OVER 80 CO-CURRICULAR CLUBS EACH WEEK FOR ALL AGES
At The Blue Coat School we provide an extensive programme of Co-curricular activities for all children – 3 to 11 years. These encompass sport, music, science and the arts. Trips enhance learning in the classroom and on-site enrichment days are interactive and immersive.
We believe that learning does not stop once academic lessons do, and therefore we encourage all children to take part in many different activities throughout their time at Blue Coat. The value of these co-curricular activities is not limited to the skill or knowledge that is being practised but also wider-ranging skills such as cooperation, perseverance, problem-solving and effort are reinforced in co-curricular clubs.
THINKING, EXPLORING AND DOING (TED)
Senior pupils are offered a TED (Thinking, Exploring and Doing) programme on Friday afternoons. TED options for Lent 2020 include: Girls’ Football, Embroidery, Forest School, Meditation and Yoga, Board Games, Boot Camp, Mock Courtroom, STEM, Digital Leaders, Sports Leaders, IAPS Swimmers, Chess, Fun Illustrators and Gardening.
RESIDENTIAL TRIPS TO BUILD LIFE SKILLS: TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP, RESILIENCE
Residential trips begin with Year 3 in our own Forest School, Years 4 and 5 visit North Wales and Cheshire to experience Bushcraft and outdoor adventure, whilst Year 6 hone their language skills in France and also gain a deeper understanding of their Humanities studies through visits to Langemark Cemetry, Tyne Cot and the Passchendale Museum. Last year they also made a special wreath of copper poppies as part of the school’s centenary project marking 100 years since the end of WW1 and laid this at the Menin Gate War Memorial.
Ensembles and groups exist for children to learn to perform music together, enhancing their own listening skills and further developing their individual skills. Groups include: Fiddlesticks, Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, Flute Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Music Theory, Percussion Group, String Groups, Wind Band, and Year Group Choir.
COVID-19: Following the Government guidance that was issued on Thursday 2 July, we have drawn up a number of Co-Curricular Activities which will be organised within each Year Group Bubble. From September, we are delighted to be offering gymnastics, football, ball skills, boys’ hockey (Prep), chess, Create Club, Dance (Pre-Prep), Drama, LAMDA, Music Makers (Pre-Prep) and Spanish.