After School Programs Expand

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Begun just a few years ago, the after school enrichment programs offered at Beach Elementary School continue to expand. Programs include Book Battle, Lego Club, Drama Club, Swim Club and two new programs this year, World Language and Guitar Club.

The World Language program exposes students to French, Chinese and Spanish languages though music, movement, food, art and more.

The Guitar Club, the first after school music enrichment program at the school, offers guitar lessons, was made possible by a nearly $1,000 gift from Distinctive Beach Rentals. Their gift allowed the purchase of guitars, cases, tuners and lessons.

Music education is proven to increase both math and reading skills, and students exposed to music education are more likely to graduate from high school. Distinctive Beach Rental’s donation will provide students with a creative outlet and boost their academic success.