Most of us are familiar with the term extracurricular activities. For those who do not know about it, extracurricular activities mean to take part in any extra activity, apart from studies. For example, debate competition, singing competition, art competition, any sports competition and etc.
Extra-curricular activities are offered by almost every school out there. These activities are very beneficial for children. By participating in such activities, knowledge increases, personality grooms, confidence increases, you get to learn from your mistakes, experience increases, and Allah has blessed every human being with extra talent. We will find out our extra talent by participating in such extracurricular activities. If we do not take part in these activities, then how will we know about our extra talent? If we do not know about our extra talent, how will we express it? Our talent will be wasted if we don’t participate in those activities. Many children do not participate in such activities due to fear of losing. They think that if they will lose, everyone will make fun of them. As long as we go to the water, how will we learn to swim; similarly, how will we win if we do not participate in the competition? We used to learn from our mistakes.
Rather than worrying about what people will say, we should try and focus on our own aims and aspirations. We should just try to give our best and should let go of the fear of losing. Other than this, parents also need to give space to their children, because they put a lot of academic pressure on them, due to which they do not have time to participate in extracurricular activities
Even some parents have a mindset that by participating in these activities, there is a loss of studies. If so, then why do schools worldwide use to arrange such activities?
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