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  • Writer's pictureIshani Wijayasiri

Extra Curricular Activities for Students

What are extracurricular activities?

Extracurricular activities are programs that:

● are not part of the regular school curriculum; and,

● are structured around an activity, goal, or purpose.

Sports, student government, community service, employment, the arts, hobbies, and educational clubs are examples of extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities are meant to supplement the academic curriculum. These activities can be structured by age group, as in school programs, but they are not always. For example, your teen could volunteer at a local charity or work part-time.

Students at Nochchimoddai Institute of Technical Education participate in extracurricular activities, which we strive to improve.

Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

Participating in school extracurricular activities is an excellent way for your teen to broaden their social circle, broaden their interests, and develop leadership skills. According to research, participation in school extracurricular activities leads to positive long-term outcomes.

Extracurricular activities are essential for students because they allow them to learn about themselves and their interests. They also help them develop skills that will help them in their future careers and lives. They are also crucial for students because they allow them to make friends, improve their social skills, and get involved in new activities that might not otherwise be accessible to them. They can also help students find their passion in life.

Taking part in extracurricular activities at school teaches life skills that aren’t always taught at home or in school, like how to accept failure even when you think you deserve it. Students have an opportunity through extra curricular activities at school to learn about teamwork, develop strong communication skills, experience what it feels like to stand on stage in front of an audience, practice time management skills, and much more. They are also taught to cooperate without bullying others.

We teach our students how important extracurricular activities are. Therefore, students at the Institute of Technical Education (Nichchimoddai) follow some extracurricular activities suited for them.

While extracurricular activities often take up a lot of time outside of regular school hours, they also provide students with opportunities to gain life skills that will be crucial for their future success. These activities are a great way to keep your child engaged and allow them to learn something new.

Extracurricular activities are an essential part of a child’s development. They increase a child’s self confidence, help them learn how to be more social, and help them develop their talents. Many parents are concerned about the amount of time and money they spend on extracurricular activities. However, there is evidence that extracurricular activities can positively impact children’s academic performance as well as their mental health and well-being.

Parents play an essential role in their children’s extracurricular activities. They can help their children set up a schedule, plan for extracurricular events, and stay organized. Joining a sports team, learning an instrument, joining a theater group, or enrolling in an online course all require consistent time commitment and initiative. Providing your children with a variety of pastimes will help keep them from engaging in the harmful behaviors that some students end up participating in. Extracurricular activities in schools are also of utmost importance to a student’s growth. Throughout the exam period, students are under pressure to do well and earn decent grades. There is a need for some extra activities in such circumstances. There are countless opportunities to pick up new skills and spark new passions outside the confines of any academic curriculum. Therefore, it is important for parents to find the right balance between education and fun for their children. Extracurricular activities are not for time waste, it is for students. That is why we encourage our students who study at the Institute of Technical Education (Nichchimoddai) to participate in extracurricular activities.

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