clubs, leadership programmes, charity and community projects, sports teams, competitions and Olympiads and much, much more!
While the classroom is an integral part of your child’s education and life, it should not be the only part of their education. If you want your child to enjoy a truly well-rounded education, after-school and extracurricular activities are a great complement to the traditional classroom setting.
At the Modern Educational Complex named in Honour of Heydar Aliyev, we keep this approach in mind with our after-school programme. Students can participate in enriching activities such as sports, art, music, academic clubs and competitions, community and charity projects and programmes that nurture leadership skills. Our priority is to provide students with a safe, comfortable and engaging place to go after classes have ended for the day.
Studies show that students who regularly participate in extracurricular activities enjoy a host of benefits. They are learning, growing, and most importantly, having fun. Here are the top ten benefits for your children of the clubs and extracurricular activities offered by MTK.
Top Ten Benefits of Extracurricular Participation:
- Academics: according to “Understood” magazine, studies have shown that students who participate in after-school activities are more likely to have higher grades and an improved work ethic.
- Time Management: having additional priorities besides school and family can help your child to learn how to appropriately manage their time and meet deadlines.
- Friendship & Social Skills: the traditional classroom only allows limited time for socialising, but extracurricular activities offer students additional opportunities to bond and form deep friendships.
- Teamwork: from preparing for spelling bees to playing chess, there are numerous activities that help students learn how to work in groups to achieve a common goal while having fun.
- Exploring Interests: there is much more to life than reading, writing, and arithmetic. Extracurricular activities allow students to explore more of the world around them and discover their interests.
- Physical Fitness: students who participate in a sport (be it a school team, club, or intramural sport), dance, or other physical extracurricular activity are more likely to lead an active life and maintain a healthy weight.
- Thinking Flexibility in a Changing World: The level to which a person can cope with changing circumstances and think about problems and challenges in new, creative ways.
- Parental Productivity: the average workday extends beyond the school day. Parents who are assured that their child is being supervised at an extracurricular activity are likely to be more productive at work. For parents’ peace of mind, our free after-school programme runs until 17:15.
- Cognitive Development and Career Opportunities: learning skills such as how to speak a new language, how to play a musical instrument or how to paint in the style of Van Gogh nurtures positive brain development; this can also open the door to future careers requiring creative skills.
- Securing a University Place: to stand out in ever more competitive applicant pools, candidates require proven teamwork and leadership skills, sporting and creative talent and a track record of service to their community.