We have many extra-curricular clubs at Dane Royd!
We have many clubs on offer throughout the school year. This includes clubs such as craft club, multi-sports, netball, cooking and many more. We change the clubs on offer on a termly basis and ensure that children who are unsuccessful in getting into a club in the spring term are placed on a waiting list for the summer term. In addition to these clubs teachers will be asking groups of children to take part in specialist extra-curricular clubs to support key areas of learning.
In addition to the clubs we run, there are multiple sporting fixtures for the football and netball league as well as inter school competitions for children in Years 1 to 6 that run throughout the school year.
Our PE curriculum closely follows the fixtures that have been set. All of the PE teachers working in the Kettlethorpe Pyramid of Schools form a working party to produce an annual timetable of tournaments and sporting fixtures.
Our school choir also participate in music festivals as well as singing at local events such as Hall Green Community Center events.
Parents have asked if we can run additional clubs to our current offering, however, with staff delivering clubs, attending competitions and attending staff meetings, there just are not enough days in the week for us to take on additional clubs. We are limited for sporting clubs due to there only being one sports hall in the school, currently football and netball take place outdoors to allow the hall to be timetabled after school for multi sports. Mr Mensah currently works until 4.20pm allowing us to offer his 5 clubs 5 days per week. However all other staff members volunteer to lead clubs in their own time. I am sure parents and pupils are delighted that so many of our staff give up their own time every week to provide clubs for our children.
In our recent parent survey, multi sports was found to be a huge hit with parents and children. Parents are keen for their children to try as many new sports as possible and for children to have to opportunity to develop new skills and take part in competitive game situations.