The My Resilience in Adolescence (MYRIAD) study, conducted in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, studied the mental health, behavior, academic performance of 85,000 students aged 11 to 14 from 85 UK schools.
How your child is doing in studies, how comfortable he/she is with friends, how is his/her mental health, how happy and curious he/she is to learn new things, all these things depend on that What is the environment of his school like? How much love, security and trust the school is able to provide to the child.
This is to say of a study done in the UK. The My Resilience in Adolescence (MYRIAD) study, conducted in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, looked at the mental health, school behaviour, performance of 85,000 female students aged 11 to 14 from 85 UK schools. .
Researchers involved in the study found that in schools where children enjoyed an environment of safety and respect, had better connections with teachers, and had better overall performance, children in that school. However, not all children studying in a school are the same. They come from different family backgrounds. Some even come from very violent and abusive families. The negative environment of some children’s homes has already damaged them a lot.
Keeping this in mind in this study, the mental health and performance of each individual child was assessed separately. Researchers found that if the school environment is positive, the teacher’s behavior is full of love and respect towards the children, then the child performs better despite the effect of the negative environment from the home. That is, the bad effects coming from one negative source can be corrected to a great extent by a better environment of the school in another place.
Children coming from violent and abusive families, if they do not get a positive environment even in school, then they go into a state of even more depression. Their performance in studies is poor and they can also become violent.
Talking about this study, Dr. Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child Psychiatry at Cambridge University, says that family, society and school work together as a series or series. If any link is weak, then its second link falls on the other. But if any one link is healthy and strong, then the rest plays an important role in reducing the negative effects. We found in this study that schools have a profound effect on the mind and life of children. So deep that a good, safe school either enriches a child’s life or completely destroys it for the future.