Wednesday, June 26, 2013

 Importance of education and extra curricular activities.....

Education is an essential human virtue. Man becomes 'man' through education.Education is a sign of superiority. Aristotle wrote, "Educated men are as much superior to uneducated as the living are to the dead."An educated man will never find himself stranded in the midst of any difficulty. His brain, developed by serious- thinking during his academic years, will unfailingly arrive at some solution to the problem that besets him.This is what education prepares us for. And most of all, education gives us not only the mental but also physical strength necessary to face any challenges of life with dignity.Education is not all about studying and getting good marks. It is really a means to discover new things which we don't know about and increase our knowledge.

The development of a student not only involves curricular activities,but extra -curricular activities plays a vital role in the student development.In the past few decades,our Village International School have emphasized a broad educational mission: to develop the "whole student."In our Village International School, extra-curricular involvement is a key tool in this personal development. For the majority of students, involvement in extracurricular activities plays an important role in the school experience. Students become involved in extracurricular activities not only for entertainment, social, and enjoyment purposes, but most important, to gain and improve skills. A wide range of extracurricular activities exist at our school,meeting a variety of student interests.

Extra- curricular activities can be divided under different banners such as Literary, Sports, Creative, Science and Field Trips.Under the Literary Banner, activities like Elocution, Drama, Extempore, Declamation, Creative Writing, Spell bee, Quizzes etc.And extra-curricular activities under the Creative banner may include pottery making, puppetry, learning how to play a musical instrument, displaying skills in dance and singing and many such activities that highlight the hidden talents of a learner.All students may not be good in academics. Hence in order to guide them to display the talents in the field that they are good in, educational institutions must have this platform called Extra-curricular activity. Every child is unique and born with a talent, so what other way can be the best than to showcase it through this platform called Extra-Curricular Activity.