Extra curricular activities are activities that are not part of the school’s curriculum. However, they are very helpful in developing children’s talents, leadership and practical skills.
Extra curricular activities help a child to discover himself or herself. They also help children, teachers, and parents to become aware of a child’s strengths and weaknesses.
Sometimes, it can be challenging for teachers and parents to choose extra curricular activities that match their children’s your interests and age. But it does not need to be hard. This article includes a list of very important extra curricular activities for students.
Most Common Extra curricular Activities
Boy Scouts was created to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Youths are trained in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations
in Nigeria, there is a national community development project at Igbo-Ora, in Oyo State, which includes fish farming, agriculture and a training center for Scouts from all over the country. Scouts have planted crops including maize, melons and pineapples, as well as learned about mortar/mesh technology for the construction of low-cost housing. The project provides a training service to help local farmers learn new techniques.
Girl Guides or Girl Scouts is a movement found worldwide, which was originally and still largely designed for girls and women only. This organisation was introduced in 1909, because girls demanded to take part in the then grassroots Boy Scout Movement. This kind of Scouting is fun, hands-on learning and puts kids in the middle of the action, thereby preparing them for life.
Drama Club teaches children more about the aspects of theater. This includes learning stage terminology, working on acting skills, set building, and costumes/makeup design.
The Music Club encourages talent in music. It detects, develops, and maximises the innate musical skills in students on various instruments such as the piano, drums, guitars, saxophone and a range of other instruments. It also helps children to develop their singing voice via voice training and ear training; students also acquire a range of basic musical skills through listening, performing and composing. Proper vocal techniques and skills are also instilled in the students in order to produce candidates good enough to constitute the school choir.
Maths club instils the love of mathematics in children. For children planning on making a career in engineering and other professional fields, excellent mathematical skills are necessary. Children acquire high-grade skills by joining a good math club.
Literary and Debating Club
This club is designed to help students develop the ability to critically analyze issues and to confidently express informed opinions on national and international topics.
Debating helps children gain insights into various issues. It also helps them develop English speaking skills while overcoming shyness and stage fright. It teaches children skills that are vital for career growth such as putting forth your viewpoint without offending or hurting others.
Extra curricular activities have a strong influence in a child’s success and failure as a student and in life. Hence, children are encouraged to engage in them. Students that participate in more than one extracurricular activity often excel at studies and develop good personalities.