points of view, collaboratively. Thus, children experientially understand that a problem or task can be considered and approached in different ways, apart from learning to accept different perspectives and developing flexible thinking. The various Clubs and Societies are:
Literature Club- Pangyrus
The Heritage Literature Society : To foster a community of enthusiastic readers and writers who would collaborate with each other to create a warm and aesthetically meaningful space for literature that is new, emerging and established.
The heritage club of The Heritage School is Anveshan. Anveshan means to delve deeper to engage in a process of researching, discovering, exploring and learning with a focus on three themes: Art, Architecture & Cinema. Student members engage in meetings with artists and experts, visits to museums, heritage sites and other places apart from organizing small events in the school depicting the experiences gathered by the members through the Club.
The MUN club in the Heritage School Rohini has been active since 2011-2012. Model United Nations (also Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. The participants role-play as diplomats representing a country or NGO in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
MUN allows you to work on a lot of skills:
• Negotiation, cooperation and compromise
• Public Speaking and Argumentation
• Resolution Writing
The aim of teaching mathematics is to enable learners to solve problems both in real life and in the world of mathematics. The idea is not just to know mathematics from its utilitarian perspective but to also sense and appreciate of the beauty that is so inherent in the subject. This led us to create Mathonaire Club as one such forum that offered the learners the space to induce triggers and offer stimulation to all those who enjoy mathematics or want to look at the finer nuances of the subject in and out of the classroom set up. It is a great way for students to develop intuitive thinking skills and learn to look at the subject in a different light. The art of proposing questions holds a higher value than simply solving it. With the creation of small opportunities and experiences around understanding the evolution of mathematical ideas historically to exploring relations and patterns and analyzing a fictional piece or a movie showcasing, everything revolves around the world of mathematics, that our learners enjoy.
An essential part of growing up is to build one's views and opinions on the world around us. Laws of the country, policies of one's school or organization, decisions of the Courts, happenings of the Parliament, words of writers and the creations of artists all hold immense value for us to explore and express our ideas on the same. It is with a desire to bring together these voices on an integrated platform that the Heritage Debating Society has been established. It conducts debates on topics ranging from politics, education, culture and other related matters. Regular training sessions are conducted where the skills of research, vocabulary, writing and presenting are worked upon. Films related to debating and on other key issues are also showcased. The Debating Society acts as a platform to train students for the Model United Nations, in which the school has grown to be a regular participant. This forum helps in motivating students to be a part of the Society and also to keep the process of debate alive in the school, thereby garnering an interest in all for the programmes of the Society.
The Club that enables young hearts and minds to not just connect with nature, sensitize them about our natural environment and the need for the conservation, but also empowers them to think, act and live sustainably. The Biodiversity and other related projects of study taken up as part of this club enable children to engage with the community in order to develop creative, ingenious methods of conservation of the natural environment.