ALBA offers a wide range of after-school clubs. After-school clubs are a great way for students to meet and work closely alongside students from classes other than their own. After-school clubs are offered every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The current clubs are :
Dance Club with Teacher Nadia
In the Dance Club students will learn the importance of teamwork while benefiting from physical movement. While dancing, students will be learning how body language acts as a form of unspoken communication. They will also be learning and practicing rhythm as it’s found not only in music, but within the movement of the human body. Students will have a chance to learn choreography from the teacher, but are also encouraged to be a part of the creative nature of dance by contributing their own ideas and movements. In the dance club your student will be expressing emotion, imitating life, and having fun while working together.
Drama Club with Teacher Betti
Through drama games, children can build confidence, create an awareness of their bodies, become more confident in speaking in front of people, and learn ways to use their voice more effectively. They can also experience cooperation and working in a team, thus improving their social skills.
Games Club with Teacher Katie
Students will learn a variety of different skills in this games club. The club will mainly use cards, as cards are an excellent way to improve strategic and numeracy skills. Unfortunately in Myanmar, cards are often linked to gambling. In the west cards are generally associated with family bonding time, long train journeys and holidays from school. The children in Yangon are missing out on a lot of developmental activities and I hope that the ALBA parents will be able to recognize that cards are not gambling and encourage their children to partake in a very fun, educational and rewarding club activity!
Science Club with Teacher Rachel
In science club this year we will explore topics in chemistry, biology and physics in a fun and interactive way. Learners will be able to become fully involved in experiments and develop their scientific minds as they enquire and discover. From chemical reactions, to rocket races, making slime, and dissecting animals, the learners will be able to take a primary role, whilst in a safe and curriculum orientated environment. Most importantly, science club should inspire the learners to search out answers for themselves and cultivate interest in science which will impact their regular study.