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The Benefits of Doing Extracurricular Activities

Do you do any extracurricular activities? Whether it’s an art class, dance group, painting club, chess club or the debate team, the extracurricular activities that you do are actually more beneficial than you would think.

Here are a few great reasons why that sports club or drama group you attend every Tuesday is actually really helpful:

1. You can build your social skills
It’s likely that your fellow members of the group you’re involved in will have similar interests as you, so that can make it easier for you to build conversation. Being involved in an extracurricular group can help you to feel more confident speaking to your peers, and you might make a few friends along the way!

2. It can help you be more organised
Being part of an extracurricular group means that you probably have to follow a structure, i.e. knowing what days meetings are, knowing what time you have to be there for etc. So you might not realise it, but you could be improving your time management and organisation skills as well as having fun at your extracurricular group.

3. You can gain a better understanding of long-term commitments
Taking part in an extracurricular activity is an excellent way in understanding how to manage a long-term commitment. You may be part of your group for a few months at a time, so you’ll learn how to manage certain aspects of your daily life around your extracurricular commitment.

4. They are lots of FUN
Whilst there are many practical benefits to being part of an extracurricular group, one obvious but really important benefit is that they allow you to have fun and enjoy yourself!

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Posted on 4 March 2015

Posted in Advice for young people

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