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The average primary school child spends 25 hours in the classroom a week and it might seem as if you’re only waving them off and you’re back to collect them again. However, once July hits and school breaks up, you may find yourself wondering how teachers manage to entertain up to thirty children for those hours.
As computer and mobile games become increasingly popular, extracurricular activities have never been so important; sport and outdoor activities can be beneficial for children’s physical development, keeping them healthy and fit, while arts and crafts and music inspire creativity and are mentally stimulating.
Activities outside the classroom are great for improving children’s’ confidence and self esteem. Children also learn new skills such as cooperation and negotiation through their hobbies. Many activities, especially sports, encourage team spirit and camaraderie and are an excellent opportunity for children to meet new friends and work on their people skills.
Luckily, Ireland offers a wide range of activities for children of all ages and the adults accompanying them. From free days out to the pricier options, here are some ideas of how to occupy those long summer days.
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