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Extra Curricular Clubs

When I was a teenager I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me; music and theatre

Morgan Freeman, Actor


At Sunny Bank our children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities during their time at school — from sport, music and drama to Outward Bounds and Forest School activities. We believe there are a range of benefits that come from involvement in these;

They provide a productive break from learning

Weekly activities can offer a welcome break from lessons and homework. Depending on your child’s interests, they may provide the chance to get outside and exercise, see friends, pursue a hobby or simply destress and refresh their mind. They also help limit the time your child is spending in front of a TV or computer screen.

They can help your child build their skills outside of the classroom

In addition to building skills within a specific discipline, extracurricular activities are great for developing general academic and soft skills. Think debating for public speaking, academic competitions for exam strategies and sport for teamwork. Balancing a number of commitments can help to improve your child’s time management skills, while finding an area they enjoy or excel at can boost self-confidence.

They can open your child's mind to new interests and views

Extracurricular activities may allow children to explore an interest in more depth than is often covered in class — or maybe even find a completely new interest that they wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise.

They provide social opportunities

Being part of a group or team provides a sense of belonging, with extracurricular activities offering an opportunity for your child to interact with others with similar interests and potentially build friendships outside of their usual circle.

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