Extra Curricular Activities
We offer a number of activities after school for the children, covering a wide range of interests. During the course of the year, there may be clubs for dance, reading, rugby, netball, football, recorders, rounders, languages, choir, reading and crafts. Teachers voluntarily undertake to run these activities in their own time. No child is allowed to attend an after school club without the prior knowledge or consent of parents.
Some clubs held at school are run by external organisers who make a small charge to cover their costs. Kick Off Stroud, an organisation which is working closely with us to deliver PE curriculum during school hours, is offering a number of before and after school clubs for which they make a small charge. You can find out more about this organisation by visiting their website http://kickoffstroud.co.uk/
Marathon Club medal ceremony
We held an awards ceremony in May to celebrate the achievement of over eighty of our children of all ages who have reached their goal of running 26.2 miles, the equivalent of a marathon. Each was presented with special medal to mark the occasion.
Mrs Bullingham, one of our Reception teachers, ran in the London Marathon for the first time this year and we are very proud of her. To get the children involved in the experience, she organised, with the help of a couple of parents, a twice weekly Marathon Club at lunchtimes. Children from right across the school ran six laps of the school field during each session, clocking up a mile a time. Over the course of the last few months most of them have run the equivalent of a marathon (26.2 miles). The club proved very popular, with eighty nine children taking part, even when the weather was inclement. It was great to see the older children supporting the younger ones on their way around the field. Well done everyone on your achievement and your commitment in reaching your goal.
Feet First Festival
Our dance club gave a great performance of their ‘Strictly Winchcombe’ routine at the prestigious Feet First Festival, now in its eighth year, in Cheltenham Town Hall in March. As always they were a credit to Mrs Rayson who has rehearsed the children and professionally polished their steps with help from Miss Jones.
We received wonderful feedback from a parent who went along to the event to give support:
"I wanted to pass on my congratulations and huge thanks to Mrs Rayson and Miss Jones (and everyone else involved) for the AMAZING performance by the dance troupe at the Dance Festival. Ours was, I really feel, one of the best performances of the day – the dance/song/theme was so engaging, the dancers all knew their moves, they were completely in time, they looked amazing and they had the biggest smiles on their faces. WOW, it was impressive! I have the whole dance on video and we have watched it time and time again and have shown our family and friends – we are very proud…."