Bhylls Acre Primary School

Extra Curricular Activities

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities both during the day and after school. Our activities are aimed at different age groups throughout the year and offer children a variety of opportunities.

How can extra-curricular activities help my child?

By getting involved in extra-curricular activities, children can not only learn new skills and make new friends, they can also learn valuable life-skills including:

  • Listening skills
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Decision making
  • Empathy
  • Focus
  • Self-control
  • Perspective taking
  • Making connections
  • Critical thinking
  • Taking on challenges
  • Self-directed skills
  • Engaging in learning

Exploring new interests is important for children to find things they are passionate about. Whether it be learning an instrument, playing a sport or starring in a play. Accomplishments with these hobbies can help build your child’s self-esteem and confidence as well.

Being involved in an activity that involves goals and teamwork can help build your child’s self-esteem and overall confidence. Allowing your child to build confidence in a more relaxed setting can help with mastering new skills later in life.

Goals are extremely important in life and teaching children to have goals at an early age can be very beneficial. Setting and obtaining goals can improve your child’s motivation and confidence throughout life.

Teamwork can become extremely important later in life when it comes to thriving in social and occupational settings. Teaching your child teamwork and its overall importance at an early age can help them thrive later in life.

Studies have shown that children involved in extracurricular activities tend to have better academics than children who spend free-time using electronics and avoiding social situations.

Getting your child involved in an extracurricular activity not only occupies some of their free time, it also teaches them valuable skills for the rest of life. From time and stress management to teamwork and goal setting, activities can help children in many ways. 

For information about extra-curricular activities available this term, click on the link below:

Autumn Term