Three After-School Clubs You Should Join


If you go ask your seniors for genuine school advice, their answer will be along the lines of taking studies seriously and taking part in at least one extra-curricular activity on a consistent basis. Not only will your participation help your college applications by making you an all-rounder student but you’ll have a regular outlet to express yourself - best of both worlds, right?

Here are three after-school clubs you should join or start if your school doesn’t already have them:

1) Coding: The Foundation of Everything Online

Outside India, one in three students begins learning to code before they turn 15. In India, only one in 10 do. [1] You can get ahead of everyone else by picking up the basics after-school with the help of websites such as Scratch [2], Code [3] and Codecademy [4]. No matter how small your group is, all you need is a PC with Wi-Fi access and you’re good to go!

2) Art: To Showcase Your Creative Potential To The World

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso

If oil painting or sketching by hand is not your thing, try your hand at Art digitally at Art club. Sketch [4], YouiDraw [5] and Pixilart [6] are just some of the digital platforms you can begin with - your PC has plenty more to offer. The best part about Art Club is that you’ll go home both relaxed and will feel accomplished at the same time.

3) Music: Wire Your Brain To Be More Patient

Being patient is a virtue which will help you in all aspects of your life, be it studies, sports, your social life and at home. By mastering a musical talent, be it songwriting, playing an instrument or singing - the hours you spend perfecting your craft will make you a more patient person from when you started. You can learn an instrument of your choice by watching YouTube [7] tutorials and even make music using LMMS [8] in your after-school club.

Who knows maybe one of these activities could become your career?

PS: Make the most of your PC at both home and school for the best academic year, yet!

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  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.