Extra-curricular Activities conducted in Meridian International School
School-based extracurricular activities are unique in several ways and characterized by some conditions. First, extra-curricular activities are of the few aspects of multidimensional development of competitive personality. For example, supplement of art, music, and physical education may expose youth to experiences that they may not have at home, encourage them to enroll in school-based extracurricular activities such as band, musical group, or sports, and enrich their dynamic aspect. Such activities help to promote coordination, cooperation, team spirit and eventually fosters in the concept of team building.
Our priority is to design school experiences to aid both academic and non-academic successes in school age children. Reading, writing, and other indispensable academic skills are integrated with learning about self, communicating and working well with others, and gaining broader understanding of cultural influences. Furthermore, social competence in childhood often is cited as a forecaster of academic achievement. Active participation of pupil in extracurricular activities can build proximity towards school, strengthen their sense of identity, and allow them greater exposure and self-satisfaction.
· Extracurricular activities help to develop social skills, if your child joins a sports team, he/she will learn the importance of teamwork. If it's a club, he/she will share a particular interest or activity with others and it can lead to developing new friendships.
· If a child is engaged in an extracurricular activity that he enjoys, and has the support of a group or team, it will promote positive behavior.
· Joining a school sports team reinforces the importance of physical activity. Sports teams have regular practices that require team members to do a variety of exercises for strength, mobility and skills. They also promote a healthy lifestyle and get children in the good habit of exercising on a regular basis.
· Studies have shown that children involved in extracurricular activities achieve better grades than those who are not, and these activities often teach them lifelong skills and build characters which help them to Increased their Confidence.
· Extracurricular activities such as sports, drama and academic clubs bring students' talents and strengths to the forefront, showing them what heights they are capable of reaching and putting them on display for family and friends.
· The interdependence of extracurricular activities requires students to improve their communication skills. Students learn to communicate feedback to one another in a manner that is constructive and supportive and occasionally seek advice and mentoring from each other in additional areas of their lives.
· Extracurricular activities are important because they teach students time management. Students must find enough time to participate in their activities, attend school, do their homework and maintain high grades, spend quality time with friends and family and get adequate sleep. This is a skill that can serve a student for life and so on…
The management of schools’ extra-curricular activities is an important pillar in the management of any school system. The implementation of effective extra-curricular programmes can guarantee quality and excellent learning experience which enhances class-room learning, increases the potential of students to achieve balance of physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social domains of the students. The success of the schools’ extra-curricular programmes requires careful management and good organization. Teachers as the effective role model in implementing extra-curricular activities. should also have sufficient knowledge and skills to carry out the tasks entrusted upon them, for extra-curricular objectives to be realized. Therefore, teachers must be equipped with the knowledge, skills, expertise and the latest developments in the areas of extra-curricular management and activities so that they can carry out their duties confidently and effectively. The ability to manage extra-curricular activities effectively is a key factor in determining the success of extra-curricular programmes in schools. Therefore, teachers assuming this responsibility must be more dedicated and committed and must always be ready to deal with the challenges that arise. In addition, support and motivation from school administrators, parents and students are also necessary to achieve all the planned extra-curricular programmes. With an excellent extra-curricular programme management, it is hoped that students’ involvement in such activities will be further enhanced, with the hope of producing skilled young people in all aspects of life.
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