Work and play make the child smart throughout his/her life! The child can prosper more in the world if they play and work together. CBSE as a state board is concentrated on increasing the theoretical academic knowledge of the students. This often makes the child focus more on just tests, home works, and written knowledge. Extra- curriculum activities add practicality to school life. They are often social activities in which kids can express themselves freely. They add value to the life of the students. They develop moral values in kids that are retained until adulthood. It includes activities such as athletic, cultural, practical, and motor-based. Sports, events, science lab activities, classroom activities, creative arts, Taekwondo, recycling classrooms are all built to develop character appeal in students. ODM Public School, Bhubaneswar hold extra curriculum activities in equal regards with the academic syllabus. This is because we are aware of the following benefits our students will have from participation in the long run. 1. Maintenance of physical and mental health- It kills the drowsiness academics bring if continued for 8 hours. The students stay active during school time and not skip these classes. A sense of enjoyment is inculcated in kids and they tend to return back a little sweatier but a lot more happier. 2. Encourages interaction- These activities encourage students to interact with faculty and other students about their leisure interests. They develop social skills which are important to communicate the thought properly with different people. 3. Learning outside the classroom- Students need to realize that there is life beyond the classroom. They need to understand that smart working skills are developed in the field (outside the classroom). 4. Developing leaders- The natural leadership and team spirit come out during group activities. Most of the extra curriculum activities require group participation. Students gain leadership skills, team integrity, and coordination skills from these activities. DO YOU KNOW? Morning assemblies are also a part of the extra curriculum activities for students. Children are encouraged to speak in public and present their thoughts. They also decorate the school assembly hall accordingly. These inculcate discipline and moral values in children. It also gives them an experience of how the day should start on a positive note. The child stands to gain if they are sent to one of ODM Public school, Bhubaneswar where extra activities are a part of the curriculum. ? Competitive spirit ? On the spot thinking ? Mind and limb coordination ? Sense of humor ? Sense of human behavior ? Knowledge of how to get work done from others. ? Sense of belonging ? Confidence building Kids are refreshed from outdoor and indoor extra activities. This tends to improve the overall attendance of the classroom. Students become more interested and receptive to what they are learning in the classroom. They develop cognitive thinking much faster. Their character is strengthened with open-minded thoughts and they become forward thinkers. It also teaches them to think for themselves first. It is always a good idea to send your child to ODM Public School, Bhubaneswar that has extra curriculum activities to overall student development.