In today's education system, the main focus is on academic ability. How well kids do in science, language, and math classes are put on a very high pedestal. Kids who do great in these subjects get the honors, awards, and scholarships envied by so many others. However, there's a hidden side to these success stories.
Behind the certificates, trophies, and medals are children who are tired, stressed, and worn. Focusing solely on typical "academics" puts them under a lot of pressure, and it is not healthy for their minds. If this is not addressed, it may lead to more serious mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and the like.
Thankfully, there is a way to help them out. And you don't have to look far; it's within the school itself. The answer is in the arts. Fine arts subjects can be the students' creative outlet, where they can vent out every negative emotion they have and project it onto the canvas. It could also be their much-needed sanity break from all the complex academics they have to deal with every single day. Fine arts allows them to exercise the other side of their brains that aren't quite used.
And fine arts are not just for "smart" kids. It's for everyone. On a basic level, art is any form of self-expression. And since kids love expressing themselves, art would be a good platform for them to do so. It brings out the creative side of every child, and each one has his own unique style.
More than just a hobby, fine arts can be turned into serious careers. Students who take much passion in their artwork can, later on, make a living out of their talents. They can work as logo designers, illustrators, layout artists, graphic designers, and more. Creative jobs are very good options for creatively inclined students.