Life spent as a student, is considered memorable and a turning point in formative years. At Westberry School, we believe that education systems need to aid in developing the 21st century skills required for children to successfully negotiate through life’s challenges. Hence, student life at Westberry goes beyond conventional academics and curriculum. We are convinced that extra-curricular programs are an important part of education and that there is as much learning beyond classrooms as there is within them. We offer the students a spectacular range of activities, events, workshops, courses and conferences to choose from, each of which is handpicked and vetted by our team of experts. Over the course of their life at Westberry, students discover and develop their genuine interests and talents by trying their hand at the wide range of activities that are offered.
Westberry fuels the desire to inculcate a lifelong habit of learning in students, imperative for holistic development. To fuel the seed of learning, the school constantly motivates the students to believe in the motto "Learning the treasure within."
Right steps towards co-curricular activities can make a great difference. Westberry School, Tenali is committed to develop and hone the literary skills of the students right from the early years to their pre-university years. Apart from engaging in literary activities within the classroom, there are numerous post-school activities which students can engage in based on their interest.
Some of the literary activities offered include:
Exposure to art and culture opens new dimensions in our personality. As part of the cultural activities, Westberry School promotes creative thinking and artistic expression. The students get an opportunity to showcase their skills in visual as well as performing arts through a variety of programs like competitions, festivals, workshops and shows. Not only does our art program nurture a passion for a specific art, it also inculcates an aesthetic sensibility and creativity in them.
Physical fitness shapes our attitude and physical health from a young age. At Westberry, we believe that a healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Hence, there is a continued focus on age-appropriate sports, physical exercise and health-enhancing lifestyles. The students undergo a structured physical education curriculum that not only hones their skill in a sport but also helps them pick up life skills such as attentiveness, respect, excellence, team building, conflict resolution, sharing, handling success and failure, decision making, appreciation, and the like.
Exposure to new perspectives, new areas and new people unfolds a new thought process. The philosophy of outward bound education as initiated by educator Kurt Hahn has been adopted enthusiastically at Westberry. We offer our students ample opportunities to learn skills like leadership, perseverance, survival skills, teamwork and responsibilities through multiple trips, like Learning Journey (Field Trip in and around Tenali), Educational Tour (outside Tenali) etc.
Giving back to the community and society is a philosophy deeply ingrained in the Westberry way of life. Our students, faculty and staff members never miss an opportunity to volunteer their resources and time to society. Our belief is that community service is learning by doing, experiencing, caring for members of the local and global community and demonstrating this by a personal commitment towards making a difference to the lives of others.
We want our students to grow up to be successful and responsible members of society; to make meaningful contributions towards the development of economically deprived strata of our society. Instead of taking the theoretical approach to service leadership, we look for opportunities for our students to engage in hands-on community service. Following are some of the activities that they engage in each term: