After School Activities
Extra-curricular activities support and enrich children’s learning experience at King’s Hall, particularly in the prep when many children are still full of energy at the end of the school day. Visitors to school between 4.45 and 5.30pm on any Tuesday, Thursday or Friday during term time will be greeted by the sights and sounds of children enjoying themselves as they pursue one of a wide range of after school hobbies.
Some hobbies are for children with particular passions or talents. Specialist Art and Technology hobbies provide a regular time slot in which those children who are particularly gifted can work on scholarship projects. Instrumentalists at Grade One or above have the opportunity to attend Orchestra; others may be invited to join the Chamber Choir who perform at various events and venues.
Many students are keen to try new things. Currently, the school offers tae kwon do, yoga and fencing for example, taught by outside experts. Again, the opportunity exists to participate in shows and performances and to work towards grades.
Although Sport is very much part of the school curriculum, pupils of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to participate in a more informal setting during hobby time with specialist coaches. Hockey, rugby, netball, athletics, rounders, tennis, football and cricket are all offered during hobby time according to the season. The junior year groups benefit from specialist football coaching.
We are very fortunate at our school to have a number of dedicated staff who have interests beyond their classroom subjects, and who are prepared to give up their time to encourage children’s interests in subjects such as archery, junior and senior baking, crafts, photography, mural painting, bridge and golf.
Hobbies develop and reinforce positive relationships between children and staff outside the normal classroom disciplines, helping to foster the sense of community on which we pride ourselves at King’s Hall.