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Thursday 10 August 2023

The Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities for Kids

Extracurricular activities are to be taken advantage of while at school. They provide children excellent opportunities to develop themselves and learn new skills. Also, there’s the social aspect of being able to meet new people and make friends. Below are some of the other benefits that were shared with us by one of the best independent schools in Surrey.

Benefits of Extracurricular Activities for Children - Self-Identity, Skills Development, Time Management, Enjoyable School Experience, Career Exploration, Social Interaction, Personal Growth


Self-exploration is important for children because it helps them in understanding who they are and develop confidence. This is something that children can do through extracurricular activities as they allow children the opportunity to try different things, learn about what they like, dislike, and develop their self-esteem.

Demonstrates Their Core Competencies

It’s also possible for children to demonstrate their interest and passion for certain areas of school such as science, as well as skills and a strong work ethic through such commitments. This can help boost a child’s employability and help them with college or university applications.

Time Management Skills

For children they add another layer of structure to the school day. Juggling various responsibilities simultaneously can help children with time management and organisation that are skills needed in other aspects of life. 

Makes School Enjoyable

For children it can add excitement and increase their motivation for wanting to go to school. This can reflect positively on their attendance and performance.

New Skills 

They are also very different to usual school lessons and allow children the opportunity to develop new skills.


The above can set children at an advantage for the future as they are able to learn about their interests, strengths, and weaknesses.

At the same time, these should not be forced upon children. Extracurricular activities demand time and commitment so they should be activities they want to do and have an active interest in pursuing.

K Elizabeth xoxox

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