Clubs are organisations created, made up of and often run by students, with adults such as teachers serving as guiding figures. Each club can be unique in its purpose, but most involve benefits such as fundraising/community service or exploring career prospects. It is very easy to join a school's existing clubs or create new ones, and they are excellent opportunities to learn new skills, network with other people, or get involved in the community. In addition, if you are part of a club for several years, you might be offered leadership opportunities. You will have the opportunity to direct creative initiatives that benefit those around you, and these leadership skills you develop are highly valued by colleges.
Clubs can be for a range of activities or causes, from chess to creative writing, environmental awareness to astronomy, or coding to languages - it's best to choose a subject you're passionate about. Club activities can include raising awareness of the subject in the community, fun competitions, offering help or tutoring, working towards an event, learning new skills and finding ways to improve the lives of those around you.
For more information contact your school.
Anyone can join or create a club
Creating a club doesn't have to be expensive, although some equipment or initiatives may cost
Creating or joining a club requires no skills or knowledge, although leadership skills or skill/interest in the club topic may be advantageous
Many clubs only require attendance at weekly meetings, but leadership roles or certain clubs may have a larger time commitment
Varies but often just an application form