We run a variety of after school clubs which we rotate on a termly basis so that the children have lots to choose from. Our arts and crafts club was very popular in the Autumn term especially in the run up to Christmas – we were awash with glitter and glue sparkling through the school! There was also a lego club where the builders amongst us constructed all sorts of installations. This term we have Sports Club, Photography club, Forest Club and Singing and Drama club. We are always open to suggestions and help from volunteers who would like to join in and help us with the clubs.
We recognise that breakfast is a really important start to the day for all children and to help our parents get to work on time we decided to open a breakfast club where children can have breakfast in a warm relaxed atmosphere. The club is very popular and you will hear lots of laughter and chatter especially once the children’s appetites have been satisfied. We offer cereals, fruit, pancakes, toast and crumpets. Once they have finished eating there an opportunity for them to play with their friends before school starts.
After school Forest Club
Our Forest School Club has been running for over two years and has been a great success. The children absolutely love going into the woods and exploring the local flora and fauna. We were delighted when Yvonka Wilkinson, a Forest School teacher agreed to run the club which runs on a Wednesday afternoon between 3 and 4.30pm. The children have been learning to build dens, clear a camp fire circle and build a fire, climb trees, cooking and creating wonderful sculptures with the materials they can scavenge from the forest floor.
Little Pandas with Premier Sports
At “Little Pandas” club children will master the fundamentals of movement through gymnastics and the foundations of martial arts such as Tai chi. They learn the basics of gymnastics and tai chi through fun games, walking as the animals, some gentle stretches, core muscle exercises, basic gymnastics together with some kicks and punches.
Rupert Thorne from Kids @ Sport runs a very lively after school sports club. Children can enjoy playing all sorts of games involving a lot of energy as well as learning to develop their skills in football, hockey, cricket and tennis. Rupert is also running a lunchtime football club and there are plans underway to get our own Peaslake Free School football shirts so that we’ll be ready to take on local competition!
The dance school with a difference. At Boogie Pumps they pride themselves in providing a refreshing way for children to dance, get fit and maybe most importantly…have bags of fun!
The children love the pop tracks that they use and they really encourage enthusiasm, creativeness and freedom for them to express themselves through movement and dance.