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Impact Of Co-Curricular Activities On Your Child's Growth

Impact Of Co-Curricular Activities On Your Child’s Growth

Date: 27 August, 2018 Author: The Gera School Team

You've all heard of the saying, "All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy." In the present world, it definitely makes sense. Today, classroom studies is not the only method of education adapted by schools. A new type of education is coming to the fore with special focus given to honing the skills of students in the broad spectrum of reasoning, psychomotor and emotional learning.

The main aim of education has always been to foster an all-round development of the child. It can be bifurcated into many aspects such as intellectual, physical, moral, sensible and social development. Therefore, in order to push for the overall development of the child, we need to strike a balance between classroom studies and co-curricular activities, as both tend to have a very positive impact on the child’s mental, emotional and physical development.

Co-curricular activities are usually undertaken outside the bullpen and gives the child an opportunity to develop and exhibit their non-academic skills. Anything from art and drama to sports and debates can be considered under co-curricular activities and it gives the child a chance to become a well-rounded person.

  • So, what are the benefits of co-curricular activities?

    • Co-curricular activities help the young minds hone their skills and talent. These activities create a healthy sense of competition and help young kids to understand their potential in the future
    • Studies have shown that if kids are involved in co-curricular activities since a young age, they achieve better results in academics as well. The whole idea of balancing both studies and co-curricular activities comes into play
    • Kids are introduced to a whole new world apart from the usual classroom studies when they are kept engages in co-curricular activities
    • Right from fitness to creativity, every child understands the importance of each activity right from their childhood which is always advantageous for their future
    • When given a task to perform, kids won’t hesitate from taking over. Co-curricular activities foster a sense of responsibility and accountability, making them better people in the future

The Gera School, Goa - one of the best international schools in Goa, understands the importance of co-curricular activities in education and provides the perfect blend of sports, performing and creative arts for young individuals to inculcate leadership acumen, all-round abilities, and awareness of their social surroundings.

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