The main roles that extra curricular activities play in education are as follows:
• They aid the development of the student's social and interaction skills
• They look great on a CV when applying for colleges and universities
• They can give extra confidence to a student who may start to enjoy school more
• They can highlight skills and talents a student may not have been able to show otherwise
• They give the student the responsibility of time-keeping and turning up voluntarily every week
Extra curricular activities are an important part of school and can be the activity that a student really embraces which can in turn help them enjoy school and work harder. If it is a team sport that the student plays after school then it helps teach the student on the importance of teamwork and will improve their interaction skills.
Students also learn new skills or new topics when participating in extra curricular activities and these skills can be very important later down the line when they are applying for further education or even jobs. There is also usually more contact time with the student when they are partaking in extra curricular activities as the classes or groups are usually smaller and the time the teacher or coach has with them is longer than a normal school day class.