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Polam Hall Leading The Way On Extra Curricular Activities

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by elicash, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. I saw this news story on twitter and I have to say I agree with the head teacher implicitly. Extra-curricular activities are a crucial part of a child's education and development.

    It is vital that schools continue to have a range of out of hours activities available to children and it's so encouraging to see schools such as Polam Hall in Darlington understanding this and seeing such positive results.
    "Polam Hall School’s head teacher is cautioning people not to underestimate the
    benefits of extra-curricular activities in helping young people make their mark
    in today’s competitive jobs markets.

    John Moreland’s comments come as
    pupils from the Darlington school proved to be high achievers at the town’s
    Festival for Performing Arts.

    John Moreland, Polam Hall’s Head Teacher,
    said: “Some people dismiss such out-of-normal-school-hours activities as
    inconsequential, but this, in fact, is not the case.

    “Events like this
    are a great opportunity for young people to practise presentation and
    performance skills that bear a direct relationship to many workplaces.


    “They help develop confidence too and will stand pupils in good stead
    when the time comes for them to look for a job as every employer is looking for
    confident, articulate young people who are good
    communicators.

    “Universities also look for potential candidates with
    strong personal statements demonstrating they have become involved in the wider
    community and also immersed themselves in activities to help boost their
    confidence and personal skills.”

     
  2. I saw this news story on twitter and I have to say I agree with the head teacher implicitly. Extra-curricular activities are a crucial part of a child's education and development.

    It is vital that schools continue to have a range of out of hours activities available to children and it's so encouraging to see schools such as Polam Hall in Darlington understanding this and seeing such positive results.
    "Polam Hall School’s head teacher is cautioning people not to underestimate the
    benefits of extra-curricular activities in helping young people make their mark
    in today’s competitive jobs markets.

    John Moreland’s comments come as
    pupils from the Darlington school proved to be high achievers at the town’s
    Festival for Performing Arts.

    John Moreland, Polam Hall’s Head Teacher,
    said: “Some people dismiss such out-of-normal-school-hours activities as
    inconsequential, but this, in fact, is not the case.

    “Events like this
    are a great opportunity for young people to practise presentation and
    performance skills that bear a direct relationship to many workplaces.


    “They help develop confidence too and will stand pupils in good stead
    when the time comes for them to look for a job as every employer is looking for
    confident, articulate young people who are good
    communicators.

    “Universities also look for potential candidates with
    strong personal statements demonstrating they have become involved in the wider
    community and also immersed themselves in activities to help boost their
    confidence and personal skills.”

     
  3. You betcha extra curriculum activities are great from a headteachers point of view cos teachers work for nothing.
     
  4. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    Indeed they can't be that vital if no one is willing to pay teachers to lead them.
     

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