Extra-Curricular Activities truly bring the “extras” to your life

September 1, 2023

Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) and its numerous benefits

According to the research, it has been proved that participating in ECA can lead to

Students’ success. Research indicates that participation in extracurricular activities.

positively correlates with students’ academic and personal development. Students

participating in extracurricular activities have tremendous academic success and

remarkable character development. They also learn about time management and

leadership. They also have positive social development and greater interest in

community involvement.

Take a look at its significant benefits:

Academic Achievement

Research since the 1930s showed that students who participate frequently in ECA tend.

to have higher grades, better test scores and more positive educational experiences.

Another study in 2007 by Lipscomb, S. on Secondary school extracurricular involvement

and academic achievement: A fixed effects approach found that students who.

participate in athletic clubs tend to have increased math, science, and literacy scores as

well as problem-solving skills. ECA in arts and crafts results in higher academic scores

and better working skills.

Character Development

Students participating in ECA report higher levels of self-concept and self-esteem. ECA

provides opportunities to develop personal interests and discover their strengths and

weaknesses, especially during secondary school when students are in the process of

character development when they need to grow confidence and learn to become.

comfortable with themselves. The character-building skills can be best cultivated during

ECA activities. Imagine a community service club where you build leadership skills and

teamwork whilst deepening the understanding of others. Participation in ECA builds.

students’ time management skills, leadership skills, self-confidence, resiliency and

ability to accept constructive criticism, which are all important to character development.

It also increased the sense of connectedness and friendships.

Social Development

Group activities build teamwork and communication skills necessary for future success.

in their future work. Being in ECA groups helps them to grow their networks and bond.

with like-minded friends. A positive social group helps them to stay away from poor life.

choices. They also have an opportunity to connect with supportive adults who can.

become their mentors.

Community Involvement

Students need to learn to reach out to the community outside the school and

understand the importance of giving back to the community and helping those in need.

Adults who volunteer to help others usually were once the students who took part in

ECA community activities.

ECA can provide your child with a well-rounded education and numerous benefits. They

also offer opportunities to explore new interests and passions, fostering personal growth

and confidence; encouraging your child to engage in extracurriculars can lead to a more

balanced and fulfilling education experience, enhancing their academic and personal.


Participating in ECA offers many benefits beyond what might be immediately apparent.

Additionally, from all the mentioned benefits, participating in ECA positively impacts.

university and job application by showcasing a well–rounded skill set. International

Education emphasizes the importance of being a well-rounded person. Well-rounded

person possesses a diverse range of skills, interests, and experiences, making them.

adaptable and capable in various situations. This quality allows a person to have a

broader perspective on life. It is an asset that opens doors in education and careers, but more importantly, it enhances the overall quality of life.

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Christison, C. (2013). BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education

Fredricks, J.A & Eccles, J.S. (2008). Participation in extracurricular activities in the middle school years

Lipscomb, S. (2007). Secondary school extracurricular involvement and academic achievement: A fixed effects approach. Economics of Education Review.