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 many 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 Art 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.
Karate (Bare Hand) can be practiced as an, art as a sport, as a combat sport, or as self defense training. Traditional karate places emphasis on self development. Modern karate training emphasizes the psychological elements incorporated into proper attitude such as perseverance, fearlessness, virtue, and leadership skills. Sport karate places emphasis on exercise and competition. Some of the benefits accrued by practicing Karate are:
Physical: Good coordination, toning reduction of weight, improved flexibility, cardio-vascular conditioning, increased strength and general fitness. Mental: Self confidence, self discipline, better judgment, self control, stress reduction, better self-image, positive attitude. Spiritual: Karate stands for and promotes the principles of honesty, courtesy, humility, respect, courage, generosity, loyalty and perseverance.
Theatre has taken a new route to build a bond between classroom education and theatrical tools, a synergy which has benefited educators. It familiarises educators with the concept of learning and using the experiential methodology of theatre to fulfill the educational needs. The proportion of education and theatre is carefully planned to fit each specific educational development framework.
Dance expresses the innate rhythm of our mind and body. Dance is executed with flexible movements with a proper rhythm. Dance is the manifestation of the ancient idea of the celebration of the eternal universe through the celebration of the beauty of the material body.Classical dance forms in India also known as the fifth Veda, is taught to students.
The word yoga means bringing together two things into a relationship. The union of body and mind. Today stress and pressure for children are too many. Pressure in school, busy parents, competitive sports, and the demands of active participation are the contributing factors of stress. We have a trained yoga teacher who trains our children in yoga. By teaching yoga to our children we want to help them to learn to relax, learn self control, and instill self-discipline, develop inner strength, calmness and inward focus, which is a valuable skill in entire life. We have a trained yoga teacher who trains our children.