Students Should Be Given Credit For Any After School Activities

905 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
A majority students in school these days are involved in after school activities. Whether those activities are student government, sports, debate team, volunteering, etc. these activities require a significant part of a students ' day, so why aren 't students getting school credit for these sort of activities? Activities beyond the classroom teach students life long lessons that cannot be taught in a classroom, and a significant amount of effort and time is put into such activities, and Therefore, students should be given credit for any after school activities. According to the U.S. Census of 2014, 6 out of 10 students participated in an extra curricular activity. A majority of that we 're students who participated in sports. Other activities such as volunteering, student government, and language clubs were also included. All of these activities can teach life long lessons the student can use throughout life, that cannot always be taught in a classroom environment. Sports teach a student how to work diligently as a team, to achieve a goal. Sports can also teach trust among teammates. During every game, match, or competition, you have to instill trust in your teammates to do the best that they can, and they have to be able to trust that you will do the same. Volunteering outside of the classroom can teach students to appreciate what they have or are given, along with helping others when help is needed, whether helping is helping elementary kids learn to read or write or…

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