co-curricular activities

How co-curricular activities are beneficial?

Co-curricular activities help the students to work on the other characteristics of their personality. Various activities make them more intelligent and nourish them with essential skills to survive in the real world. Apart from all the bonuses of co-curricular activities, one major advantage is that students get to forget the mental pressure of achieving big in academics. Instead, these activities help them to concentrate more on academics. Not all of the students are good at academics; some of them may have a talent for something else. Hence, co-curricular activities help them realise their abilities so they excel in that area.

Co-curricular activities at SJSVK

We at the School believe that all of the students got their gift for something and the school gives them the appropriate atmosphere to realise that blessing. Our motto at the school is to give the students comprehensive schooling that goes beyond academics. Hence, they get equipped with additional skills to compete with the world outside. We take co-curricular activities as serious as academics and we have qualified instructors for those activities. Some of our students got training from the qualified staff at the school and now they are making big strides in that respective area. Some of our students have become sportspersons and they are making the nation proud on a global scale.

Common Co curricular activities in School Are as follows:

1. Educational/academic Co-curricular Activities

Students are human beings; therefore, not every student will have the same potential and learning capacity to match with the entire class. But the educational structure is designed in such a way that providing specific teachers to all sorts of students is not feasible. Hence, education and academic activities make sure that even the students legging behind for numerous reasons and come forward and choose the subjects they are interested in. This creates equality among the students in a classroom. Here’ the list of activities.

• Poetry competition.
• Science quizzes.
• All subject olympiad.
• English story writing.
• Essay competition.

• Projects in exhibitions.
• Speaking in assemblies.
• Conducting prayers.
• Extempore.
• Debate competition.

2. Peaceful Co-curricular Activities

Student life is not easy. According to statistics, a 15-year-old has the same stress levels as a 33-year-old working family man. This is because of the cutthroat competition and continuous pressure from the parents. This kind of unhealthy competition causes severe mental health issues in students which later leads to long-term harmful effects. Students at the tender age of 12, 13, and 14 years especially need time of leisure. There is so much input from schools, tuitions, and parents that they feel the need to release it somewhere. Peaceful and leisure co-curricular activities can help them a lot in their self-growth and personality development so that they stay focused. Here’ the list of activities –

• Swimming
• Hiking
• Cycling
• Treasure hunts
• Collecting coins

• Cooking
• Fishing
• Gardening
• Personal reflection
• Sessions with therapist

3. Social development and responsibility Related Co-curricular Activities

Education is not merely about memorising answers and toggling them out on paper to score marks, it is much more. Schools are places where a child spends most of his time. He makes friends, meets teachers, learns about the world, and decides what he wants to do in life. One cannot succeed in life just by scoring 100 percent marks in exams, social skills are necessary for personality growth. Developing social and civic values are important to living in society. Therefore, to make a student socially aware and responsible, these activities are conducted. Here’ the list of activities –

• Collecting funds for NGOs
• Organising cultural events
• Participating in school councils/cabinets
• Scouting and guiding
• Volunteering for social work
• Celebrating cleanliness day, mental health day, etc

4. Physical growth related Co-curricular Activities

We pay so much of attention to the physical development of students. Yes, the development of students intellectually and socially is necessary, but without physical development, all of these factors go in vain. As it is said, health is wealth, playing outdoor games and challenging the physical health of students through co-curricular activities help them to enhance their ability of learning. Check out our sports facilities. That is why physical education and PeT periods are important ingredients of students’ courses of study. Here’ the list of activities –

• Athletics
• Gymnastics
• Yoga
• Meditation

• Running
• Sports competitions
• Mass Drill
• Aerobics

5. Culture and value-based Co-curricular Activities

Showcasing talent gives a major boost to confidence. Most students have often stated that they were introverts and lacked confidence. This is because, in a class of 50 students, there will only be a few who will be scoring good marks and getting teachers’ attention. In such a scenario, students who are not good at academics but excel in other co-curricular activities lose confidence. So we conduct festivals and cultural competitions within the school and with outside schools also, Students get an opportunity to develop their skills and put them out there. It also helps in their creativity. Here’ the list of activities –

• Dance competition
• Singing competition
• Folk art workshops
• Drawing competition

• Fancy dress competitions
• Dramatics
• Annual day programme

6. Arts and craft related Co-curricular Activities

Art and craft always have a significantly positive impact on the mindsets of students. Most students learn to express themselves through some form of art. Whether it is sketching, drawing, painting, origami, or craft, students always love this class the most. One reason behind including arts and crafts in extracurricular activities is also because it increases concentration. Many students face the problem of lack of concentration while studying or inability to understand fast, practising art regularly can visibly enhance their learning potential. Here’ the list of activities –

• Spiral crafts
• Doll making
• Poster drawing
• Flower decoration
• Album making

• Sketching portrait.
• Clay modelling
• Collage making
• Acrylic painting

• Basket making
• Oil painting
• Photography
• Crafts and origami

The objective of conducting co-curricular activities is not merely to fulfill the course requirements. They have come into play to fulfill greater needs. Such activities help in fostering social skills, carve out innate talents, develop physical training and a sense of belongingness to oneself. It is also helpful when applying for jobs for several positions, having excellence in extracurricular translates to having a skill set and qualities of teamwork and leadership. Students who surround themselves with co-curricular activities with academics being the core are not only intellectual but also sharp and sensitive. Inculcating these skills paves way for a better future for the students.

Sri Jayendra Swamigal Vidhya Kendra

V.M. Chatram, Maharaja Nagar (po), Tirunelveli,
Tamil Nadu, India - 627 011.
Call: 96775 98976