The school has a rich and varied extra curricular programme which all children access. Lunchtime and afterschool clubs are well attended and change according to pupil interest and participation. School also provides many extra-curricular trips to promote interpersonal, sporting and academic development.
Performance Clubs & Activities
The school is committed to the development of performing arts across the school. Drama Club runs as an afterschool club for juniors and senior school. Major productions are put on for the whole school in summer and at Christmas.
Choir and further music and performance activities are led by Mr Boardman at lunchtimes.
Music Tuition is available for all pupils across a range of instruments as soon as a pupil can demonstrate the physical capability to attempt their instrument of choice.
Lunchtime and after school clubs running for 2012/13 include: -Chess & Board Games Club (Junior & Secondary)
Baking Club (Infant & Junior)
Science Club (Junior)
Art Club (Junior & Secondary)
Sports Club (Junior & Secondary)
Dance Tuition (Primary)
Instrumental Ensemble (All)
ICT Club (Infants)
Fencing Club (Junior & Secondary)
School Magazine (Secondary with primary contributions)
Recent Extra-Curricular Acivities
Xmas 2012 - School Production 'Scrooge'
The Xmas 2012 production of Scrooge was great fun for everyone participating and concluded to rave reviews from parents and guests.
February 2012 - Ski-ing in Pila Italy.
Another terrific year of skiing in the Aosta valley. Some of the Yr 7-10 pupils are becoming highly skilled on teh slopes with several of the children in teh advanced group tearing down the black slopes!
Next year we shall be flying out to France for a higher altitude venue with greater range of slopes!
December 2011 - Xmas Production 'Little Red Riding Hood' and an Infant production of 'Eddie the Penguin'
February 2011 – Ski-ing in Pila Italy
This year twenty pupils from years 5-10 went on the annual ski-ing trip to Pila in the Aosta valley. Everyone (apart from Mr Ruaux) was a complete beginner and had a terrific time. By the end of the weeks ski-ing every pupil without exception had made fabulous progress and achieved two or three star awards. Bowing to pupil pressure the school has immediately re-booked for next years trip.
December 2010 – School Xmas Production – Hansel & Gretel
Another outstanding drama production was staged at Albany Science College for the Xmas break. All pupils in school from Reception to Year 9 contributed to the production either in the main performance, supporting musical or drama activities or as techincal support.
The outcome was a magnificent event which marked the perfect ending to the school term and commencement of the festive season.
December 2010 – School & Nursery Christmas Fayre
July 2010 (14th) Bastille Day at Rivington Park!
July 2010 – Senior School Trip to Alton Towers
July 2010 – Junior School Trip to the Forbidden Corner (Yr 6)
July 2010 – Sports Day
May 2010 – Yr 5-6 Outdoor Pursuits Residential
This year the Outdoor Pursuit programme was a themed spy mission. The group prepared for their first briefing to find out how they were to help HM Intelligence services defuse an imminent threat to National Security! They were tasked with a range of challenges to secure key components of a highly dangerous device which ultimatley had to be assembled and detonated to destroy the biohazard which it represented.
Technical experts made available to the children helped support them on their canoeing, abseiling, gorge walking and other tasks which were necessary to secure the various component that made up the device.
May 2010 – Year 8-9 Duke of Edinburgh Training Expedition – Lake District
The Year 8-9 Group had a terrific D of E training weekend in stunning weather conditions. Having scaled Cat Bells and enjoyed a wild camp within striking distance of the summit some interpid adventurers bivvied out on the hillside with Mr Ruaux.
Not all stuck out the whole night however! Tents obviously seemed a more attractive option after a few hours! A brilliant navigation effort from the boys group and some true grit shown by the girls group!
The main training expedition will take place around Rivington in the Autumn Term with the Bronze assessed expedition completed in Summer 2011.
A small group of students from other schools who are members of the Fencing Club have decided to join the training programme and go for direct entry into the Silver award. They will join our pupils as part of the next training programme.
Environment Enrichment 2010
Supported by holiday club and afterschool children the environmental aganda has really started to take off in school.
Children have fully participtaed in the design (and..digging…!!!), involved in settng up the new vegetable, herb and chicken areas in the grounds!!! Establishing links with other organisation the pupils are rapidly expanding their plans to include themed agricultural areas (eg medieval vegetable/ herb garden, WW2 self sufficiency garden etc etc). School is currently exploring links with small scale organic farming.
Chickens for school!!
Children have recently attended Clitheroe agricultural auctions and forged links with a delightful poultry farm in Poulton.
Watch out for developing forums and links relating to chicken welfare, breeding and husbandry!!
Rumours of jam making, fruit pies, elderflower fizz etc are beginning to take firm root in school!! Where is this project going to end?
December 2009 – Xmas Production ‘Cinders’
The stunning production of Cinders was attended by over 100 parents, guests and friends of the school. This combined primary and secondary production was widely raegarded as our most succesful performance to date. Outstanding dramatic performances were very much the order of the day and left the audience completely enthralled!
Our Reception intake made several appearances throughout the performance and proved complete scene stealers. Tremendous singing from all the cast, great costumes and superb stage scenery!!
A terrific evenings entertainment and I can confirm that Mrs Ruaux has already identified next years production script and promises even more surprised next Christmas!
October 2009 – Year 8 – Geography River Study