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Extra-Curricular Activities

Pupils at Waterside Primary Academy have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities during their time at school — from sport, music and drama to personal development and our new JASS Programme (Junior Awards Scheme for Schools)

Our current programme of activities for Autumn Term 2020 can be found here - Autumn Clubs Programme

There are a whole range of benefits that come from involvement in these clubs, we explore a few below.

Our extensive extra curricular programme aims to:

  1. Help children build skills outside of the classroom - In addition to building skills within a specific discipline, extracurricular activities are great for developing general academic and soft skills. Think debating for public speaking, academic competitions for exam strategies and sport for teamwork. Balancing a number of commitments can help to improve your child’s time management skills, while finding an area they enjoy or excel at can boost self-confidence.
  2. Provide a productive break from study - Weekly activities can offer a welcome break from studies and homework. Depending on your child’s interests, they may provide the chance to get outside and exercise, see friends, pursue a hobby or simply relax and refresh their mind. They also help limit the time your child is spending in front of a TV or computer screen.
  3. Open children's minds to new interests - While children at Waterside Primary Academy usually have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of subject areas through core and foundation subjects, extracurricular activities allow students to explore an interest in more depth than what is covered in class — or maybe even find a completely new interest that they wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise. They can also provide a great chance for children to broaden their perspective of the world, particularly those involved in volunteering.
  4. Provide Social Opportunities - Being part of a group or team provides a sense of belonging, with extracurricular activities offering an opportunity for your child to interact with others with similar interests and potentially build friendships outside of their usual circle

Note: Wraparound Care - We also offer a Breakfast Club and Evening provision (Night Owls) until 5.30pm daily. Please visit the Wraparound Care page for further details about this club.