Here at Croft Community School we believe that After School clubs can have a hugely positive effect on our children.
Mixing with existing friends in a new environment helps children learn to share and appreciate each other’s talents and abilities.
Engaging with new friends and being in a productive environment helps strengthen confidence and independence. When they all have something in common (a passion for gymnastics, art, outdoor crafts), children have a head-start on forming new friendships. Getting to know children outside their existing group encourages their sense of independence.
Realising they’re good at something boosts a child’s enthusiasm and confidence in the classroom. Even if an after-school activity is not directly related to classwork, it can give children a renewed enthusiasm for a subject in more subtle ways. Discovering that they have a talent for or just enjoy performing in a drama club, for example, can do wonders for confidence in speaking up in class, or could inspire their creative writing.
There are currently three after school clubs at Croft that are run by staff who work at the school. Film club takes part on a Tuesday night, Wednesday night is Dance and Music Club and Thursday night is Craft Club.
Due to the high numbers and the age ranges of our students the Film club will run as Primary for one term and then Secondary.
The cost of the After School Clubs is £2 for each club, this is to cover the costs of the popcorn for Film Club and the materials for Craft Club.
It is vital that children are picked up at 4.15 as there will be no staff available after this time to look after them.
Every term a letter will come home describing the club and the days that it is running on. Once these have been collated a confirmation letter and text will be sent home confirming your child’s place.
If your child is not staying behind for After School clubs, you must inform the school before the taxis leave at 2.55 or your son/daughter will be put on their normal transport.