“An excellent programme of extra-curricular and enrichments activities supplements the taught curriculum most effectively and has a significant impact on the pupils’ personal development”
Pupils in Reception to Year 6 participate enthusiastically in life beyond lessons. They select from a range of activities which take place before, during and after school, as well as benefiting from organised trips, residential visits and visiting speakers. In addition the charity events, sports, performing arts and links with the community further challenge and enrich every individual.
Clubs that are offered include:
Music: Choirs, Ensembles, Orchestras, Recorders, Ukulele
Sport: Athletics, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Multi-Sports, Netball, Running, Swimming, Tennis
Other: Art, Ballet, Chess, Construction, Craft, Dance, Gardening, ICT, Poetry
Many trips are planned throughout the School to support topics and enrich the curriculum. These range from visits to places of worship to theatres, field studies to aquariums, art galleries to garden centres.
Class ‘sleepovers’ on the School site are very popular where the pupils develop their team building skills, taking part in activities such as blind folded obstacle courses, camp fire singing, night walks, cookery and circus skills. Trips from Year 3 to 6 include residential stays at activity centres and an action packed visit to London.
The learning of comparative religions is enhanced by visiting speakers from local places of worship. Authors, story tellers, musicians, ‘Thinktank’ scientists, team builders are further examples of some of the exciting guests we welcome into the School as part of our Enrichment Programme.
Dance and Drama are taught in the Saint Martin’s Art Centre by specialist teachers. The girls are thrilled to have the opportunity to dance and perform in our Dance Studio and Theatre. They also visit local theatres to enjoy pantomimes and plays.
Sport is an important part of the curriculum. All Physical Education and swimming is taught within the School day by specialist teachers. The children compete regularly in House competitions, local Solihull Borough Tournaments as well as against other Independent Schools. There is a wide range of opportunities for pupils to join extra-curricular sporting activities. Sports clubs are organised throughout the year where all are welcome to attend.