Research indicates that learning robotics helps students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in an increasingly digital 21st Century world. It can also help them see the potential for using technology to solve problems and improve the world around them. Robotics activities and programs such as those offered after school at Sophia College are a great way to get students excited and interacting not only with robotics but with each other. In addition to improving teamwork skills, students also have the opportunity to increase their communication and problem-solving skills.
Esports has is a popular extra-curricular option for students who are passionate about online games and about interacting with others. The benefits of clubs such as Minecraft and Dungeons and Dragons offered at Sophia College are the additional engagement and enthusiasm from students, improved attendance at school, improved powers of concentration, creativity, memory, languages, teamwork and a stronger sense of belonging.