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What are the benefits of extracurricular activities in schools?

While extracurricular activities often take up a lot of time outside of regular school hours, they also provide students with opportunities to gain life skills that will be crucial for their future success. These activities are a great way to keep your child engaged and allow them to learn something new.

Extracurricular activities are an essential part of a child’s development. They increase a child’s self-confidence, help them learn how to be more social, and help them develop their talents. Many parents are concerned about the amount of time and money they spend on extracurricular activities. However, there is evidence that extracurricular activities can positively impact children’s academic performance as well as their mental health and well-being.

Participating in sports is linked to physical and health benefits in adolescence

What is the impact of extracurricular activities on students?

Extracurricular activities have been proven to have a positive effect on children’s development. Early Years who participate in extracurricular activities are more likely to succeed academically and socially. These benefits help prepare them for future success in school and life. Extracurricular activities help to develop knowledgeable and competent students who possess high moral standards and are responsible and capable of contributing significantly to their own and society’s welfare. It also helps reduce peer pressure issues and enriches students’ lives, their families, and their communities. Moreover, extracurricular activities influence how a person develops within themselves, in the community, and in school. Therefore, schools should highly encourage students to participate in some activities.

Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

  • Academic performance is improved
  • Time management skills are improved
  • Learn new and useful skills
  • Sense of commitment

    We currently offer a range of activities such as Tennis, EAL, Football/Multisport at T3, AMAE Los Cristianos, and Lego League.

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