Extracurricular activities, also known as extra-academic activities, are those hobbies performed by students which do not belong to the normal curriculum of school or university education. These activities are usually voluntary and involve people of the same ages. As well as this, students along with members of the staff perform these activities under the faculty sponsorship.
According to various researches, almost 70% of adolescents perform extracurricular activities. Furthermore, these voluntary hobbies reduce the number of criminal offences as well as permits learners to have successful rewards both in school and at work. Extracurricular activities also reduce the adolescent anti-social behaviours, permitting learners to be more successful in communications and relationships.
Adolescents who participate in extracurricular activities are exposed to different social groups, so as they can become socially intelligent and responsible adults. Nevertheless, being immersed in different cultures is not enough. Indeed, adolescents should interact with various peers to acquire social traits. Also, by participating in these activities allow students to feel more connected to the others and get to know and understand different cultures.
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