Benefits of participating in extra curricular activities

Schooling is all about intellectual, emotional, moral, physical and social development. It is an all round holistic development of an individual in order to succeed in the future.  Most students abhor studying due to academic pressures that bring stress. Allowing your child to join and participate in their school’s extra curricular activities such as sports club, school programs or other forms of school student activities can bring balance to academic pressure.

My youngest son- Yahmir, 2nd Placer, Cosplay Competition at Tanabata Festival in their school

Extra curricular activities is generally accepted today as part of a school’s curriculum. According to studies, it is one of the effective ways to motivate students to develop increased interest in studying. Among the benefits of participation are:

Repetitive doings like going to school then going home with loads of homework brings not only boredom but anxiety as well. Joining in school activities provide moments of relaxation where a student can overthrow his  academic stress.

Teamwork and Leadership
Learning skills of teamwork and leadership at a young age will help a child learn more about empathy and responsibility.

Better grades
Participating in activities that your child truly enjoy will encourage him to attend school regularly and will inspire him to study more as most of these extra activities require good academic performance before he can join to achieve academic credit.

Explore and develop areas of interest
Different after school activities and student clubs are usually offered  to promote and develop student talents and interests. Interaction among their fellow students enable more learnings on proper social behavior and build up self-confidence.

My final say: 
Though  the aforementioned benefits may be good for your child, overscheduling too many activities can result to academic struggles. Therefore, explain and teach your child how to have a sense of balance. Too much involvement in extracurricular activites will end up in pushing themselves too far that will later on compromise their academic achievement.


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