IMPORTANCE OF EXTRA CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN SCHOOL
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
For an all-round development of the child there must be emotional, physical, spiritual and moral
development. This can only be possible through co-curricular activities. These activities facilitate the
development of your child’s overall personality such as intellectual development, emotional development,
social development and moral development. This will engage them with other students which will further
develop their communication skills making them confident and enthusiastic in a wider group.
Gurusharan Convent recognizes the importance of extra co-curricular activities in the school. We
comprehend in enhancing your child’s learning process while helping them study at school. We
contemplate that the increasing competition in the world must make your child sanguine and assured
about his/her personality.
We believe that the following activities at Gurusharan Convent will help your child enhance their
confidence and self-esteem:
Assembly Prayer: Less is known about this but assembly prayer is an important part of co-curricular education.It teaches students discipline, moral values and duties towards the society.
Social and cultural events: Gurusharan Convent respects and appreciates every caste, culture and creed. We are
highly concerned for our students to understand these values to the core. Social and
Cultural events influences one’s views and values. We maintain a fine curriculum and let out
students appreciate different cultures, motivating them build relationships socially which will
help them to have some perspective and understanding of other cultures.
Drawing competitions: Drawing is often regarded as a hobby and passion. But it can have a major impact on your child’s life. We engage our students in several such competitions as this is one great way for
them to show how they feel. It also help them express their feelings.
Quiz competitions: This competition surely has academic benefits which help a student expand their knowledge and developing new skills. We take such competitions as developing your child’s ability in
team work. Within teams, students develop responsibility and hone their teamwork skills.
Sports activities: Sports help children change their mind from daily, monotonous routine. It should be taken as a useful means of entertainment and physical activity which will help them enhance their
mental and physical growth. It will provide them energy and strength.
Literary activities: Having good communication skills are important in this competitive world. We believe that
these type of activities help generates better interpersonal and communication skills.
Moreover, it gives them a chance to develop problem solving skills in any situation. This
fosters better literacy leading to a better community life.
Gurusharan Convent marks these activities as really important as they are the true and practical
experiences received by students. These activities have the potential of developing your child’s intellect
which can only be possible with such extra co-curricular activities. It helps your child in developing
coordination, communication and mode of expression. Hence, gone are the days when you; as a parent
only looked forward to studies as a medium of your child’s future. Encourage your child to engage in such
extra co- curricular activities to develop and enhance their auxiliary skills.