In addition to their academic studies, children are encouraged to participate in one or more of the extra-curricular clubs that Chartfield hosts. Below is a brief breakdown of some of the clubs we host:
Children learn to use different types of materials in various ways to create works of art.
In addition to learning French during as part of their school curriculum, children learn to speak common Spanish phrases and use vocabulary, such as greetings, describing colours, or counting, all in a fun way.
First Aid Club
The children learn all areas of first aid, from CPR, how to deal with burns, how to treat cuts and tend to broken limbs until professional help can arrive. One of our students recently put the skills she’d learned in First Aid Club into practice when aiding a parent who had suffered burns.
The skills of kicking and controlling a football, as well as passing, are taught, and then the children are offered the opportunity to try these out in small matches.
Choir & Ocarina Club take place during lunchtime, allowing the children to sing as a group, or learn to play the Ocarina.
For £2.50 a night, children can be left at school from 3.30-4.30 to enable them to complete their homework.
The School Council
The Chartfield School Council exists to enable the children to have a voice about how they would like to improve their school and its environment, as well as to find ways to help the community and even the wider world by saving energy, researching Fair Trade, or improving the school environment by cleaning up like during The Big Tidy Up, pictured below.
We were extremely proud, not only of the School Council, but of all members of the school as a whole, whose support of environmental issues, both here at school and in the wider community, was noted on in the 2011 Ofsted Report:
Pupils actively care for the environment by recycling paper, saving energy and writing to the local paper about local issues.
Ofsted Inspector Michèle Messaoudi, March 2011