Extra Curricular Provision
Benefits of Extra Curricular Activities
At Pomphlett we understand the importance of lunch time clubs and after school activities in promoting the well-being of all pupils.
IMPROVED ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
This can be attributed to skills they learn such as better time management to accommodate their hobbies and class activities, better organisational skills and a boost in their self-esteem. Skills learnt in clubs such as debate can be applied in the classroom too, as the children learn how to express themselves better.
BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Children have to learn how to balance their academic life with their hobbies. They need to know how to incorporate their club and sports activities into their school life and allocate enough time for each. They learn how to plan out their day to include homework and extra-curricular activities time, and will know how to make use of any free time they may have.
LEARN NEW AND USEFUL SKILLS
Children learn new skills that are useful in their school life and day-to-day activities. They learn skills such as teamwork, better social skills, and critical thinking. According to studies, children who participate in extra-curricular activities were found to have better leadership skills and learnt how to relate better with their peers than those who didn’t.
SENSE OF COMMITMENT
Children who participate in extra-curricular activities have a sense of commitment to whatever they are involved in. This is because as they take part in whatever sports or club activity they are a member of, they have to commit to it and give their all, and this commitment extends to all other areas of their lives.