The term ‘interests’ have many examples, that an individual especially children would like to do in order to spend their time happily. Most of the elders or grown-ups want to develop any interest to have a relaxing moment in their busy schedule. In the past it would not be possible to entertain ourselves with such interests because of the fewer number of choices a person has in order to accomplish the above mentioned task which normally results in an unhappy life-cycle.
These days schools are actively indulging children in many interests. This may be for many reasons but the most important one would be to ascertain certain facts that would help a child in developing future skills. But in order for this to happen an educational institution has to throw all sorts of interests towards children and let them decide which one they prefer. This approach could also be referred as persuasion approach.
Alternatively if the above doesn’t yield any fruit, the compulsion approach can be used. In such cases all the children can give a small test to fill the gaps of their likes and dislikes and with the help of some analysis on such facts a child interest can be figured out. With that information in hand only those candidates would be selected in which the institution has the highest level of expertise.
Bearing in mind the above circumstances, I in my humble opinion would suggest to go for the persuasion approach as this will not just give the children the time to make up their minds on a particular interest but if they decide at any later stage to change one, they can do so too.