Increasing Student Motivation in Post-COVID19 School Recovery Plan through the BOKS Program
BOKS activities are carried out before learning activities begin to increasing children interest to go to school (26/04/22)
“Thank you to the BOKS team for making our kids happy to go to school again”, greeted Nieri (56), the Headmaster of Rana Loba Elementary School, East Nusa Tenggara after one of the BOKSboks sessions. Bringing back student motivation and excitement to go to school has been the biggest challenge in an educational institution the post-pandemic. Through the BOKSboks program, Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI) succeed to bring back more than 380 children to be enthusiasts to go to school by using 35 minutes of fun games and physical activities in two schools in both Jakarta and East Nusa Tenggara.
The BOKS program is the collaboration project between Reebok, Sunlife and Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI) that focused to get kids moving using activities tailored to children’s needs. This purpose has been aligned with the current situation in post-COVID19 which may limited children moving and play-related activities. Launching on 14 February 2022 in East Nusa Tenggara and Jakarta, who knows, this purpose has also served to boost children’s eagerness to go to school as Justin (boy, 10) said, “I wish I could do this all day”.
Another kid (Agnes) from 4th Grade in Rana Loba Elementary School also mentioned that her motivation to go to school is to attend the BOKS class. Eldy, the homeroom teacher from 5-B Grade expressed her gratitude, “I know kid always loves physical activity, but never did I know that physical activity could be ‘this’ fun! It is such a heart-warming moment to see our kids are back on rushing to go to class with smiles!”. While Tini (Female, 57), 3-B homeroom teacher started to implement some BOKSboks games and tricks in her class and she is satisfied with how efficient to grab students’ attention at once.
During 35-minutes of the BOKS session, kids will be challenged to move around using functional fitness skills to increase their heart rate using five different sections: warming up, running-related activity, the skill of the week session, games and cooling down. Alongside the importance of physical activity, kids will be learned how to corporate their knowledge about healthy food into their diet in the last five minutes before the session end. All activities have been carefully curated to match children’s conditions and contained engaging activities. By combining an active life and understanding of nutrition, the BOKS program believes this will establish a lifelong commitment to better health and fitness in generations ahead.
Written by: Windri Rusli, BOKS Indonesia