Innovation and Imagination Takes Center Stage: Orchids The International School Sparks Learning Revolution with Lab-Based Education

Orchids The International School Bengaluru, December 14th, 2023 — Orchids The International School, one of the leading International K12 chains of schools, well-known for its innovative efforts in progressive teaching, has launched Innovation Hubs comprising of Astronomy, Robotics, MAC Coding, Tinkering, and Horticulture Labs as well as Imagination Hubs which includes Dance, Theater, Music, Weaving & Printing, Pottery & Painting Labs. The ten state-of-the-art labs were launched by Amulya-Kannada Actress, Mr Shadakshari, Trustee-Orchids Yelahanka Campus, Dr Veda Bysani, VP Academics-Orchids, Tanuj Choudhry, Co-Founder & COO, HomeLane, Mr. Jimmy Ahuja-VP Academics of STEM & Horticulture and Dr. Madhuri Sagale-VP Academics of Arts at Orchids The International School. These labs will also be available in the following Orchids campuses – Haralur, Panathur, Jalahalli, Horamavu, Kadugodi, Bannerghatta, and Whitefield. The labs have been constructed by HomeLane, a tech-based interior design company providing end-to-end interior services through technological interventions.

Lab-based Education is an approach to learning that emphasizes hands-on experiences and experimentation. It is a powerful tool that can transform passive learners into active learners. It will help to actively engage students in the learning process, conducting experiments, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions. These Hubs are aimed to equip students and help them transmit knowledge to foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

Expressing his joy with regards to the intriguing labs, Mr Shadakshari, Trustee of Orchids The International School-Yelahanka Campus said, “These Labs will foster an atmosphere where students can excel in their studies and have the freedom to chart their career paths as per their interest. A cohesive teamwork among the students will further enhance the overall learning experience. I am impressed by the multitude of opportunities Orchids provides students through these labs. These labs are so fascinating; if I had a chance to come back and study at the school, I would do it again!”

Commenting on the Lab Launch, Dr Veda Bysani, VP of Academics, Orchids The International School, Bangalore said, “India’s National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and the recently launched National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2023 emphasize the importance of lab-based learning as a key strategy to transform education. This approach moves from traditional lecture-based teaching and focuses on hands-on activities, experimentation, and exploration. Our Innovation and Imagination Hubs launch is a testament to our commitment to providing our students with a comprehensive and innovative learning experience. We believe that these labs will not only nurture the intellect but also foster creativity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for learning.”

Sharing her excitement over the launch, Chief Guest Amulya, a Popular Kannada actress, said, “It’s a privilege to be part of this initiative by Orchids The International School that goes beyond textbooks and classroom learning. In today’s fast-paced world, technology is a crucial aspect of education and these state-of-the-art labs equipped with modern tools will empower students to adapt and thrive in a dynamic environment.”

The Guest of Honor, Tanuj Choudhry, Co-Founder & COO, HomeLane added “The collaboration with Orchids The International School in establishing these cutting-edge labs is a milestone for Cubico by HomeLane. At Cubico, we are committed to revolutionizing interiors for businesses with innovative and functional designs that resonate with the dynamic needs of educational spaces. This project stands as a testament to Cubico’s ability to merge imagination with functionality, crafting spaces that inspire young minds and facilitate a new era of interactive and immersive learning experiences. We are optimistic that our contribution will significantly enhance student engagement and pave the way for advanced learning methodologies in the 21st-century educational landscape.”

The conception and implementation of these Innovation and Imagination Hubs highlight Orchids’ commitment to preparing students for multifaceted competencies. The purpose extends beyond academic proficiency, encompassing a holistic readiness for diverse arenas such as sports, creative expression, future artistic pursuits, and practical life skills, including coding and robotics.