Effects of Extra-Curricular Activities in School - Sarvottam International School
Extracurricular activities are considered separate from the curriculum or programs of courses and are considered to fall outside the realm of academics. Generally, they are not considered critical for a child’s development and are overlooked. Recent studies and research have shown that participating in extracurricular activities has a lot of impact on a child’s development.
Sarvottam International School, one of the most well-known and reputed CBSE schools in Greater Noida West, is a firm believer in the wide range of benefits offered by extracurricular activities and has embedded these activities in the curriculum. To emphasize the importance of extracurricular activities, the key is to understand that academics isn’t just about studying and getting high grades. Our lives are more about what we do with practical knowledge than theoretical learning. It has been scientifically proven that extracurricular activities benefit students in a variety of ways. Sarvottam, highly believes in the well-rounded development of a child.
We provide activities and to list a few are Sports Club, Theatre Club, Spell Bee Competitions, Olympiads, Chef Club, STEM, Dance, Music etc. These activities at school provide an opportunity for the students to showcase their multifaceted interests, from sports to music and drama or cooking, art and so on. They provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are thus considered part of a well-rounded education. Let’s have a glance at the ‘Super Seven Benefits’ of these activities:
- Developing Communication skills- Communication is a vital skill that each child needs to have but unfortunately, today’s generation’s interest has been overtaken by gadgets. Sarvottam conducts various activities like story walks, speeches, debates, just a minute, ice breakers, character enactments, roleplays, etc. so that proper communication skills become a part of a student’s personality.
- Productive Interval - Besides regular studies, extra-curricular activities make learning fun, and enhance thinking and decision-making abilities. Group activities develop leadership skills and develop strategic thinking skills.
- Aids Creative Thinking and Innovation-Thinking out of the box or being innovative is extremely essential in today’s competitive world. Art, STEM, Science experiments, environment club etc. are a few of the activities that help a child learn by doing.
- Develops Sense of Commitment- Students participating in co-curricular activities learn to commit themselves to a particular thing they get involved in and hence develop a sense of commitment.
- Learn new and useful skills- Students also learn new skills like teamwork, time management, how to lead a group and many more extra skills which are useful in life. Students who participate in sports and other activities have better leadership skills and learn how to grow and build relations with one another.
- Improves Scholastic Achievement- Students who participate in extra activities get better grades because of the skills they learn from participating in different activities. It also develops organizational skills and improves self-confidence. They also learn to express themselves in a better way.
- Developing Emotional Skills and Embeds Social Values- It helps the learners to understand one’s strengths and weaknesses, control emotions as well as develop a sense of empathy for others. Students learn to respect differences of opinion among individuals, as well as respect others’ values and culture
To sum up, extracurricular activities no more need to be taken as extra or not necessarily required. Being one of the best schools in Noida Extension, Sarvottam makes it a priority to build on the overall personality of young minds and guide them to be out-of-the-box thinkers. Academics and extracurricular activities go hand in hand here which sparks the imagination and aids the interest of creative minds. Sarvottam highly believes that children are blooming buds and they should grow and learn in a better way to unfold their own beauty.