Across the academic year, pupils take part in a number of school trips to enhance their classroom learning. In addition, children are offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra-curricular clubs, before and after the school day. Our clubs take place both on site and across the local Gosfield community.
Extra-curricular lessons in subjects such as Music, Art and Sport help extend our children’s confidence beyond the classroom. Each individual has the opportunity to develop their strengths and to discover new talents and interests. Lessons vary each term but during the year will include Homework Club, Fencing, Golf, Dance, Tennis, Art, Chess, Choirs, Cross Country, Cookery, Football and many more.
Residential trips are also a great way to form new skills. Pupils gain a whole range of interpersonal skills including leadership abilities, team building, trust and respect. They gain a whole range of experiences which leads to greater self confidence, self-esteem and resilience. We find that some children who don’t have much confidence in their abilities in class may excel on a residential trip which will improve their performance and friendships back at school.
In 2015/16 Year 5 had an overnight ‘Bushcraft’ experience in Hatfield Forest, where they stayed in a safari-style camp and enjoyed activities including bushcraft, wilderness cookery, fire lighting and orienteering. Year 6 went to PGL for a week long ‘Primary to Secondary Transition’ course to help them feel more confident, more self-aware and ready for anything. Even a new school! This was a multi-activity course, with four adventure sessions each day.