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5 FUN Extra Curricular Activities for Student Engagement

Extra-curricular activities (ECA) are a critical part of any student’s education. They provide students with the opportunity to engage in new and exciting experiences that go beyond the classroom. There are many benefits to participating in extra-curricular activities, including social, emotional, and academic growth. In this article, we will discuss the importance of extra-curricular activities and outline five fun extra-curricular activities perfect for student engagement!

Extra-curricular activities offer students a chance to explore new interests and develop new skills. They also provide an opportunity for students to socialize with their peers outside of the classroom setting. Participating in extra-curricular activities can help students build confidence, learn teamwork, and discover hidden talents.

There are many different extra-curricular activities available for students to choose from. Some popular options include sports teams, drama clubs, student council, and environmental club.

So how do you know which one is right for your child or student? Here are three key factors:


A good extra-curricular activity will teach your child how to work effectively as part of a team. This is an important life skill that will benefit them in the future, both in their personal and professional lives.


Look for an activity that will keep your child engaged and interested. If they’re not enjoying it, they’re not going to get the most out of it.

Developing life skills

Extra-curricular activities are a great way for children to develop essential life skills such as time management, organisation and communication. These are the skills that go beyond the classroom and require practical experience to master and develop.

While there are endless possibilities when it comes to extra-curricular activities! Today we explore team building for students. Whether you’re looking to enhance leadership, teamwork, responsibility or communication (just to name a few), a team building program will highlight these important life skills for students to apply in the community, classroom and in teams.

There are many benefits to team building for students, but one of the most important is that it helps them learn how to work together. In a world where nearly everything is done online or over the phone, it’s more important than ever for kids to know how to communicate and collaborate in person. Team building activities help students learn these important skills by giving them a chance to practice in a safe and fun environment.

Without further delay, here are our top five fun extra-curricular team building activities perfect for student development:

School Edventure

School Edventure

The School EDventure is a thrilling adventure style program that provides students with the opportunity to build real world skills and boost local knowledge all while building communication, making connections and having FUN of course!


Students will need to think fast and work together as a team if they want to successfully navigate their way around the city and complete enough daring checkpoint challenges to earn maximum points and claim the ultimate victory. I know what you’re thinking… that’s a lot of ground to cover, how will they ever do it? By using public transport of course! Not only does the School EDventure take students on an engaging and thrilling journey, it also equips students with the skills and the experience they need to safely and responsibly use a public transport network.

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Charity Team Building

We know this is technically two activities but this one deserves an introduction. Why? Because it’s a fantastic way to get students thinking about others and the world around them while building teamwork skills.

Charity team building is a great way for students to learn about the importance of being socially responsible. According to research, “socially responsible behavior positively predicts life satisfaction, happiness, and self-esteem.” Furthermore, it is evident that teaching our children to be socially responsible not only benefits them as individuals, but also benefits society as a whole.

Engaging in a charity team building event is a great way to get started. Students will learn the importance of giving back to their community and they will also have the opportunity to work together as a team. This is a great activity for students who are looking to make a difference in their community and be next generation of leaders.

There are many student specific charity team events, however some of our favourites are Bikes for Tykes and Out of the Box. This is because both have an educational aspect that promotes ongoing advocacy and action.

Bikes for Tykes

One of the most powerful charity team building programs in Australia is Bikes For Tykes – the original charity bike building program. Students work through a series of activities with the overall goal to build a bike from scratch and put a smile on an underprivileged child’s face. But just when you think that the day couldn’t get any better, the doors will open to reveal the real stars of the day. Representatives from a children’s charity will enter with the lucky recipients of the children’s bikes.

Out of the Box

In collaboration with social enterprise The Good Box; ‘Out of the Box’ is a rare opportunity for socially responsible students to make a difference to the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness whilst setting the scene for an engaging, fun and enlightening team program. Participants will learn their donation is more than just about handing out beautiful gifts, but about facilitating positive conversations and helping to restore dignity to those who are doing it tough.



Just like its reality TV namesake, Survivor will present many fun and challenging team activities to determine who is your school’s ultimate survivor!

There are no deserted islands or extreme conditions but there are many adventures, twists and turns to test the mettle of all student  participants.

Divided into tribes , students will need to work together in a variety of mental and physical challenges that require determination, endurance and resilience if they want to be crowned the ultimate survivor.

This is an excellent program for developing teamwork, leadership, communication and strategy.

Safe Crack

Safe Crack

If you looking to improve problem solving ability in your students then this one is for you!

To begin the scene is set: A new diamond smuggling ring has appeared, diverting millions of dollars away from local traders. Police have started their search for this syndicate, however your help is needed to pinpoint the identity of two of the main culprits. Your objective in Safe Crack is to sift through the evidence, decipher the clues, work as a team, and ultimately discover the names of the people wanted over this diamond smuggling ring.

As teams arrive, they will be allocated to the current case and given an up-to-date police file.

They must read through their instructions, sift through the mounds of evidence and set up a strategy as they take advantage of the planning time given to them. Throughout the team building program, teams will race to solve a variety of recreational or problem solving activities which can be tailored to suit the objectives of your school.

As teams successfully complete tasks, they will be given clues to the combination of a safe that will hold further challenges and ultimately information to identify the culprits.

This is a great activity for developing teamwork, communication, and problem-solving ability.

There you have it, our top picks to support your students be their best selves. If you want shake it up, add some excitement and try something different for your next excursion, school camp or incursion, then step this way. Are you ready to challenge yourself outside the classroom?