Extra curricula activities
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS – Autumn Term
VR / NVR
with Ms. Suzanne (in English) – KS2 & SSI only
During VR/NVR club the children are invited to work individually on a variety of tasks which encourage them to apply knowledge and skills, predominantly relating to numeracy and literacy, to a wide collection of activities.
The following list, while by no means
exhaustive, gives an idea of some of the activities which may be covered:
– identifying and completing patterns and sequences of numbers, letters and symbols
– cracking codes
– simple algebra
– finding the antonym/synonym
– grouping lists of words according to a given criteria
– ordering words and letters
Each child will work at their own pace from a book of activities with teacher intervention when required.
During each session their book will be checked for misconceptions so that these can be easily corrected.
While VR/NVR can be of help in preparing for entrance examinations there are also many benefits in the
form of developing and encouraging independence, concentration and logical thinking skills in relation to
with Mrs. Athena Maschi (in English)
We are delighted to be able to continue to offer our popular Puppetry club this year. Here the children will not only be working with different kinds of puppets but also designing and producing their own with the guidance and support of expert puppeteers.
with Mr. Perrelli & Mr. Carlucci (in English & Italian)
Following the success of last year’s Video Making Club, Mr. Perelli and Mr. Carlucci (freelance film makers, journalists and video
producers) will continue to work with the children, in a fun and engaging manner, on how to approach the world of videos. The club is open to children who have already attended the club last year and to new children, each of them working at their pace and knowledge to produce their own video, exploring all the phases of a real production: production (i.e. ideas), actors, directors and post production (editing).
with Miss Eleonora Fusari (in Italian).
The Yoga Club will offer children a chance to learn and practise the basic yoga poses, which help reduce stress and increase flexibility and strength, spanning mind, body, and environment.
with Mrs. Raffaella Cappello (in English).
Following on from last Term’s extremely popular Cooking Club we are delighted to offer another culinary based after school club this Term with the Food Explorers Club. Children will be introduced to the world of nutrition and healthy cooking. Each lesson will focus on food from a specific part of the world using a key ingredient from that country. They will be taught about the nutritional values of all the ingredients they are using and will also have their very own Food Explorers Club Passport which they will update after every club session. The club itself is run by a qualified nutritionist, Raffaella Cappello, who has an extensive background in nutrition and specifically children’s nutrition.
(SCL – Sport Coaching Limited) – in English, max 20 children
The children will have fun playing and learning the basic rules of a variety of sports.
with Ms. Junette – in English
In poetry club, children will learn how to write many different types of poems from haikus to Shakespearean sonnets. They will have the chance to enter exciting poetry competitions which might publish their work. Lastly, they will also perform their poems in an exciting poetry slam and the best performer will receive a special prize!
with Miss. Christabel Forbes – in English.
This term, Art Club will be making jewellery!
Starting from scratch, we will design, mold, paint and make our own jewellery inspired by designs across the world including African and South American. The children will be equipped with all materials and learn to work together as well as making their own beautiful creations which they will be able to take home at the end of the project.
with Mr. Salah Abraham – @ Holland Park – in English.
We are delighted to announce our new Football club led by the founder and head coach of Dingoes F.C. We see this as a super opportunity for the children given Dingoes’ positive and child-centred approach to coaching and the success of the teams they have developed so far. Dingoes F.C. offers fun football development lessons, where children can enjoy themselves playing the beautiful game in a safe and friendly environment. Their aim is for children to have fun, to enjoy and express themselves on the field and to interact and make friends while they improve their football abilities. Please note that this club will run from 16:00-18:00 and will take place at Holland Park while the sunlight and weather permit this (they will almost certainly move to nearby floodlit pitches as the nights become colder and darker). The children will be escorted by Dingoes’ approved coaches at 16:00 and will be ready to be collected from the park at 18:00 (you will receive confirmation of the exact location nearer the day of the first session).
A considerable number of initiatives were introduced last year, enriching the educational experience of our students.
Whole school Performance
Individual Lessons Music Concert
Summer Music Concert
Whole School Art Exhibition
Our school choir took part in the ‘Barnardos Young Supporters Charity Concert’ at The Royal Albert Hall
Approximately 15 of our children have successfully completed their music examinations (awarded by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)
A series of inspirational educational visits to places such as:
London Zoo, Kew gardens, the Water and Steam museum, Science Museum, British Museum, Museum of Brands, Harry Potter Studios, National Gallery, Design Museum, National Maritime Museum, Kentish Town City Farm, Gillian Lynne Theatre to watch a performance of ‘School of Rock’ and the Italian Embassy where they met our new Italian Ambassadress and Ambassador
Several workshops, such as:
Inner Peace workshop – encouraging children and adults to achieve inner peace through play, music, visual arts and meditation
Native Scientist workshop – where international scientists and teachers came to promote science and language learning among our children. They came with some Italian researchers to talk to the children about their work and to show them some of the instruments they use in their laboratory
Law and Happiness workshop – led by Maria Moscati, a Professor at the University of Sussex, who is currently conducting research aimed at contributing to children’s rights discourse and the UNCRC (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – 1989) investigating the manner in which English law and local policies take into consideration children’s happiness (if at all) and whether the meaning of happiness that the law and local policies embrace mirrors what children themselves perceive to be happiness
School Kindness workshop
The right to be yourself workshop – the children learnt about The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child included, with a special focus on the right of the child to preserve his or her identity, including sexual orientation and gender identity
Perform Dance and Dance workshops (x 2)
Mrs. Wordsmith workshop – presenting their engaging, enjoyable and entertaining approach to English language learning and vocabulary building
Pedestrian training and Scooter training