The Independent Schools Council this week reported that their research has shown that extra-curricular activities improve academic performance.
Whilst school councils are not necessarily an extra-curricular activity the research from isc examined how “many studies have shown that a rounded education comes from a combination of good academic grounding coupled with wider experiences outside of the classroom.” We believe that school councils provide many worthwhile experiences both in and outside the classroom which help towards a rounded education.
Furthermore, it was shown that academic success was not the only benefit of being involved with the wider school community. Pupils that are involved in more activities, such as school councils, are likely to have more friends and receive greater recognition from their peers. In addition it was shown that these students also coped better with both social and psychological adjustments.