Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be given the chance to sign up to an extra-curricular activity on Monday 18th September.
Clubs at White Court School are offered voluntarily by all teaching staff.
There is a range of activities which include:
–  the School Netball and Football Team which compete in local leagues *
–  a choir which culminates in a visit to the Barbican.
–  many clubs for children to learn and experience new skills.

Activities offered this term:     Click here

We will encourage children to have 2 or 3 choices in mind before signing up, so they are not disappointed.  Please also talk through these clubs with your children.

Clubs will be on the following days from 3.15 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. (unless otherwise stated on the consent form):

– Wednesday 27th September
– Wednesday 4th October
– Wednesday 11th October
– Wednesday 1st November
– Wednesday 8th November
– Wednesday 15th November
– Wednesday 22nd November
There will not be any clubs on 18th October due to Parents’ Evening.

Many thanks to the teachers that have volunteered to run one of these activities.

* To ensure the football team is selected in a fair and open manner, not on a first come, first served basis.  2 teachers voluntarily use their lunchtimes to hold trials in the Summer and Autumn terms.
Summer Term: One session will be for Year 5 (current Yr 4) children on pitch, one session will be for Year 6 (current Yr 5) children on pitch and one session will be for goalkeepers.  There are normally approximately 90 children (or over) that try out for the 18 available places.  From these 3 sessions, approximately 30 children will be invited back to the second round of trials in September.  Understandably, only how they perform at these trials can be taken into consideration, not how they play at weekends or who they play for.
Autumn Term: The same 2 teachers use their lunchtimes for another 2 sessions, one that is generally skill based and one that is game based.  From these 2 sessions, the final 18 children will be selected to represent the school.

For all of these sessions the staff give up their own time to try and select the right children, in the same way that they give up their own time to train the team and organise matches. We are very grateful towards our staff for this, as we know many schools now don’t have a school football team or extra curricular activities  because the staff are not willing to use up their own time when their current workload is already increasing in demands.