In our academic time in school, we learn important skills and gain knowledge about a variety of subjects. We then quantify how much of our subjects we remember when we give our exams. But how do we quantify what we learn in music, sports, MUN or dance?
Speaking of sports and dance specifically, both these teach you stamina (being able to dance/play for long hours), teamwork (working with other people such as teammates or musicians or choreographers); communication (giving clear instructions, asking questions for clarity); listening skills (listening to teammates, dance instructors to the music or the whistle); attention to detail (making sure you know your timing or your part in making the shot happen); strategy (planning to know who to pass to or how to maximise the stage space). Interestingly, these are also skills one needs in law, journalism, teaching or management.