At Park School we want children to have a well-rounded education that includes extra-curricular subjects with opportunities to perform music and drama as well as sports and wider cultural activities.
Ofsted’s new handbook stipulates that, among many other things, schools will now be judged on how well they give pupils, “the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.” Academic achievement is no longer enough to secure the best jobs and life chances. We want to ensure that every Park School girl leaves with the skills, vocabulary and knowledge to help them confidently and effectively progress and shine in a world where soft-skills are more valued than ever.
Park School has an ongoing extra-curricular programme with a wide range of clubs under the umbrella term of “enrichment”. A comprehensive list of clubs follows and includes something for everyone. ‘Hearts, Minds and Souls’ is our motto and this term, amongst many other choices, we are offering Speed Walking and Table Tennis for the heart, Board Games, Coding, First Aid and Touch Typing for the mind and Photography, Music/Percussion, knitting, cooking and Film Club for the soul.
Watch this space for Club of the Week which will add colour and some personal reflections on the girls’ experiences.
- Speed Walking
- Touch Typing
- Film Club
- First Aid
- Board Games
- Table Tennis
- Board Games
We have been lucky in our Enrichment Coding class this year to have a fantastic volunteer from the Code Club who has worked with us before. Diane has worked hard to develop a programme that fits into the half term slots and ensures the girls have time to learn, however much experience they have had of coding already. The girls in the current group already have good knowledge in this area, so they have been introduced to Logo to create elaborate shapes and patterns. We look forward to seeing the end results before half term.
Set out below are comments from some of the girls who have been participating in Table Tennis Club.
‘It is fun and challenging in a competitive yet friendly environment.’ Year 9
‘It is a different sport to learn. I have developed my skills each week.’ Year 7
‘I think it is fun to compete with other year groups, it makes me feel happy and confident.’ Year 8
‘I look forward to table tennis each week it is an opportunity to interact with other people.’ Year 8