“‘What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning." -Chuck Grassley
School is fun only when you learn different things, imbibe team spirit and work together. Grades and knowledge from books is only one of the important factors comprising learning. The rest of the learning comes from co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
DSE Group of Institutions offer scope to all students to indulge in their favourite hobbies and skill-sets in plenty. Here, Students learn to be team players, alleviate peer pressure related problems, thus reducing stress upon themselves. And the extra-curricular activities offered ensure plenty of scope to achieve these. These activities create well rounded personalities who learn according to their abilities, interests and talents.
Students can use these activities to explore a diverse range of interests. Intellectual aspects of personality are solely accomplished through the classroom, whereas aesthetic development, character building, spiritual elevation, physical growth, moral values, creativity, etc. are attained through co-curricular activities.
Extracurricular activities equip students with life skills that will enable them to confront their future with confidence.
Parents should be aware of the importance of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and need to support and encourage their children to participate in such productive activities.
Whether listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument, music gives everyone pleasure. Training in music helps develop language and reasoning, provide relaxation, develop spatial intelligence and promote fine-tuned auditory skills. Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity.
Dance is not merely exercise or entertainment. It is a powerful medium to express one’s values, thoughts, and aspirations about the lives we live and the world in which we live. Dance is a physical expression through movement and a rhythm of relationships, feelings and ideas. Dance can help restore joy and stability in troubled lives and ease the tensions in a students’ life. It aims to improve social relationships, especially among genders and to enrich the culture of the school by cultivating collaboration, respect and compassion.
Whether children have the opportunity to perform, assist in production or help out behind the scenes, studying Drama not only engages with the creative side of the brain, it also provides an ideal balance in students’ patterns of study. Drama allows an avenue to develop cognitive abilities that complement study in other disciplines. Drama students learn to approach situations in a variety of ways which develop creative thinking and help to adapt to new study techniques. Dramatic exploration can provide students with an outlet for emotions, thoughts, and dreams that they might not otherwise have means to express. A student can, if only for a few moments, BECOME ANOTHER, explore a new role, try out and experiment with various personal choices and solutions to very real problems-problems in their own life, or problems faced by characters in literature or historical figures.
Students in art classrooms at all instructional levels, can use their creativity to solve problems and to express their ideas. Art teachers are adept in the knowledge and skills that foster creativity. They use the visual arts curriculum to enable their students to explore their own creative powers. Learning an artistic discipline helps young people develop character. Students learn habits, behaviour and attitudes that are necessary for success in any field of endeavour. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics is important for the development of the next generation of children as they grow up. One of the most important benefits of arts education for students is that it helps them appreciate and understand the different cultures and values of our very diverse society.
Arts education refers to education in the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Study in these arts is integral to our society. Arts is what transforms us from human to humane, most complete as people. Engagement in and pursuit of fine arts are an essential part of the school curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every student. Arts enhance the process of learning. They nourish and nurture our integrated sensory, attentional, cognitive, emotional, and motor capacities. They are, in fact, the driving forces behind all other learning.
Words, music, dance, and visual arts serve as platforms to give expression to the innate urgings of our inner spirits. The premier organizations in the corporate world today recognize that human intellect that is drawn from many wells. And the quest of Arts education gives access to the deepest of those wells.