Extracurricular activities

Most importantly the extracurricular programme is about pupils enjoying themselves and finding interests and pursuits which will enrich the rest of their lives.

ISD is a life-changing place full of incredible opportunities

The emphasis on a broad extracurricular programme throughout the school is based on the conviction that individuals thrive in an environment in which their abilities and talents are recognized and nurtured. Our extracurricular programme will provide opportunities for all students in a broad range of activities. We want our students to develop their own passions and interests, and to achieve the very best they can in their chosen ones.

The extracurricular programme is a vital part of any child's education and this is consistent with our educational programs. Activities outside the classroom enhance the learning environment, allow pupils to develop the skills needed to work with other people and provide opportunities for individuals to differentiate themselves.

Based on the needs of our students and their families we are planning to provide a wide range of exciting activities, those typically provided by well-known international schools.

Physical activities


By improving brain development, physical strength, balance, and fine motor-skills, tennis will help students to master activities both on and off the court.


Archery requires not only physical strength but also mental fitness. Students will develop focus, flexibility and attention skills as well as learn how to set goals and challenge themselves.


Practicing ballet, children learn strength, flexibility, and movement; as well as nurture love of music and culture.


Fencing assists improving both mental and physical development, building confidence and establishing social skills and strategic thinking.


As a team sport, baseball helps children to co-operate and develop social skills while improving their hand-eye coordination and physical fitness. This in turn helps them to build self-confidence and to make new friends.


Children benefit physically, socially and emotionally from playing football. Football enables children to learn leadership, responsibility, perseverance and teamwork. Being physically active through football children strengthen their physical, mental and social well-being, and the likelihood of continuing good health habits later in life will increase.

International initiatives

Model United Nations (MUN)

Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the United Nations. It is an academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE)

Duke of Edinburgh Award is a youth awards program founded in the United Kingdom in 1956. It gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.

Science and creative activities

Robotics club

Learning robotics is not only fun but an effective way of introducing coding, a useful skill in future employment, to students.

Young Scientist club

Science is a way of gathering knowledge about the micro- and macrocosms surrounding us — constructing new ideas that illuminate the world we are living in.

Chess club

Chess helps to develop different cognitive functions because it involves different areas of the brain. It contributes sharpening of our thinking and preventing mental illnesses.

Creative writing

Creative writing challenges students to learn to organize their ideas and improve their persuasive ability to get their message to their audience.

Artistic endeavours


Music is the fabric of our society. It shapes our character and abilities. To master a musical instrument can foster curiosity, creative thinking and a positive attitude toward learning.

Drama club

Theater is a dynamic, collaborative and live art form. It encourages discovery through experimentation, taking risks and presenting ideas to their peers.

We hope the ISD extracurricular program will provide inspiration for every student from their first day until long after they have left the school.

Get in touch

In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Contact us

International Educational Center of Debrecen (DENOK) – International School of Debrecen (ISD)
1 Heltai Gáspár st., Debrecen-Pallag, H-4002
+36 20 404 4822
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