We are very lucky to have such wonderful facilities and space at St Christopher’s as this enables us to provide plenty of opportunity for extra-curricular activities. This is something we think is extremely important, so that the pupils can develop skills and knowledge across a wide range of activities, enhancing the broad and balanced curriculum of which we are also very proud. There are numerous clubs and activities and pupils are encouraged to participate as much as possible.
Our extensive co-curricular provision allows pupils to learn new skills, helps our young people find what makes them tick and what brings them joy beyond academic study. We hope all pupils will involve themselves in at least one co-curricular activity each term. Many activities are run during lunch break and others take place after school
Club activities take place after school, but also there is a club provision within the school day on Wednesday. Each term, teachers will provide substantial and varied co-curricular clubs and activities that will run alongside the challenging curriculum. Our dynamic and inspirational staff will offer a different ‘in’ school club each term, catering to a wide range of interests, for which parents are not charged. The variety and quality of the club provision encourage the learning and development of new skills, with club planning taking each child’s needs into consideration. The pupils choose in the first week of the each term, and are streamed vertically for this hour. This means Reception pupils will work alongside pupils in Year 1 and 2, and pupils in Years 3-6 will also mix. This is so important as children build positive relationships with staff and often develop friendships with children in other year groups.
Sport is also a very big thing at St Christopher’s, and alongside a myriad of clubs, there is also a wide selection of sports clubs offered. These include: judo, tennis, netball football and many others.
There are regular sports fixtures against local schools, and St Christopher’s also participates in tournaments at local and national level. The clubs and team practices give pupils opportunities to try new sports and activities to widen their experiences and horizons. The competitive sports and the national competitions give the most talented pupils the challenge and opportunity to compete at a high level. All clubs and practices encourage the learning of new skills, healthy lifestyles and a love of sport. The emphasis is always on pupils taking part in a variety of activities, to work hard, improve their skills and fitness and above all to have fun!