Enrichment Clubs at St John's
Due to Covid restrictions and our gentle return to a 'new normal', our enrichment clubs have been reduced at the present time.
Over the coming terms, clubs will be introduced gradually. I know that you will be supportive of our cautious next steps. Thank you.
Please be reassured that our children are still in receipt of additional sports coaching as part of their lunchtime sessions.
Any ideas or requests for enrichment opportunities are always welcome. Please feel free to email any suggestion into school via the admin address. Thank you.
In more usual circumstances, and together with some outside sporting agencies, our staff offers a number of enrichment opportunities for the children outside of the classroom and the school day.
The clubs we have previously had on offer tend to vary from term to term and over the past years have included: Badminton; Karate; Survival Skills; Mindfulness; Chess; Weaving; Art; Story-Boxing; Story telling; Construction; Film Critique; Football; Cricket; and Tennis.
Many of our staff have expertise in a range of areas and are committed to bringing a wide range of opportunities to our children.
Some children have even suggested some of the clubs themselves and we do endeavour to accommodate requests such as these wherever possible.
In addition to clubs run by our own staff we have a number of coaches that come in to run sessions in association with their own companies. In the last year these have been run by USports, Reading Rockets, Nick Adley Tennis, and Shotokan Karate as well as Natural Wildness who have run Survival Clubs in addition to supporting the provision of Forest School- style sessions in school during the day.
We have also hosted a number of peripatetic teachers including one for piano, recorders, futsal and also gymnastics who have been working with children during the school day to enhance their skills and interests.
Our enrichment provision is varied, and works well for our school community, but our needs and interests are ever-changing so, as previously stated, we are always open to new suggestions and are keen to make new contacts in order to support the development of our school and our community.