High school is the
best chance for students to join different activities and to explore what you
are capable of doing to create an impact. Aside from doing classroom-based
activities, extracurricular activities are one of the efficient ways in knowing
what you are and what you want in life (Barge, 2015).
Nowadays, lots of
high schools involve their students to join in numerous activities. In certain
circumstance, some happen before and after school and others do it on weekends
(Burgess, 2017). Exercise became students’ practice for a satisfying break to
take out all the stress in school especially the senior students. These
activities depend on their interests, they may give the opportunity to go
outside and socialize. They can also assist in managing the time of your child
is expending in front of a television or computer screen (The Advantages of
Extracurricular Activities, n.d).
The purpose of
co-curricular activities is hard to understand for most parents and students.
Over the course of years, they have to persuade the parents to let their
children to continue in extracurricular activities because sometimes they are
unsure if these activities can distract the academic performance of their
child. This circumstance either opened up when a student was struggling
academically or wanted to focus more on academics alone. They believe that
co-curricular activities are a waste of time (Pilgrim, 2013).
Engaging in various
out-of-class works is the best way to encounter great people, enjoy school and
make sure that we even out our studies and social life. Apart from that, this
will also aid you in improving oneself as a whole, giving you applicable
examples to show of what you have learned when applying for a job (Mason, 2017).
Extracurricular activities like sports, clubs, etc. can help you to know
yourself better so extracurricular activities is also useful when you come in
college because when you apply for college, you will most likely be asked by
your experiences and hobbies. Having an accomplishment outside the classrooms
shows that you are very firm in your interests You are able to explore your
every aspect with people with the same interest as you are. You’ll meet new
people ad you are able to do something differently and open up with them (Brenzel,
n.d; Dowshen, 2017).
College institutions accentuate the effects of curricular activities, but
sometimes can be arduous for students to see how this extra time and dedication
will benefit them. Fortifying the mind to promote better management skills,
extracurriculars can guide students much more than their academic achievement
knowledge that supports them in their studies through extracurricular
activities. According to Matt Craft, involving oneself disciplines a person as
they are able to practice their ability to organize and manage their time along
the way. Learners who engaged in these activities ought to plan out their
schedule to make up with their studies. Also, you are able to develop different
skills unintentionally since you have to cleverly think out of a way to carry
out what you intended to do (Molina, 2016).
Some parents are somewhat unsure or uncertain
about their children joining in extracurricular activities. In fact, these
activities give them lots of benefits. Letting your child to join in
extracurricular activities is a good decision, it can help improving many of
their skills such as working skill, people skills, etc. (Burgess, 2017).
According to a
study led by Francois (2011), the involvement in extracurricular activities is
an effective strategy to abate school drop-out rates. Very little is known
about the extended effects of these activities on academic achievement. A study
conducted in 2001 involving 390 students being evaluated until 2011, after
finishing high school, has shown off the advantages of extracurricular
Certain people find
it difficult to do comply two things in a day. Sometimes, people invest their
time on one thing forgetting to give time to the other. It also puts this
pressure to the student that when not resolve immediately, might affect the
student’s performance (Pros and Cons of Extracurricular Activities, 2014).
in extracurricular works can lead to stress. Scholastics suggest that parents
should not involve their children in extracurricular activities early because
early involvement might overwhelm students (Moss, 2010).
students struggle when it comes to managing their time. Extracurricular
requires a lot of time and energy. Balancing it with your school works will not
leave you sufficient time in complying it. One way to reduce this time
constraint is to engage in clubs that only meet for short periods after school
Students who give
most of their time in clubs and classes outside the school will experience
significant changes in overall wellbeing and will most likely notice dropping
grades (Daily Mail Reporter, 2011).
A result from the
National Education Longitudinal Study in 1988 suggest that maintain
participation in extracurricular works from the junior to senior high most
likely shows academic achievement and a positive social act in young adulthood
(Zaff, et al., 2003).
Students who partake in co-curricular
activities perceived a sense of commitment to whatever they engaged in. This is
because as they take part in whatever organization or club activity they are a
part of this group, they have to accomplish or commit to it and give their
best, and this commitment affects all areas of their lives (Jackson 2017).