Role of Primary education in a child's life

Posted by Sonali Kale on March 1st, 2019


Primary schools provide primary education and elementary education which is the initial stage of formal education after pre-primary school and before secondary education.  In India, the children in these classes are generally aged between 6 and 15 years. It is the next stage after kindergarten (Pre-Nursery, Nursery, Prep or Lower Kindergarten and Upper Kindergarten). Primary and secondary education in India is segregated as Primary (1st standard to 5th standard), Upper Primary (6th standard to 8th standard), Lower Secondary (9th standard to 10th standard), and Higher Secondary (11th and 12th standard).

Primary schools play a role in ensuring the broad-based development of the children. Primary schools ensure the physical, cognitive, social, psychosocial and other development of the students thus preparing them for further school career to do well. The teachers are the backbones of primary schools as they hold a very great responsibility of handling all the children and ensuring their development and help them cope up. Not all kids are the same, some need more attention than others, and many factors are taken into consideration by teachers to reach out to the children who seek help.

It is significant for a primary school to have a friendly environment which supports the holistic development of the children but should also have a formal environment so that discipline can be taught well. The motives and missions of primary schools differ from one school to another. It is all about the concern for the students so that they grow well. Just the way saplings need to be watered and taken care of properly, so is the case with children in primary schools too. It is the stage when children need utmost care from the part of teachers, parents, and guides as it is the early stage and carefulness is implied towards the children to help them make the most of primary schoolings and chase the secondary section confidently.

Primary schools become the second home of the children during that stage because it is the second place where they spend a major part of the day except home, and teachers play the role of second parents. There needs to be proper coordination between the parents and the teachers to nourish the skills of their children apart from the academics. Children are most sensitive in this, and hence primary schools need to provide stimulus for the pupil’s growth.

Author’s Bio: The author is a primary school teacher and helps create awareness of how important the role of primary school are affecting the nature and personality of the children.

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