All children will be offered extra curricular activities. These vary according to the year group and the interests of members of staff in the team. A programme of varied activities takes place throughout the year. They are likely to include:
v Sports – Gym, athletics, football, netball, tag rugby, basketball and country dancing. As a member of the Hope Valley Junior Schools Sports Association the school competes in annual football, netball and rounders tournaments and area sports days. Inter-school football and netball matches are played throughout the year. The school usually participates in an annual folk dance party.
v Music – There is a lunch time recorder group and a choir for infants and juniors whilst the school band meets weekly and performs concerts during the year. Violin tuition is offered, as are keyboard and piano lessons. These lessons take place during the school day (a charge is made). The violin tuition can lead to the opportunity to join the Hope Valley Strings. The school participates in the biannual Hope Valley Junior Schools Music Festival.
v Drama – For the last 7 years the school has put on an annual musical production, which has, involved every child in the school. They have been tremendous events “Victorian Memories”, “Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “Rats”, “Bugsy Malone”, “Blastoff”, "Moving On" and “The Seven Sided Dice” and have been extremely popular not only with the children but also with the community. Much of the rehearsing is done during lunchtimes and after-school. We feel that the confidence and sense of achievement that the children have gained has been well worth all the effort. We hope to have more such events in the future.
v Arts and Crafts – Various clubs take place throughout the year, like colouring and creative writing. There is also an annual Arts Festival with volunteers coming into school and offering a wide diversity of activities. A Well Dressing during Gala week. We also have a KS1 A Make It Break it Club.
v Others – A Chess Club runs at the minute and clubs like, Gardening Club, Computers, Board Games and Chess have run in the past and may well do so again. Children are also encouraged to act as librarians in the school library.
v Residential Activity – Year 4, 5 and 6 children are offered a residential trip each year.
Many of these activities are possible only with the aid of volunteers, so if you feel that you have any skills or interests that you could share with the children, we would love to hear from you.