Consider your child’s co-curricular life


Now that February is upon us and the children have settled into school, it’s time to consider your child’s co-curricular activities.

While some may argue that co-curricular activities are both costly and timely, the advantages they provide for your child are priceless. And who knows – maybe enrolling them in acting lessons or signing them up for a soccer team could see them being the next Margot Robbie or Cristiano Ronaldo?


Signing your child up to a team sport has a plethora of advantages on your child’s health, social and mental wellbeing! We’ve listed a few key benefits:

* reduced risk of obesity
* increased cardiovascular fitness
* healthy growth of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons
* improved coordination and balance

Sports minded people also have a greater ability to physically relax and, therefore, avoid the complications of chronic muscular tension (such as headaches and back aches).

Other benefits include:

* improved sleep
* mental health benefits, such as greater confidence
* improved social skills
* improved inter-personal skills.

Other Activities

Whether it’s singing lessons, learning an instrument or even taking some speech and drama classes, participation in co-curricular activities supports a child’s intellectual, emotional, social, moral and creative development, including social skills and relationship building, time management skills, exploring different interests, and developing self-esteem commitment.

For more information on the benefits of co-curricular activities, including a list of available activities in Ipswich, visit