Ch. Puran Singh’s educational philosophy was holistic in approach. In a CBSE boarding school, it is vital that each pupil is given every conceivable opportunity to find activities in which they excel in addition to what is on offer within the classroom or on the games field or in the concert hall or in the theatre. Therefore, there are a variety of extracurricular activities in Dehradun school that take place during the free time of students, throughout the week. These activities are varied and new activities are constantly added to the portfolio. They are intended to ensure that pupils fulfill all their potential developing a diverse range of skills as laid down by the founding President.
The major extracurricular activities in school
- Leadership Curriculum
- Time Management Modules
- Outdoor living skills
- Life Skills
- Fine Arts
- Pottery and Clay modeling.
Boarding schools require boarders to participate in various school activities. Moreover, every student is expected to participate in at least one sport every academic year.
In DDHA, in addition to comparative athletics, sports are included with dance, music, drama and swimming.
The school facilitates students to specialise in things they are passionate about. Across all our programmes we encourage students’ involvement, growth and teamwork.
All this spells an active and bustling student body, as we firmly believe that a child should be exposed to a multitude of experiences as opposed to being solely focused on book-learning. It prepares children to excel socially, emotionally and professionally in today’s dependent and complex world. These ideas are incorporated into the child’s perspective over his or her time at DDHA CBSE school.
Co-curricular programmes at Dehradun Hills Academy range from sports and creative arts to field trips. Year round, literary and cultural competitions called the Tournaments of Mind and the House system we have in place, reinforce team spirit and confidence. These activities give children the impetus in an atmosphere of constructive and healthy competition to discover individual talents and become young achievers in this competitive world.
The students of Dehradun Hills Academy CBSE school have a healthy involvement in inter-school competitions.