BISG considers after school activities a sort of enrichment of curriculum and as an integral part of the education of our pupils, and to that end offers a wide range of clubs that aim to introduce the child to potential hobbies, develop particular sports, provide language learning or IT support and inspire an interest in areas that perhaps they would not be exposed to through the normal curriculum.
After school activities are compulsory for every pupil at the school. Parents are asked to help their child choose two clubs per term, usually representing a balance between active/sport and more intellectually inspiring programmes. Every student is required to stick to any given club for at least a term, reinforcing the idea that any commitment to learning must be followed by after school activities.
HOW DO CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES?
When children participate in sports and outdoor activities, they get good exercise and learn life-long habits of keeping mentally and physically fit. Combined with other life skills like learning how to eat right, how to keep school environment clean will ensure that children know the basics of living a healthy lifestyle.
BISG provides pupils with different activities as an outlet for creativity and problem-solving. Obvious choices are arts and, music, performing arts, but other activities like sports and collecting can teach problem-solving skills. The best activities for your children are those that encourage their natural curiosity and interests.
Many activities take place in a relaxing environment or promote healthy methods for dealing with stress. The more we are able to find positive ways to deal with stress, the better we feel.
When children learn new skills and engage in social activities, they become more self-confident. Learning social skills like cooperation, negotiation, and conflict resolutions in a fun and relaxed environment will help them interact appropriately with others - a skill valuable in all aspects of life from home life to school life.
Teamwork is increasingly more important in home life as well as at school life. Team sports require children to work together to achieve a common goal and remove the focus from the individual to the team. These are not the only activities that teach teamwork, though, other learning activities in class can also promote teamwork.