Tips to balance academics and co-curricular activities



Maintaining a high level of interest in academics as well as co-curricular activities is vital for the all-round development of the students. healthy balance between academics and extracurricular activities is key to a successful school experience. Parents expect you to excel in studies, while coaches push you hard to do well in extra-curricular activities. To strike the right balance, every student needs to be organized and become adept at time-management. If you learn to prioritize early in your life, you will develop into an efficient and productive adult that enjoys the best of both worlds. In a learner-centric classroom, the process of evaluation is based on the overall performance of the student throughout the year – in examinations, projects, class presentations, and participation in personality development activities. International schools always concur with this and believe it is essential for students to maintain a proper balance between academics, social life, and co-curricular activities. As an important part of the international school structure, elementary and middle school students spend around 6 hours a week and high school students spend around 4.5 hours a week on co-curricular activities that vary from participating in physical education to learning music. These activities are integrated into the curriculum and are a compulsory part of the programme. Most regular schools don’t offer subjects such as arts, sports, or music. Although this is slowly changing due to growing interest in pursuing these subjects, they are still considered niche subjects. International schools, on the other hand, offer these subjects right from Grade 1 up until Grade 12. These schools have excellent theatre and music programs with a multicultural international faculty.Research has shown that extra-curricular activities create interest in students and encourage them to participate earnestly in academic activities. This keeps the students, faculty, parents, and peers motivated for higher realms of achievement. Maintaining a high level of interest in academics as well as co-curricular activities is vital for the all-round development of the students.

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Reference-https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/tips-and-tricks/story/tips-to-balance-academics-and-co-curricular-activities-1640460-2020-01-27


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