I read, I forget, I discuss, I remember, I do, I inculcate.
Life skills are essentially those abilities that help promote overall well being and competence in young people as they face the realities of life.
Life skills include psycho social competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner.
As adolescence is a vital stage of growth and development, that marks the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. It is characterized by rapid physiological changes and psycho social maturation. Adolescence is also the stage when young people extend their relationships beyond parents and family and are intensely influenced by their peers and the outside world in general. In order to help our students to adapt and adjust well with the changing demands of society, the school emphasizes on life skills education as an integral part of entire education system. .
Experiential and Reflective workshops are conducted on topics like-
- Critical thinking
- Creative thinking
- Decision making
- Problem Solving
- Effective communication
- Interpersonal relationship
- Coping with stress
- Coping with emotions
Different methods that are used to enhance Life Skills in students are: Class discussions , Brainstorming, Role plays , Special Assembly based on Life Skills topics, Case studies, Story telling , Debates etc.
May your heart & life be filled with overflowing health and joy, and may your radiance shine brightly around you.” ~ Beverly Basila
We , at K.R. Mangalam World School ,Vikas Puri have incorporated the approach of Holistic Health for our school students. As students progress from one grade to another, there are a host of developmental changes that they go through. These include physical, social, emotional, psychological and behavioral aspects and in order to deal with these issues, children need proper guidance to go through these transitions. The Counseling Room is a student-friendly space that enables them to introspect and understand their own behaviour with the help of the counselor in a safe and empathetic environment. It further provides support in dealing with emotional conflicts and personal problems both in school and how to incorporate the same in their daily lives. True Guidance is like a small lamp in a dark forest. It doesn’t show everything at once, but gives enough light to take the next step. The School has an active Counseling club including students and teachers that work for motivating and bringing the change in students. Individual and group counseling are regular part of the club.
- Academic Problems – Weak students are identified and proper counseling is given by the School Counselor.
- - A Problem box has been put up for students to raise the queries concerning adolescents and problems faced by them.
- Behavioural Problems
- In order to understand the needs of students various psychometric assessments are done along with group discussions and counseling sessions.
- Life Skills sessions are conducted in order for our students to deal with daily life issues in proper manner.
- Health Lectures are organised for the girls of Classes VI – VIII.
Various orientation programmes are conducted for students and parents to help them sail through the challenges and transitions, smoothly.
As the social scene today is undergoing very radical changes. The changes are affecting all types of relationships – parent and children, teacher and students. The School believes in instilling proper attitudes and values in all these relationships. Special care is taken to address this issue with sound counseling, assembly speeches, discussions, workshops, to help students to overcome these issues. Students are made to realize the importance of taking responsibility for their actions and this is possible only with the co-operation of parents.