With senior students feeling the strain of being again at school after virtually a yr and with their board exams shut by, counselling and stress management have turn into focus factors of their common programme in Delhi authorities schools.
While class X and XII students returned to high school on January 18, they had been joined by class IX and XI students on February 5. All the students are presently engaged in intensive revision of the syllabi which had been taught on-line via the educational yr. Classes X and XII are significantly engaged in testing and evaluation forward of their pre-board and board examinations.
“Every year, we work on career guidance for class X and XII students, and we had been doing that online while schools were shut. Now that the children are back and face-to-face interactions are possible, we are trying to work on the many mental problems that children are facing. They are back to regular, rigorous schooling after so long; many of them are saying that they are finding it hard to focus. There is also a lot of pressure — many feel like nothing had happened in the several months of online learning. They felt like they couldn’t grasp what was being taught. Some children, along with revising everything and preparing for their boards, are also preparing for JEE and NEET and are feeling overwhelmed,” mentioned a counsellor at a authorities college.
The counsellor mentioned that generally counselling classes in lecture rooms, she is chatting with students on stress management, time management, weight loss plan and sleeping plans.
The weekly time-table of schools contains intervals devoted to classes with counsellors. Besides, students who’ve particular counselling wants are inspired to satisfy the counsellor individually for one-on-one interactions.
Ajay Kumar, head of a authorities college in Chilla Gaon, mentioned other than common classes by the designated college counsellor, he’s additionally often chatting with all students.
“I’m going to each section every day to personally interact with them. I’m especially trying to ease the pressure from class IX and XI students since they are in a transition class, and I am telling them not to feel overburdened. Apart from exams and academic pressures, a lot of children are also facing personal pressures. Some of the children had started working while the school was closed and now they’re feeling the need to balance study and work,” he mentioned.
A latest round issued by the schooling division directed schools to supply ‘counselling rooms’ to the counsellors to “maintain privacy during counselling and keep relevant records”.