The Benefits of Extracurricular Activities for Children

(Sponsored Post) In your younger years it’s not just all about your exam results and studying hard. There should always be time for additional activities in between studies, as they yield many benefits for children as they go through their academic studies. I have teamed up with a summer school in London to show why extracurricular activities are beneficial to children.

A young girl in a white Karate Gi after getting her yellow belt

Allows children to explore career interests and hobbies

You children may not know what they would like to do once they reach their GCSEs and other important exams. Having the chance to take part in activities with friends and others will give them the opportunity to find things that they find fun and engaging in their spare time.

Taking a break from studies

Following a routine 5 times a week and studying throughout that week can be a lot for children to handle. This is why many schools offer initiatives to allow kids to become more involved with sports, music classes and instrument lessons, arts clubs and more. Giving them a chance to do something that gives them a chance to reset what they’ve learnt from their studies.

Increased skill set

Many skills learnt through academia can be translated into performing well within extracurricular activities. For example, if they’re in a debating team, your child will begin to use their critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. When playing football, they’ll be using hand to eye coordination, collaboration and teamwork.

Extracurricular activities boost your university prospects

Having additional activities that they have done in the past, whether it’s volunteering or taking part in supported art classes and adding them to their college or university applications will show lecturers and interviewers that they’ve taken the initiative. A lot of universities ask about other activities applicants do in their spare time to demonstrate that they have a series of transferable skills that can be applied to higher education.

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