The Director of the Spring Side Academy Tony Appiah is calling for basic schools to consider the holistic development of every child.
The Spring Side Academy has acquitted itself as one of Ghana’s fastest growing comprehensive education facilities in the country.
The school has inculcated into its academic curricular, other non conventional periods which also favours students with special needs.
Sharing his visions for this year with Ultimate News, Mr Appiah noted that, “it is not just about academic performance. Inasmuch as we dwell so much on academic performance, we also want to develop a complete person. The child should be able to articulate and therefore Spring Side Academy is that unique school that brings children’s best out of them.
Outlining some of the extracurricular activities in the academy, he mentioned that, “the school has after school sessions; we have periods that we go for swimming, and we have periods that children learn other extracurricular activities.
He also mentioned that the school has contacted an instructor in Ballet and Karate to begin teaching the children beginning the second term which begins in January 2017.
Mr Tony Appiah also stressed need for schools to pay close attention to special education for children with special needs.
The Spring Side Academy, he indicated had gained speciality in training children with attention deficit hyper active disorder and other children who learn at a slow pace.
Mr Appiah disclosed that the frontline managers of the school have extensive knowledge in special education as the proprietor Gladys Appiah has undergone some considerable studies in the field in London before she came down to partner the establishment of the Spring Side Academy.
Mr Tony Appiah emphasized that schools and parents will be doing children a disservice if they only concentrate on academics to the detriment of the complete development of children.