The advantages of extra curricular activities

The advantages of extra curricular activities

Keeping busy outside the classroom is so important

The advantages of extra curricular activities

At Cargilfield pupils have the opportunity to participate in a vast range of extra curricular activities from sport, music and drama to personal development. There are a whole range of benefits that come from involvement in these activities.

  • They can help you build 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 time management skills, while finding an area you enjoy or excel at can boost your self-confidence.

  • They provide a productive break from regular school work

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

  • Open your mind to new interests

While you usually have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of study areas through core subjects, extracurricular activities allow you to explore an interest in more depth than what is covered in class — or maybe even find a completely new interest that you wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise. They can also provide a great chance for you to broaden your perspective of the world.

Participation in sport can indicate that you have the ability to work as part of a team, the drive to reach and improve on goals and the commitment to attend regular training sessions.

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  • Social opportunities

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

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Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.

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