Role of Co-Curricular Activities in a Students Life:
Co-curricular values play a very significant role in inculcating different values in the students. For all-round development of personalities of the students co-curricular activities are considered to be very important now-a-days. In Navkis, the progressive schools, there is an allotment of certain periods for these co-curricular activities in their regular time table. The aim of co – curricular activities is to make the students fit for the future and to develop a sense of competitive spirit, co-operation, leadership, diligence, punctuality, team-spirit as well as to provide a backdrop for the development of their creative talents, it boosts self-confidence and there is a sense of achievement. Extra activities for school students are a means to enhance social interaction, leadership, healthy recreation, self-discipline and self-confidence. Competitions may also be organized to create a competitive environment and groups with an objective to work towards a better society and the world as well.
A child not only needs to develop his/her analytical ability but skills and ability that makes him/her capable of appreciating the beautiful things in life-Art & Craft as a subject is very vast which has many branches of learning. When art is taught to the children, it has to be simple and enjoyable. At the basic level it is introduced with sketching, shading and painting, where all the medium of expression is through pencil and water colours.
Craft on the other hand is mainly varieties of work done with hands using different kinds of materials, which can be anything from paper to clay or match sticks to beads and buttons. Art and Craft are interrelated since for both observation and creativity are essential.
Therefore regular exposure to art & craft will nurture not only observation but also thinking, memory and coordination skills in children which will kindle their creativity and imagination abilities.
All round development of a child essentially means intellectual, physical, moral, sensible and social development. In this view, students are introduced to a whole new horizon of activities that gives them a better insight and bring out their latent talents. The activities are conducted monthly as inter-house competition, judged by a panel of teachers and rewarded with prizes and certificates.
Co-curricular activities like Colouring, Drawing, Craft Work, Storytelling, Elocution, Enacting, Singing, Pick and Speak, Memory Test, Collage Work, Clay Modelling, Vegetable Carving, Cooking without Fire and Best Out of Waste.