Participating in various school clubs helps in building a child’s communication skills, creativity and teach them how to work effectively with other students. Such clubs provide opportunities to the youth to participate in activities, indulge in a supervised setting and form relationships. The benefits of participating in school club are far-reaching such as:
1. Higher Self-esteem:
It helps you to achieve more success through activities you’re passionate about, your self- confidence will improve. During the process you realize how talented you actually are, which gives your confidence a massive boost. Working hard and mastering new skills in a fun, relaxed and sometimes competitive. This allows you to be successful without the pressure of getting a good grade.
2. Network opportunities:
Meeting new students, making connections/ building relationships will all help students when they are looking for a job. The people you meet have at least a few of the same interests as you, so their connections will be valuable.
3. Improved academic performance:
Kids who participate in these school clubs tend to improve with their academic performance. Not only did students grades improve, but the teachers have noticed a better attendance. After all, if a child learns something new due to an extracurricular activity, it could boost their understanding of school subjects even if the activity doesn’t relate directly to classwork.
4. Improving Life and Social Skills:
Numerous activities helps in teaching children the value of working as a team, to achieve a mutual goal or a skill that will benefit them in their future. By working with others outside of a classroom setting children begin to learn the value of improvisation, sharing ideas, and offering support to peers in challenging circumstances. The more they explore their abilities within a new environment, the more children can build a sense of their own character.
5. Choose quality over quantity:
While it’s a good idea to participate in different types of extracurricular activities, keep in mind that quality is better than quantity. You should not join every single club your school offers. This will lead you to feel overwhelmed and may prevent you from enjoying your extracurricular experiences. Instead, attend your school’s club fair at the beginning of the year, choose two to three clubs that you truly enjoy, and focus on those.
6. Helps building relationships with teachers and advisors:
Keep in mind that school clubs typically need a faculty advisor. You may ultimately develop a bond with the teacher who serves as your club’s advisor and he or she may end up writing you a letter of recommendation in the future.
7. Promoting Healthy Hobbies:
Children who are likely to spend less static time glued to a smartphone or screen. Not only does the time spent within a club encourage your child but the interests that they develop during those clubs will prompt them to spend more time practicing skills and pursuing their passions.
8. Developing real-world skills:
In an school club activity teaches kids so much more than the activity itself. Real-world skills, or life skills, are developed alongside the skills with a new activity.