Beyond the Classroom
Pelican School

Our extra-curricular provision is broad and provides the opportunity for children to try a wide range of activities and start new hobbies.

We currently offer chess, kung fu, ballet, gymnastics, multi-sports, drama, music, all led by specialist coaches and teachers.

The children love the change of focus and enjoy mixing across their year or key stage group. In some clubs there is the opportunity to work towards nationally recognised awards such as Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams and BAGA gym awards.

In addition to classroom drama sessions, all year groups participate in a variety of performances for friends and family.

We hope to instil a lifelong love of music in our pupils. Our specialist music teacher leads our Pelican Singers for all those in Years 1 and 2 who would like to join in. Children have the opportunity to compose music together and learn notation, as well as develop their singing skills.

From Year 1 children may also have individual instrumental lessons in the piano, violin and recorder.

Children play in assemblies and there are annual recitals.

We recognise the importance of a healthy lifestyle, with a healthy body and mind. Physical development goes hand-in-hand with academic development at the Pelican.

We have specialist PE, gymnastics, kung fu and dance coaching from Reception to Year 2, while Sports Day is one of the highlights of the Pelican calendar.

The school’s aim to encourage endeavour and breadth and balance is fully realised through a vast range of extra-curricular activities which complement and enrich the pupils’ academic studies.

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