The School offers a wide range of after school activities. Boys are actively encouraged to take part in the range of activities on offer. Below are a selection of the School's after school activities.
Film-Making and Animation club
This club is available to boys in Year 4 and above. It provides an introduction to the basic skills of Stop Motion Animation. Working with plasticine, lego and a variety of other objects, the boys use laptops and cameras to create short Stop Motion Animation clips using "I Can Animate" software. Clips are then developed further by adding sound, graphics, transitions and other effects.
This long-standing club is open to boys of all abilities from Year 2 upwards. It offers all boys the chance to master and develop their game, with a structured mixture of teaching and playing. including the opportunity to play in tournaments and achieve badges.
Richmond Knights run a very successful basketball club for boys from Year 4-8 in our purpose built sports hall. Boys learn skills, tactics and play matches. They also compete in matches against other local prep schools and basketball tournaments.
M:Tech Music club
The M:Tech course is designed to help children understand, appreciate and above all enjoy composing music using the latest technologies. As children progress through the grades they will explore all of the music theory necessary to become confident listeners, performers and composers. They will learn how to create and effectively develop their ideas, build up music keyboard skills, explore both contemporary and orchestral instruments and compose using different textures and layers.
Giving boys from Year 1-8 the opportunity to learn judo under the guidance of Bu'sen judo school, the Anglo Japanese is the oldest Judo and Martial Arts Association in the UK, founded by Kaoru Mishiku Sensei in 1929. Mishiku Sensei was a master of Judo, Ju-jutsu and Kendo, and a graduate of the Sekai Butokukai, which was the premier Martial Arts University of Japan. The form of Judo practised by our club is Kyo Shin Do, which is not merely a style of Judo, but a philosophy, laying great emphasis on safety, discipline and the building of confidence.
This introduces children in Years 2 and 3 into the world of drama. Drama boosts confidence, promotes teamwork and stimulates creativity. Areas covered include improvisation, observation and character work. The sessions are delivered by Perform Drama and are designed to expand each boy's ability and awareness.
Our term time after school sessions help children to better to understand the world around them. We explore a wide variety of scientific topics across Chemistry, Biology and Physics which are linked to the National Curriculum and supplement STEM primary learning. During each fun and educational weekly one hour session, children observe and exciting demonstration, enquire about the science behind it and then engage in hands-on activity to confirm their findings. Parents also receive a topic sheet after every session telling them what their child has done and other experiment to continue the science at home. Our sessions are designed to inspire children of all abilities to have a love of science both in and out of school.
The provision includes an excellent programme of extra-curricular activities and visits, which are strengths of the school.
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England Sports Group's primary focus is on coaching children and giving them the best possible environment to succeed and be happy. Hosting a tennis club for boys from Year 1-6, they are committed to the individual development of each child, and their goal is simple – to help children realise their potential in life.
Fun, inspiration and education is what Kiddy Cook is all about, and the team are passionate about teaching kids and young people how to have fun with food. Whilst we all have different definitions of healthy, Kiddy Cook aim to use only the good stuff which means all of the recipes we choose to prepare with children taste fantastic. Most are good for us, and everyone of them makes us fell good after we've eaten it! Cookery clubs are open to boys from Year 1-8.