Extracurricular activities are usually hobbies or interests that your child pursues outside of school. These activities may include sports, performing arts, charity work or even a part-time job.
By taking part in extracurricular activities, your child will learn a number of useful skills for their future, as well as how to successfully balance their school and social life.
I have teamed up with St. Christopher School in Letchworth, to explore four ways extracurricular activities can help your child…
Develop personal skills
Extra-curricular activities are an ideal way for your child to develop their personal skills and gain more experience. Also, by adding a new activity to their timetable, your child will be taking on more responsibility, which should help to improve their organisational skills.
By taking part in new creative activities, your child will be able to explore and develop their personal styles. Art classes and drama groups are both great opportunities for your child to learn how to express themselves.
Extra-curricular activities are a great way to boost your child’s self-confidence, as they explore a new environment and surround themselves with new people who share similar interests.
Your child may also have the opportunity to develop their communication, problem solving and teamwork skills, which can all contribute greatly to their future career.
Improve their CV
Participating in extra-curricular activities is also a great way to build an impressive CV and can help it to stand out from the competition. Your child will be able to show an employer their personal interests and what achievements these have led to.