- Choose the activity that you already have an advantage in.
- You need to make sure that the activity gains enough exposure.
- Take help of your family and friends to get a boost.
Being a student doesn’t only mean attending classes and going home after. There are numerous responsibilities that a student has by being a part of a school. Moreover, the contributions aren’t only for school, but it also plays a big role in personal development.
So, how to contribute to the school as a student? Starting from donating the books or creating a culture that will make others feel at home. Or maybe just by participating in extracurricular activities. There are endless possibilities that you can contribute to your school as a student.
Nevertheless, in this article, I have sorted out the best 9 ways you can contribute to your institute. School is your second home, and contributing to it will create a better environment for you and for everyone in it. So without any further ado, let’s get started!
1. Being A Mentor Of Your Junior
I am sure you have gone through that phase where you wish there was someone to guide you through difficulties. Undoubtedly, you are not the only one who went through it. Almost everyone has gone through it. However, you are surely capable of bringing a change.
Being a mentor of a junior of yours doesn’t only help him/her but works as a self-development tool as well. It’s a give-and-take relationship where you will not leave empty-handed.
By mentoring others you will gain:
- Different viewpoints
- An uplift confidence
- Interconnection with a wide variety of groups
- Enhanced communication skills
- Increased self-awareness
On the other hand, the one you will be mentoring will receive the guidance that you have collected from experience.
2. Finding People For Different Campsites
Different types of helping others camps are always going on in schools. However, the main challenge for schools is finding the correct people to provide those helping hands. This is where you can contribute to your school as a student.
Finding the right sets of a group of people can be tough but surely pleasing. Thus, based on the camp that is going on, you can do your own research on where you can find these people. Additionally, use your student network to bring out information to the table.
Doing it will help the school, the ones in need, and lastly yourself with satisfaction in mind.
You surely have something in your home to spare that someone might need and isn’t able to afford it. For example:
- Classroom supplies
If it’s living in your room for ages, why don’t you just donate them? You are certainly not utilizing those and giving them away will only lead to those spare’s best use.
However, the question of whom to give it can be difficult. Well, it can be anyone you know on a personal level. As most of the other students will not talk about what they are missing to you, it’s best to give it to someone who you know needs it. Overall, it’s a big contribution you can make to your school.
4. Introducing Activities
The best thing you can do for your school is to introduce different sorts of activities. It could be anything fun such as:
- Case Studies
- Cultural activities
School is not meant to be boring only. By introducing these activities in school you will be able to make school fun and non-boring. As a result, the other participants will be gaining knowledge and skills that will help them in the future.
Additionally, if your school currently offers a variety of sports teams and clubs, consider joining them. Furthermore, I suggest that you take part in activities that are not only comforting for you but may also be challenging or unfamiliar for you.
This will not only give you a new experience but help you connect to different personalities.
5. Building School Culture
We are social creatures and having a culture only brings us together more. Just like different regions around the world have their individual cultures, having a school culture is important. What it does is makes everyone feel at home without being in one.
In a school, it’s quite certain that students and teachers might belong from different cultures. However, following their own culture makes everyone in a school apart from each other. Thus, having the same culture will help by:
- Diverse thought process
- Better opportunities for personal growth
- Feeling that they belong here
- Supportive to each other
6. Stand Up Against Bullies
Bullying has been around schools for years and still going on. Nevertheless, it’s time that we bring a change in the school systems. No one deserves to be bullied or bully someone because it can bring significant negative impacts on a student.
Thus, you can always protest for yourself and for others as well. Not having a say will only lead to more bullying.
So, always stand up for yourself when someone tries to bully you. Similarly, stand up for others who can’t. If it goes out of hand, then let the higher authorities know. Giving them the information that bullying is happening in school will help the authorities resolve it.
7. Fund Raising
Find out the sets of groups that you would like to help or think requires aid. Set up some fundraiser boxes around the school, leaving out a note to tell where this fund will go.
Everyone wants to help and you bringing in a fundraiser will only help the helpers. As a result, make it easier for them to help. Additionally, encourage others to donate or volunteer in your fundraiser.
8. Versatile Notes
While every individual makes their own different notes for a particular subject, a versatile note is not a bad idea at all. By collecting a few academically bright students and teachers, you can start to make versatile notes for different subjects.
The notes will be the easiest to read and understand. Thus, making it easier for everyone as they won’t have to worry about making one.
If you are eager to contribute to your school then helping the school to recycle would be one of the best choices you have.
Have you ever seen plastic water/soda bottles on the ground rather than in the recycling bin? Well, the one throwing it might not care about the environment, but you surely should.
Therefore, picking it up and putting it back where it’s supposed to be wouldn’t make you any less. Moreover, you can ask people to join your group of recycling and help you with it!
To conclude, you are an amazing person for getting here in the first place. Your dedication to knowing what can you contribute to the school as a student is something to praise you for.
Nevertheless, the most significant contribution would certainly be the building of school culture and introducing and participating in activities. These two can have a huge impact on schools as they are directly linked to their betterment of it.
While school culture makes everyone feel they are at home, different activities help to train the mind for the better. So, I wish you all the very best, and may you bring positivity to the environment around you!