After School Clubs

The school offers a wide range of after school activities and wraparound care from 7.30am to 6.00pm. Boys are actively encouraged to take part in the range of activities on offer which include the following clubs.

Bookings for clubs are made online and further details can be obtained from the Extra-Curricular Coordinator (clubs@themallschool.org.uk).

Basketball

Brentford FC lead a very successful basketball club for boys from Year 5-6 in our purpose built sports hall. Boys learn skills, tactics and play matches.

Chess

Operated by Richmond Junior Chess Club, open to boys of all abilities in Years 2 and 3. This club 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, along with entrance into the 2018 Delancey UK Chess Challenge.

Computer Xplorers- App Developer

Learn how to be an app developer and create your own smartphone apps. Whether it’s for an iPhone or android device you will learn the essentials of designing and programming a mobile app. We will be using AppShed: an intuitive, easy to use platform that’s perfect for first-timers and loaded with features for the more adventurous. Students will use an online app- creation tool to design, create and publish mobile apps. Understand the key elements of an app. Improve problem-solving skills.

Cooking

Fun, inspiration and education is what Kiddy Cook is all about, the team are passionate about teaching children and young people how to have fun with food. Whilst we all have different definitions of healthy, Kiddy Cook aims to use only the ‘good stuff’! All of the recipes Kiddy Cook choose to prepare with the boys taste fantastic and most are good for us, importantly every one of them makes us feel good after we’ve eaten it!

Dragon Drama

Dragon Drama is London’s long established and premier Improvisation Theatre Company for children and young adults. It’s home is The Normansfield Theatre in Langdon Park Teddington Rossy Georgeson’s wicked workshops have a concoction of magic, music and mayhem, fusing spellbinding storytelling with accessible, fun improvisation for toddlers right through to young adults. Through her unique and un-paralleled method, Rossy provides a space for children of all personalities to connect with their imagination, and reap the rewards of confidence, creativity, and collective fun. Our end of term performances are rocket fuelled original pieces of theatre full of crazy memories and laughter!

Dodgeball

The Brentford FC Football in the Community Programme, established in 1987, was amongst the pioneering programmes aimed at engaging football clubs with their communities. Dodgeball is an exciting, fast-paced small sided game. One of the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust UEFA B Licenced dodgeball coaches will deliver dodgeball specific session that aim to improve the fundamental techniques, skills and tactics required to play the game.

Film-making and animation

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.

IT

ComputerKids is operated by Robert Philpot with the objective to deliver quality computer & IT tuition in schools. Projects include Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher, boys are introduced to programming, along with studying components to understand their purpose.

Judo

Giving boys from Year 5-6 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.

Music Technology music

The M:Tech course provides a unique opportunity for children to participate in creative composition by combining traditional music theory with the latest creative technologies.

Music Theory

Giving boys in Years 3-8 an opportunity to learn music theory at a sensible pace, alongside their instrumental lessons, going at a speed that suits them individually, for boys would be able to take theory exams from Grade 1 upwards, as and when they were ready to do them. Music theory will support and extend all the things that boys are learning in their instrumental lessons, and are an essential element of music education for anyone who wants to continue on to intermediate or advanced levels of playing.

The tutor will keep parents informed as to their son’s progress and will inform you of the relevant time to consider entrance into any exam. In addition to the termly fee for tuition parents will have to purchase music theory books to support the boys learning, the tutor will send further information to parents about the relevant books once they have assessed their current abilities.

Science

Mother Nature science club sessions help children to better to understand the world around them. They 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. The sessions are designed to inspire children of all abilities to have a love of science both in and out of school.

Swimming

Learning to swim with Patterson’s Penguins is fun for all ages and swimming abilities and a great way of getting fit and healthy.

Saturday Football

The Brentford FC Football in the Community Programme, established in 1987, was amongst the pioneering programmes aimed at engaging football clubs with their communities.
The aim is to deliver football sessions where all participants are able to improve their technical game whilst having fun. In addition, our participants have the opportunity to engage and develop key technical, social and personal skills.

Tennis

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.

Beyond the classroom