By Oliver D.
Extracurricular activities are outside of school activities pursued in addition to the normal course of study. Sports and other outside of school activities can also be involved in the category. Recently, however, researchers are finding out some pretty great stuff on if you participate in these activities. These activities have some major positive outcomes on participating. They also have found out, that kids our age who don’t participate in these activities often get into more trouble, or even have poorer grades than kids who do take extracurricular activities.
YMS offers many fun and interesting extracurricular activities. Here are a few examples: book club, chess club, oral interpretation, and newspaper. These are great extracurricular activities that help us with so much more than just having something fun to do. These extracurricular activities are very beneficial to us in many ways.
One reason that the extracurricular activities help us is that it helps prioritize learning. These activities help us learn new, interesting things, like if you participate in yearbook here at YMS, you are learning how to use computer design software that you never knew how to use! It could help you become a better computer software handler, or you can even think about designing a website with activities like this!
Another reason extracurricular activities are so beneficial that it has been proven that it helps kids mentally and physically. Mentally of course, by learning new things. Physically, you can get into better shape by participating in a sport. These sports can help us stay healthy and forever impact our lives staying by prioritizing better lifestyles.
Finally, the last reason for extracurricular activities is that it minimizes trouble. Kids who often get into some trouble cause problems in a community. Having them involved in extracurricular activities can keep them busy and even bring their grades up. They can even change their ways. They might go from troublesome, to a great person with this activity. They might find something they really like and they would do it more often, minimizing trouble.
As you can see, being involved in school activities or sports have many benefits involved. I believe that if we have everyone involved in at least one activity here at our school, it would offer many benefits. Are you involved in an extracurricular activity here at YMS?