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I Decide Club
|The I DECIDE club of DPS Noida was formed in 2007 under the guidelines
of UNODC and aims to create awareness among students regarding issues like
HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, peer pressure,bullying,discipline etc. The club
was officially launched in April 2008 and the badging ceremony took place
in January 2009.
Teacher Incharges : Mrs. Rekha Pillai, Mrs. Avantika Arora
The “I Decide” Club is a club that was initiated by DPS Society
This year 2011-12 the club has adopted a new modus operandi. To reach
In the second week of May, an assembly targeting the appropriate turnout
In the months of July and August , ‘SAY NO TO TOBACCO’-a
It was a good experience as the students shared their view points on
The students were made aware of the ill effects of Smoking and Passive
A short skit showcasing the different ways of saying NO to a person was
A game of tug of war was played too in some sections. One leader had
I DECIDE CLUB (2011-2012)
The I Decide Club is a club with a difference.
It aims to empower the members with the ability to make the right decisions and to spread the values of responsibility and sincerity. The club has been conducting workshops in order to spread these values patterns.
This year, however we have experimented with some new methods to reach out to a larger population. We used the school assembly as a platform. In April, a special assembly for class VI TO XII was conducted to address the issue of discipline. In May, another special assembly for class VI TO XII was also conducted to highlight the values of punctuality, turnout where the students took great pride in wearing their school uniform and the tie.
In July/August, an effort was made to reach out students in smaller groups.The teachers went from class to class holding sessions on “Say No To Tobacco.” A set of workshops were conducted for all sections of class VIII in the presence of Mrs.Avantika Arora and Mrs.Rekha Pillai. The two peer educators Saumya and Astha assisted the teachers. It was a good experience as the students shared their view points on smoking. Thereafter, harmful affects of arsenic, benzene, tar, carbon monoxide were discussed and students were told that these were components of cigarettes. Students were made aware of the ill effects of smoking and passive smoking. A short skit showcasing the different ways of saying NO was conducted. A game of tug of war was played too. Their aim was to bring out the importance of the risk ® and protective (P) factors. The importance of protective factors like – family, good friends, religion, self confidence etc was brought out.
After the exams in October, the club targeted class VII on November 26, December 5 and 8,2011 a three hour long session on life skills was conducted by the students (peer educators). The team comprised of Mrs. Rekha Pillai, Mrs. Avantika Arora, Devika Agarwal, Eman Rahman, Rupaksh Paul, Harjas Chattha, Saharsh Arora, Dhruv Oberoi, Ritika,Lakshmi Saraf,Vasundhara Mathur and Saumya Kaushik. Issues like sibling rivalry, anger management, Empathy and communication were discussed. Various movie clips were used to initiate group discussions. Students shared their personal experiences of sibling interaction. The teacher’s performed role plays to depict certain communication skills and methods. All in all, it was great fun and intense learning. Not to forget, the kids still thank Renu maam for the pizzas they got.
OTHER PROPOSED EVENTS FOR 2011