Today's school life has become very boring with students only made to study and learn different subjects, period after period. No games and no sharing. Projects are so difficult that the parents end up doing the project. A LKG child has to paste the pictures of mountain Alps which is in Switzerland when the child does not know about the name of a mountain in India! The bags are so heavy and each subject has so many copies like class work copy, home work copy, pratical copy, project copy and if it is a language then they have grammar copy and essay and English/Hindi reader copy that means seven copies of each subject.
Children have become machines. I still remember when I was in class-II I was made to learn 25 currencies of 25 countries which was completely unnecessary. A child does not know about the climate of India but they are made to learn the climate of Tundra region and equatorial climate. We are not allowing the children to enhance their knowledge. We are just making them learn by heart and vomiting everything out in the exam hall without understanding what they are actually learning.
We should realise that children sometimes need rest too. Study is very important but extra curricular activities are also very, very important like playing games, swimming, dancing, drawing and many others. Every time school children are seen going for tuition, again with heavy school bags. The teachers are also getting tired doing corrections all the time, giving the kids home work, project work etc. Children are learning 20 to 30 lessons and each lesson has 40 to 50 pages for exams. Children have no times to go out with there family, playing with friends or watching T.V. Every time they have to study, study and study and forget about indulging in activities which they actually enjoy.
Studies are important but creative ideas can make learning more fun. CDROMS and colourful pictures can make anybody interested in learning boring subjects. Moreover, the children can remember things clearly when they actually see them and the bags too become light.
I hope in times to come the school bags shall become very light and children will go to school with a joyful mind and enjoy themselves while studying. School life can become more exciting, interesting and fun if a little more creative ideas and commitment are added.
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