Welcome to the Essex Tamil Academy page of the Essex Tamil Society website. Essex Tamil Academy is the Tamil school run every Friday during the evening hours of 5:00 to 8:30. The compulsory language of Tamil alongside a whole variety of arts such as the Carnatic Violin, Carnatic Vocal, the Indian drum - Miruthangam and both western and Carnatic keyboards are being taught.
Our Tamil exam is directed to Cambridge examinations and our music subjects are directed towards popular boards in the UK.
- Students obtained certificates look good on Schools, Colleges, Universities and job applications and show admissions, officers and employers a child that is well rounded and responsible. Universities accept these achievements.
- Students develop new skills such as conflict resolution, preparation for successful career, improvement in grades and are most successful academically than those who don’t learn any activities.
- Students learn moral and ethical values, this help them to behave in positive ways and to be protective from social abuse.
- Music or any other extracurricular activity offers healthy and positive alternative to avoid behavioral problems and conflicts to those children involving in gangs and spending time in vulnerable anti-social activities such as alcohol and drugs use. A recent survey says that the children who do not spend time in these extracurricular activities are of 49% more likely to have used drugs and 39 % more likely to become teen parents than students who are engaged in extracurricular activities.
- Students learn to build skills such as stress management and time management. This helps them to deal in positive ways in juggling school work, homework, family life and other activities.
- Students learning activities will be sent for graded examinations. In that way every child is given an opportunity to work towards their accredited qualifications by playing the activity they love. The students achieve progressive mastery in their field of knowledge or activity from entry level to grade 8.
- Students learn important life skills such as developing good relationship with caring adults at home and respecting every individual at school or at work or at any other place.
- Students who are not gifted academically, their chance of excelling in music or any other activity can make a huge difference in developing their self-esteem and become more self-confident.
- On the whole our programs aim to develop learners to become independent, creative, good observers, problem solvers and are active and valuable citizens of United Kingdom.
- Students learning dance or playing violin or participating in competitions will promote social, emotional and cognitive skills at the same time as boosting the child’s motivation, concentration, confidence, creativity and team work. It connects children to their world and to the society, which enable social bond and sense of community.