In school, children are expected to focus on their studies. They learn concepts they will use as they venture into the real world after graduation. There is something to be gained in the four walls of the school while interacting with fellow students further enrich their stay. Extra-curricular activities contribute to them being well-rounded individuals just as much as the improving UK school curriculum does.
However, certain hurdles make hours in school unbearable. School administrators must pay attention to the following to limit distractions:
A few minutes of sun exposure a day may not seem like much, but if it is at high noon when harmful UV rays may cause permanent and irreversible skin damage, students are at risk. Invest in covered walkways for schools to protect them while they are within school premises. They ought to graduate without any health problems brought on by too much sun exposure.
Bullying and Peer Pressure
In France, schools are already working on banning mobile phones on school premises. They may be on to something, as online presence may result in peer pressure, especially when other students are forcing someone to post personal details online. There is also the expectation that they will do what others in their class are doing. Without parental supervision, young students may also be exposed to explicit content on the Web. There is also the matter of online bullying, which may ruin the life of impressionable teens forever.
Connection with Parents
Though teachers may not know everything that goes on in the lives of their students outside school, they should watch out for signs that say the student’s home situation is less than ideal. Pay attention to their uniform, eating habits or grades. A sudden drop may indicate a stressful change in the household; if teachers can intervene and pull the student away from such stressors, they must.
Schools are supposed to be safe spaces for students, somewhere they can learn without getting distracted. Do your best to preserve a school’s integrity to turn students into productive citizens.