What Is An Extracurricular Activity?

An extracurricular activity can be almost anything that isn’t required for school credit. These activities will become very important later, such as when you are applying to third level colleges or universities, because they help you develop your talents, interests and passions. They can also teach you practical skills like time management.

With so many options out there, all students should be able to find an extracurricular activity that they are interested in and can develop a passion for!

Remember that extracurricular activities do not have to be sponsored by the school, so you should also consider things that you do with your family or within the community as viable options.

Remember, you can turn almost any interest into an extracurricular activity. If you currently spend a significant amount of time doing an activity that is helping you to develop a talent or interest, perform a leadership role, or help out your community – then you should definitely consider that an extracurricular activity.

What doesn’t necessarily count as an extracurricular? It should be an activity that demonstrates a talent or contributes value to other people. There’s a wide spectrum here, though – improving your hair quality isn’t really an extracurricular. But starting a Youtube channel around Recycling Plastic Bottles or creating a club for teen health enthusiasts definitely does.

But if you’re still unsure if something counts as an extracurricular, or you need some inspiration, talk to your teacher.