We provide a varied programme of extra-curricular activities which all of our pupils have access to. After school provision includes sports clubs, crotchet, and food making. On a Monday evening, pupils run and participate in inter-school competitions against neighbouring schools.
Each year group is also involved in The Real Junk Food Project, a charity that seeks to abolish food waste through ‘pay as you feel’ concepts. The initiative instils the values of resourcefulness and reducing waste and encourages our pupils to think of innovative ways to redistribute the food. Stalls are run by our pupils on a pay as you feel basis. At the end of each half term, pupils help run an event in school as part of this project. Recent events have included afternoon tea for the royal wedding and catering for staff breakfasts.
We think it’s vital to teach our pupils about the wider community and provide an education that teaches them about the world beyond their own experiences. This helps them develop both an understanding and tolerance of others and skills to grow into responsible citizens who are able to contribute to the wider world. All our classes are named after different countries and the children take great pride in learning about the culture, geography and history of their country. The knowledge is then used in our termly enterprise events where children design and produce a wide variety of products to generate a profit. At the end of the year, classes can spend, save or donate their profits to charity.
Year 6 pupils run their own tuck shop, providing healthy snacks and drinks at playtimes. This was started with the NatWest Five Pound challenge and has become a profit making enterprise – these funds are used for events in school which are chosen by the year 6 pupils.