Chennai, February 15th, 2024: Orchids The International School, one of the leading international K12 chain of schools, well-known for its innovative efforts in progressive teaching, has launched the innovative Imagine Hub in Chennai. The Imagine Hub launched in Perumbakkam Campus features Astronomy, Robotics, MAC Coding, Tinkering, Dance, Theater, Music, Weaving & Printing, Pottery & Painting, and Horticulture. The labs will also be available in Orchids Pallikaranai campus. The Imagine Hub labs have been built by Homelane, an innovative interior design company utilizing technology to offer comprehensive end-to-end interior solutions.


 The state-of-the-art labs were inaugurated by renowned Father-Daughter Choreographers Sridhar Master – Akshadha Sridhar, Indian Cinematographer- Vijay Kartik Kannan, Former Regional Director ICCR Chennai- K.Mohamed Ibrahim Khaleel, Influencer and Blogger- Mohamed Irfan, Film Editor- Shafique Mohammed Ali, Indian Cinematographer-Vidhu Ayyanna, VP Academics, Orchids- Manjula B, Principal of Orchids The International School, Perumbakkam Campus- Lavanya T and Shiv Kumar, Zonal Head-Chennai, Orchids.

 Speaking on the lab launch, Manjula B, VP Academics, Orchids said, “The Imagine Hub labs align with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2023, emphasizing experiential learning and STEM integration. Lab based Education offers hands-on experiences and experimentation, empowering passive learners to become active participants. By actively engaging students in conducting experiments, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions, this approach fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. These Hubs are designed to equip students with the tools necessary to use knowledge effectively. It will not only help our students reach their true potential but also help us in contributing to India’s goal of becoming ‘Viksit Bharat’ by 2047.”

  Mr. K.Mohamed Ibrahim Khaleel, applauding the launch said “I believe the Imagine Hub labs will be key in sparking curiosity and creativity in our children. Orchids is really stepping up to offer a well-rounded education, both in STEM and Performing & Visual Arts. With the launch of such innovative labs, it is going to shape the next generation of researchers and problem- solvers, and that’s something worth celebrating.”

 Commenting on the launch Father-Daughter Choreographer Sridhar Master-Akshadha
Sridhar said “We believe strongly that dance not only enables a healthy form of expression through movement but also nurtures the overall well-being by enhancing fine and gross motor skills and mind-body coordination. Through the launch of Imagine Hub by Orchids The International School dedication to artistic nurture mirrors my own passion – to ignite and champion the creative spark in every student.”

 The creation and execution of the Imagine Hub underscore Orchids' dedication to cultivating well-rounded competencies among students. Beyond academic excellence, the objective is to foster a comprehensive preparedness for various domains such as sports, creative expression, future artistic endeavors, and essential life skills like coding and robotics.