Functional life skills are skills that we acquire in order to live a better, more fulfilling life. They enable us to exist happily in our families, and in the societies in which we are born. The key element at Ramagya for this is the curricula in transition, preparing students to eventually become responsible young adults. At Ramagya, the development of life skills helps students to find new ways of thinking and problem solving and recognising the impact of their actions. They are also taught to take responsibility for what they do. Ramagyans learn to build confidence both in spoken skills and for group collaboration and cooperation. Through appropriate life skills training the students learn to analyse options, make decisions and understand why they make certain choices outside the classroom. They develop a greater sense of self-awareness and appreciation for others.
Ramagya has also introduced School Cinema, a film-based learning module by LXL Ideas is also used to make learning lessons of life an entertaining experience. It reaffirms life-skills & values and helps strengthen bonds between students, parents and educators through award-winning films, thought-provoking workbooks and activities. Children respond and internalize key messages when immersed in School Cinema. This experience is carried forward off the screen where they are engaged with well-researched workbooks.
School Cinema teaches: Empathy for adults, Communication, Compassion, Dealing with Addiction to technology, staying motivated, Understanding one’s abilities, Kindness, Contentment, respect, honesty, dealing with Bullying, Unity, Dealing with competition, Value of money, Perseverance etc
Everyone needs life skills for daily, personal functioning. The teachers at Ramagya understand that some students require repetition, redundancy, review and regular reinforcement to become successful. Ramagya states, “It is vital for the school and teachers to recognize that emphasis on academic results and wider skills is not an either/or question, but one of approach.”