Every activity in school life plays a significant role in the development of students. Besides academics, Co-curricular activities form an essential part of school life and help in enhancing the learning process of students. Anan gives a lot of impetus to co-curricular activities for the space they provide learners for informal learning, team-building and to evolve into a wholesome personality. Co-Curricular activities are compulsory activities that every student should participate in. These activities are seamlessly woven into, and balanced with, the academic curriculum. They include athletics, cultural events, competitions and celebrations, creative arts, sports, dance, music, yoga and martial arts.
Co-curricular activities are meant to instill key 21st century skills, intellectual rigour, moral values, desirable personality traits and character appeal in learners. Students get to imbibe a healthy sense of tolerance and civic values through national and traditional events from different faiths including Gandhi Jayanti, Independence Day, Republic Day, as well as Diwali, Eid, Pongal, Onam, Raksha Bandhan, Christmas and many others. Extended activities in school help them sharpen their communication skills, expression skills, public speaking, participation, and sense of belongingness. Activities like athletics, gymnastics, and yoga are beneficial for students’ physical fitness as well as mental health and they help relieve academic stress. Co-curricular activities are designed in groups so that students can participate along with their classmates, thereby helping them develop leadership skills, team integrity, and coordination skills.