Question
Mon April 20, 2015 By: Astha Agrawal

'Boarding schools are far better than day schools for the all-round education of a child.' Express your views either for or against this statement.
 

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Valentina Trindade
Wed April 22, 2015
Please use the following points to write your essay. 
 
For the view
 
- Boarding schools provide isolation for the students from familial distraction.
- Provide an enviroment condusive for academic growth.
- Child's social skills are improved as he/she is forced to communicate with others and make friends in the absence of their families.
- Child becomes self reliant and learns to take care of himself or herself.
- Child learns essential real-world skills in the boarding school.
- They get to come home for the holidays. The limited time spent with family makes them value familial relationships.
- Child is steeped into an envirorment that is charged with youthful energy and spirit.
 
Against the view 
 
- Separation from family may be stressful.
- Parents cannot protect the child from the hands of bullies or teachers.
- Child feels insecure in the absence of parents.
- Family is the first teacher. Children staying away from home may miss out on the lessons imparted by the family.
- Children may also feel left out from family functions.
- After living in isolation from the rest of the world in their formative years, the child may find it difficult to adjust to the real world.
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