Why are students made to be involved in so many activities? They should rather focus on their studies and use the time well. My child has keen interest in everything else happening in school other than academics, these are few common concerns of many parents. Whether they are important or not or are a waste of time? Let us find out answer together.
Let’s first understand what are co-curricular activities? They are activities undertaken along with academics. They are carried both inside and outside the classrooms. Co-curricular activities are embedded in the curriculum with a clear objective.
. They are designed to supplement the academic curriculum and facilitate experiential learning that leads to enhanced understanding of the subject.
. To reap the immense benefits and crucial learning that they bring in.
Let’s unravel the magic of co-scholastics – They help students develop problem-solving, reasoning, critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, and collaborative abilities. This is the reason why top CBSE schools have co-curricular activities in compulsory. There are a host of activities that are compulsory as well as a plethora of activities that are optional from which students can chose from based on their interest.
Trending schools offer a plethora of activities for students that helps students not only in being more creative but also in exploring oneself, strengths, areas of interests, passions etc. It helps to explore and try a lot of activities and find what interests us more and what comes naturally. Besides it elevates one’s sense of satisfaction, sense of accomplishment, happiness and also facilitates learning by doing.
Participating in a school’s sports team, school debating teams, or student newsletters editorial team, theatre, MUN, dance, music in either case, participation helps students in emotional development, social skill development, and overall personality development.
To put our concerns to rest whether participating in co-curricular activities will distract from academics, please know that isn’t the case. Active participation in an activity you’re passionate about will improve your brain functioning. Benefitting in more than one ways like better concentration, confidence, positive attitude, winning, losing, time management skills etc. Finally also leading to improvement in academic performance. Keep participating!!