The Blue Bells School for Integrated Learning at Gurgaon is a LEED-certified platinum-rated green building, standing on a lush 5-acre campus. With its vast, aesthetically landscaped grounds, it welcomes young students to embark upon a journey of holistic growth and learning, guided by the school’s philosophy of “EXPLORE – LEARN – EVOLVE”.
Classroom and community spaces – crucibles of creativity
Leading with the core belief that every child is born with the capacity to be creative, spaces for academics as well as co-curricular activities have been designed in the school to provide ample opportunity for academic, social, emotional, and creative growth at an individual level, set within a caring community.
One of the best concepts at The Blue Bells School is that of creating spaces that encourage community interaction, collaborative work and individual learning. Of these the most imagintative are “personal cave spaces”, which are areas that allow a degree of privacy for self-study.
The layout of the classrooms also factors in ample space for regular teaching and group activities. Thus, each classroom is capable of serving multiple functions of instructional teaching, group activity, and individual study.
This innovative classroom helps instill into each student, a sense of belonging to a group, and simultaneously, offers a relatively private space, when necessary.
For larger groups, there are community spaces for collaborative and constructive interactions between diverse age groups, which aid social and emotional development.
The school also engages students in horizontal and vertical learning, whereby they can learn from peers as well as from those of other age groups.
These interactions teach them the importance of teamwork and form an important element of critical life skills. Additionally, audio-visual and other media are used for developing creative and critical thinking skills, as well as for conducting life skill classes.
Pursuit of the Arts
In terms of creative pursuits, art and craft have top-of-mind-recall. The Art and Craft Room in the school is spacious with natural light and well-demarcated work areas. Here, students can celebrate their natural affinity for colours and the need for spontaneous expression. The Sculpture Room is a tranquil workspace where students can engage their sensory faculties while playing with material, color, form, and aesthetics.
Dance, Music, Theatre each have their own space for students to practice their artistic interests. Special facilities like open-air sports for physical activity and Students’ Clubs for social, cultural, and intellectual activities, further strengthen the cause of holistic personality development.
For balanced socio-emotional growth, the school conducts sessions that cover a range of critical life skills, from goal setting and time management to anger management and behavioural issues.
Freedom to express being the key to creative growth, young students here have abundant opportunities for it, even as they learn to cultivate self-confidence, autonomy and self-regulation in a supportive, safe and connected environment.
Technological prowess and a scientific temper
For the present and the foreseeable future, technology remains the driving force for generating knowledge and providing learning tools. Keeping this in mind, the school has state-of-the-art IT infrastructure in place.
Apart from the sophisticated computer and robotics labs, classrooms are also equipped with the latest IT tools to make the teaching-learning process insightful and interactive.
Using modern methodologies with a creative focus, the school nurtures its students’ progress through its three-pronged learning model of INQUIRY – EXPLORATION – DISCOVERY, which culminates for them into real-life application.
Even as western scientific knowledge is imparted for techno-commercial success, students remain culturally and spiritually anchored by the teachings of Indian philosophy.
A well-nurtured journey for a well-rounded personality
In the age group of 5 to 10 years, when children’s exposure to and understanding of the external world is limited, their expression of experiences and approach to tasks, demonstrate innate originality. To capture it, sustain it, and guide it constructively and holistically has been the inspiration for the customised curriculum and spaces created for The Blue Bells School.
The imaginative spatial concepts in its architecture and its commitment to global best practices in education render it aesthetically and functionally unique, making it one of the best schools in Gurgaon.