Why Are Extra Carricular Activities Important For Students?

By Anuj Mishra

Just imagine, you study for days and nights for the coming term with intense dedication and rigor. You attend all the extra classes, read and practice every concept that might appear in the examination. And, when the exam day arrives, you fall sick just because of a slight weather change and you lack immunity.

Sounds scary, doesn't it? But it can really happen if, along with being serious in studies, you aren't healthy and fit. In order to avoid this, our academic concourse in school includes physical training sessions so that in every walk of life we are ready to strongly face everything that comes to us. However, staying fit and unaffected is just one advantage of extra-curricular activities. It offers many other benefits which contribute to making us a complete human being. Let's see which they are.

We learn To Get Social

We feel extremely safe in the confines of our room, books and desk but there is a huge world out of your study room which awaits you. Once you complete your education, you venture into professional life and this is where your social skills come into play. Physical activities with your mates help you learn the art of impactful social interaction.

Develops Leadership

While performing a sport, we are often made a captain. We manage a group of people, we give commands and take crucial decisions in the favour of the team. While doing so, we never realize we prepare ourselves to be efficient enough to handle, guide and lead a group of people in an organisation or community. No matter how intelligent you are, nurturing the precious quality of leadership requires you to perform activities practically on the field.

Builds Confidence

We all face this situation at least once in our life that even if we are good at doing something, we refrain ourselves due to lack of confidence. May it be public speaking or performing a cultural activity, confidence plays a vital role in giving you the boost to do it in front of numerous people. For that, you need to do it often either by participating in sports or by performing dance, drama, self-defense and the likes.



Invokes Values

If we take an example of sports, there are specific rules in every game and we are forced to follow them. Rules are made to make sure no one cheats and when the participants do that, they ultimately develop the concept that cheating is not acceptable. This becomes a nature of an individual which resists them from defrauding in any of the duties they are allotted with. This way, playing sports imparts the much-needed values in a student.

Learning Time Management

Again, if we talk about sports, there are many of them, such as football, which are time bounded and we are supposed to perform within the specified time. When you do this frequently, you permanently develop the idea in your mind that you cannot stay lazy in any activities you perform. Resultantly, you learn to manage a bundle of tasks in the minimum period.



Sharpens Focus

To excel in something, you need have intense focus. If we take an example of table tennis, while tossing the ball from one side to another, players need to stay highly focused on the ball to not miss the perfect shot. Performing such activities regularly don't just build perfection in the sports but you also learn to concentrate on your studies with utmost commitment.

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