The broad and enriching co-curriculum programme at Edin High School complements learning in the academic curriculum to provide each student with a skill set that will support her into the future.
A well-balanced combination of academic and co-curricular learning increases the willingness to take risk, develops social interaction, boosts confidence and enhances the development of leadership skills. It has also been found to provide students with the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills that are needed to work in a rapidly globalising world, where many may change career several times in the course of their working life.
By abandoning their desks and facing new challenges in an environment where risk-taking is nurtured and supported, the students learn to work in teams and take the initiative. This produces a resilient, versatile and adaptable student who is a competent all-rounder. They are able to show the relevance of their co-curricular experiences to their development as they embrace the 21st century and all it has to offer.
Five key benefits of participation in the co-curriculum:
- Develops social skills and relationships through interaction across year groups.
- Develops time management skills – the girl who can manage her time effectively will be able to prioritise a competing set of commitments, and becomes proactive and creative in problem solving.
- Explores a wide range of interests and offers an infinite range of possibilities for girls who want to develop and nurture areas of interest.
- Participation develops self-esteem – not all students experience academic success and the co-curriculum offers a chance to experience success or to be recognised for a contribution to an activity.
- Develops commitment – participation is about a long term commitment to an activity and the opportunity to see it through, with leadership roles emerging as they progress through school.
HOW TO BOOK AND COSTS:
Co-curricular activities are booked on a termly basis before the start of each term. Instructions on how to book with a detailed timetable are sent to parents by
schoolpost and are available on the school website.
Many of our co-curricular activities are included in our school fees, but some do incur charges if an external specialist coach is employed, the activity occurs out of
school, or there are additional external costs such as travel, equipment, entrance fees etc. Detailed information is sent to parents via our newsletter, or please contact the school office. You can also book online by clicking on the link below.