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.