The school offers children a range of extra-curricular opportunities. These vary from year to year, depending on the skills and availablity of adults. It also depends on the time of year. Clubs include: Gardening, Recorders, Guitar, Zumba, Multi-skills, Netball, Computer and Craft Club. Last year we offered a Gymnastics, Choir and Drumming and Science club in addition to our usual clubs.
Current Clubs include:
Monday Lunchtime: Knitting
Tuesday Lunchtime: Football
Tuesday Afterschool: Bentham Buzz
Wednesday Afterschool: Jammy Dodgers
Thursday Lunchtime: Brainbuilders
Thursday Afterschool: Tag Rugby
Children in Classes 3, 4 and 5 are all given the opportunity to go on a residential trip during the school year. Children from Year 3 and 4 usually go to Malham or Nell Bank for two days (one night), whilst children in Year 5 participate in a longer action packed residential visit to NYCC’s Centre at Bewerly Park. Year 6 children experience a ‘Coastal Break’ and spend four days and three nights in Whitby where they are given the opportunity to explore the coastline, take part in body boarding, visit whitby Abbey and find out more about Dracula. Visits are linked to the curriculum and are an important experience in sharing, co-operating and self-reliance as well as being very enjoyable. However, as a school, we do acknowledge that some children may not wish to be away from home and whilst we do encourage all children to take part in residential visits, we also support the decision of those parents whom decide their child does not want to take part.