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Peer Groups: Forums - Teams and Clubs

 

Bringing People Together

The Team and I

Friends at School, Friends in Teams and Clubs

 

19th-cent. sports team

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Bringing People Together

Do clubs and extracurricular activities at school help to bring people together?

Yes, in sports there are many games where pupils have to work together to win. And because of this you can find more friends and see what the person is like.
S., girl, Germany

Yes of course! In small groups we can better know all persons. When you find "your group" you feel good with them and they can be like a second family.
E., girl, Poland

I think clubs or extracurricular activities can bring people together because, for example, if you are in basketball and you make some friends there, they like the same things as you, so you have some topic to talk about.
I'm with a friend and he is in The Scouts, he tells me that The Scouts is like a second family, that you can trust them, talk to them about what happens to you (bad or good).
A., girl, Spain

 

The Team and I

How important are the other members of your team or club to you?

They are very important for me. I have been in a swimming club for 9 years. My team is a little family. They are my friends. I spent almost more than 5 hours a week with them and I am happy that I know so many nice people.
S., girl, Germany

In my opinion they are very important for me because with them I can cry, laugh and talk about everything. I cannot imagine life without my friends.
M., boy, Poland

In a team, it is very important that the members feel comfortable because to win anything you should feel part of something.
A., boy, Spain

 

Friends at School, Friends in Teams and Clubs

What are the differences between friends in school and in clubs or teams?

The most friends I got in school, but some I also have got in my sports club. I think the difference between them is  that you see the school friends almost the whole week and your club friends only one or two times a week.
S., girl, Germany


I have a lot friends in school and in a club. I think the difference is only it that with my friends from school, as Sarah says, I'm almost all day and with my friends from club I'm only in the evening. My friends from school and club also differ in that they have different interests.
M., boy, Poland

I have friends both in school and at my drama class and other clubs. I think that sometimes you can get along better with friends from clubs because you share the same interests, but I get along with my school friends better.
M., girl, United Kingdom

I've friends at school, but sometimes I think at school you're a student and in clubs or teams you are yourself. I am in a theater club and there I've got a lot friends and I like them so much, but in class I've got my friends and classmates and they are also very important to me, because I see them almost every day of the week. If you don't like them it can be difficult for you, because both groups of your friends are important to you.
N., girl, Germany