The Skills Club
At The AMI School, education has never been limited to academics; the goal has always been to mold well-rounded individuals empowered to find a meaningful purpose in life!
In today’s fast-paced world, learning new skills is essential and has therefore, become an integral part of our education. In everyday life, developing of life skills help students to:
- Find new ways of thinking and problem solving
- Take responsibility for their actions
- Gain confidence for group collaboration and cooperation
- Achieve a greater sense of self awareness and appreciation of others
- Work as part of a team
Courses at The Skills Club
The Skills Club has been running successfully at the Senior Sections for many years. Each course is conducted by trained instructors on a weekly basis. It is a compulsory program and every student has to select one course.
In today’s sedentary world, any activity which gets children off of screens and into the playground is a winner. Roller-skating, while it is a fun stress reliever, is also great for enhancing physical attributes like balance, coordination and stamina.
Instructor: Sir Muhammad Tayyab – national player and gold medalist at various Inline and Roller Skating Championships.
Vocal training and singing is an ancient communal activity and is great for stress reduction, longevity, and general health and improves children’s behavior. It helps them bond – whatever the song or language. Through singing, children learn to express their feelings of joy or excitement, of being scared or proud.
Instructor: Sir Kashif Javed – Diploma in Music, NAPA.
Photography is more than just a hobby. In this course children learn how to use lenses, filters, depth, composition, how to organize pictures and practice lighting. Photographers can pursue photojournalism, event photography, digital processing and much more! Every picture is a challenge!
Instructor: Ms. Samarah Tariq – Diploma in Graphic Design, Karachi School of Arts and presently teaching Photography, Art & Design at the Senior Section.
Programming and learning how to code has become an essential literacy skill for students of all ages – not just those who want to choose a tech career path. Coding stimulates logical and critical thinking turning students into problem-solvers and improves grasp on mathematical concepts.
Instructor: Sir Jarreer Anas – Masters in Computer Science, NED
Ms. Mehwish Zulfiqar – BE in Computer Engineering from SSUIET.
In addition to building social and communication skills overall, theatre classes have been shown to improve students’ self-esteem as well as their confidence in their academic abilities. Students of theatre learn empathy and an acceptance of different world views without judgment as they act out a multitude of characters and storylines.
Instructor: Sir Muneeb Baig – Diploma in Acting from NAPA and an industry veteran.
Public Speaking is offered to students of Grade 9 – 11, where they learn how to listen actively and provide productive feedback, build research skills, practice analyzing and constructing arguments, and learn how to anticipate and incorporate the needs and expectations of your audience for any kind of communication. They gain skills and confidence to speak publicly in a variety of situations, from persuading an audience with facts and logic to entertaining a crowd . Many of the skills learnt in this course are directly transferable to other classes and academic pursuits. The more you speak in public, the more confident you’ll feel about making your voice heard!
Instructor: Ms. Aliya Rasheed – Master in English Literature, Member of Toast Masters Club and Instructor of Public Speaking since 2015. Presently teaching Global Perspective and English Language at the Senior Section.
Eloquent Expression is for students of grade 7 and 8, providing the foundations for Public Speaking which is one of the most important and most dreaded forms of communication. While some children take to it naturally, others tend to be more fearful of standing and talking in front of a crowd. Learning Public speaking is vital and has a spillover effect on other areas of life; improved communication skills, increased self-esteem, charm and persuasion. An eloquent speaker strikes a chord with their audience, and they even inspire and influence their listeners!
Instructors: Ms. Ayesha Mohsin and Ms. Sumbul Naz