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BASKETBALL

Basketball is a wonderful active sport that keeps kids engaged and moving. There are so many benefits to playing basketball for kids of all ages. Basketball is a fun team sport that teaches kids to work together and play off each other’s skills. By learning basketball your child will gain confidence and athletic ability that playing a sport can foster. Kids who play basketball learn how to be more assertive. This is especially good for girls. In basketball you have to steal the ball from the other team. The only way to do that is to get in and grab it. Often this is a hard skill for girls to learn as many girls are not encouraged to be assertive when they are younger. Basketball season runs through the winter months, so it is a great sport for kids to remain absorbed with to stay active when it is cold outside. Often kids spend the winter locked indoors watching television and playing video games. Since basketball is an active sport it can keep kids in shape and having fun all through the winter. Playing basketball relies heavily on team skills. The kids have to work together and look for other teammates to help them out. Getting a basket will often take the entire team’s effort. Some teammates will be blocking the other team from trying to get the ball. Others will try and get close to the net and be open if a chance comes to make a shot. Whoever has the ball has to be aware of their teammates and where they are in the play. Basketball teams tend to foster deeper friendships between players because they start to develop a level of trust with each other on the court. Joining a basketball team requires kids to learn about commitments. Because teams rely on each other so much it is imperative that kids make all their practices and are ready to go on time. They learn about time management and the value of keeping promises. Team sports like basketball are most effective when there is positive reinforcement.

SKATING

Among the entire caloric burning sports roller skating acquires the third position from the top. It affects almost each and every point of your body henceforth it is one of the greatest exercises which should be included in our daily habit. The study found that roller skating is much more effective and much more calorie consuming exercise than the running or even cycling. It is a proven story that one hour of extensive running burns 330 calories of a 143 pound person, at the same time it is also proven by the study of the researcher that if someone rigorously do this activity then he or she is going to lose 590 calories of energy. For many years Presidents Council and Heart Association, considered the habit of skating as the simplest and most effective habit in the world. Currently this world renowned habit is getting awesome feedback from the teenagers as well as from the different aged people. According to a study at the University of Massachusetts, skating causes less than 50 percent of the impact shock to joint compared to running. While roller skating is an effective low-impact aerobic exercise, many athletes also point to skating as a strength exercise. It is almost as similar as jogging. So let’s hold the hand of the CCA ACADEMY and begin a run, a new start in your life.

CHESS

Among all the curricular activities in the world, chess is considered to be the most renouned because it requires an awesome game plan to win. The modern age is fully confined with lots of competition in each and every field of study. To make a bench mark in this competitive world everyone should take chess as an essential curricular activity from childhood. The strategic game plan of chess helps to make a sharp memory and enhance thinking capabilities. Research over hundreds of years has proved this game, to be one of the greatest practices for children as well as teenagers. The deep thought, perfect analyzing capacity, future visualization helps this game as the number one weapon to improve one’s skills and make one stay a step ahead of others. The faculties at CCA ACADEMY are extensively trained to build a well specified habit in you through proper guidance and practice. Join us and experience the world and build an extensive future prospect with the help of chess.

MARTIAL ART

ABACUS

The abacus (plural abaci or abacuses), also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool that was in use centuries before the adoption of the written modern numeral system and is still widely used by merchants, traders and clerks in Asia,Africa, and elsewhere. Children using Abacus are found to be superior in the accuracy of their memory and the number of digits they are able to memorize when compared with non-abacus learners of the same age. This is because the abacus children place numbers on the abacus image in their head as they mentally calculate with abacus method. It improves the image memory. It becomes easier for the children to do mental maths quickly with accuracy.It helps the student in solving mathematical problems. The accurate and rapid calculation leads to better marks in mathematical calculations. In addition, a positive effect is seen as the children are quick in calculating fractional numbers too. Abacus also improves Listening, Concentration, Comprehension, Presentation, Memory, Speed, Accuracy, Creative and Imagining Skills, Personality Development, High Confidence level in children.

TABLE TENNIS

Table tennis (also called ping pong) is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth using a table tennis bat. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Apart from being a fantastic physical work out, table tennis is also a great mental work out. You have to plan strategies and decide what spin to put on the ball, whilst trying to stay one step ahead of your opponent and react to the shots they are playing all at the same time. Decisions have to be made in split seconds, this increases concentration levels, short term memory and decision making ability. All this mental exercise boosts hormone levels and keeps the brain young, which can slow the progress of cognitive decline that occurs with ageing. It is also a sport that is good for social bonding, with its friendly but competitive nature.

DANCE

The number of people taking part in dance classes worldwide is increasing, with dance allowing people to be more active, socialize within local communities and develop creative skills. There are numerous benefits to partaking in dance classes ranging from increasing your amount of daily exercise to making new friends with shared interests. In the European Union, the weekly exercise targets for children are currently set at a minimum of 1 hour per day for children and at least 30 minutes, five times a week for adults. Although these targets may look daunting at first, they can easily be met by attending dance classes. Some of the benefits to increasing the amount of exercise you do are; reduced stress levels, improved relaxation, stronger bones and muscles and help to control body weight. Dance also offers an activity for people who may not consider themselves as too sporty. The benefit of dance is not only that of increased exercise, but the participation in an art form, which is rooted in technique and giving the opportunity for a creative outlet. Dance can also open new opportunities in terms of careers. The entertainment industry is vast, employing an estimated 30,000 in dance related roles in the UK alone. There are numerous professions in dance from dancing, teaching, choreography or dance notation. In addition to this, people work in the dance industry as; community dance practitioners, promoters, producers, designers, publicists, technicians, physiotherapists, medical and alternative practitioners, therapists, writers and academics. The skills developed in dance can also be valuable transferable skills that can be applied to any career path. The confidence gained through achievements in dance helps to build social skills, increase self esteem and the ability to communicate well in a group. These skills once built up through partaking in dance can lead to a variety of career routes. Taking the first step can be the hardest, but by getting qualified teachers, you can be assured of high quality of training.

BADMINTON

Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. It is a well-known fact that indulging in aerobic sports activity like badminton gives multiple health benefits and promotes longevity. Badminton can be a particularly good sport as it is interesting, fun and fast-paced. Players get to rush around the court, chasing the shuttlecock, and since badminton is usually played individually or in doubles, every player gets plenty of exercise, which isn’t always the case in team sports for children. Watching the shuttlecock flying up and trying to time and angle the hit correctly can help kids to improve their balance and coordination. Badminton can be played year-round as long as your kids have access to an indoor court or school gym, so there is no need for them to give up their favourite new activities once the weather turns bad.

SMART CLASS

Smartclass is a first of its kind, teacher-led educational content based solution that has dramatically improved learning outcomes in Private Schools. Powered by India’s largest Digital Content library of curriculum-mapped, multimedia rich, 3D content; smartclass is today a market leader in this domain. Some invaluable insights into the real challenges that teachers encountered led to understanding the pain areas to develop a whole new school transformation system. The smartclass Class Transformation System (or CTS) and the smartclass Digital Teaching System (or DTS) are the biggest and most innovative initiatives in the space of digital classroom content and digital classroom hardware respectively. The DTS is the world’s first fully integrated one-switch Digital Interactive Teaching system, specially designed to work in high ambient temperatures and dusty conditions prevalent in most Indian classrooms. The CTS broadens the choice of teaching tools available with the teacher beyond invaluable rich 3D Animations to bring abstract concepts to life. The arsenal of solutions now available for teachers also includes tools like ready to use MCQs, Virtual Laboratory of Simulations, Work Sheets, Mindmaps, Teaching Ideas, Real Life Applications, Topic Synopsis, Weblinks and Diagram Maker. Through smartclasses learning in the classroom becomes a thrilling and exciting experience, at the end students find abstract and difficult concepts easy to comprehend thereby enhancing their academic performance. Such teaching helps to maintain the student's interest and focus by engaging them fully for the entire learning experience. The CTS poised as the next generation of smartclass in schools, is the revolutionary leap forward in enabling excellence in schools.

PHOTOGRAPHY

More and more people are finding photography interesting enough to be pursued as a profession. The cameras that are available in the market today are of high quality and also offer excellent features. With some knowledge in the basics of photography, creativity and also by using some techniques it is possible to obtain excellent images. Some people start as amateurs and then become professionals. Such people will benefit a lot from apt guidance. Several customers offer testimony to the fact that instead of learning everything on the job, it is better to start the photography career with a course. Courses for beginners are quite easy to find. Specialized courses are available if you are already aware of the basics. Online courses are also popular these days if you are already working part-time somewhere. Such courses are also suitable for students who have spare time which they want to put to good use. The following are the benefits tied to learning photography in a formal manner:- You will understand the key technical features of cameras. - You will come to know the effect of lights on images. - You will be taught the important factors for shooting different occasions.- You will know about which lens and flash to use independently. - You will realize key creative ideas that can be put to use. - You will become good in shooting black & white pictures too. -It is only by practicing these that a photographer will become an expert. The idea is to get the pictures right the first time they are shot. It is also important to use the existing conditions in the best possible way. As digital cameras are in vogue nowadays, computer knowledge too has become necessary. It is better to experiment and clarify issues then and there for gaining good understanding of concepts.

AEROMODELLING

Aeromodelling is an art of making various types of aero models and models to fly them using various methods. Aeromodelling is one of the finest hobbies popular in the world. It has often been a starting point for many Pilots and Aeronautical Engineers. Most importantly for students, doing a job well - e.g. building a model aircraft that flies well gives a sense of achievement and great joy. It leads to building up of confidence and self-esteem. The student is encouraged to stretch his resourcefulness and information finding skills in researching problems that occur with the aircraft model. Construction of the model by one’s own hand will make understanding of aerodynamics very easy apart from providing a great satisfaction to the aeromodeller. Those who are interested in becoming engineers, have some inquisitiveness in science, aeromodelling will help them. It trains the students for all the basic fundamental principles of flight, how and why and what about an aircraft. It enhances the logical reasoning of kids. Students get trained in life to fight back with unexpected things, look for solutions to situations and enhance creativity. This improves hand-eye coordination also, teaches them a new meaning of life, and trains them to live a life full of thrill & excitement. Now when most of the kids waste their precious childhood in watching TV programs & feel they have very little to do at home, aero modeling give them a reason to be creative and utilize their time well. Student stands out of the crowd with this special skill, hardly one half percentages of people around them actually know something about flights & so they become heroes in their class or community.

YOGA

The term yoga means ‘union’ in Sanskrit. It is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. In accordance with the meaning it accommodates the mind, body and spirit in a balanced manner to keep the body fit 24 hours a day. This is the only holistic practice which can change one’s entire lifestyle. Years before even Christ was born, some great men of Indian history discovered yoga but it was not so mannered at that point of time. In the later centuries, yoga gradually got systemized. Beginning with the two codes of conduct called Yama and Niyama, the yoga is self-guided with some other actions called Asana, pranayama which means controlling your breath, Pratyhara which make us aware of our own senses, Dharana builds the concentration and Dhyana which meditates our brain in a well-mannered way and finally Samadhi helps us to realize our own concerns and responsibilities. The world class faculty of the CCA ACADEMY is specially trained to teach your brain, guide behaviors and body language through their extensive study and activity. So join us today to achieve total control over your mind and let your brain stop wandering and achieve full concentration.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

In today’s global society, people are well aware of the more obvious advantages of learning a foreign language, be it for college students, young job seekers or world travelers. Educational literature also abounds regarding the advantages of being bilingual from childhood. Learning a foreign language also brings other, less evident but equally beneficial advantages. These advantages can positively influence your health and family relations, bringing benefits to the young and mature foreign language learner alike. Knowledge of a foreign language is equally useful for maintaining employment, particularly in industries where companies look to relocate business or expand into other markets. This is because downsized or outsourced employees who speak the language of the country where the company plans to relocate can gain an advantage in the race to be appointed to a post in the new location. Knowledge of the language of the region where your company is expanding into new markets can make you indispensable to the success of the business as you bridge the cultural gap between the two locations.

ADVENTURE

Outdoor Education can be defined in a broad context as including aspects of adventure sports, ecology and environmental studies with the general aim of contributing to an individual’s physical, social and personal development while endeavoring to ensure that these individuals become more aware of the environment and the importance of conserving it for future generations. An outdoor educator may use the same medium of adventure sports but the aims and objectives will differ as the concerns of the outdoor tutor is education using adventure sports and outdoor activities as its medium rather than an end in itself. Outdoor recreation, Leisure, Adventure Camp, Wilderness Outdoor education, Environmental education benefit Effect Evaluation Outcome, Summer camp, Adventure therapy Wilderness therapy, Spirituality Cycling, Hiking, trekking, tramping, bushwalking, Mountain biking, Rafting, Rock climbing, Ropes course SCUB.

MUSIC

Many studies have been conducted on the effects of music to the brain. Scientists say that children who are exposed to music, or those who play an instrument, do better in school than those who don’t. Recent research suggests exposure to music may benefit a child’s reading age, IQ and the development of certain parts of the brain. Adults can benefit from learning to play an instrument too because it helps the mind to be alert and remain active eventually helping to sharpen the memory. Learning to play an instrument is like learning to speak another language and it can be challenging at times. One of the qualities musicians possess is discipline. You have to be disciplined in order to master playing your instrument. You have to set time each day to practice, practice and practice some more. We all have days when we are so stressed out and we just want to take a break from it all. Have you ever noticed that when you hear soft, soothing music you feel more relaxed? Playing an instrument can do that and more, especially if you’re the one playing. Music is one of life’s simple joys, it helps calm the mind. If you’re a beginner learning to play your first piece, it can be frustrating. But once you’ve mastered it, the satisfaction you’ll feel is priceless. Never mind if it’s just a simple piece, believe me you’ll never forget the first piece you’ve mastered. You are one more step closer to achieving your goal and that is certainly something to be proud of. Sure it can be a lot of hard work but there is no denying the fact that playing an instrument is fun. Once you get better at it, opportunities will arise for you to share your newly learned skill with your family and friends. Who knows, you may also consider playing professionally in the future. Playing a musical instrument opens up a lot of good possibilities that will surely enrich your life.

DRAMA

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action", which is derived from the verb meaning "to do" or "to act". The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception. The structure of dramatic texts, unlike other forms of literature, is directly influenced by this collaborative production and collective reception, it helps you differently. Drama helps people to upgrade the co-operative power, communication power, self confidence. This habit helps you to develop patience within you. Concentration power is automatically increased by communication between the people and audience. Many more features like empathy, memory power, and physical fitness are inculcated through dramatics.

AEROBICS

In this competitive world, many people find it hard to dedicate time for physical activities like exercises, although one of their first priorities is to stay in perfect shape. Here comes the easy method of maintaining a perfect figure - dance aerobics. As the name suggests, dance aerobics is an exercise that combines the rhythmic steps of aerobics with graceful dance movements. It can be broadly divided into four types - high-impact exercises, low-impact exercises, step aerobics and water aerobics. High impact exercises involve intense jumping actions that are synchronized with the rhythmic beats of the music being played. Low impact exercises, the second type of dance aerobics, involves less jumping action, but more of footwork, which are coordinated with the rhythm of the music being played. Step aerobics is performed in a raised platform, while water aerobics is done in waist-deep water. Dance aerobic workout strengthens the body including the weight bearing bones and cardiovascular muscles. It helps you lose weight as well as builds your body muscles. It is also suitable for those who want to tone their muscles. It is one of the easiest aerobic exercises, which can be enjoyed by people of all age groups, both men and women. However, elderly people should perform the exercise either for short duration or with precautions. It is not recommended for very small children and pregnant women. The exercise increases blood circulation and lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Aerobic dance workout increases the circulation of oxygen to heart, lungs and blood vessels for smooth functioning of the body. The workout enhances the efficiency of heart and lungs. It is a great stress buster. It is an interesting activity that deviates you from the drudgery of everyday life. It is an effective remedy for depression, anxiety and tension. Thus, it is helpful for the rejuvenation of the mind. It gives you the freedom to personalize your dance steps. You can choose music and the dance steps of your choice, say, jazz, disco, hip hop. Dance aerobics is a good workout to boost up your immune system.

GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics is a sport that kids can begin at a young age and continue doing through their teens and college years. While some children use their talents and skills to become competitive gymnasts, others participate in the sport because they enjoy learning new skills and developing their level of fitness. With the rate of childhood obesity on the rise and more kids interested in video games and television than outdoor play, gymnastics classes offer a number of physical and social benefits. Gymnastics classes can provide your child with a number of physical benefits, regardless of the child’s age or ability. Gymnastics will increase strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination. Young children will learn valuable social skills at their gymnastics classes. They will have to listen, follow directions, take turns and be respectful to each other. Children of all ages will also learn to motivate one another and compete with each other in a team atmosphere. Kids in gymnastics classes learn to perform in front of others without anxiety and build trusting, respectful relationships with their coaches and teammates. Your child will need to visualize the skill he is learning before he performs it. Gymnastics provides a great way for children to use their brains and their bodies. Gymnastics lessons promote discipline, determination, courage and self-confidence and kids will benefit from learning from their mistakes. Children persevere, even when they fall or need help to complete a skill. Self-esteem builds a gymnast’s character, and those who attend classes with others will understand fairness and trust. Setting goals will become natural, and children will learn to dream big outside of the gym, as well. Children who are physically active or involved in sports are less likely to make bad choices when it comes to behaviors involving alcohol, drugs and smoking.

PUPPETRY

Puppetry is the art of making Puppets come alive and assume a personality. Puppets are made to be given a personality and identity to express our inner feelings, that otherwise cannot be done away with human actors. They are craft as they are crafted. They are art as it has ingenuity and uniqueness which disappears if copied to multiply. They are real in a mysterious way. They communicate to one and all. They are funny, strange, more than serious (at times), highly imaginative and abstract. They are aesthetically rich. They can motivate as they are simple, believable, honest and unbiased. They are rich in form and style. They can be disproportionately proportionate.