There is no doubt in the fact that getting good marks is important. Your academics are the objective representation of your performance in school. After all, you have invested so many resources to get yourself enrolled in your dream school and if that not to gain knowledge then what is it for.
But the ever increasing amount of stress and anxiety that school students face with respect to their academic performance is quite worrying. Almost every student on the school campuses can be seen fretting over their marks at the end of every semester. Students who haven't been able to maintain or improve their marks often depict increased stress levels and lower self-esteem.
Which raises the question, 'are academic grades the most important thing in a student's life'? Well, to be truthful, not entirely. Academic grades are important but so are many other things. For a few years down the line, once you are settled in your career, your grades wouldn't hold much importance.
You’re General Well Being
'Health is Wealth' this is a very famous proverb and surely you must have heard it somewhere or the other. However, when you consider this saying from the context of a school student you'll see that it quite aptly fits them. Rushing from one lecture to another during the day, fighting off the sleep at night to finish the assignments before the deadline and then taking care of your other responsibilities, school students are burden with quite a lot. And in their struggle to keep up with all this they often miss out on the one thing that's most important, that is, their health.
Connections and Skills
When it comes to sending out job applications having a good academic background alone won't suffice. For employers, today are not just looking for great academics but also for practical skill sets and work experience. Learn some extra skills related to your field. You need not become an expert in them but having a basic working knowledge of things can certainly give you an edge over your fellow applicants.
Surely, the things that you learn in class would help you a lot when you step into the real world after graduating. But there are other things also such as the practical skills like that of money management, prioritizing of tasks, multi-tasking etc. that would help you a lot in both your personal and professional lives and a lot many of these skills are usually developed in school life.
Performing well academically and gaining as much knowledge as you can is essentially your job as a school student and one should strive their best to do it. But that doesn't mean that you forget all other things in life. You must learn to maintain a balance between your academics and things apart from that such as hanging out with friends. Don't be ashamed to have fun and take time out for things apart from your academics and surely do not let anyone else convince you otherwise.
Physical fitness and health is more important than any other activity of life. Team games like hockey, cricket, basket ball etc. are given importance. Facilities for other popular games like Hand ball, Kabbadi, kho-kho and Athelics are provided in the School. Our student participates in Zonal, District, State and National level competition and won prizes. The school is having well maintained play ground with track for Athletics.
SPORTING FACILITIES With an aim to ensure holistic development of each and every child, Bluemoon International School takes pride in providing them an excellent infrastructure, promoting sports like Football, Cricket, Athletics, Table Tennis, Chess, and Yoga. The school makes undaunted efforts to provide sports facilities of international standards, exclusively for the thrill and excitement of Sports Competitions, thus enabling the students to grow socially, emotionally and physically.
Football activity is conducted as per the requirements of individual age groups with skills gradually getting coalesced with modern football techniques. CRICKET Cricket activity grooms the talent in such a way as to make them fit for the requirements of State, National participation.
Taekwondo activity stresses Self-defense and is conducted as per the procedures set by the Taekwondo Association. During tournaments, certificates of achievements and belts as per grading are donned on the participants.
Lucknow International Public School set up this activity to engage children who are struggling academically or socially. Children who take to the game are demonstrating improved communication skills, better attendance at school, higher levels of self-esteem, and are more alert and willing to participate. This game is a tool that is being used around the world to help our children to grow into confident, healthy young men and women.
Playing the game of Chess on a regular basis right from the childhood improves the learning, thinking, analytical power and decision-making ability of the child.
Yoga refers to an inner science comprising of a variety of methods through which human beings can achieve union between the body and mind to attain self-realization. In today’s competitive world, students are also facing numerous social, family & Peer Pressures and sadly, anxiety, abuse and bullying also take a toll on their mental and physical health.
Performing and visual arts are key elements of a nation’s cultural heritage and are a core curriculum area in our school education enabling students to express ideas, emotions and experiences through means other than language.
At Learning BMIS, a curriculum detailed to the finest points is in place for performing and visual arts. Seamless integration of the curriculum with the academic subjects ensures that concepts are reinforced in newer and different ways.
The Performing Arts curriculum encompassing Indian\ Western dance and Music as well as Theatre has been shaped with a vision of enabling and encouraging our students to engage in the creative, expressive and responsive processes of the arts throughout their lives. It aims at giving the students a strong foundation in the cultural history, knowledge and technical skills of dance/ music/ theatre so that our students sustain a meaningful, lifelong relationship with performing arts – as artists or as enthusiasts.
At the heart of a Visual Arts curriculum are knowledge and skills that foster creativity, while respecting individual differences in appreciation and expression. The curriculum is simple and stimulating seeking to empower students to explore their own creative prowess as they experiment with different media and go through a varied range of art, art appreciation and various forms of arts activities.
The importance of performing arts in education cannot be overemphasized, but it is usually overlooked. A lot of focus is placed on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) framework despite the many benefits of performing arts in schools.
It has been proven that people involved in performing arts are able to engage the mind, emotions, and body in ways that allow them to properly flow through real-life situations with empathy, understanding, emotional intelligence, and confidence, as well as to communicate with their varying counterparts.
As such, it is necessary to get children involved in performing arts at an early stage to equip them with all the necessary skills to navigate through life.
Aesthetic education is an approach to teaching and learning that engages students in learning about works of art through hands-on inquiry, questioning, writing, and art making. Every child needs planned, aesthetic education in order to influence the experiencing, feeling and enjoying of beautiful things as a counterbalance to our currently rationalized world. Since the contemporary school strives for the development of professional knowledge and skills on the basis of intellectual actions, while (at the same time) neglecting other dimensions of the child’s personality (emotions, feelings, etc.), it is one of the most important tasks of the education of children and young people to develop the ability to enjoy art and beauty, and in one’s inner and outer life to act in accordance with a sense of proportion, harmony and beauty. The purpose of the BMIS is to highlight the significance of aesthetic education in the development of the personality as a whole, to shed light on the aims of aesthetic education, to define the aesthetic dimension of experience and to ascertain the reasons for the neglect of aesthetic education in theory and practice.
An annual excursion is organized for students for every academic session. Further, the school organizes planned visits to various places to enrich the students and to take learning beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Travel expands your horizons and school life cannot be complete without the fun of educational tours and excursions. These trips are tailor made to facilitate the students to know and understand the real, multicultural world. A host of activities are undertaken as a part of trips which act as a catalyst to think out of the box and broaden the outlook. The school discreetly organizes educational trips to strategically and historically important places and facilitates for students to reach out for information beyond the text books.
These trips are meticulously planned to add fun and enthusiasm during vacation period. These trips also extend a much needed break from the hectic daily schedule and an opportunity for the facilitators and learners to bond with each other.
Growing vegetables in school gardens
Do your pupils know where their food originally comes from? A vegetable garden is an excellent teaching resource and will provide great enjoyment and satisfaction to all involved.
Why grow vegetables? Food growing can teach children about soil, nutrition, science and life cycles of the vegetables and the creatures attracted to the garden.
A vegetable plot can raise children’s awareness of the seasonal nature and the variety of food.
A food growing project should be part of a school’s development plan with staff, pupils, parents and even local residents being involved.
Experience and research have shown numerous benefits of school gardens and natural landscaping:
Education is only complete when there is a full involvement of the teacher, the student along with their parents. We at BMIS believe in working in collaboration with our parent fraternity. As a policy, we do not permit tuitions. So in order to orient parents about the upcoming curriculum and keep them involved in the education of the child, periodic workshops are held. The interaction between parents and teachers brings about clarity of the progress of academics in class and also enables parents to monitor their child’s work regularly.
Vibrant colours, paint brushes, canvas, drawing books, marble paper, kite paper, crepe paper, velvet paper, quilling strips, chart paper, glue, a pair of scissors, origami – all these affect the mood of the child and also helps to enhance the tactile stimulation. Be it a Pre Schooler or a student from the Senior School, the assortment of art and craft based activities enhances the student’s mood. The proficient guidance of the Art and Craft educators helps to tap the student’s artistic expertise in an unsurpassed way.