LEARNING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
A central strand of our philosophy is to provide a very rich curriculum experience for all our students, one that enables them to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. We believe it is essential for our students to develop intellectual stamina coupled with the resilience to withstand temporary setbacks. We have therefore given life to our beliefs and principles by developing a unique Learning Without Boundaries programme that puts students’ personal development on a par with their academic achievement.
The Learning Without Boundaries programme is an all-inclusive approach to developing and widening the curriculum offering experiences to all students of SRS outside the normal classroom environment. We believe participation in the Learning Without Boundaries programme will promote student confidence, develop their social skills and encourage lifelong learning. School trips and camps develop student independent thinking skills, cultural and environmental awareness. Research has shown that ‘busy ‘ or ‘ active’ children achieve as well if not better than those solely focused on academic pursuits.
THE BENEFITS OF STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
- IMPROVED ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE:
Studies have shown that students who participate in co-curricular activities have a marked improvement in their grades. This can be attributed to skills they learn such as better time management to accommodate their hobbies and class activities, better organizational skills and a boost in their self-esteem. Skills learnt in clubs such as debate can be applied in the classroom too, as the students learn how to express themselves better.
- LEARN NEW AND USEFUL SKILLS:
Students learn new skills that are useful in their school life and day-to-day activities. Students learn skills such as teamwork, better social skills, and critical thinking. According to studies, students who participate in co-curricular activities were found to have better leadership skills and learnt how to relate better with their peers than those who didn’t.
- BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS:
A student has to learn how to balance their academic life with their hobbies. They need to know how to incorporate their club and sports activities into their school life and allocate enough time for each. They learn how to plan out their day to include study time and co-curricular activities time, and will know how to make use of any free time they may have.
- SENSE OF COMMITMENT:
Students who participate in co-curricular activities have a sense of commitment to whatever they are involved in. This is because by participating in a sports or club activity they are committed member of a team and this commitment extends to all other areas of their lives.
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