The Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities for Children

Extracurricular activities are the host of optional activities that schools run outside of scheduled lesson time. They look great and help children in their development by giving them the opportunity to gain key transferable skills and learn more about themselves. They also offer an outlet and the chance for them to spend quality time with their peers. A private girls’ school in Hertfordshire shares more on these benefits with us below.

Depth To A CV

A CV can be hard to build whilst at school. Children don’t have many options in terms of work experience as they only have the evenings and weekends. Another way that they can demonstrate their strengths, passions and core competencies is through their extracurricular activities. An extracurricular activity such as one that is sports related can help children to build skills like their communication skills, problem solving and team working without much interference to their routine as they work around the school day. 


They may also have the opportunity to meet other children from different years and classes. They can learn how to interact with new people and how to make friends.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Trying new things is important for children because it helps them to learn about themselves. They can learn about what they like and are good at as well as vice versa. This is important as it helps them to start thinking about the future and their aspirations which can be beneficial when selecting GCSE options etc.

Time Management Skills

Taking up an extracurricular activity involves signing up to an additional commitment. Children must balance rehearsals, training or any other related commitments with their school work and social life. This can help them to practice time management and get better at prioritising things in life.

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