Visual language is one of the important ancient languages and plays an important role in a student’s development. In WBS, art is an important subject and the Art Department is equipped with ultra-modern facilities, including studio spaces, labs, and dedicated areas for painting, printing, tie and dye, and many more art forms. Students take keen interest in this subject and some of them even pursue it as a career. Students who opted for art as a subject have consistently performed very well in the IGSCE and A-level examinations.

Art Club

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Literary club

At the beginning of the session, members of the club will be asked to submit a ‘Wish List’ naming the books they desired to read during the session. The teachers also will suggest names of books and authors that the students could consider reading. After the reading of a book each member will be asked to present an oral review of the same. They will also speak about their favourite characters, important events and incidents in the book. Apart from this, they will have to speak out about whether they will recommend the reading of the book or not and why. The club will also hold a group discussion about the books that had been read. In this manner, each child not only read several different books, but also learnt to appreciate different genres of writing.

Dramatics club

Drama is a collaborative form of fine art that sees live performers presenting the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through a combination of gestures, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. Keeping these traditions of drama in mind, the students of the Dramatics Club at Whiteplains British School meet once in a week to hone their thespian skills.

Chess club

Chess is a game of mind and talent and it’s truly a sport for all. Playing chess is a great way to enhance your mental capabilities. Chess club is one of the most active clubs of at Whiteplains British School, the student members of the Chess Club along with the teachers-in-charge meet once a week where they have informal chess training sessions.

Students are equipped with basic skills and strategies for playing at an international level. Students who have achieved the required standards are encouraged to participate in chess competitions at inter-school and community level. Basic rules and regulations of the game are taught to those students who have had no previous experience of chess.

Through playing chess, students are able to cultivate a hobby which stimulates the mind towards proactive and rational thinking, encourages decision making skills given the challenging environment, and also inspires self-discipline since it’s time-bound in nature.

Chess Club

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Cookery club

Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world from grilling food over an open fire to using electricity and baking in various types of ovens, reflecting unique environmental, economic, and cultural traditions and trends. The ways or types of cooking also depend on the skill and type of training an individual chef possesses.

Cooking food follows a pattern which commences with the purchasing and selection of materials, their handling, processing and the ultimate presentation of dishes. There are many methods of cooking, most of which have been known since time immemorial. These include baking, roasting, frying, grilling, barbecuing, smoking, boiling, steaming and braising. A more recent innovation is microwaving.

At WBS, it is our endeavor to make students learn all life skills and hence, we have a Cookery Club as part of our extra-curricular activities. The WBS Cookery Club is in session once a week and the members — our little chefs —are baptized into the world of cooking as we teach them the basic culinary etiquettes. They are familiarized with various culinary tools and appliances as also the distinct styles of cooking.

MUN club

Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role play delegates of the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which is usually organized by the MUN club. These activities build the participants’ self-confidence to open up and speak without hesitation. Students participate at inter-school conferences and get an opportunity to meet other students participating in the conference coming from around the country and world.

The MUN club in WBS sees the new ‘munners’ being introduced to the procedures of MUN by the experienced ‘munners’. To start with, there will be few mock sessions to show them what the feel of MUN is. The students will then research various agendas and have many mocks sessions throughout the term/year. The school, will have an inter-house MUN which will witness some budding munners debating hard. It will be an opportunity for the students to showcase their skills, and get ready for numerous inter school MUN awaiting throughout the year.

The MUN club in WBS strives to raise awareness of the role the United Nations plays in world affairs by involving youth in all aspects of the planning process thereby inspiring the next generation of leaders to become more involved in global problems and try to provide some solutions at their level.

Social service club

The students will be involved in various activities such as School cleaning, gathering stationery items for students of Government schools, preparation for the social service day, making of paper bags, etc.

The social service club performed various activities to help the environment, as well as other people in general. The activities included:

  • Paper Bag making — the students will learn how to make paper bags using old newspapers, which will be distributed to the small merchants.
  • Distribution of stationery items to the government school — the club members will be taking some students to the Government school in Abuja to distribute notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, and rulers.
  • Spoken English classes — senior students of the Social Service club visiting Abuja school to train the students in spoken English.

Social service Club

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Photography club

A picture speaks a thousand words. Students in the photography club learn the art and technique of photographing with a single-lens reflex camera. The objective here is to teach them the nuances of focus, shutter speed, aperture, etc. Students are also given darkroom basics to supplement their knowledge.

Robostreaks club

The Robostreaks Club is a community of students who derive pleasure in creating robots that may even be potent to work without human intervention. Each member of the club is provided insight into mechanical, basic electronic, monetary and informatory aid besides the indispensable guidance of experienced members. Club will support and foster interest in various aspects related to robotics, in particular, mechanical design through workshops and projects. Competitions of various levels will be held under this club which will develop your interest in Robotics.

Film appreciation club

What happens in and around in the society is just a manifestation of what happens inside the world of individual human beings. We all have our moments of joy and sorrow and we wish to share those with our near and dear ones and we always try to search for other people who share the similar kind of emotional upheaval that we go through at times.

Films provide a very powerful medium where we can see a reflection of our own selves, our own happiness and predicament. WBS has such a platform in the form of Film Appreciation Club mainly for senior students. Every Saturday the group members meet and become part of a movie that is screened. They don’t just watch movies but do critical analysis of different aspects of the movie. Usually English and local movies are screened but at times some regional movies also find slots in the club activity. The core value that the club follows is “Enlightenment over entertainment”.

Film appreciation Club

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Writing Club

‘WritEra – Pen’s Imagination.’ is a fresh page added to the book of WBS. This club came into existence to enhance the writing skills and imaginative talent of Students in Whiteplain British School. From the Elizabethian Era to the modern world, English literature is one of the most important aspects of everybody’s life. We read many fictions, plays and essays and sometimes we dream of giving our imagination, a voice. Let that dream come true. WritEra offers a platform to everyone to pen down their innermost thoughts and bring out the writer in them.

WritEra is open to all, and we welcome articles on latest technical advancements, creative articles on literature and language, quotes, poems, essays, biographies, short stories in English. All articles will be carefully scrutinized by our Editorial board and published in our quarterly, annual and e-magazine. The main aim of our club is to bring about a change in the position of Literature and Language in this school. It focuses on bringing out the hidden talents of the writers of WBS, whose writings never come out their secret diaries.

Jet club

JETS club is an acronym for “Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientist”. The JETS club is a science body that helps in inculcating better understanding of sciences into its members. JETS club project helps to reveal the full potential of young minds, in a way for a child to discover his/her creative potential.

JETS club was created to provide children with an introduction to science in Nigeria. The club was created in 1982 by Professor Peter Okebukola.  JETS club project in Nigeria encouraged the smartest kids to think like a scientist.

The major distinction between developing and developed nations is hidden in their scientific advancement. Therefore, science could be the way for Nigeria to go from being a developing nation to a developed one. For this to happen, it is important to cultivate scientific and technological skills in our children.