Extra-Curricular Enrichment

2016_PP_KentLifeTrip 002 - CopyThe Pre-Prep children have the opportunity of experiencing many extra-curricular activities from clubs, trips and access to specialist teachers. We are keen to include activities which will extend children beyond the National Curriculum.

Clubs are provided for children so they can develop new talents and skills or extend their interest in a curriculum subject. They can choose to take part in a number of clubs at lunchtimes and after school. Recently we have offered library club, wake-up shake-up, Spanish, recorders, cookery, maths games, yoga, drama and art. These clubs are run by teachers and volunteer parents.  Please click here to download information on the extra-curricular clubs.

Children are taken on class outings and whole school trips to support their work within the curriculum. We like to make use of the history of Canterbury visiting local landmarks, shops and museums but also go further afield to places such as Leeds Castle, Quex Park, Manston Spitfire Museum and Howletts.

Theme days and weeks take place each year and allow for activities to be planned, extending the curriculum. Visitors are often invited into school to talk to and work with the children to enrich their learning experiences such as local artists, poets, dentists and chefs.

PP_PoetryWeek_2017 002At St Edmund’s we are able to use the specialist expertise of the teaching staff from the Senior and Junior School departments to provide opportunities to enrich our curriculum. For example, Mr Sell, the Director of Drama, regularly visits the Pre-Prep for storytelling sessions. He has also provided the opportunity for many of our children to be a part of Senior School productions such as Strictly St Edmund’s.  We regularly visit the science department to take part and observe experiments and investigations linked to our topics.

All children from the Nursery School to Year 2 greatly enjoy their termly sessions with Kic Theatre, our visiting drama professional who with infectious enthusiasm makes our topics and stories come alive.

Music is an important aspect of St Edmund’s School and all children are encouraged to learn an instrument. Children have the opportunity to have individual lessons to learn to play drums, recorder, violin and piano.