Participating in school clubs is very helpful for students because it helps them feel a sense of connection with others students who have similar tastes, preferences, and interests. Students might not find individuals with the same interests in the same classroom. However, if all of those children who like to paint come together through a school club, they can interact and participate in activities that they particularly are interested in.
A school club provides skill development opportunities to various students. However, students are limited by what the institute ERP provides them. Because of the pandemic, institutions have been unable to organize offline school club activities. Although it is possible to hold some club sessions over the learning management system, the experience is not the same. These barriers are overcome by organizing hybrid classes. Fortunately, as the pandemic has softened its blow, students have found it safer to go back to school under precautionary measures.
Role of ERP
The ERP full form is enterprise resource planning. This is a setup followed by an educational institution to plan and allocate its resources as per the requirements of the school management, students, teachers, and other school staff. This planning includes extracurricular activities, of which school clubs are an important part.
School club benefits
Building student networks
Meeting with new people from all over the school helps students build great relationships or make connections with not only students of other grades, but also teachers. Every club activity is supervised and looked over by a few team leaders who perform under the specific instructions of qualified teachers. Since students meet most people who have similar interests they have more valuable networks which might be useful for them when pursuing different career goals in the future.
Having a sense of self-esteem is very important for growing children because it teaches them to be confident and more social. When students undertake activities they are passionate about, they build self-confidence and feel more comfortable practicing their talents and skills. Through constant participation in club activities, students get to feel relaxed in doing what they have always wanted to do. Most importantly, because club activities are not compulsory and students join them out of sheer interest, they don’t feel the pressure of any upcoming examination in this space.
Better academic performance
Students who participated in club activities had better academic performance than most others. Besides getting good grades scanner features have also noticed a rising trend in student attendance when they are active in school clubs. This shows that when children learn something new and fun at the same time they value their school more along with the other subjects that come with it. A sense of belonging to the school club and the institution as a whole imbibes loyalty. They feel motivated to score better and represent their institution.
Improved social skills
Activities help a student to value working in a group as a member of the team, and not a leader. Leadership comes later in life when expertise in a skill is needed. Initially, club activities validate and allow students. With time they improvise, learn, put in the effort and offer to undertake challenging activities. Working in a team is also working on oneself, hence students learn social skills which improve the quality of their life. They soon explore their abilities and interests.
Social skill development is a priority for institutions in the current times. After being insulated for almost two years, students have suffered from reviewed mental and emotional health issues. The impact on their personal and academic performance can be improved if they have the opportunity to come back to a school environment and socialize. Institutions are making efforts to establish hybrid classes along with elaborate virtual teaching systems that allow easy interaction among students, teachers, and parents.
Choice of quality over quantity
Learning the value of quality over quantity is important for every individual. When taking part in school clubs, students realize that joining every single club they are slightly interested in will not suddenly make school fun. The point of being in a school club is not to feel overwhelmed. Instead, they can continue taking as many classes with calculated club participation. This guarantees a balance in their life.