How Students at Our International School Benefit from Extracurricular Activities
July 21, 2021
Extracurricular activities allow students to explore new interests, providing them with a broad range of activities that go beyond the school curriculum. This means students have the opportunity to try different things and discover hidden passions that highlight their individuality and creativity.
Starting extracurricular activities at an early age has many benefits, allowing students more time to experiment and build impressive skills in various subjects. Not only does this impact their personal growth, it also positions them for a better professional and academic future—developing a resume that emphasises their curious nature and diverse skill set.
At ENSR, students participate in extracurricular activities during their lunch break and in the afternoon they can opt to participate in additional activities. Here’s a quick look at how our extracurricular activities can benefit your child.
Promoting Personal Growth by Increasing Self-Esteem and Social Interactions
Students taking extracurricular activities are able to interact with their classmates outside a typical academic environment, building stronger connections through new experiences and teamwork. For instance, ENSR students can practise athletics and participate in badminton, basketball, and soccer. These team sports can help your child build valuable teamwork skills as they become key players, shaping their sense of community and accomplishment.
ENSR students can also explore their self-expression through creative subjects like theatre, developing a unique voice and gesture as they work in a group to perform a play at the end of the year. These activities are designed to be fun and exciting, promoting confidence by allowing students to showcase their talents while also helping them create meaningful memories with their friends.
Developing Life and Academic Skills While Studying at a Bilingual School
Extracurricular activities are particularly valuable as they help students develop real-world skills that they can rely on after graduation. These skills can include anything from problem-solving and critical thinking to time management and goal-setting. At our bilingual school, your child can also learn about new languages and cultures (German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Russian, and others) by participating in our extracurricular activities.
Curiosity is a big part of these activities, making academic learning a fun process for all of our students. Even at the young age of five, ENSR students can start learning about science, maths, and architecture through our Bricks 4 Kidz® extracurricular programme. Those between the ages of 10 and 16 can start developing their entrepreneurial spirit through our Future Entrepreneurs programme, discovering ways to manage projects suited to their age group.
All of these opportunities are meant to help students build important skills that advance their academic and professional development. This will better position them for success no matter what they choose to pursue in the future.
Broadening Perspectives Through Fun and Creative Extracurricular Activities
As an international school, ENSR strives to create unique experiences that broaden your child’s perspective and worldview. Our diverse extracurricular programme promotes self-exploration by offering students the chance to try different activities and discover new interests that can introduce them to new ways of thinking.
For example, your child can take Comic Book Creation as an extracurricular activity and learn about storytelling while exploring and applying their imagination. They can also participate in our Futurekids programme to create multimedia projects or learn computer programming in fun and exciting ways. Participating in these creative activities encourages students to consider different fields to specialise in or study, effectively impacting their future.
By ensuring that our students have access to a wide range of extracurricular activities, we can help them explore and learn about themselves and the world around them.
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