Extra Curricular Activities
How important are extra curricular activities? Educational philosophy states the importance of teaching students to be life long learners. There is much more to education than classrooms and textbooks. Extra curricular activities can provide opportunities for students to express themselves in activities and areas depending on their interests, skills and talents. It also teaches students to work as a “unit” and be team players.
In the past several years I have enjoyed being involved in several extra curricu
In elementary school I was involved in the Art Club. In addition to trips and activities that are geared more towards recreation, we also are involved in volunteering our time to needy causes such as Operation Angel Tree and assisting with items being sent to hurricane victims. I believe that extra curricular activities are an avenue to give students the self discipline and opportunity to be productive citizens in whatever road they choose to follow in life. I"tmm not sure whether my favorite activity would be classified as extra curricular but I definitely hope it will be the one that will shape my future. This activity taught me the importance of helping others in addition to helping myself by making my environment a much neater place to work in. Helping people in need and knowing you can make a difference in someone"tms life is a wonderful learning experience and gives you a feeling of self-worth. I hope one day to be a professional Nextel Cup driver. Another activity that I was involved in was an after school helper. We would assist several teachers in putting away PE, band, and audio-visual equipment. Some of these consisted of designing posters and signs that was placed in designated areas throughout the school. I also enjoy my involvement in our youth group at the church that I attend. We would also be able to display our artwork and special projects in an area that was chosen to showcase our work. Students would arrive at school early on Tuesday mornings and members would have the opportunity to be involved in special art projects.