Beyond The Classroom
Our co-curricular provision represents a substantial part of our children’s educational experience, involving activities that take place beyond the academic curriculum – and pretty much always outside the classroom. We see co-curricular as an essential part of the St. Edmund’s learning experience, offering our pupils the opportunity to learn about life in its broader context; its challenges and opportunities, how to respond to successes and occasional disappointments, and most importantly how to adopt the mantra of ‘give everything a try’.
After-school activities on offer may be sporting, artistic, dramatic, creative, musical or cultural in nature and are led by our energetic and committed teaching staff. Occasionally, our programme may be supported by outside experts in which case a charge is made to parents; otherwise all our after-school activities are offered as an integral part of the St.Edmund's experience.
We are passionate about learning beyond the classroom. As such, each year group visits places of interest throughout the academic year. This brings pupils’ learning to life and contextualises their knowledge in relation to the wider world that surrounds them. Theatre trips and educational day trips all stimulate and inspire both pupils and staff.
After School Activities
On five evenings a week there is a programme of after school clubs which provide opportunities to develop skills and try new activities. These cover a range of areas and interests including sport, music, IT, drama and dance. Activities are changed termly and reflect the interests and enthusiasm of pupils and the staff running them. Please see the PDF below with the latest schedule.
Guest Speakers and Community Events
We invite guest speakers to interest and challenge our pupils. In addition to hosting our own guests, Lower Prep School pupils are regularly visited by speakers as part of the school programme, giving access to a fascinating range of subjects. Recent visitors have included authors and James Taylor (author of Iguana Boy) and Kathryn Evans (author of Beauty Sleep) who visited the School as part of our World Book Week programme as well as Zoo Lab UK.
St Edmund’s Theme Nights are the highlight in the school calendar. Fancy running around our beautiful 40-acre site in the dark playing The Great Escape, playing Quidditch on the Top Field or jumping in our TARDIS and into the time vortex? Our Theme Nights are incredibly popular and we can have almost 200 children from Form 3 upwards playing some awesome games right around the school which makes for an incredible evening and makes lots of memories for our pupils that they talk about for years to come.
Our year group Activity Nights involve an evening spent with classmates taking on numerous fun activities. Laser tag in the dark, giant inflatables, nerf gun games and dodgeball are the most popular and no two Activity Nights are the same.
Pupils can come along to enjoy an age-appropriate film at our St. Edmund’s Film Nights! We carefully choose the film choice to ensure children get to see some classic films that they might otherwise miss. Children have dinner before the start of the film and ice cream during the interval.