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Extracurricular Activities- The need of the hour

Parents often insist their child to be study oriented and play less. The belief is that dedicating greater time towards study will lead the child to a fruitful life. But parents forget –“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.                                                 Every school encourages children to exhibit their talent in the area of sports, drama, music, art, science etc. But how many kids grab such opportunities? How are these kids different from the ones who only study? Research from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the National Research Council (U.S.) shows that participation in extracurricular activities, sports and clubs are key characteristics for evaluating student engagement and students’ sense of belonging at school. This research also shows that both engagement and belonging have a significant impact on students’ overall success

Sandra, a 15 year old always spent time studying yet was an average student. She lacked self-con…