An after-school activity is any organized program that youth can participate in outside of the traditional school day. Some programs are run by a primary or secondary school, while others are run by externally funded non-profit or commercial organizations. After-school youth programs can occur inside a school building or elsewhere in the community, for instance at a community center, church, library, or park. After-school activities are a cornerstone of concerted cultivation, which is a style of parenting that emphasizes children gaining leadership experience and social skills through participating in organized activities. Such children are believed by proponents to be more successful in later life, while others consider too many activities to indicate overparenting. While some research has shown that structured after-school programs can lead to better test scores, improved homework completion, and higher grades, further research has questioned the effectiveness of after-school programs at improving youth outcomes such as externalizing behavior and school attendance. Additionally, certain activities or programs have made strides in closing the achievement gap, or the gap in academic performance between white students and students of color as measured by standardized tests. Though the existence of after-school activities is relatively universal, different countries implement after-school activities differently, causing after-school activities to vary on a global scale.
Structure and organization
There are myriad organized after-school activities, for children and youth. They can focus on a variety of activities or issues, such as:
- Sports, including soccer, baseball, scooter racing, hockey, swimming
- Performing arts, including dance, drama, ballet, choir, and band
- Creative arts, including painting, drawing, crafts
- Academic enrichment, including Cramming schools for literacy, mathematics, etc.
- Test preparation, including Kaplan, Princeton Review, and Sylvan Learning among others.
- Outdoor education, including Scouting, Girl Guides, Boys' Brigade, Camp Fire, 4-H, cadets
- Financial literacy, including Jump$tart, Junior Achievement, and others.
- Extracurricular activities in schools, including DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Community outreach, including After-School All-Stars and Boys and Girls Club of America
Many elementary, middle, and high schools host after-school activities. Some after-school activities are provided by community centres and are free of charge, while others are provided by for-profit businesses which charge for membership. The organization and management of after-school activities often varies from country to country and depending on cultural background.
A number of players have started providing after-school support services, but the number is still very small considering India's large population and the importance of education to the Indian middle class and others. More players should be entering the market to provide quality support, which the normal schools with larger class sizes and traditional teaching techniques don't provide. From the existing set of after-school study providers the ones most sought after are the ones with individualized learning modules that complement the K-12 school syllabus. Way2Success Learning Systems is the first for-profit provider in India of academically oriented individualized after-school programs that complement the school syllabus. They operate in the New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad areas. NutSpace Edtech Pvt. Ltd. uses its proprietary Inventive Thinking Methodology to build 21st Century Skills in Children. It helps children develop leadership qualities, enhance skills like: communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. They currently operate from Kanpur and Lucknow.
Many after-school programs in Taiwan surround academic enrichment and test preparation. Scholars Chen and Lu researched the impact of academic after-school activities amongst secondary school students in Taiwan, and their 2009 study showed that after-school academic enrichment programs and private cram schools in Taiwan increase students’ educational achievement but have a negative effect on students’ psychological well-being.
United Arab Emirates
In the United Arab Emirates, Afterschool.ae is an innovative online marketplace platform that allows parents to find, plan and book children's activities, and helps kids' activity providers to get found online.
After-school activities in Britain are typically organised commercially and paid for by parents. Many children attend several a week, and occasionally even more than one per day. Similar activities also occur at weekends.
There is typically less focus on the managed "enrichment" than in the USA, beyond the basic choice of activity; for example football (soccer) is physically active and develops teamwork.
After school programs are very common today in the United States. The 40 largest national youth organizations today have a total membership of about 40 million youths. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America focus mainly on positive youth development. Their staff provides information, guidance, and emotional support regarding a wide range of issues that youths face in often high-risk neighborhoods. There are national after-school programs in place as well as national advocates for access to after-school programs, like Afterschool Alliance, but many after-school programs in the United States operate at the state level.
In Virginia, Beans and Rice Organization is a community economic development organization that builds assets and develops capacities in low and moderate income families through economic and educational programs. Beans and Rice offers afterschool programs in Pulaski and Radford, Virginia. Volunteers serve as mentors, tutors, and teachers. All volunteers receive training and close supervision from both Beans and Rice staff and experienced volunteers. Elementary students who participate in the Beans and Rice after school programs are given a snack, tutoring, active play opportunities, and positive role models.
In Texas, a statewide program exists for creating after-school programs: Texas Afterschool Centers on Education, or Texas ACE. Texas ACE is a part of the Texas Education Agency, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which sponsors afterschool enrichment programs at under-resourced schools in the U.S.
In California, after-school programming at the secondary level is funded primarily with 21st Century High School ASSETS (After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens) program grants. These grants stipulate programs must include academic, enrichment, and health and nutrition components. The after-school programs at California's elementary schools are predominantly funded with ASES (After-School Education & Safety) Program grants mandated when voters statewide approved California's Proposition 49 (2002). These grants provide for much of what the ASSETS grants provide at the secondary level, though there is an added family literacy component. Throughout Southern California, non-profit providers work in partnership with school districts to provide after-school programs for k-12 students. Typically school districts apply for the grants to fund the local after-school programs. Then districts either elect to manage those program internally or outsource management to a Community-based organization (CBO), Non-governmental organization (NGO) or other local non-profit provider. Beyond the Bell is a district run and managed after-school program offered to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). THINK Together, California's largest non-profit provider, contracts with approximately 20 Southern California school district partners to run and manage academically oriented after-school programs at approximately 200 school sites located across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Benefits of after-school activities
Positive use of time
Some working parents wish for their children to be more supervised during after-school hours, which Mahoney, Larson, and Eccles's 2005 study discovered to be a leading reason for student enrollment in structured after-school programs. Likewise, in a 2010 article, scholars Wu and Van Egeren found that some parents enroll their students in after-school programs in order to give them a supervised, safe place to spend time. Many after-school activities take place in the afternoons of school days, on the weekends, or during the summer, thereby helping working parents with childcare. While some after-school programs serve as a day-care facility for young children, other programs specifically target adolescents in middle and high schools—providing opportunities for children of all ages.
Some proponents of these programs argue that if left unsupervised, children and adolescents may fall into undesirable activities such as sexual promiscuity, substance abuse, or gang-affiliated activity. Since adolescents are old enough to be left unsupervised, they have a higher risk of engaging in criminal behavior than young children do, which may increase the perceived need for constructive after-school programs, as Cook, Godfredson, and Na argue in their 2010 article in the journal Crime and Justice. In the United States, interest in utilizing after-school programs for delinquency-prevention increased dramatically after research found that juvenile arrest rates peak between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on school days. By keeping students involved in school related activities, it lessens the chance for them to get involved in criminal activity or abuse drugs and alcohol.
Studies show that afterschool programs are beneficial for both children and adolescents. A 1994 long-term study by Posner and Vandell found that children in structured, academic afterschool programs had increased academic achievement when compared to their peers. Researchers chose a pool of children who had taken part in some sort of after-school program and another pool of children who did not take part in a formal after-school program as a control group. They gave assessments to the children, their parents, and their teachers in order to determine the children's levels of academic achievement, and the results showed that students who had taken part in a structured after-school program were more likely to have better grades and to perform higher in math and reading tests than those who had not taken part in an after-school program. Similarly, a 2010 study by Durlak, Weissberg, and Pachan showed that both children and adolescents experienced significant academic gains by taking part in afterschool programs.
There's mixed evidence as to whether afterschool programs positively impact youth behavioral outcomes. The Posner and Vandell study showed that students who had taken part in an after-school program also exhibited more emotional stability and signs of social adjustment than their counterparts. In particular, students in an after-school activity behaved better and adjusted more smoothly when transitioning to new grades or new schools, most notably in the transition from middle to high school. Other studies provided quantitative data in support of these behavioral benefits by showing that students who participate in an after-school program on average have less disciplinary citations, are suspended less, and are expelled less than their peers who do not participate in any activity. On the other hand, a study of after-school programs in Maryland found participants to engage in more rebellious behavior than non-participants.
Closing the achievement gap
After-school activities have had proven impacts on decreasing the gap in academic achievement between white students and students of color in the United States. In her 2005 study of efforts to address the racial achievement gap in urban areas, psychologist Julie Bryan noted that after-school activities can strongly benefit a student's socio-emotional health and academic performance. The students that she worked with identified extracurricular activities, after-school opportunities for academic aid, and summer enrichment programs as important contributions to their academic success and personal growth. One aspect of this success is that after-school activities give students the opportunity to deepen relationships with adult mentors, such as sports coaches, teachers, and community leaders. Research shows that having caring and supportive adult presences in the lives of students greatly increases their sense of self-worth, academic achievement, and capabilities for resiliency in the face of adverse circumstances like poverty and abuse. A 2000 study by Gutman and Migley connects the benefits of students having close relationships with caring adults with a decrease in the achievement gap.
Summer learning loss
After-school activities can play a role in combatting summer learning loss, which refers to the amount of academic skills that students lose during the summer holidays due to a lack of exposure to academic material. According to a series of 39 meta-analyses collected by Harris Cooper in a study on elementary and early childhood education, students' test scores drop significantly from the last day of school in the spring to the first day in the fall; on average, the summer break sets students back over a month. For primary and secondary school students, reading comprehension, in particular, is highly effected by summer learning loss. If students are able to participate in academic activities during the summer months, they are less likely to be at risk for summer learning loss. Currently, students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to have access to and participate in academic activities during the summer months, which gives them an advantage in academic achievement during the school year when compared to their peers with lower socioeconomic statuses.
Criticisms of after-school activities
One criticism of after-school activities is that they provide too much rigidity within a child's life. Advocates of slow parenting believe that children should be allowed to develop their own ideas. Getting bored is a step towards having an idea for something else to do, and having little or no adult interference allows children to express their own creativity. Proponents of this theory argue that structured after-school programs have the potential to take away avenues for such creativity and self-expression amongst children. Similarly, the Taoist concept of wu wei, literally translated as "non-action," supports spontaneity in daily life. Thus, while there may be some children that benefit from being supervised and pushed towards didactic goals through organized after-school activities, others might end up achieving more on their own, or with minimal supervision.
Indicative of overparenting
Another criticism of after-school activities is that participating in them has the potential to lead to increased stress and anxiety amongst students. Children participating in many organized after-school activities is one common symptom of overparenting. In overparenting, which is more common among middle or upper-class families, parents tend to heavily monitor their child's schedule for the sake of protecting their child or improving their social skills, academic development, and/or future prospects. This has the potential to lead to lasting psychological issues amongst children, such as poorly developed independence and coping skills, low self-esteem, and stress- and anxiety-related disorders. In her study The Price of Privilege, psychologist Madeline Levine examined the psychological effects of overparenting on socioeconomically privileged children, including the impact of participating in after-school activities. She found that children of wealthy families were more likely to suffer psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression. By spending so much time in organized after-school activities that their parents signed them up for, the children that Levine worked with failed to adequately develop self-management, which is a powerful precursor to both psychological inner strength and academic achievement.
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Extra curricular activities should be made compulsory in school
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|Jyoti Singh said: (Mar 5, 2018)|
|Yes, its important for compulsion of extra curricular activities inn school. Because it opens more way to think on it gives the student an opportunity to find out their interest, as we know not every student is focused seriously in study all have different hobbies on which field they want to work with interest not forcefully and if school focused on curricular activities like sports, drawing, singing, dancing etc than many of student improve themselves on that field hence they got a perfect field to work and their future will also secured.|
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|Kumar Harshavardhana said: (Mar 5, 2018)|
|Yes, extra-curricular activities should be made compulsory in school.|
Not all sorts of knowledge is found in book. Moreover, to have all-round development students should actively participate in these activities. These activities may consists of Group discussion, Debate, Quizzes, Paper presentations, scientific exhibition, etc. Thus by having a keen interest in these activities students can make themselves not only versatile in terms of knowledge but also they would be eloquent and enunciate their views. They would be able to express. Also while having these activities they can have good command on their emotional intelligence which is of paramount importance in this epoch.
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|Prahlada said: (Feb 28, 2018)|
|Extracurricular activities are more important for school children's, because it is the platform of showing our strengths and improving our skills.|
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|Archana said: (Feb 27, 2018)|
|According to me, extracurricular activities must follow in schools, because it is helping for their job opportunities and grow our knowledge. And it helps to increase the confidence level of the child. It helps the planning of their life.|
Style and handle the any situation without any hesitation.
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|Ratnam said: (Feb 23, 2018)|
Yes, extracurricular activities should make compulsory in school this type of activities will make students stronger and firstly.
These activities avoid stage fear. It gives strong mind and improves competitive spirit, it improves knowledge.
Some students are not active they feel stage fear they won't participate in activities, that time parents and teachers have a responsibility to teach them in nice way. When students participate in those activities parents also know their children's talent and they happily give chances, and they change the mindset about children's.
I conclude that extracurricular activities should be made compulsory in schools. It will gives chance to every student to show their hidden talent and that is the stage to avoid fear and also gives refresh to every student.
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|Manjula said: (Feb 22, 2018)|
|In my point of you, it's compulsory because students feel very stress in mind. So, it gives mind relaxation and feels happy to concentrate on studies.|
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|Arindam said: (Feb 22, 2018)|
|Yes, it is necessary extra curricular activity in school. By this a student gain some practical knowledge with academics knowledge which will teach them to adjust them self at any position. A student will get opportunity to take participant in various program which will develop him physically and mentally.|
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|Mandar said: (Feb 20, 2018)|
|No, I don't think so. Though extra-curricular activities are very good for students mental & physical growth, still compulsion can make a severe effect on one's psychological thinking. As every student can't be topper likewise every student can't do extracurricular.|
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|Hassic said: (Feb 20, 2018)|
|Yes, I agree with Pushpa,|
Of course extracurricular activities. Makes students to get a refreshment and improve their intelligence level.
They will improve their talents and it helps students to outcome their skills.
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|Pushpa said: (Feb 19, 2018)|
|In my opinion, extra curricular activities are necessary in schools as well ass in schools. By this, the students can feel free physically and mentally. They can also know their own interests and can set their goals. There are some students who may feel very tired of academics and want some refreshment. For them, these kind of activities are so helpful. Schools in which only academics are taught may get good name and fame. But the schools where the extra curricular activities are there will definitely takes out various talented children. So by these extra curricular activities children will have physical as well as mental growth.|
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|Divyanshu Yadav said: (Feb 18, 2018)|
|Yes, it should. Extra curricular activities is also important as academic activities. This is because it's open up new doors to the students who are very engaged in extra curricular activities activities it build up the body language the confidence confidence in ones nature so that he or she clearly expresses his ideas his point of view on any topic.|
At last I want to say that extra activities should be made important to be made compulsory every as academic activities so that it opens up on you do a new life a new opportunity to everyone Breathless are there. Of you there ideas that believes in front of everyone and bring success to his or her life thank you.
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|Anjali said: (Feb 16, 2018)|
According to me, extra curricular activities are very important for one"s personality development. If students only focus in academics and studies then they cannot explore themselves in the real world. There is a lot of difference between writing anything and speaking the same in front of the public.
Not even speaking and gesture, posture but sports also play an immense role in personality development. Sport teaches a person that he has to win, what should be his/her strategy to win and also if we lose then ho we have to behave with our counterparts.
So, we can see that how extracurricular build personality and makes man perfect to face real-world problem.
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|Avnish Sharma said: (Feb 9, 2018)|
|In my opinion, Extra Curricular activities are important in one's life. Just think of the fact that we are here to read the examples of group discussion and make opinion on them. Don't you think if group discussion was a part of extracurricular activities you might have an experience of the same. People learn from experiences rather than learning from books. And extracurricular activities provides the insight for the same. More the experience you have, the better you'll perform.|
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|Nihal Kar said: (Feb 8, 2018)|
|In my opinion, it is absolutely right to make extra curricular activities compulsory in school in order to balance the mental and physical health of a student for his wholesome growth. Activities like Sports, weekend trips to places, plantation programmes, dance, music etc. Should be there for the students that will not only make them fit and enhance their skills but also help them to deal with social problems in their lives as well.|
For example-If we take the western countries, their students must take a sport as their forte in their academic sessions. This also ensures that they gain mastery over their chosen sport as they grow and eventually, these students bag the medals in National and International level Tournaments.
At last, Student life is most sensitive because they are like clay that will take the permanent shape as they are moulded. So, it is up to us to leave them to remain in their shell of books or expose them to different situations before their actual responsibilities start.
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|Dayanand said: (Feb 5, 2018)|
|In my opinion, it should be made compulsory in school. Because in our daily life, we face a lot of problems which can't be solved only by academic knowledge. Extracurricular activities help us in enhancing our personal personality, it creates management skills, how to solve real-life problem.|
But there should be an upper limit of it because it is seen that students are mainly focusing on these activities and completely ignoring their academic studies.
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|Saumya said: (Feb 2, 2018)|
|No, extracurricular activities should not be banned in school.|
However, schools should focus on academic and should be given priority.
It has a positive impact on students it motivates them also it prepares them for future events apart from studies.
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|Achu said: (Jan 31, 2018)|
|Having a wide range of experiences prepares people better for the future, especially in today's uncertain world. The broad education that the co-curriculum can provide is better preparation for life in a society where an individual may change career several times in their life. Students must therefore have a fundamental grasp of multiple skills. For instance, athletes who had their career cut short due to mishaps might venture into business, having had co-curricular experience of entrepreneurship as part of their education. Speech and debate clubs might give a doctor or engineer the communication skills to move into broadcasting, teaching, or even politics. Placing more emphasis on the co-curriculum thus ensures a variety of possibilities for young people to choose from instead of being sidelined.|
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|Charan said: (Jan 31, 2018)|
|Most co-curricular activities are physically active, getting the student out from behind their desk and making them try new things. This is healthy and ensures that students are exposed to practical tasks, not just what is taught in class. The outcome of giving the co-curriculum the same status as the curriculum will therefore be well balanced individuals. Future politicians, for example, will not only thrive on law or social studies, but will also become fluent in multiple languages, learn to tango and perform several calculus operations simultaneously, while also experiencing service through community work. Such are the more profound benefits of the co-curriculum being integrated into the syllabus.|
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|Naveena D said: (Jan 29, 2018)|
|Good Evening Friends,|
According to me, extracurricular is most important than subjects. Because subject will never provide the all of the things. So extracurricular is most important for everyone.
Nowadays most of the schools provide this activity. So this is a good one. But not all schools. So extracurricular should be made compulsory in school. This is must one.
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|Rekha said: (Jan 29, 2018)|
|As in my point of view, it should be compulsory. Children nowadays instead of going and playing in ground dey use smartphones more due to this they lack their physical strength and become weak, they won't come out nor play out of which children become lazy and not active. Only studies nowadays won't keep the brain strong nor active if used in other extracurricular we get to know in which field is he/she capable are he/she are interested in. Other than studies they should make even extracurricular has also one subject so that they can concentrate even on this too than studies. It keeps dem Peace of mind and no stress full life.|
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|Prema Reddy said: (Jan 29, 2018)|
|Obviously yes, because focusing only on studies doesn't make them physically strong as well mentally. Students will get to know about there interest in various fields and they can move on with it as a passion.|
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|Kavyashree said: (Jan 24, 2018)|
|I think extra-curricular activities must be made compulsory in school because there are a lot of children who come to school just to get through exams in good scores but they won't be confident enough to present themselves when given a chance to speak up or mingle with people. And that fear can be mitigated better in the childhood. Once they grow up their unconfident nature will create obstacles for them at different times.|
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|Surya Bhan said: (Jan 24, 2018)|
|Top of my head, extracurricular as important as education in as much every aspirant's aren't curious to have strong determination at having bookworm I wouldn't be surprised if because they wouldn't even want to secure good marks in the exam but that's not possible it my statement having this topic to speak thank you.|
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|Vinay Reddy said: (Jan 22, 2018)|
|I agree with your opinions but in my point of view, it is compulsory in every school because children are very broad due to continue listening to the classes due to this activity the mind will be refreshed and relaxed during that time it gives not only physical exercises and also mental exercise like chess etc.|
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|Karuna said: (Jan 22, 2018)|
|Hi all. My name is Karuna, YES, Security Master protects your privacy Exactly you are all right. In my view, extra circular activities are very necessary in every school and also in colleges. Because day to day learning system becoming as a more technical, which uses a lot of logical thinking leads to needing of certain energetic, creative and unique in manner. Sooo. Before these all we should be a healthiest in both physical and mentally. It only occurs or happens in initiative step, that is nothing but one of our big education part of a SCHOOL LIFE. There we should, encourage to participate every student in various activities like singing, drawing, dancing and playing games like in both indoor and outdoor and conducting various programmes like to keep students away from shyness, stage fear which leads them to stand in dare in front of their hurdles. Then students easily get relief from various stress. This leads to good sportiveness, absorbance power, logical thinkers and finally become as very good proud students of schools, to our parents and finally to our NATION to WORLD. Hence extracurricular activities very crucial to each and every school as well as colleges.|
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|Saikiran said: (Jan 22, 2018)|
|Extracurricular activities should be made compulsory in school because children have a lot of knowledge at that stage but it is hidden so to bring out them so extracurricular activities must need in school and they need to good physically and mentally. They have enough time to enhance their talents and skills quality's like leader ship, problem solving, time management, lot of advantages are there in my point view extra curricular activity's should be made in schools.|
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|Likith said: (Jan 21, 2018)|
Students need some other ways to relax and have some good time to rejuvenate the spirits. Students need play as well as studies to have the right balance in life.
Extra curriculum activities provide the students with an opportunity to learn and practice things on a practical level.
Extracurricular activities not only provide a break from routine studies but also help the students to improve their health.
There are many students who don't want to choose the specific subjects to make a career. They find their future careers in the form of extra curriculum activities.
Extra curriculum activities are a way to bind with different people and often enhance the team spirit in the children.
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|Krishna said: (Jan 19, 2018)|
|Yes I totally agree with you all. Extra curricular activities notly only helps the children in developing their own skills but also it helps boosting up their confidence at this stage. Children are given such opportunity they would not face any problem in the future after all over Indian next generations are getting smarter day by day. Sooo these children are our future. . Soo I thnk extra curricular activities plays an important role for children in developing their mentality confidence they would know in which they can give the best.|
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|Suresh said: (Jan 19, 2018)|
|Yes, extra activity Is must in school life why because all the students does not come in 1st so this activity getting their own extra knowledge and it's very useful.|
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|Richa Agarwal said: (Jan 11, 2018)|
|It is a " BIG", from my side.|
Today, children been engulfed wholly in technology, repercussions are easily distracted, aggressive, low stamina, compete to such an extent where they use evil tactics to win.
It should be mandatory to each institution to inculcate the extra co-curricular activities, and segregation of grades in this context. Each coin has two sides, imparting extra activities just not act as a catalyst to improve the stamina, but also helpful in developing a child as a whole, boosting the sportsmanship, cope up with the loss, provide a vivid vision for taking the sport as their career.
This can only be done by the concrete efforts of parents and institutions. One should not impact the stress of being studious only, my child has the caliber to go with these important co-curricular activities.
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|Kishore said: (Jan 8, 2018)|
|Yes, I agree to the topic it should be followed to students that extracurricular activities will make students more thinking persons.|
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|Shubham Anand Ghule said: (Jan 7, 2018)|
Yes, definitely such activities must be made compulsory in school. Only academics will never build someone's future, the activities like extracurricular are must for students in school. Academics will only train students but extracurricular activities will build the students. Let's take an example of any great personality, he/she was not one of the toppers of school. Always it is proved in our entire history, to make students better in all aspects such activities should be made as a compulsory part of schoolings, then only we can make students future brighter.
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|Shivani said: (Jan 6, 2018)|
|Yes, extracurricular activities should be made compulsory in school because not only it builds confidence among students but it makes an atmosphere of competition which is must for the growth in every field.|
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|Spoorthi said: (Jan 4, 2018)|
My name is Spoorthi,
According to Swami Vivekananda " Education is the manifestation of the perfection all ready in men". Education aims at the all round development of an individual. That is physical, mental, moral, and emotional. So these kinds of all developments are build by the extra curricular activities in the school.
Today the education system produce money earning machines Day by day. There is no value for human behavior. So these extra curricular activities gives good behavior and also competitive mind. Earlier it gives a big platform to the dedicated talents.
So this is more important to joyful childhood life and also creat intellectual personality among the people.
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|Mukesh Vishwakarma said: (Jan 4, 2018)|
|Yes, No doubt. Extracurricular activities is a platform for student to find out their strength. They can build up their confidence and they can increase. It so and actually extracurricular is the process to refresh and feeling cool.|
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|Rishabh Gupta said: (Jan 4, 2018)|
|Yes, I think Extracurricular activities should definitely be made compulsory in schools. While Academic sessions help them to improve their mental health, curricular activities keep an eye on their physical health. These activities play a huge role in boosting their confidence level with prepares them to face different challenges in their life ahead. Also, it opens up a large number of career opportunities which the students can select as per their area of interest.|
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|Anushka said: (Jan 1, 2018)|
|School is a learning platform where students gain their perspective for life. It also includes extracurricular activities so that students don't get restricted to formal studies. According to me, extracurricular activities should be made compulsory because:.|
Students need to relax and have a good time. Students should play as well as study to maintain right balance.
Excurricular activities provide break from studies and help students to improve their health.
It helps in enhancing team spirit among students.
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|Mithun said: (Dec 30, 2017)|
In my sight, the extra curricular activities make the children go to own world of inventing or discovering things, but they must ask their teachers about their opinion that their invention is correct or not. Some teachers they do not give the answer for our question. These teachers they are waste in teaching a student, and must be sent away from the school. There must be a library in a school some children they have a passion to read but they can't buy a novel or book so they can read book in their school library.
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|Mithun said: (Dec 29, 2017)|
I am, in my sight, extra curricular activities make the children to do what they think on any subjects [ science, maths, english, etc]. But they must ask their teachers about what their thinking is right or wrong.
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|Ankit Rana said: (Dec 26, 2017)|
|Definitely, it should be made compulsory. It not only helps student to be active in schools during their academic sessions but also helps them to gain a huge level of confidence to stand anywhere in any situation of there life. Curricular activities allows them first, to participate in a competition and then to become a winner in that. After wining it they always want to win in there life.|
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|Jessica Megam said: (Dec 26, 2017)|
|According to me, It should be banned. Think of it, childrens must read at this age. Everyone knows that these education system are only mark basis. And syllabus is also vast. If children concentrate on their games rather than studying, definetely they will get poor marks. Marks are more important today. Childrens are not as much matured like us. They are small kids, they need to be relaxed. They has to read a heavy syllabus and if extra curricular activities are made compulsary, they cannot able to cop up both. At this age, studies must given more important. I accept sports is also important and it is healthier too but it is not as much important than study. If they concentrate only on study and take rest in free hours, childrens loves it. They need some break and they must give some time to sleep, reading books etc. They have only 1 brain, so parents must understand them and encourage them to study. Students interested on games are acceptable. Everyone cannot become sachin or dhoni. Everyone is strong in their own field. Leave it to their choice. They will choose their life. Thankyou.|
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|Deepa said: (Dec 21, 2017)|
|Actually, in my point of view, extracurriculars must be a part in school. Because it will help the students to be good at physical health. And mental health is also improved. Each and everyone have different talents. The childrens can find their talents only at the school stage. And they have enough time to enhance their talents only at that stage. So every parents should aware of that. The extra curricular activities improve the qualities like leadership, patience, problem solving skills, managing skills, team work etc. Lots of advantages are there. So I think extracurricular activities should be made compulsory in every school across India.|
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|Anjali said: (Dec 19, 2017)|
|This is good for developing children's talent which are they show in their skill activities & some time they are go national international level to compete show there talent other activities also developed confidence to talk to persons. For eg other activities like yoga is good for health PT got for health also protect from diseases different competition where students show there talent & win certificates which are useful for there future nowadays there are 1more reserved seat for sports cota which is helpful in job interview selections.|
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|Karan said: (Dec 18, 2017)|
|I believe extra curricular activities should be the part of education it can be associated to any art that a student feel himself enthusiastic and feel himself involve into something that a student feel passionate about and that"s will make a student even more craft his mental and physical development of the student.|
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|Shobhit Kumar Gupta said: (Dec 18, 2017)|
|Hello everyone, I think extra curricular activities should be compulsory in school because it keeps the whole body fit and, due to it the children's thinking ability improves, it removes the stage fear and hesitation. Extra curricular activities make the students disciplined. The students easily handle all kinds of problems of if they have a good common sense, this will come from extraordinary activities.|
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|Piyush Vaish said: (Dec 17, 2017)|
|The benefits of extracurricular activities are innumerable. The answer to the question of making it compulsory in schools is undoubted YES. My constructive for making it compulsory in schools are as follows -: |
I)The overall personality of an individual student has enhanced in such a manner that it makes a student capable of facing real life Situation without much difficulty.
II) It helps students in conveying their message to the society.
III. The students get more to know to about different career opportunities which they can pursue in future and ultimately they can contribute to their society, their country and achieve laurels in different fields.
IV. It inculcates values like teamwork by participation in different activities of sports. It enhances values of creativity, patience and many more values in the minds of the individual.
It makes a child cynosure in a crowd. A child can easily take decisions in their lives in tough times.
Therefore there is no point debating whether it should be mandatory in schools or not.
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|Subil Krishnan B said: (Dec 17, 2017)|
|In my opinion, extracurricular activities should be part of our current educational system. Because it plays an important role to develop and enhance not only the physical but also the mental health of a person.|
Which also help an individual to improve his leadership as well as the good qualities that who have.
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|Amit said: (Dec 16, 2017)|
|Yes, it should be compulsory in schools because school is the only place where children develop their skills, they come to know what is their interest, they learn dancing, singing, painting etc. , all minds are not same some become doctors, engineers etc but some become singers, dancers, painters, sportsman, artist.|
We have too many examples of legends who are not highly educated but they are successful in their lives and doing well like the great legend Sachin Tendulkar, he didn't give even 10th exams.
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|Shubahm Sameer said: (Dec 15, 2017)|
|According to me.|
Extra curricular activities like dancing, singing, playing almost all type of sports etc with a proper educational system will make a better youth and youth will make India a better place to live.
Let's think about that what does exta curriculum activity do to us, It gives us a various way to live life as we want. It gives the freedom that if you are not good in study. You are not USELESS, you can be something. You can be different. What makes these activities so crucial.
One thing I want to mention that in our Indian society what he thinks about intelligence, that if a student is good in the study he is intelligent. But according to me anyone who is doing anything brilliantly that one is intelligent.
So do that in which no one can beat you. And if they get the platform from the starting stage of learning (school) I assure you we will get so much great Olympians, athletes, dancer, singer and many more.
Look at our system we study almost 14 years before going to college and what most experience there that study was not for them. They have specific talents which most of their friends do not possess.
So if we will provide these things from the start. We will be able to provide them a better future.
So I STRONGLY BELIEVE that Extracurricular activities should be made compulsory in schools.
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|Yukti Varshney said: (Dec 14, 2017)|
I strongly believe that extra circular activities should be the part of school. They make learn various things and inculcate things in kids mind. Extra circular activities enhance the confidence, create leadership, remove hesitation and developed such sort of presentations skills.
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|Janhvi said: (Dec 12, 2017)|
|Yes. It should be conducted in school because it's helpful for student's extra skills. It is used to improve student skills and students know their personal performance about activity.|
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|Uma Maheswarara Rao said: (Dec 8, 2017)|
According to my point of veiw, extracurricular activities are very important in the carrier other than the academics. The students can participate the all the activities will increase the confidence and improve their managing skills. Finally, concluded that it's better to put the extracurricular activities as compulsory.
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|Keerthipriya said: (Dec 7, 2017)|
Extra curricular activities should be made compulsory in school to improve the physical fitness of the children. By participating in all the events they should pay much concentration and their IQ level will be increased. The children are not easily suffered to any diseases.
Not only studies but also curricular activities play major role in the human life. By participating in curricular activities they have the knowledge more than on studies.
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|Vishal Lavania said: (Dec 7, 2017)|
|Definitely extracurricular activities should be a part of the curriculum in the schools. A child not only requires books for his development but games and other things makes him perfect. We can see that continuous study in classrooms makes boredom, but if we give some time to children to go in the ground, they will get refreshed.|
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|Nivedhitha said: (Dec 6, 2017)|
See, the children of most of the schools are only lacking for one thing that is ''courage''. They don't have any courage to open up with their thoughts. Even I am also a student I go straight to my head misses if any of my teachers do anything which is against the rules of the school.
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|Omg said: (Dec 1, 2017)|
|If academics and extra-curricular activities are treated equally or given equal importance then personally I too feel that extra-curricular activities should be mandatory.|