Why Should Students Learn Life Skills At School?

We live in a fast paced world. Due to rapid globalisation and urbanization – the world around us is changing every day. We want our children to be able to cope with things unforeseen and to be able to meet everyday challenges in life with confidence.

Imagine how many times you use your knowledge to solve a day to day problem. A thing as simple as putting your words together to write an email or even getting ready to go run errands. What if you did not have the know-how of things you have now – the confidence of being able to communicate or even take care of yourself?

Life skills are really important for people of all ages. They can include things like managing your emotions, your health, your finances, your relationships, and your performance at school, in office, even in relationships. If you’re able to master these things, it can have a really positive impact on how you feel about yourself, your emotional balance, and your physical health.

Knowing how to handle these simple things can help our children become independent and emotionally intelligent young adults.

A Good Routine

Believe it or not, a good routine is a very important life skill to have. When you make a habit of getting up early morning and sleeping on time every night, you not only learn how to manage your time – but you also pay attention to your body. Sleeping is one of the most overlooked part of the day in a young adult’s life. A good routine will help him/her achieve their goals and help them be more disciplined in life. It’s a great life skill to have.

Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition plays a great role in the life of a child. The skill to listen to your body and treating it how it should be treated is not a skill that’s developed overnight. It takes years of them experiencing every little detail about themselves in order to truly hear their body. It’s very important for a child to know how to take care of their health and nutrition independently. They will not always be under parental supervision. This special life skill will keep them healthy and happy all their life.


Self-care has often been associated with the term selfish. And that’s just not true. It is very important to understand for a child that taking care of themselves is not selfish. Doing something for their own happiness and gratification is completely okay. Our emotional well-being is just as important as our physical well-being.


Independence doesn’t justmean freedom from parental guidance it also means being responsible. There are a lot of skills that go into managing your life effectively! You have to be able to take care of your possessions, your finances, your studies, your to-do lists, and your time. It’s an important life skill for a child to have so that they can keep track of everything and take responsibility for everything that goes into managing their life.

On an average, a child spends 8 hours in school every day. This should be a place for him/her to learn, play and grow into well-rounded individuals. A school should pay attention to every child’s needs and make sure they have all the tools they need to develop these very important life skills.

At Podar Smarter Schools, we focus on education that is beyond books. We want children to become independent young individuals who can take care of themselves. Our state-of-the-art well-designed curriculum ensures holistic development of the child.